$159 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 3, 2014 Check-out: Oct 4, 2014

Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel

4 stars
401 Locust Street, 401 LOCUST STREET, Des Moines, IA 50309
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
25 reviews
Great stay

The hotel is absolutely gorgeous. It was so clean and nice. The hotel staff were wonderful and were... See full review

  • Bachelorette party M wed
  • Jun 16, 2014
Great location!

We stayed at the Savery so we could have a fun night out on Court Avenue and walk back to a hotel... See full review

  • Sybil in Iowa
  • Apr 12, 2013
Elegant, historic skywalk hotel welcomes famous and non-famous alike
The elegant Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel has hosted presidents and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A classy lobby with a chandelier welcomes famous and non-famous guests. Its BOS restaurant serves contemporary Midwest cuisine. There's a bar and coffee shop serving Starbucks coffee. A fitness center, indoor pool and whirlpool add appeal. Rooms employ rich striped carpeting and custom duvets for a luxurious look.
Highlights
  • Historic landmark hotel building with a classy interior on the skywalk system
  • On-site restaurant, bar and coffee shop
  • Indoor pool and whirlpool
  • Luxurious rooms with a multitude of pillows and custom duvets
  • More than 12,000 square feet of function space
Location
The Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel is located in downtown Des Moines on the skywalk system. The hotel is a few blocks from the water and Principal Park.
Rooms
The non-smoking 12-floor Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel offers guests a choice of 187 rooms and 31 suites. Rich striped carpeting, high-end bed linens, custom duvets and a mountain of pillows add a luxurious feel. Free high-speed wireless Internet, cable TV and coffee-maker are standard.
Features
Whether you want to work out at the fitness center or relax at the whirlpool and indoor pool, the Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel meets your needs. Valet parking is available for a fee.
Dining
The Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel's BOS restaurant serves a contemporary Midwest menu for breakfast lunch and dinner. Monihan's Speakeasy Lounge serves drinks plus sandwiches, salads and light bites. On the Go@401 offers Starbucks coffee and pastries.
Transportation
  • Des Moines International Airport (4.8 mi/7.8 km)
Attractions
  • Adventureland Amusement Park (10 mi/16.1 km)
  • Blank Park Zoo (5.2 mi/8.4 km)
  • Des Moines Art Center (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • Des Moines Botanical Center (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Des Moines Civic Center (0.3 mi/0.4 km)
  • Drake University (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
  • East Village (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Iowa State Capitol (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Iowa State Fairgrounds (4.1 mi/6.5 km)
  • Principal Park (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Science Center of Iowa (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Wells Fargo Arena and Iowa Events Center (0.5 mi/0.9 km)
Business
  • Seven meeting rooms and more than 14,000 square feet of meeting space
  • Free wireless Internet

Hotel Map

41.5876 -93.623
Area served
Des Moines
Nearby airports
Des Moines International Airport, (DSM), 5.00, MI, S;
Area description
City Center, Location Type: City

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Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Indoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Sauna
Water skiing
Steam bath
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Coffee shop
Room service
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express check in
Express checkout
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
Barber/Beauty shop
FAX
Video checkout
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Drugstore
Florist
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Cordless phone
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Turndown service
Bathroom telephone
Cribs available
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Shower
Iron
Ironing board
Bath tub
Wet bar

Dining

BOS Restaurant
Contemporary Midwest Cuisine
Coda Lounge
Menu featuring sandwiches, salads and lite bites
Starbucks in Coda
Featuring Starbuck's coffee, tea and specialty coffee drinks, plus pastries and sweet treats. Open weekdays 6am-2pm and weekends 6am-noon.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (25)

Ratings and reviews for Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
25 out of 25
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.2

96% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NOlutosin
Washington, D.C.
Aug 19, 2014

Weekend Getaway

The staff is very friendly. The hotel was convenient to downtown. It has a beautiful, updated decor.

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

You have to check out Americana for brunch on the Sundays

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bachelorette party M wed
Des Moines Iowa
Jun 16, 2014

Great stay

The hotel is absolutely gorgeous. It was so clean and nice. The hotel staff were wonderful and were able to shuttle us to a dining location so we didn't have to drive. The ice machine didn't work on our floor, but the staff created an obituary for the ice machine and it was so funny and clever we didn't mind going to another floor to get ice.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JeanU
Carroll, Iowa
Jan 1, 2014

A great experience.

We stayed at the Savery on New Year's Eve and had a wonderful stay! It was a last minute decision and it was even reasonably priced (130) for New Year's Eve. It's right on the skywalk so we only had to walk outside for about a block to get to the restaurant. Really conveniently located and close to LOTS of great places. We accidentally left our camera behind in the room and didn't realize it for about an hour. We called the hotel back and told them about it. They called me back in about 10 minutes and it was waiting for us at the front desk. Great service, comfortable beds, wonderful room service. We are coming back!

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mini mee
c.r. iowa
Sep 16, 2013

goog location

good location for the night life.. they didn't even have free coffee in the morning..

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

very close walk to all the night life..

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Review of Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dr. Raoul Duke
Business
Chicago
Aug 12, 2013

Hotel Savery

I was there for business but would go back there on my own dime for personal time in a NY minute. Great rooms, superb location, and a friendly staff. What more can yoiu ask for?

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Gluten free menu in Des Moines - WOW!

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Review of Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Matt Hoyt
Business
Columbus, OH
Jul 20, 2013

Disappointing for a Renaissance property

Disappointed with the "little things." Stayed 3 nights. Only cleaning I noticed was that someone made the bed. Room not straigtened up like most hotels: empty styrofoam coffee cup was left after cleaning, along with used stir stick. Creamer from the coffee set not replaced. After I ordered in-room breakfast the first morning using the door-hanging order form, no one ever left a new form so I never ordered breakfast "in" again. That is lost revenue. I killed a spider one night on the desk - was still there when I checked out.

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

Business

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Review of Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dancing Dave
Centreville, Va
Jul 9, 2013

Visiting our son

Our son moved to Des Moines a year ago. This was our first trip to visit him. This hotel was recommended for its location and ambience. The location was perfect. We were able to walk many places and enjoy the sites of Des Moines. (the capital, the river, the east village and many local restaurants)

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sybil in Iowa
Clear Lake, IA
Apr 12, 2013

Great location!

We stayed at the Savery so we could have a fun night out on Court Avenue and walk back to a hotel instead of drive. It was the perfect quiet, classy location just two blocks off the loud crazy antics of Court!

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
DJ 68
Minneapolis
Apr 6, 2013

Downtown Des Moines

This was without a doubt an excellent hotel. The staff was outstanding. The hotel is quite stately and in great shape. We would definitely stay again!

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

The bars and restaurants were exceptional with atmosphere and friendly!

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Review of Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Catster
Business
Tampa, FL
Mar 4, 2013

Great!

Clean rooms, friendly and helpful staff! The free shuttle to the airport is very helpful. Restaurant is great and reasonably priced. They serve Starbucks coffee so always good coffee. Centrally located and right on the Skywalk. Couldn't have picked a better place to stay.

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

Business

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