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Dover, Ohio
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185 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel has 33 floors with ample elevators, so the wait is minimal. There are not alot of rooms on each floor so it is easy to move around in this hotel. Not alot of walking. The room was spacious and included a refrigerator. I would recommend this hotel to anyone needing to stay downtown near restaurants and businesses. The... More 

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Thank carolc80
Management response:

Thanks so very much for staying with us at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown! We certainly appreciate your taking the time to share your feedback with fellow travelers looking for a great hotel experience with hosts who extend Marriott's 'Spirit to Serve' from arrival to departure. We certainly hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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162 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is 30 years old. The rooms were very nice and the staff friendly. The front desk clerks were great. The main bar is a large lobby bar and the bartenders were good. The "club" experience was a little disappointing - not used to having to pay for drinks in what is basically a concierge function.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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264 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff here are impeccable - the valet was extremely friendly (although holy cow expensive). Their lobby is very nice - great space for hanging out at the bar. Rooms are spacious and the beds super comfy with a variety of different pillows. I was happy they had mini fridges (seems like those are going by the wayside at many... More 

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Thanks so much for staying with us at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to the opportunity to host your stay at our hotel in the future! More 

Rapid City, South Dakota
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327 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Older Marriott with small rooms and smaller bathrooms but the staff is wonderful - they are fighting an uphill battle with older property but they are really doing a great job. Without the marvelous staff it would be 2.5 out of 5.

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Marengo, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at this location for a week on business. The hotel was very nice and well maintained. Convenient location to downtown businesses. Airport shuttle was very slow. Waited nearly an hour to be picked up,after calling to advise that I was at the airport. Desk staff was just okay.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The rooms were very clean and at a low rate! Quality stay! Will definitely stay again next time I'm in Des Moines! The rooms have these great new electronic media outlets on the desks that connect to the TV. If I had known I would've brought my HDMI cord or monitor plug for my laptop so I could get some... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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160 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here on business. PROS: Typical Marriott Very clean Excellent service from the desk to the valet Big lobby with restaurant Starbuck's on site Sundry store Large fitness center Pool Valet parking available Marriott Elite lounge on mezzanine level with good food offerings (substantial food items available for both breakfast and dinner hours) Rooms are decent sized Refrigerator in room... More 

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Thank TravelMommy1
Management response:

Thank you so very much for staying with us at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown while in Des Moines on business. We greatly appreciate the feedback provided and will be sharing your comments with all of our staff ... including Nim with our valet staff. It's great to have him as part of the team! More 

Denver
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63 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown for 1 night for a business meeting. The rooms, like all Marriott's, are clean and comfortable. The lobby offered many options, bar, convenience store, concierge, etc, and the work out room was large had many options along with a large pool. The room itself was large and made working in the room... More 

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Marietta
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like any Marriott I had been in the past the rooms are very comfortable and clean. Wish the lounge offering include more options for dinner. I had to drive and eat elsewhere. The parking is free and close to many locations.

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Thank Osvaldo V
Management response:

Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your recent stay at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. Glad to see that you were able to take advantage of the "Free Parking" on the weekends both on the street and in adjacent ramps. We look forward to your return! More 

South Ogden, Utah, United States
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30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meeting Space and Location are great, Employees are helpful and kind. Restaurant was great for lunch. Staff Helpful and quick. The catered food was also great. Lobby had good appearance. Hotel Rooms definitely need updating. Bathroom small. and old Bed Mattresses kept sliding. Was four night of awful sleep. Room was clean but old. BED WAS TERRIBLE for the PRICE

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1 Thank Cathie McGregor C
Management response:

Thank you so much for your overall feedback regarding your recent experience at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. Your comments regarding the bed in the guestroom occupied will be addressed immediately. In addition, our plan is to complete a guest room renovation in late 2017 and we hope you'll allow us the opportunity to welcome your return. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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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
  • Paid Wifi
  • Public 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: $184 - $378 (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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