Centrally located Iowa accommodation on the banks of the Des Moines River
Positioned in the heart of the downtown area, the Embassy Suites Des Moines (also known as Embassy Suites Des Moines - On the River) is conveniently located to offer guests access to the citys most popular attractions. At the same time, its position overlooking the Des Moines River makes for a scenic setting.
This all-suite 3-star establishment features 234 apartment suites that are fitted with a range of luxury facilities and services. Amongst the amenities located through the three-room suite (bedroom, bathroom, living/dining area) are two large flat-screen televisions with cable channels (including HBO), two telephones with voicemail, a work desk cum dining table, wet bar, whirlpool bath, seating area, and high speed internet access.
Those looking to dine can prepare their own food utilizing the rooms microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker, or call down for room service, which is supplied by Doozies Bar and Grill, the hotels in-house restaurant. The restaurant itself offers a relaxing and informal atmosphere during lunch and dinner. A complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast is served daily.
Further facilities that can be found at the hotel include a business center and meeting rooms, ideal for those in Iowa on business, a well-appointed fitness room, indoor swimming pool, and an evening reception featuring complimentary drinks and light snacks.
Thanks to its location on the river, the Embassy Suites Des Moines is a popular central city location. As well as its scenic views of the Des Moines River, the hotel is also well positioned to enjoy many of the attractions the Iowa city has on offer.
Just outside, literally on the hotels doorstep, is the Principal Riverwalk, an ideal location for those looking to enjoy the scenery whilst partaking in a gentle stroll. Those that prefer to sweat during their exercise can use the walking path to jog or cycle; a cycle hire shop can be found adjacent to the hotel.
The Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheatre is also adjacent to the establishment. This venue hosts a range of events including music concerts. Other landmarks in the immediate vicinity include the Des Moines City Hall, the Iowa State Capitol, East River Front Park, and the East Village, a trendy district littered with restaurants and shopping precincts.
Those still looking for picturesque settings should visit the likes of Des Moines Botanical Center and Grays Lake Park, whilst the Des Moines Farmers Market and Blank Park Zoo offer sights of another kind. The latter is popular thanks to its many worldly creatures, including big cats, Australian marsupials, and marine life.
The city also offers a wide range of sporting events and other entertainment performances. Two venues to visit which often feature both are the Des Moines Civic Center and the Wells Fargo Arena and the Iowa Events Center complex. As well as the likes of ice hockey and music concerts, these venues have also been known to host the likes of Arena Football and professional wrestling on a regular basis.
At the end of a busy day, the Embassy Suites Des Moines makes for a comfortable and relaxing retreat.