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Des Lux Hotel
Des Lux Hotel

800 Locust St, Des Moines 50309

3.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (316 reviews)

Located in Court Avenue Entertainment District, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ruan Center and Science …

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Hyatt Place Des Moines Downtwn
Hyatt Place Des Moines Downtwn

418 6th Avenue, Des Moines 50309

3.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (580 reviews)

Located in Downtown Des Moines, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Polk County Convention Complex and Iowa Events Cente …

£100
Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown
Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown

101 E Locust St, Des Moines 50309

3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (739 reviews)

Located in Historic East Village, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater, Science Cente …

£136
Marriott Des Moines
Marriott Des Moines

700 Grand Ave, Des Moines 50309

3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (491 reviews)

Located in Downtown Des Moines, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ruan Center and Science Center of Iowa. Des Moines …

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Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines Downtown

120 Sw Water St, Des Moines 50309

2.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (344 reviews)

Located in Downtown Des Moines, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Walnut Street Bridge and Science Center of Iowa. Iowa …

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown

333 SW 11th St, Des Moines 50309

2.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (121 reviews)

Located in Downtown Des Moines, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Polk County Courthouse and Science Center of Iowa. …

£96
Residence Inn Des Moines Downtown
Residence Inn Des Moines Downtown

100 SW Water Street, Des Moines 50309

3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (161 reviews)

Located in Court Avenue Entertainment District, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Walnut Street Bridge and Science …

£127
Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown
Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown

201 E. Locust Street, Des Moines 50309

3.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (29 reviews)

Located in Historic East Village, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater, Des Moines …

£88
Quality Inn And Suites Event
Quality Inn And Suites Event

929 3rd St, Des Moines 50309

2.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (515 reviews)

Located in Downtown Des Moines, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines Botanical Center, an …

£87
Holiday Inn Downtown - Mercy Area
Holiday Inn Downtown - Mercy Area

1050 6th Ave, Des Moines 50314

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (402 reviews)

Located in Downtown Des Moines, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Science Center of Iowa, and …

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Pocket Guide: Court Avenue Entertainment District Downtown Des Moines Hotels

Downtown Des Moines is a walkable, family-friendly neighborhood with convenient options for restaurants and bars. The neighborhood's charm comes through with its college atmosphere. You can experience the local theater and live music, or enjoy the natural beauty of the riverfront. With hotels to suit everyone's tastes, Downtown Des Moines serves as a good starting point for exploring the greater Des Moines area.

Sightseeing around Downtown Des Moines

The theaters and university are some of the local highlights. World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, Science Center of Iowa, and State Historical Society of Iowa Museum feature a variety of exhibits. You can buy tickets to live performances at The Temple for Performing Arts, Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater, and Hoyt Sherman Place. Ruan Center, 801 Grand, and Walnut Street Bridge are some of the notable landmarks. Take a tour of campus around The Wallace Centers of Iowa: Wallace House, Drake University, or Des Moines Area Community College. Bring the family to Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden, Sky Glider West, and Sky Glider East.

Shopping and attending sporting events are a couple of popular activities in the area. Why not cheer with the crowd at Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Wells Fargo Arena, or Principal Park? Pappajohn Sculpture Park, John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park, or Des Moines Botanical Center are ideal spots to enjoy the outdoors. Waveland Municipal Golf Course, Grand View Golf Course, and Southridge Mall are other spots for some local fun.

A few of the area's most popular attractions are Salisbury House, Des Moines Art Center, and Iowa State Fairgrounds. You can also head to Terrace Hill, Grays Lake Center, and Des Moines Community Playhouse.

Getting around Downtown Des Moines

The closest major airport is Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), located 4 miles (6.5 km) from Downtown Des Moines.

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