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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown An Ihg Hotel

333 SW 11th St, Des Moines, IA 50309 US near Exit 135 on I-35 (~4.9mi)
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2.5 Star Property In Des Moines (Downtown Des Moines)
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4.5/5

Based on 105 guest reviews

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  • Free RV, bus, truck parking
  • Free wired internet
  • Free WiFi
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Free breakfast to go
  • Free breakfast
  • Smoke-free property
  • Free self parking
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12/07/2022 - 12/08/2022
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Verified Reviews of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown An Ihg Hotel

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Very Nice, Pet Friendly, Hotel"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Nice room, hotel staff very friendly and helpful. Dog friendly, no weight limit. I have an Irish Wolfhound so that?s important. Easy access to outside for dogs. Saw many large breed dogs but never heard any barking.
(Group coordinator, booked 2 rooms), from US flag
02-Aug-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Jul 30 to Sun Jul 31 2022 at a $171.99 average nightly rate.
"Great Place!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Awesome hotel and service. Fabulous breakfast and shuttle service. General manager was top of the line! Can't give a better recommendation!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
08-Jul-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Jul 06 to Fri Jul 08 2022 at a $175.66 average nightly rate.
"Friendly Staff"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Your rooms are very cleanly and inviting. I must note that your staff is very friendly and does everything necessary to make the stay of their guests more enjoyable. I would like to give a shout out to the young man who was running the front desk when I checked out and arrived. He worked a shift on 6/26, until 11pm. This same associate was also their for a shift on 6/27, at 7am. Even with these overwhelming hours, your associate was friendly and helpful. You're are lucky to have him!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
29-Jun-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jun 26 to Sat Jun 27 2020 at a $120.99 average nightly rate.
"Hate the climate control. Won?t stay again."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
We were unable to comfortably adjust the thermostat and fan. The fan would not stay on and it became very warm in the room. This made for an uncomfortable night of sleep.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
23-Sep-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Sep 21 to Sun Sep 22 2019 at a $187.99 average nightly rate.

Summary of Verified Reviews

92
Excellent

Summary of 506 reviews

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Rated 92/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Excellent city hotel. Close to the city center with easily acessible parking. Great rooms and fantastic service. Awesome vibe.

Location

95/100
77 reviews

Great location. Excellent parking and car access. Near the city centre and great nearby nightlife.

Breakfast

94/100
65 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

Value

91/100
21 reviews

Best value for money.

Vibe

90/100
37 reviews

Awesome vibe. Modern Hotel. Friendly atmosphere. Entrance area is ok. Good choice for a city trip. Good for traveling with friends.

Service

90/100
143 reviews

Friendly and professional service with decent reception and housekeeping. Good shuttle service.

Cleanliness

89/100
100 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

Food

83/100
16 reviews

Delicious food.

Amenities

77/100
28 reviews

Great buildings and decent entrance area.

Room

76/100
135 reviews

Modern, clean and spacious rooms with average beds. Badly reviewed bathrooms and A/C. Shower can be a problem.

Rated 90/100 based on reviews from families.

Nice building. Clean hotel facilities.

Location

97/100
20 reviews

Near city centre in a great location.

Breakfast

94/100
23 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

Service

94/100
36 reviews

Friendly service, and reception was okay.

Cleanliness

89/100
22 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

Vibe

88/100
8 reviews

Awesome vibe. Modern Hotel.

Room

71/100
25 reviews

Rooms are clean but complaints about the bathrooms. Average beds.

Rated 89/100 based on reviews from couples.

Clean rooms. Modern Hotel.

Location

95/100
8 reviews

Great location.

Breakfast

93/100
9 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

Service

91/100
9 reviews

Friendly service.

Cleanliness

89/100
7 reviews

Clean rooms.

Room

74/100
13 reviews

Rooms are spotless with comfy beds.

Comfort

74/100
7 reviews

Comfortable rooms and beds.

Rated 95/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

Friendly service. Clean.

Service

91/100
5 reviews

Friendly service.

Cleanliness

90/100
5 reviews

Clean.

Rated 86/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Excellent city hotel. Close to the city center with easily acessible parking. Great rooms and fantastic service. Awesome vibe.

Location

95/100
76 reviews

Great location. Excellent parking and car access. Near the city centre and great nearby nightlife.

Breakfast

95/100
64 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

Value

91/100
21 reviews

Best value for money.

Service

90/100
142 reviews

Friendly and professional service with decent reception and housekeeping. Good shuttle service.

Vibe

89/100
36 reviews

Awesome vibe. Modern Hotel. Friendly atmosphere. Entrance area is ok.

Cleanliness

89/100
100 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

Food

83/100
16 reviews

Delicious food.

Amenities

77/100
28 reviews

Great buildings and decent entrance area.

Room

75/100
134 reviews

Modern, clean and spacious rooms with average beds. Rooms needing maintenance, with bad bathrooms and A/C. Shower can be a problem.

Rated 92/100 based on reviews from families.

Near city centre. Nice building.

Location

97/100
20 reviews

Near city centre in a great location.

Breakfast

94/100
23 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

Service

94/100
36 reviews

Friendly service, and reception was okay.

Cleanliness

89/100
22 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

Vibe

88/100
8 reviews

Awesome vibe. Modern Hotel.

Room

71/100
25 reviews

Rooms are clean but complaints about the bathrooms. Average beds.

Rated 88/100 based on reviews from couples.

Clean rooms. Great room.

Location

95/100
7 reviews

Great location.

Breakfast

95/100
8 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

Service

91/100
8 reviews

Fantastic service.

Cleanliness

89/100
7 reviews

Clean rooms.

Room

73/100
12 reviews

Rooms are spotless with comfy beds.

Comfort

73/100
6 reviews

Comfortable rooms and beds.

Rated 94/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

Friendly service. Clean.

Service

91/100
5 reviews

Friendly service.

Cleanliness

90/100
5 reviews

Clean.

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Property Description

About Our Hotel Welcome to the new Holiday Inn Express - Des Moines Downtown. Premiering the new Formula Blue concept, Des Moines' newest hotel is located within the newly developed Gray's Landing. The hotel is centrally located just south of Martin Luther King Highway, right outside of Downtown Des Moines and only 4.2 miles from Des Moines International Airport. Business travelers can benefit from the close proximity of our Holiday Inn Express - Des Moines Downtown to many nearby companies including Wells Fargo and Principal Financial Group. Our nonsmoking Holiday Inn Express - Des MoinesDowntown offers easy access to attractions including the Wells Fargo Arena, Iowa Events Center, Blank Museum, Principal Park and the Des Moines River.Hotel guests can enjoy a plethora of onsite amenities and family friendly accommodations including a variety of room and suite types, an indoor pool, Suite Shop, flexible meeting space, on-site laundry, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and complimentary Express Start breakfast. Guests can also experience our onsite health club fully equipped with state of the art equipment newly designed with your health and wellness in mind. Guests will experience a cool hotel, blending the traditional Holiday Inn Express standards with the savvy new Formula Blue look and feel

Green Sustainability

Yes Greener Stay Program

Amenities / Features


  • Check In: 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
  • Check Out: 12:00 pm
  • Air conditioning
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Bus parking
  • Car rental
  • Central location
  • Child facilities
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Golf course on hotel grounds
  • Hairdryer available
  • Hair dresser
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry valet service
  • Microwave in room
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • Tennis court
  • TV room
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

4.2 miles with complementary airport shuttle

Local Shuttle Info: Complementary shuttle within a 2 mile radius of hotel

Breakfast Information

Complementary Hot Breakfast consisting of bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, omelets, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, fresh fruit and yogurt.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pet Friendly on lease $25 first nights and then $5 for each additional night

Parking Info

Free parking!

Internet / WiFI

Complimentary

About Holiday Inn Express

  • Free Express Start Breakfast Bar offering eggs, omelets, bacon and sausage, and their signature cinnamon rolls just to name a few
  • Have their own 100% Arabica Smart Roast Coffee
  • Free high-speed internet service in every room
  • eHost Online Concierge Service where guests can learn about hotel amenities, major airlines nearby, up-to-date local weather and even car rental services
  • Perfect for the business traveler on the go, Holiday Inn Express offers 24/7 fax & photocopy services
  • Unlimited free local and toll-free calls

The Holiday Inn Express highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Seasonality of Hotel Rates at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown

Rate fluctuations of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown

The graph above is seasonality of room rates for both our group quotes and the lowest online individual rates our rate checker could find at the time the group/meeting offer was entered. The best group deal shown is 13.6% in November 2022 and the highest average individual rate is $182 in the month of April 2022. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown in a month when rates are lower.

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