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Doubletree by Hilton Des Moines Airport

This is a 3 star hotel in Des Moines
6800 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA, U.S.A.
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Great staff and clean rooms, only a 4-min. drive from the airport
  • Free Wi-Fi, free airport shuttle, free parking
  • The hotel's staff were complimented for their accommodating and knowledgeable service
  • Many guests enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
  • The hotel was found to be close to the airport and highway access
  • A few guests complained of small rooms and noise transfer from the airport
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Sep 12, 2013
Located about a 4-minute drive from Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and a 3-minute drive from the nearest Highway 5 on-ramp, the Doubletree by Hilton Des Moines Airport is popular with air or car travellers who require a hotel with on-site dining, a free airport shuttle and easy highway access.

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites comes with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, weekday newspaper delivery and a hair dryer. Rooms with a microwave, a kitchenette, a dining table, a living area with a sofabed, a fireplace and a jetted tub are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, fitness facilities, meeting space, a business centre, laundry services, a gift shop, a convenience store and free parking. On-site dining is available at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, and a free airport shuttle is also available (please contact the hotel for details). Pets are not permitted.

Downtown Des Moines can be found about 20 minutes away by car, while Southridge Mall and Blank Park Zoo are both roughly a 7-minute drive from the hotel. Willow Creek Golf Course is a 10-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: September 5, 2013)
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, rooms and location.

Numerous patrons praised the hotel's staff, characterizing them as professional, accommodating, efficient and knowledgeable about the area. 

The hotel's accommodations were the source of many compliments by reviewers. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, modern and well maintained, with comfortable beds and linens and good water pressure. It should be noted, however, that a few patrons were disappointed with their lodgings (see below).

Several guests were pleased with the hotel's location. They described it as safe, and close to the airport, highway access, downtown, Drake University, Adventureland Amusement Park and Blank Park Zoo.

The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms.

Although many guests enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms, a few lodgers had complaints. They reported small-sized rooms and bathrooms, worn carpets, noisy in-room air-conditioning units and early morning noise from the airport. guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 with a 90% recommendation rate from 103 reviews. guest reviews ranked the hotel #3 of 44 Des Moines hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 102 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 from 75 reviews.

The author called the hotel on September 5, 2013 to verify some information.

Guest Reviews

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121.58 USD - 0.00 USD Doubletree by Hilton Des Moines Airport
Out of 64 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 6.2 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 2
No. of guest comments: 2
Guest Recommended: Mixed
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #14 out of 64 hotels in Des Moines ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
Valerie from Sioux Falls, SD US rated Doubletree by Hilton Des Moines Airport 4 out of 10 on July 16, 2006
Verified Guest from Mukilteo, WA US rated Doubletree by Hilton Des Moines Airport 9 out of 10 on June 27, 2006


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Doubletree by Hilton Des Moines Airport

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Disabled Access
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Desk
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Pool Indoor
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop

User Contributed Info

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Category Accommodation and Food Services
Friday Closing Time 24:00
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Listing Type Place
Monday Closing Time 24:00
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Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Postal Code 50321
Saturday Closing Time 24:00
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Sunday Closing Time 24:00
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Telephone (515) 285-7777
Thursday Closing Time 24:00
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