Frontdesk - Confluence on 3rd Apt Downtown Riverwalk Trails

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43-inch flat-screen TV with digital channels, Smart TV, Netflix
43-inch flat-screen TV with digital channels, Smart TV, Netflix
43-inch flat-screen TV with digital channels, Smart TV, Netflix
43-inch flat-screen TV with digital channels, Smart TV, Netflix

Overview of Frontdesk - Confluence on 3rd Apt Downtown Riverwalk Trails

Entire apartment

Frontdesk - Confluence on 3rd Apt Downtown Riverwalk Trails

3.0 star property
Art Deco apartment within easy reach of Des Moines Civic Center

9,1/10 Superb

11 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
103 Southwest 3rd Street Apt, Des Moines, IA, 50309
Main amenities
  • 4 smoke-free apartments
  • Self parking
  • Air conditioning
For families
  • Kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Elevator
  • Bathtub or shower
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Follows industry sanitisation guidelines

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Des Moines
  • Des Moines Civic Center - 5 min walk
  • Principal Park - 6 min walk
  • Hy Vee Hall - 11 min walk
  • Iowa Events Center - 12 min walk
  • Wells Fargo Arena - 13 min walk
  • Hoyt Sherman Place - 24 min walk
  • Science Center of Iowa - 1 min drive
  • Veterans Memorial Auditorium - 2 min drive
  • 801 Grand - 5 min drive
  • Des Moines Public Library - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Des Moines International Airport (DSM) - 12 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Frontdesk - Confluence on 3rd Apt Downtown Riverwalk Trails

All Frontdesk stays are contactless self-check-in and include Scout, our exclusive digital companion to guide you through everything you'll need before and during your time with us. We're also available 24/7 via text or phone and have a local team should you need anything.
Guests are required to follow all regional and building-specific COVID-19 policies. We continue to employ a professional cleaning staff adhering to OSHA and CDC guidelines to make sure your stay is clean and comfortable.

The Space:
Our studio suite is furnished with a queen bed, a couch, and an air mattress. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay! The kitchen is stocked with cookware to cook simple meals, stainless steel appliances, and a Keurig to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee in the morning. Its open layout, large windows allowing for a lot of natural sunlight, and tall ceilings help make your stay comfortable. Relax or get a breath of fresh air from the balcony. Metered street parking may be available nearby, as well as a paid parking garage located across the street.

During your stay, please keep in mind that our suites are smoke-free environments.

Anything in the apartment is yours to use. Make yourself at home once you arrive. While traditional cable TV is not included in your stay, we do provide Roku TV's with apps like Netflix, Prime, Hulu, and more! Feel free to use these services with your own login and enjoy!

Guest Access:
You can access the building anytime after 3pm by using the lockbox to obtain the keys. We ask that you respect our home and the quiet hours of the community. Our home is not baby proofed, and may not be ideal for families with very small children, however, children are welcome at your own discretion.

Interaction with Guests:
Most of our guests prefer to let themselves in with our lockbox entry system; however, we can be available upon request and are always available via phone call or text message should any questions or issues arise.

The Neighborhood:
You couldn’t ask to be in a better location! No matter what direction you go or what your interests are, you’ll find yourself surrounded by excitement and adventure. There are endless options for delicious dining and trendy bars, along with parks and attractions. You're just a block from the Riverwalk trails, steps from the farmer's market, Civic Center, Principal Park, Hy-Vee grocery store, and multiple dining, and craft breweries. The Wells Fargo Arena is just a 10-minute walk.

Getting Around:
Des Moines is known to be one of the easiest and fastest places to get around! The downtown trolley offers free rides during the weekdays and passes popular attractions throughout the city. The D-Line runs a free loop every 10 minutes, taking visitors and locals from the East Village to the Western Gateway. Feel like going for a walk? Downtown offers 4 miles of climate-controlled skywalks, that can take you from restaurants, to meeting spots, to local coffee shops. The Des Moines Regional Transit (DART) provides bus services throughout the metro area. Due to the popularity of the city, Uber and Lyft are also easily accessible.

Other Things to Note:
Please note there are freight trains that do run throughout the day/night.

Please ensure you are booking with your full legal name. We have a strict 11am checkout. If you'd like to pay to check out later, the latest we can do is 1pm, at $25 per hour. Please let us know one day in advance if this is something you'd like to schedule!

At Frontdesk, a core value is to be a good neighbor. We extend this 5-star experience to you, our guests, as well as our property partners. This means we have a zero-tolerance policy for parties or gatherings. To ensure this in the most comfortable and least intrusive way possible, we use a noise sensor to detect the noise level inside of the suite. The number of people inside the suite may not exceed the reserved guest amount at any time. While we do not anticipate the need, following multiple warnings, we will utilize local law enforcement to ensure compliance. If removal is required, it will be done at the guest's expense. Thank you for respecting the community and our commitment to be a good neighbor.

House Rules:
Help us be a good neighbor by respecting and following our house rules.
Please be aware that while rare, violation of house rules is grounds for removal at the guest’s expense. If you have questions about our house rules, do not hesitate to reach out by tapping the Scout button on the right.

Quiet Hours
9pm-7am, daily. As with most communities, please keep music, movies, or other noise to a conversational level during the quiet hours.

Noise Monitoring
To ensure we’re being good neighbors, this suite is equipped with a noise sensor that measures decibels. There is no recording of audio, the device is active 24/7 and is located in the living area. If the noise exceeds a reasonable level, our Trust and Safety team will receive a notification and message you. To comply with community regulations, if the noise sensor becomes disconnected we will notify you if we need access to your stay to reconnect it.

We’re here for you
Please do not contact building staff. While our property partners know you’re staying with us, they will be unable to help with questions or concerns. For anything at all, tap the pink icon in the bottom right to talk to a live Frontdesk specialist.

Parties are Not Allowed
Disturbing other residents in this building will not be tolerated. While a rare occurrence, following warnings from your host triggered by the noise sensor or a complaint from a neighbor, you may be asked to leave at your own expense. Local law enforcement will be utilized if necessary.

No Smoking
We are a smoke-free community. This goes for balconies and in or around the building too. No smoking also includes vaping devices and candles. If evidence of smoking is found, a $500 fine will be assessed.

No Pets
Pets are not allowed. We likely would love your pet, but there will be a $500 fine for having a pet in the suite if not required by local regulations.

Professional Photo and Video Shoots
Commercial shoots of any kind, will not be tolerated. While we do encourage showcasing your stay on social media, chances are, if you are using professional equipment or your content will make a profit, it’s not allowed.

Mind the keys
The lockbox must remain locked at all times (if applicable). Some stays have auto-locking doors so keep the keys on you. If the keys are lost or unreturned a fee of up to $300 dollars will be assessed. A $75 fee will be assessed for overnight lockout service.

Packages and Mail Delivery
Please do not send anything to the suite. We are not responsible for receiving, lost, or undelivered packages.

Guests and Events
The number of guests must match the number of guests on your reservation. If you are anticipating more people please updated your reservation and confirm by messaging our city team prior to their arrival. Building events and celebrations are for permanent residents of this property only and not open to attending

Third-Party Bookings
The name on the reservation must be the guest present for the duration of the stay. Some booking platforms may have additional restrictions, please refer to your reservation.

Excessive Cleaning
Enjoy your stay, but be mindful of the cleanup. We employ a professional cleaning staff adhering to OSHA and CDC guidelines to make sure your stay is clean and comfortable. However, if it takes our staff longer than 2 hours to clean after your visit a $75 fee will be assessed.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeHome (VRMA & VRHP) and SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to We will send you the instructions
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and lockbox information; access will be through a private entrance
  • This property requires a successful background check to be conducted on all reserved guests. A valid government-issued picture ID will be required upon booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (surcharge)
  • Offsite parking within 0.5 mi (USD 10.00 per day)
  • Street parking available


  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Bed sheets provided


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper


  • 43-inch Smart TV with digital service
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony


  • Dryer

Work spaces

  • Laptop workspace


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets or service animals


  • Elevator
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Local maps
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near a metro station
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near outlet shopping


  • 4 rooms
  • Art Deco architecture
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished


  • Health/beauty spa
  • Outlet shopping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Self parking is available for an extra charge
  • Parking is available offsite and costs USD 10.00 per day (0.5 mi away)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeHome (VRMA & VRHP) and SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit/debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Downtown Apt near Riverwalk by Frontdesk
Frontdesk Confluence on 3rd Apt Downtown Riverwalk Trails
Frontdesk | Confluence on 3rd Apt Downtown Riverwalk Trails

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings








Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

Fair value
Overall, we had a good experience. Unit was convenient and a good value. Kitchen well equipped. Quiet. We were not aware of parking charges prior to arriving but garage was right across the street. Our only real issue with the place was the sparse furnishings and quality. The couch was and two chairs were very inexpensive and not comfortable. The bed was ok but flimsy. We would stay at co fluency again but not this unit.
Carla, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful place to spend the night in downtown des moines. Very clean and lots of amenities, kitchen supplies, etc to make your own food!
Wilfredo E, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Jeff, 4-night business trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very light and spacious. Staff was extremely helpful.
KIMBERLY, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Check in was very easy through text and email. Apartment was nice and spacious.
Michelle, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice place in a fun part of the city.
Steve, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

i never received the email with the instructions to get into the room
2-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Location great for all the amenities of downtown Des Moines. It was clean and comfortable.
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

This apartment is located in a nice part of Des Moines, and is an affordable option compared to other booking platforms. The experience was enjoyable. The towels provided were slightly yellow and smelled terribly of mildew, which unfortunately made me smell of mildew (which was a bit embarrassing for the meeting I had with a client).
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Great location for being downtown and near activities (especially night-time if that's your thing). When the Iowa Cubs are playing baseball a couple blocks away you get to hear suprisingly loud booms from giant firworks at the stadium (you can't see them from the apartment I was in, just hear them). Also there are a large number of bars within a 5 block radius and the average age is probably below 35. Residents of the building skew that way as well and they seem to like to have a good time (could mean it's noisy in the building in the evenings). Now the bad review part. The dishwasher didn't work and was loaded with dirty dishes from the previous guest(s). I wasn't there to cook extravagent meals, but sice there was only one clean coffee cup and no clean glasses I didn't have anything for my tasty Iowa brewed IPA. Ugh!!!!
3-night trip
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