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Great hotel. Clean, friendly and lovely all around

We LOVE the Des Lux! Its a great place to celebrate special occasions. Spring for the corner fireplace king room. Well worth it!

Great place, cozy in the middle of downtown.

Beautiful rooms. Friendly and helpful staff. Easy check in.

I cannot recommend this hotel enough. Gorgeous, clean, quiet, and super friendly staff. Sandy was amazing- went out of her way to make our stay great. The breakfast was awesome, safe but still a great selection. Easy walk to the YWCA Aquatic Center. Oh and the hotel smells amazing- not sure what they do- but the whole place smells awesome but is not overpowering. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

Beautifully restored property

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.

Locust St Des Moines IA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Free airport shuttle

Located in Downtown Des Moines, Des Lux Hotel is next to Ruan Center and 801 Grand. 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 offered each morning. At the end of the day, unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Housekeeping is available on request.


Property features

Guests staying at Des Lux Hotel enjoy a gym, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is USD 25 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 luggage storage, dry cleaning/laundry, and tours or tickets. Additional amenities include a spa tub, a business center, and a computer station.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Fireplace

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed, Corner

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed, Fireplace, Corner

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Des Lux Hotel

Everyone (28) Couples (7) Business (1) Family (7)
5
Everyone

Great hotel. Clean, friendly and lovely all around

By on Jun 29, 2022

Review comment responded on Jun 29, 2022

Thank you for the taking the time to review our hotel, Andrew. We look forward to your next stay!

5
Family

We LOVE the Des Lux! Its a great place to celebrate special occasions. Spring for the corner fireplace king room. Well worth it!

By on Feb 7, 2022

Review comment responded on Feb 9, 2022

Thank you Jeff, come back soon!

5
Business Business

Great place, cozy in the middle of downtown.

By on Oct 18, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 22, 2021

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5
Partner Couples

Beautiful rooms. Friendly and helpful staff. Easy check in.

By on Aug 22, 2021

Review comment responded on Aug 23, 2021

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5
Family with small children

I cannot recommend this hotel enough. Gorgeous, clean, quiet, and super friendly staff. Sandy was amazing- went out of her way to make our stay great. The breakfast was awesome, safe but still a great selection. Easy walk to the YWCA Aquatic Center. Oh and the hotel smells amazing- not sure what they do- but the whole place smells awesome but is not overpowering. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

By on Jul 23, 2021

Review comment responded on Aug 4, 2021

Thank you

5
Everyone

Beautifully restored property

By on May 21, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 2, 2021

Thank you

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!

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