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The Des Moines Area

Whether you are on your way to Des Moines for business or pleasure, pamper yourself in a suite fully furnished for your comfort and convenience. This area of Iowa is chockfull of great dining, a vibrant shopping scene, and eclectic entertainment that every traveler can enjoy. Located just ten miles west of the vibrant downtown district, you can make the most of your stay with easy access to the metro area from our full-service hotel with a long list of amenities. A friendly and supportive staff greets guests, and we also welcome you to bring your feline or canine companion along to our pet-friendly hotel. Have a great time in the Hawkeye State from a great night’s sleep to a free Bright Side Breakfast® each morning. 

The capital city of Iowa, Des Moines is a major hub of business for the insurance industry, financial services, and the publishing field. As a result, this area welcomes an assortment of business travelers throughout the year for diverse professional purposes. Since this area has been well ranked and highly recognized as a top place for business, our hotel has a host of amenities custom-fit for the commuting at-work traveler. In addition to the city’s seat as a commerce center, cultural arts and attractions abound here as well. From our strategically located hotel, you can have quick access to museums, amusement parks, sports stadiums, event and entertainment venues, and a handful of higher education facilities.  

Hotel Services and Amenities

Get more from your visit by staying at La Quinta Inn & Suites. Recreational amenities include a heated pool and relaxing hot tub to help you wind down from your busy itinerary in Iowa. Use our free Wi-Fi to stay connected on the go, or turn on the flat-panel TV to chill out while choosing from 30 cable channels. Our new Samsungs also have a tech-savvy Plug-and-Play feature to easily charge your electronics. Start each day in Des Moines with the free Bright Side Breakfast, bringing you hot waffles, cereals, fresh fruit, and all-you-can-drink coffee and juice. Take a timeout on the spacious outdoor sundeck, or feel the burn in our state-of-the-art fitness facility. Meeting rooms and a 24/7 self-service business center with fax and copy equipment are also available. Whether you are the productive professional or want pet-friendly family fun, there’s something here for everyone. 

Local Attractions

In addition to the ample options for dining and entertainment, enjoy the must-see area attractions just minutes from your door. With our super convenient location, La Quinta Inn & Suites is a short drive to the Des Moines Convention Center, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, and Iowa Events Center. With a steady stream of traffic for tourists, vacationers, road trips, and frequent business flyers, we welcome a wide variety of guests. Living History Farms, located only two miles away, is an interactive outdoor museum bringing meaning to the culture of Midwestern farming. Another cultural attraction, Salisbury House has full tours of the historic mansion. You can also behold the unique beauty of the local landscapes at Des Moines Botanical Garden in one scheduled afternoon of sightseeing. We’re within a few miles of some major companies, including Farm Bureau Insurance and Hyvee Corporation, as well as the universities at Drake and Iowa State. Don’t miss Adventureland Amusement Park, SEC Taylor Baseball Stadium, and the Des Moines Art Center.