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Guests will enjoy a stay in this Midwest city at one of the comfortable Des Moines hotels. They will find a variety of lodging options close to activities. Home to the Iowa State Fair every summer, visitors flock in during August from all over the state to stay at one of the many hotels. Des Moines also has a variety of other entertainment throughout the year to interest guests.

Des Moines Quick Picks and Tips


The Iowa Events Center provides convention facilities for job fairs, conferences, and concerts, with several Des Moines hotels nearby for easy access to this facility.


Guests at Des Moines hotels can find a variety of cuisine right outside their door. For barbeque lovers, guests have to stop by Jethro's, the award-winning restaurant. If seafood is more appealing, the Waterfront Seafood Market offers top choices.

Major Point of Interest

Guests staying downtown will want to check out the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park where 27 interesting pieces of art reside for an afternoon break from their busy schedule.


Guests in Des Moines will enjoy quaint little shops to find interesting trinkets. They can also spend some time in the Merle Hay Mall with numerous national and local stores to choose from.


Des Moines is home to the Iowa Barnstormers of the American Football League. Guests to the area can also enjoy several league sports during their visit, from hockey with the Buccaneers to the Menace soccer team. The Iowa Cubs provide an exciting game of minor league baseball during the summer. They can also catch a Dragons basketball game during the season.

Recently booked Des Moines hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Motel 6 Des Moines South - Airport 1 hour ago 1 star $49
Travelodge Des Moines IA 2 hours ago 3 stars $50
Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown
Downtown Des Moines
6 hours ago 3 stars $127
Hotel Fort Des Moines
Downtown Des Moines
14 hours ago 3 stars $99
Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel
Downtown Des Moines
16 hours ago 4 stars $129
Ramada Des Moines Airport 18 hours ago 3 stars $68
Hyatt Place Des Moines Downtown
Downtown Des Moines
20 hours ago 4 stars $142
Downtown Des Moines
1 day ago 3 stars $95
Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines
1 day ago 3 stars $109
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center - Des Moines
1 day ago 2 stars $117

Recently Rated Des Moines Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
DoubleTree by Hilton Des Moines Airport
4.2 / 5
20 reviews
4 stars $103
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Des Moines Airport
4.4 / 5
19 reviews
3 stars $119
Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines
3.8 / 5
73 reviews
3 stars $109
Travelodge Des Moines IA
2.8 / 5
65 reviews
3 stars $50
Hotel Fort Des Moines
Downtown Des Moines
3.3 / 5
105 reviews
3 stars $99
Hyatt Place Des Moines Downtown
Downtown Des Moines
4.3 / 5
19 reviews
4 stars $142
Downtown Des Moines
3.5 / 5
22 reviews
3 stars $94
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites DES MOINES-NORTHWEST
3.1 / 5
14 reviews
4 stars $114
Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown
Downtown Des Moines
3.9 / 5
44 reviews
3 stars $127
Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay
2.8 / 5
36 reviews
2 stars $59

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From $99

1 Hotel Fort Des Moines

3 stars
3.3 / 5 105 reviews

1000 Walnut St Map

Historic downtown Des Moines hotel with modern amenities, InternetThe historic Hotel Fort Des Moines was built in 1919, and after an extensive renovation was listed on the National Register of... More

convenient, parking nearby
With in walking distance to all places of our interest, including farmers market, and downtown dining.
Aug 12, 2014
From $142

2 Hyatt Place Des Moines Downtown

4 stars
4.3 / 5 19 reviews

418 6th Ave. Map

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Guest rooms feature contemporary decor with stylish furnishings including the Hyatt Grand beds, state-of-the-art media and work center with a high-definition 42 inch flat panel television that ... More

Great hotel!
This hotel is a welcome addition to the downtown hotel lineup! It's my go-to-hotel now. The rooms are always clean and huge! The staff is amazing and its walking distance to everything you could...
Aug 11, 2014
From $95


3 stars
3.8 / 5 26 reviews

1050 6TH AVENUE Map

Downtown Des Moines hotel with free wireless, parking, airport shuttleThe Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown Mercy Campus is located close to Mercy Medical Center and Wells Fargo Arena and Iowa Events... More

Typical Holiday Inn Quality
It was a normal stay. Not much time to use amenities. The food was good. Room was clean and comfortable.
Jun 29, 2014
From $127

4 Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown

3 stars
3.9 / 5 44 reviews

101 East Locust Street Map

Free cooked-to-order breakfast, Evening Reception

Downtown Des Moines hotel offers all-suites accommodations on RiverwalkThe Embassy Suites Des Moines - On the River offers all-suite accommodations in downtown Des Moines near the capitol, the East... More

Great staff
Shuttle service was amazing. Would definitely stay again.
Aug 4, 2014
From $114

5 Quality Inn & Suites Event Center

2 stars
3.2 / 5 5 reviews

929 3rd Street Map

The Quality Inn & SuitesTM Event Center is centrally located near many popular attractions, including the Iowa Events Center, Des Moines Botanical Center, Hoyt Sherman Place, Drake University and... More

Wonderful Hotel
This hotel was the perfect location, price, and atmosphere. My room was on the top floor overlooking the river and the capitol. What a view! Breakfast was delicious and the staff were uber...
May 27, 2014
From $129

6 Des Moines Marriott Downtown

3 stars
4.0 / 5 30 reviews

700 Grand Avenue Map

Rate includes breakfast

Large downtown Des Moines hotel with business and leisure amenitiesThe 33-floor Des Moines Marriott Downtown offers 411 guest rooms, six luxury suites and 15 meeting rooms. The skywalk system... More

Pick a business hotel for a great weekend
We wanted a hotel that was in downtown Des Moines since we were attending an event. The rate at the Marriott was much better than I expected and I hadn't stated there in years, so we selected it....
Apr 21, 2014
From $129

7 Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 24 reviews

401 Locust Street Map

Rate includes breakfast

Elegant, historic skywalk hotel welcomes famous and non-famous alikeThe elegant Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel has hosted presidents and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.... More

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...
Jun 16, 2014
From $119

8 Residence Inn Des Moines Downtown

3 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

100 SW Water Street Map

The NEW Residence Inn by Marriott, the only all- suite, extended stay hotel in downtown Des Moines sits on the scenic river, close to Principal Park, Court Avenue Entertainment District, Science... More

ghost town
The hotel itself was very comfortable and clean. The staff however was not at the desk on the 3 occasions I needed assistance. Again at checkout when I called the front desk to confirm, no answer....
Mar 17, 2014
From $50

9 Travelodge Des Moines IA

3 stars
2.8 / 5 65 reviews

4685 A Northeast 14th Street Map

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Des Moines hotel with free breakfast, wireless Internet, outdoor poolThe Travelodge Des Moines IA sits north of the city just off I-35/I-80 and I-235. The Des Moines hotel offers a free breakfast,... More

Great for out of town workers
I am staying at the travelogue until I close on my house. The hotel was resonably priced for extended stay. Room included a microwave and refrigerator.
Aug 16, 2014
From $89

10 Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds

2 stars
3.0 / 5 5 reviews

410 E. 30th Street Map

Hotel has a 100% smoke free environment. Experience the Econo Lodge Inn and Suites, Des Moines newest hotel located adjacent to the Iowa State Fairgrounds and only minutes from downtown Des Moines... More

Satisfactory if not expecting something special
The location would have been great if we were staying during the Iowa State Fair. Unfortunately, we were there for an event held downtown Des Moines. The room was very plain, but clean. The most...
Nov 12, 2012
From $66

11 Village Inn Motel

2 stars
2.5 / 5 4 reviews

1348 East Euclid Avenue Map

The Village Inn Motel Des Moines ideal for business and leisure travelers 21 years and older offers great value and a great location in the heart of Des Moines. The hotel is just a few miles from... More

From $68

12 Ramada Des Moines Airport

3 stars
3.3 / 5 17 reviews

1810 Army Post Road Map

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Des Moines airport hotel with free shuttle, free breakfast, indoor poolCityview Magazine recognized Magnuson Hotel Des Moines Airport Hotel with a Best Hotel award.  The hotel is located next... More

Cheap room, cheap experience
This hotel looks nicer In pics than it actually is. The reason I booked here was because they advertised a pool and hot tub but when I got there and checked in, there was a sign that said the pool,...
Mar 31, 2014
From $74

13 Days Inn & Suites Des Moines Airport

2 stars
3.5 / 5 47 reviews

1901 Hackley Avenue Map

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The Days Inn And Suites Des Moines-Airport is your ideal choice for Des Moines Iowa smoke-free hotels. Great location just off Fleur Drive across from the Des Moines International Airport. FREE 24... More

good spot by airport
clean room and good location by airport. free airport shuttle takes you to the terminal!
Jul 26, 2014
From $94


3 stars
3.5 / 5 22 reviews

1140 24TH STREET Map

Des Moines Hotel's Central Location Delivers Satisfaction Poised right in the heart of the city in an up-and-coming renaissance neighborhood, the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel Des Moines at Drake... More

Drake College Visit
Booked this hotel as it was close to Drake college. The room had seen better days, stains in the bath tub on the sheets, etc. The air conditioner sounded like a jet engine making it difficult to...
Aug 11, 2014
From $94

15 Quality Inn & Suites Airport

2 stars
3.0 / 5 17 reviews

5231 Fleur Dr. Map

The Quality Inn & Suites Airport is conveniently located across the street from the Des Moines International Airport and only minutes from Downtown Des Moines and the State Capital and Des Moines... More

Quality Inn Des Moines Airport
smelled musty; all linens, towels, chairs, etc were threadbare
Jul 6, 2014
From $92

16 Hampton Inn Des Moines-Airport

3 stars
4.0 / 5 29 reviews

5001 Fleur Drive Map

Free On The HouseT hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

get ready to take off...welcome to the Hampton Inn Des Moines-Airport.Here at the Hampton Inn® hotel at the Des Moines-Airport, we strive to make your life easier. And that starts with our... More

Clean, comfortable, great customer service
This hotel was clean and had several little perks that we really enjoyed, like a great breakfast, 6pm fresh baked cookies, and even breakfast to-go bags when we didn't have time to sit down to eat...
Jul 14, 2014
From $64

17 Baymont Inn & Suites Des Moines North

2 stars
3.1 / 5 28 reviews

4685 NE 14th Street Map

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North Des Moines hotel offers free breakfast, Internet and indoor poolThe Baymont Inn and Suites Des Moines North is located off of Interstate 80 for easy highway access. A lobby with a chandelier... More

Husband wife road trip
We needed a late night stop over on our way west. This hotel was a great value as the staff were very kind, the bed nice and comfortable, and had a nice breakfast although typical. The hallways are...
Jul 20, 2014
From $104

18 Comfort Inn Des Moines

2 stars
3.6 / 5 8 reviews

4950 NE 14th Street Map

Conveniently located near downtown Des Moines, IA, the Comfort Inn hotel is within 10 miles of the Living History Farms, the Iowa State Capitol, Adventureland and the Merle Hay Mall. Within walking... More

It was serendipity
As we drove up and found it was right on the Interstate we thought "this isn't good". Our room was very quiet as was the whole motel. We really enjoyed out stay and will choose this motel again.
Dec 2, 2013
From $59

19 Rodeway Inn Des Moines

1 star
2.7 / 5 7 reviews

5020 N.E. 14th Street Map

Hotel is conveniently located off I-80 and within minutes of all major attractions and businesses in the Des Moines area. The Rodeway Inn is conveniently located within minutes of Praire Meadows... More

Maids are rude
Breakfast was bad,food was old..The maid kept hounding me in the morning if i was going to leave and when i was going to leave..Room was nice for full smoking room wasent alarm in room...
Apr 27, 2014
From $109

20 Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines

3 stars
3.8 / 5 73 reviews

5000 Merle Hay Road Map

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Des Moines hotel with on-site water park, restaurant, bar and arcadeThe Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines houses Buccaneer Bay, an 18,000-square-foot water park with poolside... More

Fun water park
It was overall a good experience. The staff watches closely that all are following the water park rules. Only disappointment was for our children was the water slide did not open until 4:00z. We...
Aug 17, 2014