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Prairie Meadows Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Prairie Meadows Dr., Altoona, IA 50009-0901
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Altoona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were thrilled to have stumbled upon this gem. The hotel, although connected to the casino, was completely smoke-free & was far enough away thanks to their large conference area where nothing wafted over. Felt very secure as well. Highly, highly recommended.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Prairie Meadows while on business travel, did not visit the casino and unlike many casinos in other locations (Las Vegas, Arizona, etc.) you do not have to go through the casino to get to your room or restaurants. I really appreciated that! Room was very comfortable and I would recommend.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After hours behind the windshield I decided to spend the night in the Des Moines area. A quick web search sent found Prairie Meadows. The price was very reasonable and I made a reservation. Wow, once I arrived it was a blown away by how nice the facility was. The room was incredibly comfortable, quiet and clean. The staff was... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are a steak lover you must have the ribeye at Al's in the casino. Truly it melts in your mouth. Second floor room allows you to walk to the casino. Very clean and staff was very nice. Will stay again.

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Schaumburg
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel one night. Picked grandson up at college and took him to dinner at AJ's Steak House in the hotel. The hotel was very nice and looked to be pretty new. The front desk people were friendly and welcoming. Had a standard king bed room which was clean and bright. The casino was split into smoking and... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We originally stayed here to go to adventureland but the weather was horrible. Found out that staying at this hotel was the best thing that happened on this vacation. The room was a suite for the price of a regular room in other hotels. The food was great and the service was excellent. We missed the horse racing on our... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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15 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed overnight, as we had tickets to a concert at the IA State Fair. This location is right next to Adventureland, so it's a good location for couples/families visiting the park. The rooms appear to be remodeled recently and are quite nice. The only (small) things I would suggest to fix are : some form of... More

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Odenville, Alabama
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelling to Des Moines area often for business - recently discovered this gem! Very clean and nice - not very old. Good food and restaurant onsite so easy stay if you don't have a rental car. Gambling and horse racing for the off times. I will stay here from now on! P.S. If you are a smoker - they do... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I stayed at this property for one night with my wife as a part of a mini-vacation earlier this summer. We were visiting Adventureland during the day and planning to gamble and watch the horse races at night. We could not have been happier with our stay! We arrived early and our room was not yet ready (which we anticipated... More

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CEDAR FALLS
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We took our two kids and their families to nearby Adventureland, for a couple of nights and stayed here because of previous stays. This kid friendly place offers shuttle service right to the front gate of Adventureland park.

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Address: 1 Prairie Meadows Dr., Altoona, IA 50009-0901
Location: United States > Iowa > Altoona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Prairie Meadows Hotel 3.5*
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