Des Lux Hotel

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Des Moines, Des Lux Hotel is a captivating haven that seamlessly marries contemporary luxury with historic charm. With its prime location, exceptional amenities and an atmosphere of sophistication, this boutique hotel caters to a diverse range of travelers seeking a memorable experience in Iowa’s capital city.

Housed in a historic building, Des Lux Hotel effortlessly blends classic architectural features with modern comforts. The moment you step into the lobby, you’ll be greeted by an inviting atmosphere that combines old-world charm with contemporary sophistication. The attentive staff strives to provide a personalized and welcoming experience, making guests feel at home throughout their stay. The hotel features 51 well-appointed guestrooms and suites, adorned with a tasteful fusion of sophisticated and ornate decor. Plush bedding, sleek furnishings and thoughtful details create a welcoming and luxurious ambiance.


Des Lux Hotel has carved a niche for itself by offering an impressive array of amenities that cater to both business and leisure travelers. Business travelers will appreciate the state-of-the-art meeting rooms and event spaces that are well-equipped with modern technology, ideal for hosting conferences, seminars and special occasions. Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi is found throughout the hotel ensuring that guests can stay connected for work or leisure.

Guests can stay active while traveling with the hotel’s well-appointed fitness center, complete with contemporary exercise equipment to ensure you can maintain your workout regimen. Visitors can also relax and unwind in the jacuzzi, located adjacent to the fitness center.

Des Lux Bar is located right inside the hotel which exudes upscale elegance. Its tagline reads “Nice place, mean martini.” This intimate bar has a few light bites to snack on, alongside a variety of craft cocktails and wine and beer choices. The bar is open Monday to Thursday, 4 to 10 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. to midnight. Complimentary breakfast is served every morning from 7 to 10 a.m.


Des Lux Hotel’s convenient location within Downtown Des Moines makes it within easy reach of several local attractions, including Principal Park, Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Historic East Village, State Capitol and the Des Moines Riverwalk. Guests with an appreciation for art and culture will find themselves in the midst of Des Moines’ cultural scene, with attractions like the Pappajohn Sculpture Park within walking distance. Visitors from outside of the area looking to explore the best of Des Moines will value the hotel’s central location for adventuring to key landmarks and entertainment options.

For more information on Des Lux Hotel or to book a room, visit

800 Locust St.
Des Moines, IA 50309

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