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Des Moines Marriott Downtown

3.5 of 5 700 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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Boston, MA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars NEW

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

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 3 weeks ago

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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97 reviews 97 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Dallas, Texas
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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

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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Hopewell Junction, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I only spent one night in this hotel but I will remember their service forever. I checked in on a Tuesday evening and my father died unexpectedly on Wednesday morning. I was in town for a convention and had many details to handle before I jumped on a plane to be with my mother. I asked the hotel to help... More 

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Forest City, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Nice motel in an exciting area of town. The beds and pillows were fantastic. We ate at the bar downstairs. Catfish and Chips...yum. The valets were super sweet! I'm not too excited about paying for Wi-fi, but everything else was good.

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waterloo
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Location was great. Rooms were not large but nicely done. The bathroom was small and the last remodel was not done well. The pool area was small for a large hotel ( but was not overcrowded). The fitness area was very nice and well done.the view from the 19 th floor was nice.

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Columbus, Ohio
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282 reviews 282 reviews
34 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Good hotel. Lives up to Marriott standards. Located downtown. Easy to get around. Hotel offers a shuttle service to downtown locations. DSM offers lots of great eating establishments nearby. Many are within walking distance. Skywalk is accessible from hotel.

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Additional Information about Des Moines Marriott Downtown

Address: 700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
Location: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Des Moines Marriott Downtown 3.5*
Number of rooms: 415
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Also Known As:
Des Moines Marriott Downtown Hotel Des Moines
Marriott Des Moines
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Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Des Moines

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