A Modern Grand Hotel

Travelers and locals alike will enjoy the modern communal design and good old fashioned Midwestern hospitality commingling at Surety.

A Storied Past

Des Moines’ boom years as a financial and insurance capital are perhaps best represented by the stunning Hippee Building. After construction was completed in 1913, it became the Midland Building and was also known as home to the Iowa Loan & Trust Company. We’ve preserved this twelve-story, Beaux-Arts gem to highlight heritage design elements and architectural touches.

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A prime example of the new sophistication that's changing the complexion of this Midwest city, and the revival of the 1913 Beaux-Arts high-rise includes a range of opulent materials and decoration

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In a past life, the Surety Hotel was an office building for insurance companies. Now the midcentury-modern hotel features well-appointed rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook downtown.

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With a midcentury modern look, this hotel offers remarkable views of downtown Des Moines. Better yet, it serves coffee daily from the specialty roaster BLK & Bold, which is based out of the city.

Cozy seating and a pool table in the lobby of Surety Hotel in Des Moines
Cozy seating and a pool table in the lobby of Surety Hotel in Des Moines

Settle In With Us

With unmatched service and a deep commitment to your comfort, Surety offers simply sumptuous guestrooms, a contemporary tavern, and several stunning gathering spaces, all created to set a new standard in Des Moines and beyond. We believe in combining the wide-armed welcoming spirit of the Midwest with the best modern hotel experience.

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