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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines

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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hartford
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263 reviews
113 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The usual amenities for a Holiday Inn Express. Breakfast buffet was ready at 5:00AM which was very nice. Room was clean except for the bathroom. Toilet under the rim was caked with mold and hadn't been scrubbed for a very long time. This was easy to see and is not acceptable per Holiday Inn standards. Next time I'm in the... More 

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LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review

Hi steve375, I am glad we could have breakfast ready for you at 5am during your visit. Please accept my apologies for the cleanliness issue with your room. Please know that this is not a normal for us. Please contact me at the hotel if there is anything that I may do to earn your trust back. More 

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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here after a long day at adventureland. Its straight east about 2 miles. It was clean and modern. It was also in a very quite neighborhood. The pool and hot tub were nice. Overall after a hot, busy day it was a great place to relax.

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LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review

Hi Tim M, Thank you for the wonderful feedback on our hotel and facilities! We do value our guests opinions and like to hear them! We hope to see you next time! More 

Tiffin, Ohio
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73 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was a bit smaller than most Holiday Inn Express rooms and it didn't have a mini-fridge, which seems almost standard anymore. But the bedding and beds were wonderful, and everything was very clean. The hotel is right off the interstate, although not very close to restaurants and entertainment such as the local casino. The hot tub and pool... More 

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LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review

Hi Hungabunga, Thank you for choosing our hotel for your stay in Altoona. We appreciate all the great comments on our hotel and staff. We are very glad to hear you will be returning the next time you are passing through! More 

Hudson, Wisconsin
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45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is quite a ways from the casino, but if you're not a drinker that's not a problem. You're away from the commotion and traffic, which was a good thing. The rooms are nice, beds comfy and the pillows were great. Breakfast was really good, they had quite the variety. The staff was very nice, and accommodating. I would... More 

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LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review

Hi JOJOWIS2014, Thank you for all the great feedback on our hotel and staff! We do appreciate it! More 

Golden, Colorado
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This Holiday Inn Express and Suites was our headquarters while visiting family in Des Moines and also spending a day at Adventureland. We had a good stay; the two rooms we had were clean and comfortable. Everyone slept well and had a good breakfast in the morning. We were surprised that the rooms did not have microwaves or refrigerators. When... More 

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LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review

Hi Carol12902, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback on your stay with us! We do appreciate hearing from our guests when they have had a great time. I am glad we could accommodate your needs during your trip to Adventureland! We so hope to see you the next time you are in town! More 

Moore, Oklahoma
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Nice hotel located right off the interstate. It's close to Adventureland and other attractions around the Des Moines area. We have stayed here twice and always enjoy our stay here. The hotel staff is friendly, rooms are spacious & clean, the beds are comfortable, breakfast is good with a lot of food choices, and the pool and hot tub are... More 

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LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review

Hi Soupie S, I am very happy to hear that you had a great stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to let us know. I am sorry you went outside to get access to the pool though! If you had come to the front desk, we would have gave you access to the pool. Thank you for... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights here while visiting the area. Staff was excellent, gave ideas for attractions and restaurants...even gave us a map of down Des Moines with attractions and restaurants listed. Room was clean and nice. We used the pool and weight room, and daily breakfast. Everything was great. Checkout was a breeze. Our room overlooked the interestate but we... More 

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LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review

Hi RoseMadder2010, Thank you for the wonderful review you posted for us! We do appreciate hearing when we have met and/or exceeded our guests expectations! We hope to see you again! More 

Lafayette, Louisiana
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197 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A little off the beaten path, but this is a good choice when all the motels along Interstate 35 are filled. This property is right off Interstate 80, near the Adventureland complex. It is a relatively new hotel, and I found the public areas, as well as the rooms, to have a spacious feel, although I suspect the square footage,... More 

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LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review

Hi shetlandskid Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback on your stay with us! We do appreciate hearing from our guests. We are very pleased you had a great experience with us and we hope to see you again in your travels! More 

Big Rock, Illinois
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49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We have stayed in better Holiday Inns. We had a suite but I think it was sub-standard. Place was clean, beds a bit soft and air blowing on you all night. Breakfast was pretty good but not exceptional. On the pricey side for what you get

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LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review

Hi xuanlocdoc, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback on your stay with us. We appreciate hearing from our valued guests! Please let me know if there is anything that we could have done to make your stay better! More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My family, including 2 12 yr olds, stayed here May 23 for one night. It was close to Adventureland (the purpose of our trip), restaurants and shopping. The front desk staff was very friendly and accommodating, the free breakfast was hot and abundant, and the pool was great for the kids. The workout room was connected to the pool by... More 

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LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review

Hi Colleen L, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay with us! We appreciate hearing when we have met and/or exceeded our guests expectations. It sounds like you had a great time with your family. Adventureland is great place for a family outing! We hope to see the next time you go! More 

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