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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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Omaha, Nebraska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I booked a night here to just have a night to relax and have some quality time for just the two of us so we booked a suite with a fireplace and whirlpool tub. The only hiccup we had we we had added a package to our room but there was a miscommunication error on their end... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

There may have been a slight bump in the changeover between Suites of Locust and Des Lux, but it's back on track now--hair dryer, robes, and all. I enjoyed the intimate bar, the sumptuous breakfast, the classic/modern appointed rooms, the spa tub and amenities. They have an omelet maker on site at 7 am making omelets to order. Good coffee,... More 

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Eagle, Mi
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Spent 3 nights here 2 weeks ago and went back this weekend. Changed name in that time so I assume new ownership. Have stayed here 5 or 6 times over years. This time it was the small stuff. No bag for laundry. No hair dryer. They cleaned room but did not replace shampoo or soap. Always had robes for use... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Stayed 1 night for business trip. Well located in business district about 10 minute cab ride from airport. Hotel had just completed rebranding to "Des Lux" and was having grand opening the evening I checked in. Front desk staff very friendly and helpful--checked me in for my outbound flight on my morning of departure and printed my boarding passes. Bed... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Do not stay at Suites of 800 Locust! The website makes this place look awesome, but it is a real let down. Rooms are so so--a little dated-looking for my taste. I also thought it odd that there was no dresser or set of drawers to put your clothes in, and only 3 hangers in the closet. The spa is... More 

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Carl D, General Manager at Des Lux Hotel, responded to this review

Dear KQDBQ, I do apologize for the events that took place during your stay. We are indeed going through a change and have been working on it the last several months. In prepping for our re branding of the hotel to The Des Lux Hotel we have updated to flat screen tv’s, triple sheeting, seating in the rooms, a new... More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were in Des Moines for the fair and we were book at another chain hotel. When we arrived we were informed that they had overbook, but if we where willing to move they had us booked at 800 Locust Hotel. All room are suites. It is also what I would call a boutique Hotel about 50 rooms. We had... More 

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Carl D, General Manager at Des Lux Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Stan Y, Thank you for the kind review, we look forward to your next trip to Des Moines. No need to wait for the next state fair. Warmest Regards Carl Deeken General Manager More 

Selma, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast Chef cooks a great omelette! The hotel and our room were clean and tastefully decorated. Beds were comfortable and made w/ nice linens. Location was perfect! Loved the Sat. Morning Farmers Market! A lot of places to eat w/in walking distance and even if driving the city is easy to navigate. On... More 

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Carl D, General Manager at Des Lux Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Susan W. Thank you for the kind review, also thank you for the note on the wifi we recently updated the system and as it seems will be adding a few access points to provide a faster signal. Warmest Regards Carl Deeken General Manager More 

Avoca, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had a great stay this past weekend. To begin, this hotel is very CLEAN!!!!!!! The beds were firm but very comfortable with the bedding provided. The whirlpool closes at 10pm, but was very inviting and useful. This hotel has the largest work out facility I have ever seen in a hotel. (6000 sq ft. of equipment) We were informed... More 

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Address: 800 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 (Formerly Suites of 800 Locust Hotel and Spa)
Location: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 51
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Also Known As:
Suites Of 800 Locust Hotel Des Moines
Hotel Of 800 Locust
Des Lux Hotel Des Moines, Iowa

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