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2 BR 1 BR and Studio Apt in Capitol View by Frontdesk
3 out of 5
601 East Vine Street, Des Moines, IA
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The price is $56 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Located in Downtown Des Moines, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of State Historical Society of Iowa Museum and Des Moines Civic Center. Wells Fargo ...

5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
I would stay here again

"There was a glitch in the initial entering from outside to inside the building , but we ended up entering with another person. From then on we could use the fob on the key ring. The women who took my call for help in figuring out this dilemma was very kind and helpful"…"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

2 BR 1 BR and Studio Apt in Capitol View by Frontdesk
Downtown Apts by Frontdesk
3 out of 5
717 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA
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The price is $56 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

Located in Downtown Des Moines, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Temple for Performing Arts, Hoyt Sherman Place, and Des Moines Civic Center. ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"The apartment was clean and ready for me when I arrived. Loved all the space. The kitchen was well stocked with plates, glasses, pots, pans cooking utensils, etc. Building is very secure with FOBs required to access building, elevators, stairs and floors. Location was excellent as my meetings were ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2020

Downtown Apts by Frontdesk
Kasa Des Moines Downtown Apartments
4 out of 5
550 Watson Powell Junior Way, Des Moines, IA
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Located in Downtown Des Moines, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Ruan Center, Wells Fargo Arena, and Iowa Events Center. Des Moines Civic ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)

"The room itself was absolutely beautiful! No parking on site but a few parking garages ($1/hour) close by. There were a few dogs in the room besides us that were loud on occasion. We found a lot of hairs on the linens and towels. Despite that, it was a very nice stay."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Kasa Des Moines Downtown Apartments
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Tesoro Penthouse in Highland Park/oak Park
The price is $165 per night from Mar 6 to Mar 7

Situated in Des Moines, this historic apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Broadlawns Medical Center, Wells Fargo Arena, and Iowa Events Center. UnityPoint ...

2.3/5 (3 reviews)
Awesome!!

"Super pretty place, clean, and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Tesoro Penthouse in Highland Park/oak Park
Downtown Apt near Riverwalk by Frontdesk
3 out of 5
103 Southwest 3rd Street Apt, Des Moines, IA
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The price is $56 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11

Located in Court Avenue Entertainment District, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Science Center of Iowa and Des Moines Civic Center. Wells ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"The property was nice and quite. I wish I was informed about the parking. I had to pay 13.00 dollars a day."…"

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Downtown Apt near Riverwalk by Frontdesk
Studio and Suite Apts in Western Gateway by Frontdesk
3 out of 5
1400 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA
The price is $56 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11

Located in Downtown Des Moines, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden and Hoyt Sherman Place. Wells Fargo ...

Studio and Suite Apts in Western Gateway by Frontdesk
Sculpture Park Apts by Frondesk
3.5 out of 5
2301 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, IA
The price is $79 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Situated in Des Moines, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Terrace Hill and Hoyt Sherman Place. Drake University and Des Moines Civic Center ...

Sculpture Park Apts by Frondesk
Dreamy 1bd/1ba + Jacuzzi - Downtown Des Moines
The price is $100 per night from Apr 5 to Apr 6

Situated in Des Moines, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Terrace Hill and Hoyt Sherman Place. Drake University and Des Moines Civic Center ...

Dreamy 1bd/1ba + Jacuzzi - Downtown Des Moines
Comfortable Stay in Historic Sherman Hill
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Located in the heart of Des Moines, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Broadlawns Medical Center and Drake University. Wells Fargo Arena and Hoyt ...

Comfortable Stay in Historic Sherman Hill
Modern 1bd/1ba + Rooftop - Downtown Des Moines
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Situated in Des Moines, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Terrace Hill and Hoyt Sherman Place. Drake University and Des Moines Civic Center ...

Modern 1bd/1ba + Rooftop - Downtown Des Moines
The Perfect Stay With Downtown Close to Play!
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Located in Downtown Des Moines, this historic apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of The Wallace Centers of Iowa: Wallace House and Hoyt Sherman Place. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)
great location

"my wife and I stayed here for a weekend getaway and it worked perfectly. Located just off the interstate and easy access to everything downtown.everything was as advertised"…"

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

The Perfect Stay With Downtown Close to Play!
Serene 1bd/1ba + Pool/spa - Downtown Des Moines
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Situated in Des Moines, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Terrace Hill and Hoyt Sherman Place. Drake University and Des Moines Civic Center ...

Serene 1bd/1ba + Pool/spa - Downtown Des Moines
Pristine 1bd/1ba + Rooftop - Downtown Des Moines View Calendar
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Located in Downtown Des Moines, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Pappajohn Sculpture Park and Hoyt Sherman Place. Wells Fargo Arena and ...

Pristine 1bd/1ba + Rooftop - Downtown Des Moines View Calendar
Kasa | Des Moines | Heavenly 1BD/1BA Downtown Apartment
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Located in Downtown Des Moines, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Ruan Center, Wells Fargo Arena, and Iowa Events Center. Des Moines Civic ...

Kasa | Des Moines | Heavenly 1BD/1BA Downtown Apartment
Kasa Des Moines Luxe 1bd/1ba Downtown Apartment
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Located in Downtown Des Moines, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Ruan Center, Wells Fargo Arena, and Iowa Events Center. Des Moines Civic ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
This was a convenient, clean, well decorated apartment in a newer building. Small balcony attached.

"Overall we enjoyed this property, it's location, it's amenities, cleanliness. Would likely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2020

Kasa Des Moines Luxe 1bd/1ba Downtown Apartment
Stunning 4BR Apt W/downtown Views! Pet Friendly!
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This family-friendly apartment building is located in the city center, within 1 mi (2 km) of The Wallace Centers of Iowa: Wallace House, Drake University, and ...

Stunning 4BR Apt W/downtown Views! Pet Friendly!
Chic 1bd/1ba + Rooftop View - Downtown Des Moines
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Located in Downtown Des Moines, this romantic apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Pappajohn Sculpture Park and Hoyt Sherman Place. Wells Fargo Arena ...

Chic 1bd/1ba + Rooftop View - Downtown Des Moines
Historic Sherman Hill Iconic Building
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Located in Downtown Des Moines, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of The Wallace Centers of Iowa: Wallace House and Hoyt Sherman Place. Wells ...

Historic Sherman Hill Iconic Building
Kasa | Des Moines | Amazing 1BD/1BA Downtown Apartment
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Located in Downtown Des Moines, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Ruan Center, Wells Fargo Arena, and Iowa Events Center. Des Moines Civic ...

Kasa | Des Moines | Amazing 1BD/1BA Downtown Apartment
Kasa Des Moines Family Friendly 2bd/2ba With Balcony Downtown
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Located in Downtown Des Moines, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Ruan Center, Wells Fargo Arena, and Iowa Events Center. Des Moines Civic ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Will Highly Recommend to Anyone!

"From the time I booked our VRBO to the time we checked out, KASA was nothing less than amazing!!! Thank you for making our stay so wonderful!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2021

Kasa Des Moines Family Friendly 2bd/2ba With Balcony Downtown
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Drury Inn & Suites West Des Moines

Drury Inn & Suites West Des Moines

3 out of 5
5505 Mills Civic Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA
The price is $81 per night from Mar 16 to Mar 17
4.7/5Exceptional! (979 reviews)

"Staff was friendly and helpful. They provide two meals a day."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Drury Inn & Suites West Des Moines
Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel

Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel

3.5 out of 5
1800 50th St, West Des Moines, IA
The price is $74 per night from Apr 1 to Apr 2
4/5Very Good! (902 reviews)

"Clean, well maintained property. Great beds. Nice helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel
Hyatt Place West Des Moines Jordan Creek

Hyatt Place West Des Moines Jordan Creek

3 out of 5
295 64th Street, West Des Moines, IA
The price is $95 per night from Mar 6 to Mar 7
4.5/5Wonderful! (910 reviews)

"Phenomenal stay. Hot tasty breakfast, individually packed. Area - new neighborhood. We will stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

Hyatt Place West Des Moines Jordan Creek
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Staying in an Apartment in West Des Moines

There are plenty of places to stay with in the Des Moines area, with 147 accommodation choices including 4 apartments. Why not enjoy the treasured shops and scenic riverfront in this family-friendly area? Discover top sights in the region such as Des Moines Art Center and Salisbury House.

How do you know if an apartment is the best choice for you? Apartments are a good option for solo travelers who want to live like locals, but also for families wanting the conveniences of home.

Below are some of the favorite apartments in the area:

Historic Des Moines Sherman Hill Apartment:

  • A living room and a fireplace included
  • Located 7 mi/11.3 km away in Des Moines

For Work or Play Downtown is Just a Mile Away!:

  • It's located in Des Moines, 7 mi/11.3 km away
  • Includes a fireplace

The Perfect Stay With Downtown Close to Play!:

  • A living room and a fireplace included
  • Located 7 mi/11.3 km away in Des Moines

When is the Best Time to Visit West Des Moines?

Though weather is just one consideration, it can have an impact on your travel plans, especially if you have a long stay planned. Since apartments often have stricter cancellation policies, it's a good idea to study these weather averages before booking.

  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and December are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 56° F and nighttime temperatures average 14° F
  • April-June: 85° F is the daytime average and 35° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 86° F and nighttime averages are around 49° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 69° F during the day and 15° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 35.98 inches in a year

What to Do in West Des Moines

West Des Moines is well regarded for its riverfront and shops. Raccoon River Park and Walnut Woods State Park are a couple of scenic spots to enjoy the outdoors, whereas Jordan House is one of the cultural attractions. While in the area, you can also visit popular places like Des Moines Art Center and Salisbury House.

West Des Moines is also notable for its:
  • Theater
  • Sports
  • Restaurants
  • Live music
  • Entertainment
  • Opera

How to Get to West Des Moines and Around the Area

Fly into Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), which is located 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from the city center. If you'd like to explore around the area, consider renting a car to take in more sights.

Frequently asked questions

What's it like to stay at an apartment in West Des Moines?
There are plenty of places to stay with in the larger Des Moines area, with 268 hotels and accommodations including 62 apartments. Why not enjoy the array of shops and scenic riverfront in this family-friendly area? Top sights to discover during your visit include Jordan Creek Town Center.
How do you know if an apartment is the best choice for you?
An apartment features a kitchen for convenient meals, and is often more spacious than a traditional hotel room. Apartments are a good option for couples looking to stay away from the tourist areas, but also for families who want the conveniences of home.
What's the top apartment for a stay in West Des Moines?
Below are some of the more popular apartments in the area to choose from: Free Breakfast, Indoor Pool, Hot Tub | King Studio: Situated in West Des Moines, 1.4 mi/2.3 km from the heart of West Des Moines. “hudson” 2bd/2ba Near Jordan Creek Mall!: Located 1.4 mi/2.2 km away in West Des Moines. Fireplaces and separate dining areas are included. A fitness center and an outdoor pool are on site. Downtown Apts by Frontdesk: Located in Des Moines, 7.8 mi/12.5 km away. Includes laundry facilities. Onsite parking and a fitness center are on site. 2 BR 1 BR and Studio Apt in Capitol View by Frontdesk: Located 8.8 mi/14.1 km away in Des Moines. Laundry facilities, free WiFi, and Smart TVs are included. Free parking and a fitness center are on site. Kasa Des Moines Downtown Apartments: Located in Des Moines, 7.9 mi/12.6 km from West Des Moines. Includes laundry facilities, free WiFi, and furnished balconies. Access to onsite laundry facilities is available on site.
What can I expect from the weather during my trip to West Des Moines?
Weather is only one factor, but it can really affect your travel plans, especially if you are planning a longer stay in West Des Moines. 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 West Des Moines are January, April, November, and October, with each month seeing an average of 7 inches of snowfall.
What should I see in West Des Moines?
West Des Moines is well regarded for its riverfront and shops. Cultural attractions include Val Air Ballroom and Jordan House, whereas Raccoon River Park and Walnut Woods State Park are a couple of picturesque spots to enjoy the outdoors. Jordan Creek Town Center and Wells Fargo Arena are other popular places to visit in the area.
What's the best way to get to and around West Des Moines?
Knowing a bit about the transportation options can you save you a headache when you get to your destination. Fly into Des Moines International Airport (DSM), which is located 7.8 mi (12.6 km) away from the city center. If you’d like to explore around the area, you may want a rental car for your journey.

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