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“A fabulous splurge in downtown Des Moines”
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Des Lux Hotel
Ranked #6 of 48 Hotels in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 February 2012

This place is a wonderful weekend getaway for a special occasion or just to celebrate being a couple. The staff is very helpful when choosing a room - they found that the rate for the room we wanted was actually cheaper on the Romance Package, so we arrived to roses and Champagne in our room - and they are warm and welcoming. With a fireplace corner room view and a 2-person hot tub, this is probably top of the line in one of the rare urban areas of Iowa. Centro is an outstanding restaurant within a block of the hotel, and even with the state wrestling tourney going on, we heard little noise from the street or other rooms. There is a very nice bar off the lobby with excellent mixed drinks and a nice selection of whiskys, and breakfast the next morning is included- omelets and waffles made to order, fresh fruit, the works, once again In very nice restaurant-type setting. While pricey for Des Moines, you definitely get the luxury you pay for in this hotel - we go back at least once a year for a treat!

Room Tip: We love the top floor corner room, 508
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 February 2012

Stayed here for two nights recently. Great big room with a fireplace! Very quiet, though the hotel did not seem to have a lot of quests the nights I stayed. The bathroom was beautiful with twin sinks in a long vanity with plenty of space. I would have enjoyed a shaving/magnifying mirror. I believe the rooms are different sizes, so don't know if there are all as spacious as the room I was in. Did not have time to try the spa or bar, but looked very nice.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 November 2011

A group of friends went to DesMoines to see Wicked and stayed for the first time at Suites of 800. It was elegant when we walked in, we were greeted in a very friendly and open way. When we got to our rooms,, they were spacious and clean. The bar off the lobby was intimate and the service was great. Breakfast the next morning(included in room price) was delicious!
All of us agreed we would definitely stay there the next time we are in DesMoines.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 November 2011

If you have to go there, stay here. Like a different place than the rest of DSM. Rooms, decore, amenities, GYM, all superb...yes, Des Moines, IA. Bar is excellent---bar maid memorable.
Yes, Des Moines, IA

Room Tip: There are some with working fireplaces.
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 November 2011

We spent a weekend in August at the Suites of 800 Locust and it was very nice. We had not stayed there before and we were impressed. The rooms were very large and bathrooms were much bigger than some other downtown hotels. They have a nice breakfast in the morning and we had a few drinks in the lounge also. The lounge was very nice in the evening and romantic. I would definitely stay at this hotel again.

We had to drive ourself to the Iowa Cubs game as they don't have a shuttle but that was not a problem. We also visited the court avenue district during the weekend and really enjoyed the Royal Mile pub. It was busy but the place is not very large so it was not too noisy. We enjoyed that spot the most out of all the other pubs we visited.

Room Tip: we were on the third floor and we never heard any other guests on our floor. The rooms seem to be v...
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

Don't count on using the internet, super slow & sometimes non existent. Nothing worse when your planning on doing work. Breakfast was poor, beds were pretty comfy, but no window looking outside...not good.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 October 2011

Good sized rooms, comfy beds, yummy breakfast included, parking right across the street.

We have stayed here several times and enjoy the exceptional, friendly staff. The rooms are comfortable and nice without being over done. In the mornings the chef will whip up a waffle or omelet to order - included with the room.

Parking right across the street with skywalk access for those cold winter nights.

Get a corner fireplace room if you stay during the cold season.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Des Lux Hotel

Address: 800 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-3622 (Formerly Suites of 800 Locust Hotel and Spa)
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Region: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 48 Hotels in Des Moines
Price Range: £124 - £196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Des Lux Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
These are no ordinary accommodations The largest in Des Moines and among the most welcoming anywhere, many Des Lux rooms and suites indulge with fireplaces and whirlpools. From our King Executive Rooms to the lavishly appointed Presidential Suite you will enjoy an array of signature amenities and the satisfaction of knowing that you could not possibly have chosen a more comfortable retreat. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Suites Of 800 Locust Hotel Des Moines
Hotel Of 800 Locust
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