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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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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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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30 reviews 30 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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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
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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11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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34 reviews 34 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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6Team, Brand Experience Team member at Motel 6 Des Moines East, responded to this review

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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