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"We were one block from the farmers market and three miles from the state fair. Great experience wonderful staff. Just check thermostat as we slept wi ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 25 Aug 2015

Hotel Description

3.5-star Art Deco hotel near Science Center of Iowa

Downtown Des Moines stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this Court Avenue Entertainment District hotel, you'll find Des Moines Civic Center and Science Center of Iowa. Wells Fargo Arena and Iowa Events Center are also within half a mile (1 km).

Renovated in 2018

This hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 7 conference rooms, 24-hour business center, and free airport shuttle. A free area shuttle is offered as well.

Comfy beds, WiFi

Boasting comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, the 209 guestrooms also offer 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and hair dryers are also available.

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$129* Per night/room Oct 12 - Oct 13

Studio, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Club Room, 2 Double Beds (Club Level)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Club Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel

Everyone (5) Family (1)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 1, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 8, 2019 by Tara

Thank you for the review.

4 out of 5
So close to Civic Center, restaurants and coffee shops. Beautiful updated decor!

Posted by on Mar 24, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 25, 2019 by Tara

Thank you so much for your review. We are excited that you love the hotel, area and renovation. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

5 out of 5
Everything was nice I didn’t realize they didn’t have a pool and was hoping to use one...

Posted by on Mar 17, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 25, 2019 by Tara

Sorry about the lack of pool as we closed ours in 2014. Thank you for the review though and we look forward to having you back as a guest.

1 out of 5

Second day room was not cleaned until 5:20.

Front desk people don't know what's going on or what to do about it.

Posted by , from amarillo tx on Oct 25, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 30, 2015 by Mark

Dear S. I am sorry to hear that there was an issue with getting your room cleaned in a timely manner. We pride ourselves on having a very good Style department who normally take exceptional care in each of their rooms. I know that I cannot undo the experience that you had, but I can and will offer my most sincere apologies.

5 out of 5

Great location for walking to the farmers market

We were one block from the farmers market and three miles from the state fair. Great experience wonderful staff. Just check thermostat as we slept with air conditioning running all night long at 50 degrees.

Posted by , from b on Aug 25, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 27, 2015 by Mark

B - thank you for the great review. I do apologize for the Air Conditioning issues that experienced. As part of our renovation project, we are replacing the AC units in every room so be sure to see us again!

4 out of 5

Great hotel historic downtown

Pros: location to downtown activities
Cons: under construction
Location: Saturday street market
Enjoyed the Sunday morning buffet,wonderful omelets

Posted by , from Peoria,Il on Jun 29, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 20, 2015 by Mark

Great to hear from our Guests from Peoria! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again real soon!

2 out of 5

Acceptable hotel, unacceptable staff

The Renaissance Savery is a hotel with great potential, in an excellent location. It's clean and nicely decorated. My room was airy and comfortable. But the staff is nasty. I had paid for other rooms for family members. On the morning of checkout, the hotel slid individual bills under each door, which led my family to think that I had NOT paid for their rooms, which necessitated an explanation from me that everything was paid in advance, followed by awkwardness about rates, and grandma wanting to pay for part of her room, etc. Ugh. It was very uncomfortable and ridiculous that it happened. When I complained to Guest Services, I was first told that it was the fault of the security guards who deliver the bills, then I was coldly told that it's policy to deliver bills to every room, regardless of who paid for it. I told her that the policy was rude and caused a lot of discomfort for me and my family. She didn't care. If you have a complaint (and you likely will), be prepared to be treated like garbage. There were issues with two other members of the staff, as well, but this was the one that I'm still fuming about. I won't stay at the Renaissance Savery again.

Posted by on Feb 13, 2011

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4 out of 5

One of the best

I travel to Des Moines for business every month. I chose this hotel for the location and service. They have also recently renovated hotel and I see changes everytime I visit. New restaurant and fitness center is fabulous. I highly recommend it. I heard they even have rooms with two baths which would be great if I was traveling with family.

Posted by on Aug 19, 2009

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2 out of 5

One of the worst hotel stays ever!

My husband and I stayed in the ""king sized suite"" on the night of our wedding and assumed this room would have a king sized bed. We were suprised to find that the room actually had a double bed. The bed was not only smaller than we wanted but was also very uncomfortable. The bathroom was also extremely small and didn't appear to be very clean. It was lterally one of the smallest bathrooms I have ever seen. Since we didn't check in until after our wedding reception we weren't able to switch to a room with a bigger bed and the hotel staff didn't do much to remedy the situation. They advised they would have the hotel manager call us which never happened. For the money they charge I would have rather stayed at Hotel Fort Des Moines or the Marriott, as both of those hotels have better parking and are also closer to some of the downtown restaurants.

Posted by on Nov 7, 2008

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3 out of 5

Hotel

We stayed at this hotel for the weekend. Its hard to find and when we finally got into our room it was just a room. It was so small we couldn't belive it. We had a room that the bed took up most of the space. A bathroom was connected to the room. The water would turn cold in the shower. It was a fancy looking room, but too small for what we paid for it. The only good thing was we got free valet survice for our stay and it was close to the Wells Fargo Center where the Rodeo was that we were down there for. I would not choose to stay in this hotel again I would rather stay at the Super 8 and get a room that I probably would pay less for. We paid 262 for two nights. Way to much for this small room.

Posted by on May 10, 2008

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About the Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel

Location 401 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. A computer station is on site and WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. Event space at this hotel measures 12451 square feet (1157 square meters) and includes conference space. A 24-hour fitness center, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel. An area shuttle within 2 miles and a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) are free. Parking is available for a fee. A complete renovation of Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel was completed in October 2018. This Art Deco Des Moines hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 209 guestrooms or units
  • 11 levels
  • 12451 sq ft of conference space
  • 1157 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1919
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free area shuttle
  • Snack bar/deli

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) (7.9 km / 4.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle and area shuttle within 2 miles
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel offers 209 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 49-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Scopri Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Coda Lounge - This bar specializes in Italian cuisine and serves light fare only. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility without adult supervision.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Airport shuttle service is offered on request from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Union Pay
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 18.00 for adults and USD 12.00 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 9.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 9.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 25 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Nearby parking fee: USD 10 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation on arrival with your arrival details.
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