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Places To Stay

From hotels to short-term rentals, Downtown Des Moines (DSM) has a place for you to stay during your next visit — all conveniently located throughout the city.

Places to Stay DSM

Hilton Des Moines Downtown Hotel

The 330-room hotel is the only hotel directly connected to the Iowa Events Center, a world-class convention center and the Wells Fargo arena. The hotel includes 14,000 square feet of meeting space and a 10,000 square-foot ballroom, and each space features touch-screen navigation signage, smart window lighting and Click Share technology in boardrooms. For more information, visit hiltondesmoinesdowntown.com.

The Heart of Downtown 

Nothing is too far in Downtown DSM, but if you are in need of somewhere more central, the following are great options to keep you within close proximity to many businesses on the west side of Downtown:

Historic Hotels in Downtown Des Moines

The Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel is one of Downtown DSM's most historic hotels, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel has hosted past presidents, including Lyndon B. Johnson and Harry S. Truman, as well as many famous entertainers.

Additionally, the Hotel Fort Des Moines - Curio Collection by Hilton was recently restored to its 1919 grandeur. The hotel has welcomed 12 United States Presidents including Woodrow Wilson, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon and George H.W. Bush, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Along the River

In the Historic East Village, the Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown, Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown and AC Hotel Des Moines East Village are all within walking distance of the Des Moines River. On the west side of the river, the Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines Downtown and Residence Inn Des Moines Downtown are just a short walk from Principal Park or all of the restaurants and nightlife of the Historic Court District. 

Edge of Downtown

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown is located near Gray's Lake just south of Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway on Southwest 11th Street. On the northern edge, Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center is on 3rd Street just south of Interstate 235, and Holiday Inn Des Moines DTWN — Mercy Area is just north of Interstate 235 on Sixth Avenue. Additionally, the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Des Moines Downtown is located just south of Interstate 235 near the Iowa Events Center and Lauridsen Skatepark.

Explore your options and find your perfect home away from home as you enjoy your stay in Downtown DSM.

Find available hotel rooms, compare rates, book your stay and access additional visitor information on Catch Des Moines' website, catchdesmoines.com.