Surety Hotel

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206 6th Avenue Des Moines, IA 50309

Need dates

  • 07/21/202408/02/2024
  • 08/18/202408/23/2024
  • 08/25/202409/15/2024


Forbes Travel Guide


USA Todays Best New Hotel 2020 Travel&Leisure Editors Pick for Best New Hotel in the World List 2021 Trip Savvy Editors Choice for Best Hotel for History Buffs 2021 Muse Design Award for Interior Design 2021 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award 2021 Chicest Place to Stay in Iowa 2022 CityView Best of Des Moines: Best Local Hotel 2023 Best Local Wedding Venue 2023 Wedding Choice Awards 2024: Hotel Venue, Silver; Hotel for Guest's Stay, Gold


Room features and guest services

  • Internet access
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service
  • View (garden)
  • View (urban)


  • Free airport shuttle
  • Onsite catering
  • Onsite gift shop
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Onsite security
  • Pet friendly
  • Space (outdoor)
  • Space (private)
  • Space (semi-private)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Business services

  • AV capabilities
  • Business center
  • Video conference
  • VIP services

AV capabilities

  • High speed internet

Venue accessibility

  • Airport shuttle
  • Bus
  • Taxi

Getting Here

From I-235 headed East, take the 7th Street exit to Mulberry Street, turn left and the hotel is one block east at 6th and Mulberry. From I-235 headed West, take the 6th Street exit and proceed to 7th Street. Turn left and head to Mulberry Street. Turn left and the hotel is one block east at 6th and Mulberry.


  • Paid parking$22.00 / day
  • Street parking
  • Bus parking

Distance from airport

  • 4.7 mi. from venue

Surety Hotel Meeting Space

Total meeting space6,488 sq. ft.
Meeting rooms7
Largest room2,969 sq. ft.
Second largest room1,500 sq. ft.
Space (Private)4,538 sq. ft.
Space (Semi-private)3,685 sq. ft.
Space (Outdoor)2,215 sq. ft.
Exhibit Space2,969 sq. ft.

Guest Rooms

Total guest rooms137
Single (1 bed)108
Double (2 beds)28
Single (1 bed) rate$139.00 – $239.00
Double (2 beds) rate$139.00 – $239.00
Tax rate5%
Occupancy rate7%

Local Attractions

Des Moines Farmers Market

1 block away
Featuring nearly 300 vendors from 50 Iowa counties, the Downtown Farmers’ Market in Historic Court District in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) offers the best-in-town for local produce, flavors, music and much more each summer on Saturdays. May 2 – Oct. 31, 2020 7 a.m. – Noon
400 Court Avenue
Des Moines, IA, US 50309

Iowa State Fair

5 mi. away
The internationally acclaimed Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines is Iowa’s great celebration, a salute to the state’s best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. It is the true heartbeat of the Midwest, unequaled and unduplicated.
3000 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA, US 50317

Papajohn's Sculpture Park

4 blocks away
The 4.4 acre park, located within a major crossroads of the urban grid, creates a pedestrian-friendly entryway to downtown Des Moines. This accessible setting, coupled with the skilled landscape design and caliber of the art, makes it unlike any other sculpture park in the United States. The Pappajohns' contribution of 31 works for the park is the most significant donation of artwork ever made to the Des Moines Art Center.
1330 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, ID, US 50309

Principal Park - Home of the Iowa Cubs

2 mi. away
The Iowa Cubs are a Minor League Baseball team of the Pacific Coast League and the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. They are located in Des Moines, Iowa, and play their home games at Principal Park, which opened in 2004.
1 Line Drive
Des Moines, IA 50309

Wells Fargo Arena

8 blocks away
Wells Fargo Arena is a 17,000 seat arena. The arena is part of the Iowa Events Center complex, which also includes Hy-Vee Hall and the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. Each year Wells Fargo Arena hosts the Hy-Vee Classic, which is a showcase of all four NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball programs in the State of Iowa (Drake University, the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa) as well as the Iowa High School State Wrestling and Girls and Boys Basketball Tournaments. Three professional sports teams also call the arena home, including the NBA G-League’s Iowa Wolves, the AHL’s Iowa Wild and the IFL’s Iowa Barnstormers.
233 Center Street
Des Moines, IA, US 50309

East Village

1 mi. away
he East Village is Des Moines’ most vibrant and diverse district, boasting many of the finest shopping, dining, nightlife and commerce in Iowa. Located between the Iowa State Capitol and the Des Moines River in downtown Des Moines, the East Village is highly-accessible by car, bike, bus, or foot! LEARN MORE ABOUT GETTING HERE + FINDING PARKING
524 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA, US 50309

Gray's Lake

2 mi. away
167-acre park featuring a 1.9-mi. lighted walking path around a lake with small boat rentals.
2101 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA, US 50315

Des Moines Art Center

2 mi. away
The Des Moines Art Center believes in the power of art to inspire personal, political, and social transformation. We commit to exhibit and explore thought-provoking modern and contemporary art. We connect people and art by offering opportunities for feeling, imagining, dreaming, and creating. We promote curiosity and embrace critical and empathetic thinking with a spirit of openness. We strive to be a welcoming and equitable cultural resource. This effort to ensure access to art for everyone has been a core tenet of the museum since its founding. Admission is always free for all.
4700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA, US 50312


Welcome to the Surety Hotel in Downtown Des Moines’ historic financial and insurance district. In banking, a surety bond is a guarantee-a promise that someone has your back so that you can make good on a loan. At Surety Hotel, we make a promise as well: unmatched service, incredible design, a superior level of service and a one-of-a-kind Iowa experience for travelers and locals.


High season
Sep 4 – Oct 25
Jun 2 – Aug 22
Shoulder season
Low season
Nov 5 – Dec 29

Cancellation Policy

The Surety Hotel offers 48 hour cancellation policy.

Additional Information

Mulberry Street Tavern, inside the Surety Hotel, offers modern and worldly takes on traditional fare. Inside Surety Hotel you will find 137 guest rooms, 3 event spaces for up to 150 people and the Surety Courtyard where Des Moines will experience elevated events with local collaborations.