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Places To Stay

From hotels to short-term rentals, Downtown Des Moines (DSM) is full of places to stay. And the number is only increasing. In the past five years, the city has seen a number of new hotels open their doors to keep up with the growing number of visitors and attractions popping up all over Downtown DSM.

From boutique hotel options in the Historic East Village to conveniently located hotels near Wells Fargo Arena and Hy-Vee Hall at Iowa Events Center,  Downtown DSM has many pillows upon which you can rest your head. The Marriott Downtown is just minutes from the Iowa Events Center and connected by skywalk.

Convention Hotel

The Hilton Convention Center Hotel, for example, is scheduled to open in spring of 2018 and will be located next door to the Iowa Events Center at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Park Street. Explore your options and find your perfect home away from home as you enjoy your stay in Downtown DSM.

History of the Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel

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.

Hotels Along the River

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. Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines Downtown and Residence Inn Des Moines Downtown are located along the west side of the Des Moines River, close to Principal Park where the Iowa Cubs play, as well as restaurants, nightlife and outdoor recreation within the Gray's Landing neighborhood. Enjoy scenic views in every season by enjoying one of these Downtown DSM hotels near the Principal Riverwalk 1.2-mile trail, Brenton Skating Plaza and nearby restaurants and nightlife.

Hotel Growth in Downtown DSM

The Midland Building was just approved to be turned into a hotel, while Hotel Fort Des Moines is under renovation.