In the heart of downtown Des Moines, Des Lux offers a conveniently located boutique accommodation worth the few extra dollars. Each room is uniquely designed and furnished with pillow top mattresses and deluxe linens. Most of the guest quarters lean to a more traditional style with neutral tones and accents in marroon or orange. Some rooms have a fireplace - perfect for those cold winter evenings! As athletic-minded travelers, the exercise room had us smiling for all the right reasons: plentiful space and equipment!
Inside the lower level fitness center guests will enjoy a fine sweating experience. The 6000 square-foot, well-organized space contains a solid selection of newer Life Fitness weight and cardio equipment. All of the endurance machines are this brand's couple-year-old 9500 series, and the vast assortment of stack-loaded weight stations makes full body conditioning possible.
Although no pool is on-site, swimmers are about 7 blocks away from YMCA's regulation 25-yard lapper.
After your workout, take advantage of the hotel's relaxing sauna, whirlpool, and massage services plus the fruit basket for a quick sugar fix.