a traveler from Travelocity.com
on March 3, 2011
This is my favorite Des Moines hotel for occasional visits back to Iowa. The location is great, right on the river and close to downtown attractions such as restaurants, the science museum, the civic center, and the lovely capitol building. The hotel is clean and comfortable and my rooms have always been quiet; I've also always been happy with the customer service. The free breakfast is great and the on-site restaurant is handy, especially during Christmas/New Years visits. My toddler loves the gardenish foyer area. Since I consider this hotel extremely reasonably priced (like everything in Iowa), I usually purchase the underground parking option during winter - a huge plus for this hotel. There is a parking lot right across the street as well, but for particularly arctic Iowa winters, it's really nice not to have to scrape snow and ice in the biting wind. Be sure to book early for certain special events, such as New Year's Eve or the Iowa State Fair.
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