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Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown

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Reviewed 27 April 2016

Overall service was very good, staff was pleasant and accommodating. The rooms were very clean and having the fridge and microwave is always a plus. Breakfasts were well done and food resupplied often. Evening reception - the choice of wine was on the low end, but liquors and mixed drinks were better. Meeting space was nice and quiet and the...

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Gig Harbor, Washington
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We recently stayed here as part of a wedding event. Truly a place for families to reconnect. The magician on Saturday morning was a treat for young and old, the cotton candy was a hit during the Friday evening manager's reception, and the weekend chef was outstanding and made perfect poached eggs! I'm sure the plan for the showers looked...

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Mary_Lunchour - I am delighted that you had a fantastic day and that you and your family enjoyed all the special touches during our complimentary cooked to order breakfast and Evening Reception. I am sorry that you did not enjoy our contemporary open style shower in the room you stayed. We have those in all the rooms with king...

Lawton, Oklahoma
Reviewed 25 April 2016

we stayed one night passing through on our way to minneapolis. chose hotel based on good review. we were not disappointed. hotel was clean. great made to order omelets for breakfast. hotel located downtown. shuttle took us got a great restaurant and picked us up. complementary service. would recommend and would stay again when in the area.

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear bethann7150 - Thank you for your business - I am glad you had a great stay with us! Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 25 April 2016

My husband and I traveled from the Chicago area to attend a wedding here. We travel quite a bit and thought that the wedding guest rate was quite high for an Iowa hotel, at $159 per night. They offer valet parking for $19 per day, self-park for $15 in the garage, or you can park across the street in the...

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear dwyerdudes - Thank you for staying with us - I am glad you had a great stay and had the opportunity to enjoy the East Village area as we are in the heart of it. Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Rooms are OK, cleanliness is Average-OK, pool area is something I would avoid. Breakfast is sub part for an Embassy Suites. It will do. It's just not anything special. If it wasn't in close proximity to the fair, I'd probably pass.

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear MrSmokeyMountainMan - Thank you very much for staying with us - I am sorry to see that you did not have a truly fantastic experience with us. We take great pride in making our best to provide exceptional service and to provide an awesome product so it is disappointing when I see a less than raving review. I hope...

Kansas City
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Whether you are in for work as I was or on personal business I would recommend this hotel without question. There is so much to do around the area so do a little bit of exploring downtown and you'll find one of the most beautiful places that I have ever been to !

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear christophergP4878TS - Thank you very much for staying with us and posting this 5 STAR review! Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager

Omaha
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Fire alarm was pulled twice in the middle of the night. What do you get from the hotel in return? 3 hours sleep and an apology note. So disappointed. Usually love staying here. Will think twice about going again.

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear 831tomasr - Thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry about the inconvenience you experienced due to the vandalism - I do hope that you will give us another opportunity to serve you in the future. Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager

Manhattan, Kansas
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Very diverse hotel - perfect for families, business, or leisure. Worth every penny. The best hotel breakfast in any chain. The staff was very helpful and wanted to be there. I would not stay anywhere else!

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear kelmH896CP - Thank you for the great comments - please come back soon! Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager

Wingham, Canada
Reviewed 21 April 2016

the location in the city is absolutly stunning so much going on in downtown des moines and that was in april beautiful city and plan on coming back and will definetly stay at the embassy suites again top notch facility in perfect location

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review - I am glad you enjoyed your stay and the city! Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager

Longmont, Colorado
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Great place to stay when in Des Moines! It was a spur of the moment stay and we were glad that rooms were available . All of the staff were very welcoming and accommodating . Always love staying here especially since it's downtown!

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Colleen P - Thank you for your 5 STAR rating and for your business! Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Relax in the comfort of the spacious two-room suites at the Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown. Located close to the Iowa State Capitol, explore the trendy shopping and dining opportunities of the Historic East Village. Enjoy complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and a nightly Manager's Reception. Elegant banquet facilities are available for weddings, business meetings and other special events. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown

Address: 101 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1802 (Formerly Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines-On The River)
Region: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Price Range: $195 - $365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown 3.5*
Number of rooms: 234
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Also Known As:
Embassy Suites Des Moines
Des Moines Embassy Suites
Embassy Suites By Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown Iowa
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Des Moines
#3 Family Hotel in Des Moines
#3 Business Hotel in Des Moines
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“Higher the floor, the better. Also, try getting a room facing the river or the State Capitol.”
 of 5 bubbles Kashbcn, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Can be noisy. If there is a wedding reception or reunion going on, get the highest floor you can.”
 of 5 bubbles IABeachLover, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The further up,the more the kids will love riding the glass elevators.”
 of 5 bubbles richardmY61SV, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Stay on the West side of the hotel for views of the river and downtown”
 of 5 bubbles gburgess99, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Corner suites on the higher floors are best and most quiet”
 of 5 bubbles duke1114, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
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