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AACTFest 2025: Hotel & Travel

Hotel & Travel Information

Photo of the Des Moines Marriott Downtown>> Travel Information

The Des Moines Marriott Downtown will serve as the official hotel for both AACTFest 2025 and YouthFest 2025. It's also your location for festival registration, exhibits, special events, keynotes, and workshops. AACTFest and Youthfest attendees and participants receive a special hotel discount (see below). Save money and stay in the center of all the action!

Affordable and ideally located in the city's lively business district, Des Moines Marriott Downtown is just five short miles from the DSM airport, and is only 0.8 miles from the Hoyt Sherman Place Theatre. Rooms and suites feature expansive city views, and the hotel features an indoor pool and 24-hour gym. Walk to nearby shopping, dining and nightlife via the hotel's convenient downtown skywalk.

Room Type(s):
King Room= $145 + tax
Queen/Queen = $145 + tax

Discounted Reservations: Reservations for regular attendees open October 1: Check back for the reservation link. Hotel reservation cutoff date is June 1, 2025  11:59 pm.  (AACTFest VIP registrant get early reservation access plus more!  See registration page for more about becoming a VIP. )

Discounted Valet Parking: 0-8 hours $14 and overnight $24 per car per day, with unlimited in and out privileges.

Note: Your stay at our designated host hotel makes it possible for AACT to provide the great discounts, services, and experiences offered during the festival.

Des Moines Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
Main Phone Number: 515-245-5500 (for information only--do not use for discounted reservations)
Hotel website (for information only--do not use for discounted reservations)

Getting There

By Air
Check back for information on discounted flights to Des Moines.
Des Moines International Airport
Distance from hotel: 4.9 Mile
Airport Shuttle: $10
Airport Phone Number: +1 515-256-5050

Airport Website 

By Car
Visit the CatchDesMoines website

Other Transportation Options

Transportation in Des Moines
Visit the CatchDesMoines website


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