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Des Moines Marriott Downtown

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed over the weekend and headed to the State Fair. The shuttle was $20 each way, didn't matter how many people they took. We were able to share a ride to the fair, but on the way back we were the only ones riding and ended up paying the whole fare for just the two of us. Valet parking... More

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99 reviews 99 reviews
71 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was average and I was not attracted to the decor with its red/gold patterned carpet.There was no coffee maker in the room. The bed was comfortable and, of course, toiletries were included. Parking valet was excellent, but costly. I liked that they served coffee and juice at your breakfast table, and the buffet was OK. Service was helpful.... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Des Moines Marriott for one weekend evening when we traveled to visit family. Because it was the weekend, there was plenty of free parking on the streets outside the hotel (otherwise it's $18 to use valet parking). Checking in was quick and easy, and our room was clean and spacious. The king-size bed was extremely comfortable,... More

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Wapakoneta, Ohio
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89 reviews 89 reviews
18 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had originally booked a room at the Embassy on Locust St for a 5 day stay while our daughter competed in the Jr Olympics. We switched our reservations to this Marriott due to the fact that it is connected to the Iowa Events Center via the Skywalk. For the convenience of being able to walk each day (albeit a... More

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

scott10619, I apologize for the inconveniences you experienced during your stay with us. This is never our intent for our guests, and I will make sure that both our Front Office Manager and Restaurant Manager are aware of this incident so we may work to provide better service to our guests. Thank you for your feedback, and I hope that... More

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Will have to be coming to Des Moines several times a year from now own, and I will certainly NOT be staying here again. Room was right next to the elevator, so I could here the "ding" every time it arrived on the floor. Also, the coke machine area was across the hall. I could even hear the coins drop,... More

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

JOV66, We certainly apologize for the many inconveniences you experienced during your stay with us. Our intent is to make sure that all of our guests feel welcomed and comfortable and we are disappointed that this was not the case for you. I am glad that you did have the opportunity to enjoy our fitness facility, it was recently renovated... More

18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A motel/hotel booking tip. When booking a Marriott chain motel, do not reserve a room through Expedia or another such booking company if you want to use your Marriott reward points. I recently booked such a property through Expedia and had a difficult experience talking to reservation agent on phone due to his accent and our digital phones (Reservation Counter).... More

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Oceanside, California, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to stay in Des Moines. Close to the baseball stadium, great bars and restaurants, and the Farmers Market. Great lobby bar, but was overwhelmed while we were there as the hotel was packed for multiple weddings, a huge concert nearby, and a few outdoor activities. It was nice to se the managers jump right in and assist the... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

What a lovely hotel! Very upscale--nicely appointed room, clean, impressive toiletries, and the nicest bed linens! Discounted price since I was part of a conference block of rooms--good value! Great service--I was even able to check in early which started my conference experience on a high note. Which I would add--this is a great conference hotel!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My husband recently had business in Des Moines, so we decided to make it a family trip. (The crew included my husband, myself, and our 2 young sons). Upon arrival, the woman at the desk was friendly enough, but not terribly informative. We wouldn't have known about the times/location of the Concierge Lounge had it not been listed on our... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We are Marriott Elite members who have stayed nearly 500 nights within their hotel chain. Never in all this time have I encountered a full Marriott with such small rooms. The bathroom was incredibly small...and we are average sized people. The staff was not personable. No one asked how our stay had been when we checked out. They seemed to... More

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

sjkies, We apologize that you did not feel welcomed during your stay with us. Our intent is to make personal connections with each and every one of our guests. We appreciate your feedback as we value every opportunity to improve our guest's experience. We sincerely hope that you will give us the opportunity to host you again in the future. More

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Address: 700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
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Location: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Des Moines Marriott Downtown 3.5*
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Marriott Des Moines
Des Moines Marriott Downtown Iowa

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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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