Rated 5 out of 5 by JphnP Service exceeds expectations
I had a few special needs and called in advance to ask for help. One of the managers Tim not only met those needs he went out of this his way to exceed them. Two young ladies at the front desk were proactive, asking what else they could do to make my stay better. They also were extremely enthusiastic and very genuine. I've stayed at this property before and will definitely return as I find the staff to be outstanding. The property is also immaculate and very nice but other properties in the area match them in this area. No one matches their service.
March 3, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Testing515 Dissapointed
I have stayed here before and I have to say this was totally unexpected. Tub backed up and not cleaned after fixed; needed toilet paper and had to call twice and go to the desk for it (took a total of 2 hours); was booked on shuttle to airport and when I arrived at desk was informed that there was no shuttle scheduled so I had to pay for a cab. Not good.
November 3, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Madmama2012 Bad experience
A/C did NOT work. Hot in our room & it was cooler in the hallway. Couldn't move us due to being full. Gave a refund but no other hotel s available. No free breakfast offer or anything else to make us happy. Finally had to call down to front desk for a fan & I was told don't think they had one but would check. About 30 minutes later we got a fan. Next day, the elevators were ALL messed up. Skipping floors & limited amount of people in them. Complained but they didn't do anything. Finally had to go out emergency exit to get out of the building.
August 22, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by ALP007 Frigid Rooms, Staff and Food
I stayed at this hotel for a large business conference. The rooms at the hotel were clean as were most the facilities, including our conference rooms. In addition, the front desk staff were very friendly and the shuttle team was fabulous :)
Unfortunately, that is about all that was done well during our stay. It was difficult to get guest rooms to comfortable temperatures (I had the thermostat set to 78 and still slept in a scarf and fleece jacket - there were many individuals with our group who also had the same challenge). The conference rooms we were in were kept at a chilly temperature as well. The staff that served our group lunch and dinners overall were unfriendly, slow to respond to requests, and carried themselves in a manner that suggested we were more of a bother than paying customers. In addition, the meat during two meals was served undercooked and many of the baked potatoes for dinner one night were not fully cooked either, hard in the center, and mine was black and starting to rot on one side.
Again, the building itself was nice and clean and the staff at the bar were all friendly and professional. However, the cons outweigh the pros and many from our group have recommended choosing a different location for our next conference.
November 16, 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 5 out of 5 by VolleyballMom Huge Thank You!
We stayed at the hotel this weekend with a large group of volleyball players. When we returned to the hotel Saturday night we were all hungry, but not having much luck finding a restaurant that could accommodate all 27 of us without a very long wait. The bar staff let us clear off the already set for breakfast tables, put the tables together and then provided us with a feast of salad, nachos, quesadillas and pizza. They really went above and beyond and it made our stay go from a good experience to OFF THE CHART! Great customer service!
May 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by luigi This hotel has wonderful special pomotions
We have been fortunate in being able to use the birthday promotion for each of our visits. We go to Des Moines to visit family and your birthday promotion allows us to enjoy superior accomodations at an extremely reasonable rate. Family can join us for your superb breakfast buffet in the morning, and your lounge at night for a drink and conversation. Your staff is excellent.
On this trip, the absolutely only criticism is that I noticed piles of dust in the cold air return. Otherwise the room was clean and so comfortable. Thank you.
April 2, 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 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 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 EmmaJ Disappointed this trip...
I have stayed at this hotel several times over the years. It is the only SPG hotel in the area, and generally I have received good service. This weekend (especially Friday night) it seemed that there was only one gentleman working. I am unsure what I will do on my next trip to Des Moines, but this visit was less than fantastic.
October 21, 2013
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 5 out of 5 by Cooperaz Great place! Great location!
Former West Des Moines resident and needed to stay in the area recently. Since I was familiar with the hotel, I thought it would be the best place to stay. Wow! They have done an excellent job with this place and I would recommend it to anyone staying in the area. I was greeted immediately by Matt at the front desk when I arrived. His service was well beyond anything you'd expect in a chain hotel. All of my requests were met with a smile including an early morning check-in due to delayed flights from Dallas. The suite I stayed in was great, nice leather sofa, new TV's and very comfy beds. They have done great things with the lobby restaurant and bar area which welcomes everyone as they arrive. Housekeeping staff was very efficient, speedy and thorough. Price was right too!! :)
July 22, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by bob0607 small problems
I was disappointed that several of my towels were frayed on the sides.
November 6, 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 3 out of 5 by Andrew4u Date Night
My wife and I stayed here for a date night. I'd ordered flowers to be delivered to the hotel that were supposed to be at the front desk upon check in per my request. When we checked in, they were not there and nobody knew where they were. When we got into the room, they had been put there. Kinda ruined the surprise. Also the overall hotel is pretty dirty. Stains on all the carpets give a dirty feel. Room was nice, but overall hotel was pretty dirty and in need of some overhauling. Average experience.
September 12, 2012
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 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 2 out of 5 by MKT64 Needs help
I asked to be as close to the elevator and instead was as far from elevator. Check in was awful with one girl that moved very slow took 40 minutes. Could smell sewer smell in lobby and in our room. Was supposed to receive a welcome gift upon arrival which I never got. Will not stay again. Staff very unfriendly.
October 15, 2013
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 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 4 out of 5 by jcassara1 Great room minutes from Drake University.
We had a nice room at a great Drake University rate with a free breakfast, close to where my son played his football game.
October 27, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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