Located in Downtown Des Moines, Holiday Inn Downtown - Mercy Area is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Science Center of Iowa and Des Moines Botanical Center. This 251-room, 3-star hotel has an indoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Located centrally in Des Moines, it's also close to Iowa State Capitol Building and Salisbury House.


This hotel serves as home to a lobby lounge, along with a restaurant that specializes in American cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


The 251 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect LCD TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are also available.

Property features

At Holiday Inn Downtown - Mercy Area, guests enjoy features like 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 at scheduled times. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include 6 meeting rooms, conference space, and a business center.


  • Close to Science Center of Iowa and Des Moines Botanical Center
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Holiday Inn Downtown - Mercy Area

1050 6th Ave Des Moines IA 50314

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Holiday Inn Downtown - Mercy Area features an indoor pool and a fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access.

Business-related amenities at this 3-star property consist of a business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 4290 square feet (386 square meters) include conference space. This business-friendly hotel also offers coffee/tea in a common area, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle at scheduled times and an area shuttle are complimentary for guests. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Holiday Inn Downtown - Mercy Area is a smoke-free property.

  • Conference space 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 386 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 7 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 4290 
  • Meeting rooms 6 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Total number of rooms - 251 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Number of floors - 10 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Express check-in 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Business center 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Free self parking 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Indoor pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Downtown - Mercy Area offers 251 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided.

This Des Moines hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Pillow menu 
  • LCD TV 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and 10:30 AM.

Genevieve Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Cityscape Lounge - This lobby lounge specializes in American cuisine and serves dinner only. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center.


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 10.95 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Area
  • Holiday Inn Mercy
  • Holiday Inn Mercy Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Mercy Hotel Downtown Area
  • Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Area Hotel Des Moines
  • Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Area Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Area Des Moines

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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