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 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 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 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 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 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 4 out of 5 by Mike63 The Gym
Great machines. Problem is the people who use them can't be bothered to wipe them down with the provided towels. Hotel needs to post a reminder on wall in front of equipment. Kind of disgusting. You'd think adults would want to clean up after themselves without being told.
October 3, 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 5 out of 5 by AuctionLady1 Conference at this hotel is great
Conservation Districts of Iowa held the annual conference at the West Des Moines Sheraton the first week of September 2013. All the meeting facilities with screens, electronics and audio were very well provided with staff assistanct as needed. Meals were delicious, attractively presented and served with great speed. Thank you for a great stay.
September 6, 2013
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 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 2 out of 5 by Jo53 This hotel smells and is dirty.
The rooms smell terrible and are stuffy. The carpets are filthy and even the "hallway" outside the rooms smell. They don't leave a notepad and pen in the room - even the cheapest motels do that. The hotel staff provided wrong information when called directly in advance then denied they were even called, said I called the 800 number. If the conference wasn't in the hotel I would have checked out.
June 16, 2013
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by CH7373 Time for an update
The interior of the guest rooms are in need of an update. Simple updates have been completed (counter tops, shower surrounds, etc) but the rest of the details should been looked at as well. Carpeting was stained/dirty, towels should be replaced due to wear and stains, interior doors should be replaced/refinished and caulk in bathroom should be applied with care (not 2-3" wide, looks sloppy)
November 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Willsbee Satisfactory
We stayed two nights this past weekend and had a good experience. We staying on the king room with the pull out couch. My kids enjoyed the large window in the room and the couch was comfortable. The shower was a good size and the coffee was nice. Could have really used a microwave and fridge though, we travel with small children and that makes or breaks a hotel for us.
May 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by June84 Helpful staff
Had only one night's stay; was attending a conference. Drove in to town early morning and was able to check into my room early during a late-morning break in meeting activities. The front desk staff was very helpful and accommodating. Also, restaurant and service workers were very pleasant and well-trained in customer service. Keep up the good work. Thank you.
June 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mary Great hotel
My experience was really good starting with the reservations and going through check-in, the room, the restaurant. My only complaint is that there were a group of wrestlers there working out, and they went directly into the pool without showering. They were sweaty and smelled and took their workout clothes off and had their trunks on. They just dove in. Kind of gross.
March 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by lisak Noise
Our room was an average hotel room. A little small, but the price was right. The staff at the front desk was excellent. Every question I had, they had an answer and always with a smile. It was a little noisy. There was a lot of young wrestlers staying in the hotel over the weekend and they ran up and down the hallways, A Lot! The breakfast buffet was also average.
February 24, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by MattChicago August stay
This is a decent hotel in a good location. Staff is friendly but I need to call after every single stay as room service continues to forgot to drop off the Go Green Choice card for one or more nights each time. At least one, if not two calls are required as phone calls are not returned by hotel staff.
August 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Karen Employee
This is a very clean and inviting hotel. Matt the young man that checked us in was excellent and helped us in every way. I had called earlier in the day for an early check in, due to a meeting time and he cheerfully helped to secure that time for us. We REALLY appreciated his help!! A very fine young man with a smile on his face at all times!! Thanks Matt!!!!
April 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jan54 sheraton 6/2013
I would review the facilities overall as a 4 out of 5. My only issue was that the noise from the lobby atrium was substantial until midnight and kept me awake. I was not rested the next day, even though the room, bed, cleanliness, etc. met my expectations. The AC could have blocked the noise, but I was not able to it to the right temperature. Too cold.
June 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Marcnem Great Location
This hotel is in a great location for the many activities in the Des Moins area.
The rooms however, do need some updating, especially the bathrooms. Low water pressure in the shower and the decor is definitely from the 80's.
Comfortable beds but the bedding is unusually loud (makes noise every time you move).
All of these are minor issues for a great hotel.
February 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Swisconsin The rooms are always comfortable & clean.
The hotel was excellent like always.
October 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jamin34 Quick Getaway
My wife and I wanted a quick one-night getaway. I booked using the SPG iPhone app. Process was very easy. Staff was helpful. They offered the expected SPG perks and added bonus access to the club room breakfast. Room was clean and comfortable. I particularly liked the extra power outlets available on the sides of the bed side tables.
June 21, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rockinbuck Nice stay for conference
Nice facility for a 1.5 day conference. Meeting rooms and vendor area were nice. As for the room, I did not spend a lot of time there but felt comfortable and secure and was nicely decorated. Bed was way to soft for my taste.
The only downside was that the lounge closed at a specific time regardless of the fact that it was full of paying customers.
April 9, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by KirsteenS Not ideal for a working visit
It as a surprise that the ethernet outlets did not work in the rooms.
I was able to work at a table in the bar, but this was distracting and also not suitable for confidential work.
The number of children attending for a softball tournament also made the hotel noisy and the pool/fitness center unavailable.
July 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BankerLady13 Staff was extremely helpful!
The guys at the desk were so helpful by giving me directions to places in the area. They didn't make me feel rushed and they looked up to speak to me. (So often we see only the tops of heads at some hotels.) As an extra bonus, they supplied us with ice scrapers as we left to get in our snow/ice covered cars during the recent spring storm.
May 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Randall Great customer service and hotel
I was in Des Moines for work this hotel is close by the office. At first I only had two days booked of the three that I needed because that last night was booked. Matt went out of his way to help make sure I had a room that last night. The customer service from the staff in general was welcoming. Would stay here again for sure!
June 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BPDOC Great Customer Service
I stayed here for 15 nights in the month of April. This is a very clean hotel with great customer service. The room was nice, I was able to get my dry cleaning done through the hotel and the fitness center is very nice. However... my room never seemed to cool down - it was warm. Also, there is no hot tub. There is no continental breakfast
April 26, 2013