Great rooms, great security, fast free internet, nice breakfast. Will stay there again.
The only complaint is the $15 per night parking charge! Whoa... This is downtown Des Moines people.... Not downtown Chicago.
We had a great stay with our two children while in town for an event at the Iowa Event Center. The location was easily accessed and within walking distance of the event center and a food and music festival on the river. We actually had an upgrade to a two bedroom suite with a kitchenette when we arrived:) The pool was just right for the kids - and a very nice hot breakfast was included! We have stayed here before and will definitely do so again!
From the moment we arrived we felt very welcomed by everyone. We were offered a better room as one had just become available. We had just driven many long days and really appreciated the lovely room. It was spacious, the linens were very soft and the room had a lovely clean smell. We went downstairs to ask for dinner recommendations and had a great conversation with two young employees who were really fun to talk with. They gave us several great suggestions. They obviously knew and liked downtown Des Moines. And we had a fantastic dinner at a great Italian restaurant. We were only there one night, and I thought we would just have breakfast on our way, but when we saw how nice the food was on the breakfast buffet, we stayed for breakfast. There was a great selection that could satisfy even the most health conscious.
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The Des Moines River flows through downtown Des Moines, where arts and culture enthusiasts will find the Des Moines Art Center, Pappajohn Sculpture Park, the Temple for Performing Arts, and Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater. The vibrant downtown Historic East Village district, located near the hill of the Iowa State Capitol Building, offers diverse shops, restaurants, and nightlife.
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