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Surety Hotel Des Moines

Centered in Downtown Des Moines, Surety Hotel is the prime spot to stay while exploring Iowa’s capital city. This four-star hotel marries a classic, historic feel with modern-day amenities and comfort.

surety hotel des moines lobby

Built in 1913, Surety Hotel showcases a beautiful brick-and-stone exterior with grandiose pillars and intricate design. The lobby is inviting and elegant with many lounging options. Enjoy a game of pool, cozy up in front of the fireplace, or utilize the office station for your work needs.

The Surety is steps away from many popular Des Moines restaurants and drinking establishments. It is also an easy walk from the Wells Fargo Arena, the Pappajohn Sculpture Park, the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Riverwalk, and the Downtown Farmers Market. The Surety Courtyard even offers a Saturday Farmers Market Hang.

The guest rooms are spacious and sophisticated and include thoughtful details to make your stay magical. A beautiful, tiled shower and marble countertop are the highlights of the bathroom, offering plenty of counter space. There are a variety of room options to choose from, some featuring views of the historic courthouse and clocktower. For an upgraded experience, opt for a deluxe room or suite. Furry family members are welcome as well for a small cleaning fee.

surety hotel des moines room


A variety of events are hosted at Surety Hotel, ranging from Saturday-morning yoga and Dance Xxploration to a fashion show and art showcase. DSM Flea is coming up on July 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. for your chance to find all your vintage outfits, and check out local artists while enjoying live music and light bites or dinner and a drink. Dress to impress on July 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a Lil Nas X-themed brunch featuring DJ Richie Daggers with a Lil Nas X playlist. Keep an eye on the website for other upcoming events. Plus, an array of spaces within the hotel are available to rent out for all your own event needs, from personal to professional.

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Mulberry Street Tavern


Complimentary coffee and fruit-enhanced water is available in the main lobby to jump-start your day. For a lighter breakfast and all your crafted coffee favorites, check out the Surety Coffee Bar. It is open during the week from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., serving breakfast from until 11 a.m. The coffee bar transitions into a cocktail bar in the evening to provide a casual, relaxed setting for a refreshment, snack or sandwich. 

The onsite restaurant, Mulberry Street Tavern, is a bright and vibrant spot with a cozy patio during the warm months. Brunch is offered on the weekends from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. while lunch hours are Tuesday to Friday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Grab an order, or two, of the beignets served with a caramel anglaise dipping sauce while brunching on the patio. Indulge in an espresso martini or mimosa made with fresh-squeezed orange juice.

Dinner is served Monday to Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 5 to 9 p.m. The bar is also open every day for an hour after the restaurant closes, serving a variety of cocktails, beers and wines.

For more information on Surety Hotel, visit

206 6th Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309

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