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Des Lux Hotel

800 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 (Formerly Suites of 800 Locust Hotel and Spa)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johns Creek, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As I type this, I am sitting in my room now. This place is AMAZING and the staff is the absolute BEST team EVER, ANYWHERE. I am a conference logistics planner and booked 35 individuals here; when I say this staff took care of every person on my team with the utmost professionalism and care, I mean it. The staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this hotel last minute at a great rate. The staff was very welcoming and helpful. I forgot a toothbrush and asked the front desk staff if they had extras that I could have (very late at night). He had to ask another staff member to watch the desk for him but brought it up to me as soon as... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Des Lux for two nights. Beautiful lobby and room. Some small points that could be improved upon like a little peeling wallpaper. The shower didn't work correctly and we reported it when leaving for lunch. Upon return to the room 90 min later the entire spigot and shower switch was replaced. Fastest hotel maintenance ever. Would stay... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stayed here on a Saturday night, July 18, 2015. The room was just fine. Reception was very good. Breakfast was okay because on Sunday there is someone making fresh omelets and waffles....yum! Location was good. Parking across the street was free on the weekend. The drawback for a Saturday evening in summer is the car cruising that goes on... More 

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This classy old hotel has lots of old world character. Very large, comfortable room with fireplace, new flat screen tv, sitting area with table and chairs and chaise lounge sofa. Great downtown location. Breakfast came with the room and featured a chef making cooked-to-order eggs, omelets and waffles. Toast, bagels, pastries, fruit, yogurt and all the other breakfast things are... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We enjoyed this hotel a lot. It is older but well kept, clean and extremely comfortable. Our room was huge an very nicely furnished. There was a nice fireplace( unfortunately it was a warm summer night!). Staff were great. Breakfast was better than expected.

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Prairie Village, KS
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Good, Bad & Ugly. THE GOOD: The front desk staff was very nice and friendly. The shuttle was reliable and the shuttle drivers were great. The lady working in the bar was indifferent at best. THE BAD: Dark, gloomy and outdated decor. No Wow-factor. THE UGLY: For the price the room was very oddly set-up, our view out the window... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The front desk service is friendly but that is about all that is nice about Des Lux. When we booked the hotel room 3 months ago we were told that the hotel is under new management and that all the rooms have been fully remodeled. When I arrived in the room it is full of furniture from the early 1980’s.... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Very nice hotel and staff. The fitness center is 5-star quality and the location is great. Our room was very large, had a high ceiling and a fire place. The complimentary breakfast was also a nice treat. The best part of our stay was the bed and sheets, they were made to lay in.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My wife and I spent 2 nights during a short weekend trip after coming in town for a friend's surprise birthday. We had a late flight in that Friday but were lucky to catch the shuttle coming back to the hotel. Apparently they do not run that late, but made an exception for another guest that was arriving late as... More 

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