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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stay here pretty frequently for work. The staff is great. Rooms are standard marriott. Food is very good. My issue (from 3 visits!) Is they need to more aggressively manage problem guests. If you are there during the wrestling tournament. It is a disaster. Last month i had to deal with a fight in the hall. This past week... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Des Moines for a family wedding. We booked two rooms at the Marriott. One room for my wife and I and another for our three boys. The hotel is centrally located in downtown Des Moines. It is part of the sky walk system downtown so you can get a lot of places without stepping foot out in... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean rooms, decent gym, accessible staff. Stayed on concierge floor. Utilitarian bathroom. Good location for downtown Des Moines. Several good restaurants and coffee shops nearby. Good area for running with sidewalks and lighting.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Downtown Marriott has been our go to hotel whenever we are in Des Moines. It's been 2 years since we were last in Des Moines and there have been changes; not all are good. There is a new lounge area in the lobby which is great. We spent time down there having a couple of drinks and an appetizer... More 

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

Thank you for the nice review of our City Center Lounge located in our lobby. Our lobby was renovated within the last few years and we take great pride in our new lounge. Im sorry to hear that our gust rooms did not live up to your expectations. We have a renovation planned to update our rooms within the next... More 

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I just stayed here for a few days for a work conference. Pros: The room was nice & clean! Front desk, waitstaff (in the City Center Bar), and housekeepers were very nice and friendly! Good location--walking distance to restaurants and convention center. Cons: No free wi-fi. Food at City Center was nothing exciting (but drinks were good). If I ever... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

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 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

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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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

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 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

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 

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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
Des Moines Marriott Downtown Iowa
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Des Moines

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