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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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Rating summary
  • 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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Medford, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Tucson
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145 reviews 145 reviews
17 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The Suites of 800 Locust is a very nice and clean place to stay. It's a little old but that adds to the charm. The customer service at check-in and check-out was very good. Also, the have a great work out room (much better than any other hotel I have stayed at). It's also located right next to everything I... More

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bradford
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Lovely hotel. Room was clean and had everything you required. Internet access bit hit and miss. Bar lovely very friendly, had a cocktail named after me by the lovely Sherry. Hence the title of my review. Very enjoyable stay. Excellent bed.

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Davis, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My boyfriend and I were in Des Moines for a wedding and stayed in this hotel. I liked the location, a few blocks from some really nice restaurants and bars. The room was nice and clean, but there was a few flaws with this hotel. First of all, their website stated that there was "valet". I never saw anyone to... 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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