401 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa, United States
8.8km from Des Moines International Airport
"First the positives: Polite and helpful staff. Super clean premises, attractive design and extremely straightforward layout - easy to find the elevator and your room. The room has a fold out couch that can convert into a bed. The shower seemed high quality with overhead and handheld shower heads. USB ports all around the room make it easy to charge your phone and other electronic devices. Signing into the complimentary wifi was a breeze. Room fridgs kept beverages frosty and the air conditioning maintained the temperature perfectly. The hotel was pretty booked for various events, but we didn't hear any sound from neighboring rooms whatsoever. The elevators limit access to floors other than 6 (bar floor) to people who have room keys. Neutral: On-site parking was sold out, but it was only $10 for overnight parking a block away, so not so bad. Shower only - no bathtub. Not so great: Iowa doesn't require masks, so staff is inconsistent about wearing them. Front desk and cleaning staff were not wearing masks, but bar staff and on day two the front desk person did. On July 11th, they offered complimentary muffins and milk, but the milk said "best by July 8th" on the cartons. The bed was on the very firm side to the point of being uncomfortable as a side sleeper. The elevators seemed to be extremely slow even at non-peak usage times. In the morning (high-traffic time) we just gave up and used the stairs."
"I frequent the Marriott brands and this is a nice boutique hotel located in the trendy East Village that is within walking distance to the active and Historic Court District. Immediately around the hotel, the East Village offers plenty of boutique shopping and restaurants as well as the Principal River Walk, Meredith Trail and the John Pat Dorrian Trail for an easy walk, bike or run. Yes, on-site parking is $18, but street parking is free overnight and plenty was available. We stayed here in late September and all staff member we encountered were wearing a mask. An inviting and spacious lobby and sitting area has a pool table and small bar for hanging out for the night or something to do before going somewhere else for dinner. We were given a room with a nice view looking onto Grand Avenue and because it is only a 5 story hotel, the stairs were perfectly suited for an easy walk to our room, no elevator is necessary. It also features a little market if you have a craving as well as a wine opener if you wish to have a nightcap with your own bottle of wine. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and the only two negatives was the price of parking (which I didn't use) and the TV does swivel out from the wall. So watching TV while sitting on the couch is a little difficult."
"This is the only place to stay when you visit Des Moines. Super clean hotel, even elevator to every detail of the room was spotless. I love how spacious the rooms are. I had plenty of areas to spread out my clothes in my room and hair products in bathroom. So many plugins. I was able to charge all of my devices. My room had everything I needed. Each staff member I ran into was attentive and helpful. I paid for underground parking but if you’re doing business within 5 miles, the shuttle will take you. I also dinned at their two bars, the AC Lounge and The Republic. The have skilled mixologists and wonderful food. This is the best hotel in Des Moines "