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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 5 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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Omaha, Nebraska
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Our family of six, including four children stayed two nights in June. First off, its tough finding places that allow six in one room without spending a fortune and this hotel was perfect for that! Room was good sized with two queens and a pullout. It was very clean and quiet. We appreciated the small fridge and microwave. The pool... More

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

Hi tln331, Thank you for taking the time to give us a good review! We appreciate it when we hear good things from our guests. We are pleased you enjoyed all of our amenities. Please accept my apologies for our staff smoking outside the front entrance. Please know that this will be addressed.Thank you once again and we hope to... More

Galveston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Two children's soccer teams and a birthday party. Apparently this Holiday Inn is the go to place to celebrate. My luck. Friendly staff, rooms clean but blah. Bed must have been about 10 yrs old or really cheap. Uncomfortable. All in all it just lacked the snap that I've come to associate with the Holiday Inn.

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

Hello 1peripatetictraveler, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your stay with us. We appreciate hearing from our guests. Please accept my apologies for not getting a good nights rest with all the children staying with us and the mattress being uncomfortable for you. We hope that you will return in the future! Have a Great... More

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Address: 165 Adventureland Dr NW, Altoona, IA 50009
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Location: United States > Iowa > Altoona
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines 2.5*
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Find a Home Away From Home at Our Hotel in Altoona, Iowa If you are visiting Iowa's capital city metro area, consider staying at our Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines. With comfortable lodging at a reasonable price, you can rest easy in our Des Moines area hotel without any stress on your budget. Business and leisure travelers alike will enjoy the ease of visiting our suburban hotel, which is located less than 15 miles from both the Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and the Ankeny Airport (IKV).Several businesses are in close proximity to our Des Moines hotel, such as Tone's Spices, Barilla Pasta and the Pella Corporation. Our Des Moines accommodations are also surrounded by several convention centers and meeting facilities, including Wells Fargo Arena Iowa Events Center and the Iowa State Fair Grounds. If you are in Des Moines for a leisurely stay, our hotel is conveniently located near many Des Moines attractions, such as the Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino, Newton Speedway and Adventureland Amusement Park. Just a 10 minute drive from the hotel is downtown Des Moines, the perfect place to go for a night out on the town. With an on-site fitness center and an indoor pool, our hotel in Altoona is the perfect place to stay during your trip to Iowa's capital city. Start planning your next trip today and be sure to check out our excellent Altoona hotel deals. ... more   less 
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