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Des Lux Hotel

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Lobby sitting area
Front of property
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Lobby lounge

Overview of Des Lux Hotel

Des Lux Hotel

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with bar/lounge, near Iowa Events Center
9.4 out of 10 Exceptional
9.4/10 Exceptional

1,002 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
The price is $189
Price available on 6/4/2023
800 Locust St, Des Moines, IA, 50309
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Valet parking
  • Self parking
  • Spa tub
  • Bar/lounge
  • Spa services
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Des Moines
  • Wells Fargo Arena - 14 min walk
  • Hy Vee Hall - 1 min drive
  • Iowa Events Center - 2 min drive
  • Drake University - 3 min drive
  • Iowa State Fairgrounds - 10 min drive
  • Blank Park Zoo - 8 min drive
  • Jordan Creek Town Center - 14 min drive
  • Adventureland - 15 min drive
  • Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Des Moines International Airport (DSM) - 15 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle


  • Fresko - 2 min walk
  • Centro - 3 min walk
  • 801 Chophouse - 6 min walk
  • Tupelo Honey - 4 min walk
  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop - 3 min walk

About this property

Des Lux Hotel

Des Lux Hotel offers a free airport shuttle (available on request) and puts you 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Wells Fargo Arena and 4.6 mi (7.3 km) from Iowa State Fairgrounds. You can relax at the spa tub, work out at the fitness center, or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights include a sauna and a steam room. Fellow travelers love the comfortable beds and helpful staff.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA), COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO), and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 51 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Covered onsite self parking (USD 10.00 per day)
  • Onsite valet parking (USD 25 per night)
  • Onsite extended parking (USD 13 per night)
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • Onsite garage


  • Free airport shuttle from 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–9:00 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Shared microwave

What to do

  • Winery tours nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Romance packages


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1903
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Fitness center
  • Spa services
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Desk chair

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages.


Des Lux Bar - Onsite bar. Happy hour is offered.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.00 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds


  • Covered self parking costs USD 10.00 per day
  • Valet parking costs USD 25 per night
  • Extended parking costs USD 13 per night
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of:

  • SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)
  • COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

Lux Hotel Des Moines
Lux Des Moines
Suites Of 800 Locust Hotel Des Moines
Hotel Of 800 Locust
Des Lux Hotel Des Moines, Iowa
Hotel Of 800 Locust
Des Lux Hotel Hotel
Des Lux Hotel Des Moines
Des Lux Hotel Hotel Des Moines
Suites Of 800 Locust Hotel Des Moines

Frequently asked questions

Does Des Lux Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Des Lux Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Des Lux Hotel?
As of Jun 2, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Des Lux Hotel on Jun 4, 2023 start from $189, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Des Lux Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Des Lux Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Des Lux Hotel?
Yes. Self parking costs USD 10.00 per day. Valet parking costs USD 25 per night. Extended parking costs USD 13 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Des Lux Hotel?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available from 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM on request.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Des Lux Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at Des Lux Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino (15-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Des Lux Hotel and nearby?
Des Lux Hotel has a sauna and a steam room.
What's the area around Des Lux Hotel like?
Des Lux Hotel is in Downtown Des Moines, a short 9-minute walk from Des Moines Civic Center and 12 minutes' walk from Hy Vee Hall. Travelers say the local area is good for shopping and very walkable.







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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Brian, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Chase, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

This is a very tired property and not a good value.
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Love this place! Would stay again for sure!
Great hotel, great location, spacious rooms, great breakfast.
Lisa, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Hotel has a cool vibe. Will stay here again. The remote to the TV didn’t work to change the channel but it’s not a deal breaker.
Jeremy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sally, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A must stay in Des Moines…
Very impressed with location, decor, price, amenities, comfort of the bed and linens…staff was helpful and friendly.
Lucas, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Des Lux
I had a trip to Des Moines that could have turned into a longer than expected trip. The staff at Des Lux could not have been more accommodating and flexible with my undetermined plans. The room was wonderful, clean and quiet which made my stay very comfortable.
Tom, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

One of the best hotels in the areas, easily!
Easily one of the most exceptional hotels in the area. Elegant and interesting decor throughout. The lobby, specifically, has an incredibly unique and comfortable ambiance without being pretentious. The hotel staff was kind and professional. The workout room was spacious and airy. The sauna and steam room were added bonuses. The hot breakfast was satisfactory. Convenient parking ramp across the street for $10/day. Ideal downtown location.
Michael, 1-night business trip
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