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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I stayed on business and am not a gambler. It is a very clean and nicely decorated facility. The furnishings are modern and comfortable. The staff was very friendly. Overall it was a good visit and I will return. I enjoyed the steakhouse and the bar prices are on par for a hotel/casino. No smells, no bugs, no maintenance issues,... More 

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United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Very easy to make our reservation. We stayed in a Jr. Suite. The room was very clean and comfortable.. Two days before our stay I called to request our room close to the casino because I was on crutches with a broken ankle. The man I talked to said he would block a room in right then and note that... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Prairie Meadows very much. I would have liked to have a Glass/Glass to enjoy my wine instead of Plastic....really? In an expensive hotel? The other thing that would have made it perfect was to have the opportunity to have room service in the AM. Otherwise, everything was very nice. We would come again but i... More 

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I stayed here on my way to visit family in MN. I enjoy playing blackjack so figured I would get some entertainment. The dealers were friendly. I was tired so I decided to go to my room and watch NFL football. I had been watching it on the tv in the players area. When I could not find it on... More 

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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*
Number of rooms: 168
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