Dropping your kid off at Des Moines University? Hotels-Rates can help you find the optimal hotel in Des Moines, IA. Hotels-Rates can provide detailed information on services offered, convenience to neighboring locations and close-by points of interest. Our comprehensive hotel database shows that there are 28 hotels in Des Moines within 5 miles of Des Moines University, with the lowest rate for those hotels being $58.64. If you’re looking for places of interest in Des Moines, make sure you check out the Bass Pro Des Moines, which is less than 10 miles from the school.