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Hotel Fort des Moines

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1000 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
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Ranked #32 of 46 hotels in Des Moines
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You would think being in the center of a city that has become a nice modern place to visit, this hotel would've been updated. The entrance is nice and speaks of the history but the rooms are prehistoric. So very disappointed. Everything was old and worn down. I wore shoes in our room because the carpet was disgusting. Found a... More

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First off let me start by saying that I have tried to contact management at the hotel and no one will return my call I have called 3 times since our stay on August 16th! When we arrived at the hotel we had a hard time finding parking, we were told that the hotel had no parking and were directed... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Client said they were making a hotel rez for me but someone dropped the ball, there's a big convention in town and they put me here. No discount on parking, tired rooms and lobby, and worst of all, non- functional wifi!! I'm on a business trip and didn't think I'd need to bring a travel AP for a US hotel.... More

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Quincy, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has character galore and from the moment you walk in you feel as if you've been transported in time. The room itself was dated but clean and everything was in good repair. I was in town with a friend for a concert at the Wells Fargo center so was happy to hear the hotel provided a shuttle service... More

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Chicago
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed over a Saturday night with a couple buddies on a baseball road trip to see the Iowa Cubs. PROS You can feel the history of the place. It was built in the early 1920's, and twelve U.S. presidents dating back to Woodrow Wilson have stayed here along with countless other celebrities and political figures. I'd always rather stay... More

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Anaheim, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night. As others have said, this place is old. I was really worried about the cleanliness of our room. We stayed in room 407 and I think we got lucky. The bedding, tub, tile, etc were very old. They were stained from age but I can at least say they were clean. No mold or cockroaches.... More

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Marcus
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at the Hotel Fort for just one night- thank goodness. The hotel is need of a MAJOR facelift. The rooms smell odd, the ceiling has unrepaired water damage, the paint is old, as well as everything else in the room. I wasn't here more than 2 hours when someone tried to enter my room. Thanking God I had the... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I usually stay at the Marriott in Des Moines, and for no good reason I've never liked it. This time it was booked, so I stayed here. I like the throwback vibe, and my room was clean & quiet. I love both Django (co located French restaurant) and Centro (contemporary Italian down the street). Oh, and the price was right.... More

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Morrison, Missouri
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I called to book rooms and I needed a handicapped room my husband is paraplegic they said they had one with only 1 bed and they told me there was a bath seat. I had to book 2 more rooms for the rest of my family since there was only one bed in our room.i also asked if I could... More

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Davenport, Iowa
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109 reviews 109 reviews
73 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We visited this hotel to attend an event in Downtown Des Moines. The Hotel is historic and quaint with a great location. They go out of their way to provide a shuttle to spots in downtown and surrounding areas. Actually they have an old London Taxi for dropping the purpose. We took advantage of it. The room was clean and... More

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Address: 1000 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Location: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Fort des Moines 3*
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