Renaissance Savery Hotel
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Although lacking in dramatic scenery, and certainly in stark contrast to the magnificent vistas we have experienced on this trip, our time in the Midwest has been very enjoyable. Spending time with our son Craig plus visiting Carly's family in Des Moines, where we were made to feel very welcome, has been great. Dining out is very much a norm here …
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Today has been a super bitter-sweet day. Although I am beyond excited for my journey to begin, I have been dreading moving out of my apartment in Ames for weeks. We're not living there next year, and knowing that I have to say goodbye to it for good just makes me so sad. It's been such an amazing year with so many great memories in that place. It's the perfect location, my room is ridiculously huge, and plus, who doesn't love living with their best friends?! ...
We left Frisco CO about 10am after having tire fixed. luckily Ron did not have to change it in 6 ft of snow at the rest area we stopped at. We have a little compressor so it made it easier. Turns out it was not the tire at all but a cracked rim. Only cost 20 bucks to fix and eventually we will get a new rim. It still hold air for a spare so hopefully we won't need it til we ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Renaissance Savery Hotel Des Moines
I travel to Des Moines on a regular basis. The Savery is the only hotel
I had a freshly cleaned pair of pants and dress shirt hanging in the closet. I mistakenly forgot them. I realized this the following day. I had driven my own car so there's no chance of them being in a rental car, airline mistake or any other place. I didn't put them in my suitcase because I didn't want to wrinkle them. I remembered I had my suitcase in one hand and newspaper & purse in my other. When I called the hotel the following day I was told they didn't have them but they'd keep my name "on file". I said I wanted a manager to return my call. I had to call the hotel 4 times myself!
The Correct Balance
This hotel has made a fine art of balancing an overall feel of luxury with a warm welcome. From the rich and unusual foyer to the smiling staff, tasteful and spacious rooms, excellent food, and link to the Skywalk, this is Marriott at their best.
The Renaissance Savory Hotel is a wonderful place to stay for a long or short term visit. Due to the age of the hotel, it makes it a very unique place to stay with tons of history from the WAC's in WWII to the Speakeasy known as Monihan's. Also because of the age of the building, there are many different room types available which is nice when traveling alone or with the family. The service from room service, front desk staff, and especially the bell staff was unbeleiveable. All they care about is the guest and their needs, from my stays there i've found out why they wear a white "WIT" button on their uniform, it stands for "Whatever it Takes" they go above and beyond to make sure that the guests have a lovely stay. The Renaissance Savory hotel is a beautiful place to stay and i will definatly go stay there whenever i'm in Des Moines.
During the April 17-18 weekend, six of us gathered for a "girls only weekend." We made reservations with no problems several months ahead of time.
We will be staying at the Renaissance for all of our trips to Des Moines.
If you are used to upscale hotels, you will not be disappointed with the Renaissance Savery Hotel. The lobby was beautiful and an excellent first impression. The staff was professional, friendly, and met all of our requests with a smile. We ordered room service during our stay and the meal was hot and delicious.
The hotel as well as our room on the 7th floor was very clean. I am a stickler for cleanliness and it met my strict inspection. The room must have been remodeled recently, because everything in the room was new, including the bedding. A beautiful room.
This is a great motel and has alot of values. I stayed here in the 70`s and they have came along way since. Great food also. There are fun places to dine just a couple blocks east and a few blocks for Vets where I spend most of my time in Feb.
Ive read countless hotel reviews on several travel web sites but never had an experience where I felt the need to add a review, until now. My 2-night stay at the Savery was for a wedding reception. Within those 48 hours there were many special requests made. The manor in which the management and staff handled those requests is beyond words. This is also true for the basic services like the airport courtesy shuttle, doormen, maid/turndown service, front desk, etc. Everything was professional, courteous, prompt, and downright amazing. To give you just 1 example, at the airport we realized we had left a cell phone in our room. We called the hotel and they volunteered to send the courtesy shuttle to us with the phone. After hanging up the person realized that the shuttle was not on the property so he got in his own car and drove the phone out to us. Amazing. Our room was a spacious and very comfortable suite with a kitchenette. I did not see a basic room but heard that they were small. We faced east which gave us a good view. The bathroom was small but you soon look beyond that when you see the height of the showerhead. No limbo here. I did not have the opportunity to visit the 2 restaurants. The property is centrally located within a 1 to 3 block walk to the Saturday morning farmers market/craft fair, restaurants and nightly entertainment. Whether you are a picky or complacent traveler you will be overwhelmingly satisfied with your stay at the Savery.
This Savery Renaissance Hotel is a walking block away from the Civic Center and is owned by Marriott. We booked a Saturday night via the Marriott website. First, I must accentuate the positives. The Staff was professionally the best, genuinely kind and cheerful. The lounge was absolutely beautiful. The Fitness area in the Lower Level is quite large and has everything you could ask for including a beauty salon! This Hotel is very clean with plenty of mirrors. Now the downside. I dont know why, with all the $89.00 Leisure rooms available and hardly any occupants that we were assigned to this room. While the beds and furniture were like new, clean, and very nice, the carpet had soiled areas. The bathroom was really what one would call a half bath. It had a toilet, a small sink and a tiny shower stall. On the shower floor, a workman obviously did a shoddy work of cutting the tile around the drain. A sharp piece of tile juts up and is a safety hazard. On the other hand it was nice to have a microwave, mini fridge and sink on the other side of the room. Before making reservations, I read the first two travel advisory reviews. The negative review was written before the renovation and the positive one after the work was done. You might consider this review neutral. ADVICE: If you like the feel of Famous old Classic Hotels, this one has all the awe. However, specify a room with a city view or you will get a dark one facing an old brick building. If you prefer a bathroom with a tub, you best say so, or should one have to?
My Fiance;Janelle,had planned this great escape for the two of us on Valentines weekend. She booked a Suite with a Jacuzzi (in room)and all the possible comforts of a fine Hotel.