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 by Hilton Des Moines Downtown
Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown
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8.5
Excellent
101 East Locust Street, Des Moines
from $147
Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport/Conf Center
Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport/Conf Center
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8.2
Excellent
6111 Fleur Drive, Des Moines
from $119
Fairfield Inn & Suites Des Moines Airport
Fairfield Inn & Suites Des Moines Airport
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8.9
Excellent
6880 Fleur Drive, Des Moines
from $109
Ramada Des Moines West/Clive
Ramada Des Moines West/Clive
1600 NW 114th Street, Des Moines
from $0
Holiday Inn Express Des Moines-At Drake University
Holiday Inn Express Des Moines-At Drake University
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8.3
Excellent
1140 24th Street, Des Moines
from $109
Motel 6 Des Moines South - Airport
Motel 6 Des Moines South - Airport
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5.6
Fair
4817 Fleur Dr, Des Moines
from $45
Hotel Fort Des Moines
Hotel Fort Des Moines
1000 Walnut St, Des Moines
from $89
AmericInn by Wyndham Des Moines Airport
AmericInn by Wyndham Des Moines Airport
1920 Hackley Ave, Des Moines
from $79
Motel 6 Des Moines North
Motel 6 Des Moines North
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5.7
Fair
4940 Northeast 14th ST, Des Moines
from $35
Quality Inn
Quality Inn
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7.3
Good
4950 NE 14th Street, Des Moines
from $64
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.