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Des Moines Marriott Downtown

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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118 reviews 118 reviews
31 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for World Food Prize - was very surprised that only the lobby had free wifi. The room was comfortable, but every time a door slammed/shut, it could be heard in the rooms. If you are a light sleeper - not a good thing. Standard amenities, dining options are quite limited. One redeeming thing: the starbucks/convenience store in the... More

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

We are pleased you chose our hotel to stay during our annual, city wide event. We do have complimentary wifi in all of our public space on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors. Thank you for your positive feedback and patronage at our Starbucks/gift shop, it sounds like we accommodated your traveling needs very well. If your travels should bring... More

Iowa, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I recently stayed two nights at this hotel for a technology conference. This is the second year in a row that I have stayed and my colleagues and I were discussing the updates this hotel needs to make our stay more comfortable in the future. 1. No free Wifi....which we find to be absolutely ridiculous considering they are a business... More

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

Thank you for the feed back on your stay. I am truly sorry that it was not up to your expectations. While we do charge for internet in the guest rooms, there is complimentary wifi available on the first three floors of the hotel. I hope that next year when you return for yor annual conference, that you will allow... More

Chariton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Marriott in Downtown Des Moines, Iowa is a gem in the center of a busy city. The only draw back was no resturant on site for breakfast. Beautiful lobby with a Starbucks. Valet parking is great for handicap or traveling with a lot of luggage

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Brooklyn, NY
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33 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As I was traveling cross country (East to West), I chose hotels all along the way that I felt were secure both in terms of room and in terms of parking safety. The Marriott delivered on this but I felt there were a few updates / upgrades required for this to be a true luxury / business class hotel. First,... More

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

Thank you for staying with us and for the great comments you had about our staff. I'm glad we were able to provide promp service for you in Valet and that you were able to enjoy our City Center Lounge. Please know that we do offer complimentary WiFi in our lobby area for our guests to use, I am sorry... More

Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for work for several days and while the front desk staff seemed very nice, the room and food were simply lacking. The moment I stepped into the room, there was an odd funky smell. I couldn't tell if it was that the room wasn't cleaned properly or if it was coming through the vents. I did ask... More

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

Thank you for stayng with us and for the complimentary words you had for the service our hosts provided during your stay. We are sorry to hear that you had frustrations in regards to your guest room and room service. Should your travels bring you back to Des Moines please know we have safety deposit boxes behind the front desk... More

Oak Hill, West Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location. you can walk to many sites or take the free trolley and d line. Nice rooms and upper floors have a good view. Bad fact is Internet is $10 day in room and the Main floor dining room isn't meant for crowds and has view tables, it's set up with couches and end tables which makes it hard... More

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Ida Grove, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have actually stayed here a few times it is in a great location. If you have anything to do in the downtown area this is a optimal location. Rooms are updated and comfortable my only complaint is having to pay for wifi. Having a Starbucks right in the lobby is a major bonus. One thing that stood out and... More

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Lincolnwood, Illinois, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This Marriott is a typical Marriott hotel - clean, reasonable rates. The hotel is conveniently located. Rooms are clean are generally updated, although the water pressure in the shower was a bit weak. Unlike the lower tier hotels (Holiday Inn, Embassy Suites, etc.), you have to pay for internet, and there is no free breakfast, unless you have a pass... More

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Dubuque, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Des Moines within walking distance to many restaurants, offices and event centers. It's also connected to the Skywalk system. The rooms are great; very clean and up to date. Easy check in, a Starbucks in the lobby and great food.

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Emporia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I made a last minute emergency trip to DesMoines after our grandson was transferred to the NICU at the Children's hospital in downtown DesMoines. We called to reserve our room in route and were told we would receive the hospital discount at the front desk. Upon our arrival around 2 am, we were first told there was... More

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

We are sorry to hear about your grandson and we hope he is doing better! We do apologize for the confusion with your room rate and for the issues you ran into on the 19th floor. We are glad to hear we were able to get you to a quieter floor so you could get some rest after a very... More

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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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