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Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack and Hotel - Altoona - Building
1
8.0 Excellent (2,259 reviews)
₹ 12,108+
Overview Reviews
Unwind at the award-winning Prairie Meadows Hotel in one of our 168 rooms including double, queen, king, and suites. Our hotel is connected to the casino, allowing guests to safely stay and play. Take advantage of the indoor saltwater pool, hot tub, fitness center, airport shuttle, and restaurants. Conveniently located in Altoona, IA, just 12 miles from downtown Des Moines.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean and modern. Pleasant staff.
Cons: It was a little spendy...but that was partially due to the fact that we got their late and left early.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was absolutely gorgeous. I loved the front room had a couch instead of sitting on the bed.
Cons: I didnt like that you couldn't lock the bathroom door
5.0 Okay
Pros: Beds were comfortable.
Cons: I was attending a conference and had been told there wasn't rooms available for one night by staff. After searching online found numerous rooms available. I booked a room online while standing at the front desk. The front desk attendant hung her head low as I told her I had booked one on line. I had to move rooms rather than staying in my current room. The 1st room was clean and very nice. The second room booked online was not so clean, smelled horrible. Beds were comfortable, price was higher online. I would only stay in a suite from no on at this location. After speaking with other guest they had similar issues.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Location .friendly staff. Very clean . Can't wait to go back .
Cons: The bed was uncomfortable.
1.0 Poor
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Everything
Super 8 by Wyndham Altoona - Altoona - Building
2
8.2 Excellent (218 reviews)
₹ 4,858+
Overview Reviews
Located off I-80 next to Adventureland Park and Prairie Meadows Casino, this Altoona hotel provides the ideal spot for your Iowa stay. It puts you minutes from Ankeny Regional Airport and a short drive from Des Moines International Airport, convenient for long-distance travelers and road trippers. Start your day with complimentary breakfast and unwind in the heated indoor pool, and connect to complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice clean rooms. Friendly staff
5.0 Okay
Pros: It was warm
Cons: WiFi is terrible
4.0 Okay
Pros: Breakfast was good.
Cons: Our room was very small. It could have been okay for just one person.
7.0 Good
Pros: The cookies in afternoon, also the continental breakfast was good
Cons: People that were very loud at 1 and 3 am. Don't think I'll get another room by elevator again. Also a big gross spot on bedspread, they need to launder them when they get like that
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Quiet comfortable, fridge and closet for storage
Cons: The pool was a little outdated and breakfast was crowded and bland. Women at the desk when I checked In was great. At breakfast the housekeepers were talking to the women restocking in the breakfast room Complaining about other staff. My grandmother slipped and fell on black ice when she was checking herself out this am.
1.0 Poor
Pros: Nothing really
Cons: Bad pillows ( BRING YOUR OWN !!!) A older person would have trouble turning on the shower. My wife barely was able to turn the handle on the shower. The drawer on nightstand between our beds would not close. Just a bad hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Room was clean staff was cool.
Cons: No
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Service
Cons: Nothing
7.0 Good
Cons: Bathroom was small and needed more lighting
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Wish there were eggs for breakfast.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Good location, cheap price.
Cons: Same breakfast every day. Room a little dirty. Small towels. Small pillows, uncomfortable bed.
6.0 Good
Pros: The price and location.
Cons: My room had a leaky faucet and the air kept kicking on and off about all night.
Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona - Altoona - Building
3
6.4 Good (1,246 reviews)
₹ 4,709+
Overview Reviews
Motel 6 is closest motel to Adventureland & Water Park and Prairie Meadows Race Track. Casino offers free shuttle on varied schedule. Indoor pool and free wi-fi available. Select modern rooms offer micro-fridge.
1.0 Poor
Cons: This motel was very dirty. It was in need of an update. The floors were laminate flooring, and they were falling apart. The bathroom was not very nice, either.
6.0 Good
Cons: The truck running all night.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Room was clean
Cons: Bed was a little worn. out.
5.0 Okay
Pros: convenience to our activities
Cons: no amenities. no tissues in the room, no clock. lights were burning out, flickering. no tv directory. When they knew how many adults were staying in each room there were not enough towels
5.0 Okay
Pros: Nothing really.
Cons: Pretty expensive for what you get.
1.0 Poor
Pros: Worst place I ever stayed. Floors buckled, hallway floors were soft, musty and housekeeping did not clean room daily
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Location
Cons: No Breakfast
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Na
2.5 Mediocre
Cons: It was dirty and I ask to be on a higher floor the put me on the first floor and the shower was broke it sucks
1.0 Poor
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Bed was rock hard and bedding was ridiculous, there was no smoke alarm in our room, the shower trim was falling off and there was a sticker saying pull out on the shower valve, there was a square sticky mess in the tub itself and room wasn't ready
1.0 Poor
Pros: The location as to where we needed to be
Cons: Alot. It was dirty. Smelled of cigarettes and was nonsmoking. We had a stranger go down to the front desk and get a room key and got into our room. Then we had the key changed and the guy from the front desk used another card and still got in our room
3.0 Mediocre
Pros: Staff was very friendly. Pet friendly.
Cons: Room was okay, Bathroom was disgusting, smelled like urine looked like feces splatter on the walls and shower ceiling/wall had mold growing. Couldn’t take a shower...
Overview Reviews
Count on a pleasant stay at Hampton Inn & Suites Altoona-Des Moines. Set just off I-80 in a peaceful suburb, our hotel is perfectly located near industrial offices, local restaurants, attractions and shopping. Adventureland Amusement Park is 2 miles away, Prairie Meadows Casino & Racetrack is a 3-minute drive and brand-new Outlets of Des Moines, offering amazing shopping experience is right around the corner. Reach the Iowa State Fairgrounds and Wells Fargo Arena in 15 minutes, and the Iowa Speedway and Des Moines International Airport in 25 minutes. Each guest room at our Altoona, IA hotel has a 42-inch HDTV, microwave, mini-refrigerator, coffeemaker and large workspace. Sleep well on a clean and fresh Hampton bed®, and stay connected with free WiFi. Studio suites offer a sofa sleeper, wet bar and larger work area – great for longer stays. Begin your morning with Hampton’s free hot breakfast, including fresh-baked waffles, eggs, bacon, oatmeal and fruit. The 24-hour Suite Shop® has your favorite drinks and snacks, and there’s always free coffee and tea in the lobby. Want to dine out? Our friendly staff is happy to suggest a restaurant. Relax after a busy day in the heated indoor pool, or get some exercise in the fitness center. Host a luncheon or training session for up to 35 people in our stylish meeting room with natural light and free WiFi. The 24-hour business center has free printing services to help you prepare for a meeting.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean rooms, staff was very kind and helpful, breakfast had many great options. We really enjoyed staying at this hotel. Will visit again.
Cons: The only negative might be that there was no hot tub in the pool area. But that was a very minor detail compared to the rest of our great experience.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was friendly and hotel was very clean!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms are very spacious and beds are quite comfortable.
6.8 Good
Pros: Breakfast was ok, room was very clean and spacious.
Cons: Somewhat of a larger hotel but with a very small pool and a very small breakfast area. If the hotel is somewhat full everything is crowded.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were clean and huge, including the bathroom. Very very nice!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean and rooms were spacious and bed was comfortable!
Cons: Breakfast was not great
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great staff and great stay. Very clean and comfortable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location, staff, and room size
Cons: N/A
10.0 Excellent
Pros: everything
Cons: pool and breckfast
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Beds
Cons: Breakfast
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel, beautiful room, friendly staff, good breakfast choices
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hotel had been flooded three weeks prior and there was no evidence of damage anywhere. Clean and the staff was very helpful. We were traveling with four kids and the room we had was comfortable. Breakfast was great.
Cons: Hotel is close to Adventureland so lots of kid traffic.
Best Western Plus Altoona Inn - Altoona - Building
5
7.9 Good (496 reviews)
₹ 6,577+
Overview Reviews
Make the Best Western Plus your next home away from home while exploring the Altoona area. We are located just steps away from Adventureland Amusement Park, Outlets of Des Moines, Bass Pro Shops® and Prairie Meadows Racetrack® and Casino. This renovated hotel situated in central Iowa is perfect for travelers alike. Families love to stay at the Best Western Plus Altoona Inn, as the excitement of Adventureland Amusement Park is right across the street. Guests can also get their thrills at Prairie Meadows Racetrack® and Casino (free shuttle provided), only two miles away. This Altoona hotel is just a short drive from Wells Fargo Arena and the Iowa State Fairgrounds, home to many annual events like the Iowa State Fair, the Good Guys Car Show, gun shows, horse shows, craft shows and more. Conveniently located off the I-80, the property makes it easy to attend one of the many sporting events throughout the area, including softball tournaments, wrestling, the State track meet and Drake Relays. You can also visit Bass Pro Shops®, auto races in Newton and the Pella Tulip Festival in Pella, Iowa. Business travelers also appreciate that this Altoona hotel is close to local businesses like Iowa Interstate Railroad, Egan Company, Ziegler CAT® and various state government offices. The Best Western Plus Altoona Inn offers excellent customer service. Whether you're here for business or leisure, our staff is committed to giving you a unforgettable stay. Our valued guests will enjoy modern and spaciously designed rooms with satellite television, free high-speed internet access, microwave and a refrigerator. This 100% non-smoking hotel in Altoona also offers an indoor heated pool, an exercise facility and guest laundry. Plus, guests will wake each morning to a complimentary full, hot breakfast. For a trip that is sure to offer something for everyone at an affordable price, make a reservation today at the Best Western Plus Altoona Inn!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lady that checked us in was very helpful
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Across the street from Adventureland. Staff was very friendly.
Cons: No complaints.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was quiet. It was off the beaten path of Adventureland area. Was really nice. Clean. The front desk person was very friendly and helpful.
Cons: There were no problems and nothing that I didn't like.
7.9 Good
Pros: Good breakfast choices, close to adventureland. Able to walk back and forth as needed
Cons: Pricey for one night
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved how close it was to Adventureland, literally across the street. The grandkids enjoyed the lights and sounds of the park since we had our window open. The swimming pool was the warmest pool we had ever been in that’s not a hot tub which made it even more fun to be in there with the grandkids. Was able to check in early, clean room and breakfast was okay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Pool toys in the pool area, staff helpful and nice, clean room, housekeeping did great job.
6.0 Good
Pros: Pool
Cons: Staff
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Easy check in/ out. Friendly staff. Great place
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Close to the casino and adventureland and great restaurants
Cons: Beds suck
1.0 Poor
Pros: Location
Cons: An hour into our stay,my daughter found a pill in the bed.I looked up the pill online,it was found to be a counterfeit opioid containing fentanyl.A small child ingesting this could be very harmful/deadly.Pool ruined swimsuits, management wasn't concerned
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice staff. Clean. Quiet.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Close to I-80. Clean rooms.
Cons: The signage was difficult to see. There was construction of new building in front of hotel so it was hard to find.
Overview Reviews
Located in Altoona, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona-Des Moines is in the suburbs, within a 10-minute drive of Outlets of Des Moines and Adventureland. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and express check-in. Planning an event in Altoona? This hotel has facilities measuring 864 square feet (78 square meters), including a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Good breakfast and very clean hotel
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice spacious rooms fit us 6 perfectly
Cons: Everything was great!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was very close to Adventureland. I really liked that the gas stations were so close in case we needed to walk to one. I was really shocked when I seen the hotel have big bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash in the shower instead of small bottl
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel!! Very clean and wonderful staff. Exceeded my expectations. Will deffinatly stay there again!!
Cons: Was told my room would sleep 2 adults. Was hoping for 2 queens as it was me, my teenage daughter, abd my 2 younger kids, but all they had was king rooms available (1 bed) . So we had to share the bed. Otherwise, everything exceeded our expectations!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was clean
Cons: Price was a bit hi
5.0 Okay
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Older and needs updating
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location
7.0 Good
Pros: The pancake machine was very cool, everything was satisfactory, staff were friendly. For dinner, I recommend the Mexican restaurant down the street, otherwise, there is not much around.
Cons: The hotel seemed a little run down. Despite the cool pancake machine, the breakfast could be improved.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hotel emplolyee was so great at front desk..
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Way cleaner and nicer than the reviews led on
Cons: You have to make a dangerous U-Turn to get to the hotel from one direction.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean, updated, and friendly
6.0 Good
Pros: Very spacious
Cons: No fridge in the room
Overview Reviews
Get more value for your hard-earned money at the 100 percent smoke-free Quality Inn and Suites Altoona-Des Moines hotel in Altoona, IA, which lets you relax and focus on the people and experiences you came for. We are near Prairie Meadows, Adventureland Amusement Park, Wells Fargo Arena and Iowa State Fairgrounds. Enjoy such amenities as free WiFi, free ample parking, free hot breakfast, business center, guest laundry facilities and an indoor heated pool. Your cozy guest room features a microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, desk, flat-screen HDTV, iron and ironing board. Also, earn rewards including free nights and gift cards with our Choice Privileges Rewards program.
4.0 Okay
Pros: It was close to our venue. That's it!
Cons: It was in shabby condition. Stains on the bed spread, carpet and chair. Corner reinforcement behind Sheetrock was exposed in places. Just kind of a beat up over all look to the place. It had a very good 8.2 rating. Not close in my opinion.
6.0 Good
Pros: Proximity to Prairie Meadows
Cons: Condition of hotel.
7.0 Good
Pros: The location fit our needs very well. A lot of places to go nearby.
Cons: The hotel is getting a little dated. Not bad for the money.
7.0 Good
Cons: For designated smoking area - a bench or chairs would have been nice
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was very friendly and helpful the breakfast was excellent
7.0 Good
Pros: Location- I wanted to be near the outlets and casino.
Cons: My room had paint peeling off the wall in several places.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Location for Adventureland
Cons: Bed sheet had coffee stains. At least I hope it was coffee Asked for an extra pillow and blanket and they had to look to see if they had any. I took the last pillow and blanket... seems a bit odd as the hotel was not even at capacity
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very convenient to the casino
Cons: No elevator to the 2nd floor
6.0 Good
Pros: The food choices were ok and the food was acceptable. The location was good but tucked back in and hard to locate.
Cons: The pillows were just awful!!!!!!! The bathroom was very tiny!!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The cleanliness is exceptional!! The staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome! Book this hotel for your next stay. You won't be disappointed!!!
Cons: Nothing.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Location to Adventureland
Cons: Pool is small
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Convenient location just off the highway. Great value for the price. Free breakfast.
Comfort Inn - Altoona - Building
8
7.9 Good (585 reviews)
₹ 8,297+
Overview Reviews
The new, smoke-free Comfort Inn hotel in Altoona, IA near Prairie Meadows racetrack and Adventureland amusement park will get you rested and ready for anything. We are located off Interstate 80 near Des Moines attractions like Wells Fargo Arena, Iowa State Fairgrounds and Blank Park Zoo. Amenities you can count on include free WiFi, free hot breakfast, a fitness center, free daily newspaper, business center and guest laundry facilities. Guest rooms feature amenities like a 46-inch flat-screen TV, hair dryer, iron, coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator. Earn rewards with every stay with our Choice Privileges Rewards program. No Pets Allowed.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was fine.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was as we expected! I read a lot of reviews from several hotels before selecting yours. We look for no pets policy.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean and quiet. Perfectly appointed rooms
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Employees were very friendly especially the breakfast attendant, will be back.
Cons: Nothing
Broadway Motel Des Moines - Altoona - Building
9
5.6 Okay (136 reviews)
₹ 5,008+
Overview Reviews
Located in Des Moines, Broadway Motel is a 5-minute drive from Adventureland and 10 minutes from Iowa State Capitol Building. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.0 Good
Pros: Cheap and close to adventure land
Cons: Smelled like mildew. The lights would go off when you moved on the bed.
7.9 Good
Pros: It was clean and quiet and the beds were comfortable.
Cons: The shower head was at chest height.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Location is very good
Cons: There is a nasty woman there who does not speak English.
4.2 Okay
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Loose entrance sill. No plug in but 2 and one didn’t work. No towels only once and awhile sheets not changed. Not many drinking glasses
3.8 Mediocre
Pros: Cheap
Cons: It was very run down Horrible No breakfast or any kitchen facility No pool
6.3 Good
Pros: The beds were comfortable.
Cons: I found two cockroaches in the room. Killed one.
4.2 Okay
Cons: Room was not ready by check in time. Not a huge deal. He gave me a key and when we returned after a concert at the fair we were able to go into the room. The room was clean however, smelled so horrible. You smell mold. I am shocked they are able to rent rooms at all. We slept, brushed our teeth and left. Everything we had in the room stunk so bad. We drove 4 hours home to shower. They shouldn't be able to charge more than $60 a night. I expected bad. But the smell is not acceptable!
6.3 Good
Pros: A/c was cold
Cons: No breakfast offered
Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown - Des Moines - Building
10
9.3 Excellent (395 reviews)
₹ 13,603+
Overview Reviews
Centrally located in Des Moines, Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown is within a 15-minute walk of Iowa Events Center and Wells Fargo Arena. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendliness of the staff
Cons: Paying for parking
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice room and hotel. Great location in the East Village.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved the yogurt bar! Eggs, bacon, and sausage always good! Waffles were great!
Cons: Everything was good.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Proximity
Cons: Closed bridge
3.0 Mediocre
Cons: Parking sucks for pet owners, fees not shared by travel booming company, hotel employees clueless.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Room was clean and spacious, problem with a light was fixed quickly, breakfast was well stocked even with many guests there.
Cons: Bed a bit to firm for me. Pool area was CRAZY, but this was due to lack of parental supervision, not staff.
9.4 Excellent
Pros: Location, staff and room.
Cons: Bed was uncomfortable
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was an ACTUAL breakfast, resulting in me feeling full and ready to start my day! Hotel bed was very comfortable, plenty of room in the suite for storing all my things. Location of the hotel was very helpful with business meetings as it was incredibly close to all appointments. Covered parking was also a plus!
Cons: Covered parking was nice, but the open air walkway left something to be desired during a cold morning. Breakfast "featured item" was supposed to change daily, but didn't. The hotel AC/Heat unit was adequate but had no option to leave a fan on which would have been helpful to let me sleep.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I love this hotel. The rooms are so nice. The breakfast was amazing.
5.0 Okay
Pros: The location of the hotel was great! The staff was pretty friendly.
Cons: Our room faced a parking garage and the bath some room had cleaning problems and the space in the room was a bit tight. The bed though king sized was not very comfortable to sleep on.
7.0 Good
Pros: overall it was good! The layout of the room was great for our family. We liked the location overall.
Cons: We didn't receive any clean towels on day 2 after we requested them. The parking wasn't great, but was okay. The bed was really uncomfortable. I think the couch might have been easier to sleep on. Maybe an upgraded mattress:)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location in the East Village of Downtown Des Moines, but still close to everything.
Cons: No
Overview Reviews
This hotel offers complimentary hot breakfast buffet daily, complimentary high speed internet access, comfortable beds with fluffy comforters, microwave and refrigerator in every room. Enjoy our indoor pool, whirlpool and Fitness Center. 104 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites will make your stay enjoyable whether business or leisure. All guest rooms and suites feature coffeemaker, Hairdryer, Iron, Ironing board, and Two line phone.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great stay great service.
Cons: Can you send me a recipe for this so that I can get a reimbursement? Thanks
9.0 Excellent
Pros: I love the room and all that the hotel offered!
Cons: I personally didn't like that the front desk lady didn't give eye contact while asking a question and seemed irritated.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice and quiet, comfortable, cookies in the lobby! Close to lots of shopping and restaurants. Hope to use the great looking pool next time.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Quiet and clean
Cons: No
8.0 Excellent
Pros: I liked the cookies and the staff best.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I was very impressed with the cleanliness, the staff and everything about this hotel. I loved that all the staff seemed happy to be there!
Cons: There was nothing that I saw that could have been improved.
3.0 Mediocre
Pros: Spa bath tub
Cons: Fire alarm went off at 5:00-5:30 am then 2 more times after that
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean and good beds.
Cons: Pillow cases rough
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great value for accommodations, breakfast and staff service.
Cons: No
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Room people all good
Cons: nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff was friendly and the room was very clean. Definitely coming back
5.0 Okay
Pros: Location
Cons: Front desk was rude and not welcoming after a 300 mile day with a late check in.
Hyatt Place Des Moines Downtown - Des Moines - Building
12
8.2 Excellent (763 reviews)
₹ 10,763+
Overview Reviews
Guest rooms feature contemporary decor with stylish furnishings including the Hyatt Grand beds, state-of-the-art media and work center with a high-definition 42 inch flat panel television that easily integrates with laptops, a comfortable cozy corner L-shaped sofa-sleeper, wet bar and bathroom vanity with granite counter tops. World of Hyatt members can enjoy our complimentary breakfast when they book an eligible rate.
5.0 Okay
Pros: I liked its proximity to the convention center and the fact that it was connected with skywalks you most of downtown
Cons: The Valet ran over a security gate and scratched the front bumper of my truck. They got most of the damage fixed but there is still a small chip with spiderwebbing in the paint.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was amazing
Cons: The room was very drafty and cold. But it was 2* outside
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Close to event center. Skywalks during cold winter weather.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location (plenty of parking nearby), breakfast was great, clean and spacious rooms!
Cons: The only thing was that the light in my bathroom wasn't working upon entry. Not a big issue though.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was best I've seen at any motel
5.0 Okay
Pros: The rooms are very big and were quiet
Cons: Way overrated. Seemed dirty when you walked in. Staff was never friendly. Understaffed. Same person who checked you in also did valet so left hotel lobby with no one in it. Homeless people all around hotel. Saw one trying to unlock doors of cars.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: location and nice room
Cons: parking not included
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff
5.0 Okay
Pros: Location was great.
Cons: My impression was that there was not enough staff to cover the full house.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great selection for breakfast - well done. Also, great room and VERY clean. I am so impressed!
6.3 Good
Pros: It was connected to the skyways.
Cons: The room was super small and the bed weren’t comfortable. And the price was super high. Parking was expensive also.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The location in relation to the Wells Fargo Arena was great. We were able to walk to the concert and back.
Cons: Parking seemed to be a little pricey but we were able to find a spot on the street overnight which saved us considerably.
Holiday Inn Des Moines Dtwn - Mercy Area - Des Moines - Building
13
8.2 Excellent (1,168 reviews)
₹ 10,614+
Overview Reviews
A stay at Holiday Inn Downtown - Mercy Area places you in the heart of Des Moines, within a 15-minute walk of Wells Fargo Arena and Iowa Events Center. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and express check-in. Planning an event in Des Moines? This hotel has facilities measuring 9000 square feet (836 square meters), including conference space. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
5.0 Okay
Pros: The room was nice The restaurant food was good
Cons: I would have given this hotel a higher rating, except for the following. The shuttle bus they used was an old van. There was a wire sticking out of the seat. As I got out of the van, it caught on my pants and ripped them. I paid $60 for the pants. The reservation clerk was very nice and told me that she would tell the manager and that the manager would contact me first thing the next morning. I never received any further contact from anyone, which disappointed me.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff at front desk was great. Offered advice on eating places and helped with difections. Restaurant food was very good. All in all, I highly recommend this hotel.
Cons: Nope
7.0 Good
Pros: Location. Good restaurant. Good parking. Great staff.
Cons: Climate control was in adequate. Hotel is on a single system. I wanted heat; none was available. Was provided a space heater. All in all, a bit problematic. Room was very noisy because I had the interstate side of the hotel.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Restaurant and bar on sight!
7.0 Good
Pros: Location
Cons: Most of staff seemed unfriendly. Only saw two staff people smile and friendly. Was never explained what was available at hotel. Was never asked how my stay was going or even if I liked my stay. Seemed like most people were just going through the motions.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was super helpful
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Location location location
Cons: It's an older HI. It's been updated, however it's still an older HI
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Shuttle downtown
4.0 Okay
Pros: The staff was very nice it is near downtown although there are many nicer hotels closer to the action
Cons: The rooms are small the bathroom is cramped and the room STUNK so badly I could hardly sleep.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The van drivers were very helpful with information about the area and promptness.
Cons: The location was ideal for my attendance of events at the Drake University Stadium.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast staff was friendly and helpful with tips about the outside snow, one way streets, etc since we were from out of town. The bed was comfortable. I liked that the straws were not plastic at the restaurant, and I like that if you’re tired, you can eat at the restaurant in the hotel, and not have to go out in the cold and snow. Easy read newspapers were available in the lobby. Location was good for my visit, & I would stay at this location again.
Cons: The poor guy when I arrived to checkin was having a coughing fit. Max? He said he swallowed funny. I appreciated that he turned away from me to cough and coughed into the crook of his elbow. He seemed ok the next day. Why was no other employee available that knows how to check in guests on the computer? Clearly, the employee needed a few mins to recover from his coughing fit. Dinner, I had to wait 30 mins because when I arrived early ~5:30pm? at the restaurant, only appetizers were available for order. I waited and the waitress came back at 6pm to take my order, & I ate dinner, but then I could not take the leftovers back to the room for later because there was no microwave in our room. A prior Holiday Inn I stayed at had the same furniture, mini fridge, & microwave; however, at this Holiday Inn, there was an empty space where the microwave was at the other property. I noticed some of the soaps had coconut, which I had to avoid due to sensitive skin, but I brought my own soap just in case.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean! Very friendly hotel staff. Location was great!
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Des Moines - Northwest in Urbandale, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Adventureland and Wells Fargo Arena. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and express check-in. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.
4.0 Okay
Pros: It was close to home and relatively inexpensive.
Cons: The biggest problem was the two mouse traps that were left in the room! In addition to this the cooling unit smelled moldy and when I brought these issues to the attention of the front desk personnel we were not offered a discount.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: It was fine.
Cons: Bathroom is tiny.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Looked nice
Cons: Had to wait hour for room to be clean due lots of late check outs.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was nice and clean and great amenities.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: everything about it
Cons: no
1.0 Poor
Pros: Checking out
Cons: The rude staff hundreds of kids running halls at all hours being loud And when we told the desk they didnt care
9.0 Excellent
Cons: No water to go with coffee maker.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was clean. The hotel was updated and looked good. We didn't go in ther pool but there was a lot of space and the pool was a nice size.
Cons: No waffles for breakfast!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean rooms,good beds,good complimentary breakfast. Hotel manager was very friendly and thanked us for our business
Cons: No,not really.
6.0 Good
Pros: Friendly staff
Cons: My room was extremely dirty and had to be moved twice
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Convenient location. Staff was friendly. Room was fine
Cons: Room size/bathroom on small size for a suite
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The lobby was beautiful! It was close to Resturants and activities too!
Overview Reviews
The Days Inn And Suites Des Moines-Airport is your ideal choice for Des Moines Iowa smoke-free hotels. Great location just off Fleur Drive across from the Des Moines International Airport. FREE 24 hour accessible shuttle with 24 hour notice. All rooms have 32-inch flat-screen TVs, guest coin laundry on-site and vending machines have detergent for them. Days Inn and Suites Des Moines Airport is also conveniently located near Veterans Auditorium, minutes from I-235, Southridge Mall, movie theatre, and shopping with easy access to downtown. If you are interested in a Park Before You Fly package you can call the hotel directly. Free Daybreak continental Breakfast. Property offers free parking for guest during their stay along with a 24/7 shuttle service.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Beds were comfortable
Cons: The first night the wind blew thru the window, people walking in hallway sounded like they were stomping, and someone either outside, beside, or below me had their tv/ music up load
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Usual place to stay due to the closeness to the airport and the park and fly option.
Cons: Everything was fine.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The easy access to the airport!! Wonder, and so easy!!!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The no pet policy. And decent breakfast.
Cons: Just one of the staff, she was kind of grouchy and not helpful.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I really love the Days Inn Very very pleased with everything
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean, Very comfortable, I am so pleased with the genuine thoughtfulness of the staff, Its been a relief during such a hectic time
Cons: No
7.0 Good
Pros: Easy check-in and check-out.
Cons: One of the lights was burnt out in my room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very comfortable bed Rooms are nice size and clean The bathroom 'Emaculate"
Cons: No complaints
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Got everything right! Well maintained, friendly staff, lots of hot water, great Breakfast. Great Location 5 mins to Airport. Nice clean room.
Cons: Nope
6.0 Good
Pros: Wasn't hard transaction
Cons: It wasn't as clean
10.0 Excellent
Pros: How front desk called up to my room when I had a visitor to make sure it was ok
Cons: Bed was somewhat hard
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Great beds quiet room Bfst very nice continental
Cons: maids vacuming at 830am
Overview Reviews
Conveniently located off Interstate 35/80, this Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines is just minutes from downtown Des Moines, thrilling rides at Adventureland amusement park, Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino, and live performances in the Iowa Events Center. After a day of business or leisure, refresh at this hotel with complimentary wireless Internet access, gym, 18,000 square foot indoor water park, water park passes are available with each overnight stay.arcade, laundry and dry-cleaning services, extensive event facilities and catering services. Enjoy a delicious meal at our Castaways Bar and Grill onsite. Guest room amenities include flat-screen TV, refrigerator, microwave, desk and safe. Hot tub suites and handicapped-accessible rooms are also available. Pets are welcome at this smoke-free hotel. There is no charge for children 17 and under with an adult.
7.5 Good
Pros: Beds were comfortable
Cons: Check in was rough. Computers were down and it was crazy
7.0 Good
Cons: It is really hard to find your room. More signs in the hallways and stairs would be nice. Yes they give you a map when you check in but not everyone can run around with a map on them.
7.9 Good
Pros: Nice and convenient. Clean rooms.
Cons: Would be nice if there was a Continental breakfast and it would be a good idea to clean the pool every few hours considering the amount of people that were there.
6.3 Good
Pros: It was a very family fun experience
Cons: There were a lot of things broken such as the bathroom doors did not have locks. We had 3 rooms and none of them had locks on the bathrooms. There were electrical plates missing. Some of the lights did not work in the room just to name a few things.
3.0 Mediocre
Pros: I liked the room.
Cons: The toddler pool section was freezing compared to the adult poolside. It was impossible to even have the kids enjoy. It was also confusing that they don’t offer in room service for food from the restaurant. It was confusing
7.0 Good
Pros: Right off highway, had activities for kids on unexpected stop.
Cons: Needs new carpeting very dated. Back door lock was broke so people could walk right in.
7.0 Good
Pros: Pool could have been open a little longer but loved the shower in my room
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Location
Cons: Beds were overused. Time for new ones
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had a blast. Our room was clean. I didn't see any mold or leaking water anywhere. The beds were very comfortable!
Cons: There was sooooooo many people in the pool area. Which doesn't really bother me but it's just I had my 2 year old in the pool and all the kids were splashing and running around all crazy. So my daughter got scared. Another thing I didn't like is the vending machines only took credit cards.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Water park for the kids.
Cons: The rooms are a little older but not terrible. Water park makes up for it.
5.0 Okay
Pros: My kids were very happy with water park and the arcade.
Cons: First room there was no handle on toilet. Second room looked great but when you shower water soaks the floor. The on site restaurant is not a restaurant and had to order off limited menu at tiki bar. This morning I went to make coffee and there was a COCKROACH sitting on the counter!!!
6.0 Good
Pros: The swimming pool
Cons: The area

Best rooms in Altoona

Overview Reviews
Located in Altoona, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona-Des Moines is in the suburbs, within a 10-minute drive of Outlets of Des Moines and Adventureland. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and express check-in. Planning an event in Altoona? This hotel has facilities measuring 864 square feet (78 square meters), including a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Good breakfast and very clean hotel
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice spacious rooms fit us 6 perfectly
Cons: Everything was great!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was very close to Adventureland. I really liked that the gas stations were so close in case we needed to walk to one. I was really shocked when I seen the hotel have big bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash in the shower instead of small bottl
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel!! Very clean and wonderful staff. Exceeded my expectations. Will deffinatly stay there again!!
Cons: Was told my room would sleep 2 adults. Was hoping for 2 queens as it was me, my teenage daughter, abd my 2 younger kids, but all they had was king rooms available (1 bed) . So we had to share the bed. Otherwise, everything exceeded our expectations!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was clean
Cons: Price was a bit hi
5.0 Okay
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Older and needs updating
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location
7.0 Good
Pros: The pancake machine was very cool, everything was satisfactory, staff were friendly. For dinner, I recommend the Mexican restaurant down the street, otherwise, there is not much around.
Cons: The hotel seemed a little run down. Despite the cool pancake machine, the breakfast could be improved.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hotel emplolyee was so great at front desk..
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Way cleaner and nicer than the reviews led on
Cons: You have to make a dangerous U-Turn to get to the hotel from one direction.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean, updated, and friendly
6.0 Good
Pros: Very spacious
Cons: No fridge in the room
Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack and Hotel - Altoona - Building
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8.0 Excellent (2,259 reviews)
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Overview Reviews
Unwind at the award-winning Prairie Meadows Hotel in one of our 168 rooms including double, queen, king, and suites. Our hotel is connected to the casino, allowing guests to safely stay and play. Take advantage of the indoor saltwater pool, hot tub, fitness center, airport shuttle, and restaurants. Conveniently located in Altoona, IA, just 12 miles from downtown Des Moines.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean and modern. Pleasant staff.
Cons: It was a little spendy...but that was partially due to the fact that we got their late and left early.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was absolutely gorgeous. I loved the front room had a couch instead of sitting on the bed.
Cons: I didnt like that you couldn't lock the bathroom door
5.0 Okay
Pros: Beds were comfortable.
Cons: I was attending a conference and had been told there wasn't rooms available for one night by staff. After searching online found numerous rooms available. I booked a room online while standing at the front desk. The front desk attendant hung her head low as I told her I had booked one on line. I had to move rooms rather than staying in my current room. The 1st room was clean and very nice. The second room booked online was not so clean, smelled horrible. Beds were comfortable, price was higher online. I would only stay in a suite from no on at this location. After speaking with other guest they had similar issues.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Location .friendly staff. Very clean . Can't wait to go back .
Cons: The bed was uncomfortable.
1.0 Poor
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Everything
Overview Reviews
Count on a pleasant stay at Hampton Inn & Suites Altoona-Des Moines. Set just off I-80 in a peaceful suburb, our hotel is perfectly located near industrial offices, local restaurants, attractions and shopping. Adventureland Amusement Park is 2 miles away, Prairie Meadows Casino & Racetrack is a 3-minute drive and brand-new Outlets of Des Moines, offering amazing shopping experience is right around the corner. Reach the Iowa State Fairgrounds and Wells Fargo Arena in 15 minutes, and the Iowa Speedway and Des Moines International Airport in 25 minutes. Each guest room at our Altoona, IA hotel has a 42-inch HDTV, microwave, mini-refrigerator, coffeemaker and large workspace. Sleep well on a clean and fresh Hampton bed®, and stay connected with free WiFi. Studio suites offer a sofa sleeper, wet bar and larger work area – great for longer stays. Begin your morning with Hampton’s free hot breakfast, including fresh-baked waffles, eggs, bacon, oatmeal and fruit. The 24-hour Suite Shop® has your favorite drinks and snacks, and there’s always free coffee and tea in the lobby. Want to dine out? Our friendly staff is happy to suggest a restaurant. Relax after a busy day in the heated indoor pool, or get some exercise in the fitness center. Host a luncheon or training session for up to 35 people in our stylish meeting room with natural light and free WiFi. The 24-hour business center has free printing services to help you prepare for a meeting.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean rooms, staff was very kind and helpful, breakfast had many great options. We really enjoyed staying at this hotel. Will visit again.
Cons: The only negative might be that there was no hot tub in the pool area. But that was a very minor detail compared to the rest of our great experience.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was friendly and hotel was very clean!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms are very spacious and beds are quite comfortable.
6.8 Good
Pros: Breakfast was ok, room was very clean and spacious.
Cons: Somewhat of a larger hotel but with a very small pool and a very small breakfast area. If the hotel is somewhat full everything is crowded.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were clean and huge, including the bathroom. Very very nice!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean and rooms were spacious and bed was comfortable!
Cons: Breakfast was not great
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great staff and great stay. Very clean and comfortable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location, staff, and room size
Cons: N/A
10.0 Excellent
Pros: everything
Cons: pool and breckfast
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Beds
Cons: Breakfast
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel, beautiful room, friendly staff, good breakfast choices
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hotel had been flooded three weeks prior and there was no evidence of damage anywhere. Clean and the staff was very helpful. We were traveling with four kids and the room we had was comfortable. Breakfast was great.
Cons: Hotel is close to Adventureland so lots of kid traffic.
Overview Reviews
Get more value for your hard-earned money at the 100 percent smoke-free Quality Inn and Suites Altoona-Des Moines hotel in Altoona, IA, which lets you relax and focus on the people and experiences you came for. We are near Prairie Meadows, Adventureland Amusement Park, Wells Fargo Arena and Iowa State Fairgrounds. Enjoy such amenities as free WiFi, free ample parking, free hot breakfast, business center, guest laundry facilities and an indoor heated pool. Your cozy guest room features a microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, desk, flat-screen HDTV, iron and ironing board. Also, earn rewards including free nights and gift cards with our Choice Privileges Rewards program.
4.0 Okay
Pros: It was close to our venue. That's it!
Cons: It was in shabby condition. Stains on the bed spread, carpet and chair. Corner reinforcement behind Sheetrock was exposed in places. Just kind of a beat up over all look to the place. It had a very good 8.2 rating. Not close in my opinion.
6.0 Good
Pros: Proximity to Prairie Meadows
Cons: Condition of hotel.
7.0 Good
Pros: The location fit our needs very well. A lot of places to go nearby.
Cons: The hotel is getting a little dated. Not bad for the money.
7.0 Good
Cons: For designated smoking area - a bench or chairs would have been nice
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was very friendly and helpful the breakfast was excellent
7.0 Good
Pros: Location- I wanted to be near the outlets and casino.
Cons: My room had paint peeling off the wall in several places.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Location for Adventureland
Cons: Bed sheet had coffee stains. At least I hope it was coffee Asked for an extra pillow and blanket and they had to look to see if they had any. I took the last pillow and blanket... seems a bit odd as the hotel was not even at capacity
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very convenient to the casino
Cons: No elevator to the 2nd floor
6.0 Good
Pros: The food choices were ok and the food was acceptable. The location was good but tucked back in and hard to locate.
Cons: The pillows were just awful!!!!!!! The bathroom was very tiny!!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The cleanliness is exceptional!! The staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome! Book this hotel for your next stay. You won't be disappointed!!!
Cons: Nothing.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Location to Adventureland
Cons: Pool is small
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Convenient location just off the highway. Great value for the price. Free breakfast.