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Des Moines, IA, United States
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Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown
Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown
9.1 Excellent
201 East Locust Street, Des Moines, IA, United States
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1.2 km from city centre, Des Moines 
ExcellentBased on 294 reviews
9.1

Located amongst a variety of well-known tourist hot spots, shops and restaurants, Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown is ideal for those wishing to explore Des Moines and its surroundings. It also offers a 24-hour business centre, wired internet and an indoor pool.

Days Inn Des Moines Merle Hay
Days Inn Des Moines Merle Hay
7.4 Good
4845 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA, United States
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9.0 km from city centre, Des Moines 
GoodBased on 193 reviews
7.4

Days Inn by Wyndham Des Moines Merle Hay is located in Des Moines and offers an indoor pool and a Jacuzzi. The multiple amenities this charming hotel has to offer include an express check-in and check-out feature, a beauty centre and a shopping mall.

Palace Inn
Palace Inn
6215 Northeast 14th Street, Des Moines, IA, United States
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10.0 km from city centre, Des Moines 

Situated in Ankeny, Palace Inn Ankeny is a short drive from Des Moines and provides free Wi-Fi, a wake-up service and a 24-hour reception.

Des Lux Hotel
Des Lux Hotel
9.4 Excellent
800 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA, United States
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0.1 km from city centre, Des Moines 
ExcellentBased on 15 reviews
9.4

Des Lux Hotel is set in Des Moines and is within a short walk of local sightseeing spots, such as University of Iowa School. It also offers free Wi-Fi, a sauna and valet parking.

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Cheapest month:December
Most expensive month:February
Average price in Des Moines:$187/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$29/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$141 - $245
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$134 - $220
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Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown
Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown
9.1 Excellent
201 East Locust Street, Des Moines, IA, United States
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1.2 km from city centre, Des Moines 

Located amongst a variety of well-known tourist hot spots, shops and restaurants, Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown is ideal for those wishing to explore Des Moines and its surroundings. It also offers a 24-hour business centre, wired internet and an indoor pool.

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Des Lux Hotel
Des Lux Hotel
9.4 Excellent
800 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA, United States
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0.1 km from city centre, Des Moines 

Des Lux Hotel is set in Des Moines and is within a short walk of local sightseeing spots, such as University of Iowa School. It also offers free Wi-Fi, a sauna and valet parking.

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Days Inn Des Moines Merle Hay
Days Inn Des Moines Merle Hay
7.4 Good
4845 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA, United States
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9.0 km from city centre, Des Moines 

Days Inn by Wyndham Des Moines Merle Hay is located in Des Moines and offers an indoor pool and a Jacuzzi. The multiple amenities this charming hotel has to offer include an express check-in and check-out feature, a beauty centre and a shopping mall.

Cheapest hotels in Des Moines, Iowa

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Days Inn Des Moines Merle Hay
Days Inn Des Moines Merle Hay
7.4 Good
4845 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA, United States
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9.0 km from city centre,  

Days Inn by Wyndham Des Moines Merle Hay is located in Des Moines and offers an indoor pool and a Jacuzzi. The multiple amenities this charming hotel has to offer include an express check-in and check-out feature, a beauty centre and a shopping mall.

$77
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Palace Inn
Palace Inn
6215 Northeast 14th Street, Des Moines, IA, United States
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10.0 km from city centre,  

Situated in Ankeny, Palace Inn Ankeny is a short drive from Des Moines and provides free Wi-Fi, a wake-up service and a 24-hour reception.

$87
Avg. per night
Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown
Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown
9.1 Excellent
201 East Locust Street, Des Moines, IA, United States
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1.2 km from city centre,  

Located amongst a variety of well-known tourist hot spots, shops and restaurants, Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown is ideal for those wishing to explore Des Moines and its surroundings. It also offers a 24-hour business centre, wired internet and an indoor pool.

$187
Avg. per night
Des Lux Hotel
Des Lux Hotel
9.4 Excellent
800 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA, United States
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0.1 km from city centre,  

Des Lux Hotel is set in Des Moines and is within a short walk of local sightseeing spots, such as University of Iowa School. It also offers free Wi-Fi, a sauna and valet parking.

$232
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Des Moines

2 stars or below

$77 - $87

Palace Inn

No. 1 most popular

$87
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Days Inn Des Moines Merle Hay
$77
Avg. per night
3 stars

$187 - $232

Des Lux Hotel

No. 1 most popular

Des Lux Hotel
9.4 Excellent
$232
Avg. per night
Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown
$187
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Des Moines

About Des Moines

With its grand State Capitol, vibrant neighbourhoods and flourishing arts scene, Des Moines lives up to its reputation as Iowa’s liveliest city. There are plenty of opportunities to discover local history and cultural attractions, along with the internationally-acclaimed Iowa State Fair, which attracts over one million visitors every summer.

Things to do

Historic East Village is the city’s trendiest district, luring visitors with artisan cafes, trendy boutiques and stylish cocktail bars. It’s a great place to enjoy a leisurely stroll, a laid-back brunch or an evening of bar hopping.

With its gold-domed roof, Renaissance facade and soaring ceilings, the Iowa State Capitol is the city’s most iconic landmark. Visitors are welcome to enjoy both self-guided and formal tours that offer a glimpse of Iowa’s colourful history.

The Des Moines Art Centre is famous for its contemporary collections, showcasing paintings, sculptures and mixed media exhibitions. Nearby is Pappajohn Sculpture Park, an urban oasis featuring works by local legends like Sol LeWitt, Keith Haring and Willem de Kooning. It boasts sweeping views of the skyline and is lined with a string of fine-dining restaurants.

For a breath of fresh air, why not escape to the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden? In addition to its beautifully manicured outdoor gardens, it also features a geodesic dome. Inside you’ll find a tropical oasis of exotic orchids, lush ferns and flowering plants.

Getting around

Des Moines is pedestrian-friendly with a 10-kilometre network of skywalks linking the downtown area. A free downtown shuttle runs throughout the city centre, while local buses also service greater Des Moines.

Des Moines travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Des Moines?

    294 reviews rated Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown with an average score of 9.1/10. It may also be worth looking into the Des Lux Hotel, which received a rating of 9.4/10 from 15 reviews. Days Inn Des Moines Merle Hay could also be a good option, with a score of 7.4/10 from 193 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel near Iowa Events Center?

    Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown is a popular hotel near Iowa Events Center that is highly recommended, with a score of 9.1 across 294 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Des Moines near Wells Fargo Arena?

    Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown is rated 9.1 from 294 reviews and is close to Wells Fargo Arena.

  • Is there a good hotel near Drake University?

    If you’re planning to stay near Drake University, you should consider Historic Des Moines Sherman Hill Apartment, which has a score of 10.0 from 18 reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Des Moines cost?

    Hotels in Des Moines cost an average of $206/night, according to HotelsCombined data in the last 72 hours.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Des Moines?

    HotelsCombined users have found cheap hotels in Des Moines starting from $47 per night in the last 3 days.