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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This property is absolutely spectacular! We stayed here for a getaway that was close to home. This place did not disappoint. The room was huge and behind gorgeous, the staff was so professional and many restaurants were within walking distance. We hope to be back soon!

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Dallas, Texas
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73 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I spent two nights at the Des Lux, which was one of the hotel block options for a local event. I enjoyed a comfortable, quiet corner room, with high ceilings and a fireplace (too warm outside to use it, however). The room was well lit for work, and the bed was very comfortable. The only drawback was the noise from... More 

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Minneapolis
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Check out the attached photos of my room, 502 -- it really was fantastic. Immense, comfortable, with a gas fireplace, high ceilings, huge windows, big wall-mounted TV, wet bar, gigantic shower, king-size bed, powerful A/C, and more. Since I last stayed here a few years back, the room decor has taken a big leap forward, and the same is true... More 

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Norfolk, Nebraska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing Hotel! We stayed in a corner Suite and we're very impressed. The hotel is beautiful, the staff is amazing. If you are planning a stay in downtown Des Moines, I would highly recommend this wonderful Hotel.

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3 Thank Neil22245733
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45 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

The Des Lux is a comfortable alternative to generic chain hotels, especially for business travelers downtown. Rooms vary a lot; most I saw are very large; mine was huge and had a working fireplace though it faced only an interior garden and was a bit dark. Furnishings are more quirky and interesting than the chains; some will like this more... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Des Lux Hotel while taking care of some family business in Des Moines the weekend of July 27-31. The front desk staff were charming and helpful with any questions we had. The room was huge and had high ceilings and a ceiling fan for added comfort. The bed and pillows were some of the most comfortable... More 

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4 Thank Suzie416
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Probably the best overall hotel experience you can have in Des Moines. My room was large, bright (lots of natural light), with a good and accurate thermostat for personal comfort. (I like a cool room.) The breakfast provided is really first rate - a chef comes in to prepare omelets, plus the selection of pastries, fruit, bacon, and potatoes was... More 

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Oakdale, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

The only thing wrong with our visit was that we could only stay one night. This hotel is lovely. It is privately owned, quiet and beautifully appointed. Breakfast was included. The king size suite was huge and included a giant bathroom, a wet bar, a fireplace and living area. Our son had a corner room with soaring ceilings and differently,... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

What a wonderful hotel located in the heart of downtown Des Moines. Lovely lobby, spacious room, and modern bath. Breakfast was provided in a room a bit too small on one morning. Perhaps some seating should have been set up in an adjacent area to relieve the congestion. Parking was available (free on weekends) in the ramp across the street.

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central Illinois
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

The standard, two queens room was quite huge. The room included a fridge, a very large closet, big chair, large desk. Soaps were black lava and lemon from Italy (which were great!). Check in was fine. The staff gave us decent directions to our evening event. We parked across the street. It was a little weird that we had an... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
These are no ordinary accommodations The largest in Des Moines and among the most welcoming anywhere, many Des Lux rooms and suites indulge with fireplaces and whirlpools. From our King Executive Rooms to the lavishly appointed Presidential Suite you will enjoy an array of signature amenities and the satisfaction of knowing that you could not possibly have chosen a more comfortable retreat. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Des Lux Hotel

Address: 800 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-3622 (Formerly Suites of 800 Locust Hotel and Spa)
Location: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Price Range: $172 - $430 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Des Lux Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 51
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Also Known As:
Suites Of 800 Locust Hotel Des Moines
Hotel Of 800 Locust
Des Lux Hotel Des Moines, Iowa
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