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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 THE BAD: Dark, gloomy and outdated decor.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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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