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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown

Hotel with indoor pool, near Science Center of Iowa

  • Free on-the-go breakfast, free WiFi and free parking
From
£88

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.
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9.2.Superb.
  • Very nice and modern hotel, only thing was bathroom in room was not the cleanest but…

    Feb 5, 2021

  • This was the last night of our week long road trip. Holiday Inn reminded us why we…

    Jan 1, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Clean Promise (IHG) and SafeStay (AHLA - USA) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Easy parking
Safe
Quiet
Convenient
Dining options
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 102 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Business centre
  • 24-hour front desk

For families

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom

What’s around

  • In Downtown Des Moines
  • Wells Fargo Arena - 26-min walk
  • Science Center of Iowa - 14-min walk
  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden - 35-min walk
  • Iowa State Capitol Building - 36-min walk
  • Salisbury House - 3 mi / 4.7 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Room
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (LEISURE)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing, Roll-In Shower)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking (MOBILITY)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking (HEARING)
  • Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (HEARING)

Location

  • In Downtown Des Moines
  • Wells Fargo Arena - 26-min walk
  • Science Center of Iowa - 14-min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Downtown Des Moines
  • Wells Fargo Arena - 26-min walk
  • Science Center of Iowa - 14-min walk
  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden - 35-min walk
  • Iowa State Capitol Building - 36-min walk
  • Salisbury House - 3 mi / 4.7 km
  • Des Moines Art Center - 3.6 mi / 5.7 km
  • Blank Park Zoo - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km
  • Iowa State Fairgrounds - 5.2 mi / 8.3 km
  • Adventureland - 13.5 mi / 21.8 km

Getting around

  • Des Moines International Airport (DSM) 10-min drive

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 102 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-2 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Children

  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • Restrictions apply*
  • 2 per room (up to 25 lbs)

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast daily
  • Snack bar/deli

Things to do

  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Golfing on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Year Built – 2016
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

Accessibility

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 42-inch TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Small print

Also known as

  • Holiday Inn Express Moines Downtown Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Express Moines Downtown
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown Des Moines
  • Holiday Inn Express Moines Downtown
  • Express & Suites Des Moines
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown Des Moines
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown Hotel
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  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown Des Moines
  • Holiday Inn Express Suites Des Moines Downtown

Optional extras

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per night

Service animals exempt from fees

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG) guidelines.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Mandatory fees

Pet deposit: USD 25.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Free motorhome/bus/lorry parking is available.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 11 kg per pet. There's a charge of USD 25 per pet, per night, and there's also a deposit of USD 25.00 per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 2 AM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Akebono (9-min walk), Malo (9-min walk) and Django (10-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino (21-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as tennis. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot tub and an invigorating swim in the indoor pool. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown also has a fitness centre.
9.2.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This hotel looks brand new and very convenient. The room was clean. I would have appreciated a bathmat and an extra hand towel.

    1 night trip, Nov 6, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great place to stay

    Very happy, friendly people to check in. Great place if you're doing a bar crawl with free shuttle to and from close bars. Very clean place to stay. Free breakfast the next day, usually a buffet with pancakes, biscuit and gravy, eggs, sausage the usual. Right now 10/25 because of Covid it is prepackaged danishes, yogurts, drinks and fruit but still very good for what's going on. Pool and hot tub are open for fun. It is our go to spot for the bar crawl in Des Moines.

    Mike, 1 night trip, Oct 24, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    NEWER HOTEL SO NICE AND CLEAN. VERY HELPFUL STAFF

    1 night business trip, Oct 21, 2020

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very clean. The staff was always there to answer any questions

    Ryan, 1 night romance trip, Oct 16, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It was in downtown DesMoines which is a unique city! Our check in was easy and the room was extremely clean to the point I felt compelled to leave a tip for Housekeeping. The hotel was quiet and had all the amenities my husband and I required. Our two Corgis accompanied us and I had no qualms with them sleeping on the floor. Check out again was easy, respectful and quick. The bagged breakfast was thoughtful if not something I normally eat. We will definitely stay here again.

    Lisa, 1 night romance trip, Oct 2, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 6.0.Good

    Maybe not next time.

    No tubs apparently. My mother prefers baths. Train passing by woke me up. Bed firmer than I like. And not verified but I will swear I heard a large rodent scratching inside the wall on my headboard side if the room. No way it was the room next door making noise as it was the middle if the night. Otherwise new build, clean and friendly staff.

    thomas, 1 night family trip, Oct 1, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Hotel is relatively new

    I’ve stayed here many times and would recommend it. It pretty new and very clean. Close to some good restaurants and easy to hop on expressways.

    Jeffrey, 2 night business trip, Sep 22, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Felt the public spaces were not that clean when we checked in at 5pm. Our room was very clean though

    1 night family trip, Aug 10, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very happy!

    The gentleman at the desk checking us in gave tremendous customer service through our stay. Staff was incredibly attentive to our needs. Hotel was clean and beautiful. A HUGE plus that the pool was open for a few hours each day!

    Robin, 1 night family trip, Aug 8, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Home away from home

    I have stayed here for years. This by far is my favorite hotel ever. The staff is phenomenal, the hotel is clean and it’s within running distance to the Lake. They always remember me and make me feel like part of the Holiday Inn family. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone coming to DM!

    Michelle, 2 night business trip, Jul 16, 2020

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