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Fort Dodge, Iowa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Husband and I stayed in Feb 2017 for a quick weekend getaway. The king bed was comfortable and room was inviting. The bathroom was a nice size. Loved the granite for the shower walls! Continental Breakfast had a good variety of food! Fair price, good location. Can't go wrong.

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

Hello! We are happy you chose us for your weekend getaway and had a great time! Hopefully you will have more of these and come back to visit us!

Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

My son and I needed a place to stay for a few days over Christmas that was near to my daughter's home. (She did not have room for us.) this Holiday Inn was less than a mile away and located right off I-80, so it was convenient to many things. We had two rooms, connected, that were very large, very...

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

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to let us know you had a great stay with us! We do appreciate hearing from our guests. We hope to see you the next time you come to visit!

IA
Reviewed January 27, 2017

The entire staff was friendly and helpful. We had a room that faced the interstate, but I was amazed that we could not hear any of the traffic noise at all. We had a large group so we used the breakfast area at times for a meeting place. Free breakfast is your typical fare, a real convenience, but nothing special....

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

Hello, Thank you for the great compliments on our staff! We appreciate hearing from our guests! I agree it can be a little tricky getting in to our hotel with the medians. I do apologize for the inconvenience. We hope that you will visit us again!

Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Reviewed January 4, 2017

The person at the desk was very friendly and accommodating. This Hotel is a little more pricey than similar hotels near by but since we only stayed one night not a big deal. The Beds were comfortable and the check-out time was 12:00 pm instead of the standard 11:00 am which was great for those who like to hit the...

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

Hello, Thank you for choosing our hotel for your stay! I am glad we could assist you with a nice clean room and friendly staff! We like to hear from our guests to see how their stay with us was. Have a great day and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed January 3, 2017

The only complaint I have about this hotel is the extremely bright lights they have outside facing all f the windows. Made it very uncomfortable to even have the curtains opened a bit in the evenings. WAY TOO BRIGHT.

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

Hello, I am so sorry for the lights at night. We will certainly try to position them better! Thank you for letting us know! I hope the rest of your stay was Great!

GREENSBURG
Reviewed December 13, 2016

On my way home from State College, the icy roads put me in Altoona. I was very lucky to find this very new Holiday Inn Express! Lauren and Kym at the front desk were very welcoming and kind. I was thrilled with the modern amenities in the room and it was so well lit and pleasant---as opposed to those dark...

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

Hello! Thank you for the great review and I do hope you made it home safely. However, I do believe this is another Holiday Inn Express, maybe Altoona, PA? We are in Altoona, IA. It is great to hear that you were taken care of by an IHG hotel and great staff. I do hope that you will contact the...

Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Nice clean predictable place. A family is holding some kind of reunion in the breakfast bar area, which is sweet. Keurig coffee makers in the room. We had the king suite, which is spacious and fairly well appointed.

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

Hello! Thank you for making us one of your stops on your way to Williamsburg! I hope you had a great time shopping there! We appreciate your kind words and we hope to see you again.

Casper, Wyoming
Reviewed October 21, 2016

Stayed in motel 6 last night due to unfriendliness at IHG and Holiday Inn in another state. Tried and true IHG partner, we went straight to the hotel, called talked with Valerie, 2.5 hours out, WOW, what a difference. She walked me through the online booking, as i was using POINTS, for this room. Got it done, called her back,...

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

Hello! I am very happy to hear that you had a great experience with us! We are lucky to have Valerie on our team and so happy she could walk you through the process of booking your rewards night with IHG. I am also very pleased that you have renewed faith in IHG!

Lindstrom, Minnesota
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Stayed here one night, room was clean and comfortable, Great beds and pillows. Got a better price without reservation, manager at desk was very obliging. Breakfast had a good variety with ham and turkey sausage along with the normal eggs and cereals and biscuits and gravy and of course their fantastic warm cinamon rolls

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

Hello, We are happy to hear you liked our beds and pillows and our plentiful breakfast! Thank you and we do hope to see you again!

Grove, Oklahoma
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice, comfortable hotel. It is very clean. The breakfast standard HIE, and well prepared and hot. Staff friendly and very helpful...especially in dinner selection. There are not many national chain restaurants nearby, so this was important. Very nice landscaping and clean parking lot gives a good first impression.

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

Hello, Thank you for taking time to let us know you had a great stay with us. We do appreciate hearing this! We hope to see you the next time you are going through Altoona!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines

Address: 165 Adventureland Dr NW, Altoona, IA 50009-4229
Location: United States > Iowa > Altoona
Price Range: $125 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines 2.5*
Number of rooms: 80
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“I actually stayed on the first floor nearest to the lobby. It was still very quiet! They also have a complementary breakfast!”
 of 5 bubbles Megan_9Greensburg, Dec 13, 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to question your rate at this hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles caroljheine, Sep 28, 2016 | Read review
“stay away from rooms by ice machines (some are noisy)”
 of 5 bubbles LeoMD, May 23, 2016 | Read review
“bring ear plugs and you can drown out the heater fan or the neighbors.”
 of 5 bubbles skerf2016, Mar 2, 2016 | Read review
“Not sure but we like a suite.”
 of 5 bubbles xuanlocdoc, Jun 9, 2015 | Read review
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