We have added additional hotels to meet the increased demand for rooms at the conference. If you have difficulty finding a room please call the hotels directly. We encourage you to call the hotels listed below directly to check for availability.  When calling please be sure to ask for the “MESC Block Rate”

Note, we have not contracted with any agency to serve as a sponsor housing service (aka – hotel pirates). These organizations may collect your information for fraudulent purposes. Please be sure to reserve your room(s) directly with the hotels listed below on or before July 27, 2015.


Holiday Inn Downtown

1050 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314
Phone: 515.283.0151
Government Reservations: $97.00 per night*
Non-Government Reservations: $99.95 per night*

Quality Inn

929 3rd Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515.282.5251
Government Rates: $97.00 per night*
Non-Government Rates:$119.95-$149.95 per night*

Embassy Suites Des Moines

101 E Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 1.800.EMBASSY
Government and Non-Government Rooms (Booking Code: MDC): $159.00 per night 

Residence Inn

100 SW Water Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Government and Non-Government Rooms: $149.00 per night

Reserve Your Room Here


Sold Out Hotels

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515.245.5500 

Renaissance Savery Hotel

401 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515-365-7241

*Rates referenced above do not include state and local tax (currently at 12%)

An additional important note for non-government attendees:

The government room blocks at the contracted hotels are reserved for government employees only. All individuals who have reserved a room in the government block will be required to present government employee identification. We have been advised that if you attempt to secure a government room without the appropriate credentials the hotely will not honor the room request and you will be turned away. Please take this advisory notice seriously and secure the appropriate room.