Hotels in Des Moines, IA

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Des Moines, IA
oct. 4 — oct. 52
jue. 10/5
lun. 10/9

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Cheapest day of weekSundayis the cheapest day of the week to book
Highest day of weekSaturdayis the most expensive day of the week to book
$132is the average per night cost for a hotel on this day
$161is the average per night cost for a hotel on this day
Cheapest time to bookThe cheapest time to book hotels in Des Moines is: 4-5 star, 55 days before.

1-2 star

$94 - $123

3 star

$154 - $178

4-5 star

$159 - $199

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3 days
The cheapest price for a room in Des Moines found in the last 7 days is $41/night. This rate is available with Super Clean! 1 Queen Suite With Private Bath.
There are 601 hotels in Des Moines close to Des Moines. Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Des Moines Airport is the nearest with a distance of 0.7 mi from this airport.
On average, people stay for 3 days when lodging at hotels in Des Moines. The average accommodation price for 3 days in Des Moines in the past week is $418.

Des Moines travel tips

Which neighborhoods in Des Moines should I stay in if I want access to public transport?

Apart from using your car or a rental, you can get around Des Moines by bus. The Des Moines Area Regional Transit (DART) system runs all day and often late into the night, and you can buy bus passes. The trip fees are quite affordable, and you can take your bike on the bus. You can also get around on a bike, as drivers aren’t typically aggressive in the area and there are some bike lanes. The downtown area has an extensive skywalk system and is a great spot to find Des Moines hotels. Some key bus routes pass through neighborhoods like Altoona, Windsor Heights, Ankeny, Johnston, Pleasant Hill, West Des Moines and the center or downtown area.

How much does a hotel in Des Moines cost per night?

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Cheapest $114

Average $173

Most expensive $298

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Where to stay in Des Moines

What neighborhood in Des Moines should I stay in based on why I’m traveling?

Students, young people, or others on a budget can find hotels or inns like the Holiday Inn Des Moines in the north of the city, especially in neighborhoods like Swanwood, Lovington and West Des Moines. The Drake neighborhood is a very walkable area, with lots of students from the nearby university hanging out in restaurants and bars. Here at momondo, we can help you find cheap hotels in Des Moines that cater to your needs. For leisure and business travelers with a bigger budget, the downtown and East Village areas may be a good option, both in terms of hotel styles and quick access to attractions. The Des Lux Hotel in Downtown Des Moines is an example of this type of hotel.

Learn about attractions and sights in Des Moines

What are the most popular attractions in Des Moines?

Des Moines is a city with interesting architecture and lots of culture. You can visit the Capitol Building with its gold leaf dome and four smaller copper-topped domes. It is free and located in the East Village. Just a short walk from the Capitol Building is the river and an Asian Garden and Botanical Garden. Two short bus trips from Dart Central Station will take you into the area. For some outdoor art, you can visit the Pappajohn Sculpture Park, in Western Gateway Park downtown, and for some science or history, there’s the State Historical Society in East Village and the Science Center of Iowa in the downtown area. To feed giraffes, head over to the Blank Park Zoo on the south side of the city. DART route 7 passes right in front of the zoo.

Which neighborhoods in Des Moines have a large selection of bars and restaurants?

The Court District downtown is a hub for bars, dance clubs, breweries, live music and restaurants. It can be reached by using the line 10 bus or by taking a taxi. The East Village, where the Capitol Building is, has more upscale restaurants and some live music venues. This section of town can be reached by bus line 1 or 4. There is also a light rail line that reaches this neighborhood. The Western Gateway is a good place to go for some wine, while Clive features comedy clubs, as well as a range of dance and bar options. For some relaxed day-time coffee-sipping or tea or ice-cream paired with good Wi-Fi connections, try some of the cafes in the downtown area, or Windsor Heights. Hotels in Des Moines are popular in March due to sporting events, particularly downtown near Wells Fargo Arena.

What popular events take place in Des Moines?

Des Moines is a city known for its arts, music and sports. The Des Moines Arts Festival, held downtown in Western Gateway Park in June, attracts a huge number of artists from around the country. To get there, you can take one of the free shuttles. The Iowa State Fair takes place in August each year and includes the arts, food and agriculture. You can take an MTA bus to the fairgrounds, where it is held. For something different, you can try the Annual Polk County Master Gardeners' Garden Tour, held in June. This one is for garden enthusiasts who want to be inspired by the private gardens located in the neighborhoods of Polk City, Clive and West Des Moines, though the exact route varies each year.

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How long do people stay in Des Moines?

On average, people stay in Des Moines for a total of 3 nights.

How much does a hotel cost in Des Moines?

$146 per night is the average rate for a room when booking a hotel in Des Moines. Prices will differ depending on factors such as star rating, time of year and location.

When is the best time to book a hotel in Des Moines?

Hotels in Des Moines are usually cheapest during the month of September, you can expect a price decrease of around 11% during this period.

Which day is cheapest to stay in Des Moines?

At the moment the cheapest day to stay in a hotel in Des Moines is Saturday, with Friday being the most expensive.

How much does a luxury hotel in Des Moines cost?

The cost of a luxury hotel in Des Moines is generally around $165 a night for every person. In contrast, the average price of a hotel in Des Moines is closer to $146 a night for every person, which is a 12%% difference between the average and luxury accommodation.

Based on the weather in Des Moines, what attractions are popular during October?

With an average temperature of 53.6 °F and expected precipitation of 2.6″, October is a great month to explore the outdoors near Des Moines.

Does Des Moines have vacation rentals?

Yes, Des Moines does have vacation rentals. Of the 385 vacation rentals in Des Moines, Frontdesk I District at 6th Des Moines is the most popular among our users. Find vacation rentals in Des Moines.

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