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Prairie Meadows Hotel

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1 Prairie Meadows Dr., Altoona, IA 50009-0901
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The overall experience was great! This is the 3rd year in a row that we have stayed at the hotel. Great rooms, service, and food! All of the staff were friendly and always asked us how are stay was going. I have recommended this hotel to family and friends. I will be going back next year.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been coming here for many years. They have great horse racing and the casino is a lot fun also. The hotel was built a few years ago and is very clean. The food is good, the staff is friendly and helpful. I've visited this place hundreds of times and I cannot remember ever having a bad time. (except when... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a junior suite for a banquet event for the race track. I thought the room was lovely. We hosted a small cocktail gathering and the staff graciously brought some glassware to our room. The banquet event we attended was lovely and the food excellent. All of the staff we encountered were very friendly and helpful. We live... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family stayed at Prairie Meadows for 2 nights during a 3 day trip to Adventureland. We chose Prairie Meadows based on the great reviews. The room was nice and everything looked clean. We spent most of the second day at Adventureland and were gone from our room (we left for the park at 10am and didn’t get back until... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first trip to Altoona, IA stayed at Prairie Meadows intending to get to the races; but, the location is near Winterset, IA, birthplace of John Wayne and home of 6 Bridges of Madison County. As film buffs, we stopped by Winterset first and stayed longer than planned--loved it. Our room was attractive, clean BUT, when Mike opened the drapes,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This was our first stay and we really enjoyed it. We saw live horse races and took the stable tour. Our Junior King Suite was very nice and probably the cleanest room we have ever stayed in. Would not hesitate to stay again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

nice rooms with comfortable beds, coffee pot, refrig. great food, nice selection of slots and exciting horse racing to watch. Can be seen on some locations in the Casino area. We enjoyed the pictures of famous people on the hallways in the hotel

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My wife and I needed a quick getaway to recharge. We went to Prairie Meadows Hotel and Casino and did exactly that. Great place, great people great rooms and we had a great time at the race track and the casino. This definitely was not our last visit there. We are already looking and planning another trip to stay at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is the second time to stay at Prairie Meadows and love it just as much as the first time! We were lucky enough to be there for their 4th of July fireworks - absolutely amazing!! The employees are terrific and there is so much to do. They have a casino, horse track where the races are very exciting as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Stayed at The Prairie Meadows Casino and Racetrack Hotel. I really enjoyed looking at the artwork in the hotel and in my room. The racetrack is very attractive, the color of the building, grandstands and paddocks are very bright and beautiful as well as the architect. Dinner at A.J'S Steakhouse was delicious.

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