Surety Hotel | A Modern Getaway in the Heart of Des Moines

Surety Hotel | A Modern Getaway in the Heart of Des Moines

Surety Hotel Des Moines

Planning a parent’s or girls’ getaway with littles at home can be hard to do. You may not be able to travel far all the time, so finding the perfect accommodations a few minutes from home is golden! I was thrilled to learn about a new modern, boutique hotel opening in the heart of Downtown Des Moines, Surety Hotel.

Surety Hotel Des Moines is located on 6th Avenue across from the Polk County Court House. The building used to be the Midland Building and was also known as home to the Iowa Loan & Trust Company. I absolutely love when any business takes a bit of history, makes it its own, by still highlighting some of its best features.

A few of my favorite elements that still exist in the Surety Hotel include the beautiful marble staircase, the mailbox shoot, elevators, ceilings, and so much more.

Supporting Des Moines

We all know how I love to support our local community and the Surety Hotel shows up to support their community. From being the only local hotel serving fresh Blk & Bold Coffee every morning to shelves full of items for sale from local shops, to inviting in local music artists, yoga instructors, and more they are truly supporting and giving back to the Des Moines community.


When you finally get away from home, accommodations are key! This boutique hotel sure does deliver. Comfy beds, gorgeous bathrooms and room with beautiful touches, and the views. You easily forget that you are still in Des Moines, Iowa.

One thing I love about The Surety Hotel is the fact you do not need to leave during your entire stay if you do not want to. Several nights per week they offer live music, beautiful seating and delicious drinks in the lobby, yoga classes in the forum on Saturday mornings, and Mulberry Street Tavern is located in the hotel.

Of course, since the Surety Hotel is located in the heart of Downtown Des Moines if you would like to leave and explore the restaurants and night life you can easily walk to a ton of fun spots.

Mulberry Street Tavern

Whether you stay a night at the Surety Hotel or not, you must plan dinner at the Mulberry Street Tavern. Their unique and timeless restaurant tastes as good as it feels when you enter. They offer amazing dishes, cocktails, cheese boards, and more. Make sure you make a reservation. They fill up quickly!

Surety Hotel Des Moines is a piece of Des Moines history renovated for comfort and fun in the heart of Downtown Des Moines. Whether you are visiting from out of town or live in town and a need a night away (yes, please!) this is definitely an experience to add to your Des Moines bucket list.

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Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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