Top 6 Themed Hotels In Des Moines, Iowa - Updated 2024

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Iowa is a state famous for its pristine landscapes, exotic culinary scene, and friendly people. Des Moines being the capital city is the perfect place to vacation to get a feel of how the Iowan way of life is, its interesting attractions, and rich history. The Iowa State Capitol is one of the most iconic buildings in the city and is a must-visit. Art lovers must explore the Des Moines Art Center while they are here. Tourists should also visit the downtown Farmer’s market. It is held at Hy-Vee Hall in the winter and the Iowa State Capitol in the hot months. The market sells fresh produce, meat, arts and crafts that are locally made, and different types of mouthwatering baked goods. To enjoy all the sights here, go through our list of the top themed hotels in Des Moines, Iowa, and choose one that tickles your fancy.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 29, 2024.

1. Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel (from USD 178)

This elegant hotel opened for the first time in 1919 and is set in a historic building downtown. After an extensive renovation a few years ago, this century-old hotel is now a combination of modern and traditional themes. While the rooms have been upgraded with the latest amenities and facilities, the hotel retains the original marble lobby floors. It boasts an excellent location and is linked to the famous Des Moines Skywalk system. Other nearby attractions include the Iowa Events Center, Wells Fargo Arena, and Court Avenue Entertainment District among others. The three-star property provides a concierge service, an ATM, luggage storage facility, room service, and a 24-hour front desk. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom, a flat-screen TV, and a wardrobe.

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Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 401 Locust Street
1.07 km (0.7 mi) from Pappajohn Sculpture Park

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

2. Surety Hotel (from USD 182)

Set in a 12-story historic building, which dates back to1913, Surety Hotel offers midcentury modern elegance in each room after its renovation a couple of years ago. Amenities and details have been added with great care for the delight and comfort of guests. The building is regarded as an architectural gem and is set in downtown. All rooms feature private bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and wardrobes. The hotel offers many facilities including a shared lounge, a bar, a gym, and an on-site restaurant. Surety Hotel is close to popular tourist attractions such as the Science Center of Iowa, Hy-Vee Hall, and Wells Fargo Arena.

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Surety Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: 206 6th Avenue
894 meters (0.6 ft) from Pappajohn Sculpture Park

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

3. Des Lux Hotel (from USD 189)

The upscale hotel dates back to 1912 and is set in a plush, redbrick building in Des Moines. It enjoys an unbeatable location and is a short walk from attractions such as St. Ambrose Cathedral and Wells Fargo Arena. Rooms here are a perfect blend of friendly service and European elegance. Enjoy an array of signature amenities including a spa, a big fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and a full bar among others. Each room features a minibar and a TV with cable channels. Guests are provided with complimentary breakfast during their stay here. Des Moines International Airport is just about 7.08 km (4.4 mi) from the plush property.

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4. Hotel Pattee (from USD 159)

Hotel Pattee is a classy boutique hotel, which is just about a couple of minutes’ walk from Central Perry. Suites and rooms boast beautiful individual themes featuring original artwork. All accommodation units offer bathrobes, flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, private bathrooms, and complimentary Wi-Fi access while some of them feature garden views, fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and traditional furnishings. Hotel facilities include a gym, a sauna, a hot tub, a well-stocked bar, and a gourmet restaurant. The hotel also provides American or an à la carte breakfast to its guests. You can reach Des Moines within less than an hour’s drive from here.

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Hotel Pattee

Address: 1112 Willis Avenue
48.19 km (30.0 mi) from Pappajohn Sculpture Park

Fitness centre Pets allowed Sauna Cycling Pool/beach towels Meeting/banquet facilities Room service WiFi Available

5. Wildwood Lodge & Suites (from USD 127)

Suites and rooms of Wildwood Lodge & Suites have a straightforward and rustic theme. Every guest room here features a large flat-screen TV. All rooms also have ironing and tea/coffee-making facilities for added convenience. iPod docking station, and Wi-Fi access. The property also has a fitness center, a hot tub where guests can enjoy a delightful soak and a pool for a leisurely dip. Guests can start their day with a sumptuous continental breakfast before going out for work or sightseeing. The city center in Des Moines is just about 16.1 km (10 mi) away.

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Wildwood Lodge & Suites

Wifi Available

Address: 11431 Forest Avenue
11.67 km (7.3 mi) from Pappajohn Sculpture Park

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre Facilities for disabled guests

6. Hotel Grinnell (from USD 235)

Hotel Grinnell offers well-furnished rooms with relaxed and warm decor. Each room offers a minibar, a flat-screen TV, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Suites are airy and feature dining tables and lounge areas. Each accommodation unit also comes with a private bathroom featuring a hairdryer, complimentary toiletries, and a shower. This low-key hotel in Grinnell is loaded with a host of facilities such as a gym, an on-site restaurant, a shared lounge, a bar, and an outdoor fire pit. Grinnell Historical Museum is a short walk from here while Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve is a quick drive from the hotel. The state capital is about a 53-minute ride from Hotel Grinnell.

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Hotel Grinnell

Wifi Available

Address: 925 PARK ST
77.85 km (48.4 mi) from Pappajohn Sculpture Park

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

Spend a relaxing vacation in Des Moines

Des Moines is all about relaxation, sightseeing, and enjoying gastronomical delights. We have especially compiled this list of top-themed hotels in and around Des Moines, Iowa for you so that you can enjoy a relaxing vacation in one of these unique accommodations.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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