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2014 Hotels Downtown Des Moines


Marriott Des Moines Downtown

700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
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A block of rooms has been reserved to U.S. Championship athletes at  the downtown Des Moines Marriott. Please call the number below to  reserve your room.


Holiday Inn Hotel Des Moines-Downtown-Mercy Campus

1050 6th Avenue, Des Moines

(515) 283-0151
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Welcome to Holiday Inn® Des Moines - Downtown - Mercy Campus hotel. Our downtown Des Moines hotel's location is close to the biggest attractions in town. Add in free parking and airport shuttle service and you'll see why our hotel is the best for Des Moines business travelers.

Hyatt Place Des Moines - Downtown

418 6th Avenue, Des Moines
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Hyatt Place Des Moines/Downtown is located in historic Downtown Des Moines and only minutes away from the Des Moines International Airport. Downtown Des Moines features four miles of climate-controlled skywalk connecting the hotel to event centers, shopping, dining and major businesses located in buildings such as the Ruan Center, 801 Grand/Principal Tower, EMC Insurance Building, Bank of America Building and Hub Tower among many.


Renaissance Savery Hotel - Des Moines

401 Locust Street, Des Moines

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Renaissance Savery Hotel stands as an elegant architectural landmark in the heart of downtown Des Moines. With a tradition of fine hospitality and superior service, it is here that presidents, generals and some of the Midwest's grandest events were celebrated.

Des Moines Quality Inn & Suites Event Center

929 3rd Street, Des Moines

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Welcome to the Des Moines Quality Inn & Suites Event Center, where you'll enjoy a convenient location with spectacular views of downtown Des Moines. Our guests enjoy comfortable hospitality at affordable prices, so there's no better place to enjoy everything that Des Moines, Iowa has to offer than starting here at the Des Moines Quality Inn & Suites Event Center.

Stoney Creek Inn & Conference Center

5291 Stoney Creek Court, Johnston
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With its convenient location just off I-80/35; in Johnston, IA - Stoney Creek Inn puts you only minutes away from the downtown and triathlon area. When your day is over, relax in our hot tub or take a dip in Iowa’s only year-around indoor/outdoor swim-through pool. Like our previous guests, you’ll love the lodge environment of Stoney Creek Inn’s unique décor and the complimentary expanded hot breakfast.

A searchable list of Des Moines Area Hotels is available here.

Walnut Woods State Park

The park provides shaded picnic areas with fire grills and tables. Many are located close to the river for easy access to fishing. Click herePDF to download a map of the park. Click here to learn more.


2014 Hotels West Des Moines

Holiday Inn & Suites

6075 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines
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Distinctive and cool new hotel with 30 palm trees - yes palm trees in Iowa!
Outdoor fireplace with patio seating
5000 sq ft of event space
Indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center

Chase Suite Hotel

11428 Forest Avenue, Clive
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Rates begin at $99

Wildwood Lodge

Wildwood Lodge

11431 Forest Ave, Clive
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Northwood’s ambiance
Fireside bar
Conveniently located off I-80 and 35 exit 124

Sleep Inn Hotel

11211 Hickman Road, Urbandale
877-233-0333 / 515-270-2424
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Newly remodeled trendy, chic atmosphere
Budget Friendly rates
Indoor pool and recreation room
Located just of I-80 and 35 exit 125
Oversized parking available

Courtyard Des Moines West/Clive

1520 NW 114th Street, Clive
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We have set aside sleeping rooms checking in on August 28th, and checking out on September 3rd, 2014. These rooms are ready to be reserved by calling 800-321-2211 and referencing the Hy-Vee Triathlon Room Block. MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Please be sure that all reservations are made prior to August 8th, the cut-off date, when any unreserved rooms will be released. KING ROOM | QUEEN ROOM

West Des Moines Marriott

Courtyard by Marriott

410 South 68th Street, West Des Moines
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Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the new Courtyard by Marriott hotel in West Des Moines, IA makes all of your travels successful by providing exactly what you need: spacious, thoughtful guest rooms; a new lobby featuring "The Bistro" restaurant open for breakfast & dinner; & services that help you be more productive and comfortable. Take a dip in our indoor pool or relax in the whirlpool; keep fit in our 24 hour fitness center or stay connected in our business center. We are located adjacent to Jordan Creek Town Center.


1800 50th Street, West Des Moines
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Just minutes from the Triathlon course with an extended fitness center, indoor pool, nutritious breakfast restaurant and featuring the famous Sweet Sleeper Bed is the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel. In addition, the Sheraton offers complimentary van and bus parking and is within walking distance of 8 restaurants and only a mile from Valley West Mall, Living History Farms and the Clive Aquatic Center. The Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel, your pre and post race headquarters.

A searchable list of Des Moines Area Hotels is available here.

Walnut Woods State Park

The park provides shaded picnic areas with fire grills and tables. Many are located close to the river for easy access to fishing. Click herePDF to download a map of the park. Click here to learn more.


Des Moines International Airport

The Des Moines International Airport is owned and operated by the City of Des Moines. It is governed by a seven-member Airport Board, composed of Des Moines citizens appointed by the City Council. The Board and staff are dedicated to making air travel to and from Des Moines more convenient and pleasurable. Athletes traveling to the Hy-Vee 5150 U.S. Championship Elite Cup can fly directly into the Des Moines International Airport. For flight information please go to

The following airlines serve the Des Moines International Airport and provide a direct connection to cities throughout the United States.

Allegiant Air
Reservations: (888) 594-6937
Vacation Packages: (800) 432-3810
Bag Claim: (866) 253-1778
Nonstop flights to Las Vegas & Orlando

Northwest/Delta Airlines
Reservations: (800) 225-2525
Flight Info: (800) 441-1818
Bag Claim: (515) 256-5730
Nonstop flights to Detroit, Memphis,
Minneapolis, Washington D.C. & Las Vegas

American Eagle
Reservations: (800)433-7300
Flight Info: (800) 223-5436
Baggage Claim: (800) 535-5225
Nonstop flights to Chicago, Dallas & St. Louis

Midwest Airlines
Reservations/Flight Info: (800) 452-2022
Baggage Claim: (515) 256-5383
Nonstop flights to Milwaukee

Comair- Delta Connection(ASA)
Reservations: (800) 354-9822
Flight Info: (800) 325-1999
Bag Claim: (800) 964-2550
Nonstop flights to Cincinnati & Atlanta

United Airlines
Reservations: (800) 241-6522
Flight Info: (800) 824-6200
Bag Claim: (800) 221-6903
Nonstop flights to Denver & Chicago O'Hare

Continental Express
Reservations: (800)525-0280
Baggage Claim: (800) 335-2247
Nonstop flights to Houston

US Airways
Reservations/Flight info: (800) 428-4322
Baggage Claim: (800) 235-9292
Nonstop flights to Phoenix



Taxi and Limousine Services:

  • Capitol Cab Company: (515) 282-8111

  • Yellow Cab Company : (515) 243-1111

  • Majestic Limousine: (515) 243-4475

  • A-1 Executive Limousine: (515) 276-000

  • Smithson Limousine Service: (515) 285-6346

  • Gene's Transportation Svc.: (515) 249-1127

  • Allbee’s Old Market Limousine (515) 253-9589 Register for the event Volunteer for the event

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