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|Distance to city centre||1.1 km|
|Nearest Airport||Des Moines|
|Distance to airport||6.5 km|
|"Breakfast buffet was incredible."||(in 61 reviews)|
|"Comfortable bed and pillows."||(in 6 reviews)|
|"breakfast and location were great"||(in 20 reviews)|
|"No hot tub, broke elevators"||(in 3 reviews)|
|"We had no running water/no hot water from the 30-31st."||(in 7 reviews)|
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|awesome breakfast||in 91 reviews|
|bottled water||in 5 reviews|
|des moines||in 7 reviews|
|desk staff||in 35 reviews|
|exhaust fan in bathroom||in 8 reviews|
|great location||in 32 reviews|
|happy hour||in 20 reviews|
|hot tub||in 13 reviews|
|hot water||in 12 reviews|
|managers reception||in 10 reviews|
|pillows soft||in 8 reviews|
|pool was closed||in 20 reviews|
|room was clean||in 44 reviews|
|shuttle service||in 6 reviews|
|staff was friendly||in 56 reviews|
|valet parking||in 33 reviews|
|wells fargo||in 2 reviews|
Loved the hotel and we overlooked the river and the short walk to restaurant a beautiful setting and very clean
Love the selection for breakfast. Everyone was friendly. Room was nice & very clean.
The fire alarm going off around midnight. Not that I blame the hotel for that part. What I did have a problem with is my handicapped friend who on a good day cannot really do stairs, she has to walk with crutches, was in a room on the 5th floor. If there had truly been a fire, I cannot guarantee we would have gotten out. You may want to check in to how to help assist your guests with being able to evacuate.
the breakfast was outstanding, as well as the cocktail hour.
the pool area wasn't up to other embassy standards. room could of been cleaner. coffee pot still had used filter in when arrived and only one side worked one day and the other day the coffee pot didn't work. safe was locked , so didn't use.
Awesome Location - walking distance from everywhere we wanted to go. Hotel amenities are great even though we missed opportunities manager cocktail hour and breakfast due to our schedule. Wi-fi was free of charge, log-in info was provided at check in. Pass by the valet parking charge of $25/day plus tip(s), there is a well lit, clean, secure parking garage directly across the street $1/hour with a $10 maximum per day.
At check-in the room rate was incorrect, when I told him it wasn't right he said the extra amount "was for amenities". I said $270 for amenities? The room we had selected via booking.com was correct in their system just not the price. He didn't appear to be making any effort to get the pricing corrected until I provided a printed copy of my confirmation with the room rate and taxes listed, thankfully I had printed it (just in case).
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.
based on 1,282 reviews
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- Spacious rooms
- Great reception
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