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Des Lux Hotel
Ranked #7 of 48 Hotels in Des Moines
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“Fantastic Stay”
Reviewed April 30, 2005

My wife and I stayed in a Whirlpool Suite and found the accomodations fantastic. Be sure to visit the Spa area. The spa contains a wonderful gym, whirlpool and steam room.

Great place to stay. Would reccomend it any time.

  • Stayed April 2005
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Reviewed December 25, 2004

As the others have said here, this really is a terrific hotel, probably the best in Des Moines. Rooms are spacious and comfortable (ask for the corner fireplace suites) with huge bathrooms, and everyone is very friendly. Complimentary passes to The Embassy Club, a private club located on the 41st floor of 801 Grand (Iowa's tallest building, two blocks away) are included with the stay, but I recommend going there only for drinks after dinner. For dinner, you can't beat SPLASH, a seafood restaurant 6 blocks away. I've traveled all over the world and this restaurant in Des Moines has the best King Crab Legs and other seafood anywhere. There's not much in Des Moines, but if you happen to find yourself there, you now know the best hotel and restaurant anyway.

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Reviewed April 4, 2004

Beautiful hotel, by far the best in Des Moines! They have amazing amenities, and be sure to go the Embassy Club for dinner!

  • Stayed January 2005
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Reviewed March 19, 2003

This would be a great find in a larger/more sophisticated city. It is an amazing find in Des MoinesIf in Des Moines it is the only place to stay.

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Reviewed November 25, 2002

This is the best place to stay in Des Moines. A little more expensive but worth it--particularly for business travelers.

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Additional Information about Des Lux Hotel

Property: Des Lux Hotel
Address: 800 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-3622 (Formerly Suites of 800 Locust Hotel and Spa)
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Location: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 48 Hotels in Des Moines
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Des Lux Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 51
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 
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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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