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Parking downtown can be difficult

Everything great with the exception of the pillows, they were terrible!

Staff were very friendly. Property was very clean and accommodating!

Best hotel in Des Moines, I’ve stayed at all the top ones and more. Hotel owner as well.. extremely nice property, top of the line employees

Hotel staff was great. They gave us free cake and wine since it was my wife birthday. Thanks for a great time.

Convenient, central location, professional staff, rooms were very nice and clean. The free shuttle to the airport is a nice perk.

Fantastic shower amenities, room was very clean. Room service was quick and food was excellent. Staff was very friendly.

Disappointing stay for the amount I paid to be there. I will definitely stay somewhere else next time I'm in Des Moines. The rooms seemed dingy and out dated, plus they were tiny. The fee for parking is ridiculous and no breakfast. The only reason I will give this hotel 3 stars is because their staff and manager were great.

Great experience all around from arrival to shuttle to event and departure.

The hotel was very nice and clean for the most part. I felt that it could use some updating and remodeling to the rooms, as well as a larger bathroom.

I booked this room for my parents and they were originally only going to stay one night. My dad wasn't even in the room an hour and wanted me to extend their trip another day. They said it was absolutely perfect and close to EVERYTHING they wanted to do. Everytime I called to check the reservation and when i called to extend, the staff was nothing but great! I will 110 use this hotel again when my brother has another game in the area!

While traveling to the Iowa State Fair we stayed at the the downtown Marriot hotel. We had an issue with our first room, and spoke to an operator who wasn't any help- she told us we would be placed in a hospitality room with a fold down bed, so I called again asking for the manager. He came up within 30 minutes and quickly moved us to a second room which was great! The staff was all very friendly, even took time to tell us what to see at the fair and quickest way to get there, which was very appreciated! They also ran a shuttle downtown to the fair for a fee, but it saved us a lot of time. Overall, it was a great experience. I expected a more updated room for the cost of the room, as it seemed a little outdated to me, but we would stay here again due to the fantastic staff members.

Super comfortable room. Pool was great with the kids. Much swankier than a standard hotel pool.

Stayed over night for a wedding. Just fine. The weather was great.

We wanted a hotel that was in downtown Des Moines since we were attending an event. The rate at the Marriott was much better than I expected and I hadn't stated there in years, so we selected it. The rooms were very nice, beds were super comfy, and we had a great view from the 22nd floor. Since it was a weekend, they were pretty empty and my kids were thrilled to have the pool all to themselves. We will be going to Des Moines again next month and will definitely stay there again.

THe hotel was wonderful. From the time I pulled into the valet parking until I left the hotel to return to Chicago. The room was beautiful and clean. The staff was great and helpful.

All was good except for the noisy furnace fan going on and off through the night. Not much sleep!

Needed a hotel for the night in Des Moines. Marriott is usually a trustworthy chain. The bed couldn't have been more comfortable and both room and bathroom were clean. It was a Monday night and I went to eat by the lobby bar, as it was the only thing open after a long day. The food was pretty poor quality. Hummus which was extremely dry and tasteless and a turkey club which was relatively tasteless. After settling into my room to finish watching Monday Night Football, I realized my TV had many channels that were not functioning properly, including 21, ESPN. Oh well, I turned off the light and went to sleep and called it a day.

Very clean room, friendly staff. Good location within walking distance of lots of nice restaurants and bars. Nice indoor pool. The hotel's own bar area across from the reception desk is an unacceptable arrangement as it's full of exhaust fumes from vehicles just outside the door--I couldn't stay more than 10 minutes because of the fumes.

Grand Ave Des Moines IA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool
  • 24-hour health club

Located in Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines Marriott Downtown is next to Ruan Center and 801 Grand. This 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 413 rooms and conveniences like an indoor pool, a 24-hour gym, and a 24-hour business center.


Dining

Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. To-go breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 11:30 AM.


Rooms

All 413 rooms feature refrigerators, coffee makers, and phones. 48-inch Smart TVs come with cable channels and Netflix, and guests can stay connected with WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds sport Frette Italian sheets and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks. Weekly housekeeping is available.


Property features

Guests of Des Moines Marriott Downtown have access to an indoor pool, a 24-hour gym, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is offered for USD 26 per day. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, securing valuables, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a conference center, a 24-hour business center, and express check-out.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 5

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 5

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Concierge Room, Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Des Moines Marriott Downtown

Everyone (7) Couples (16) Business (9) Family (10) Other (2) Friends (2)
5
Partner Couples

Parking downtown can be difficult

By on Aug 9, 2021

Review comment responded on Aug 9, 2021

We appreciate your feedback and knowing that you enjoyed your stay at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. We understand the traffic flow and parking in the downtown area can be confusing and apologize if this in any way detracted from your stay.

5
Everyone

By on Dec 17, 2020

4
Partner Couples Friends

Everything great with the exception of the pillows, they were terrible!

By on Sep 7, 2020

5
Family Partner Couples

Staff were very friendly. Property was very clean and accommodating!

By on Sep 1, 2019

5
Partner Couples Business Business Family

Best hotel in Des Moines, I’ve stayed at all the top ones and more. Hotel owner as well.. extremely nice property, top of the line employees

By on Feb 18, 2019

5
Everyone

Hotel staff was great. They gave us free cake and wine since it was my wife birthday. Thanks for a great time.

By , from Council Bluffs on Feb 5, 2018

5
Everyone

Convenient, central location, professional staff, rooms were very nice and clean. The free shuttle to the airport is a nice perk.

By on Sep 1, 2017

5
Everyone

Fantastic shower amenities, room was very clean. Room service was quick and food was excellent. Staff was very friendly.

By on Aug 19, 2017

3

very overpriced for what it is

Everyone

Disappointing stay for the amount I paid to be there. I will definitely stay somewhere else next time I'm in Des Moines. The rooms seemed dingy and out dated, plus they were tiny. The fee for parking is ridiculous and no breakfast. The only reason I will give this hotel 3 stars is because their staff and manager were great.

By , from davenport, ia on Aug 18, 2017

5

great venue for a nearby concert experience.

Everyone

Great experience all around from arrival to shuttle to event and departure.

By on Jul 23, 2017

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
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