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Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel
Ranked #18 of 48 Hotels in Des Moines
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“Outstanding from the moment I walked in the door!”
Reviewed 22 January 2012

Greeted and checked in by happy people at guest relations! Arrived at my room and found I had been upgraded to a huge 2BR suite. Older hotel but I love the charm. Great concierge lounge. Room service was wonderful. Every employee I met was helpful and friendly!!

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Lewisville, Texas
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Reviewed 21 January 2012

The staff were good and the bed was "Marriott great" so most everything was fine. The room itself was just very small so that was the only drawback. The cafe serves some very good food as well.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2012

Our room was on the 11th floor and faced the Capitol building. You get a great view of it and the river. Neatly decorated, it is where history meets modern electronics.

It had a kitchen, walk in closet and a very comfortable bed with extra feather pillows.

The location is great, within walking distance to local restaurants and pubs.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2012

Okay, so the hotel is listed on the National Historic Register. It's cool, but not THAT cool. This hotel reminds me of a quaaint, boutique European, albeit larger, hotel that has a very small town, proprietorish feel. Tha said, the personalities of the staff are corporate, but its iowa...so everyone is nice.

The key to this place is location. It;s within a 5 minute walk of Court Avenue, which is home to a multitude of high end restaurants, diners, pizza joints, even a crab ragoon pizza!

Seriously, the rooms are nice; redecorated and comfy--but Europeanish in their quirky angles, smallish bathrooms, smallish counters, etc. So what! It's down town Des Moines. The price is reasonable, and you can walk to everything. Like I said---it's Europe!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Lenox, Iowa
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Reviewed 17 November 2011

I stay here 3 nights yearly for a business conference. Each time I have stayed my room has been different - in size, layout, and amenities such as microwave and fridge, but the bed is comfortable and has extra pillows, the shower heads are huge and the pressure is just right, and the wireless internet (no charge) is appreciated. This year I had a larger room than some years, but I am always comfortable and since it's just me, I don't need a lot of room. I also treat myself to room service breakfast so I can eat healthy and resist the not so good for you foods served at the meetings. The egg white omelet with spinach, tomatoes and feta cheese is my favorite and you can customize with other ingredients if you want. I had dinner by room service twice as well. (Be sure to check the restaurant/room service website for seasonal specials.) This year I especially noticed the hotel staff was very accommodating and helpful, from the young man who saw me struggling with my luggage and helped me down the steps from the Skywalk, to the people who delivered my room service meals. The food is wonderful - my complements to the chef. I enjoy the hot tub and use the fitness center - both are average and adequate. I missed having a refrigerator this year, but it's possible if I had asked, they might have accommodated me on that. The hotel is accessible from the Skywalk which is very convenient.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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rickylgaede, General Manager at Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel, responded to this review, 18 November 2011
Thanks you for your kind words. You are absolutely right about the different room types. The Savery is a historic hotel that used to be a 300 room property. It was the first hotel in Iowa to offer a private bathroom for each room. Over the years many renovation have made us the 211 room property we are today. Thanks for discovering us!
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Additional Information about Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel

Property: Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel
Address: 401 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2311 (Formerly Renaissance Savery Hotel)
Region: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Des Moines
Price range (per night): $204 - $353
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 211
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This historic hotel, located in the heart of downtown Des Moines, Iowa is within walking distance to Wells Fargo Arena, Iowa Events Center, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, Court Avenue restaurants and nightlife and East Village restaurants and shops. Start your day off right with a visit to Coda Coffee, located on the street level of the hotel, for freshly brewed Starbucks beverages. Then return in the evening to Coda Lounge to discover the hottest new lounge in downtown Des Moines. Don't miss the contemporary midwest cuisine and local products served in BOS restaurant, also located street level in the hotel. Additional amenities enjoyed by guests include a fitness center, indoor pool, whirlpool, complimentary airport transportation and complimentary wireless service. If you’re searching for a venue to host a romantic wedding, a business meeting or a conference, this hotel features over 12,000 square feet of function space, innovative meeting technology and a creative catering and culinary team. ... more   less 
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