Whether you have family coming into town or you are just looking for a couples weekend away, booking one of Des Moines’ unique boutique hotels is a move sure to bring well rested smiles and memories worth sharing. Here is a look some of the best choices not too far from our beautiful apartment community.
Perfect for a romantic stay, the historic Des Lux Hotel lives up to its name with elegant facilities and luxurious touches. If you request the King Room with a fireplace and settle into the comfy bed with a pillow top mattress and goose down feather pillows, you may never want to leave. Each room comes with complimentary high speed wireless internet, plush robes and a delicious full breakfast that includes Belgian Waffles and made-to-order eggs.
Before enjoying the comfort of the Des Lux Hotel rooms, check out the Des Lux Bar, known for its robust martini menu and intimate setting.
This funky boutique hotel may be worth repeat trips just to try out all the individually decorated theme rooms. Will you start with the Bohemian Room or go for the Irish Room? Maybe the Cream and Eggs room, honoring women of the 1930's, is your ticket to get-away nirvana. No matter the theme, each room comes with oversized beds, wireless internet and thick robes to swaddle you in comfort. Some even have spa tubs or fireplaces to add to the charm.
Hotel Pattee also features a cool bowling alley where you can serve up strikes and spares plus a fitness center complete with a steam-room and sauna. And when you have worked up an appetite, David's Milwaukee Diner is ready to fill your belly with a warm serving of Spaghetti Alla Carbonara or an exotic Hummus Plate.
For a taste of the wilds of the Northwest right in the middle of Iowa, send your favorite visitors to the Wildwood Lodge in West Des Moines. Convenient to Interstate 80 and several business parks, the Wildwood offers hearty comfort too all its guests, even the four-legged ones because the Wildwood Lodge is pet friendly. They can take a dip in the heated indoor pool with an enchanting waterfall and relaxing spa. Or take advantage of the free WI-fi to post pictures to Instagram which will make all their followers jealous.
When dinner time rolls around, it is just a short walk to the famous Machine Shed Restaurant right next door. Here the Iowa tastes take center stage with thick pork chops, crispy fried chicken and delicious aged steak.
So, even if you can't house all your relatives in your apartment, you can steer them to a great experience at one of these Des Moines boutique hotels. So mark your calendar for the next time you gather your family, or need a weekend away. You are sure to find the perfect place to meet all your needs.