Des Moines, IA Hotels
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“Des Lux provides the best comfort and ritzy feel, with whirlpools, fireplaces, and charming decor.”
The bustling capital of Iowa, Des Moines is located near Gray's Lake, and offers everything from ecotourism and outdoor concerts to museums and paddle boarding. While the Airbnb market is still developing, there are some solid choices, and there is also a wide spread of hotels and resorts to suit different budgets and travel needs. While there is a lack of five-star hotels, this simply adds more competitive options for the other hotels. There are plenty of three- and four-star resorts that pack value, a great location, and excellent service into a great price.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels in Des Moines, IA

Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown
Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown
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8.5
Excellent
101 E Locust St, Des Moines
from $152
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown
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9.0
Excellent
333 SW 11th St, Des Moines
from $119
Quality Inn & Suites Des Moines Airport
Quality Inn & Suites Des Moines Airport
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7.3
Good
5231 Fleur Dr, Des Moines
from $80
AmericInn by Wyndham Des Moines Airport
AmericInn by Wyndham Des Moines Airport
1920 Hackley Ave, Des Moines
from $86
Homewood Suites by Hilton Des Moines Airport, IA
from $0
Budget Inn & Suites
Budget Inn & Suites
5220 Northeast 14th Street, Des Moines
from $55
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Des Moines - Northwest
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Des Moines - Northwest
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8.2
Excellent
4800 Merle Hay Rd, Urbandale
from $85
Holiday Inn Express Des Moines
Holiday Inn Express Des Moines
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8.3
Excellent
1140 24th St, Des Moines
from $92
Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center
Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center
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8.7
Excellent
929 3rd St, Des Moines
from $114
Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport/Conf Center
Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport/Conf Center
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8.1
Excellent
6111 Fleur Dr, Des Moines
from $119
More About Des Moines, IA Hotels...

What are the luxury hotels like in Des Moines?

The highest star-rated offerings in Des Moines are within three to four stars, and offer excellent prices to match their convenience. The Des Moines Marriott and Des Lux Hotel both cost about $149 a night. Des Lux provides the best comfort and ritzy feel, with whirlpools, fireplaces, and charming decor. The Marriott, however, allows pets and has more amenities, such as an airport shuttle, pool, and spa. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Airport is only about $10 more, and is best for travelers who want to stay near the airport.

What budget hotels are available?

Des Moines hotels can be very affordable, but not all are equal in value. Motel 6 Des Moines South-Airport and Village Inn Motel both offer a restaurant on site and Wi-Fi. Most of these motels and simpler hotels are spread out somewhat far from the center of Des Moines. The closest and cheapest option is Cozy Rest Motel. At $60, the rooms include free Wi-Fi and refrigerators, making it a basic spot for those who want as short of a drive to downtown as possible.

Are Airbnbs available in Des Moines?

If staying in the center of the city is not an issue, and Des Moines hotels don't interest you, there are some affordable Airbnb homes spread out in all directions, from $50 to $100. Most of the homes accommodate two guests at most, and  a few homes can be found just north of the downtown zones, if you book them early.