Iowa may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.

Find Luxury Hotels in Des Moines, IA

Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide

Members save 10% more on select hotels, cars, activities and vacation rentals. Sign up.

Free cancellation on most hotels. Because flexibility matters.

Filter by

Popular filters
Star rating
Your budget
Guest rating
Payment type
Property type
Neighborhood
Popular locations
Meal plans available
Amenities
Accessibility
Trip type
Des Lux Hotel
3.5 out of 5
800 Locust St, Des Moines, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $139 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
4.7/5Exceptional! (889 reviews)

"It was amazing the fromt desk was so nice the room was so clean beds so comfy"…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2021

Des Lux Hotel
Hotel Renovo
4.5 out of 5
11167 Hickman Road, Urbandale, IA
The price is $116 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
4.6/5Exceptional! (546 reviews)

"Hotel seems new and updated but cleanliness of our room wasn't the best. Looked like someone just wiped around things"…"

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2020

Hotel Renovo
Hotel Pattee
3 out of 5
1112 Willis Ave, Perry, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $149 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
4.6/5Exceptional! (227 reviews)
Almost perfect

"Irish Room was lovely. Cleanliness-immaculate.Only problems were electrical. Main lighting in bathroom did not work. Got by with small plug-in lamp on counter. Reading light in ceiling did not work. Wud have preferred reading lamp on bedside table. Was offered another room, but didn't feel like moving. ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Hotel Pattee
You could be seeing lower prices

You could be seeing lower prices

With member prices, you could save 10% or more right now on thousands of properties.
Covered Bridge Inn
2.5 out of 5
1312 Cedar Bridge Rd., Winterset, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $89 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
4.5/5Wonderful! (264 reviews)

"####################################################"…"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2020

Covered Bridge Inn
Baymont by Wyndham Des Moines Airport
2.5 out of 5
6221 Willow Creek Ave, Des Moines, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $59 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
4.5/5Wonderful! (991 reviews)

"It's very hotel to spend complete security in the I definitely recommend the hotel"…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Baymont by Wyndham Des Moines Airport
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ankeny-Des Moines
2.5 out of 5
2402 Se Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA
Free Cancellation
The price is $90 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
4.5/5Wonderful! (310 reviews)
Quiet Needed

"The hotel is nice, beds comfy. Restaurants within walking distance. The 2nd night we had late night running and jumping overhead for around two hours. This was disappointing as we had requested a quiet location. There needs to be a wing reserved for those who want quiet."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ankeny-Des Moines
Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Des Moines West
2.5 out of 5
7225 Vista Dr, West Des Moines, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $67 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
4.4/5Excellent! (994 reviews)

"Easy access to food and local shopping centers. Easy walking areas for my dog!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Des Moines West
Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown
3.5 out of 5
101 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $110 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
4.4/5Excellent! (998 reviews)

"Nice hotel so quiet, as no one was around. Parking price was way too high $15 😡"…"

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Des Moines West Clive
3 out of 5
1520 Nw 114th St, Clive, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $71 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
4.3/5Excellent! (463 reviews)

"The front desk attendant was wonderful! She was very friendly and helpful during my stay. The room was nice, property well attended to and the area was quiet and calm."…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Des Moines West Clive
SpringHill Suites Des Moines West
3 out of 5
1236 Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $80 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
4.2/5Excellent! (838 reviews)
reat hotel

"It was great very relaxful"…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

SpringHill Suites Des Moines West
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Des Moines Airport
2 out of 5
1901 Hackley Ave, Des Moines, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $51 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
4.1/5Very Good! (994 reviews)

"The bed and pillows were very comfy. The room was nice and quiet. The bathroom had one of the heat lamps which was really nice and warm when I got out of shower. The room had a refrigerator and microwave. It is an older property but, it was clean."…"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2021

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Des Moines Airport
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Des Moines West Clive
2.5 out of 5
1390 Nw 118th St, Clive, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $66 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
3.9/5Good! (992 reviews)
Three fantastic nights 🌙

"Excellent experience in a clean, cozy and friendly hotel. The cleanliness was absolutely fantastic! 5 stars for friendliness, ambience and cleanliness. Thanks!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Des Moines West Clive
Cozy Rest Motel
2 out of 5
2316 Southeast 14th Street, Des Moines, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $60 per night from Feb 15 to Feb 16
3.8/5Good! (449 reviews)

"Fantastic clean and well priced hotel. It was a great deal."…"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2020

Cozy Rest Motel
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Colfax/Newton
2 out of 5
11000 Federal Avenue, Colfax, IA
The price is $47 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
3.7/5Good! (316 reviews)

"The property was great. The staff was so kind. Room was clean. It was a wonderful stay."…"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2020

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Colfax/Newton
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Des Moines/Merle Hays Road
2 out of 5
4755 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $45 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
3.6/5Good! (996 reviews)

"Provided what we needed. Do not want to add to this. Should not be required a 50 word mimum."…"

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2021

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Des Moines/Merle Hays Road
Motel 6 West Des Moines, IA
2 out of 5
7655 Office Plaza Dr N, West Des Moines, IA
Free Cancellation
The price is $44 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
3.6/5Good! (988 reviews)

"Good staff. Only complaint is it snowed and the plow left a huge snow bank behnd my car."…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2021

Motel 6 West Des Moines, IA
Sterling Hotel and Suites
3 out of 5
11428 Forest Ave, Clive, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $64 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
3.5/5Good! (991 reviews)

"The room has a full kitchen and full size refrigerator that work well. Also a wood burning fireplace."…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Sterling Hotel and Suites
Ramada by Wyndham Ankeny
3 out of 5
133 SE Delaware Avenue, Ankeny, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $59 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
3.3/5 (995 reviews)

"Our only problem was the heating wasn’t working well in that room, so they just put us in a different room. Very helpful about everything."…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Ramada by Wyndham Ankeny
Days Inn by Wyndham West Des Moines
2 out of 5
1258 8th St, West Des Moines, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $47 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
3.1/5 (992 reviews)

"I like the pool and the non smoking and rooms were big"…"

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham West Des Moines
Colfax Inn
2 out of 5
1402 N Walnut St, Colfax, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $49 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
3/5 (995 reviews)

"They didn’t talk much, had a July calendar up and this was August 14, took our charge card behind the wall instead of at front counter. looked through several envelops to match the room number. Room was ok but had stains on sheets."…"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2020

Colfax Inn
Don't see what you're looking for?
We've got more Luxury Hotels. Find the right one for you.
View all properties
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top 4 Star Hotels in Des Moines

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Looking for a great accommodation for your luxury getaway to Des Moines? Use Expedia to help you arrange a flight to Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) airport, and then choose from a variety of places to stay that will deliver the luxury you want. Amenities are important when you plan a trip, so we make it easy to find what you'd like to make your stay relaxing and comfortable. If you want an upscale hotel with a spa, an indoor pool, or luxury bedding, Expedia can assist you in finding the best luxury hotel experience that Des Moines offers. Known for its live music and festivals, Des Moines also has some interesting things to see and do including Science Center of Iowa and Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, so you may want to take in the local sights during your visit.

When to Visit Des Moines

Here's what you can expect the weather to be like while you are staying in Des Moines:

  • Hottest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average temperature of 84°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, December, and November, with an average temperature of 17°F
  • Driest months: January, February, December, and November, with an average rainfall of 1.48 inches
  • Rainiest months: June, May, July, and August, with an average rainfall of 4.57 inches

Exploring Des Moines

Enjoy all that Des Moines has to offer and visit Science Center of Iowa, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, and Iowa State Capitol Building. If you have spare time during your trip, you might want to make a stop at Salisbury House and Des Moines Art Center.

Other things that make Des Moines special are the:
  • Sports
  • Festivals
  • Live music
  • Theater
  • Biking
  • Restaurants

More trip options

Frequently asked questions

Are you looking for a luxury hotel for your Des Moines vacation?
Travel to Des Moines Intl. Airport (DSM) Airport and then treat yourself to a stay at one of 43 Des Moines luxury hotels. Known for its live music and festivals, Des Moines also has some interesting things to see and do including Wells Fargo Arena and Iowa State Fairgrounds, so you may want to take in the local sights during your visit.
What's the best high-end hotel in Des Moines?
Revel Hotel Des Moines Urbandale, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is a 4.5-star hotel with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for an elegant place to stay. Another upscale choice for your stay is Hotel Renovo.
How many luxury hotels can I expect to find in Des Moines?
Lie in the lap of luxury during your getaway to Des Moines in one of Expedia’s 43 luxury hotels.
When can I expect good weather in Des Moines?
Planning for the weather is an important factor for making your trip to Des Moines a success, especially when you’re splurging. The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 72°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 29°F. The snowiest months in Des Moines are January, April, November, and October, with each month seeing an average of 7 inches of snowfall.
What's there to see and do in Des Moines?
Enjoy all that Des Moines has to offer when you visit Wells Fargo Arena, Iowa State Fairgrounds, and Adventureland. If you have spare time during your trip, you might want to make a stop at Des Moines Civic Center and Iowa Events Center.