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Des Lux Hotel

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Lobby sitting area
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Flat-screen TV
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board

Overview of Des Lux Hotel

Des Lux Hotel

3.5 star property

9.4/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Gym
800 Locust St, Des Moines, IA, 50309

Explore the area

  • Popular Location801 Grand3 min walk
  • Popular LocationIowa Events Center13 min walk
  • Popular LocationWells Fargo Arena14 min walk
  • AirportDes Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.)13 min drive

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About this area

Des Moines

Des Lux Hotel is located in Downtown Des Moines, a neighborhood in Des Moines, and is near the airport. Outlets of Des Moines and Jordan Creek Town Center are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Iowa State Fairgrounds and Blank Park Zoo. Check out an event or a game at Wells Fargo Arena, and consider making time for Adventureland, a top attraction not to be missed. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including outlet shopping and winery tours.

What's nearby

  • Ruan Center - 2 min walk
  • 801 Grand - 3 min walk
  • Des Moines Public Library - 5 min walk
  • Iowa Events Center - 13 min walk
  • Wells Fargo Arena - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Des Moines International Airport (DSM) - 12 min drive


  • 801 Chophouse - 2 min walk
  • Starbucks - 3 min walk
  • Centro - 3 min walk
  • South Union Bread Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Django - 4 min walk

About this property

Des Lux Hotel

3.5-star hotel located in Downtown Des Moines
Located close to Iowa Events Center and Wells Fargo Arena, Des Lux Hotel provides free continental breakfast, a free roundtrip airport shuttle, and a hair salon. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna or steam room, and indulge in a massage.In addition to dry cleaning/laundry services and a fireplace in the lobby, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Valet parking (surcharge), an area shuttle, and luggage storage
  • A front desk safe, a 24-hour front desk, and smoke-free premises
  • Tour/ticket assistance, a porter/bellhop, and a computer station
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the helpful staff and walkable location
Room features
All 51 rooms feature comforts such as air conditioning, as well as perks like free WiFi and desk chairs. Guest reviews highly rate the spacious rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and shower/tub combinations
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC), SafeStay (AHLA - USA), and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Covered self parking on site (USD 10.00 per day)
  • Valet parking on site (USD 25 per night)
  • Extended parking on site (USD 13 per night)
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • Onsite parking options include a garage
  • Free roundtrip airport shuttle from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Area shuttle

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily
  • 1 bar

Restaurants on site

  • Des Lux Bar

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Spa services
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Meeting room


  • Massages


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Elevator
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Romance packages available
  • Shared microwave
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator


  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.00 per night
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Covered self parking fee: USD 10.00 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 25 per night
  • Extended parking fee: USD 13 per night
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Parking height restrictions apply
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Lux Hotel Des Moines
Lux Des Moines
Suites Of 800 Locust Hotel Des Moines
Hotel Of 800 Locust
Des Lux Hotel Des Moines, Iowa
Hotel Of 800 Locust
Des Lux Hotel Hotel
Des Lux Hotel Des Moines
Des Lux Hotel Hotel Des Moines
Suites Of 800 Locust Hotel Des Moines

Frequently asked questions

Is Des Lux Hotel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Des Lux Hotel?

As of Feb 1, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Des Lux Hotel on Feb 2, 2023 start from $189.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Des Lux Hotel?

Self parking is available for USD 10.00 per day. Valet parking is available for USD 25 per night. Extended parking is available for USD 13 per night. Limited spots are available.

What time is check-in at Des Lux Hotel?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Des Lux Hotel?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Does Des Lux Hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's a free airport shuttle that runs 7:30 AM–9:00 PM on request.

Where is Des Lux Hotel located?

Located in Downtown Des Moines, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Iowa Events Center and Wells Fargo Arena. Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden and Iowa State Fairgrounds are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Des Lux Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Des Lux Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Des Lux Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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10/10 Excellent

Billi Jo

Business traveler, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Love this place! Service is excellent. Room was very original and thoughtfully put together. Location was excellent with many restaurants, ads and shops nearby. Would definitely stay here again.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Such a great place! An amazing & unique spot. Staff was wonderful, decor was perfectly funky, and the room was exquisite! There were only two minor hiccups. At checkin we were told that the hotel bar opened at 4PM and would stay open until 10-11PM. It was a Sunday evening, so that is perfectly acceptable. We were in town for an event at the Performing Arts Center and upon arriving back at the hotel at 9PM, it was closed. After a few minutes, there were at least 3 other couples that had returned to the hotel asking the same. It wasn’t a huge deal, but we just would’ve stopped on our way back to the hotel instead of venturing back out. We stayed for breakfast the next morning. Perfectly fine complimentary breakfast, better than most! My issue wasn’t with that, but with the fact that the restrooms in the lobby were roped off and there wasn’t anyone at the front desk to assist. And having already checked out, it put us in a little bit of a quandary. They weren’t being cleaned and both the men’s and the women’s were blocked.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A wonderful place to stay. The front desk staff was fabulous. They gave us dinner recommendations, drove us to dinner, we called when finishes and they picked us back up. They had a wonderful complimentary breakfast the next morning as well. The rooms were spacious, clean, and well appointed. Highly recommend!!
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is a lovely hotel, centrally located with very attentive staff!
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We had an amazing experience at this historic hotel! Kody was so friendly and helpful, and the hotel shuttle even dropped us off at a nearby restaurant. Our room had a huge two person whirlpool tub and a walk in shower, plus fireplace. We also took advantage of the hot tub, sauna and steam room downstairs (elevator shoots right down into the basement so you don’t have to walk through the lobby), and even received a couples massage for an additional charge. The hotel lounge and lobby also were so interesting and luxurious. Highly recommend this beautiful, romantic stay!

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is our second time staying at this charming and friendly hotel. The staff, to a person, are friendly, efficient and professional. The bar is fantastic, the bartender world class! We stopped here last winter out of necessity, on our way to Kansas City. This time, it became a destination for us. Love this hotel.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent

Kevin l

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Clean and safe area
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Large rooms and decor of the building was very cool.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

8/10 Good


Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Nice rooms, very clean, breakfast was great.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent

Santa Nichole, Reno

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Exceptional customer service and all the extras were amazing. Breakfast was great with many options. The hotel felt very cozy, but what made this place amazing was the staff! First time staying at Des Lux and will definitely return and recommend!