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Prairie Meadows Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
1 Prairie Meadows Dr., Altoona, IA 50009-0901
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Altoona
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I arrive around 10:30pm to what appeared to be a typical hotel attached to a casino. I was pleasantly surprised at the clean, modern look of the lobby. The check-in process was prompt and I quickly made it to my room on the second floor. The room was a spacious suite, very modern and clean. A small sitting area, kitchenette... More 

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Westmoreland, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First time at the hotel. Great room large and clean. Next time I am going to get a room so we can see the race track. Races were very fun and the track handicapper was right on. We are not big spenders but we didn't lose to much. Buffet at the track was great and so was the service.

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Marion, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

In town for a visitation and need a place to meet with friends. The Prairie Meadows Hotel was perfect. Convenient and clean, everything was top rate. Though the casino seemed full of smoke, our rooms for smoke free with lots of accommodations.

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Richardson, Texas
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126 reviews 126 reviews
13 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I'll be right up front. I hate casinos and hotels connected to them. However, we were speaking at a conference at this property, so we were stuck. Imagine our surprise to find the bright, quiet --not garish! -- lobby and lack of the smell of smoke throughout the hotel and the conference center portion. Both of the restaurants we tried... More 

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Newton, Iowa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I yet again had to stay at this great hotel. I stayed Friday that sat. I had a room close to the slide/pool. The kids loved it. Great all around service. Food was great. Rooms had fridges and were very clean. This is a must go for people with kids. Staff were so polite as well.

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Coon Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Iowa Bowhunter Banquet was very well catored and being able to stay overninght in a comfortable Kingsized bed made for a great relaxing evening. Security was good and hotel staff eager to help. I fully approve of the IBA's choice to continue using this great facility.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Stayed here while at a banquet Saturday night. Thankful for the group rate because the regular rates are outrageous for this location! The rooms are nicely decorated but they put me close to the elevators near the casino and the smoke just carried up the shafts and into the area. The front desk said it was because of all the... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

A bit of a surprise, as my opinion on casinos is low---no good reason for that, just is---anyway, for an industry event, we stay there so we can have our drinks and wine free from worry about the drive home. I put the rooms and rates on par with a Hilton garden Inn or Hyatt Place; nicely decorated with modern... More 

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Cedar Rapids, IA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Stayed for 2 nights mid January. Hotel and room were extremely clean, with updated furnishings. Bathroom had very large shower. Staff was very friendly. My biggest complaint would be no room service for breakfast....they did have a cafe that offered some appetizers and dinner for room service, but nothing for the morning. Either eat in cafe or trudge through smokey... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I stayed for one evening at the Prairie Meadows hotel with my Service-Dog-in-Training from Canine Companions for Independence (www.cci.org), for business. We were treated with enthusiastic respect, and can have hope that if a differently-abled person finds their way here, they will find the same warm welcome. I'm short of time, but would like to get my thoughts in writing... More 

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