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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Our suite in Des Lux was unforgettable! From the fireplace between the bedroom and sitting room to the huge picture windows to the huge bathroom with both shower and whirlpool, everything was perfect. The decor is fashion-forward, yet comfortable. Also perfect was the service, particularly from Chad, the manager. If we're ever passing through Des Moines again, we will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The staff was very friendly and helpful. Rooms were comfortable and clean. The bed was very easy to fall asleep on. Breakfast staff was very nice . I enjoyed my stay. Pleasant stay. People in Des Moines were all very polite and helpful.

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Carroll, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This place was fabulous! We booked 9 rooms for a company weekend and Sandy was wonderful in helping find a place to eat for us and they even went out of their way to shuttle us all to dinner. The driver was very accommodating and patient with all of us. The rooms were great and the Hotel has a wonderful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

In downtown Des Moines I've stayed at a few hotels and still have a few left, but this was one of my better stays downtown. Parking is easy across the street in the garage and that is where you also can access the skywalk. The hotel was very nice on the inside and the staff is helpful and friendly. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We stayed at the Des Lux for a week in late January as my uncle had passed away and we needed to take care of some business and clean his condominium in order to put it on the market. We were driving a large conversion van pulling a small trailer and were concerned that we could not fit in the... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I found this wonderful gem by Googling "boutique hotels Des Moines" and am SO glad this one came up! Centrally located in downtown, we were walking distance from a number of places we wanted to try while in the area, like Fong's Pizza, Exile Brewery and El Bait. We stayed in an Executive King and couldn't be more happy with... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We have stayed at this property several times under the previous ownership and had a great experience. What a difference new ownership can unfortunately make. We stayed for 5 nights over the New Year's holiday and wish we had not spent the money and had just chosen a motel six. House keeping all 5 nights was poor, with them not... More 

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