I was in Des Moines for a convention, so this hotel was the practical choice. The Savery’s strong point is the fact that it is connected to the Polk County Convention Complex by an enclosed walkway where police officers patrolled. I read that Des Moines has a fairly high crime rate, so, being a woman on my own, the enclosed walkway made me feel more at ease.
The hotel’s restaurant, BOS, serves “Midwestern Contemporary Cuisine,” but the food is good, not exceptional. The indoor pool is a plus. The room décor is nice, but it lacks zest. The lobby is nice and the hotel itself is listed as a “Historic Hotel of America” for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The staff members were very friendly and helpful ~ housekeeping included. All in all it was a good choice for convention accommodations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This historic hotel, located in the heart of downtown Des Moines, Iowa is within walking distance to Wells Fargo Arena, Iowa Events Center, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, Court Avenue restaurants and nightlife and East Village restaurants and shops. Start your day off right with a visit to Coda Coffee, located on the street level of the hotel, for freshly brewed Starbucks beverages. Then return in the evening to Coda Lounge to discover the hottest new lounge in downtown Des Moines. Don't miss the contemporary midwest cuisine and local products served in BOS restaurant, also located street level in the hotel. Additional amenities enjoyed by guests include a fitness center, indoor pool, whirlpool, complimentary airport transportation and complimentary wireless service. If you’re searching for a venue to host a romantic wedding, a business meeting or a conference, this hotel features over 12,000 square feet of function space, innovative meeting technology and a creative catering and culinary team. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Des Moines
- Des Moines Renaissance