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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

A great location if you're seeking a downtown spot in Des Moines. The interior gave me more of a New York sense than your typical Midwest hotel. The rooms are spacious, appreciate the high ceiling (and actual ceiling light- as most rooms just had bedside), and the brick wall is an awesome and unique touch. Our room view was of...

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Des Lux H, Manager at Des Lux Hotel, responded to this review

Monica, Thank you for choosing the Des Lux Hotel for your recent stay in Des Moines! we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will come back the next time you are in the area. sincerely, Barb Adix Assistant General Manager

Vedano al Lambro, Italy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is in downtown Des Moines, so very comfortable for a nice walk to the Capital. It features very wide rooms with cured furniture, a fire and a relaxing chaise-longue. The style is vintage, with a nice grand piano in the main hall (it should be tuned better, though...). Breakfast is served with a kind cook who prepares eggs...

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Des Lux H, Manager at Des Lux Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Des Lux Hotel for your recent stay while in Des Moines! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, Barb Adix

Albia, Iowa
Reviewed 15 February 2017

always .a good spot the bartender is really good. well appointed rooms sometimes a little short staffed but always works out well really great common area and easy parking. very good restaurants nearby and easy parking.

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Des Lux H, Manager at Des Lux Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Des Lux Hotel for your recent stay! We hope that you wil choose us for your next visit to the Des Moines area! Sincerely, Barb Adix Assistant General Manager

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I stay at a lot of hotels and this was by far the cleanest! Very detailed! Service was great and the decor of the hotel is fantastic! If I would change anything, it may be the elevator presentation, but that's just me. I am looking forward to coming back to Des Moines!

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Des Lux H, Manager at Des Lux Hotel, responded to this review

Beau, Thank you for choosing the Des Lux Hotel for your recent stay while in Des Moines! We take great pride in the appearance and cleanliness of our hotel. We are still in the process of redecorating and the elevator is one that we will be working on as well. We look forward to seeing you in the future, and...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I'm a frequent traveler, and chose to stay here instead of the more traditional business hotel, the Marriott down the street. It was a mistake. The rooms are mediocre (tiles broken, rather dated, bedding is not up to date - don't be fooled by the pictures) and worse, the hotel isn't that clean - yuck. There's no food in the...

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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

The location cannot be beat.. The rooms are nice, no doubt about it.. so when I saw the small grubby tub with the shower curtain that was falling apart I was completely taken back.. it was forgivable though.. it worked. The big downside.. We had NO heat in our room (very end of November!) I told the front desk and...

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Reviewed 11 January 2017

I have stayed here on many occasions and wish I could always stay longer. Wonderfully clean and nice staff. Sherry the bartender is magnificent. Excellent at conversation and really knows how to treat people to make them feel special. Drinks are good, strong, and made withg expertise. Great location to just about anywhere you want to go downtown. Rooms are...

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Des Lux H, Manager at Des Lux Hotel, responded to this review

Kristin, Thank you so much for choosing the Des Lux Hotel for your recent stay while in Des Moines. We are so very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and can't wait to see you the next time you are in the area! Please let us know if we can help you with any future reservations! Sincerely, Barb...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

The staff is incredibly friendly, the ambiance is great, the room is clean and modern (including both USB and AC power outlets on the night stand) and the bar is open late. My only wish is that the kitchen was open later, but I assume most people aren't rolling through after nine. They have a shuttle to the airport that...

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Des Lux H, Manager at Des Lux Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Des Lux Hotel for recent stay while in Des Moines! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Please let us know if we can assist you with any future reservations. Looking forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Barb Adix Assistant General Manager

new york city
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Sadly, we only spent one night at this beautifully restored hotel. Front desk people were friendly and welcoming. Lobby & bar - quiet, eccentric & elegant. Our room was wonderful- king bed with a fireplace and 12 ft. ceilings. Large bathroom, high quality products, refrigerator, perfect wifi with both street and garage parking. How a hotel should be...

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Des Lux H, Manager at Des Lux Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Des Lux Hotel for your recent stay in Des Moines. Hopefully on your next visit you will be able to spend more time with us and experience all that we have to offer, maybe a massage? Please let us know if we can assist you with any future reservations! Sincerely, Barb Adix Assistant General Manager

Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous. The hotel and the staff helped make our over night get away remarkable. They have wonderful health center as well as a very lovely bar available on site. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

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Des Lux H, Manager at Des Lux Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Des Lux Hotel for your recent stay while in Des Moines! We were pleased to hear that your stay was enjoyable and we hope that you will be back the next time you are in the area. Sincerely, Barb Adix Assistant General Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
These are no ordinary accommodations The largest in Des Moines and among the most welcoming anywhere, many Des Lux rooms and suites indulge with fireplaces and whirlpools. From our King Executive Rooms to the lavishly appointed Presidential Suite you will enjoy an array of signature amenities and the satisfaction of knowing that you could not possibly have chosen a more comfortable retreat. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Des Lux Hotel

Address: 800 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-3622 (Formerly Suites of 800 Locust Hotel and Spa)
Region: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Price Range: RM930 - RM1,714 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Des Lux Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 51
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Also Known As:
Suites Of 800 Locust Hotel Des Moines
Hotel Of 800 Locust
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“Ask for one that looks over a back courtyard. totally quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles IowaCityProf, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Request a room with a fireplace.”
 of 5 bubbles Wanderlust87, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Request a room off the street - elevator companion said there was a lot of street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles hugesoxfan, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“every room is a good room, I have seen several”
 of 5 bubbles travelprincess1998, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“For quiet room, you may want to ask for interior room with view of atrium.”
 of 5 bubbles rogergoss, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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