Rated 5 out of 5 by Mo5144 Comfortable, Clean & Close to Everything
I've stayed at this hotel for 3 years in a row. Every year I have seen improvements and upgrades in the room as far as furnishings & bathroom features. The staff is courteous.
It is a beautiful hotel, and it is close to shopping and restaurants.
The Conservation Districts of Iowa Conference has been held here for several years. It is a great place to hold our annual conference.
September 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by scootie Easily could have been better
A lovely, business-geared hotel, with great amenties IF you're allowed to use them. I never understood any hotel who didn't let groups use their lobby/table areas for congregating, particularly when you have MANY teams staying in your hotel. Water had a very strong sulfur smell. Housekeeping was excellent, though the carpet throughout needs serious cleaning or replacement.
July 31, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nancy99 Clean room but lacking on services.
Easy check in, friendly staff. I have attended many conferences at many similar types of motels, but this is the only one that charges guest to use internet in their room. Even Super 8's don't charge. I would not recommend this motel if that is an important issue for your stay, as most motels include that service free. The room was very clean and quiet.
May 20, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by ICMom1 Hotel fall short but could be excellent with minor changes
Hotel has good location and facilities but needs attention to detail and appearance. Basic things would be easy to fix: emptying trash containers, more than 1 bartender/wait person on busy weekend nights, providing free coffee in the lobby instead of charging$2.00 for coffee service. Friendly staff but seemed stretched.
May 16, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Naslund26 Hotel needs improvements
In this day and age, how could you not offer free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel - especially in your room? This is the reason why when I come back to Des Moines, I will NOT be staying at this location again.
September 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nick Just a great stay!
From the hotel shuttle driver offering advice on places to eat and personally drawing me a map, to the overwhelmingly courteous staff at the front desk and in the bar, to the great conversation I had with the staff in the Lounge on the top floor, I was very happy during my stay here.
October 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jerry680 A pleasure to stay
We were in town for a hockey tournament and from the time we entered the hotel till the time we left we were treated terrific. The staff was so friendly and helpful especially Kanika at the front desk. Cant wait for next year to stay again.
December 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeffjewell Great place
My wife and I were the parents of the groom and hosted the reception at the Sheraton. This place was awesome. Everything rated an excellent from us. I would recommend this to our friends. Thank you for all the great times.
May 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by JAL9 Would only stay becuse it's a Starwood property .
First off let me say I am happy there is a Starwood propery in Des Moines . That being said , This property needs much improvement . Let's start with the Room : small ,out dated furniture,and I really don't think it was a "Sweet Sleeper Bed . Have been to so may Starwood properties with SSBeds 's but they never felf like this bed .Reminded me of a no tell motel bed . Not 'sweet' ! it was hard . . You could actually feel the springs . Not a good nights rest .
Full hotel with noisey kids . Sound proofing not good . The sound echo's through the Atrium to the rooms ! The breakfast buffet was very average . Needs more class in it's presentation . The Elevators are a joke . Only 2 elevators and one was out of service much of the time . You can litteraly say
this hotel really has it's ups and downs .Mostly downs ! On a positive note the staff was friendly at check-in, although they left out our breakfast coupons and I had to go ask for them . The culb lounge was quite nice . the whole hotel needs much work and a real upgrade .Not worth the money because the nights sleep was not good .
June 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by JA35 Not Impressed
The overall appearance of the hotel was very nice and the staff dressed professionally (although they were not overly friendly) - but from the moment after we checked in until we left I was not impressed at all. I did not even think to ask when booking the room if there would be a fridge or microwave in the hotel room itself because I have stayed at other hotels for a lot cheaper price that did supply these. Also, everything on the continental breakfast was cold - the eggs and bacon were cooler than room temp; but the omelet station I would definitely recommend. I felt that the food was definitely overpriced for the quality received. When a server asked what we wanted to drink the guest I was eating with requested coffee but never received the coffee. I was also disappointed with the pool area - it was a very small area and there was no hot tub or sauna; and you had to walk through the fitness area to get to the pool. So, pretty much needless to say, the only thing I enjoyed about the stay were the omelets. Next time I travel to Des Moines I will definitely stay somewhere else.
August 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Robbo Always what you expect
Never disappointed at this property - special thanks to Mo in the Club Lounge ... Hotel was sold-out so suite upgrade was not available but still a fine stay ...
January 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RandR2 Great Hotel
We had an excellent stay at the Sheraton Inn in West Des Moines. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this hotel to everyone.
October 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CORS Great as always
The staff at this hotel is always wonderful. The room was clean and well kept. I always make this my hotel of choice when traveling to Des Moines.
September 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Disgusted For a Sheraton...needs a lot of improvment
Rude front desk, evrything else could be perfect, but when treated rudley by anyone...ruins stay even in a gold plated bed.
February 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by bochi Fantastic
I could have not asked for a better hotel or staff. My daughter got married on the 11th of May and thru our entire stay you all ROCKED!!!
May 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mattyc Great Des Moines
Great weekend at the hotel for our hockey event.
Staff was real good.
December 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by SVS631 Positioning of Room Blocks
We did have a great stay. One thing that would have been helpful would to have our team's "block of rooms" on the same floor. It occurred to me that the congestion of the elevators could be reduced if each team was on the same floor. I understand sometimes this is unavoidable but it is something that could be arranged and would have reduced the congestion of elevators and also keeping the kids all on one floor. As a parent I kept my son in sight all the time, for his safety, but I realize not all parents do. Having teams on separate floors would also assist your security in keeping traffic to a minimum.
Thank you, though, for a great stay!
July 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mike5252 quiet
I had a great time. The rooms very really nice and clean.
December 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Swisconsin The rooms are always comfortable & clean.
The hotel was excellent like always.
October 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LindaS Good place to stay
Our stay here was very nice.
February 22, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Iowa45 Unclean Room with Plumbing Problems
I used to stay at this hotel when I would come to town but after my last experience I will not be going back. The bathtub didn't drain when I went to get in the shower before bed. I called the front desk to have someone come up. They sent a maintenance man who did something in the bathtub that created dirt and gunk in the drain. I cleaned it out and began to shower. Water backed up and wouldn't drain. I again called the front desk and they told me that they were full so they couldn't move me to a different room and that they wouldn't be able to do anything about the drain until the next day because the piece of equipment they would need to use was loud.
April 9, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by tagme So-so
Building is obviously old and needs repair. Linens were either stained or dirty. Also, no wifi access is a negative. Employees are nice.
January 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by FredM6 Comfortable room, great food
I always think of a Sheraton as an mid-upper end hotel. I was pleased with the staff and the food service. The room was fine, but the carpet in the halls needs to be replaced ,on the floor that I was on, and the towels were very scratchy.
My first stay I was offered the 'green option' of no maid service in exchange for a voucher for breakfast + SPG points. The 2nd week I stayed the offer wasn't made. I asked about it and the front desk person said they would make the change, but it never happened.
Overall the staff was accomodating and friendly and I would stay there again. But it needs new carpet and towels.
September 2, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by rdw50702 rdw50702
Only negative was that it should not allow large aggressive dogs. On the same note pet owners should be more aware of their animals disposition so it doesn't ruin it for others that are responsible pet owners such as myself. I encounterd a couple of dogs with one owner that should not have been allowed as the dog moved towards me in an aggressive mannner until owner stopped them. Dogs of this nature put hotel customers in danger and the hotel at risk for the liability if the dog were to attack a young child or anyone for that matter. This matter was brought to the attention of the hotel securtiy / staff.
June 3, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Veteran1Sgt Never stay here again
Bathroom floor sticky and we had to get it mopped as our feet stuck to the floor, no retired veteran rates, no Big 10 Network, no free breakfast, floor to ceiling window kept the room cool to cold, had to walk around service cart left in hallway over 24 hours with dirty drain pan setting on top, no refrigerator in room, no free internet in the rooms. Disappointed as we get all these features in other Des Moines hotels for less or same dollars. They did have nice conference rooms, but if I have another conference at this hotel I will stay somewhere and drive to it everyday instead of staying here.
January 27, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by CallBackRequired Lack of Communication
Reservation dates where 4/24 to 4/26.
I arrived to the hotel around 11:30pm on 4/24 to find out the hotel was overbooked for that particular night though my reservation for the 25th was OK. The hotel put me up in another hotel that did not meet the same standards as the Sheraton.
Then on the 25th, I arrived at the hotel around 11am needing to get into a room because I had a confidential call that I need to get on at 12pm. The person at the counter explained that check in wasn't until 3pm.
This trip was a disaster due to delayed airlines and then the stay at the hotel put the cherry on the top.
April 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ted1911 Guests Services
Had a great stay at the Sheraton West Des Moines. John the Bellman drove us to our dinner reservations, he was kind, professional, and most of all pleasant, and a lot of fun. I wish more Bellman at more hotels were like John. Zach at the Front Desk, was a pleasure to deal with also. It was a great stay, will stay with you folks again when in town. The only thing I would maybe change is that breakfast be included with all rooms. Several other hotels of your caliber in the DSM area offer full hot breakfasts included in the room price for all rooms. All in all though a fantastic stay!
September 8, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Customer999 Rate hike for a night
We rented two suites for New Year's eve and my fist concern is the price was increased by $50 for that night only as near as I can tell. If there were high demand for the rooms I would get that, but the hotel was all but empty.
We also went downstairs the next morning for the buffet and the waitress asked me if I had breakfast coupons. I asked how would I have obtained these coupons and she said I would have got them upon check in depending on which room I purchased. Apparently I must not have qualified as they were not offered to me. You would think that paying $100 extra for two suites that night in an empty hotel would surely include breakfast. Nope...paid a bunch more for that as well.
January 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Johnskids good, except...
I had called ahead to reserve adjoining rooms and was told to call back the day of check in. I did that and was told they were all taken. When we checked in we found out that our two rooms had a room between us. Fine expect it was adjoining to one of our reserved rooms! I called down and was able to have it changed so that we'd have the side-by-side rooms. Also, at check in we guaranteed our rooms with a credit card, but wanted to pay cash and told them so. They charged our rooms to the CC anyway which was a huge inconvenience to us. How ever the rooms are clean and well-kept and quiet.
May 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by bull96206 One of the nicer hotels in West Des Moines, IA
This is one of the nicer hotels in the West Des Moines, IA area. The staff is friendly ahd helpful. The rooms are above average as are most facilities. The location is pretty easy to find and not far from the interstate highway(s).
I would stay here again in the future if/when I find myself back in the area.
December 1, 2011