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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8.6
Excellent
101 E Locust St, Des Moines
from $152
Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines
from $81
AC Hotel Des Moines East Village
AC Hotel Des Moines East Village
401 East Grand Ave, Des Moines
from $159
Hyatt Place Des Moines Downtwn
Hyatt Place Des Moines Downtwn
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8.3
Excellent
418 6th Avenue, Des Moines
from $122
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown
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8.9
Excellent
333 SW 11th St, Des Moines
from $119
Quality Inn & Suites
Quality Inn & Suites
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7.7
Good
4995 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines
from $64
Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center
Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center
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8.6
Excellent
929 3rd St, Des Moines
from $114
Quality Inn
Quality Inn
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7.4
Good
4950 Ne 14th St, Des Moines
from $67
Ramada Des Moines West/Clive
Ramada Des Moines West/Clive
1600 NW 114th Street, Des Moines
from $0
Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport/Conf Center
Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport/Conf Center
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8.2
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.