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Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown

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North Liberty, Iowa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I stayed the night here following a concert at Wells Fargo. The employees were very friendly and the shuttle service was fantastic. However, the room left much to be desirable. We were given a room on the second floor, directly next to the ice machine, directly across from the fitness center, and steps away from the elevators....

Thank kelsisue
Longboat Key, Florida
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Stayed for three nights and had wonderful customer service. Family member was at the hospital for surgery and recovery. Shuttle is wonderful service for those not wanting to get in their cars or don't have cars. Hospital is definitely within walking distance for most unless health issues are an issue. Shuttle service for airport and local restaurants was appreciated. Shuttle...

Thank Cyndi S
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GretchenT81, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Cyndi S, I am so happy to know that you were pleased with your experience at the Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Campus in Des Moines. Thank you for taking the time to offer a thorough review of your stay. Our whole team truly loves being of service to our guests and strive to be the best around, so it...

Soquel, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

After a long day of travel we found out our reservation was cancelled at our convention hotel and they were fully booked so they sent us here to the Holiday Inn. Completely stressed out Matt made us feel very welcome and the bartenders put a smile on our faces. Room was clean. Bed was comfy. Recommend asking to stay on...

Thank KarinWithAnEye
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Bad drinks, sloooow service and terrible food. The beer was good but they didn't bottle it. The whole hotel needs a remake. Keep your money in your pocket when it comes to the bar and food here. I had a Ruben sandwich. It sat for a long time before it was served. The meat was very dried out and the...

Thank Peter P
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a standard Holiday Inn, clean, friendly and with comfortable pillows. It can get a little tricky going west. If you miss 6th Ave, 7th ave is one way- the wrong way- and the only option is to get on the expressway. Not a big problem as it is just a few blocks backtracking. The parking lot has entrances...

Thank Bonnie B
Ames, Iowa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here again, staff really polite. Aging hotel but clean and quite. Right near downtown, and parking is free. Priced right. might not impress anyone but great place to stay the night for sleep. My mate got fussy about the room near elevator, I didn't care but had to ask to switch. They changed to another with no attitude. turned...

Thank chuck29355
Lincoln, Nebraska
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't have a choice on hotels due to volleyball teams choice but we were happy with our stay. The hotel is clean and the rooms are nice. The bathroom is very small. The elevators are a bit slow and I felt bad being on the second floor. I wanted to walk up and down to my room but couldn't...

Thank Darin H
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Darin H, Thank you for taking the time to write us this positive review. We are pleased that we were able to meet your expectations regarding our room cleanliness and the location of our hotel. We will happily share your nice review to our employees. We appreciate your taking the time to recommend our hotel to other travelers and...

Des Moines
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quaint and clean! Friendly staff and nonsmoking rooms. The only Hoilday Inn I've found you should not stay in is in Salt Lake City Utah! This Holiday Inn beats Salt Lake Citie's hands down as out there there are thieves who work in the hotel. Here in Des Moinse you can trust the staff!

Thank Kimberly S
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Kimberly S, Hello from IHG! Thank you for your review. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts about one of our hotels in Salt Lake City. I'm sorry for the letdown. This is not reflective of the high standards of accommodation we'd like our guests to encounter. On the other hand, it's good to know that you gave a rating...

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

A few updates could go a long way here. Room furniture is nice. Updating curtains, wallpaper and bathroom vanity/tile would be great. It was clean and fine. Nothing unpleasant about my stay. Dining on site available but not sure if walkable to downtown dining.

Thank srjuris
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear srjuris, Thanks for going out of your way to write a review for us and also for staying at our property. I'm delighted to read about your appreciation for our rooms' pieces of furniture. It's regretful though that we weren't able to make sure that you stay was extraordinary. While I wish you had a more flawless experience, feedback...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Today I check out. I'm listening to the sound of the traffic as this hotel is so close to the interstate. All night long! Beautiful view when it is dark and clear of the city lights. Free parking. Limited but friendly room service at a reasonable price. Tv options very limited. They need to modernize. . Modest furnishings to go...

Thank NEVenturer
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Hello NEVenturer, I am happy that our location worked for your travel needs and that you enjoyed the breakfast selection. On the other hand, I apologize for any inconvenience the limited television channels and level of noise from the highway. Your comments are important to us as this serves as our tool towards improvement. Thank you for staying with us...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Downtown, Des Moines, Iowa. Our convenient downtown location provides the ideal setting for both business and leisure travel. With convenient access to Wells Fargo Arena, Hy-Vee Hall, Veterans Auditorium, Des Moines Civic Center, Iowa State Fairgrounds, and Mercy Hospital, you can not go wrong when you stay at the Holiday Inn Downtown. Located in the heart of Des Moines, we are minutes away from an assortment of entertainment options. Indulge and have a ball at Prairie Meadows Race Track and Casino, Adventureland Park, Blank Park Zoo or the Science Center. Also, exceptional dining and nightlife are just blocks away at the Court Avenue Entertainment District and the trendy Historic East Village. Downtown Des Moines is alive with special events every weekend, and our area shuttle makes navigating downtown a breeze! Relax, it's Holiday Inn. We offer free parking and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, an indoor pool, and a complimentary downtown/airport shuttle. If you love classic American cuisine set in a casual but elegant dining atmosphere, then Genevieve's Restaurant and Cityscape Lounge are the place to go. Whether your visit brings you to Des Moines for business or pleasure, allow the Holiday Inn Downtown to be your hotel of choice! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown

Address: 1050 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314-2606
Region: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Price Range: $175 - $321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 251
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Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown Hotel Des Moines
Des Moines Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown Iowa
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“They all seem to be similar and not too noisy.”
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“You can request a room that faces downtown.”
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“If you like a skyline view, ask for a room on the south side, and a higher floor.”
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