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Adventureland Inn
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Altoona
Lincoln, Nebraska
Level Contributor
22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“chlorine smell”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I recently stayed at the Adventureland Inn during a convention at nearby Prarie Meadows. By comparison, it was like staying in a 1970's vintage place compared to a 2012 facility. There were evidently pools inside, because permeating the hallways was a strong chlorine smell. The room wasn't bad, but otherwise it was like taking a trip back into time.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

They really need a bell hop. After checking in earlier and explaining that someone was coming later to pick up a key and set up for my daughter's birthday, I was extremely disappointed to hear all that transpired. First, my aunt told them that she was here to pick up the key that was left for her and the front desk told her I was already in the room and to head down. Unfortunately, that was not the case. So searching for the room and going back to the front desk to get the key, the grabbed one of the bell hop carts to start taking stuff down to the room with absolutely no help from the staff (even when somethings fall out). Very disappointed, I gave two stars because the room was clean and the restaurant staff were pleasant. Next time, I'll go to the Ramada.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ty___hall
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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153 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

The hotel is in a great location and the pool is fun for the kids. It is older and the rooms are small, however we were ok with it for a couple nights. The have a good and reasonably priced breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Lovetotravelfamily4
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brewster mn
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

We stayed here because a wedding reception/dance that we were attending was held here. We have to say that our encounters with the entire staff were very pleasant--everyone was helpful and courteous. We ate ate the restaurant-food was good, a bit overpriced for what it was, but good, just the same. The banquet food was very good--the prime rib was primo. Now on to the facility--it NEEDS updating--the whole thing has the 70's thing going on. We didn't find any bugs or anything, but the entire place needs some work--they seem to know that people stay for convenience--and they really don't care, because of that reason. We did not use the pool areas, but some from our party did and their children enjoyed it. This place does not advertise to be a 4 star resort, and I guess if I was planning a family trip, I wouldn't hesitate to stay here. It may seem overpriced, but I think kids would love it.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tami s
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Omaha, Nebraska
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33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

We had family members who'd decided not to attend our July, 2012 family reunion because they'd gotten advice from someone who'd stayed in the same hotel a year ago, and thought it was awful, run down, and just a bad place overall. Because my 92-year-old father was going to make the trip from AZ to come to the gathering, I reserved rooms, but with much reservation. I couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised by the accommodations! Our rooms were very CLEAN, up-to-date, & comfortable in the 2012 JULY HEAT, and I was so wishing that the rest of our family had not backed out! The manager was specifically gracious to our dad, who was given a great main floor room, near the lobby room, and several times the manager stopped us in the lobby to chat, remembering which group we were with. The room we had for our big dinner gathering was perfect, the food was more than adequate, and the staff had been accommodating to the needs or our group, as far as microphone, ability to do a photo slideshow, etc. The room we had reserved was the appropriate size for intimacy, without being overcrowded. We had a wonderful time, and didn't hear any complaints from other guests in our group of 90+. I would definitely recommend this hotel for a large group gathering!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank chan49
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
Level Contributor
27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

We went to Adventureland for two days with young kids, ages 7 and 5, so we stayed at the Adventureland Inn. It is very convenient. The shuttle is nice; our kids got tired so we went back to the hotel both days to rest for awhile. The rooms are average. The air conditioner in our room was noisy and did not cool very well. The pools are nice and since the park does not open until 10:00, we spent time in the pools every day.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Melissa N
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Cedar Rapids, IA
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26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012

We have stayed at the Adventureland Inn at least three time prior to this trip. The hotel is very convenient if you are going to the amusement park as they offer a shuttle. We had a pool side east room and can tell there has been some updates to the room since our last visit. New tile in the bathroom, carpet in the room and overall new furnishing, night stand, lamps, TV etc. If you have kids and don't mind paying the extra price for the poolside room I would suggest it. We did not eat at the restaurant at the hotel but they do offer a breakfast brunch. The lobby and check in desk are in need of updating, new carpet & a coat of paint go along way.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank IowaFamilyof5
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Additional Information about Adventureland Inn

Property: Adventureland Inn
Address: 3200 Adventureland Dr, Hwy 1-80 (Exit 142A), Altoona, IA 50009-1697
Location: United States > Iowa > Altoona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Altoona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Adventureland Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 185
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Adventureland Inn! At Adventureland Inn you will find 185 guest rooms with over 15,000 square feet of flexible meeting space! Adventureland Inn is a full service hotel with two restaurants on site, as well as room service. Our indoor pool areas and courtyards are among the finest in the area, with three pools featuring the only swim-up bar in the Midwest! We are located right next to Iowa's largest attraction, Adventureland and also next to Iowa’s largest casino, Prairie Meadows! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Adventureland Des Moines
Adventureland Hotel Altoona
Adventureland Inn Des Moines
Adventure Land Inn
Adventureland Inn Altoona, Iowa

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