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Des Moines Marriott Downtown

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700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here on a business trip. The hotel has Starbucks, which is a big plus. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. At first the wi-fi did not come free, but then I was surprised that the hotel would reimburse me for the charge. Overall a pleasant stay. I would absolutely go back.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After having moved away from Des Moines a few years ago, I returned for business and stayed at this property. I stayed for one evening, with my Service Dog (SD). The reputation of Marriotts, and this one in particular, is above average. This was my first visit to this hotel, but I had been in numerous other downtown Des Moines... More 

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would really give this hotel a 'good' rating if there was one. The rooms were very spacious and comfortable and I had an excellent nights sleep. The room was also very clean and the staff were helpful.

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Minnesota
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in town three nights for a convention. Property was OK. Room super clean, bed comfy and I loved the feather pillows. For three nights, however, it got pretty small. Parking is $21+ a night, internet extra, no breakfast. Overall, for value, I would choose the nearby Hyatt Place.

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Des Moines M, Front Office Manager at Des Moines Marriott Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Doneyroney, Thank you for taking the time to provide your valued feedback. We do pride ourselves in our hotel and the cleanliness of our rooms. Please know that we do offer complimentary internet to all of our Marriott rewards members and we do offer a business package rate that includes our breakfast buffet. Thank you for letting us host... More 

Boston, MA
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108 reviews 108 reviews
17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This hotel is in a great location for anything you may need access to in downtown DSM. Most things can be walked to via Skywalk, which means you don't have to go outside and experience the brutal winter that can sometimes appear. Hotel itself is decent. Bar is priced quite high, and I assume the food is too. I didn't... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I stay in Des Moines on business every quarter and have tried numerous hotels - all upscale. The Marriott Downtown is the best, even though it is by any means neither glamorous nor elegant. The hotel situation in Des Moines / West Des Moines is terrible. The Marriott West Des Moines is outright depressing. The Marriott Downtown has fun furniture... More 

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Lancaster, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This property is located in the heart of downtown Des Moines. Great concierge level with plenty of good food. Nice fitness room with plenty of machines. Skywalk allows access to plenty of downtown offices, including convention center and arena. I will stay here next time I travel to Des Moines for business meetings.

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We stayed there because this was the hotel for the Central Iowa Blues winter Fest. I don't like staying at big hotels downtown because of parking and such. This hotel was okay but rooms starting to show age. As I was sitting on the toilet I noticed that the bathroom door was in bad shape and they painted over the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Cons: There is no coffee service. You can stand in line at Starbucks in the lobby and buy a cup. Even in the breakfast area there isn't a self serve coffee area. The bruschetta in the lounge is served on what could pass for heavily buttered Texas toast. Internet is 13.95. Really! This is 2015 why are they still charging... More 

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Des Moines M, Front Office Manager at Des Moines Marriott Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you Marlena W for your feedback. Thank you for staying with us recently and please know we appreciate your loyalty to us. While we do not have complimentary coffee service in our lobby or restaurant, there is coffee service in your room complimentary. Also, as of January 15th all Marriott Rewards members now recieve complimentary basic internet as long... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

There were a lot of things going on at the hotel that weekend. But the staff was courteous and they was still room for our friends to hang out. It is a great hotel for a short get away. I would recommend to families or singles

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