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Prairie Meadows Hotel

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1 Prairie Meadows Dr., Altoona, IA 50009-0901
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North Liberty, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We were there for a softball tournament with other families. I was hoping for more kid amenities but found them to be lacking. Clean, pretty, comfortable. We had a group rate so it was decently priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

I was prepared to not have a great experience here because it's attached to a casino, and I hate smoking. Surprisingly, there was zero, I mean zero, smoke smell outside of the casino. I don't know how you did it, Prairie Meadows, but could you please tell Vegas? The room I had was an executive suite, and was truly one... More 

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Dodge Center, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Very nice rooms, great staff, amazing restaurants all around great atmosphere. Unfortunately the hotel takes advantage when it comes to events such as state fair and jacks the price up on rooms to be unreasonable in my opinion for a casino hotel.

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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We visited Prairie Meadows in August 2015. The buffet was THE BEST we have ever found anywhere . . . even in Las Vegas! The selection was fabulous, including dishes from many cultures. And even more importantly, every item was absolutely delicious. The staff was very nice and attentive as well. I recommend you NOT pass up the chance to... More 

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Mason City, Iowa, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Very clean facility, rooms and event center. VERY friendly and helpful staff. Event center is perfect for large meetings such as the one we attended. Casino is smoking but has several NON-Smoking areas as well!

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Dubuque, Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This was our third time visiting Prairie Meadows. The first time we stayed at a different hotel (which was nice and Prairie Meadows offers a shuttle from the hotel to the casino). The second and third time we stayed at Prairie Meadows Hotel. This was much more convenient and when I feel like going to my room, I can and... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Yes, we stopped there a second time because the first time was so great. We were traveling with our 2 grandchildren, this time. The hotel is very nicely done. It does have a casino, which is a very nice one. Of course, the children could not go to the casino. However, they did enjoy the pool very much. They were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

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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