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Altoona Iowa Accommodations

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The Altoona center is approximately 2 miles east of Adventureland and 5 miles northeast of Sleepy Hollow Sports Park.

As the home of Adventureland amusement park and Prairie Meadows track and casino, Altoona has plenty of fun for all ages. Whether you're traveling with the family, planning a friends' weekend, or on a business trip, this small city offers ample Midwestern hospitality in the Des Moines area. Find out why you should make Altoona your destination. More from this guide...

Altoona Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Altoona Des Moines : 165 Adventureland Dr. Nw 165 Adventureland Dr. Nw, Altoona, IA 50009
  • Inexpensive Highway hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
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Hampton Inn & Suites Altoona (Des Moines) in Altoona 215 Adventureland Dr. Nw, Altoona, TX 50009
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
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Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack & Hotel 1 Prairie Meadows Dr., Altoona, IA 50009
  • Four star Suburban hotel
  • Shuttle from airport available
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Super 8 Altoona 2101 Adventureland Dr., Altoona, IA 50009
  • 2-star Suburban property
  • Free comp. breakfast
Comfort Inn Altoona : 2023 Adventureland Dr. 2023 Adventureland Dr., Altoona, IA 50009
  • 3 star property
  • Access to gym on-site
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Adventureland Inn 3200 Adventureland Dr., Altoona, IA 50009
  • Midscale hotel
Quality Inn & Suites Altoona Des Moines : 2701 Adventureland Dr. 2701 Adventureland Dr., Altoona, IA 50009
  • Three Star property
  • Hotel has 47 rooms
Motel 6 : 3225 Adventureland Dr. 3225 Adventureland Dr., Altoona, IA 50009
  • Low-priced property
  • 2 floors in property
Best Western Plus Altoona Inn : 300 34th Ave. Nw 300 34th Ave. Nw, Altoona, IA 50009
  • Two star Suburban property
  • Comp. Breakfast
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Des Moines Altoona 460 BASS PRO DR NORTHWEST, Altoona, IA 50009
  • Midscale hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
Woodspring Suites in Pleasant Hill 1525 Metro East Dr., Pleasant Hill, IA 50327 ~3.32 miles southwest of Altoona
  • Cheap Highway hotel
  • 4 floors in hotel
Sleep Inn & Suites in Pleasant Hill 5850 Morningstar Court, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327 ~4.58 miles southwest of Altoona
  • Low priced Highway property
  • 2 meeting rooms in hotel
  • Room was clean and comfortable
  • Most guests thought it was clean
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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites (Fairgrounds) 410 East 30th St., Des Moines, IA 50317 ~6.13 miles southwest of Altoona
  • 2-star Rural property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Very friendly staff
  • Fair city hotel
Hampton Inn & Suites Ankeny 6210 SE Convenience Blvd., Ankeny, IA 50021 ~6.36 miles west of Altoona
  • Mid-scale property
  • Hotel has 77 rooms
  • Perfect business hotel
  • Fantastic service
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Woodspring Suites : 6703 SE Bellagio Dr. 6703 SE Bellagio Dr., Ankeny, IA 50021 ~6.57 miles west of Altoona
  • Two-star hotel
  • 105 sleeping rooms in hotel
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Courtyard by Marriott - Ankeny 2405 SE Creekview Dr., Ankeny, IA 50021 ~7.02 miles northwest of Altoona
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • 6 meeting rooms in property
Homewood Suites by Hilton Ankeny 2455 SE Creekview Dr., Ankeny, IA 50021 ~7.04 miles northwest of Altoona
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 92 rooms
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Ankeny Comfort Inn 2602 SE Creekview Dr., Ankeny, IA 50021 ~7.13 miles northwest of Altoona
  • 2 star Suburban property
  • Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
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Country Inn Ankeny 2510 SE Tones Dr., Ankeny, IA 50021 ~7.21 miles northwest of Altoona
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 10 suites
Super 8 Des Moines in Des Moines 4685 a Northeast 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50313 ~7.22 miles west of Altoona
  • Low priced Highway hotel
  • 64 sleeping rooms in hotel
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15046 Baymont Inn & Suites - Des Moines 4685 Northeast 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50313 ~7.22 miles west of Altoona
  • Mid-scale Highway hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00
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4685 NE 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50313 ~7.26 miles west of Altoona
  • Low Cost Highway hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
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Motel 6 Des Moines Ia - Des Moines 4940 NE 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50313 ~7.28 miles west of Altoona
  • Two-star property
  • Check in: 14:00
Quality Inn in Des Moines 4950 NE 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50313 ~7.31 miles west of Altoona
  • Mid-scale property
  • Hotel has 52 rooms
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ankeny Des Moines 2402 SE Tones Dr., Ankeny, IA 50021 ~7.31 miles northwest of Altoona
  • 2 star Suburban hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
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When to Visit Altoona, Iowa

With four distinct seasons, Altoona has plenty to offer visitors any time of year. Planning a summer visit? You can expect highs in the mid- to upper 80s, along with the occasional thunderstorm. Thinking of a spring getaway? You'll find highs in the upper 60s or low 70s, along with frequent rain showers. In the fall, you'll typically encounter highs in the 60s and dry skies, and in the winter, you'll get lows in the teens and an average of 36 inches of snow throughout the year.

Summer is the most popular time of year to visit Altoona, and hotel prices tend to spike during peak tourist season in July. You can still find affordable room rates during this time, as long as you plan ahead and seek out discounts or group rates. If you aren't planning to visit Adventureland and just want to score the lowest rates of the year, plan to visit Altoona in the winter.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Altoona, IA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Altoona

Altoona by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean price trends by star rating class in Altoona, IA. You can use these illustrations to determine the least expensive time period to stay in Altoona throughout the year.

Luxury Hotels in Altoona, Iowa

4 Star Average Prices: $130.33

Looking to add a little luxury to your Altoona getaway? Get a room at one of the best upscale properties in the area.

Treat your group to a high-end stay at the Comfort Inn Altoona, a new hotel with brand new rooms and amenities. Get a restful night's sleep in your spacious room, and wake up to the hotel's complimentary hot breakfast, which includes eggs, sausage, waffles, bagels, cereal, and more. After fueling up for the day, work up a sweat in the on-site fitness center or make a splash in the indoor swimming pool. Head out to explore Altoona's top attractions, including Adventureland and Prairie Meadows racetrack and casino, which offers a complimentary shuttle to the hotel.

If you're in town to have a fun-filled weekend at Adventureland, you'll definitely want to book your stay at the Adventureland Inn, which is connected to the park.. All rooms at this resort hotel include the comforts of home, including coffee makers, mini fridges, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Book a suite for additional space and amenities such as sofa beds and hot tubs. In the summer, have a blast checking out the multiple on-property pools, the swim-up bar, and the arcade. This hotel offers a free shuttle to Adventureland to make your trip as fun as possible.

Just a few minutes south of Altoona, the Sleep Inn & Suites offers spacious king rooms and suites with a wide range of comforts. Catch up on the latest blockbusters on HBO, upload your amusement park photos using the hotel's wireless internet, and make your favorite snack using the in-room microwave and mini fridge. Relax beside the hotel's indoor pool or organize a small conference in the hotel's 1,750 square feet of meeting space. Start your day on a delicious note with the hotel's complimentary Morning Medley breakfast, which features waffles, eggs, and bacon.

Best Budget-Friendly Hotels in Altoona, Iowa

3 Star Average Prices: $119.48

Looking for a comfortable place to stay that won't break the bank? Book your getaway at one of the best budget-friendly hotels in Altoona.

It's easy to save at Altoona area hotels, especially when you plan your stay at the Value Place Des Moines IA (Pleasant Hill). This highly rated hotel boasts budget-friendly prices, over 100 guest rooms, and a studio-style room design. All guest rooms feature homelike comforts, including a full kitchen and free wireless internet access. This is the ideal extended stay option in Altoona, as you'll feel right at home whether you stay for a night, a week, or a month.

Plan your stay at the Quality Inn & Suites Altoona Des Moines, and you'll be right in the middle of the action. This budget-friendly hotel has both standard rooms and suites, and all feature microwaves, coffee makers, desks, and flat-screen TVs. You'll appreciate extra conveniences such as on-site laundry facilities and free Wi-Fi. After a great night's sleep, you can start each morning of your stay with the complimentary breakfast or some fresh coffee in the lobby. With attractions such as Adventureland right around the corner, this hotel couldn't be more conveniently located.

Planning a weekend at the fair or a low-cost trip to the Altoona area? The Econo Lodge Inn & Suites (Fairgrounds) has just what you're looking for, with wallet-friendly guest rooms and suites that feature comfortable beds, free Wi-Fi, movie channels, and coffee makers. Though you won't find meeting rooms or conference space at this hotel, the staff can arrange event space on the fairgrounds, which are right across the street. Don't miss the hotel's complimentary Easy Starts breakfast before you head out to explore the Altoona area.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Altoona

2 Star Average Prices: $88.49

2 Star Hotel Prices in Altoona

Where are the real discounts in Altoona

Why pay full price at your Altoona hotel when you can take advantage of the best group discounts in the area? Senior travelers and AARP members get discounts at the Quality Inn & Suites Altoona Des Moines and at the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites (Fairgrounds). AAA members can save at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Altoona Des Moines and at the Best Western Plus Altoona Inn. Government employees and members of the military get the best rates at the Sleep Inn & Suites and at other area hotels.

Best Value Options in Altoona, Iowa

Want a hotel that has all the amenities without the high prices? Check out these best value hotels in Altoona.

Whether you're visiting for business or leisure, you can't go wrong with a stay at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Altoona Des Moines. This mid-range hotel has both standard guest rooms and suites, along with all of the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. Business travelers will appreciate the 24-hour business center and the 864 square feet of meeting space, while leisure travelers will love the indoor pool and hot tub. Be sure to get your day started with the free Express Start Breakfast Bar, which has cinnamon rolls, omelets, bacon, and hot coffee.

Located just minutes from Adventureland, the Hampton Inn & Suites Altoona (Des Moines) is a welcoming home away from home in Altoona. The queen and king rooms include conveniences such as mini fridges, microwaves, and free Wi-Fi, so you'll have everything you need at your fingertips. Start your day with a complimentary breakfast and chill out by the indoor swimming pool or hop onto Interstate 80 and explore everything that the Altoona area has to offer. You can always grab an On the Run breakfast bag and a coffee if you're in a rush.

Have a fun-filled stay at the Best Western Plus Altoona Inn, which is just minutes from Adventureland. Get plenty of sleep on your king-size pillow-top bed, and then wake up to the complimentary hot breakfast with biscuits and gravy or Belgian waffles. Use the free Wi-Fi to connect with friends and family at home and chill by the indoor pool at the end of a fun day. The Best Western even has a small meeting room that's ideal for family gatherings. With an on-site business center, fitness room, and laundry room, you'll have everything you need right here.

Can't-Miss Attractions in Altoona, Iowa

If you're visiting Altoona with the kids, you won't want to miss a trip to Adventureland Park and Adventure Park Water Bay. You'll want to plan at least a full day to have fun on thrill rides such as the Dragon, Falling Star, and The Monster. Then cool down with water rides such as Heron Harbor, the Caribbean Cruiser, and the Breaker Beach Wavepool. Be sure to check hours and dates before you go, as this is a seasonal attraction.

Just down the road, Prairie Meadows boasts 85,000 square feet of round-the-clock casino action. Play the table games you love, join a poker tournament, or try your lock at over 1,700 slot machines. Check the promotions before you go, as the casino offers plenty of cost-saving deals all year round. Prairie Meadows also hosts some of the best horse racing action in the Des Moines area. Races typically take place on the weekends from April through October.

Looking for a low-key afternoon activity in Altoona? Get out and explore one of the city's many parks. Located on the northeast side of the city, Haines Park features historical markers to help you learn about Altoona's highlights, along with a playground, basketball courts, and tennis courts.

In the center of the city, don't miss Prairie Heritage Park, home to a war memorial, great walking trails, and a fun spray ground where kids can cool down during the summer months. It's adjacent to the Enabling Garden, a unique facility designed for physically impaired visitors by Polk County Master Gardeners.

Don't wait another minute to start planning your Altoona getaway. Book the perfect hotel and get ready for a fun-filled adventure

Verified reviews of the city of Altoona

Below are reviews of the city of Altoona, IA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Nice Trip All Around"
Score 4.0 / 5

Good BBQ food, an amusement park, water park, and a casino.

Melissa B., from 20-Jul-2015
The average traveler rating of the city of Altoona, IA shown above is 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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