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The hotel would have been fine however, Locust Street in front of the hotel has become a drag racing track for kids to rev their engines as loud as they can. I inquired about this noise at the front desk and they assured me that the police would make them get off the streets by 10 pm. Well... that was not rue at all. The noise of those cars lasted until at least 1:00 am. I barely got any sleep. When I mentioned at the front desk during check out, they said oh, yes, that has become the norm and the police won’t do anything about it. I wish I would have known that prior to booking our room. I will not be returning to the Des Lux Hotel because of that.

The staff was incredible, especially the front desk worker Mary

The lady at the front desk was such a wonderful lady and treated me very well and even upgraded my room due to a mistake on my part!

Gorgeous and unique space. Great breakfast. Mmmmmmm

Decor In the lobby was cool. They had a nice breakfast! We stayed there for the Des Moines marathon and it was perfect.

Beautiful large rooms. Loved the nostalgic decor and the fireplace was an added bonus. Service was excellent as they upgraded our room without request. The rooms are larger than average and extremely comfortable. Enjoyed the hot tub and sauna. Definitely a high class experience!

Professional and competent . I highly recommend the hotel.

We liked everything friendly helpful told us good restaurants to go eat within walking distance close to interesting events. Would recommend to anyone going to Des Moines Iowa

Elegant,spacious,bathroom,bedroom,etc.Fair price.Good location.

Great location, very cool decor, comfortable beds and large room! Very clean and staff very friendly and helpful? Breakfast just ok, not great. Also, lighting in bathrooms and amenities for women and a full length mirror would be nice.

Very elegant an pleasing decor throughout the hotel including the bathrooms.

Beautiful decor. Will def be back again to celebrate special occasions. Thank you so much for the hospitality!

Locust St Des Moines IA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Wells Fargo Arena and Des Moines Civic Center
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Court Avenue Entertainment District, Des Lux Hotel is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Wells Fargo Arena and Des Moines Civic Center. This 51-room, 3.5-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a free airport shuttle.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is served on weekdays from 5:30 AM to 9:30 AM and on weekends from 5:30 AM to 10:00 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

Des Lux Hotel's 51 rooms are air-conditioned and provide refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms have hair dryers and designer toiletries. Safes, ironing boards, and desks are also available.


Property features

Guests staying at Des Lux Hotel enjoy a fitness center, a spa tub, and a sauna. Valet parking is USD 20 per night if you plan to drive, or hop aboard the free airport shuttle (available on request). Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, securing valuables, and tours or tickets. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and a computer station.

Room options

Executive Room, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 5

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Fireplace

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 5

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Superior Suite, 1 King Bed, Fireplace

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Des Lux Hotel

Everyone (26) Couples (12) Business (2) Family (6) Other (2)
4
Partner Couples

The hotel would have been fine however, Locust Street in front of the hotel has become a drag racing track for kids to rev their engines as loud as they can. I inquired about this noise at the front desk and they assured me that the police would make them get off the streets by 10 pm. Well... that was not rue at all. The noise of those cars lasted until at least 1:00 am. I barely got any sleep. When I mentioned at the front desk during check out, they said oh, yes, that has become the norm and the police won’t do anything about it. I wish I would have known that prior to booking our room. I will not be returning to the Des Lux Hotel because of that.

By on May 8, 2021

2
Everyone

By on Mar 29, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 13, 2021

Thank you

5
Partner Couples

The staff was incredible, especially the front desk worker Mary

By on Feb 19, 2021

Review comment responded on Feb 19, 2021

We are very lucky to have Mary as part of our team and are so glad that you agree! Thank you for staying with us.

5
Everyone

By on Feb 16, 2021

Review comment responded on Feb 27, 2021

Thank you so much for your great review! We hope you will stay with us again!

5
Partner Couples Family

The lady at the front desk was such a wonderful lady and treated me very well and even upgraded my room due to a mistake on my part!

By on Dec 21, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 1, 2021

Thank you

5
Family

Gorgeous and unique space. Great breakfast. Mmmmmmm

By on Jan 5, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 7, 2020

Thank you for the kind words! we look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Barb Adix Assistant General Manager

3
Everyone

By on Dec 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 25, 2019

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again. Sincerely, Barb Adix Assistant General Manager

5
Everyone

Decor In the lobby was cool. They had a nice breakfast! We stayed there for the Des Moines marathon and it was perfect.

By on Oct 21, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 22, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Barb Adix Assistant General Manager

5
Everyone

By on Oct 20, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 22, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Barb Adix Assistant General Manager

5
Partner Couples

Beautiful large rooms. Loved the nostalgic decor and the fireplace was an added bonus. Service was excellent as they upgraded our room without request. The rooms are larger than average and extremely comfortable. Enjoyed the hot tub and sauna. Definitely a high class experience!

By on Oct 15, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 16, 2019

Thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, Barb Adix Assistant General Manager

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