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Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Typical room layout for Embassy Suites, which is the only positive I have to say about this particular stay. First of my concerns was the couch which had some sort of flaky spooge that hadn't been wiped clean by the housekeepers. I'm not talking about something minor or barely noticeable. I'm talking about somebody spilled a good portion of their...

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Leif - Thank you very much for your feedback. I am sorry about the problems you encountered with the TVs and TV reception in your room. We offer 40 channels in total - 18 of which are in full High Definition so obviously there was an isolated problem with your room and I will have our Engineering Team inspect...

Pagosa Springs, Colorado
HOTEL’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The girls had a high school BFF reunion. What a perfect place. They shuttle you ANYWHERE you want to go.... you get free drinks and snacks from 530 to 7 pm....MANAGERS RECEPTION and free buffet breakfast....and/or made to order omlets and pancakes....briskest and gravy.....fruit...beverage bar.... treated like royalty. The staffs total job is to make the guests happy!!!! $350 per...

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear - 2babybluz Thank you for your nice comments - I am glad that you all had a fantastic stay with us! We all hope to be of service to you and your friends when you return. Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager

United States
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely fantastic hotel experience, easily the best hotel I've stayed at in Des Moines. The front desk staff, in particular, are highly professional and competent. The rooms are spacious and clean and the complimentary breakfast is a great way to start the day. This hotel is my first option when staying in Des Moines.

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear 285heatha - Thank you for the FANTASTIC review! We all are delighted yo had a great stay and the Front Office Team wants to thank you personally for your recognition of their on-going efforts to be the best they can be to provide memorable experiences for all of our guests. Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager

Sioux Falls, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Trip! Great staff, great location. Great breakfast with good selection of protein. Clean rooms with lots of extra room than a normal room with a king bed. Super nice exercise room for working out and very friendly staff.

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Brian H - I am delighted that you found both the staff and the facility excellent. I appreciate your business and we all look forward to your return. Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager

Brooklyn, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is very clean and the rooms are spacious and comfortable. The complimentary breakfast offers everything you can imagine for breakfast. The food was well prepared and temperature appropriate.

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Corrine K - Thank you for the great comments and the 5 STAR review! Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager

Rock Falls, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Hilton in downtown Des Moines is my favorite place to stay. The building itself is a bit older but it has great views and the staff is super friendly. On most nights they have an open bar, and their breakfast does not disappoint. I recommend a room with a river view. At night downtown lights up and it's beautiful.

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear 790pennyd - Thank you for your kind comments - greatly appreciated! Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food service a little slow, but ok. Many in our group had cold showers, not enough hot water. Reception was good, food ok and drinks fine. Breakfast very good. Love the not breakfast. Our room was great except for short toilet. Staff very friendly and helpful. Would stay here again. Love the Embassy Suites.

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear gotoyota - Thank you for your comments. Please accept my apologies for the slow service you experienced. We all look forward to your next stay with us. Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager

Saint Paul, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean hotel with friendly, welcoming staff! Close to Principal Park where the Iowa Cubs play their home games. The downtown Des Moines, Iowa is awesome! Lots to see and do. The beds are comfortable and the lines, pillows and great! The staff make yummy omelets in the morning and have an excellent selection to choose from if you don't care...

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear anthonypP6422JM - Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the hotel. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and our great location in the heart of East Village. Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager

Milwaukee, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always enjoy and don't need to worry when staying at an Embassy Suites. The staff was helpful in many areas. Could have a few more snack items during the evening reception. Asked for a foam pillow and had a follow up call to make sure we got it.

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear lorit188 - Thank you for the great comments. I am delighted you had an enjoyable stay with us. Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager

Carbondale, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used almost all of the amenities during my stay and they were all very good. During my stay we even had an emergency alarm. The staff was wonderful about directing us where to go and when the alarm was cancelled alerting us that we could return to our rooms. During the evening reception snacks and drinks were provided in...

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear elizabethdawng - Thank you for your great comments. While the alarm was not a result of an actual emergency and while all the staff and guest were perfectly safe during the situation, I am glad that your staff responded to the fire alarm well insuring the safety of all our guests during the evacuation. I am glad that you...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Relax in the comfort of the spacious two-room suites at the Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown. Located close to the Iowa State Capitol, explore the trendy shopping and dining opportunities of the Historic East Village. Enjoy complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and a nightly Manager's Reception. Elegant banquet facilities are available for weddings, business meetings and other special events. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown

Address: 101 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1802 (Formerly Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines-On The River)
Region: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Price Range: $272 - $451 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown 3.5*
Number of rooms: 234
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Also Known As:
Embassy Suites Des Moines
Des Moines Embassy Suites
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Des Moines
#3 Business Hotel in Des Moines
#3 Family Hotel in Des Moines
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“8th floor.”
2babybluz, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“away from main lobby is quiter. Above floor 3”
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“top floor if you would like a good view of the city”
jessenaj, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There are great views from the top floor!”
  • Nicely appointed kitchenette!
  • Very comfortable bed!
  • Comfy, cozy living area!
LakeshoreLady, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't pay extra for the largest suites.”
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