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Motel 6 Des Moines East

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Waterloo, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago 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 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

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Greencastle, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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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 

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Thank mgiese84
2 reviews
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.

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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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Batavia, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

I booked our room on cheaphotels.com. it said there was free breakfast. There was no breakfast. Then when we were getting ready for bed both beds the sheets were stained terrible. Called to get more instead of them bringing them to room I had to go down and get them. The top sheet had cigarette burns on them

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6Team, Brand Experience Team Member at Motel 6 Des Moines East, responded to this review

Brandi, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We apologize for any misunderstanding that may have occurred during your recent stay with regard your reservation and the inconveniences you experienced. Motel 6 standards for quality rest on our promise to offer the lowest price of any national chain by delivering the essential elements of a comfortable room for a satisfying stay,... More 

Wilmington, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Had two rooms for an overnight on the way to Chicago. The reviews I read varied widely, but the more recent ones were getting better. Decided to take a chance at the reasonable rate. We were pleasantly surprised, as both rooms were very clean. This is definitely a no frills facility. Basics only. No coffee in the room. Did have... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

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: $66 - $91 (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 6
Altoona Motel Six
Motel 6 Des Moines East Altoona, Iowa
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