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Where to stay in Downtown Des Moines?

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What's Downtown Des Moines Like?

There's a lot visitors like about Downtown Des Moines, especially its restaurants and live music. Enjoy the neighborhood's theater scene and entertainment venues. Nature lovers can visit Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden and Pappajohn Sculpture Park. There's plenty more to see, including 801 Grand and Des Moines Civic Center.

Where are the Best Places to Stay in Downtown Des Moines?

We have 143 accommodations in the neighborhood. Here are our travelers' favorite places to stay in Downtown Des Moines:

Des Lux Hotel

City-center hotel with bar
  • Free breakfast • Free WiFi • Free airport shuttle • Spa tub • Walkable location

Surety Hotel

4-star hotel with 2 restaurants, bar
  • Free WiFi • 24-hour fitness center • 24-hour front desk

Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown, an IHG Hotel

3-star hotel with indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center
  • Free breakfast • Free WiFi • Spa tub • Fitness center • Central location

AC Hotel Des Moines East Village

3-star hotel with restaurant, bar
  • Free WiFi • Free area shuttle • Fitness center • Tennis courts • Walkable location

Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center

City-center hotel with indoor pool
  • Free breakfast • Free parking • Free WiFi • Fitness center • Central location

How to Get to Downtown Des Moines

Downtown Des Moines is located 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from the heart of Des Moines.

Flying to:

  • Des Moines International Airport (DSM), 3.9 mi (6.3 km) from Downtown Des Moines

Things to See and Do in and around Downtown Des Moines

What to See in Downtown Des Moines

  • 801 Grand
  • Des Moines Civic Center
  • Hy Vee Hall
  • Iowa Events Center
  • Wells Fargo Arena

Things to Do in Downtown Des Moines

  • Hoyt Sherman Place
  • Science Center of Iowa
  • State Historical Society of Iowa Museum
  • The Temple for Performing Arts
  • World Food Prize Hall of Laureates

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