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Des Moines Marriott Downtown

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Convenient, central location, professional staff, rooms were very nice and clean. The free shuttle to the airport is a nice perk.

Fantastic shower amenities, room was very clean. Room service was quick and food was excellent. Staff was very friendly.

Disappointing stay for the amount I paid to be there. I will definitely stay somewhere else next time I'm in Des Moines. The rooms seemed dingy and out dated, plus they were tiny. The fee for parking is ridiculous and no breakfast. The only reason I will give this hotel 3 stars is because their staff and manager were great.

Great experience all around from arrival to shuttle to event and departure.

The hotel was very nice and clean for the most part. I felt that it could use some updating and remodeling to the rooms, as well as a larger bathroom.

I booked this room for my parents and they were originally only going to stay one night. My dad wasn't even in the room an hour and wanted me to extend their trip another day. They said it was absolutely perfect and close to EVERYTHING they wanted to do. Everytime I called to check the reservation and when i called to extend, the staff was nothing but great! I will 110 use this hotel again when my brother has another game in the area!

While traveling to the Iowa State Fair we stayed at the the downtown Marriot hotel. We had an issue with our first room, and spoke to an operator who wasn't any help- she told us we would be placed in a hospitality room with a fold down bed, so I called again asking for the manager. He came up within 30 minutes and quickly moved us to a second room which was great! The staff was all very friendly, even took time to tell us what to see at the fair and quickest way to get there, which was very appreciated! They also ran a shuttle downtown to the fair for a fee, but it saved us a lot of time. Overall, it was a great experience. I expected a more updated room for the cost of the room, as it seemed a little outdated to me, but we would stay here again due to the fantastic staff members.

Super comfortable room. Pool was great with the kids. Much swankier than a standard hotel pool.

Stayed over night for a wedding. Just fine. The weather was great.

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. The rooms were very nice, beds were super comfy, and we had a great view from the 22nd floor. Since it was a weekend, they were pretty empty and my kids were thrilled to have the pool all to themselves. We will be going to Des Moines again next month and will definitely stay there again.

THe hotel was wonderful. From the time I pulled into the valet parking until I left the hotel to return to Chicago. The room was beautiful and clean. The staff was great and helpful.

All was good except for the noisy furnace fan going on and off through the night. Not much sleep!

Needed a hotel for the night in Des Moines. Marriott is usually a trustworthy chain. The bed couldn't have been more comfortable and both room and bathroom were clean. It was a Monday night and I went to eat by the lobby bar, as it was the only thing open after a long day. The food was pretty poor quality. Hummus which was extremely dry and tasteless and a turkey club which was relatively tasteless. After settling into my room to finish watching Monday Night Football, I realized my TV had many channels that were not functioning properly, including 21, ESPN. Oh well, I turned off the light and went to sleep and called it a day.

Very clean room, friendly staff. Good location within walking distance of lots of nice restaurants and bars. Nice indoor pool. The hotel's own bar area across from the reception desk is an unacceptable arrangement as it's full of exhaust fumes from vehicles just outside the door--I couldn't stay more than 10 minutes because of the fumes.

Comfortable beds. Lovely pool with towels available. Wish there had been at least enough coffee for two cups. Room was clean. Bathroom is small but has a nice shower head. Missed having a mini fridge. Comfy reading chair and little table. Only complaint is that doors in the hall latch so loudly that they kept waking me p because I thought someone was opening and closing our door.

overall the experience was great with the following exceptions: the mattress was pretty hard and the elevators were really slow at times.

It was an easy location to get to. The staff were real nice and helpful My wife left something in the car that they had parked for us and the staff member ran to the car and retrieved the item plus my wifes cell phone which she had also left in the car. The kids had a great time in the pool and wanted to stay extra day.

The best experience was the sandwich in the restaurant.

With its central SkyWalk attached location, this was a high value stay. Great restaurant and fairly recently-remodeled rooms were huge plusses and I'd definitely stay again.

The staff were helpful and friendly. The workout room had a sufficient number of high-end cardio machines and great resistance machines. Beautiful indoor pool and hot tub.

Room options

Concierge Room, Room, Business Lounge Access

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Executive Room (Boost)

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Des Moines Marriott Downtown

Everyone (5) Couples (12) Business (9) Family (8) Friends (2) Other (2)
5
Everyone

Convenient, central location, professional staff, rooms were very nice and clean. The free shuttle to the airport is a nice perk.

By on Sep 1, 2017

5
Everyone

Fantastic shower amenities, room was very clean. Room service was quick and food was excellent. Staff was very friendly.

By on Aug 19, 2017

3

very overpriced for what it is

Everyone

Disappointing stay for the amount I paid to be there. I will definitely stay somewhere else next time I'm in Des Moines. The rooms seemed dingy and out dated, plus they were tiny. The fee for parking is ridiculous and no breakfast. The only reason I will give this hotel 3 stars is because their staff and manager were great.

By , from davenport, ia on Aug 18, 2017

5

great venue for a nearby concert experience.

Everyone

Great experience all around from arrival to shuttle to event and departure.

By on Jul 23, 2017

4

nice hotel, could use some updates

Everyone

The hotel was very nice and clean for the most part. I felt that it could use some updating and remodeling to the rooms, as well as a larger bathroom.

By , from Chicago, IL on Aug 22, 2016

5

weekend trip

Families

I booked this room for my parents and they were originally only going to stay one night. My dad wasn't even in the room an hour and wanted me to extend their trip another day. They said it was absolutely perfect and close to EVERYTHING they wanted to do. Everytime I called to check the reservation and when i called to extend, the staff was nothing but great! I will 110 use this hotel again when my brother has another game in the area!

By on Nov 9, 2015

5

des moines state fair

GetawayWithFriends

While traveling to the Iowa State Fair we stayed at the the downtown Marriot hotel. We had an issue with our first room, and spoke to an operator who wasn't any help- she told us we would be placed in a hospitality room with a fold down bed, so I called again asking for the manager. He came up within 30 minutes and quickly moved us to a second room which was great! The staff was all very friendly, even took time to tell us what to see at the fair and quickest way to get there, which was very appreciated! They also ran a shuttle downtown to the fair for a fee, but it saved us a lot of time. Overall, it was a great experience. I expected a more updated room for the cost of the room, as it seemed a little outdated to me, but we would stay here again due to the fantastic staff members.

By on Aug 20, 2015

4

beautiful pool

Families

Super comfortable room. Pool was great with the kids. Much swankier than a standard hotel pool.

By on Jan 24, 2015

3

wedding trip

Singles

Stayed over night for a wedding. Just fine. The weather was great.

By on Jun 23, 2014

5

pick a business hotel for a great weekend

Families

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. The rooms were very nice, beds were super comfy, and we had a great view from the 22nd floor. Since it was a weekend, they were pretty empty and my kids were thrilled to have the pool all to themselves. We will be going to Des Moines again next month and will definitely stay there again.

By on Apr 21, 2014