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 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 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 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 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 2 out of 5 by Kathy17678903847 Needs work
Our room was located in a corner. The room was hot the whole night even though the thermostat was on 60. We did not have an exhaust in the bathroom. The room was very small. The rate was expensive.
August 4, 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by ELGee2011 Staff is awesome!
Matt Glenn at the front desk is a great rep for SPG! He is knowledgeable, professional and super nice! He remembers me EVERY time I visit.
August 8, 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 kkd28 kkd
We had a great experience during our stay ,the staff was more than helpful. We had breakfast 2 of the mornings we stayed there and Emily was there both days and always had a smile on her face and was always making sure we had what we needed.
July 28, 2014
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 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 5 out of 5 by Sunshine123 Sunshine
The room was clean and very comfortable.
August 11, 2014
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 Bob312 Great but
Love the front desk staff and the ambiance. The fitness center is very nice. The only two issues: I couldn't get the internet to work (nor could my wife and she had to cell tech support after being referred by the desk). Also, charging $2 for coffee when most places provide it as a complementary service is kind of crazy. Lastly, the breakfest buffet staff is not always the most friendly, but overall it's a good place to stay.
March 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by GPGP Concierge Lounge
The gentleman in the concierge lounge was exceptional very friendly, helpful and accomadaiting.
August 6, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Rrkunde Needs updating/repairs
I stayed in room 602...the bathtub would take several hours to drain after taking a shower. The back of the bathroom door was coming apart at the bottom, as if it had been damaged by water. The room had a musty smell and the carpet was coming up throughout the entire room. I had tripped over the ripples in the carpet several times during my stay. I have always been extremely statisfied with Sheraton Hotels in the past.
February 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 Not a happy camper.
Hotel had one washing machine located in an odd spot and a dryer that was out of service. The hotel book several softball teams months before and you should know all the teams need to do laundary. When we told the staff they where not helpfull at all. They were not sure when it would be fixed and they were not helpfull in pointing us to laundry facilities. Also the carpeting throughout the hotel is disgustingly stained.
July 26, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by reider very loud
large group of people having a very loud party in the lobby area until almost midnight. it is 11:38 now and still going on. called the front desk to complain because I couldn't sleep and have a very important interview in the morning. Joe at the front desk told me it was the bar area and it would be closed soon. "don't worry about it" is what I was told. I can't believe that I am the only one to complain about this.
February 6, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by ManolofromMiami Not impressed
2nd shift desk was great. So called suites are okay, more like longer rooms. Nothing special overall here. Night auditors are funny birds but this one took it yo new heights. Crazy altercation between hotel staff and "guests" early in the morning. No desire for business guests, much less platinums, more of a "friends and family" scene here.
June 24, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by traveler10 Overcrowded, smelly, and outdated
For the business traveler, this hotel does not provide a good work environment. There were people running around the hallways (this hotel has an open architecture design) and playing in the gym. The rooms are outdated, quite far behind other SPG hotels and other chains. The worst part is the bathroom smell you get when you walk in the front door...not exactly welcoming. Can't recommend this to the business traveler.
February 15, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by GriffonMom GiffonMom
I called and requested a room with double beds and was told it would not be a problem to just write that request when booking online.I did exactly as instructed and booked over a month in advance. Upon check in, we were told we had a room with a king bed. After being told they had no double bed rooms, I spoke to a manager to and was given a double bed room. We had to wait sometimes close to 10 minutes for an elevator. The breakfast buffet was expensive where so many hotels nowadays offer complimentary hot continental breakfast. The best part of our stay was Frank who made omelets at the breakfast buffet. He along with wait staff were very friendly. The bathrooms were very small as well. My husband had terrible service in the bar and had trouble just getting served cocktailsfor his group.I had high expectations for a hotel with a Sheraton name and was greatly disappointed.
September 3, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by KB16 This hotel needs maintenace
The hotel has an awful sewage smell and needs better maintenance. My shower didn't drain and had rust on the bottom of the tub. The shower curtain also wasn't clean (mold) and the carpet outside my room was threadbare and pulling up. I also didn't like that the front desk treated even your paperwork differently depending on which level of starwood member you were. I would stay elsewhere other than this property.
March 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cararoyal Awesome Staff and Experience
Jon is a fabulous asset to you company! He provides great customer service. He always meets and exceeds my expectations when I make a request.
And he does simple things like remembers my name from visit to visit! You know how nice that is to return to your hotel and be called by my name? This is by far my favorite hotel to stay in when I have to be away for hockey trips!
Your beds are also the most comfortable!
January 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by MommaDek Breakfast was lousy!
Breakfast buffet was ok, nothing fancy. My son ordered off the menu, took almost 20 minutes to get two eggs, toast and bacon. When he did finally get his breakfast it was cold, not even room temperature, cold. Very disappointing. We could have walked across the street to McDonald's and gotten a better breakfast for half the price and it would have been hot!
Needless to say, we did not return to the restaurant.
September 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zeek88 Nice Weekend Get-Away
Very nice accommodations, room was updated, very clean, and neat with several amenities included in the room. A GFI outlet in the bath area was not working, I called staff services and a maintenance man replaced it within minutes of notification. Sunday breakfast buffet was excellent too...
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by James1964Mac Always a great stay!
This is one of the few hotels I stay at where I wake up and feel like I'm in my own bed. The staff is excellent and friendly. I will stay here repeatedly when in Des Moines, IA!
July 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by biztraveler Average
The whole experience was average - and cost too much to be average. The carpeting on my floor was clearly old and worn. The room was okay - but it took a long time to get hot water from the sink and the tub. And it took a long time for the tub to drain - so I ended up having to take a shower in standing water because I had to let the water run so long to get warm water and the tub barely drained.
February 21, 2013