Embassy Suites Des Moines - On The River

101 East Locust Street, Des Moines, IA, United States, 50309show map
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The lovely Embassy Suites Des Moines - On The River is set 15 km from Saylorville lake with easy access to a zoo, restaurants and casinos. Set in a historical-style building, it overlooks the Des Moines River . This hotel provides an elevator, private parking and a news stand and rooms include a tropical decor.

Next to Science Center of Iowa and in the heart of Des Moines, this hotel is the place where comfort is provided. A 10-minute walk to the center of Des Moines.

Nearby, you will find a market and stores.

Embassy Suites Des Moines - On The River lies within 15 minutes’ drive to Des Moines International airport.


The amenities provided in each room include wireless internet, a cable TV with on-demand movies and tea and coffee making equipment. Each room offers a stunning view of the city centre. The rooms also feature an adapted bathroom.

Eat & Drink

An extensive breakfast is served in a casual atmosphere of the dining room. Liberty's - An Iowa Grill restaurant serves meals of American cuisine from designed. Guests are welcome to the salad bar to relax with a drink. There are various dining options such as Doozie's Neighborhood Bar & Grille and A Taste of Thailand within about 50 meters away.


The accommodation offers barbeque grills, a ballroom and a tennis court as well as a gym area and a fitness centre. Guests can choose from lawn tennis and golf to cheer themselves up.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for additional charge.

High-speed internet access is available in the entire hotel for additional charge.

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   8.  Number of rooms:   234.

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Paid Wi-Fi

Paid Wi-Fi in rooms


Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet


Free airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Snowsports
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course


  • Free airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service


  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby


  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying


  • Cots
  • Board games
  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • City view
  • River view

Room features

  • Paid Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds


  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Free toiletries
  • Sink


  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 18 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
18 years or adults
Extra bed
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Ankeny Regl (IKV)7.6 mi
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FabulousBased on  22  reviews
  • 9.2

    We liked the space of the room and furnishings especially the extra two sinks. Pillows were comfortable.

    The shuttle never picked us up on the return trip From Iowa Events Center. We called at 10:32 pm to request pick up from National Square Dance Convention. I called again at 10:46 pm to confirm they were on their way. Holiday Inn and Marriott shuttle came twice still No shuttle. I called again at 10:52 pm and desk confirmed the shuttle was coming over and had a delivery at Mariott first. Called at 11 pm asking about shuttle which we hadn't seen and we'd been out side for a half hour and was told they were on their way. 11:10 pm called and desk told us they got off five minutes ago.

  • 9.6

    Great location, accommodating staff, free happy hour, awesome breakfast, clean, dynamite view, shuttle service,Great Place!

    The cost seemed a little high, however there is no other property with these amenities downtown.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The room was nice and breakfast was great.

    We were very disappointed that there was an extra charge for internet access. I can understand an upcharge for valet parking,etc., but everyone travels with one or two devices requiring wifi, and at that cost for a room, it should be provided.

  • 8.8

    The breakfast was excellent The room was great

    Our view was awful it was the over hang roof even though we asked for a high up room. The happy hour food has went down hill. Hot tub was broke

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The staff is friendly and helpful. Nice evening reception. Room was comfortable and quiet.

    Housekeeping was not good. Called twice and didn't come until after 7:30 pm. Didn't leave wash clothes, bath mat or clean glasses. Was over charged $537.60 on my bill.

  • 7.8

    Liked the location and shuttle service to and from venues within 2 miles of hotel.

    Sofa bed was not made when room was cleaned after our first night despite having been used. Only main bed was made. Felt like room was on half cleaned.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    The hotel staff was pleasant. Cook to order lady at breakfast made some of the best omelets I have ever had and was amazingly efficient. Front desk staff was nice.

    First, we had our 3 kids ages 9, 11, and 12 in room 601, a double suite to accommodate 5. The sofa bed was horribly uncomfortable. A bottle of $1 water at the store they had available for $4. We paid the additional $20 cash for underground Valet and found our vehicle in the outside lot across the street overnight. Our booking info said free WiFi, this was not provided, an additional charge of $10 is needed to access. We used one credit card to book, one to pay on arrival. Our bill delivered to our room was considerably less than our card we used to pay was charged. 5 days later we discovered the card we used to book was also charged nearly $60 in pre-authorizations to make our stay nearly $100 more than the guaranteed price given, which has not been returned after 4 business days. Housekeeping was beating on the door to clean the room at 8:30 am when our checkout time was 11:00. The shower in the bathroom had missing and discolored caulking around the tub and had a musty odor.

  • 10.0

    The cocktail hour, the location to the Arena, and the wonderful breakfast. Of course the fabulous beds!

    There was a small bit of glass on floor in front of sink but it was taken care of immediately and the Manager came and gave us free dinner which was totally unnecessary but appreciated

  • 8.2

    Bed and pillows were far from comfortable.

  • 9.2

    The room was great, staff was friendly and helpful, and the breakfast buffet is amazing!

  • 8.8

    Great hotel close to a lot of restaurants, theaters and arenas. Fun manager's reception and the breakfast is delicious hot and fresh.

    Tried to charge $30.00 more than room price at time reservation was made. Also over charged my card a lot of money. Things were straightened out however the accounting manager acted like it was no big deal and an apology was an afterthought.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Location relative to sports venue

    The fact that you (Booked.net) listed my name incorrectly, so after driving 8 hrs. to get there, we had no reservation that ES could find!!! Since you had my name wrong, you were going to charge a no show fee, which the ES waived...better have your operators clued in...

  • 10.0

    great breakfast and location the staff was very good.

    heater didnt work the first night and we were out most of the day and the room was not cleaned til 4. we were on the premium level

  • 10.0

    Got snowed in and instead of raising prices they offered us a discount

  • 6.2

    We liked the extra's the drinks and breakfast and the fruit left out for us. The shuttle drivers were very nice and friendly.

    The room was dusty. The toilet handle didn't work have the time, so we had to pull the back up to flush the toilet. The blanket that covered the comforter looked like it hadn't been washed for awhile. There was what looked like mold (not sure if it was mold) by the vent in the living room area. We stayed in room 833. we left very early

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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 18 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
18 years or adults
Extra bed
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Ankeny Regl (IKV)7.6 mi
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