It's a big chain hotel in an inner-ring suburb, and pretty much what you'd expect.
No real complaints about my room, which was clean and comfortable. The wireless internet had an annoying habit of dropping out for a minute or two at a time, which, if you're traveling on business and need to upload large files, turns out to be a big problem.
Breakfast buffet was standard fare, and some mornings it wasn't particularly hot - not worth the $13 or $14 they charged for it. But the dinner options at their in-house restaurant were surprisingly tasty, for hotel fare. I was impressed.
Well-equipped gym with free weights and new cardio equipment, though there was a strange fungal smell in the hallway leading to the gym area. No laundry service on weekends, and during my stay their coin-op dryer was out of order, too.
All in all, though, for the rates they offer, it's a decent value for money.
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Thank you for your review. We enjoyed having you as our guest. I'm glad you liked your room, and particularly glad you had a nice dining experience at our restaurant. I apologize for the dryer being out of order at the time of your stay, and hope this didn't cause too much inconvenience for you. We welcome you to come and stay with us again the next time you visit the Des Moines area.
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