• Internet
  • Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • Restaurant
  • SPA
  • In the city center Centrally located in Des Moines, this property is near 801 Grand, Polk County Convention Complex, and Iowa Science Center. Additional nearby points of interest include Des Moines Botanical Center. Airport shuttle Recreational amenities at Marriott Des Moines include an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Other amenities include a restaurant, a complimentary airport shuttle, and a bar/lounge. Premium channels Guestrooms have complimentary weekday newspapers, air conditioning, and cable/satellite TV; rooms also include coffee/tea makers, shower/tub combinations, and hair dryers.

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    • Property amenities

      Swimming pool - indoor
      Spa tub
      Airport transportation (complimentary)
      Concierge services
      Complimentary newspapers in lobby
      Fitness equipment
      Restaurant(s) in hotel
      Room service (limited hours)
      Parking (surcharge)
      Exhibit space
      Business center
      Banquet facilities
      Conference room(s)
      Event catering
      Meeting rooms (small groups)
      Audio-visual equipment
      Internet access in public areas - dial-up
      Internet access in public areas - surcharge
      Business services
      Safe-deposit box - front desk
      Express check-out
      Number of rooms: 415
      24-hour front desk
      Express check- in
      Gift shops or newsstand
      Hair salon
      Dry cleaning/laundry service
      Laundry facilities
      Parking (valet) $14.00
      Number of floors: 33
      Air-conditioned public areas
      Wedding services
      Smoke-free property
    • Room amenities

      Internet access - high speed
      Premium TV channel(s)
      Cable/satellite TV
      Pay movies
      Climate control
      Complimentary newspaper (M-F)
      Air conditioning
      Multi-line phone
      Voice mail
      Internet access - surcharge
      Refrigerator (on request)
      Microwave (on request)
      Coffee/tea maker
      Wake-up calls
      Housekeeping daily
      Complimentary toiletries
      Hair dryer
      Shower/tub combination
      Electronic check-out
      Electronic/magnetic keys
      Iron/ironing board
      Non-smoking rooms only
      Clock radio
      Rollaway beds
      Cribs (infant beds) available
    • Location highlights

      In city center
      In business district
      Convention center nearby
      Water nearby
      Full-service health spa nearby


    I thought the hotel was nice and well maintained. There are no "freebies" such as continental breakfast, fridge/micro in room, etc. The staff at the front desk was snooty and the parking was expensive.

    most acceptable

    excellent desk staff...but please, the bellman are not suitable as doubling as concierge!

    Marriott Madness

    I was EXTREMELY satisfied with my hotel stay.

    Changed our room from double to king with 4 of us. Not good.

    I ordered a double with 2 double beds. When wen arrived, we were informed they were out of doubles and gave us a king with a rollaway. There were 4 of us so we had to use an inflatable mattress of our own.

    What, do wireless?

    Only laptop hookup in room was $13/day. What a rip!
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    Only 1 problem

    Unfortunately, there was construction going on while we were there and it woke us up in the morning. We did call down to the desk and reported it. The construction ceased but we couldn’t get back to sleep. The hotel restaurant has excellent nachos! All the service people were very nice. Would definitely recommend valet service, it simplified things.

    Great Stay

    Really comfortable room, very nice property. Did not eat at the hotel, so can’t comment on the food.

    Give it a try!

    The Marriott in downtown Des Moines always proves to be a nice play to stay. The rooms are fine--clean and neat. Being on the skywalk allows you to literally walk anywhere in the downtown area without going outside. There are several good restaurant choices in the nearby Court Avenue area. The Marriott also has a newly remodeled restaurant and lounge which proved to be very adequate for a late evening snack and drink. I would recommend this hotel if you want to be in the downtown area.

    Not my first choice

    Hotel is nice but could you a little updating.


    Everything was wonderful. Room service food was excellent, highly recommended.

    Great location with personel to match

    Hotel could have had 2 computers hooked up downstairs for internet and printing privledges instead of just 1. There are a lot of people at conferences that need internet with printers. Also make internet free for guests. It reflects poorly on a nice hotel when the hotel penny pinches guests for internet access. The general public knows it really costs nothing for the hotel to have internet after the initial hookup, so why insult our intelligence.

    Comfortable Hotel in the middle of the Des Moines

    Full service hotel with helpful staff and good service. Hotel is over 25 years old but much has been refurbished and the beds were very comfortable. Can’t beat the location if you need to be downtown.

    Quadrennial Center of Political Universe

    Can’t beat the location; easy to run into anyone you need.



    The Hotel is beautiful but service could use some enthusiasm.

    The hotel is beautiful and the room perfect but the check-in clerk was so border line on friendly that I was not impressed. I had dinner in the restaraunt and the waiter was almost non-existent and appeared exasperated with questions.

    Awkward parking facilities. Confusing elevator system.

    Had to wait for our room. It was lovely. But it was on the concierge floor and our key did not function properly in the elevator. We required several trips to the front desk and one escort. There was a childrens beauty pagent going on and kids were playing in the elevators and inundated the pool and excercies facilities.

    Great stay for everyone

    This was a very nice hotel! the vallet parking was kind of expensive but overall it was a great expierience

    Great location, great place

    Stayed one night. Excellent accommodations. Highly recommend it.

    Travelers tip on nightlife

    Three blocks from Court Street which is the place to be from 5pm til closing.