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Des Moines Marriott Downtown

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
matratmom Ida Grove, Iowa, United States
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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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Ida Grove, Iowa, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Foster City, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
13 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice accommodations, friendly and helpful service, attractive lobby and bar. You can't get any more downtown Des Moines than this. Easy walking distance to restaurants, art spots, etc. Free shuttle to and from the airport and a quick ride in comfort.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 4 nights at downtown marriott Des Moines for a company conference. Enjoyed the stay. The staff are extremely friendly and accommodating. Lounge access was wonderful. Room was ok for a downtown hotel and has free shuttle pickup to and fro airport and hotel. Strategically located and easy access to restaurants. Hotel also served nice food. Dr E Chow

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very attractive hotel located right downtown (we ended up being able to walk almost everywhere - the awesome Saturday Farmers' Market is only about 6 blocks away). But for what I paid ($170/night, $190 including tax), I guess I expected the rooms to be more luxurious. They were quite small, especially the bathrooms (we had friends stay... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and we hope you enjoyed the State Fair! We try to provide the best shuttle service possible and I am truely sorry that you were unhappy with the price of the ride back to the hotel. We are glad you got to enjoy our valet parking and happy to hear... More

Connecticut
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99 reviews 99 reviews
71 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

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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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*
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