Downtown Des Moines hotel with an indoor pool keeps visitors close to the shops, art galleries, and cafes of historic East Village
Hotel at a Glance: Residence Inn by Marriott Des Moines Downtown
This hotel located on the scenic Des Moines River serves as your home base while you spend your stay exploring the attractions of Downtown Des Moines. Take a 7-minute stroll to Principal Park to catch an Iowa Cubs baseball game, or hitch a 16-minute car ride to Adventureland Park and scream your heart out on an array of rollercoasters. If you’re looking to see some exotic wildlife, an approximately 13-minute car ride will take you and the family to Blank Park Zoo.
- Each room has space for a family of four, as well as a full kitchen with refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, coffeemaker, and dishwasher.
- The complimentary daily breakfast buffet lets visitors start each day with a hot meal before exploring the town.
- A refreshing dip in the indoor heated pool is a relaxing way to recover from a day of activities.
- Freeweights and cardiovascular equipment in the fitness center enable guests to keep up their daily exercise routines.
Des Moines, Iowa: Eclectic City amid Midwest Scenery
Iowa’s capital city lies along the Des Moines River in the center of the state. The brick-paved streets of the eclectic East Village are lined with art galleries, trendy cafés, and historical buildings. Larger entertainment establishments include the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Adventureland Park, and the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center—where, in 1982, Ozzy Osbourne infamously bit the head off a bat.
For outdoor fun, there’s Jester Park, which encompasses a golf course and 8 miles of hiking trails. Bison and elk herds roam the land just as they did 200 years ago; you can watch the animals from viewing stations or check out accompanying art exhibits.