$150 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 24, 2014 Check-out: Sep 27, 2014

Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown

3 stars
101 East Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
45 reviews
family weekend

We stayed at the property as we attended a concert at the Simon Estes Amphitheater, literally the... See full review

  • Family DadMom
  • Aug 20, 2014
Family Getaway

We are frequent returners to this property and we had our 6 year old twins with us. The suite in... See full review

  • Family DadMom
  • Jul 30, 2014
Downtown Des Moines hotel offers all-suites accommodations on Riverwalk
The Embassy Suites Des Moines - On the River offers all-suite accommodations in downtown Des Moines near the capitol, the East Village and Court Avenue District. The hotel is on the Principal Riverwalk. All two-room suites include a refrigerator, microwave and high-speed wireless access (fees apply). Enjoy free breakfast, an indoor pool, Jacuzzi and a Precor fitness center. On-site Doozie's Bar and Grill is open for lunch and dinner.
Highlights
  • Downtown Des Moines hotel on the Principal Riverwalk, near the capitol
  • All suites offer two rooms, refrigerator, microwave, high-speed wireless Internet access (fees apply)
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast and on-site restaurant
  • Indoor pool, Jacuzzi, Precor fitness center at Embassy Suites Des Moines - On the River
Location
The Embassy Suites Des Moines - On the River offer views of the river, plus easy access to the capitol and the Principal River walk with walking and bike paths, a winter ice skating rink and summer amphitheater concerts. The nearby historic East Village and Court Avenue District offer restaurants, shops and nightlife.
Rooms
All rooms at the Embassy Suites Des Moines - On the River are two-room suites with a sleeper sofa, high-speed Internet (fees apply), two TVs, refrigerator, microwave and coffee-maker. Photographs of Des Moines decorate the walls, and a Serta Perfect Sleeper bed ensures that guests get their rest.
Features
Amenities start with the free cooked-to-order breakfast and end with a manager's reception. Guests can enjoy the indoor pool and Jacuzzi or get a workout at the Precor fitness center. Self or valet parking is available for a fee. A gift shop, coin laundry and room service add appeal.
Dining
The casual Doozie's Bar and Grill at Embassy Suites Des Moines - On the River is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. with sandwiches, salads, steaks and pizza on the menu, as are happy hour specials.
Transportation
  • Des Moines International Airport (5.3 mi/8.5 km)
Attractions
  • Des Moines Civic Center (0.3 mi/0.6 km)
  • East Village (0.5 mi/0.9 km)
  • Des Moines Botanical Center (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Wells Fargo Arena and Iowa Events Center (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Science Center of Iowa (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Iowa State Capitol (0.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • Principal Park (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Drake University (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Des Moines Art Center (3.6 mi/5.8 km)
  • Blank Park Zoo (5.2 mi/8.4 km)
Business
  • More than 16,000 square feet of meeting space
  • 24/7 business center
  • Printing, photo copying, fax and notary public

Hotel Map

41.5883 -93.6154
Nearby airports
Des Moines Intl Airport, (DSM), 5.00, MI, NE; Eppley Airfield, (OMA), 140.00, MI, E;

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Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Wheel chair access

Dining

Restaurant
onsite

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (45)

Ratings and reviews for Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
45 out of 45
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.9

96% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Family DadMom
Cedar Valley, Iowa
Aug 20, 2014

family weekend

We stayed at the property as we attended a concert at the Simon Estes Amphitheater, literally the back yard of the Embassy Suites!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Iowan mom on niteout
Iowa
Aug 4, 2014

Great staff

Shuttle service was amazing. Would definitely stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Family DadMom
Cedar Valley, Iowa
Jul 30, 2014

Family Getaway

We are frequent returners to this property and we had our 6 year old twins with us. The suite in each room allows the kids to be on one side while the parents are in the other. Clean frig and microwave certainly helped, as well as the hot breakfast in the morning. We stayed overnight as we attend an outdoor concert along the river. BEAUTIFUL view!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Check out the Simon Estes Amphitheater for outdoor events/concerts in the summer!

Review of Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
LilSapphire
Cedar Rapids
Jul 20, 2014

Great Stay

Overnight stay because we were visiting Blank Park Zoo. Very comfortable stay and the staff was excellent. Great location for downtown as well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

Comp.breakfast was wonderful!

Review of Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
I like clean hotels
Waterloo, Iowa
Jun 23, 2014

See downtown Des Moines - stay at Embassy Suites

I had a wedding to go to in Des Moines and booked this hotel at the last minute. Positive Points: 1. The rooms were very nice and clean. 2. The front staff was very nice and got me checked in and a shuttle to the wedding. The shuttle service was great and saves you time and money from driving around. 3. The breakfast was very good. The omelet cook knew how to do over easy eggs. 4. They have everything in case you forgot something and the bar Liberty was ok. 5. Its a nice hotel for families and kids. Negatives: 1. I thought the carpet in the room was a little outdated. 2. The hotel was understaffed. They only had 3 people checking people in and this hotel had 4 wedding parties plus families checking in. 3. The layout of checking in did not make sense. One small check-in table and then a bigger check-in table behind it - it just did not leave room for anyone waiting to check in or how to check i n. 4. I parked across the street and they charged me $8 dollars - if you park underground its more. OVERALL: It was worth every penny because of location and staff and breakfast and shuttle service they provide. I would stay there and only there when staying in downtown Des Moines. P.S. Thank you to the lady at Embassy Suites for getting me checked in fast and getting me a shuttle to the wedding on time!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Dining tip: In Hotel

Breakfast was very good.

Review of Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cheri V.
Davenport, IA
Jun 19, 2014

Very nice but a little overpriced

The hotel was clean and the staff were polite and helpful. Great complimentary breakfast. Only two complaints. Lobby and halls were humid due to the waterfall and the rooms climate control took forever to make the it comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Civic center is only a few blocks away.

Review of Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
crash1005
Iowa
Jun 9, 2014

Bit pricy for the value.

Decent location in downtown Des Moines. Problem is... Its downtown Des Moines. I expect to pay these rates in Chicago or Minneapolis when something exciting is happening.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cool Cat Daddy
Waterloo, Iowa
Apr 20, 2014

Good hotel

Great location for downtown Des Moines. Shuttle was handy. Staff very friendly and helpful. A little pricey, but free drinks in evening and a very good breakfast buffet took the sting away.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Famous Amos Ilene
Montezuma, IA
Mar 31, 2014

Great location for Des Moines

Had a great stay at the Embassy Suites in Downtown Des Moines.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
jay boens
Business
desmoines iowa
Mar 17, 2014

fair stay

Most hotels that you visit welcome you. I was not greeted properly nor when I checked out was I asked how my stay was. Overall it was a very nice place and would recommended staying there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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