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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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Hudson, Wisconsin
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44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Golden, Colorado
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Des Moines
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Friendly Staff/Nice Hotel - problem is found a another hotel in the area every bit as nice - all rooms with fridge and micro also breakfast 40.00 a night less !! Nice but not worth the extra dollar's...

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

Hi isu1ui2, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback regarding your stay with us. We like to hear from our guests! We do try to be comparable with the other hotels in the area. Thank you once again! More 

Listowel, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Great hotel, rooms were clean and fresh.Very well kept property, friendly helpful staff. Nice area lots of good places to eat. Stopped overnight on our way back from Cheyenne. Would definitely stay there again.. Peter & Linda from Canada

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

Hi Peter D, Thank you so much for the great compliments about our hotel! We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and will be returning to see us on your way back through! We do appreciate you! More 

Howell, Michigan
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The room was clean. Was in a two queen accessible room. not sure why.Check in was pleasant. The staff was friendly and helped with dining options. I did not use the pool ect. The only complaint would be the breakfast. I chose a western omelette It had been overmicrowaved and burnt Tossed it and had cereal instead. Would stay here... More 

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

Hi Rob and Diane T, Thank you for staying with us while in Altoona! We do appreciate it when we hear from our guests. Thank you for the great comments on our staff! I do however apologize for the over cooked omelet, that should have never been set out for our guests. Please let me know if there is anything... More 

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