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Des Moines Marriott Downtown

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Peoria, Illinois
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72 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I booked this hotel for our 8U travel baseball team's state tourney weekend. Too big a place to stay connected with team, despite awesome pool area with tons of noodles for the kids to enjoy. The hotel security took down our professionally-printed posters celebrating each player on our hotel doors and threw them away.... when questioned they claimed security concerns... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed there for the weekend for the Fair. It's a perfectly fine hotel centrally located. Very nice front desk staff - extremely professional and welcoming. The hotel is in major need of an update - the carpet in the elevators are filthy and in need of replacement - it's a sign no one is paying attention that the hotel needs... More 

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Delray Beach
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166 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff here treats you like a queen! They are very nice and accommodating. The hotel lobby is very nice also. They have a starbucks in the lobby. Well I guess it is not really Starbucks owned, you can't use your app on your phone to pay for the coffee and the barista was far from experienced. The rooms are... More 

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Guilford, Connecticut
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33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful and very friendly lobby, nice bar with a limited but very good menu. Other restaurants in hotel. Pool and hot tub area also have a menu and was very clean. Breakfast not included but we knew that before we booked. Awesome location in walking distance to nice restaurants, clubs the farmers market.

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Iowa
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81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in town for a sporting event at Wells Fargo Arena or Principal Park, the Marriott in centrally located within walking distance of each, as well as the entertainment / dining areas on Court Avenue. A very expansive lobby with a small bar welcomes you to the hotel and they do offer shuttle service to the DSM airport.... More 

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Des Moines M, Manager at Des Moines Marriott Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive account of our hotel stemming from your recent stay. To clarify, valet parking is $24+tax per night per vehicle. We do hope our overall rating may improve to that of a perfect score if you will allow us the opportunity to host you again in the near future. Thank you for choosing the Des Moines... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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86 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay was very nice at this hotel. The staff was super easy to work with on our business trip. I'd definitely return for business. The meeting space was just perfect for our group. Hotel rooms were clean and spacious. The Starbucks and hotel bars were nice to have inside the hotel!

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Thank Morgan M
Des Moines M, Manager at Des Moines Marriott Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback on multiple areas of our hotel. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and only hope that a future review may result in a perfect rating. Thank you for choosing the Des Moines Marriott! More 

Algona, Iowa
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40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have business or leisure downtown the Marriott is a great location. Many restaurants within walking distance. Comfy beds, very clean, frig in room! Only problem was the wireless, in my room their was limited access, do I couldn't access the Internet.

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Eagan, Minnesota, USA
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29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed here on a weekend. Despite there being 10 weddings hosted there, and a concert down the block, our room was surprisingly quiet. The room was clean and comfortable, and the central location made getting around the city a breeze even with all of the construction. Biggest advice: The public parking is FREE on weekends, and... More 

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Iowa
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect place to meet people and the rooms are fantastic. Would stay here anytime I'm in Des Moines. Connected through sky walks. Eateries close by and the vallet parking is very nice. large banquet facility for any occasion.

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I won't go into the problems we had due to poorly-trained staff when we checked in at the Marriott Hotel, Downtown Des Moines, but I will say that though poor service is not a new experience for me at Marriott (I was once refused service by a Marriott reservationist because he didn't approve of the conference I was attending), I... More 

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Des Moines M, Manager at Des Moines Marriott Downtown, responded to this review

We are disheartened to hear of your experience at our hotel. We do strive to ensure our staff is well trained, professional and at the very least respectful and friendly. Please trust your encounter is not our standard and this feedback will be shared amongst our guest facing teams. Thank you for taking the time to provide a review so... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
City Center Lounge
City Center Lounge
Cuisines: American
Rock River Grill & Tavern
Rock River Grill & Tavern
Cuisines: American, Pub
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy a luxury Des Moines hotel ideally located in the downtown business district just four miles from the airport and connected to the Iowa Events Center and Wells Fargo Arena by skywalk, making it one of the most convenient downtown Des Moines hotels. Dine at the delectable on-site Rock River Grill and Tavern, or discover the innovative City Center Lounge for casual downtown libations. Guests can relax in our sparkling pool or coffee shop and stay connected with our business center and free wi-fi in public areas. Highlighted by 25,000 square feet of space, this Des Moines, IA hotel is ideal for conferences, weddings, retreats and events of all sizes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Des Moines Marriott Downtown

Address: 700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2785
Location: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Price Range: $187 - $373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Des Moines Marriott Downtown 3.5*
Number of rooms: 415
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Also Known As:
Des Moines Marriott Downtown Hotel Des Moines
Marriott Des Moines
Des Moines Marriott Downtown Iowa
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Des Moines
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