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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 (345 reviews)

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

£120
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 (601 reviews)

Located in Downtown Des Moines, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Iowa Events Center, Des Moines Botanical Center, and Iowa …

£74
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 (759 reviews)

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

£140
Des Moines Marriott Downtown

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Ave, Des Moines 50309

3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (501 reviews)

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

£119
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 (354 reviews)

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

£124
Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown

Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown

201 E. Locust Street, Des Moines 50309

3.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (74 reviews)

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

£85
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 (137 reviews)

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

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Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center

Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center

929 3rd St, Des Moines 50309

2.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (524 reviews)

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

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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 (165 reviews)

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

£106
AC Hotel Des Moines East Village

AC Hotel Des Moines East Village

401 Grand Ave, Des Moines 50309

3.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Located in Downtown Des Moines, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Iowa Hall of Pride and Science Center of Iowa. Des …

£112

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Pocket Guide: Des Moines 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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