Hotel Fort Des Moines  3 stars

1000 Walnut St, Des Moines, United States, 50309  show mapSave
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Hotel Fort Des Moines is located in a downtown area of Des Moines in close proximity to Capitol Building, State Historical Museum and Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Built in 1919, the grand hotel was renovated in 2005.

Just 2km from the center of Des Moines known for Hy-Vee Hall, Court Avenue and Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden.

Just 10 minutes from Des Moines International airport.


The property comprises 235 spacious rooms equipped with a kitchenette, a writing desk, a living area, coffee/tea making facilities and individual climate control. They are equipped with a fridge, a microwave and coffee/tea makers.


The full service restaurant provides fine meals. The award-winning bar serves a selection of coffee.


Guests can take advantage of a meeting room, a business center and internet access and make use of room service, an ironing service and a wake up service provided on-site.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 10 per day.

Number of floors   11.  Number of rooms   237.

City Center Des Moines - 3700 ft
Airports Des Moines International (DSM) - 3.8 mi
Restaurants Centro Restaurant (cuisine: Italian) - 500 ft, Django Restaurant (cuisine: French) - 300 ft
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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • ATM/cash machine
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Vending Machines
  • Maid Service
  • Wedding Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Library
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Internet access
  • TV



from  3 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets are not allowed.

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        Hotel Fort Des Moines LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions
        • Sherman Hill
          3300 ft
        • Des Moines Metropolitan Transit
          3300 ft
        Popular areas
        • City Center
          3300 ft
        Convention centers
        • Pizza Palace
          2000 ft
        Historical sites
        • Wallace House Foundation
          3300 ft
        • State Historical Building
          1.1 mi
        • Veterans Memorial Auditorium
          3000 ft
        • Vets Memorial Auditorium
          3000 ft
        • Principal Park Stadium
          4000 ft
        • Steven Vail Galleries
          1400 ft
        • Artists Emporium
          2000 ft
        • Des Moines Art District
          2000 ft
        • Civic Center of des Moines
          2700 ft
        • Polk County Heritage Gallery
          3000 ft
        • Terrace Hill Historic Site
          5000 ft
        • Metro Arts Alliance
          1.0 mi
        • Iowa Historical Museum
          1.1 mi
        • Des Moines Botanical Ctr
          5000 ft
        • Des Moines Symphony
          2700 ft
        Universities, Institutes
        • Sleep Disorder Ctr
          2000 ft
        • Mercy College-Health Sciences
          3300 ft
        • American Red Cross
          4300 ft
        • 4600 ft
        • University of Iowa School
          4600 ft
        • Wire Whisk Works
          1.0 mi
        • Hoyt Sherman Place
          2000 ft
        Medical care and Hospitals
        • Iowa Methodist Medical Center
          2300 ft
        • Mercy Medical Center
          5000 ft

        Local Attractions

        • Terrace Hill
          1.0 mi
          2300 Grand Ave., Des Moines
        • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
          1.1 mi
          909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines
        • State Historical Museum
          1.2 mi
          600 E. Locust St., Des Moines
        • Capitol Building
          1.3 mi
          East 9th & Grand Ave, Des Moines
        • Salisbury House
          2.2 mi
          4025 Tonawanda Drive, Des Moines

        Near the hotel

        • Science Center of Iowa
          2500 ft
          401 W Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Des Moines
        • Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden
          2600 ft
          Des Moines, IA
        • Iowa Hall of Pride
          3100 ft
          330 Park Street, Des Moines

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Centro Restaurant

          78% likes this, based on 251 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian
          Price Range: USD 32 - USD 32

          500 ft
          1003 Locust St

          Phone: (515) 248-1780

        • Django Restaurant

          73% likes this, based on 96 reviews
          Cuisine: French
          Price Range: USD 22 - USD 42

          300 ft
          210 10th St

          Phone: 515-288-0268

        • Raccoon River Brewing Company

          61% likes this, based on 74 reviews
          Price Range: USD 12 - USD 22

          200 ft
          200 10th Street

          Phone: 515-362-5222

        • South Union Bread Cafe

          76% likes this, based on 37 reviews
          Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Delicatessen
          Price Range: USD 6 - USD 11

          500 ft
          1007 Locust St

          Phone: 515-248-1782

        • Starbucks

          71% likes this, based on 10 reviews
          Cuisine: Coffee Shop
          Price Range: USD 3 - USD 22

          500 ft
          1013 Locust St

          Phone: (515) 280-8200

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