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Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   101 East Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 (Formerly Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines-On The River)
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Ranked #2 of 47 hotels in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stay at the Embassy Suites each year and the location is fantastic. The beds are comfortable.. It seems there is always at least one elevator that isn’t working – but that doesn’t seem uncommon for the age of the hotel and we took the stairs - no problem. The rate does seem high for this level/kind of hotel. (almost... More

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Carroll, Iowa, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is an additional charge for internet in you room. I have stayed in less expensive hotels that provided internet at no additional charge. That being said, the facility was nice, rooms were clean, staff is friendly. Bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was good, eggs or omelets to order are included.

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Iowa City, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent place to stay in Des Moines. Rooms are exceptionally clean, very easy walking distance to the Iowa Events Center and East Village. Plus the evening reception and AWESOME breakfast make it worth it. There is also covered underground parking and a free shuttle to take you places and pick you up.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had stayed at this hotel a number of years ago, so selected it again--hoping it would still be a good choice. It was...! We arrived late on a Friday evening--after a long drive--for a 3 night stay, and were greeted by an exceptionally friendly desk staff member. Although there was no bellman, there are plenty of luggage trolleys available,... More

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Gatwicksmom; Thank you for your great review. I am glad you were happy with your choice to stay with us. I am also glad that you enjoyed the recent renovations and that you found the hotel to be beautiful. The two rooms suites (which all of our rooms are) does indeed offer a very quiet bedroom providing restful sleep.... More

Minneapolis
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I recently booked a block of 40 rooms for a dance competition and couldn't have been more pleased with choosing this hotel. Customer Service-- We had a little issue that was immediately taking care of by Cameron. He went above and beyond to make up for something that we were originally suppose to have but couldn't get. Everyone else was... More

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear tamjomc; I am very happy to learn that Cameron, one of our Assistant Guest Service Managers, provided great service and insured that your needs were met for your large group. I am glad that your group and yourself enjoyed all the great Embassy Suites amenities we offer and have above and beyond what you would receive in another hotel... More

Des Moines, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A perfect get away with out getting away. Beautiful hotel, great amenities, awesome view, friendly staff......has just become our get away even though the trip was an arduous 6 miles away.... :) Great location as it is on the River, in East Village and Court Avenue. Bring you bikes as it is on the bike trail.

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Kent B; Thank you for spending your "getaway" at the Embassy Suites! I hope you will have another opportunity to do the same in the future and that you return here. Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Des Moines on a lark because the Twin Cities was getting a ton of snow and we wanted to go the opposite direction!! From even before walking in the door, the staff was totally accommodating! We asked for the sleeper sofa to be made because we were arriving later and the kids were tired...until they ran all... More

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear MaraGollin; I greatly appreciate your fabulous comments about Levi and Graciella! We take great pride in providing exceptional service and have empowered our staff to insure that every guest has an awesome stay. I am glad that we provided personal service to you and to your "picky eater" so she could fully enjoy the trip as well. Thank you... More

Des Moines, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms were wonderful and the location easy to get in and out of. The breakfast buffet was delicious, the staff friendly. The views from the rooms highlighted the best of downtown Des Moines. This is a perfect place to stay especially if you are attending an event at the HyVee convention center or an Iowa Wild game--be sure to check... More

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Joanne H; Thank you for staying with us - I am glad that you truly enjoyed our staff and the great breakfast we serve in addition to the attractions that surround us. Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager More

Iowa City, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't stayed in an Embassy Suites before, but wow, what a nice facility. From the quick and easy check-in, across the street parking, approximityto the Capitol, clean, contemporary furnishings to the made-to-order omelet for breakfast, this place was great.

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Dear Jill F; Thank you for staying with us! Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager More

Grand Rapids, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

High quality, modern, clean, and a nice smell when entering the room. Friendly, helpful staff. Could walk to downtown establishments. Nice, soothing fountain sound all day long. Pre-arrival requests were also met. Accommodations for meeting were very good. Breakfast was crowded but nice quality.

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Thomas S; I appreciate your positive comments - we all take great pride in the service we provide and I am delighted you had a perfect stay. Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager More

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Additional Information about Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown

Also Known As:
Embassy Suites Des Moines
Des Moines Embassy Suites
Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown Iowa
Address: 101 East Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 (Formerly Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines-On The River)
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Location: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Des Moines
#2 Business Hotel in Des Moines
#4 Family Hotel in Des Moines
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax in the comfort of the spacious two-room suites at the Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown. Located close to the Iowa State Capitol, explore the trendy shopping and dining opportunities of the Historic East Village. Enjoy complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and a nightly Manager's Reception. Elegant banquet facilities are available for weddings, business meetings and other special events. ... more   less 
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