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Palace Inn
Palace Inn

10.0 km from city centre, Des Moines Show on map

Situated in Ankeny, Palace Inn Ankeny is a short drive from Des Moines and provides free Wi-Fi, a wake-up service and a 24-hour reception.

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Cheapest month:December
Most expensive month:February
Average price in Des Moines:$143/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$23/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$109 - $188
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$103 - $169
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Palace Inn
Palace Inn

10.0 km from city centre, Des Moines Show on map

Situated in Ankeny, Palace Inn Ankeny is a short drive from Des Moines and provides free Wi-Fi, a wake-up service and a 24-hour reception.

$62
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About Des Moines

With its grand State Capitol, vibrant neighbourhoods and flourishing arts scene, Des Moines lives up to its reputation as Iowa’s liveliest city. There are plenty of opportunities to discover local history and cultural attractions, along with the internationally-acclaimed Iowa State Fair, which attracts over one million visitors every summer.

Things to do

Historic East Village is the city’s trendiest district, luring visitors with artisan cafes, trendy boutiques and stylish cocktail bars. It’s a great place to enjoy a leisurely stroll, a laid-back brunch or an evening of bar hopping.

With its gold-domed roof, Renaissance facade and soaring ceilings, the Iowa State Capitol is the city’s most iconic landmark. Visitors are welcome to enjoy both self-guided and formal tours that offer a glimpse of Iowa’s colourful history.

The Des Moines Art Centre is famous for its contemporary collections, showcasing paintings, sculptures and mixed media exhibitions. Nearby is Pappajohn Sculpture Park, an urban oasis featuring works by local legends like Sol LeWitt, Keith Haring and Willem de Kooning. It boasts sweeping views of the skyline and is lined with a string of fine-dining restaurants.

For a breath of fresh air, why not escape to the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden? In addition to its beautifully manicured outdoor gardens, it also features a geodesic dome. Inside you’ll find a tropical oasis of exotic orchids, lush ferns and flowering plants.

Getting around

Des Moines is pedestrian-friendly with a 10-kilometre network of skywalks linking the downtown area. A free downtown shuttle runs throughout the city centre, while local buses also service greater Des Moines.

Des Moines travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Des Moines?

    Des Moines is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Ramada by Wyndham Des Moines Airport, which has a current rating of 7.7. For other potential stays, consider Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown and Red Roof Inn Des Moines, which can also be great places to stay in Des Moines.

  • What is a good hotel near Iowa Events Center?

    A good hotel close to Iowa Events Center is Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown (rated 8.9/10 from 167 reviews).

  • What is a good hotel in Des Moines near Wells Fargo Arena?

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown is the hotel close to Wells Fargo Arena that is most recommended by HotelsCombined users, with 167 reviews rating it at 8.9/10.

  • Is there a good hotel near Drake University?

    If you’re planning to stay near Drake University, you should consider Historic Des Moines Sherman Hill Apartment, which has a score of 10.0 from 18 reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Des Moines cost?

    Hotels in Des Moines cost an average of $137/night, according to HotelsCombined data in the last 72 hours.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Des Moines?

    Over the last 3 days, Des Moines hotels have been found for as cheap as $41/night in searches by HotelsCombined users.

  • How much is a hotel in Des Moines tonight?

    A hotel in Des Moines tonight has an average price of $125, but some deals have been found for as low as $53 in HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours. Prices in Des Moines are changing frequently. The best price found for a 4-star Des Moines hotel for tonight has been $155.