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Motel 6 Des Moines East

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Dubuque, Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

The most disgusting place I have ever stayed. Room was extremely musty, shower, matress, and window sill all had mold on them (black and green), and our beds never felt dry. The room was very dirty also. Stains on beds, wrappers in beds, dirt on every inch of floor, dead bugs, dust everywhere!! We had to open our window to... More 

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Marion, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a cheap place to stay with no extras...this would be good. With our AARP discount the room ran us $65 including tax. Everyone was very friendly! The pool area is very large and clean....this was the reason we gave it a 3, it was a nice treat for such a cheap hotel! We stayed here... More 

Thank BBQME2
Waterloo, Iowa
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

This is the second time our family has stayed here. I will start with the positives. IT'S CHEAP. The pool is a nice size. The staff tries to be friendly, and if you have a complaint they seem to understand and try to make you happy. Now to the negatives, it's pretty dirty. When we first walked in it smelled... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

I called in advance to see if they allowed pets before I booked on the web. The Hotels.com profile did not say that the place had a pool, or wether it allowed pets, for the price I paid the room was small, even though there were doors to the pool on both sides of the building, only the one on... More 

Thank warmask95340
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

I read the reviews & thought we would give it a try...DONT STAY HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Put us in a smoking room, have hardwood floors in room - STICKY stuff on floor, phone didn't work, bathroom "gross"! Not updated! ONLY plus - Did refund us our money!

Thank Bridget H
Greencastle, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We stayed there from Monday June 27-June 29, we used the online website to reserve our room with a fridge, well we got checked into our room, no fridge called down to the front desk, explained to the "clerk" that we had a fridge on our online reservation and she said well they placed you in a room with no... More 

Thank Robin S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

I'll be honest, this was the first Motel 6 I have stayed at. And for a Motel 6 it wasn't a bad experience. The pool area was great. Definitely very nice, minus no hot tub. The rooms were ok. A hint of smoke smell in the hallways. They don't give you any shampoo so plan on bringing your own. Overall... More 

Thank mgiese84
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

I read the bad reviews and nearly cancelled our reservation. I am happy to say the the room 253 was very clean and staff very helpful can nice. The outside was not clean and the halls, less than clean. It's was good for a night or two. No roaches.

Thank Clayton F
Muscatine, Iowa, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

From the time me and my wife checked in the frontdesk clerk had a attitude claimed no rooms were clean and threatened to call the police on us because i complained about the bad service i recommend this Hotel to no one was gonna stay 2 nights at this property but because of the roaches and bad service we cut... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Everything, every place, very dirty. Trash in our room and the halls. Dirty tub and sink. Bottle cap on our floor and open can in the fridge. Heard their cleaning staff had quit and they were using temps, I wonder why. Management not giving a S---? A bunch of stuff not working, like our phone and smoke alarm – beeping... More 

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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Paid Wifi
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Additional Information about Motel 6 Des Moines East

Address: 3225 Adventureland Dr, I-80 at exit #142, Altoona, IA 50009-9571
Location: United States > Iowa > Altoona
Price Range: $61 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Des Moines East 2*
Number of rooms: 115
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Also Known As:
Motel 6 Altoona
Altoona Motel Six
Altoona Motel 6
Motel 6 Des Moines East Altoona, Iowa
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