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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines

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165 Adventureland Dr NW, Altoona, IA 50009
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Grand Island, Nebraska
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pool was very congested.... Low ceilings, chlorine smell made eyes burn even if you weren't swimming! Other than that, great service, clean and comfortable! Very close to casino and Adventureland. Easily accessible..... Right off the interstate.

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

Hello, Thank you for letting us know about your stay! Please accept my apologies for the issues in the pool area. We are very happy to hear of the great service that we provided as well. We hope to see you next year for the tournament! More 

Iowa
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25 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel was just fine for the night. Rooms were clean though a bit small and no fridge or microwave (we didn't need it anyway) The White Citrus toiletries were nice. The light shining in our window all night was very annoying. Even the curtains didnt block it out. The breakfast was great! Lots to choose from! The pool was... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay with us. Please accept my sincerest apologies for the issues with your stay. Please let me know if there is anything that I may do for you! More 

Clear Lake, Iowa
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although motel is 8 years old it was a great place to stay,check in smooth, room clean pillows were 2 different choices quiet and great cinamon rolls in morning close to casino and restaurants a good value

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Thank jojools2
LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review

Hello! We are pleased you had a great stay with us! We hope to see you again! More 

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64 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here July 5 - 8. Check in was easy. The desk clerk was very helpful and was able to extend my stay without any issues. The room and bath were very clean. The free breakfast entree changed a little every day - which was nice. The dining area was spacious. This hotel is fairly new so it has... More 

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Thank Fred B
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 hotel and staff! We do take pride in our hotel and want every guest's stay to be great! We hope to see you again. More 

Algoma, Wisconsin
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62 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel 2 nights lastweek. Very convenient. Nice rooms. The pool area was clean. The breakfast was great. The beds were very comfortable. The location was good. It is right down the road from Adventureland. I would recommend to stay here.

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

Thank you so much for the great compliments! We do appreciate hearing from our valued guests! More 

Ohio
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58 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel with a group. The rooms were nice, the beds comfortable. The staff we encountered was friendly. The teens in our group appreciated the indoor pool area. The location was good -- lots of good restaurant options within a few miles. The free breakfast offered a lot of options and was good. The suite rooms include... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay with us! We do appreciate hearing from our guests. More 

Kansas City
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Holiday Inn Express was very clean and friendly. The breakfast was good and it was a great location. Lots of places to eat and activities within a short drive. Rooms and workout facility were clean.

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

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay! We do appreciate hearing from our valued guests. We are happy to hear of your great experience with your stay. Thank you! More 

Wood Dale, Illinois
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36 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

This was our second year in a row of staying at this hotel. We love it because it's extremely clean, close to Adventureland, and has very nice rooms. They were almost fully booked so the four of us shared a room with a king sized bed and a pull out couch. We were all very comfortable. Everyone who works here... More 

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Thank Familyof4fromChicago
LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review

Hello, We are always happy to hear of our guest's returning to us! Thank you for your loyalty! I do apologize for the issue with the ac unit and the chlorine in the pool. We will certainly take a look at these. We hope to see you again next year! More 

Evanston, Wyoming
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Cindy at the front desk was kind enough to inform me that I could get a "later-late check out" if I joined the IHG Rewards Club, and explained all of the other benefits in a nutshell. I had checked-in late on a road-trip from CA back to NY. Her suggestion gave me the leeway to get the extra sleep I... More 

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

Hello! Thank you for your wonderful comments on our hotel and staff! I will certainly let Cindy know that she was a huge help to you! We hope to see you the next time you are in Altoona. More 

Sugar Creek, Missouri
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

2nd floor ---happened to be here the same time as state high school track meet---had a great time talking to the kids at breakfast (free) ----cinnamon rolls are the BEST---quiet rooms --even with all the kids---staff was great---very common to talk to and helpful---free shuttle to race track and casino----GREAT PLACE TO STAY

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

Hello! I am so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for all the wonderful comments too! We do appreciate hearing from our valued guests. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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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
Location: United States > Iowa > Altoona
Price Range: $145 - $206 (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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