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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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Potosi, Wisconsin
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127 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the only hotel with vacancy in the area. Also the most affordable. Convenient location to I-80, Adventureland and Prairie Meadows Casino and Racetrack. The room was clean, very spartan (not even carpet). TV, mini fridge, microwave and AC . Surprisingly the room was very quiet and served our purposes quite well. Also, wifi for a small fee. Not... More 

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Mc Cool Junction
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They recently renovated this place but it is dirty, low class and has zero services. They charge for internet, have no breakfast, even toast and don't even put shampoo in the rooms. Instead of carpet they used cheap laminate flooring there is a cheap table and a wood chair for furniture. I have stayed at several Motel 6 motels and... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your review. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our award winning Phoenix room redesign featuring wood-effect laminate floors. Please know that the conditions you describe are atypical to Motel 6 standards for quality, and we apologize for the inconveniences you experienced. Motel 6 foundations are rooted in economical practicalities to... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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 

Hammond
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 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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