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Motel 6 Des Moines East

2.0 of 5 3225 Adventureland Dr, I-80 at exit #142, Altoona, IA 50009
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Riverton, Wyoming
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is perfect if you are just looking for a place to stay. There is an indoor pool which looked nice. The rooms had veneer hardwood on the floors both in the sleeping area and the bathroom. The floor in the bathroom looked black, almost like it was holding moisture. The mattress was pretty worn as was the towels... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a very nice motel for the price. Room was clean and beds were nice. Kind of odd to have hard wood floors but they were not a drawback at all. The WiFi was not free so I did not use it. Would have been nice to have a cleared walkway from the truck stop next door to the... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Updated rooms, Friendly staff. Will stay here again. This isn't one of the Motel 6-build hotels --they took over someone else's building. Inside corridors, which we like. We got free wi-fi because we are AARP members.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Getting late and looking for a reasonable place to stay we opted for here. The beds were the old flat mattress type which were just ok. When asking why I couldn't connect to wifi I was told there was a charge of $5 per person using it! The room wasn't that cheap. Wouldn't stay here again. No breakfast.

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Bettendorf
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

To be quite honest I didn't have very high expectations for a Motel 6 but we booked this because it was family weekend at ISU and everything else was full. I was pleasantly surprised. The halls were quite smelly, probably from years of smoking but the rooms was fine. It didn't smell bad at all. The room was definitely no... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We were given a "modern" room, which felt a little like a classy hostel - fake wood floors, black granite/white bowl sink, new chairs. For the hotel rate and location (we needed to be in Bondurant early the next morning), the hotel is great. As an overall hotel, it's nothing to write home about. If you just need a place... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Stayed here Aug 5 and was shocked by a rate of $82.00! Asked for shampoo- not available. Bigger bar of soap-Not available. Pen and paper for the room-Not available. Pool- NO. Coffee in the room- Not available. Is there any breakfast in the morning- NO, not available. Juice or decaf coffee- No, only regular coffee. But my room did come... More 

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Ralph, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are sorry for the less than satisfactory stay you had with us as a result of the room rate, absence of amenities expected, cleanliness and AC maintenance concerns you experienced. We invite you to contact our Guest Relations to further address your visit and improve our service for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Motel 6 is a discount hotel, but this hole is not worth the $86...pay the extra 20 and stay anywhere else. Hardwood floors, no rollaway..not even an extra pillow or blanket in the hotel, lucky if you get warm water, room stank like dirty wet dog or some gawd awful stench. Oh and you get to pay for wifi- by... More 

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Tagalong48
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19 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Not much to offer however it's a Motel 6, shouldn't expect much. Very limited television, not even working local channels. Cost for WiFi, very uncomfortable beds, cheap laminated flooring - making it very loud. Spend the extra $20 -$30 and go across the street!

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Martell
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was a bare bones motel. It was clean, no carpet in room, no hair dryer in room thankfully the front desk had one for my wife to use. No shampoo, and no water pressure in shower. No breakfast food in morning just coffee. The staff was friendly, price was a little high for this type of motel. But the... More 

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Address: 3225 Adventureland Dr, I-80 at exit #142, Altoona, IA 50009
Location: United States > Iowa > Altoona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Des Moines East 2*
Number of rooms: 115
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Also Known As:
Motel 6 Altoona
Altoona Motel Six
Altoona Motel 6
Motel 6 Des Moines East Altoona, Iowa

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