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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Kevin G Marion, Iowa, United States
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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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Marion, Iowa, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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120 reviews 120 reviews
13 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Altoona, Iowa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Awesome place. AJs is the place to eat. Rooms are excellent. Tell them you want a room on the west side if you want a scenic view. Pool and workout room is great. Like the security of the floors and elevators. You need to use your room key to access the elevators.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Beautiful room. Very comfortable. Clean Haven't been since husband's passing. Staying overnight and gambling was the one thing he loved. He was handicapped and he could be independent and that was so important. Thank you for the opportunity to do this again. .

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