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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 #12 of 45 hotels in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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75 reviews 75 reviews
56 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Such a friendly hotel. Never met a staff member who was not helpful or tried to be. Check in was a breeze. Concierge level and lounge good. My only prob was the food was not up to what I consider Marriott standard. I just set mine right back outside the door. You win some you loose some. My only complaint... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Back in dsm for a funeral and the staff at the dsm marriott is exceptional as always. Gold status so upgraded to a lovely suite on 30th floor. My sister could then stay with me. Only suggestion is rooms could be refreshed and the concierge Lounge is small and would be better on a high floor instead of mezzanine level.... More

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Ames, IA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here on a Saturday night because we had two engagements in Des Moines on Saturday and Sunday, and we did not wish to drive back and forth to our town about 35 miles away. We stayed in Room 820, which featured a King bed. The room was fine, but the view was not optimal, as... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my first stay at this Marriott, but not my last. Centrally located in downtown Des Moines. Close to many wonderful dining and night life choices. We found the free shuttle service very helpful. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. The room was quite and clean and the beds very comfortable. Thanks to the entire staff for going... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently stayed at this hotel. First at checking in, they had missed checked my room to someone else. That issue was cleared up until two days later when they said I was checking out a day earlier than expected. The staff was courteous and got that issue resolved as well. I still cannot believe that a hotel that charges... More

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

jmille20, I would like to thank you for providing feedback regarding your recent experience at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. We certainly appreciate all of the positive comments you have offered regarding the hotel and the city of Des Moines. I do apologize for you did not find some aspects of the hotel to your liking. We constantly strive to... More

Davenport, Iowa
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96 reviews 96 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The quality Marriott finishes we are used to in a comfortable room. We had a great view of the Younkers fire from our rooom. Smooth check-in, good fitness center, nice lobby, easy free parking across the street. Good access to the sky walk. ,

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Fairmont, Minnesota
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is close to the convention center and Vets auditorium downtown Des Moines. There is an excellent selection of local dining establishments within walking distance. With all of my travels, this hotel is one of the few that has gone out of their way to make sure you have everything you need during your stay. For example: Nick the... More

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Des Moines
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Probably the nicest of large hotels in the downtown area. Valet guys - excellent, Front Desk Staff - excellent and very friendly. All management staff I met with - exceptional. Food is ok, nothing spectacular and a bit higher priced, but pretty average for hotel pricing.

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Naperville, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I have stayed at the Des Moines Marriott many times throughout the years, but it has been a few. I appreciate what's been remodeled so far. But I was SO disappointed in the breakfast buffet. It is the typical Marriott fare... although, there were no eggs apart from the omelet bar, and on my second day, no berries for cereal.... More

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

I'm glad that you enjoyed the remodel, we are very proud of our updated meeting spaces! I am terribly sorry that you didn't enjoy the breakfast buffet. There are some items that are available by request only, just make sure that we serve quality items. If there is ever anything that you would like such as eggs or berries, please... More

Grand Island, Nebraska
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

A portion of the hotel was under construction at the time of our visit so it made it a bit difficult to use the skywalk. The good news is that they offer a shuttle to the downtown area. The room service was a great value but the drinks in the lobby were very pricey.

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Also Known As:
Des Moines Marriott Downtown Hotel
Des Moines Marriott Downtown Hotel Des Moines
Marriott Des Moines
Des Moines Marriott
Des Moines Marriott Downtown Iowa
Address: 700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
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Location: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Des Moines
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Des Moines Marriott Downtown 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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