We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Des Lux Hotel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
Des Lux Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel"},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 144: English reviews
Brainerd, Minnesota
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I where in town for a college football game, We arrived late and was granted a later check out by the front desk. Front desk was helpful, however we slightly felt judged as we were dressed in college team apparel and had been outside all day - felt like the front desk person did not feel we... More 

Thank Shelly L
Hoosier in Iowa
Level Contributor
29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have celebrated our last two anniversaries (28 and 29) at this hotel. Last year we stayed in a king room with a fireplace, and we requested that again because it was lovely and quite large. This year, however, we were upgraded to a two room suite--a separate living area and bedroom with a shared fireplace. Both... More 

Thank Wanderlust87
Swanville, Minnesota, USA
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful hotel located a few blocks from the main entertainment and arts area downtown. The staff is courteous and helpful. The rooms are large and well-maintained. The included breakfast is excellent. I would gladly stay here again.

Thank TCstravels
Wilbraham MA
Level Contributor
21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great customer service started when we called from the airport for the shuttle. It arrived almost immediately. When we arrived at hotel, they had our room keys waiting for us. We had a room on the 3rd floor facing an indoor atrium. The room was spacious and comfortable and the bathroom was very large, with double sinks and tons of... More 

Thank hugesoxfan
Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is wonderful, great customer service, the rooms are all different and UNIQUE. I absolutely love this property and would recommend it to business or leisure travelers. It is very clean and gives you a boutique feel but is absolute luxury in my opinion. They have a great bar to unwind after a day.

Thank travelprincess1998
Tupelo, Mississippi
Level Contributor
11 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked one night at this hotel, because the one I was staying in down the street where the convention was being held did not have an opening for my last day. I was a skeptic at first but the lobby was great and my room was probably one of the best I have ever stayed in. Remote fire place,... More 

Thank rogergoss
Dubuque, Iowa, United States
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed the night before the marathon. Helpful staff, nice lobby, cool bar, big room, comfortable bedding, big bathroom, great location and above average complimentary breakfast. Free weekend parking in the ramp across the street. Need to go back sometime without the pressure of the marathon and really enjoy all this hotel has to offer.

Thank Frazier_13
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Level Contributor
44 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The moment I walked in I loved this hotel. The dark, but welcoming decor. The smell of the lobby. The friendliness and service of the employees was all wonderful. Our room in the corner & was large with high ceilings and surrounded by windows. The fireplace was a great touch as was the jaquezzi tub. We booked a massage for... More 

Thank Aaron E
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Level Contributor
16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We had to change hotels for our wedding party a month from the wedding. Sandy worked hard to help us get a suite, rooms, and to do special rates for the wedding guests for three nights. I appreciate all of the hard work she put in to make it work. The Presidential Suite was amazing and the rest of the... More 

1 Thank LowCountryIowan
Cedar Park, Texas
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This hotel is very nice. The room we stayed in had a fireplace and a very comfortable bed. Just got to stay for a short time but found many restaurants close by. I wish we had more time to explore. Hopefully we can come back.

1 Thank LiThDr

85 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (63)
Hotel & Grounds (12)
View from Room (2)
Room/Suite (26)
Bathroom (6)
Dining (1)
Other (16)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (22)
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Room/Suite (6)
Other (12)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Des Moines hotels
0.2 km away
Hyatt Place Des Moines Downtown
1.0 km away
Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown
0.2 km away
Des Moines Marriott Downtown
Des Moines Marriott Downtown
#12 of 48 in Des Moines
394 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.9 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines Downtown
0.7 km away
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Des Moines Downtown
0.8 km away
Residence Inn Des Moines Downtown
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
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: $207 - $444 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Des Lux Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 51
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline, Travelocity, Odigeo and Cheap Tickets so you can book your Des Lux Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Suites Of 800 Locust Hotel Des Moines
Hotel Of 800 Locust
Des Lux Hotel Des Moines, Iowa
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Des Lux Hotel staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question
6 months ago
dallas, tx
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Des Lux Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Request a room with a fireplace.”
 of 5 bubbles Wanderlust87, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Request a room off the street - elevator companion said there was a lot of street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles hugesoxfan, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“every room is a good room, I have seen several”
 of 5 bubbles travelprincess1998, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“For quiet room, you may want to ask for interior room with view of atrium.”
 of 5 bubbles rogergoss, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms are large. The Presidential Suite with atrium is great, wish it had second bathroom. Nice bar downstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles LowCountryIowan, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay