After reading the horror stories about this hotel, I was very skeptical making reservations on a suite overlooking the pool. I went ahead and took the plunge (so to speak) and got the last room on the 2nd floor. We arrived at check-in, young man was very pleasant and helpful directing us where to park and on what door to look for. After a short trek from the parking lot, we go to our room and I told my wife to not expect much, but the kids busted in and were all amazed at how big the room(s) was and loved the balcony overlooking the pool. So I guess if they were happy, WE were happy!!
Ordered pizza from Domino's, delivered right to the room (excellent service) and spent the rest of the evening watching the kids swim. Yes it was packed, yes it was loud and yes the older guy working the pool had his hands full but he did a wonderful job and should be commended for his patience with some of the kids/adults he had to deal with. We woke up early the next morning and the kids went swimming again, pool was not near as busy, so they enjoyed it even more.
Granted, the room was a bit dated and I felt like $234 was a bit much (cheaper to go to Minneapolis and stay right across the street from MoA) but everything was clean and everyone enjoyed the weekend. Would we stay there again? Probably not, been there, done that now.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Adventureland Inn! At Adventureland Inn you will find 185 guest rooms with over 15,000 square feet of flexible meeting space! Adventureland Inn is a full service hotel with two restaurants on site, as well as room service. Our indoor pool areas and courtyards are among the finest in the area, with three pools featuring the only swim-up bar in the Midwest! We are located right next to Iowa's largest attraction, Adventureland and also next to Iowa’s largest casino, Prairie Meadows! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Adventureland Des Moines
- Adventureland Hotel Altoona
- Adventureland Inn Des Moines
- Adventure Land Inn
- Adventureland Inn Altoona, Iowa