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Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1050 6th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50314
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Ranked #24 of 46 hotels in Des Moines
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we arrived at the hotel, the lobby looked very nice. Once we got to the room, it was very outdated. Our room looked nothing like any of the pictures and I expect that they wont, but it was not even close. There wasn't a fridge in the room, you would think that for the price that there would have... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I don't know if breakfast is included normally, but I was traveling with a sports team for the AAU Junior Olympics, and our breakfast was included in the room fee. Breakfast was very good -- eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, cut fruit, hot oatmeal, cold cereal. The location was a short walk to the sports arena, and when we wanted to... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying on our drive home from vacation. There was a big concert in town (not the hotels fault) but there was no where to park except a scary, very dark parking garage. Once we were parked and were sent up to our room the hallway and our room smelled like smoke, there was a guy passed out and... More

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GretchenT81, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Jensinnard, Thank you for taking the time to offer a review of your recent stay with us. We depend on every review to know what areas need improvement and what areas we are doing well. I am so sorry to hear about other guests smoking in the hallway. That is extremely unfortunate as we are a 100% non-smoking facility.... More

Omaha, USA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I stayed one night at the Holiday Inn Downtown while attending a concert on the DM riverfront. The hotel has been there for decades, looking much the same on the outside, and I first stayed there back in the early 1980’s on a school trip. I was not excited to stay there this time, but was pleasantly surprised. The Good... More

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GretchenT81, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Brewbaker, Thank you for taking the time to offer thorough feedback regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We rely on reviews, good and bad, to help us identify the areas do well and the areas that need improvement. I am so happy you found our front desk staff to be helpful while you were here. I am sorry... More

Plymouth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This hotel has great views but the price was way too high for the quality of hotel. Our toilet wasn't even attached to the floor. They don't even have free breakfast. The whole experience was very disappointing. All in all we wouldn't stay again.

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Lschrader26, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay. It is unfortunate the pricing structure of the hotel prevented you from fully enjoying your visit. We are confident the necessary adjustments will be made, in order to achieve complete guest satisfaction. Thank you again for your comments, we look forward to serving you in the... More

Huntington Beach, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Had a bad flight and got in well after midnight. They still came to the airport to pick me up and got me checked right in. The room was nice and clean but obviously a little older. I had rom service a few times and also the breakfast at the restaurant. Food was good. Overall a nice experience, shuttle was... More

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GretchenT81, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Dan E, We appreciate your choosing to stay with us while you were in Des Moines and for taking the time to give feedback of your stay. I am so pleased to find that you were happy with our shuttle service, the restaurant food, and the cleanliness of our hotel. I hope that if your travels bring you back... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were facing Mercy Hospital so we got some noise from the ambulances and helicopters. The room was clean. There were however a few problems. The stopper on the sink did not work. When you sat in the desk chair you had to lean forward if not it would tip you over backwards. I think what this hotel needs is... More

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GretchenT81, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Valerie H, I want to thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts regarding your recent stay with us. I am happy to see that you found our staff to be friendly. I also appreciate your input in regards to the guest rooms. Every review enables us to improve for the future, which I hope includes your... More

Fullerton, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is an older hotel with very small bathrooms, make sure you get a room not facing the downtown. We were here to attend a show at the civic center this location is not walking distance to downtown.

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GretchenT81, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear KimInNE, Thank you for choosing to stay with the Holiday Inn Downtown while you were in Des Moines, and for taking the time to offer a review of your stay. I am sorry to hear you were not pleased with your experience at our hotel. We depend on all reviews, good and bad, to know where we have room... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This hotel is older, but must have been recently updated. The hotel and rooms were very clean. The staff was friendly as can be. Breakfast was also very good and the location is perfect if you are planning on heading down town! Special kudos to the FOM Jessica and the morning desk clerk, I forgot her name, but both went... More

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GretchenT81, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear TMPLS, Thank you for taking the time to offer a review of your stay at our hotel. You are correct, we completed a multi-million dollar renovation of almost every public space in the hotel. In 2014 we have completed a renovation of our fitness center and have begun guest room renovations. I am so happy that you found your... More

Mansfield, TX
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This hotel had issues, but the staff was quick to remedy most of them. I was in town for work and the internet connection was so bad, I couldn't work on my expense reports in the room. Several nights there was no heat, but the staff brought a couple of floor heaters. Staff also brought me an extension cord as... More

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GretchenT81, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear btilford, I want to thank you for choosing to stay with us while you in Des Moines. I appreciate your taking the time to offer a candid and thoughtful review of your stay. I was very happy to hear that you were pleased with our location and the service you received. However, I am disheartened to hear about the... More

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Address: 1050 6th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50314
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Location: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown 3*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Welcome to the Holiday Inn Downtown, Des Moines, Iowa. Come see our new Priority Club Executive Level with the new Holiday Inn bedding. Our convenient downtown location provides the ideal setting for both business and leisure travel. With convenient access to Wells Fargo Arena, Hy-Vee Hall, Veterans Auditorium, Des Moines Civic Center, Iowa State Fairgrounds, and Mercy Hospital, you can not go wrong when you stay at the Holiday Inn Downtown. Located in the heart of Des Moines, we are minutes away from an assortment of entertainment options. Indulge and have a ball at Prairie Meadows Race Track and Casino, Adventureland Park, Blank Park Zoo or the Science Center. Also, exceptional dining and nightlife are just blocks away at the Court Avenue Entertainment District and the trendy Historic East Village. Downtown Des Moines is alive with special events every weekend, and our area shuttle makes navigating downtown a breeze!Relax, it's Holiday Inn. We offer free parking and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, an indoor pool, and a complimentary downtown/airport shuttle. If you love classic American cuisine set in a casual but elegant dining atmosphere, then Genevieve's is the place to go. Whether your visit brings you to Des Moines for business or pleasure, allow the Holiday Inn Downtown to be your hotel of choice! ... more   less 
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