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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The staff and atmosphere at Des Lux was really fantastic. The hotel was clean and well-appointed, classy yet modern. The gym was outstanding, there was as much equipment in there as my home gym... plus the sauna, steam and spa. The breakfast was cery generous as well.

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Des Lux H, Manager at Des Lux Hotel, responded to this review

Anne, Thank you for choosing the Des Lux Hotel for your recent stay! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and look forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, Barb Adix Assistant General Manager

Brookline, New Hampshire
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I would stay here again in a heartbeat! It's a wonderfully kitchy hotel with unique decor. The service was spot on and the complimentary breakfast was much better than you get in a chain hotel. Plus they have Voss water!

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Des Lux H, Manager at Des Lux Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Des Lux Hotel for your recent stay while in Des Moines! We are very excited to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, Barb Adix Assistant General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Wife and I loved it!!!! We had been there before for a birthday party but never stay overnight. I am originally from NYC and quite the world traveler and this hotel rivals any swanky NYC hotel we have stayed at. We have a favorite room at the Des Lux Hotel but I won't say what it is here.😉

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Des Lux H, Manager at Des Lux Hotel, responded to this review

Mark, I am so pleased that you finally got to spend the night with us, and that you have found a favorite room! We can't wait to have you come back to see us and we will make sure "your room" is ready for you! Sincerely, Barb Adix Assistant General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at this hotel were outstanding. I was staying there for a work conference, their shuttle was timely, they kept our bags after we had checked out, and even ensured we all had umbrellas on a day when it was raining.

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Des Lux H, Manager at Des Lux Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Des Lux Hotel for your stay! We strive very hard to make everyone's stay a pleasant one! We look forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, Barb Adix Assistant General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently booked the hotel for guests for an educational conference. Everyone was delighted with the whimsical art throughout the beautiful hotel. The rooms were all very clean and each had its own unique decor. What really made this place a stand out in my opinion was the staff. Sandy is fantastic at her job!! All staff was accommodating, professional...

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Des Lux H, Manager at Des Lux Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Des Lux Hotel for your recent stay! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay! We strive very hard to make our guests are comfortable! I hope that we will see you again! Sincerely, Barb Adix Assistant General Manager

Mission, Kansas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used the hotel's presidential suite + atrium to have a small wedding ceremony with family and close friends. We held the ceremony in the atrium and used the room's bar set-up to host cocktails and appetizers. The space worked perfectly for this and the hotel staff were extremely accommodating to our needs. They were quick to respond when we...

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Des Lux H, Manager at Des Lux Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Des Lux for your special day! We are so pleased that we were able to be a part of your special day! The next time your in the area, please stop back to see us! Sincerely, Barb Adix Assistant General Manager

Stevensville, Maryland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly, helpful staff from dinner recommendations to an extra shuttle stop by the chocolate store, appealing/intriguing decor, very nice gym-large for a hotel, hot tub and sauna, excellent breakfast including omelets and yogurt. Made for an enjoyable trip and good memorable experience.

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Des Lux H, Manager at Des Lux Hotel, responded to this review

Anne, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us! It was a pleasure working with your group, and hope that we will get to see you again. Sincerely, Barb Adix Assistant General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel provided accommodations for a group of 45 folks from around the northeast who were meeting in town. All who I talked to were very impressed with the friendly service, lovely rooms and fabulous breakfasts. They shuttled groups around so that folks could visit various restaurants. A wonderful location,great folks and very favorable experience. I would definitely come here...

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Des Lux H, Manager at Des Lux Hotel, responded to this review

Dave, We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We work very hard to ensure that our guests have a comfortable stay! We look forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, Barb Adix Assistant General Manager

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed staying at this beautiful hotel, a real treat on a business trip. Convenient in downtown, lots of excellent restaurants nearby both cheap and fancy, across from a parking garage. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. Excellent bed. I especially appreciated the chaise lounge. In most hotel rooms you have a choice of sitting at a desk or on the...

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Des Lux H, Manager at Des Lux Hotel, responded to this review

DissTorr, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us! We strive very hard to make sure that our guests have a comfortable stay. We hope that the next time you are in the area that you will stop in and see us! Sincerely, Barb Adix Assistant General Manager

Forest Hill, Maryland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff, very accomodating shuttle service, nice hotel bar with friendly bartenders, very comfortable beds in large nicely furnished rooms, nice location downtown within walking distance to several restaurants

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Des Lux H, Manager at Des Lux Hotel, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us! We strive very hard to make sure all our guests are well taken care of. We hope that you will come back to see us the next time you are in the area! Sincerely, Barb Adix Assistant General Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
These are no ordinary accommodations The largest in Des Moines and among the most welcoming anywhere, many Des Lux rooms and suites indulge with fireplaces and whirlpools. From our King Executive Rooms to the lavishly appointed Presidential Suite you will enjoy an array of signature amenities and the satisfaction of knowing that you could not possibly have chosen a more comfortable retreat. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Des Lux Hotel

Address: 800 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-3622 (Formerly Suites of 800 Locust Hotel and Spa)
Region: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Price Range: $226 - $520 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Des Lux Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 51
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Also Known As:
Suites Of 800 Locust Hotel Des Moines
Hotel Of 800 Locust
Des Lux Hotel Des Moines, Iowa
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“some rooms have fireplaces”
AnneHS8, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The best views are facing the State Capitol, but I have seen nearly every room and they are all amazing! Worth the price.”
  • Very comfortable bed.
  • Yep, his and hers sinks
  • Fireplace and relax
tivonfeeley, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for one that looks over a back courtyard. totally quiet.”
IowaCityProf, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Request a room with a fireplace.”
Wanderlust87, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Request a room off the street - elevator companion said there was a lot of street noise.”
hugesoxfan, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
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