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Motel 6 Des Moines East

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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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The room was pretty low key, basics but ok. Cheery orange and yellow, kind of Ikea simple. I was ok with the no frills. However, the bed was terrible. Ter-rible. It was like 2 box springs with no mattress. Are beds supposed to sway like a camel on a walk? The pool was out of order, and the sign never... More 

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Ronks, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everything else in Des Moines near my family was booked up for a track meet, so we found this Motel 6. The rooms seem to be recently redecorated, with fresh paint and faux wood floors (pets are allowed). However, I don't think the mattresses were replaced, as the bed I slept in was pretty noticeably lumpy. One of our towels... More 

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Lansing
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Original reservations for Sat & Sun. Told I could come in Fri. Had to pay separately for Fri night, was told didn't have reservations for Sat & Sun. Showed them my confirmation. Told me would change me to non-smoking room the next day, told them not to bother. Came back late Sat night couldn't get in motel or room. System... More 

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6Team, Brand Experience Team member at Motel 6 Des Moines East, responded to this review

Janis, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We strive to deliver a great guest experience, but it sounds as though we did not perform to our usual standards in this case. We apologize for any inconvenience or misunderstanding that may have occurred during your recent stay with regard to your reservations and key issues. Our staff... More 

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Hammond
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Front desk clerk very friendly. Room were clean flat screen TV little frid. In room bathroom very small stand up shower kinda small pillows are flat needs to be replaced beds are average overall good experience.

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Reinbeck, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

You know what you are getting when you check into a Motel 6 - no frills and usually a clean, comfortable room. The Des Moines East Motel 6 lives up to both of these. The rooms are Motel 6's "refreshed" design, meaning there's not that much to them. That said, the rooms are pleasant to work from, the hotel is... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I booked this hotel totally for cost. Family of four. Arrived and checked in the lobby had dirty carpets and tile. We went to our first room. Room 206. There was blood on the bedspread on the bed closest to the window. I went down to complain with the bedspread in hand. I was refunded HALF of our cost. We... More 

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Riverton, Wyoming
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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