It has been a couple of years since we stayed at the Embassy Suites in downtown Des Moines, but the next time will not be nearly as long! The updates that have been done to the hotel are outstanding, both aesthetically and amenities. The remodeled lobby has an understated elegance and the sound of the stories-high water feature adds a calming and relaxing overtone to what could be a noisy area. We stayed in a King Suite, and the furnishings are ones I would choose for my own home. The bed was comfortable, the rooms were impeccably clean and sound proof. There was a large gala in the lobby on the night we stayed and our sleep was not disturbed at all. The complimentary made-to-order breakfast the next morning was second-to-none. The location allows great access to the vibrant downtown area. Highly recommend this hotel for all purposes--business, travel, couples, and families.
Only complaint was the two different groups of very loud late nighters shouting in the hallway. One around 12:30 am and the other at 2:00 am. Not much you can do about that I guess on a Saturday night!
Check in was smooth and the location was right downtown. The building was a cool historic structure. The room didn't have a fridge and the bathroom was smaller than most hotels. Also the closet was larger than necessary. Bed was nice and comfy and the staff was friendly. Overall it was a nice stay.
Room next to us had at least 8 people in one room loud music and screaming all night. We called Front desk twice and nothing changed . They should have kicked them out as all of us in the 4 rooms we reserved were bothered by the noise and lost most of the nights sleep.
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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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