Des Lux Hotel

Des Lux Hotel

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4.5
#1 of 50 hotels in Des Moines
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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These are no ordinary accommodations The largest in Des Moines and among the most welcoming anywhere, many Des Lux rooms and suites indulge with fireplaces and whirlpools. From our King Executive Rooms to the lavishly appointed Presidential Suite you will enjoy an array of signature amenities and the satisfaction of knowing that you could not possibly have chosen a more comfortable retreat.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Paid public parking on-site
Wifi
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Shuttle bus service
Spa
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Shoeshine
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English

Location

800 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-3622
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Poorboy52 wrote a review Aug 2022
Omaha, Nebraska27 contributions10 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We selected this hotel for proximity to another event—a concert at the Hoyt Sherman Place. We were very pleased with the ambience of the hotel. The room was clean and well appointed. It just felt comfortable to be there. We were also pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness and order of downtown Des Moines, and the number of restaurants close by. We would definitely stay again. The only negative to our stay was that the body wash container in the shower was virtually empty.
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Date of stay: August 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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LDB22 wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything was wonderful. The room was very comfy and we really enjoyed having the fireplace and whirlpool tub to really relax and unwind. The staff was very helpful and kind. Also we became a bit addicted to the amazing shampoo/conditioner/body wash that was provided in the shower. Very refreshing! We appreciated the free breakfast too. Highly recommend, and we will definitely be planning a stay here again in the future.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Buzz M wrote a review Mar 2020
6 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A beautiful,historic building with a very good restaurant and excellent staff. The unique architecture has been left and the rooms are spacious, spotless, and extremely comfortable. We arrived exhausted after a 9 hour drive and the staff were personable and made extra effort to make our stay peaceful and relaxing.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Barb Adix, Other at Des Lux Hotel
Responded 9 Mar 2020
BuzzM10, Thank you for the great review! I am very pleased to hear that our staff made your stay a pleasant one. I hope your next stay is just around the corner. Sincerely, Barb Adix Assistant General Manager
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Cheryl M wrote a review Sept 2021
Bettendorf, Iowa16 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel was clean and tidy, the staff were very friendly. Breakfast was a mix of hot (eggs and sausage, toast, waffles) and cold (yogurt, cereal, muffins etc). Everything that could be individually packaged, was individually packaged as a Covid precaution. We stayed in the whirlpool suite and the tub was a decent size. Contained a fridge but no microwave.

We never find hotel beds comfortable so that's one of the reasons why the sleep quality was average. The other reason was the really loud vehicles at all hours of the day and night. They give you a little sleep package with a night mask, a pair of ear plugs and lavender scent. The ear plugs help some with the noise and we bought a fan with us for ambient noise but still the roars of loud engine noise got through. We're not talking regular traffic noise either, we're talking sports-car-loud acceleration-noise echoing all around the street because of the tall buildings. I woke with every noise but my husband is a deeper sleeper and slept through majority of it. Our room was on the front of the building, not sure what the experience would be for someone who has a room on the back.

It was a nice stay but the noise and lack of sleep would make me reconsider staying here again.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: August 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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stacia434 wrote a review Feb 2020
Houston, Texas1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This visit was for a family wedding and was the perfect spot. The rooms are unique, comfy and very clean. The bathroom counter was spacious for all accessories. The work out and spa area is more equipped than most and something to take advantage of if you like that. There were comfy spots in the lobby to spend time with family visiting and the bar had great service and drinks. They open at 4pm and were willing to stay open late for our party so that we could continue to celebrate after the wedding. The shuttle is complimentary and was easy to schedule. The complimentary breakfast had quite a few options, including an omelette bar. The staff was very gracious and helpful. It felt more like personal concierge service with each person we dealt with. The hotel is in a great location to walk to various restaurants and venues if you don't want to rent a car or use the shuttle.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Barb Adix, Other at Des Lux Hotel
Responded 28 Feb 2020
Stacia, Thank you for the incredible review of your stay with us! It was a pleasure for all of our staff meeting everyone in your party. We hope that you will be able to come back and visit us again soon! Sincerely, Barb Adix Assistant General Manager
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Jade S wrote a review Nov 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Highly recommend. Staff was so amazing, we arrived at check in and the front desk attendant immediately asked if we had plans for dinner and offered up some great suggestions. We got to the room and it was beautiful, clean they even had a complimentary sleep kit that came with ear plugs a sleep mask and some aromatherapy spray for your pillow! Very nice touch. The bartender was very friendly and talkative really knew his stuff. Morning came and breakfast was also great with the kitchen attendant there to help as needed. As someone who has worked in hospitality I was very impressed. We will definitely be back
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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cotravelguru wrote a review Jan 2020
Denver, Colorado80 contributions22 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Some of the staff is content with letting things be and NOT fixing them. For example the water dispenser in the gym doesn't work and the mgmt doesn't fix it. They have no parking unless you want to pay $20 valet fee for your car to sit in a city garage otherwise its $1/hr with no in and out priviledges. The breakfast is they offer is limited to mostly carbs and cholesterol fatty foods. I tried ordering egg whites, but they didn't have any. One would think during the busiest time of the year the hotel would be functioning on all cylinders, but this one doesn't
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from badix01, Manager at Des Lux Hotel
Responded 5 Feb 2020
cotravelguru, Thank you for your review. I am deeply sorry that you were unhappy with your stay. We have taken your comments into consideration so that we can better serve our guests. Sincerely, Barb Adix Assistant General Manager
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traveliowagirl wrote a review Feb 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently stayed for a girls weekend while planning our visit to Des Moines. This hotel is so unique and fun! It is in a great location too. The hotel is very clean and you can tell they take guest health and safety seriously with how clean they keep the rooms and common areas of the hotel. Our room was huge and we had plenty of room to spread out since there were 3 adults in 1 room. We had the deluxe room with 2 queen beds and fireplace. The fireplace was perfect on a winter evening in Iowa. When the room got to warm we could turn it off! The bathroom soaps, shampoo and lotions that were provided are nice quality products. This also sets this hotel apart from your typical "chain" hotel properties. The service was very warm and friendly by the front desk staff. Both on arrival and departure. Great job with your hospitality! Before our arrival we were able to set up massages that were offered in the spa area this was a nice way to treat ourselves after a long day of shopping! The bar in the hotel also is a nice place to try some fun cocktails without having to leave the property. We will definitely be returning in the future!
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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404dustinh wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful hotel. Great downtown location and very friendly staff. The exercise facility is really large for a hotel of its size. No pool but large jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. The breakfast omelet and sides would cost $15 per person at a restaurant for the quality. Well worth the money. Thank you
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Barb Adix, Other at Des Lux Hotel
Responded 17 Mar 2020
404dutininh, Thank you for the awesome review! We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to your next visit! Stay safe and healthy! Barb Adix Assistant General Manager
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D1amondqueen wrote a review Oct 2020
Boys Town, Nebraska120 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is an absolute gem in the heart of downtown Des Moines. We came for a night from Omaha to do a little getaway and we’re surprised and delighted with the atmosphere and detail this hotel exhibits their lobby and rooms. It was clean, eclectically decorated, friendly staff, comfortable bed and room. It was decorated very classy for Halloween and we had a blast playing eye spy in the lobby. I would highly recommend if your a fan of oddities and curiosities.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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robinn508 asked a question Jun 2021
Cedar Rapids, Iowa123 contributions57 helpful votes
How many floors? What floor are two bedroom suites located?
Answer from Carl D
5 story property with the 2 room suites on the 2nd floor featuring a living and bedroom and bathroom
Robjohva asked a question Oct 2019
Mount Vernon, Virginia
Do you offer military, senior/AARP, or AAA discounts?
Answer from Honestly4933
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota66 contributions50 helpful votes
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620aprilj asked a question Apr 2018
Montrose, Iowa165 contributions6 helpful votes
Do you offer a shuttle to Wells Fargo?
Answer from Barb Adix
Des Moines, Iowa
Yes there is. We run from 7AM to 10PM
Answer from Barb Adix
Des Moines, Iowa
We have rooms that have a whirlpool and fireplace
Debra S asked a question Dec 2017
3 contributions
Is there an incidental fee per night?
Answer from Barb Adix
Des Moines, Iowa
We have an incidental authorization of $120 for the entire length of stay.
Jane M wrote a tip 12 Jun
Pevely, Missouri7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking garage across the street is easy to use and inexpensive."
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Doug C wrote a tip Apr 2024
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms are a bit dry when the heat is running so bring a nasal spray to ward off a sinus spell. "
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Stacy O wrote a tip Jan 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoy it! Everything about this place is great!"
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Marli C wrote a tip Jan 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are 1 parking garages RIGHT by the hotel so you don't have to hunt down parking or walk for blocks!"
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knomo wrote a tip Jan 2024
Oak Park, Illinois38 contributions24 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is across the street in the garage. No valet but parking was cheap (especially because Sundays are free)"
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PRICE RANGE
HK$1,297 - HK$1,656 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
suites of 800 locust hotel des moines, hotel of 800 locust
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Suites of 800 Locust Hotel and Spa
LOCATION
United StatesIowaDes Moines
NUMBER OF ROOMS
51
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Frequently Asked Questions about Des Lux Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Des Lux Hotel?
Nearby attractions include West End Architectural Salvage (0.3 km), The Temple for Performing Arts (0.2 km), and The Royal Mile (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Des Lux Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Des Lux Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Des Lux Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Des Lux Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Des Lux Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Centro Restaurant, Fong's Pizza, and Bubba.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Des Lux Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and a sauna during their stay.
Does Des Lux Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Des Lux Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Des Lux Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Des Lux Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
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