Just perfect. Good location, enormous rooms. Comfortable bed and room. We stay here every time when we go to downtown Des Moines. It was St Patricks weekend, we had a great time. The hotel is one block from all the pubs/bars and restaurants. More
Just perfect. Good location, enormous rooms. Comfortable bed and room. We stay here every time when we go to downtown Des Moines. It was St Patricks weekend, we had a great time. The hotel is one block from all the pubs/bars and restaurants. MoreShow less
Thanks for your feedback. I am very happy you had a great time over the busy weekend. Court Avenue is a fun place.
I stayed for a conference that was spread out between this hotel & 2 other locations. Our room was enormous--the size of 2 typical rooms--with 2 full baths. The bed was very comfortable and it was quiet at night. We enjoyed that it was connected to the skywalk, and we could get to some really good restaurants in the court district without having to go out in the cold.
The hotel had a restaurant and a bar with limited food choices + mini-Starbucks in the a.m. The bar was very overpriced--I was surprised by a $14 glass of wine... in Des Moines?
The staff was friendly & generally helpful.
On the downside, there is NOTHING to do in the immediate area. The only store is a tiny convenience store in the skywalk near the hotel. If you are looking for food and tired of the bar's small menu, pizza is the only other nearby option. It a short walk on the Skywalk to bars and restaurants on the skywalk. Ask the concierge to direct you.
The pool/basement area sorely needs an update.
The common areas are cold and have really uncomfortable chairs.
Thank you for your feedback. When you come back we will have to direct you to the Court Avenue distric which is 2 blocks away and has many restaurants and pubs to explore.
I stayed at this hotel for one night in March 2013. This was my fourth stay at this property in the past year. It is an older, historic hotel at a great location in downtown Des Moines and it says "class" the moment you enter the lobby. As stated in the other reviews, expect to pay for parking; this IS a downtown hotel.. The rooms are super large, and many have two bathrooms - the result of combining two smaller rooms into a single larger room. In addition to beds, you will find a table and easy chair, as well as a writing desk - nice amenities for a business traveler. The restaurant is nice, the breakfast waitress a real gem, and the Iowa cornmeal pancakes are out of this world. However, I was dismayed to find an empty soda can on the floor of my room (behind the easy chair), no regular coffee for the coffee service, and the welcome lemonade in the lobby had been discontinued. Better attention to these details will help maintain a loyal clientele. But for these items, I'd have rated it 5 stars.
First I would like to apologize for the challenges that you encountered in your room. Thank you for letting me know so that I can be certain it will not happen again. We have changed the beverage in the reception area to hot chocolate for the winter months and will change back to the flavored waters in the spring. Thank you again for the feedback.
This hotel has been around for at least 100 years, the picture in the bathroom has a note that talks about when individual rooms got their first private baths in 1919 and that was only special rooms at that. The hotel is big and grand, but you have to pay for either valet parking, or you can park in the city garage (across the street) Note: on the week-ends it is free other wise about $11.00 each day. The are places to eat with in walking distance which are quaint and the usually down town type nothing real special to note. Unlike most Marriott hotel chains this one doesn't provide complementary breakfast, but they do have their own restaurant on site.
the door man was very helpful and informative, the desk clerk was polite and efficient.
As a down town hotel goes this one was clean, nice and quiet only because we got there after the wrestling tournament. Very close to freeway on and off ramps
on the scuba bubble scale I give this place a 7 out of 10 bubbles.
Thank you for the great feedback on your recent stay. We are very proud of our historic hotel. Internally it certainly has changed, for the better, but it still has its rich history.
Had a comfortable stay at the Renaissance Savory in Des Moines. The room was decent, the bed good, the staff friendly and the breakfast was very good. Quite good downtown location, good selection of restaurants 2 blocks away.
Thank you for the feedback. We are very fortunate to be so close to so many great restaruants in Des Moines. The skywalks can get you close enough so you don't have to be out in the cold very long at all.
Nice hotel..great location and a very big corner room...yes the wrestling tourney was here...but all the kids and parents were very nice.....btw, we were just visiting Iowa from nor cal so we had
nothing to do with the wrestling group...nice staff and a very friendly coffee bar server on Saturday morning...thanks for a nice stay
Thank you for your comments from your recent stay. We do enjoy our wrestling teams once a year. This year Des Moines will be host to the NCAA nationals. Should be an exciting week. Thanks again.