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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8.6
Excellent
101 East Locust Street, Des Moines
from $137
Residence Inn Des Moines Downtown
Residence Inn Des Moines Downtown
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9.1
Excellent
100 SW Water Street, Des Moines
from $119
Hampton Inn Des Moines Airport
Hampton Inn Des Moines Airport
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8.3
Excellent
5001 Fleur Drive, Des Moines
from $89
Days Inn Des Moines Merle Hay
Days Inn Des Moines Merle Hay
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7.1
Good
4845 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines
from $50
Palace Inn Des Moines
Palace Inn Des Moines
6215 NE 14th Street, Des Moines
from $65
Quality Inn & Suites Des Moines Airport
Quality Inn & Suites Des Moines Airport
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7.4
Good
5231 Fleur Drive, Des Moines
from $63
AC Hotel Des Moines East Village
AC Hotel Des Moines East Village
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9.0
Excellent
401 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines
from $139
Baymont Inn & Suites Des Moines Airport
Baymont Inn & Suites Des Moines Airport
6221 Southwest Army Post Road, Des Moines
from $48
Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center
Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center
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8.7
Excellent
929 3rd Street, Des Moines
from $98
Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown
Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown
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9.4
Excellent
201 E. Locust Street, 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.