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Last updated on March 19, 2019 at 5:11:19 PM

Lodging

New Hotel Block


Des Moines Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA 50309

Please call 1-800-514-4681 or click the link Book your group rate for Lutheran Women's Missionary Society to book a room.

The LWMS room rate for the Marriott is $131 a night. The parking fee is $24 a night, but there is a public parking lot a block away that is much cheaper. The hotel is connected to that public parking lot and the convention center by a system of skywalks. The Marriott is about 4-5 blocks from the convention center.
 

LWMS has room blocks in two hotels in Des Moines. Both hotels offer:

  • choice of one king or two queen beds. Please state your room preference when booking.

  • free shuttle service to and from the airport

  • coffee makers in the rooms

  • complimentary Wi-Fi

  • indoor swimming

  • fitness center

Hilton Des Moines Downtown
435 Park Street
Des Moines, IA  50309
(515) 241-1456
Group Code is LWMS
Hilton Reservation link 

The room rate is $139 + tax. The hotel is attached to the convention center by skywalk. Check in time is 3:00 p.m., check out time is 12 p.m. Hotel has a coffee shop/cafe, breakfast available (surcharge). Valet parking and self parking are available for a fee. The hotel connects to an additional public parking lot by skywalk. Since our room block is now technically full at the Hilton, the hotel is requiring a 4-night minimum stay to receive a room at the quoted rate.
 


Comfort Inn & Suites Des Moines
929 3rd Street
Des Moines, IA  50309
(515) 282-5251
Group Code is Lutheran Women's Missionary Society
Comfort Inn Reservation link

The room rate is $130 + tax. The hotel is across the street one block from the convention center. Check in time is 3:00 p.m., check out time is 11:00 a.m. Free breakfast daily. Comfort Inn and & Suites does not charge for parking.
 
How far is the walk from the Comfort Inn & Suites to the Convention Center?

This picture was taken from inside the hotel looking at the convention center. The arrow marks the entrance to the center.

Other Hotel Options

The following Hotels are within a mile radius of the Iowa Events Center:

Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown
201 E. Locust Street, Des Moines, IA, 50309
866-573-4235

Hyatt Place Des Moines Downtown
418 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA, 50309
866-925-8676

Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines Downtown
120 Sw Water St, Des Moines, IA, 50309
866-925-4159

Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown
101 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA, 50309
866-538-0251

Des Lux Hotel
800 Locust St, Des Moines, IA, 50309
866-573-4235

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown
333 SW 11th St, Des Moines, IA, 50309
866-767-0278

Another resource is Hotels.com
 

Meals

The registration fee will include lunch on Friday and Saturday and dinner on Saturday. 

In order to accommodate many of our attendees, we are listing options for Gluten Free diets as well as Vegetarian. On the registration form, please select the menu for each meal that best fits your diet. You may still list allergies on the registration form. If you need further adjustments made to the menus you selected, please tell us details of what you need replaced and what would work for you. All special meals must be ordered by the convention registration deadline. Thank you!

 
  Standard Menu Gluten Free (GF) Vegetarian
Friday Lunch Hot Turkey Open-faced Sandwich
Thick Vienna Bread with Mashed Potatoes,
Turkey, and served with Mornay Sauce
Green Beans
Assorted Cookies
Coffee, Iced Tea, Iced Water
Hot Turkey Open-faced Sandwich
Chef's Choice Gluten-free Bread with Mashed Potatoes,
Turkey, and served with Chef's Choice Sauce
Green Beans
Chef's Choice Dessert
Coffee, Iced Tea, Iced Water

Specialty Vegetarian Open-faced Sandwich
Thick Vienna Bread with Mashed Potatoes,
Forest Blend of Mushrooms , and served with Mornay Sauce
Green Beans
Assorted Cookies
Coffee, Iced Tea, Iced Water

 
Saturday Lunch

On the Border Grilled Chicken Salad
Grilled Chicken Breast over Chopped Romaine and Mixed Greens, topped with Corn and Tomato Relish and Crisp Tortilla Chips, and served with Avocado Ranch and Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
Grilled Assorted Breads
(Ciabatta, Naan, Focaccia)
Brownies and Lemon Bars
Coffee, Iced Tea, Iced Water

On the Border Grilled Chicken Salad
Grilled Chicken Breast over Chopped Romaine and Mixed Greens, topped with Corn and Tomato Relish and Crisp Tortilla Chips, and served with Avocado Ranch and Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
Chef's Choice Dessert
Coffee, Iced Tea, Iced Water
On the Border Grilled Tofu Salad
Seared Tofu over Chopped Romaine and Mixed Greens, topped with Corn and Tomato Relish and Crisp Tortilla Chips, and served with Avocado Ranch and Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
Grilled Assorted Breads
(Ciabatta, Naan, Focaccia)
Brownies and Lemon Bars
Coffee, Iced Tea, Iced Water
Banquet
Iowa Pork Chop
Crisp Garden Greens with Sliced Cucumbers, Tomatoes, and Shredded Carrots served with Ranch and Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressings
Rolls and Butter
8 oz. Boneless Pork Chop topped with Bacon and Scallion Cream Sauce
Roasted Red Potatoes
Asparagus
Fruit and Turtle Cheesecakes
Iced Water and Coffee
Iowa Pork Chop
Crisp Garden Greens with Sliced Cucumbers, Tomatoes, and Shredded Carrots served with Ranch and Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressings
8 oz. Boneless Pork Chop topped with Bacon and Scallion Cream Sauce
Roasted Red Potatoes
Asparagus
Chef's Choice Dessert
Iced Water and Coffee
Specialty Vegetarian Plate
Crisp Garden Greens with Sliced Cucumbers, Tomatoes, and Shredded Carrots served with Ranch and Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressings
Pea and Carrot Puree served with Green Onion and Mushroom Wild Rice
Seared Tofu
Fruit and Turtle Cheesecakes
Iced Water and Coffee

Travel

Bus Trips

Airport

Des Moines International Airport is serviced by Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, and United airlines.