Please support MSS by staying at the conference hotel.

I can find a room elsewhere a little cheaper. Why should I stay at the conference hotel?

Meeting rooms are provided to us at not cost based on the number of hotel rooms booked for our conference. Please book your room at the conference hotel to help MSS meet room-night commitments and avoid financial penalties. When our room block fills, we will work to have another nearby hotel available for reservations. Ultimately, staying at the conference hotel helps us keep your registration rates affordable.

Why did you choose this hotel?

Our conference hotels are carefully chosen, years in advance, to provide the necessary number of meeting rooms, the best possible guest-room price, and a location for you that is safe, comfortable, and convenient.

Check out the Marriott Downtown Des Moines (here) website for more information on the hotel. The room block will close Monday, March 11

Click here to reserve your room in the MSS block.

Hotel Rates

A special hotel rate will be available at the conference hotel for those who reserve rooms through the MSS Annual Meeting room block. MSS standard room rates* are $144/night. The room block closes March 12, 2022. 

*Rates do not include applicable taxes. Additional room types may be available at higher rates.

On Arrival

  • You MUST have a major credit card at check-in, to guarantee payment.  
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM CST | Check-out: 12:00 PM CST

Parking at the hotel

The hotel offers valet parking to all registered guests and guest attending on site events. The Current parking cost is $35 (plus tax) per day with unlimited in and out privileges. For those guests not spending the night an hourly rate is available. Current parking charges are:

*Pricing may be subject to change without notice.

Des Moines City Parking Garages are available at different rates depending on location. These garages have easy access to the hotel via the skywalk system and do charge a nominal fee (some as little as $10/day). Parking garages are located: 9th and Grand (2 blocks west of the hotel), and the Partnership garage (across the street, south of the hotel). Additional information on city parking can be found at

Hotel offers bus parking to all registered guests and guests attending on site events. The current cost is $120.00 per day.

Getting Around

Catch Des Moines! offers great resources, including a transportation guidemaps, and weather information for the Des Moines area.  

Reservation-making problems/questions?

* By reserving a hotel room at the conference discount rate, you agree that the hotel may include your reservation name(s) as part of the conference rooming list shared with MSS executive offices.