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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Lake George
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 2 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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245 reviews 245 reviews
93 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Fort Madison, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at this hotel twice since April. Once for a work conference and once for a bachelorette party. It is one of my favorite hotels. The rooms are very nice with very comfortable beds. Also, it is close to all of the amenities that downtown Des Moines has to offer. The staff was very nice and helpful. The... More

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

We always are thrilled to find out the experience we provided makes a guest want to return. Success and achievement - our goals (and yours) were met during both your stays. Consistency is important to you and us. Our location is tough to beat, being so close to everything. So glad to know you enjoyed your stay while here for... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed 3 nights and these people are money hungry.The service I got was terrible and their attitudes suck.The hotel is nice but the people suck. We spent over 600$ with them and just kept taking money off of my card. I will definatly not recommend this to anyone.

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

Breana, Please accept our apologies that the service we provided did not meet your expectations or that we could not offer you a lower rate. It is pleasing to know you really liked the hotel and the room. More

Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great location right in center of things....room was fabulous and quiet.....even tho by train tracks none ran after about 7 so it was not even an issue...staff very helpful and grand kids loved basketball court

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

Karen, Thank you for letting us know about your wonderful experience. We hope to see you again soon. There is always more to experience in Des Moines. More

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Address: 100 SW Water Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
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Location: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
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Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn by Marriott Des Moines Downtown 3*
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The NEW Residence Inn by Marriott, the only all- suite, extended stay hotel in downtown Des Moines sits on the scenic river, close to Principal Park, Court Avenue Entertainment District, Science Center of Iowa and the Iowa Events Center. We have spacious studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites, all with a living area and a fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy your stay! ... more   less 
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