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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   165 Adventureland Dr NW, Altoona, IA 50009
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Altoona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here to attend the Iowa State Fair and it was perfect. Not too far from the fairgrounds. The hotel seemed newer, too. Room clean and beds comfortable. We arrived early and our room was ready. Would highly recommend.

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

Hi susan D, Thank you for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your stay with us. We are very pleased to hear from our guests when they have enjoyed their stay. We hope to see you for next years Iowa State Fair! More

Alaska
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77 reviews 77 reviews
27 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

OK, I take blame for not researching the property more thoroughly but the title (suites?) led me to believe the room would have at least a small refrigerator and microwave because I don't usually see hotels (suites??) in this price range that don't! A convenient location off the expressway allowed us to find it quickly and check in wasn't a... More

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

Hello BirdieAbromovich, Please accept my apologies for the issues with your rooms during your stay. Please know that this is not a "normal" for us. I am sorry you were misled with our name, we do have standard guest rooms and we do also offer suites with the fridges and microwaves. Please let me know if there is something that... More

Omaha, Nebraska
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I knew we were going to have a late arrival so I called about 7:00 pm to let them know we were on our way. We checked in without any problems and the front desk lady was very friendly and outgoing, especially for 2am! We only stayed the one night and we were out the door by 9 am the... More

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

Hi Non P, I am glad you enjoyed your short stay with us! We do have a pretty phenomenal breakfast, we get alot of compliments on our pancake machine. Thank you for the great comments on our staff and hotel as well. We have been here since 2007 and have seen quite a few changes and are excited to see... More

Omaha, NE
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

While we were there the hotel pool's heater was broken and the hot tub was painfully full of chlorine making it pretty much unusable. The breakfast was great; absolutely no complaints there. From a location standpoint, if you're going to AdventureLand or the casino, it's fantastic. If you're going anywhere else, you could probably find something closer. Fit and finish:... More

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

Hi speeddaimon, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback on your stay. I do apologize that the pool heater decided to break down during your stay and also the spa chemicals being off balance. I am glad you liked our breakfast! We hope to see you again! More

Omaha, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay. The A/C unit in our room was a little noisy turning off and on. The breakfast was great!!!! Who wouldnt want to go back for another cinnamon roll! Staff was very friendly at check in and out.

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

Hi BriansMom2014, We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! I agree with you on the cinnamon rolls, they are very hard to resist! We hope that you will come back and see us again! More

MI
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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The staff here is great and very helpful. The hotel, rooms and parking lot are very clean. I only marke Average rather than Very Good is because the hotel feels a bit tired. Nothing that would keep you from staying here, but it may be time for some refreshing.

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

HI MiCowboy, Thank you for the compliments on our staff and hotel! Just to let you know, we will be remodeling within the next couple years and we are very excited about it! Thank you once again and we hope to see you soon! More

Nebraska
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Holiday Inn Express in Altoona was very nice the rooms were clean and the staff very helpful and friendly we arrived early and was able to get right into our room so off we went to a fun filled day at Adventureland park the swimming pool and spa were very clean and stayed open late and open early in... More

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

Hi kat1755, I am happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for the wonderful comments on our hotel and staff! We appreciate hearing when we have met and/or exceeded our guests expectations. We hope to see you the next time you visit Adventureland! More

Nebraska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stayed here for a night and found it to be clean with friendly staff. Breakfast was decent, a nice selection. My husband was disappointed there was no gravy for the biscuits, but otherwise, no complaints. We didn't use any amenities as we got there late and left early, but they looked nice. If it was a little closer to... More

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

Hi dalejr8prncss, Thank you for taking time out of your day to leave us your thoughts on your recent stay with us! We appreciate to hear from our guests when we have done a good job and when our guests leave happy! We are only 4-5 minutes away from Adventureland, so I hope to see you again! Thank you! More

Blue Grass, Iowa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This Holiday Inn Express is near the Adventure Land amusement park, it's just a short hop from I-80 but far enough away that the highway noise isn't a problem. We found the hotel to be clean and comfortable. Also, by staying in Altoona, you are away from the big city hustle & bustle yet only a short trip on the... More

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

Hi Jill J, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback on your stay with us! We appreciate to hear from our loyal guests when we have met their expectations. We hope to see you again! More

Omaha, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

His hotel is one exit away from Adventureland with gas station/convenience store across the street. The beds were very comfortable. The complimentary breakfast exceeded expectations. The staff was friendly. If you are driving across Iowa, this is a great place to stop and stay.

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

Hi S S, Thank you for taking the time to complete a review for us! We appreciate to hear when we have met and or exceeded our guest's expectations. We are very pleased you enjoyed everything about your stay with us! We hope to see you again when you are passing through. More

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Address: 165 Adventureland Dr NW, Altoona, IA 50009
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Location: United States > Iowa > Altoona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines 2.5*
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