Room type

1 Dbl Wheelchair Access Non Smkg

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child)

Standard room

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children)

2 Double Beds Nonsmoking

Max Occupancy: 5 guests (up to 4 children)

One King Bed Non-Smoking

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children)

Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly Des Moines hotel in Downtown Des Moines, near Science Center of Iowa


This family-friendly hotel is located in the city center, within 1 mi (2 km) of Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Science Center of Iowa, and Des Moines Botanical Center. Iowa State Capitol Building is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) away.

Hotel Features

A restaurant, an indoor pool, and a fitness center are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a business center, and conference rooms.

Room Amenities

All 251 rooms provide free WiFi, room service, and cable TV. Guests will also find coffee makers, free newspapers, and hair dryers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Holiday Inn Downtown - Mercy Area features an indoor pool and a fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

Business-related amenities at this 3-star property consist of a business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 4290 square feet (386 square meters) include conference space. This family-friendly hotel also offers complimentary newspapers in the lobby, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary to guests at scheduled times. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Holiday Inn Downtown - Mercy Area is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Conference space 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 4290 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 386 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Number of floors - 10 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 7 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Total number of rooms - 251 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Pay movies 
  • Phone 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Room service (limited hours) 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge.

Maroneys Lounge - Onsite cocktail bar. Happy hour is offered.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center.


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 
  • Braille or raised signage 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

You need to know

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit 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.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 9.95 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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