Inadequate parking but charged a premium
As always...the breakfast!
Forced valet that did not park vehicle in a covered garage but rather on a side street during a snow storm for a $25/night charge. I was told all about the city selling parking lot to private investor who is building a parking garage but that is not my problem. If you don't have acceptable parking options don't charge me a premium to park. Inadequate parking options just aren't acceptable and we'll look for another place to stay next time.
not very friendly
location was good, room was clean breakfast, as always at an Embassy, was excellent, especially great for kids.
Valet parking at a very high (for the market price) was the only parking option. Room was warm and musty, didn't cool well.
Highly recommend unless you want a nice restaurant
Greater location, rooms, and friendly staff.
The hotel bar and staff leave a lot to be desired!
Overall very good -- but a couple of annoying issu
Like most Embassy Suites, a very nice property, suites with plenty of room, great beds and bedding.
Very disappointed in a $10 daily charge for Wi-fi - even for Hilton Honors members (except the two highest levels). Considering other quality downtown Des Moines hotels priced similarly, but with free Wi-fi access, this is typically a difference-maker for us. Also annoying, if you miss the complimentary breakfast (finishes at 9 AM), you are charged $3 per cup of coffee -- again, unlike other similarly priced downtown Des Moines hotels. Not a deal-breaker, but still seems kind of ridiculous.
Room was a little dirty. Rooms need to be updated,
Complimentary drinks, snacks and great breakfast!
Great view, lovely space.
Cost: clearly had upped their rates because the bar exam was being offered in their building.
Embassy Suites Des Moines - On the River is the premiere all-suite hotel in the downtown Des Moines area, and the closest hotel to the Iowa State Capitol, the trendy East Village and the Court Avenue Entertainment District. The Principal Riverwalk is right outside our hotel door featuring walking paths and an ice-skating rink. Just a few steps away, the Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater is home to many concerts and fun festivals throughout the year. Many eclectic shops, restaurants, attractions and corporations are also within walking distance. The Embassy Suites Des Moines hotel features 234 two-room suites in an eight story tropical atrium and 16,000 square feet of flexible social and corporate meeting space, wireless high-speed Internet access throughout, and a beautiful, relaxing decor. Doozie's Bar and Grill offers fine American cuisine within a fun, sporty environment. A complimentary cooked-to-order daily breakfast and evening manager's reception add to the extensive list of amenities for which Embassy Suites hotels are known. All suites provide the security of electronic door locks and open to the lush atrium below.
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