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Des Moines Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Des Moines hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Does Expedia have vacation package deals to Des Moines?

Yes! Lock in a Des Moines vacation package on Expedia today! This is by far one of the easiest ways of saving money and time for your upcoming adventure.

How much can I save with a Des Moines vacation package?

Book your package on Expedia and gain savings of up to $583*! It really is that easy!

Can I choose my airline with a Des Moines Expedia vacation package?

We've got more than 550 partner airlines and 1,000,000 worldwide properties to choose from around the globe, which means your dream vacation is just at your fingertips!

Do I lose money if I change my mind after I have booked my Des Moines vacation package?

You can delay your travel bookings with us because we do not charge cancellation fees for almost all of our reservations.

What are the best places to visit in Des Moines?

Itinerary need filling up? Des Moines vacation all organized but don't know what to do when you get there? Let us make it simple.

You're going to find yourself surrounded by significant sights, such as the Blank Park Zoo and the Science Center of Iowa. If you're longing to squeeze the most out of your visit, be sure to drop by the Des Moines Art Center and the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

Check out the impressive range of flowers, plants and trees at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. If you like a challenge, try pronouncing their scientific names! Adventurers in this destination have heaps of options. It's difficult to comprehend how people in the past survived at home without all the modernized equipment we take for granted today. Peer inside Salisbury House and discover exactly how they did. Still have some time on your hands? Oh to be a fly on these walls! Just picture the important deals and impassioned arguments that have taken place at Iowa State Capitol Building. Catch a tour and get a closer look at this historically significant building.

What are the most popular activities for a Des Moines vacation?

You don't have to stay in fancy hotels or fly at the pointy end of the plane to have a great vacation. Just dive into all the extraordinary things you can do while you're there!

Kick off your adventure in Des Moines in fine style. Why don't you consider trying out an Operation City Quest of Des Moines, IA or an One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Des Moines, IA?

For the entire list of options, check out our Des Moines things to do page.

What types of accommodations are available in Des Moines?

A cozy mattress is all that's going to matter after a big day of awesome adventures in the state capital. Des Moines is home to 102 accommodations, so you'll have ample choices. Whether you're seeking cheap vacations or luxury getaways, Expedia can help.

The Des Lux Hotel (800 Locust St) and the Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown (101 E Locust St) decent accommodations. Why not take a look at the amenities and services and then decide?

Is there an airport in Des Moines?

Nobody likes standing around at the airport. But it's a small price to pay when you remember the trip that's waiting for you! Found 4 miles south of Des Moines, Des Moines International Airport (DSM) is the closest terminal.



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What are the advantages of a road trip to Des Moines? 

There’s nothing quite like a Des Moines road trip. And Expedia makes it easy for you to turn all those road trip ideas into reality. You can find cheap deals on hotels in Des Moines or bundle your hotels with car rentals to save even more. With our Des Moines packages, you’ll find hitting the highway for that road trip adventure is more affordable than ever.  

How to plan a road trip to Des Moines? 

Planning a road trip can feel daunting, especially when you’ll be making multiple bookings for your itinerary. But you can find car rentals in Des Moines and low rates on hotels all in one place— Expedia. How you plan your road trip depends on what’s important to you. People love to take road trips to experience the great outdoors, bond with friends or family and see more of the world. When planning, bundle your car rental and hotel into one discounted package to maximize savings on both. Or, leave room for spontaneity, booking what you need when you need it with our last-minute deals.  

What to do on a road trip to Des Moines? 

When taking a road trip adventure, it’s best to plan how you want to spend your time on your road trip itinerary. We don’t want you to miss out on any of the best things to do in Des Moines. You can book all the road trip activities on your Des Moines wishlist, and even plan activities along your route as well.  

How to rent a car for a road trip? 

For an epic road trip, you'll need the perfect car. Renting a car for a road trip is the best option that doesn’t put miles or strain on your vehicle, and especially when it's also so affordable. Because when you book on Expedia, it doesn't need to be expensive. You can pick up a cheap car rental and head out to one of these incredible vacation rentals in Des Moines. And when you bundle car rentals with hotel stays, you'll save even more on each part of your journey.


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Best Lodging Options Near Des Moines

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Hyatt Place West Des Moines Jordan Creek $84
Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020
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Hyatt Place West Des Moines Jordan Creek

Hyatt Place West Des Moines Jordan Creek

295 64th Street, West Des Moines, IA
     
    4.5 of 5
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Staff were great. Room was clean and comfortable .

    Wildwood Lodge $77
    Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020
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    Wildwood Lodge

    Wildwood Lodge

    11431 Forest Ave, Clive, IA
       
      4.6 of 5
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Very nice stay and a lot of character

      Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines Downtown $105
      Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020
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      Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines Downtown

      Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines Downtown

      120 Sw Water St, Des Moines, IA
         
        4.5 of 5
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        No pool, no fitness center, no breakfast. The room was a good layout, but the carpet in the room turned your feet black because it was so dirty. The balcony had spider webs all over it, and a water bottle filled with cigarette butts. Doesn't look like they ever clean the balcony.

        Hyatt Place Des Moines Downtwn $109
        Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020
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        Hyatt Place Des Moines Downtwn

        Hyatt Place Des Moines Downtwn

        418 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA
           
          4.4 of 5
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Great customer service, receptionist was helpfjl and friendly

          Hilton Des Moines Downtown $118
          Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020
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          Hilton Des Moines Downtown

          Hilton Des Moines Downtown

          435 Park Street, Des Moines, IA
             
            4.6 of 5
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Excellent location in downtown area. Exactly what we were looking for.

            Sterling Hotel and Suites $72
            Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020
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            Sterling Hotel and Suites

            Sterling Hotel and Suites

            11428 Forest Ave, Clive, IA
               
              3.5 of 5
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              I love this property stay there whenever in the area and highly recommend the penthouse the biggest steal in town. The front desk staff is the best customer service I’ve seen in a long time and the maintenance and cleaning crew are also excellent. Look forward to my next visit.

              Hampton Inn West Des Moines Lake Drive $89
              Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020
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              Hampton Inn West Des Moines Lake Drive

              Hampton Inn West Des Moines Lake Drive

              7060 Lake Dr, West Des Moines, IA
                 
                4.5 of 5
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                VERY NICE PLACE. WOULD GO BACK AGAIN. WISH POOL WOULD HAVE BEEN OPEN.

                Motel 6 West Des Moines, IA $49
                Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020
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                Motel 6 West Des Moines, IA

                Motel 6 West Des Moines, IA

                7655 Office Plaza Dr N, West Des Moines, IA
                   
                  3.5 of 5
                  2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Clean room and friendly staff. Best Motel 6 I have ever scene. Thank you 😊

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