We attended a wedding at the Savery and missed the group booking deadline. When I called the hotel directly, the staff was less than friendly. But for the wedding, we would have stayed somewhere else because of the brusque folks I spoke with by phone. The staff at check-in was professional, but not particularly welcoming.
Like other reviewers, I found the bathroom old with some nasty looking grout. The bathroom was definitely the downside of our room. In addition to the dingy bathroom, I noticed a blood spot on the dust ruffle of our bed.
The hotel is historic with a nice downtown location. The pillows were great! The food served at the wedding reception was above average banquet fare.
The public parking garage at Fourth and Grand, unlike hotel parking, is free on Saturday and Sunday. The public garage also has a skywalk to the hotel. Beware of the three or four stairs that lead from the skywalk to the area where one finds the hotel elevator. It is handicap and luggage accessible, via an awkward enclosed lift which a second person has to operate as far as I could tell.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This historic hotel, located in the heart of downtown Des Moines, Iowa is within walking distance to Wells Fargo Arena, Iowa Events Center, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, Court Avenue restaurants and nightlife and East Village restaurants and shops. Start your day off right with a visit to Coda Coffee, located on the street level of the hotel, for freshly brewed Starbucks beverages. Then return in the evening to Coda Lounge to discover the hottest new lounge in downtown Des Moines. Don't miss the contemporary midwest cuisine and local products served in BOS restaurant, also located street level in the hotel. Additional amenities enjoyed by guests include a fitness center, indoor pool, whirlpool, complimentary airport transportation and complimentary wireless service. If you’re searching for a venue to host a romantic wedding, a business meeting or a conference, this hotel features over 12,000 square feet of function space, innovative meeting technology and a creative catering and culinary team. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel Iowa
- Des Moines Renaissance