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Element West Des Moines

575 South Prairie View Drive · West Des Moines, Iowa 50266 USA

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For business travel or play, long stays or short, Element West Des Moines offers a place to meet, thrive and maintain balance - all in a quiet location that's easy to reach and walk to entertainment, shopping and dining.




As the closest option between Minneapolis, Omaha and Kansas City, we're located just off the highway near downtown Des Moines, the international airport and Amtrak. Our address keeps you close to:


Bright open spaces, an energized environment and outgoing staff welcomes you into a setting filled with the features and services that make everyone feel cared for. The lobby offers:

  • Free upgraded breakfast with freshly baked egg frittatas, muffins, pastries, yogurt station
  • Free evening social with local beer, wine,  freshly baked artisanal breads, olives and local cheeses
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking and electric car charging
  • 24/7 pantry
  • Terrace with gas grill and firepit


Element West Des Moines believes in giving you your space. Pet-friendly and eco-friendly, we offer standard king rooms with a kitchenette, double queen rooms with full kitchen or apartment-style suites. Each is contemporary and comfortable, flooded with natural light and designed with spa-like bathrooms and the signature Westin Heavenly® Bed.



Maintain healthy balance on the road with these must-haves:

  • A well-equipped 24/7 fitness center

  • Indoor saline pool and whirlpool

  • Bikes 2 Borrow

  • Nearby trails, hiking, horseback riding, bowling, miniature golf


For smaller meetings, training seminars or team-building events, Element West Des Moines offers 2 meeting rooms totaling 1,232 square feet of flexible space. The 800-square foot Aspen A&B seats up to 70 for theater-style and 50 for receptions. The Boardroom is 432 square feet and hosts up to 30 for a conference. In addition:

  • Custom catering options allow you to create a menu that will leave your team happy and satisfied

  • Special group rates for reserving a block of 10 or more rooms
  • Full service business center
  • Free Wi-Fi


Element West Des Moines works hard to keep the planet green. Smart, eco-friendly features preserve, conserve and make your stay unforgettable:

  • Vehicle charging stations

  • Recycled materials used in construction and for décor

  • Low VOC interior paints

  • Paper recycling bins in each room
  • Guest bathrooms with low flow fixtures, in-shower dispensers, more
  • Energy-saving appliances
  • 100% waste free breakfast which generates only compostable trash 

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