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Hotel Fort des Moines

1000 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Boone, Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in DesMoines and needed a place to stay close to the hospital so we choose Hotel Fort DesMoines, wish I would of looked at reviews first! Horrible! Heat index was in the triple digits and the hotel had no air on the 10 th floor where they gave me our room!! They did give us a fan but... More 

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Louisiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting family in the area and booked the Des Moines. It was a horrible experience. It was VERY warm and no AC was available. There was no way to adequately cool the room. We opted to leave before the next night. The lobby was well cooled so check in was deceptive. The restaurant was not open. Had we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is a very old building in need of some serious upgrades. There is no AC in the rooms, no thermostat. Only an old ventilation control knob you can turn open or closed, and either way no air comes into your room. My room was near boiling hot. Old square tube TV with cable that buzzed loudly and had... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I bought a room for one night on Priceline and regretted it right away. This was mid-May but a hot day and when I got to my old, out dated room, it was very hot. When I called staff, they said it was broken and the engineer had not come in. From the other reviews, I'm going to say that's... More 

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Lake Tahoe Area
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I travel for a living and am used to interesting international accommodations, but when booking through a travel site for a stay in a US based hotel, however, I do expect a somewhat comfortable bed with the amenities advertised in the posting, even in 3 star accommodations. So what happens when you get to your hotel after midnight and realize... More 

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No Air Conditioning regardless of what is advertised! Super old hotel. It was probably nice in the 1800's. What I would expect in a 3rd world country. I checked my room, laughed extremely hard, then got the hell out of there!

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Midwest
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Priceline had a good special on this hotel, and I took it because I needed to be downtown but didn't want to pay downtown prices. My room, bed and bath were all clean, I could tell the stained carpet was recently cleaned, but the stains were too old to come out. This hotel is due to close and be renovated,... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This hotel was advertised as a 3 star hotel. It may have been at one time, but it can no longer make that claim. The hotel is beautiful and was the talk of the town in 1919. However, today it needs a lot of work. We arrived in Des Moines on June 10, 2015. It was 92 degrees and humid.... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is the worst hotel experience I have ever had. If I could give a ZERO rating, I would. A rating of 1 is far too generous. It has no air conditioning and management decision to not fix it. I have stay in many hotels for many many years and this has to the be on the top my list... More 

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Zearing, Iowa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Upon arrival, there was nothing out of the ordinary. It was cool in the lobby and the elevator. However, we arrived in our room to find the window open and one small fan running. After trying to start the air conditioning unsuccessfully, we called the front desk. The front desk claimed they only have one old air conditioning unit that... More 

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