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Residence Inn Des Moines Downtown
3 out of 5
100 SW Water Street, Des Moines, IA
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The price is $123 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (259 reviews)

"Loved that it had dishes/silverware. Took a while to get item i requested when checked in though. Overall happy with the stay."…"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2020

Residence Inn Des Moines Downtown
Des Moines Marriott Downtown
3.5 out of 5
700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA
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The price is $119 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (663 reviews)

"We had a great one night stay on our drive across the country. Comfortable beds. Very clean room. Very helpful and friendly bell hop. He gave us dinner suggestions for nice places that were following social distancing rules during the pandemic. We will definitely stay there on our way home and on ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2020

Des Moines Marriott Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines Downtown
2.5 out of 5
120 Sw Water St, Des Moines, IA
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The price is $124 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (696 reviews)

"Great place to stay and easy access to all of downtown and the interstate."…"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines Downtown
Des Lux Hotel
3.5 out of 5
800 Locust St, Des Moines, IA
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The price is $159 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (850 reviews)

"My wife and I liked every aspect of the property. Location,"…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

Des Lux Hotel
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Des Moines Downtown
2.5 out of 5
207 Crocker Street, Des Moines, IA
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The price is $119 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (39 reviews)

"Everything was excellent and the staff was helpful and friendly"…"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Des Moines Downtown
Hilton Des Moines Downtown
3.5 out of 5
435 Park Street, Des Moines, IA
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The price is $125 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (395 reviews)

"I liked that it was attached to the skywalk - easy to get to Hy-vee hall"…"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Hilton Des Moines Downtown
AC Hotel Des Moines East Village
3 out of 5
401 East Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA
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The price is $143 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (158 reviews)
Nice Getaway

"We enjoyed our stay at the AC Hotel. Parking was easy to find and inexpensive, check in and out went smoothly, room was clean and comfy. Spent some time on a beautiful spring evening in the bar. We will definitely be back!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

AC Hotel Des Moines East Village
Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown
3 out of 5
201 E. Locust Street, Des Moines, IA
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The price is $127 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (635 reviews)

"The room was clean and spacious, and the staff was very hospitable. We didn't have the sit down breakfast due to Covid, but the staff gave us to go breakfast bags, and they were more than ample. If we travel to the area again, we will stay here."…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2020

Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown
Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown
3.5 out of 5
101 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA
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The price is $135 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (997 reviews)

"Property was in good shape except for boarded-up windows, which I'm guessing was done because of BLM protests (none of which happened while we were there). Breakfast buffet isn't as good now as it was before the Rona."…"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2020

Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown
Hyatt Place Des Moines Downtwn
3 out of 5
418 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA
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The price is $109 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (983 reviews)

"Great customer service, receptionist was helpfjl and friendly"…"

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Hyatt Place Des Moines Downtwn
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Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines Hotel Information

Top Downtown Des Moines Accommodations

Downtown Des Moines is a much-loved neighborhood of Des Moines, the proud capital of the state of Iowa. From Downtown Des Moines, the heart of Des Moines is about 0.4 miles to the east.

Situated near Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden are the Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown and Marriott Des Moines. The Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel and Hyatt Place Des Moines Downtwn can be be found near The Wallace Centers of Iowa: Wallace House.

Accommodation options near Downtown Des Moines

If Downtown Des Moines accommodation is not to your liking, check out the hotels in Des Moines. Expedia's Court Avenue Entertainment District hotels guide is another practical guide for finding accommodation near Downtown Des Moines. Court Avenue Entertainment District is also in Des Moines.

To make sure your visit in Downtown Des Moines is rich and rewarding, visit our Des Moines vacation travel guide and Des Moines hotels page.

If you need to stay in the area around this attraction, the Des Lux Hotel and Cozy Rest Motel are great options. The scenes inside Polk County Courthouse have had a large role in shaping the region over many years. The Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown are super close by, so you won't find an excuse to not head to this spot.

After a morning of pounding the pavement in Downtown Des Moines, make your way to Friedrichs Coffee for a hot drink and a sugary treat. The range of hearty menu choices at Catch Des Moines - Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau are sure to satisfy ravenous sightseers who want a sit-down meal. Wind up another wonderful day at Wooly's, a fun venue where locals gather for a social drink.

Frequently asked questions

What is Downtown Des Moines like?
Travelers love the Downtown Des Moines neighborhood for its array of dining options, sporting events, and great live music scene. Experience the best of Downtown Des Moines with a visit to Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines Civic Center, and Iowa Events Center.
Where is the best hotel for a stay in Downtown Des Moines?
Based on Expedia customer reviews, Des Lux Hotel is the highest ranked property in Downtown Des Moines. This 3.5-star hotel offers free breakfast and free WiFi. It is located a short 14-minute walk from Wells Fargo Arena. Other top choices in the neighborhood include AC Hotel Des Moines East Village and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Des Moines Downtown.
How many hotels are there in the Downtown Des Moines area?
Expedia has 48 hotels and other accommodations in Downtown Des Moines to choose from, making this an ideal home base for exploring the greater Des Moines area.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Downtown Des Moines, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your arrival date. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and be given a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Enter dates in and click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to view the best deals in Downtown Des Moines.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Downtown Des Moines?
To access more information about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to Downtown Des Moines, head over to our customer service page.
What can I see and do in this Des Moines neighborhood?
Walnut Street Bridge, World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, and The Temple for Performing Arts are notable landmarks to see while you’re in Downtown Des Moines. You could also plan a visit to Wells Fargo Arena or Des Moines Civic Center while you’re in the neighborhood. Iowa Events Center and Hoyt Sherman Place are some favorite places to visit in the area around Downtown Des Moines. While you’re out sightseeing, Iowa Hall of Pride and Hy Vee Hall are a couple of additional sights to visit in Des Moines.

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