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Suites of 800 Locust Hotel and Spa
800 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309   |  
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Ranked #17 of 46 Hotels in Des Moines
West Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Front desk staff, housekeeping, lounge, location, all top of the line. We had a reservation for a fireplace corner suite. Our room was not a corner suite! The room was great but was not on a corner. The price difference was 20$.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Des Moines, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

My booking was last minute and I am so glad we chose this hotel! We got a great deal and the staff was wonderful! They helped us find a place to have dinner and were very friendly. The rooms were clean and the bed was very comfortable. Our room had a fire place which was so nice. My only suggestion is to update the TV's. You could only watch if you were on the bed because of the cabinet it was housed in. It was a great stay!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Iowa City, Iowa
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3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

fantastic hotel, quiet with very friendly staff. Very nice rooms, close to some great restaurants. well worth the money to stay at. Next time I'm back in Des Moines I will stay there again! Bed was very comfortable, and room was very clean. Great find.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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11 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Stayed here just one night on a business trip. Rooms are spacious with nice architectural features. Mine had a cove ceiling with indirect lighting and one wall was brick. The bath was outdated but functional and large. Front desk staff was very friendly and the bar and lobby area are richly appointed with dark wood and antiques. It did seem a bit dark overall, but given a choice, I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Good location but rooms are very outdated. The bedding in particular was of terrible quality. The blankets and comforter were totally synthetic and did nothing to keep you warm. The breakfast in the morning was a nice touch.
My room was huge but the lighting was really bad. It was very difficult to do work in the room without totally straining your eyes.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

I recently spent an evening at the 800 Locust Hotel and Spa and found it to be a very relaxing stay. Check in was actually fun and the staff was engaging and helpful. The room was spacious and had all the ammenities I needed as a business traveler. There was a complimentary breakfast buffet (at least for me) that included personally made omlets and other items one usually gets for $20 at a normal well stocked breakfast buffet. The location was right in the center of downtown and nearby to all of the usual downtown businesses, restaurants, etc. The workout room was very nice featuring stationary cycles and walkers with weights, etc. All in all a very good time there. I would highly recommend this place. I guess it gets a lot of use the the Iowa Caucuses, but who knows???!!!

Room Tip: They are all suites and it always seems to be a good idea to get a higher floor when staying in town...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Louisville Kentucky
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This hotel was very nice. The lobby and rooms were gorgeous, as you expect in an older hotel. Each room was very unique and comfortable, most with fireplaces. The single elevator was frustrating at times, just don't be in a hurry! The spa and fitness center was AMAZING. The staff was very friendly and helpful at the front desk. The breakfast was good, but understaffed. Housekeeping was slow, but did a good job cleaning. We were there for a wedding and it was great to have everyone in the same hotel and the opportunity to gather in the lobby and Spa for extra time visiting with friends.

Room Tip: Go for the corner suites, they are very roomy and worth it.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Suites of 800 Locust Hotel and Spa

Address: 800 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Location: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 46 Hotels in Des Moines
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 51
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