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Des Moines Marriott Downtown

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
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Ranked #14 of 46 hotels in Des Moines
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Josh B Oceanside, California, United States
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Oceanside, California, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to stay in Des Moines. Close to the baseball stadium, great bars and restaurants, and the Farmers Market. Great lobby bar, but was overwhelmed while we were there as the hotel was packed for multiple weddings, a huge concert nearby, and a few outdoor activities. It was nice to se the managers jump right in and assist the... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely hotel! Very upscale--nicely appointed room, clean, impressive toiletries, and the nicest bed linens! Discounted price since I was part of a conference block of rooms--good value! Great service--I was even able to check in early which started my conference experience on a high note. Which I would add--this is a great conference hotel!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband recently had business in Des Moines, so we decided to make it a family trip. (The crew included my husband, myself, and our 2 young sons). Upon arrival, the woman at the desk was friendly enough, but not terribly informative. We wouldn't have known about the times/location of the Concierge Lounge had it not been listed on our... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are Marriott Elite members who have stayed nearly 500 nights within their hotel chain. Never in all this time have I encountered a full Marriott with such small rooms. The bathroom was incredibly small...and we are average sized people. The staff was not personable. No one asked how our stay had been when we checked out. They seemed to... More

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Des Moines M, Guest Service Representative at Des Moines Marriott Downtown, responded to this review

sjkies, We apologize that you did not feel welcomed during your stay with us. Our intent is to make personal connections with each and every one of our guests. We appreciate your feedback as we value every opportunity to improve our guest's experience. We sincerely hope that you will give us the opportunity to host you again in the future. More

Omaha, Nebraska
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here to attend a wedding. From the start the front desk never could figure out who we were. We had a reservation under a wedding block but at check in were placed in a room under another. Spoke to 2 separate employees (the first who used body language that implied he didn't want to be bothered on the issue)... More

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Des Moines M, Guest Service Representative at Des Moines Marriott Downtown, responded to this review

LoveToRoadTrip99, We certainly apologize for the inconveniences and lack of attentiveness leading up to, during, and the follow-up required on your end after your stay. Please trust that our intent is to ensure each guest leaves satisfied. We are glad that you enjoyed our public spaces and hope to have the opportunity to host you again in Des Moines. More

Omaha, Nebraska
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted a little get away for the 4th of July weekend, so my wife and I decided on Des Moines Marriott. The front desk was excellent suggesting where to see fireworks, dinner, events going on in the city and breakfast the next day. Everything that they suggested was a great time or a great restaurant. The only bad part... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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138 reviews 138 reviews
47 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed our stay in the Marriott Des Moines Downtown. Once again, right on the AVA Capital Walk trail for our Volksmarching friends! Valet parking was about $20 bucks but worth it as the hotel is smack downtown. Great room, good staff, breakfast in Concierge Lounge was a little hard to find from the Lobby - escalators go to 2d floor!

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Kansas City, MO
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights for the Des Moines Art Festival. We arrived by car, drove up under the canopy and was asked if we wanted to valet or self park. We wanted to self park and was given directions...take a right, another right, then a left 2 blocks, blah, blah blah. Would have been nice to A) at least park... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was there for our annual convention and they were way understaffed. Parking was $21.00 a day, in Des Moines, come on!! Room was clean but they did not replace any of the bathroom items. Room service tray set in the hall for two days. Wish I had stayed somewhere else!!

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Des Moines M, Guest Service Representative at Des Moines Marriott Downtown, responded to this review

IllinoisWino, I apologize that you did not have a pleasant stay with us. Valet parking at the hotel is an additional charge, however there are nearby lower cost options that I am sorry you were not made aware of. I appreciate you voicing your concerns, and I will be sure to bring these issues with all staff members. Thank you... More

Waukesha, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This review is long overdue. My husband and I stayed at the hotel for 2 nights. We came to Des Moines to see a concert and celebrate our anniversary. Upon check in we were informed that the hotel upgraded our room to the presidential suite, as a anniversary gift from the hotel. What a very nice and unexpected surprise!! We... More

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Address: 700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
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Location: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Des Moines Marriott Downtown 3.5*
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Enjoy a luxury Des Moines hotel ideally located in the downtown business district just four miles from the airport and connected to the Iowa Events Center and Wells Fargo Arena by skywalk, making it one of the most convenient downtown Des Moines hotels. Dine at the delectable on-site Rock River Grill and Tavern, or discover the innovative City Center Lounge for casual downtown libations. Guests can relax in our sparkling pool or coffee shop and stay connected with our business center and free wi-fi in public areas. Highlighted by 25,000 square feet of space, this Des Moines, IA hotel is ideal for conferences, weddings, retreats and events of all sizes. ... more   less 
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