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Des Moines Marriott Downtown

Marriott HotelsUS$183*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

It is people like Anthony, Chris, and Tessa which will always make me choose the Marriot as a place to stay. The entire staff did a wonderful job for the event we had there. Next year we are going to have another event there. It is a great upscale venue that made me proud to bring the members of my...

Thank EricLRasmussen
Management response:

We are extremely proud to deliver Marriott's "Spirit to Serve" and assure you that it is important to each and every member of our Des Moines Marriott Downtown staff. Thank you for recognizing these specific members of our team as well as the entire staff!

Virginia, United States
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Gratuity based shuttle service is very nice, extensive, ncluding airport. For business travelers you can get a receipt for shuttle. Very limited underground parking. Skywalk conviently located in hotel to explore downtown. Rooms large. Concierge lounge offered incredible food but area is very small, not relaxing at all. And its not on the concierge floor.

Thank Debi R
Management response:

We appreciate the opportunity to host your stay at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. From arrival to departure we are here to deliver Marriott's true Spirit to Serve. We are located in the heart of downtown Des Moines with easy access to downtown businesses whether by complimentary shuttle, via skywalk or within walking distance outdoors. We thank you for your...

Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The hotel is an a fantastic location in downtown Des Moines. Rooms are generously large and well suited for extended stays. Floor layouts are simple and easy to navigate. Check in process was seamless. Roughly 15-20min ride from the hotel to the airport via shuttle service. Now here is where the service went down hill and was just embarrassing for...

Thank EuroDucky
Des Moines M, Manager at Des Moines Marriott Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for your candid feedback that we have already shared with our shuttle drivers and their immediate supervisor to ensure the team as a whole understands the perception created. We have reestablished the expectation moving forward for appropriate behavior in their line of work. We very much appreciate the positive comments surrounding our hotel as we value our guest's...

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Stayed at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. My room was wonderful. Loved having a Keurig in my room is a very nice touch. Very attentive staff. easy access to down town businesses, restaurants and entertainment. Highly recommended

Thank msrms2
Wichita, Kansas
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The evening shuttle is hit or miss at best and you will be outright told they need tips, this doesn't stop when you get to your room and the housekeeper has left a request for tips, then add it that the business center is in the middle of a busy coffee shop and yes you must pay to use the...

Thank 812,841
Management response:

Thank you for the feedback from your recent stay. We appreciate you sharing your observations with our potential customers and will assure that your series of concerns are shared with our management team.

Fairfax County, Virginia
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I'm a big fan of Marriott, but this place is not on the same page. Problems with my reservation led to problems with the front desk crew. No apologies, just a "move along". I travel all across the country and this was truly the worst check in experience of my Marriott life. Will not be back.

Thank ddacreed
Des Moines M, Manager at Des Moines Marriott Downtown, responded to this review

Please accept our sincere apology for the lack of care upon booking and arrival. Thank you for sharing this feedback so that we may bring awareness to our staff to understand the perception created. We understand our opportunity to host you again may be lost, however, still hope you may reconsider allowing us to service you more brilliantly in the...

Quincy, Illinois
Reviewed 12 February 2017

2nd time staying here as they are the hotel for the Mid Winter Blues Fest. The staff and rooms were great. Can't speak about the food or bars. The $24 valet parking sucks but that is the way it goes. Nice place to stay.

Thank Lostandhungry
Management response:

Thank you for staying at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown this past weekend for Blue's Fest. We very much enjoy hosting this group each year. The valet parking option within the hotel garage is convenient for many guests. In the effort to save in the future, parking is free on the streets of downtown beginning at 6pm on Friday evening...

Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This hotel was in a very convenient downtown location. It was also big enough to host the entire event that I was attending. The restaurant was ok, the fitness center was great and the staff were very helpful and kind. The room was decent in size and very clean. Fridge in room, comfortable bed and a HUGE tv. I will...

Thank 514keitht
Management response:

Thank you for sharing your valued feedback. Your comments are very important to us and will definitely encourage our valued guests, whether new or existing, to return. We hope you'll be back with us soon!

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We arrived at our hotel and had to wait for a bit to get our room. Room was clean, but we were at the end of a hallway and when people used the stairs the door would bang in the middle of the night. They are also putting up a new hotel next door and 6 in the morning you...

Thank 644donnaj
Des Moines M, Manager at Des Moines Marriott Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for providing feedback from your recent stay with us. We consider it a best practice to share all guest feedback with our operational teams to increase awareness and address any issues that may have occurred in order to prevent those same issues from happening again. The positive comment on the service provided by our valet team is equally...

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I stay in the Des Moines often and have found this place to be a great escape from my work day. The Rooms are clean and the staff are great. The location is fun just minutes from the main downtown area. I recommend staying here. Plus it just minutes from the airport.

Thank Manny2225
Management response:

Thanks so much for providing feedback on your recent stay at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. Our location is very centrally located providing access for our guests through the climate controlled skywalk system or our complimentary shuttle service throughout the downtown area. Hope we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon!

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
City Center Lounge
City Center Lounge
Cuisines: American
Rock River Grill & Tavern
Rock River Grill & Tavern
Cuisines: American, Pub
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy a luxury Des Moines hotel ideally located in the downtown business district just four miles from the airport and connected to the Iowa Events Center and Wells Fargo Arena by skywalk, making it one of the most convenient downtown Des Moines hotels. Dine at the delectable on-site Rock River Grill and Tavern, or discover the innovative City Center Lounge for casual downtown libations. Guests can relax in our sparkling pool or coffee shop and stay connected with our business center and free wi-fi in public areas. Highlighted by 25,000 square feet of space, this Des Moines, IA hotel is ideal for conferences, weddings, retreats and events of all sizes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Des Moines Marriott Downtown

Address: 700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2785
Region: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Price Range: $223 - $514 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Des Moines Marriott Downtown 3.5*
Number of rooms: 415
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Des Moines Marriott Downtown Hotel Des Moines
Marriott Des Moines
Des Moines Marriott Downtown Iowa
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Des Moines
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