Hotel Fort Des Moines

 3 stars
1000 Walnut St, Des Moines, United States, 50309  show mapSave
From  US$ 119
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  • Overview
  • Rooms & Availability
  • Location
  • Guest reviews
  • Facilities

Overview

Opposite to Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Salisbury House and Capitol Building, the unique Hotel Fort Des Moines offers a library, an indoor swimming pool and a ballroom. The building was renovated in 2005.

Rooms

The hotel offers 235 non-smoking rooms with such room amenities as a refrigerator, cable TV and a microwave.

Eat

A hot breakfast is served every morning. The full service restaurant provides fine meals.

Work

For visitors Hotel Fort Des Moines offers internet access, a fax and a business center as well as laundry, housekeeping and room service.

Internet

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

Guest Parking

Free Private hotel parking is possible on site.

Number of floors   11.  Number of rooms   237.

Location

hotel Hotel Fort Des Moines Des Moines location

The hotel is conveniently situated in a downtown area, close to parks. A 10-minute walk will take you to Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden, Hoyt Sherman Place and Science Center of Iowa.

The hotel boasts close proximity to a zoo, a mall.

Getting around.

Just 10 minutes from Des Moines International airport.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 1.0km
  • Airport Des Moines International - 6.2km

Facilities

General
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Luggage storage
Services
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • In-room safe

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Pets

Pets are allowed on request

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. 

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Rooms and availability

Spacious Room

Two Queen Size Beds

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    Standard Double Room

    King Size Bed

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      Double Beds

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        Fort Des Moines Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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        • Airports
        • Underground Railway Stations
        • Train Stations
        • Parks
        • Attractions for Tourists
        • Museums
        • Convention Centers
        • Stadiums
        • Food and meals
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        What's nearby

        Attractions for Tourists
        Popular areas
        Convention Centers
        Amusement
        • Pizza Palace
          600 m
        Historical sites
        • Wallace House Foundation
          1.0km
        • State Historical Building
          1.7km
        Stadiums
        • Veterans Memorial Auditorium
          900 m
        • Vets Memorial Auditorium
          900 m
        • Principal Park Stadium
          1.2km
        Museums
        • 400 m
        • Des Moines Art District
          600 m
        • Artists Emporium
          600 m
        • Civic Center of des Moines
          800 m
        • Polk County Heritage Gallery
          900 m
        • Terrace Hill Historic Site
          1.5km
        • Metro Arts Alliance
          1.6km
        • Iowa Historical Museum
          1.7km
        Parks
        Halls
        • Des Moines Symphony
          800 m
        Universities, Institutes
        • Sleep Disorder Ctr
          600 m
        • Mercy College-Health Sciences
          1.0km
        • American Red Cross
          1.3km
        • 1.4km
        • University of Iowa School
          1.4km
        • Wire Whisk Works
          1.6km
        • American College-Hairstyling
          1.7km
        Theaters
        • Hoyt Sherman Place
          600 m
        Medical care and Hospitals
        • Iowa Methodist Medical Center
          700 m
        • Mercy Medical Center
          1.5km

        Local Attractions

        • Terrace Hill
          1.6km
          2300 Grand Ave., Des Moines
        • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
          1.7km
          909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines
        • State Historical Museum
          1.9km
          600 E. Locust St., Des Moines
        • Capitol Building
          2.1km
          East 9th & Grand Ave, Des Moines
        • Salisbury House
          3.6km
          4025 Tonawanda Drive, Des Moines

        Near the hotel

        • Polk County Convention Complex at Iowa Events Center
          560 m
          501 Grand Ave., Des Moines
        • Science Center of Iowa
          750 m
          401 W Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Des Moines
        • Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden
          780 m
          Des Moines, IA
        • Hoyt Sherman Place
          780 m
          1501 Woodland Avenue, Des Moines
        • Court Avenue
          840 m
          Court Avenue, Des Moines
        • Iowa Cubs
          860 m
          Close to court avenue, Des Moines
        • Iowa Hall of Pride
          920 m
          330 Park Street, Des Moines

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Centro Restaurant

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

          130 m
          1003 Locust St

          Phone: (515) 248-1780

        • Django Restaurant

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

          70 m
          210 10th St

          Phone: 515-288-0268

        • Raccoon River Brewing Company

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

          60 m
          200 10th Street

          Phone: 515-362-5222

        • South Union Bread Cafe

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

          130 m
          1007 Locust St

          Phone: 515-248-1782

        • Starbucks

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

          130 m
          1013 Locust St

          Phone: (515) 280-8200

        Fort Hotel Des Moines Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Fort Hotel Des Moines

        Average guest rating

        3.1
        out of 5
        Good
        Based on 11 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Service
        2.6
        Value
        3.3
        Dining
        1.3
        Location
        3.8
        Rooms
        2.8

        Individual guest reviews

        • Good dining options nearby and great Downtown Location. Best rates for downtown hotel, house keeping was very helpful as well and the hot tub was nice and hot/bubbly.

          We didn't stay long enough to utilize any of the restaurants and the beds are on the hard side and the showers are not very powerful.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            3.1
          • Location
            4
          • Rooms
            2
          • Value
            3
        • The location was perfect and best Stay We Had In Any Hotel. Staff were very friendly and helpful, room was good.

          The beds are miniature, wet bar sink llugged.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            4.1
          • Location
            5
          • Rooms
            2
          • Service
            4
          • Value
            5
        • All in all, i really liked this hotel and adequate rooms.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            3.3
          • Rooms
            3
          • Value
            4
        • Two very good restaurants immediately adjacent to the hotel and one nearby, the rooms were very well maintained.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            4.3
          • Rooms
            4
          • Value
            5
        • The lobby gives one the feeling of a historic, renovated hotel and yes great customer service. The room was huge.

          Polished brass, wooden paneling, music playing and pool closed and has been for years.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            1.8
          • Rooms
            3
          • Service
            2
          • Value
            1
        • Better hotels in Des Moines than this one, great service and Polished and the rooms much older. Its very convenient tp restaurants like django and centro.

          The tvs were old and small, also, the pool was broken.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            2.6
          • Rooms
            3
          • Service
            4
          • Value
            1
        • This hotel was perfect for us and the sheets on the beds were cheap and scratchy.

          The rooms are tiny, cramped and old.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            3.5
          • Rooms
            2
          • Value
            5
        • I just completed a stay at this hotel, excellent service and big rooms that were clean.

          Stinky, rundown, and rude staff, uncomfortable beds, refrigerator broken. Our fridge was dirty.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            2.4
          • Rooms
            2
          • Service
            3
          • Value
            2
        • This place is great and the Pool and Hot tub are out of service. Very friendly, helpful staff, and close to restaurants.

          Hotel tends to be crowded and noisy on the weekends, the beds are getting kind of old.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            2.5
          • Rooms
            3
          • Value
            3
        • There some amazing restaurants within walking distance, location is Great and historic hotel in need of a renovation. The staff is really friendly and the beds are very comfortable.

          Bathtub didn't work and rooms and hallway are filthy.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            3.5
          • Location
            4
          • Rooms
            3
          • Service
            4
          • Value
            3
        • Free parking available nearby on the weekends, location is great and hotel Fort Des Moines is a charming. Prices are good as well and yes, the lobby IS nice. Staff are friendly n polite and the suites are incredibly spacious.

          The rooms are outdated.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            4.1
          • Location
            5
          • Rooms
            4
          • Service
            4
          • Value
            4

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