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Motel 6 Altoona Ia Des Moines East

3225 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009 US near Exit 142b a on I-80 (~0.4mi)
View Map Reservations: +1-800-760-7718
2.0 Star Property Near Adventureland
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  • Pool hoist on site
  • Free WiFi
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Free casino shuttle
  • Smoke-free property
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Free self parking
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01/26/2022 - 01/27/2022
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Verified Reviews of Motel 6 Altoona Ia Des Moines East

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Poor Experience"
Overall Score1.0/ 5
Motel was a mess; under construction and tons of crap laying around the outside of the buildings. Pool wasn’t open. People were openly smoking marijuana right by the entrance. The hallways smelled like smoke. Didn’t feven feel safe in the parking lot. I would never stay there again!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
12-Sep-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Sep 10 to Sun Sep 12 2021 at a $69.99 average nightly rate.
"Room was nice and clean and conviently located."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Worked Well
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
28-Aug-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Aug 25 to Thu Aug 26 2021 at a $69.99 average nightly rate.
"Worst experience ever."
Overall Score1.0/ 5
It smelled and there was cockroaches we left and have asked for a refund.
(Group coordinator, booked 2 rooms), from US flag
24-Jul-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Jul 20 to Wed Jul 21 2021 at a $81.99 average nightly rate.
"Understaffed"
Overall Score2.0/ 5
This is not a place if your on a family vacation. I would not recommend again. There were abandoned cars in parking lot. It looks like they started renovating and stopped. Mold around edges of tub. Furniture needs updating.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
05-Jul-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Jun 27 to Sat Jul 03 2021 at a $59.77 average nightly rate.
"Disaster"
Overall Score2.0/ 5
Was a horrible experience.
(Group coordinator, booked 2 rooms), from US flag
21-Mar-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Mar 20 to Sun Mar 21 2021 at a $64.99 average nightly rate.

Summary of Verified Reviews

52
Poor

Summary of 959 verified reviews

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Rated 52/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Easily accessible by car and offers nearby parking areas. Room needs to be improved."

WiFi

76/100
7 reviews

"Good internet service. Wifi quality could be improved."

Service

64/100
148 reviews

"Service is okay, but housekeeping is poorly reviewed." Professional and friendly staff at reception, but substandard management.

Location

60/100
67 reviews

"Decent location with good shopping." Easy car access but inadequate parking.

Value

58/100
56 reviews

"Fairly good value for money."

Comfort

36/100
128 reviews

"Generally poor comfort, particularly the beds, and A/C is lacking." Average noise and size.

Room

34/100
315 reviews

"Poorly maintained rooms with subpar A/C, minibars, and kitchenettes." Poorly cleaned rooms and bathrooms with substandard TV's and furniture. Rooms are okay and average sized, but the beds are subpar. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

21/100
209 reviews

"Bathrooms and rooms are untidy." Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Amenities

16/100
94 reviews

"Poorly reviewed buildings and an uninspiring entrance area." Smoking area is not nice. Hotel grounds need more attention.

Rated 37/100 based on reviews from families.

"Great reception."

Service

67/100
30 reviews

"Acceptable and friendly service with a great reception."

Location

62/100
15 reviews

"Location is ok."

Value

55/100
11 reviews

"Fairly good value for money."

Comfort

33/100
33 reviews

"Room sizes are okay, but below average comfort and beds."

Room

29/100
86 reviews

"Uncomfortable beds, run-down rooms, and low rated minibars." Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Rooms are decent-sized but a little outdated. Shower can be a problem.

Pool

21/100
17 reviews

"Pool should be renewed."

Cleanliness

17/100
63 reviews

"Bathrooms and rooms are untidy." Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Amenities

14/100
24 reviews

"Hotel buildings could use some improvement."

Rated 54/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

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Service

63/100
12 reviews

"Service is average, but very friendly."

Location

58/100
7 reviews

"Location is ok."

Value

56/100
5 reviews

"Fairly good value for money."

Comfort

38/100
8 reviews

"Not very comfortable, with poor beds."

Room

30/100
27 reviews

"Poor maintenance and cleaning in the rooms and bathrooms, with low rated beds."

Cleanliness

19/100
13 reviews

"Bathrooms and rooms are untidy." Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Amenities

13/100
7 reviews

"Hotel buildings could use some improvement."

Rated 42/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Friendly service."

Service

64/100
10 reviews

"Service is average, but very friendly."

Room

29/100
18 reviews

"Inadequately cleaned and maintained rooms and bathrooms."

Cleanliness

20/100
13 reviews

"Rooms could be cleaner."

Rated 48/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

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Service

60/100
6 reviews

"Service is adequate."

Room

29/100
9 reviews

"Guests complained about bathrooms and general cleanliness of the rooms."

Cleanliness

25/100
7 reviews

"Rooms could be cleaner."

Amenities

15/100
6 reviews

"Hotel buildings could use some improvement."

Rated 46/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Easily accessible by car and offers nearby parking areas. Room needs to be improved."

WiFi

76/100
7 reviews

"Good internet service. Wifi quality could be improved."

Service

64/100
146 reviews

"Service is okay, but housekeeping is poorly reviewed." Professional and friendly staff at reception, but substandard management.

Location

59/100
66 reviews

"Decent location with good shopping." Easy car access but inadequate parking.

Value

57/100
55 reviews

"Fairly good value for money."

Comfort

36/100
127 reviews

"Generally poor comfort, particularly the beds, and A/C is lacking." Average noise and size.

Room

35/100
311 reviews

"Poorly maintained rooms with subpar A/C, minibars, and kitchenettes." Poorly cleaned rooms and bathrooms with substandard TV's and furniture. Rooms are okay and average sized, but the beds are subpar. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

21/100
206 reviews

"Bathrooms and rooms are untidy." Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Amenities

16/100
94 reviews

"Poorly reviewed buildings and an uninspiring entrance area." Smoking area is not nice. Hotel grounds need more attention.

Rated 35/100 based on reviews from families.

"Great reception."

Service

67/100
30 reviews

"Acceptable and friendly service with a great reception."

Location

62/100
14 reviews

"Location is ok."

Value

55/100
11 reviews

"Fairly good value for money."

Comfort

33/100
33 reviews

"Room sizes are okay, but below average comfort and beds."

Room

29/100
85 reviews

"Uncomfortable beds, run-down rooms, and low rated minibars." Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Rooms are decent-sized but a little outdated. Shower can be a problem.

Pool

21/100
17 reviews

"Pool should be renewed."

Cleanliness

17/100
62 reviews

"Bathrooms and rooms are untidy." Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Amenities

14/100
24 reviews

"Hotel buildings could use some improvement."

Rated 55/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

""

Service

63/100
11 reviews

"Service is average, but very friendly."

Location

58/100
7 reviews

"Location is ok."

Value

56/100
5 reviews

"Fairly good value for money."

Comfort

38/100
8 reviews

"Not very comfortable, with poor beds."

Room

31/100
26 reviews

"Poor maintenance and cleaning in the rooms and bathrooms, with low rated beds."

Cleanliness

19/100
13 reviews

"Bathrooms and rooms are untidy." Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Amenities

13/100
7 reviews

"Hotel buildings could use some improvement."

Rated 40/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Friendly service."

Service

64/100
10 reviews

"Service is average, but very friendly."

Room

29/100
18 reviews

"Inadequately cleaned and maintained rooms and bathrooms."

Cleanliness

20/100
13 reviews

"Rooms could be cleaner."

Rated 47/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

""

Service

60/100
6 reviews

"Service is adequate."

Room

29/100
9 reviews

"Guests complained about bathrooms and general cleanliness of the rooms."

Cleanliness

25/100
7 reviews

"Rooms could be cleaner."

Amenities

15/100
6 reviews

"Hotel buildings could use some improvement."

Review Semantics by TrustYou

Property Description

With a stay at Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East in Altoona, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Adventureland and Outlets of Des Moines. This motel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino and 6.2 mi (9.9 km) from Iowa State Fairgrounds.

Grab a bite from the snack bar/deli serving guests of Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East.

Make yourself at home in one of the 115 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations are provided. Conveniences include phones with free local calls.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Outlets of Des Moines - 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
Adventureland - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Grand View Golf Course - 7.1 km / 4.4 mi
Iowa State Fairgrounds - 9.9 km / 6.2 mi
Copper Creek Golf Course - 10.6 km / 6.6 mi
Sky Glider East - 10.7 km / 6.6 mi
Sleepy Hollow Sports Park - 11.6 km / 7.2 mi
Iowa State Capitol Building - 12.2 km / 7.6 mi
State Historical Society of Iowa Museum - 12.6 km / 7.9 mi
Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater - 13.3 km / 8.3 mi
Iowa Women of Achievement Bridge - 13.3 km / 8.3 mi
World Food Prize Hall of Laureates - 13.4 km / 8.3 mi
Walnut Street Bridge - 13.5 km / 8.4 mi
Toad Valley Golf Course - 13.5 km / 8.4 mi

The preferred airport for Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East is Des Moines International Airport (DSM) - 21.5 km / 13.3 mi

Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, laundry facilities, and a vending machine. Free self parking is available onsite.

Take in the views from a terrace and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and a vending machine. If you're ready for some gaming fun, you can hop on the complimentary casino shuttle.

Amenities / Features

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Minimum age of oldest guest: 18
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Vending machine
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Free WiFi
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Free casino shuttle
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Smoke-free property
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Total number of rooms - 115
  • Number of floors - 2
  • Professional property host/manager
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No elevators
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Roll-in shower
  • Free self parking
  • Terrace
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Maximum number of pets per room 2

Pets allowed (no fees)

Service animals are allowed

Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions

Pets allowed

Misc Fees / Policies

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

    A damage deposit of USD 150 will be collected before check-in.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • A car is not required for transportation to and from this property.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.
  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.
  • Contactless check-out is available.
  • This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of [email protected] (Motel 6).

Cleaning Policies

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Social distancing measures are in place

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Contactless check-out is available

Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines [email protected] (Motel 6)

Essential workers only - NO

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

About Motel 6

  • Economy hotel brand and the largest in the US and Canada
  • Pets are welcome
  • Free daily morning coffee, expanded cable, and free local phone calls
  • Each guestroom comes with a full kitchen with a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, stovetop, and cooking utensils
  • Guest laundry service
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi for $4.95

The Motel 6 highlights above are subject to change without notice.

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