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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 #3 of 46 hotels in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing service, food, rooms and hospitality! Would stay again in an instant! Price is slightly higher, but the room was expansive and designed with several people occupying the room in mind. The higher price was also worth it after the free evening reception with drinks and the delicious free breakfast. So many great new bars nearby in the East Village... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here this past week. I have to say it was only fair and not anything great. The best part was being downtown on the river. That was fun and it was nice to grab a couple cocktails and enjoy the patio. However, the hotel is in desperate need of renovations. The carpets are all dingy and at least... More

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

Dear texasgalTX; Thank you very much for your great comments about Cameron, Mike, Ron, and Courtney. Greatly appreciated! I am very sorry about the AC problem you experienced and about the filter that needed a change. We just completed a major renovation of all of our guest elevators that has taken several months and we now have all three working... More

Southern MN, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The service was great. We were able to check in very quickly and had no issues checking out. The location of the hotel was perfect or what we wanted and there was a lot of nice shopping in the area to walk to. The rooms were amazing, clean and we had easy access to our room. I have no complaints... More

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

Dear Carly H; I am glad you found the service to be excellent as we work very hard to insure that every guest has a great experience. Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager More

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was in a great location. It was close to where I needed to be for work, but also had a great view of the river. During the day I was able to sight see and walked to the capital building. The rooms were nice, they had a separate living area from the bed room. The beds were comfortable... More

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

Dear Deeannana; Thank you for your detailed review of your great experience with us! I am very glad that you found all the staff friendly and that the complimentary cooked to order breakfast was served with great hospitality! Thank you for your business - greatly appreciated! Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager More

Tulsa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend the Embassy Suites Des Moines. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The front desk staff was friendly and helpful. Our room was clean. The location was perfect. There were a number of things to do in the area and we enjoyed being near the entertainment district. We used the free shuttle a couple of times... More

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

Dear Tim L; Sounds like you had a perfect stay with us! Nothing could make me happier. I was delighted to see your comments about the breakfast cook as this made a special impression on you and your kids. Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager More

Wilmette, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Embassy Suites is a terrific place to stay when visiting Des Moines. From check-in to check-out, the hotel staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful. We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast, particularly the made-to-order omelets and delicious oatmeal. The suite was clean, spacious and quiet and afforded a nice view. Parking across the street was simple and convenient,... More

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

Dear thisaintnoscreenname; I appreciate your great comments about the Front Desk staff and I am glad that you had the opportunity to enjoy our complimentary cooked to order breakfast as well. Please come back soon! Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager More

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

The hotel was the perfect place for us during out stay. We were within walking distance of several attractions which provided an opportunity to do some sight seeing. The staff was very helpful and took care of the few requests we had. The hotel has several inviting hangout spots with the extensive water features in the atrium and out door... More

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

Dear James B; I am very glad that you enjoyed the hotel and the atrium features. I look forward to your return when your travel plans bring you back to Des Moines. Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager More

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

Stayed here twice in three weeks' time. Booking/rebooking and checking in were smooth - parking options are great. Located near (walkable) unique restaurants and shops and fairly close (5 miles or so) from shopping centers. Rooms have great amenities and the breakfast was delicious. Will stay here again for sure!

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Dear Charity; Thank you for your repeat visits and nice comments - we appreciate your business! Skip Hammerman General Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hosted our rehearsal dinner on the patio on the river walk, and our reception for our wedding in the ballroom this past weekend! Wow! Everything was perfect!! The food was great, the staff and service friendly and accommodating, and the event team and banquet services did an incredible job executing everything through out the evening! We are extremely thankful... More

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Dear Lauren H; Thank you very much for your great comments. We were all delighted to be part of your wedding and are very happy for the both of you. We have many weddings at the Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown each year, but our staff truly understands that each wedding is one the most important, if not the most... More

St. Paul, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Embassy Suites in downtown Des Moines is located right on the river, near the State Capitol, Court Street, Botanical Garden, and other downtown attractions. It is nicer than the average Embassy Suites, with recently remodeled rooms and public areas. Free hot breakfast and free cocktail reception are also provided, although there is a charge ($8) for parking and wifi... More

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

Dear blanker001; I appreciate your comments and recommendations. Thank you for your business and we all look forward to your return when your travel plans bring you back to Des Moines. Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager More

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown 3.5*
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Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown Iowa

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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 Airport Transportation
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Des Moines #2 Business Hotel in Des Moines #5 Family Hotel in Des Moines
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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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