An August 2004 trip
to Des Moines by atmosphere262
Quote: We had a 1-night stay at the downtown Marriott.
Hotel | "Downtown Marriott"
The hotel is centrally located in the downtown area, and although Des Moines is not the largest city on Earth, it is still easy to get lost if you don't know where you are going. We always skip the valet parking ($12/day) and park in the city-owned ramp about a block to the west (across from the 801 Grand building). In this ramp, parking is free from late Friday evening until early Monday morning, so if you are staying here on a weekend, it's a definite plus. Also, this ramp is attached to the skywalk system (as is most every other building in downtown Des Moines), so if you can navigate the skywalk system, you get free parking and don't have to walk outside! If you stay on a weekday, the parking in the 801 ramp is still more affordable than the Marriott ramp, although you have to pay every time you exit.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 7, 2005
Marriott Des Moines
700 GRAND AVE
Des Moines, Iowa 50309