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Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The price (Through Orbitz) was fairly competitive for the downtown area of Des Moines, IA. Considering what the other hotels charge in the area, this was more than fair. -- cheaper than most, but had a bit more to offer than a couple of the inns that were less. It was Clean, comfortable, etc. Breakfast was outstanding. The pool was extremely freezing! That was really the only "glitch" in the system.

Trip was great, the woman who checked us in was very friendly and told us about a few different promotions that the hotel had going. Breakfast was above expectations and was very enjoyable. I stayed with a group of people and the overall experience was worth what we paid. Definitely recommend!

It's a bit overpriced in my book but it did the job.

We stayed during the eagles concert in September. So close to the venue. We were very impressed. Good restaurant too. Will definitely stay again.

We attended Eagles concert in Sept. Excellent location. Nice, clean motel. Good restaurant. We will be back.

For a "value hotel" this exceeded my expectations. It was close to downtown & bars, had an excellent breakfast, and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The temperature in the room was easily controlled.

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 friendly. I had an issue with my rental car auxiliary chargers and one of the front desk gals not only helped me figure it out, but charged my GPS in her personal vehicle overnight so I could use it. I'd stay here again for sure.

It was great, staff is nice. the breakfast is wonderful. it close to the event center.would stay there again. The pool was nice as well. Overall this hotel is great for the price and its great if you need to walk over to the event center. the beds are good the staff is nice and the food is great.

About what I expected. They do have a bar on-site, which is a plus. Walking distance to downtown. The view exceeded my expectations. Ask to stay on the east side and you'll get a view of the river, the Zen garden and the glowing golden capitol at night.

The only negative was the hotel's location combined with Des Moines marginal public transportation system. A six-block street closure shortened one bus route by over 70%. In other cities the bus would have been rerouted around the closed streets.

Quality Inn was a good value for the money; the rooms were a nice size, friendly staff, smooth check in. I know it's a little thing, but they had decent vending options for a late-night check in like me. It wasn't spotless, but not overly dirty. The hardest part was getting to the entrance with all the one-ways in the area, but all of Des Moines downtown is like that and I've spent ten minutes getting to other places there, too. Still, a larger, clearer entrance sign, and maybe some signage on the surrounding streets, might help.

929 3rd St Des Moines IA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Des Moines Botanical Center and Science Center of Iowa
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Downtown Des Moines, Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center is a short distance from popular attractions such as Wells Fargo Arena and Iowa Events Center. This 155-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Des Moines, the hotel is also a short walk from Hy Vee Hall and Iowa Hall of Pride.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast.


Rooms

All 155 air-conditioned rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and free weekday newspapers. 40-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Free local calls, hair dryers, and safes are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle during limited hours. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area and free newspapers.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, River View

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, River View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, River View

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center

Everyone (2) Business (3) Couples (1) Family (3) Other (2)
4

certainly worth the money

Everyone

The price (Through Orbitz) was fairly competitive for the downtown area of Des Moines, IA. Considering what the other hotels charge in the area, this was more than fair. -- cheaper than most, but had a bit more to offer than a couple of the inns that were less. It was Clean, comfortable, etc. Breakfast was outstanding. The pool was extremely freezing! That was really the only "glitch" in the system.

By , from Clarinda, Iowa on Aug 29, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 13, 2017

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4

enjoyable and within your "bang for your buck"

Everyone

Trip was great, the woman who checked us in was very friendly and told us about a few different promotions that the hotel had going. Breakfast was above expectations and was very enjoyable. I stayed with a group of people and the overall experience was worth what we paid. Definitely recommend!

By on Feb 20, 2016

3

nothing special

BusinessTravelers

It's a bit overpriced in my book but it did the job.

By on Nov 1, 2014

5

eagles

Families

We stayed during the eagles concert in September. So close to the venue. We were very impressed. Good restaurant too. Will definitely stay again.

By on Oct 19, 2014

5

great location

Families

We attended Eagles concert in Sept. Excellent location. Nice, clean motel. Good restaurant. We will be back.

By on Oct 19, 2014

4

good value, good comfort

LGBT

For a "value hotel" this exceeded my expectations. It was close to downtown & bars, had an excellent breakfast, and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The temperature in the room was easily controlled.

By on Oct 15, 2014

5

wonderful hotel

Singles

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 friendly. I had an issue with my rental car auxiliary chargers and one of the front desk gals not only helped me figure it out, but charged my GPS in her personal vehicle overnight so I could use it. I'd stay here again for sure.

By on May 27, 2014

4

perfect location

Families

It was great, staff is nice. the breakfast is wonderful. it close to the event center.would stay there again. The pool was nice as well. Overall this hotel is great for the price and its great if you need to walk over to the event center. the beds are good the staff is nice and the food is great.

By on May 12, 2014

3

eh

Couples

About what I expected. They do have a bar on-site, which is a plus. Walking distance to downtown. The view exceeded my expectations. Ask to stay on the east side and you'll get a view of the river, the Zen garden and the glowing golden capitol at night.

By on Jun 2, 2013

3

decent inn

BusinessTravelers

The only negative was the hotel's location combined with Des Moines marginal public transportation system. A six-block street closure shortened one bus route by over 70%. In other cities the bus would have been rerouted around the closed streets.

By on Jun 28, 2010