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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Altoona
Castle Rock, Colorado
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195 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Nice Holiday Inn for this area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

Late night visit in the area. Room was large and comfortable because they gave me the handicapped room. Otherwise all was good. Good bedding and the breakfast area was clean and well stocked. Staff was friendly during our short visit.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Thank mas4467
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LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Hi mas4467,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your thoughts on our hotel! I am sorry your stay was a short one this time. Hopefuly next time you can stay longer and enjoy the area attractions!

Have a Great Day!
Lori
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

Had a nice time at this Holiday Inn Express. We booked a King Suite for the night. Large, clean and comfortable. Had a large selection of channels on the TV. Was easy to get off and on to I-80. The included breakfast was delicious.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Hello 446DavidL,

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your king suite! Thank you for the great comments!

Hope to see you again!
Lori
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Everything you would expect from a HIE. Clean, comfortable and friendly staff. this is a great location that is just off the highway and very close to Prairie Meadows casino. Several fast food choices as well a grocery store not too far. Breakfast was the usual, but well stocked. would stay again if in the area, this was my second trip to the Des Moines area and have found cheaper HIE but paid a little more for the convenient location.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Thank tiamo908
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LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Hi tiamo908,

Thank you for taking the time to post feedback regarding your stay with us! We love to hear when we have made our guests stay an enjoyable one!
We hope to see you again in your travels.
Thank you!
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Brandon, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

This hotel is approx. 6 yrs old and has been taken cary of very well. Rooms are clean and comfortable also the staff was curtious,friendly, and knowledgeable. It is in a good location near the Casino and in a quite area just outside of Des Moines. Would recommend to others as I travel extensively for my job. I stay in motels approx. 120 nights a year

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Brian P
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LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Brian P,

Thank you for the wonderful comments on our property and staff! We are very proud of both of those areas as well! As I am sure you have found with traveling extensively, it is always good when you find a great staff and hotel where you can feel at "home". We hope to see you again.

Thank you!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

We stayed a night while traveling through IA. Room was super clean and comfy. The bed linens were soft. The pool and breakfast area were spotless as well. A lot of choices for the free breakfast, however, there wasn't any bacon or sausage. Easy access, right off the interstate. My only complaint is that it was little pricey for the area.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Family0f3Adventures
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LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Familyof3Adventures,

Thank you for choosing our hotel while traveling through Iowa. We appreciate all the great feedback! We do pride ourselves with having a great staff. I will certainly share this with all of them.
Safe travels and Thank you!
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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

The HIX in Altoona, Iowa is in a great location, as it is on the eastern side of Des Moines, Iowa.
The access to the highway is a mere off and back on type of arrangements which is usually good for us travelers. The people are very welcoming and the facility is clean and well kept however the location needs some restaurants in the immediate area for easy access. There are restaurants within approximately 15 blocks, but nothing other than a convenience store within 5 blocks.
I've have stayed at this location for at least 3-4 times in as many years, my only drawback is the pricing. I believe that they need to adjust their pricing accordingly due to the lack of eateries in the area or build one themselves in all the adjacent land around them.

If there were restaurants close by I would not be writing this review.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Steven E
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LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Steven E,

Thank you for your great comments on our location, welcoming staff and cleanliness of our hotel! We enjoy hearing when we have met and or exceeded our guests expectations.
Altoona is an up and coming community and we have excellent restaurant choices within a few minutes drive. We also hope to see several more closer choices in the future.
Have a Great Day and we hope to see you again!
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Moline, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Hotel was very easy to find. Check-in was fast and efficient. Since I am a priority club member, the clerk offered two bottles of water (not every Holiday Inn does this). Room was neat and clean and very comfortable. Breakfast bar in the morning provided everything we could have asked for.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mary L
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LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Thank you for your wonderful compliments on our hotel! I am glad you enjoyed the extra perk of receiving water for being one of our dedicated Priority Club Rewards members.
We hope to see you again!
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines
Address: 165 Adventureland Dr NW, Altoona, IA 50009-4229
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Location: United States > Iowa > Altoona
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Altoona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines 2.5*
Number of rooms: 80
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 
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