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Residence Inn by Marriott Des Moines Downtown

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   100 SW Water Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Washington, DC
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent location. Incredible staff. Very clean and super parking. They even have a basketball court. Easy access to main thoroughfares and short walk to many food choices. The management cares about this facility and it shows. Definitely will stay again!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night this past week. The location can't be beat! There are numerous dining establishments and a pond right outside the property which makes the stay worth while. Property is a newer, standard Residence Inn with a few nice touches (outdoor fire pit, etc.). If business or pleasure takes you to this part of the world and you know... More

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Daryl R, General Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Mike, Location can make all the difference and we do have a great one being so close to everything downtown Des Moines has to offer. Being the newest Marriott property downtown is an added bonus. As you noted whether visiting on business or pleasure Residence Inn cannot be beat. Loved that comment - much appreciated. Visit us again soon. More

Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live in Des Moines and are loyal Marriott customers. We were excited to see this new downtown hotel go up. When we had an issue with pests in our house and couldn't get any help over the holiday weekend, we decided to spend a night here. The good news: No bats, and the towels were nice. The bad news:... More

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Daryl R, General Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Please accept my apologies that we did not provide the fun sanctuary you were hoping for. We want to make every experience a pleasant, positive one and we did not deliver this for you. It is disappointing that we were lacking in an area we could control - cleanliness. We appreciate the feedback and as always will take measures to... More

st george, ks
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entrance to the hotel is located on a one-way street. There is an 'unloading zone' right at the front door. Check-in was very easy. The room we had (533) was very nice. We were on the side closest to the parking garage so the train noise was minimal. Staff was very helpful and breakfast was good. We bicycled the... More

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Daryl R, General Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

We are always happy to hear that our convenient location would a huge benefit to your visit to Des Moines. You can easily access bike trails, the Farmer's Market & restaurants from our hotel. Please come back again when you want another good breakfast, friendly staff and accessible bike trails. More

Lake George
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose this hotel because of it's proximity to the Iowa State Fair. When we tried to find the hotel we were unable to locate it with the address given. We circled the block three times and kept finding the address is actually a complex of condos. The hotel staff finally told us to turn into the parking garage with... More

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Daryl R, General Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

We are happy to know you enjoyed all the amenities available at our new all suite property. It is unfortunate that the train interrupted your sleep and impacted your stay. The good news is we have ear plugs available so you can avoid being disturbed on your next stay. If you don't add the "SW" with our Water St address... More

Kansas City
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As title indicates, you can tell so much. Located down by river, perfect location for accessing everything downtown. We visited on Saturday, checked in early since our room was ready (10am) and strolled down to one of the best farmers markets I've ever been to. Later on we visited the state fair just down the road. The hotel itself looks... More

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Daryl R, General Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for such a strong positive response. We do make every effort to provide a great experience. Yours seems to have been everything we hope for. Our hotel actually opened earlier this year so we are new. There is always something to do in Des Moines and downtown. It will be our pleasure to have you stay again. More

West Des Moines, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was in Iowa to visit the State Fair and to ride the High Trestle Trail. This is a nice new hotel that is close to many dining and entertainment options downtown Des Moines and the Riverwalk area. Also very close to the Science Center if you were looking for something to do with children. I never heard the trains... More

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Daryl R, General Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Whether you stay for a night or a week or longer comfort and convenience are something you will definitely experience. Thanks for staying with us while experiencing the Iowa State Fair, and for your feedback. More

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I had a great three nights at this hotel with my husband and two small children. The one-bedroom suite worked perfectly to give us all the space we needed as a reasonable price, the big refrigerator is a godsend traveling with kids, and the service was consistently friendly and helpful. And the location by the river was wonderful--we were in... More

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Daryl R, General Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Thanks for letting us know how convenient our 1 bedroom suite was for your family. Having a more spacious suite is something the Residence Inn is famous for (catch a commercial that states, "it's not a room, it's a Residence). We want you to be comfortable (as much as you can while away from home). Hopefully you will be returning... More

Des Moines, Iowa
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252 reviews 252 reviews
94 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Stayed 11 nights at this location. Staff was friendly but need a little more training. Most of the time two at the desk. If the train was not present, this would have been an excellent stay! Jacuzzi could have been warmer. Facility is newer about 6 months since they opened and the new floor plan I really enjoy as it... More

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Daryl R, General Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for providing feedback from your stay. We always want to improve and make our guests stay memorable. Please accept my apologies that in this regard train noise was the lasting memory. It is nice to know we would have rated excellent if that had not disturbed you. More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We came to Des Moines for the first time for the state fair and stayed here. The front dam was very nice and our rooms were cleaned and nice. We were surprised on how nice the location was and we even found the farmers market Saturday morning a block away from the hotel. We will definitely be staying here again!

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Daryl R, General Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and most of all will come back again. That is the biggest compliment (and one we love the most). Our hotel is the closest to the Court Ave entertainment district, plus we are close to all the other downtown area attractions. Thank you for your comments. More

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Address: 100 SW Water Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Location: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn by Marriott Des Moines Downtown 3*
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