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Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines Downtown

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Room & Suite (41)
Dining (6)
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Our new Hampton Inn & Suites overlooks the Des Moines River in the heart of downtown. Guests enjoy spacious rooms and suites with free WiFi, refrigerator, microwave and ergonomic work space. Free hot breakfast is served daily. A large fitness area and indoor swimming pool are available onsite.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast included
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Good to know
River View
Great View
Hotel links
Visit hotel website
Hotel deals
Full view
90Good for walkers
Grade: 90 out of 100
31Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
17Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
Reviews & more
65Room tips
Traveler rating
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Popular mentions
Downtown (as much as a downtown as Des Moines has to offer) location with cheap ($15) parking. Walking distance to everything the city has to offer. 5 floors, easy parking access and friendly staff. Go
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Hotel's Favorite
We usually choose the Hampton Inn when traveling for one reason, consistency. This property delivered, like every other property! When we checked in, I greeted Mike by his first name, which startled him a bit. He isn’t used to people being so personable apparently. Our room
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Response from AmandaD5094, Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines Downtown
Responded Nov 5, 2018
Good Morning Sabrina365! On behalf of the entire hotel team, we want to thank you for sharing your most memorable experiences with us during your recent stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines Downtown. It is always encouraging to hear positive feedback, particularly when it comes from those who matter the most – you! By taking pride and putting people first we are not only executing the mission of our founders, but exceeding the expectations for our valued guests. Thank you for consistently choosing the Hampton Inn brand, and we hope to see you again soon! Amanda D. Assistant General Manager
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Have stayed here on two different occasions. Hotel is very nice, beds comfortable, staff pleasant, rates reasonable. This hotel is within walking distance to El Bait Shop, a popular bar with good food and also other restaurants. Parked on street in front of hotel.
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Why did Des Moines just recently decide to start charging for metered on-street parking in the evenings? in the past they were free in the evenings after 6 PM & overnight. Now they charge/ticket from 8 AM to 9:30 PM. I will need to take my hotel & dinner business to the
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Review collected in partnership with Hampton
The place was clean. The front desk was efficient and helpful. The staff was friendly. The location was close to downtown and major roads. Be sure to pick a view of the river, then sit back and count the train cars as they go by. Great place to stay.
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View from the Room
Bathroom 1 King studio suite
Riverview, you can see the capital in the background
1 King studio suite
Do you have a restaurant on site
No, and decent options require you to drive a few blocks in to town. You really can't quite walk anywhere except a McDonalds close by. I did it and don't recommend it.
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Does this hotel have free parking?
I have stayed at this hotel at least a half dozen times for various Drake event weekends. Other than Drake graduation weekend, I have never had an issue parking on the street right outside of the hotel. Graduation weekend, one of the days I had to park about 2 blocks away, which was no big deal. As others have said, meters are free on the weekend, which begins Fri evening. I never had to pay for parking.
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Is this hotel located near the freight train track? I'm a bit concerned about noise....TIA.
I can't remember hearing it at night. It does go through close to the hotel. We saw it in afternoon and morning. Hope this helps
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How far are you from the James crown or soccer park?
Mapped this hotel to James Cownie soccer park on Google maps. 8 minute drive (about three and a half miles)
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Sorry, I don't know. You've tried the website ok assuming.
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"Excellent views at the Third floor"
"River view is nice, but sunrise in the summer is bright."
"Use the Hilton Honors app to pick your room"
"River view"
"Ask for rooms with a view of the river and magnificent Capitol Building."
$129 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesIowaDes Moines
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