Rated 4 out of 5 by Rancher The only Starwood property in the area
So there really is not much choice if one wants to stay at a Starwood property in Central Iowa. That said, this basic 1980's or 1990's hotel is not bad. The front desk staff is friendly and competent. The lounge was radically understaffed and grossly overcrowded. The suite I was upgraded to had neither a refrigerator nor microwave. As a platinum, I was given the best suite in the house without asking....an increasing rarity among Starwood properties. Everything worked! The place is spotless.
April 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Crfonck Good Stay With A Few Exceptions
Enjoyed the hotel overall. Used a combination of points and cash for a club level room, which was good overall. Now the exceptions. Bed was pretty hard and uncomfortable...not what you usually get at a Starwood hotel. The attendant in the club room made several disparaging comments about the food she was serving, not only to us but to others in the room. Very odd to hear the club room employee talk about how bad she thought the bacon was, or how the eggs are reconstituted and far from fresh.
August 4, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Businessguest42 Hotel needs serious updating
This Sheraton has seen better days. When you walk in, you are immediately greeted by the smell of chlorine from the fountain in the lobby. The hotel is very damp, and the carpets on the room floor lobbies are bunched and stained. Both my towels and sheets had old stains on them that clearly could not be removed, despite the strong scent of bleach used. Mattress is old fashioned and hard. The only reason that I stay here is b/c it is the only hotel in the area approved by my company.
May 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clmoore86 Welcoming Stay
We only stayed at the hotel for 1 night while we were moving across country. The hotel staff was very friendly. The front desk agents were great. They got me checked in and out very quickly and met my needs at the same time. The only problem was the elevators. There were only 2, and there were a lot of sports (kids) teams staying there. However, I could have taken the stairs.
The best part of my stay was the robe. I called down to ask for one and it was there within a couple minutes.
May 28, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by dja2213 hotel in disrepair and dirty!
We stayed here and had a terrible time. The property is in disrepair and dirty all over. Carpet in room and halls horribally stained and worn, food on booths in breakfast area, ripped fabric in booths, worn paint on walls and doors and yellow stains on comforter in the room. Yuk! The breakfast buffet in the morning was all cold. I would never recommend this to anyone I know until it is properly cleaned and maintained. There are many better choices of places to stay in West Des Moines
August 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MisterE Pretty Nice
Really, only a couple of things could have really improved my stay. First, a refrigerator in the room is nice, especially for a multi-night stay. There isn't a fridge in the room. Second, free WiFi access. I think it's rediculous to have to pay $10 per day. I tethered my phone to avoid this, but I still find it discouraging and would look at other hotels in the area that may have free access to WiFi. By the way, the paid WiFi is per device, hope you don't have multiple devices.
April 1, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Freddy40 Average hotel
Matthew (Manager) was not responsive to my needs. He would not acknowledge me when I requested assistance. Additional charges were added to my credit card for food by the restaurant and drinks at the bar. It was eventually resolved. Kids were knocking on doors, playing on the elevators and running throughout the hotel during late night hours. I had to stay awake to monitor our athletes rooms until 2:00 am to prevent the group kids from waking them. I requested assistance to stop the activity and did not receive until 2 nights before my departure. There were not enough towels available. I don't think that the hotel was prepared for the large number of guest. I do not plan to return to this city and will not recommend the use of the Sheraton for large groups. I would like to say that the housekeepers were very helpful, courteous and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable.
August 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ABAPer Hotel is clean despite the hallways
If you only look at the carpet of the halls (the hallways that lead to the rooms) you would think this was a run-down dirty hotel. However, this hotel is clean and well kept. The carpet in the halls is stained and has many "bubbles". With the right heals a lady may make a hole in the carpet, they are that bad. The only other issue is the desk chair. I travel every week and this is the only hotel I have ever seen that has a desk chair without wheels let alone arms.
September 15, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by DSTAR719 UNSATISFACTORY CUSTOMER SERVICE
I am very disappointed in the Sheraton for the services it "did not" provide us. No one advised us that the shuttle did not run late hours if your plane was delayed. Or if you have a flight out before 7am, the shuttle does not run for the customers only for the "crew members". That in itself made the last straw, for I've never visited Iowa before and this was a foreign state to me. They offered no other accommodations, only to call a cab for us. Unsatisfactory!
May 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Zima Great time here
This was my first time in a sheraton, and building was pretty nice and clean. Parking was not an issue at all. When I showed up, I was tossed into a room with two beds even though my reservation was for one, and I still paid the single rate.
The food was not too good, but I did rent a car as well and there were plenty of other nearby places to eat. The bed was really comfortable for me and I slept better on it than I do at home.
I did manage to get into the gym/pool area. The gym is nothing to brag about. They have basic equipment for an at-home gym (mainly dumbbells, couple benches, one cable machine and a few treadmills). The pool is salt-watered, which I liked. If you plan on staying there longer and plan to use a gym, you may need to rent a car and travel to the Planet Fitness that is located a few miles from the hotel.
June 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Debbikay62 Ver nice hotl
The hotel, rooms and staff are great. My only complaint was the pool. Although indoors the pool was not heated and was very cold so was not really useable.
September 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by ejraney rude front desk personnel
This was my first stay at this hotel. Everything was fine until checkout. There was a guest checking out in front of me and I patiently waited behind them. Just as another personnel came to the front desk, another guest walked up to them, cutting in line. I politely said that I have been waiting and that I was in a hurry to checkout. The personnel completely ignored me and proceeded to checkout the other guest. It's OK to make mistakes but not OK to be rude.
September 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AXIS WEDDING RECEPTION, JUNE 15TH. 2013 CONNELL WEDDING RECEPTION
HELLO FROM ONE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE CONNELL WEDDING PARTY. RECEPTION AT YOUR INN ON JUNE 15TH. 2013, SATURDAY.
WANTED TO TELL YOU THAT YOUR SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT. EVERYONE ENJOYED THEMSELVES BECAUSE OF YOU. PLEASE EXTEND A THANK YOU TO YOU AND YOUR STAFF FOR A FINE RECEPTION. THE BRIDE, GROOM AND THE REST OF THE PEOPLE SAID IT WAS "GREAT". KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. IT WAS A PLEASE TO BE AT YOUR PLACE.
P.S. PLEASE REPLY SO I KNOW YOU GOT THIS,
June 23, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kansastraveler Unsatisfactory WiFi policy
The hotel failed to recognize my Lifetime Gold status upon check in, and I was not offered the free WiFi amenity. I was forced to accept a $10.95 daily charge for Internet use. To make matters worse, when I tried to log on with a second device, I encountered another $10.95 fee. A call to the front desk was not helpful. The next day I complained to a manager and the charges were dropped. She agreed that I should have been offered the free WiFi amenity.
September 24, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bode04 Nice hotel
This is a above average hotel and has a great buffet. However, we did not get to eat it since it started at 7:00 am and we had to leave at 7:00. Also our room the thermostat was not working, very warm in the room although the thermostat said it was 60 and the fan would not stay on. The beds were comfortable but too small, not queen but a true full size bed.
The staff was friendly and accomodating, we needed toothpaste and we got some and also towels.
April 8, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by nicki1234 very poor amenities
For a very high price there are very few basic amenities. No internet available in rooms unless you pay, extremely long wait to get elevator because they only have 2-with 10 floors this is a problem, no fridge OR microwave in room, only double beds, no hot tub, and finally not even a cup of coffee available anywhere in the lobby. We have stayed in dozens of hotels in the last 2 years and this is by far the most limited in amenities for the price.
April 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Tilly1122 Needs updates/remodeled
Carpet, outside the rooms/hallway area on third floor was rippled, very dirty looking. Conference room was set up good and chairs were comfortable, however there were obnoxious and unappetizing stains on some of the chairs. At times the larger public bathroom was out of order inconveniently near lunch time. Your staff was professional, friendly and polished (GREAT), however, the facility is definitely showing wear and tear. Not par for a Sheraton.
October 11, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by shashlikboy Terrible Smell
Our room smelled like either somebody who hadn't showered for a month or a deodorizer trying to cover-up the odor of somebody who hadn't showered for a month.
Elevators were filled with wet unchaperoned childern who the hotel eventually assigned their own security guard.
Bar had an excellent selection of wine and the bartender indulged us with late night bar snacks because there was other food available after 11PM.
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChinaTourist14 Helpful front desk attendants
Checked in late Sunday, room wasn't what
had been described when I made reservation. The personnel at the front desk promptly found us a better room, met us at the new room with a set of keys. I appreciated the willingness to satisfy, and do so promptly. Then same gentleman gave me a great recommendation for a local restaurant. Well done on all counts!
August 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by BTraveler67 Hotel needs an update
the girl who checked me in was very pretty and felt entitled. As an spg member and frequent traveler, I expect to be given a good room when I check in, I was given a room next to the ice machine near the elevators and when i went down to complain, I was given attitude by this very pretty girl, she reluctantly gave me a different room. The room I did receive was adequate but, slightly unkempt. Overall a lackluster but, comfortable one night stay.
August 21, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Roger67 Staff does not even know what kinds of rooms they have
Reservations was for a Suite with 2 beds and a pull out club level. This Sheraton only has Suites with 1 king and pull out, would have been nice to know before arriving. Club Lounge only provides hot food Monday-Thursday, we stayed Friday, Saturday, Sunday and was told there would be hot food but there was not. Fridge in lounge was not kept stocked. Sink was clogged, the toliet ran, beds were terrible. Not what we come to expect from Sheratons.
May 23, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by FrontierAccountant Prefer Different Bedding
Like many hotels today, this Sheraton uses quilts on the beds. These quilts are far more covering than I need, yet a sheet alone is not enough. Thus, I end up either too hot or too cold with the bedding provided and have trouble getting to sleep either way. Many hotels provide a blanket in the closet as an alternative. None was available at this hotel, even from the front desk. I would like a lighter bed covering to be available.
April 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by CHP7523 Check-in
Wife & I arrived early afternoon & checked in for both our room & room for daughter who was arriving later. Rooms 703 & 706. When daughter arrived at 2 am, she was told there were no rooms available. Your staff wanted to send her 30 mins away to another property. After lengthy delay, they finally got their room. Not handled well!
August 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLHTR When in Des Moines we always stat at the Sheraton
Prior to our arrival, Nancy Leo always has all our needs addressed. Upon arrival our keys have been prepped and our rooms are ready. An outstanding facility with a business area that meets all needs and a workout complex that is excellent.
The breakfast buffet meets anyone's dietary needs. The overall location is excellent with many restaurant choices within walking distance. When in Des Moines we always stay at the Sheraton.
April 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mo5144 Comfortable Accomodations
The room was set up in such a way that made getting ready for the day easy and efficient. The bed was very comfortable.
I loved the bathtub (deep and long). I love to soak to relax.
September 5, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Donna1969 Reserved Room not available
I was extremely disappointed when I arrived at the hotel and was told that the room I had reserved (2 double beds) was not available. My daughter had a race the next day and she did not have her own bed other than a sofa bed, which is not what I would consider comfortable the night before you are planning to do a race. I wasn't offered a discount just a suite with a sofa bed and the option of a roll away bed which isn't much better.
September 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cindy01 Great Fun Hotel
We stayed 1 night, love it here. Very Friendly staff. They did promise us chocolates and wine, but it was never delivered to our room. Little dissapointed, but overall a great place to stay. The front desk staff very nice, but they are understaffed I dont care for the front desk answering the phone and helping customers when customers are at the desk waiting for help. Jonny the bartender was awesomer, very friendly hard working man.
April 18, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by unhappycamper 6/5/13
My reservation was guaranteed with my personal credit card. I was assured that i could use the company credit card for payment. When I checked in at 11:00pm, I was told that Sheraton needed authorization from the company before they would accept the company credit card. My supervisor received a fax she didn't know what to do with. I ended up using my personal credit card. VERY INCOMVENIENT.
The room stunk--like old cigarettes.
June 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fan2001 Breakfast Buffet
I went to the restaurat and the only employee was working the omelet station. I seated my self. A waitress came out from the back. She came to the table in about 10 minutes. She asked did I seat myself and I said yes. The entrance that I used was direclty off the elevator and was not marked "do not enter or go to Hostess Stand". She then said "That's the best way to be ignored". She walked away from the table and I left.
April 19, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Heather0731 This hotel needs to focus on guests
The room was ok, but had a hard time staying cool. We ran out of tissues and toilet paper. Since we were staying 2 nights. I assumed it would be replenished during cleaning. It wasn't. The public restrooms in the hotel weren't any better. Pool is small. Front desk acted like we were inconveniencing them with a request. Hotel is very loud because of the design. Two elevators are not enough for 10 floors of rooms.
May 26, 2014