Hotels in Des Moines, Iowa

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Des Moines overview

Visitors speak favorably about all that Des Moines has to offer, including its festivals and restaurants. You'll enjoy the area's sporting events, live music, and theater. In Des Moines, you can take in local culture at top places like Science Center of Iowa and Des Moines Art Center. Popular sights like Des Moines Botanical Center and Iowa State Capitol Building won't disappoint.

Where to stay in Des Moines

A welcoming city for all, Des Moines offers a variety of hotels and other lodging choices. There are 44 hotels in Des Moines and you can shop as many as 148 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 52%. We have room prices starting at 40 USD per night and here's a breakdown of hotels by star rating in Des Moines as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 10 4-star hotels from 99 USD per night
  • • 82 3-star hotels from 72 USD per night
  • • 31 2-star hotels from 46 USD per night

How to get to Des Moines

Fly into Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), 4.1 mi (6.7 km) from central Des Moines.

What to see around Des Moines

Fun excursions can include a visit to:
  • • Wells Fargo Arena
  • • Veterans Memorial Auditorium
  • • Principal Park
Here are some local attractions:
  • • Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • • Blank Park Zoo
  • • The Wallace Centers of Iowa: Wallace House
  • • Sky Glider West
  • • Sky Glider East
The area's cultural scene stands out, and these are some places to visit:
  • • Science Center of Iowa
  • • Des Moines Art Center
  • • Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater
  • • World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
  • • State Historical Society of Iowa Museum
Top places to visit include:
  • • Des Moines Botanical Center
  • • Iowa State Capitol Building
  • • Salisbury House

When to visit Des Moines

When planning your trip, you may be wondering when is the best time of year to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 56°F day, 14°F night
  • • April-June: 85°F day, 35°F night
  • • July-September: 86°F day, 49°F night
  • • October-December: 69°F day, 15°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 4.61 inches
  • • April-June: 13.50 inches
  • • July-September: 11.65 inches
  • • October-December: 6.26 inches