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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/Accommodations

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Altoona Des Moines : 165 Adventureland Dr. Nw
+1-888-389-4121
165 Adventureland Dr. Nw, Altoona, IA 50009
  • Two star Highway property
  • 15 suites in hotel
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Altoona (Des Moines)
+1-888-675-2083
215 Adventureland Dr. Nw, Altoona, IA 50009
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 90 rooms
Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack & Hotel
+1-800-716-8490
1 Prairie Meadows Dr., Altoona, IA 50009
  • Four-star Suburban hotel
  • Shuttle from airport available
From$124
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
La Quinta by Wyndham Altoona Des Moines in Altoona
+1-800-805-5223
1785 11th St. Nw, Altoona, IA 50009
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • 14 suites in hotel
Super 8 Altoona : 2101 Adventureland Dr.
+1-888-965-1860
2101 Adventureland Dr., Altoona, IA 50009
  • Cheap Suburban property
  • 3 floors in hotel
From$52
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
My Place - Altoona
+1-888-788-5576
2315 Adventureland Dr., Altoona, IA 50009
  • Two star Highway hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
Comfort Inn Altoona : 2023 Adventureland Dr.
+1-888-897-9207
2023 Adventureland Dr., Altoona, IA 50009
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 pm
Adventureland Inn
+1-888-311-4278
3200 Adventureland Dr., Altoona, IA 50009
  • 3 star hotel
Quality Inn & Suites Altoona Des Moines : 2701 Adventureland Dr.
+1-888-469-4795
2701 Adventureland Dr., Altoona, IA 50009
  • Affordable hotel
  • Free breakfast available
Motel 6 E Des Moines Altoona Ia #1420
+1-888-734-9421
3225 Adventureland Dr., ALTOONA, IOWA 50009
  • Cheap hotel
Best Western Plus Altoona Inn
+1-888-841-5292
300 34th Ave. Nw, Altoona, IA 50009-2639
  • Inexpensive Suburban hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
Fairfield Inn & Suites Des Moines Altoona : 460 BASS PRO DR NORTHWEST
+1-888-455-5160
460 BASS PRO DR NORTHWEST, Altoona, IA 50009
  • Affordable property
  • Check in time: 15:00
Hyatt Place Altoona Des Moines
+1-888-965-8297
480 Bass Pro Dr. Nw, Altoona, IA 50009
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
Woodspring Suites in Pleasant Hill
+1-888-906-6358
1525 Metro East Dr., Pleasant Hill, IA 50327 Website ~3.32 miles southwest of Altoona
  • Two star Highway property
  • Hotel has 105 rooms
From$30
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Sleep Inn & Suites
+1-888-749-6785
5850 Morningstar Court, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327 ~4.58 miles southwest of Altoona
  • Economical Highway property
  • Check in time: 3:00 pm
  • Location is great
  • World class service
From$99
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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites (Fairgrounds) : 410 East 30th St.
+1-888-878-9982
410 East 30th St., Des Moines, IA 50317 ~6.13 miles southwest of Altoona
  • Inexpensive Rural property
  • 3 floors in property
  • Rather comfortable
  • Rooms are ok
Hampton Inn & Suites Ankeny in Ankeny
+1-888-389-4485
6210 SE Convenience Blvd., Ankeny, IA 50021 ~6.36 miles west of Altoona
  • Midscale property
  • 24 suites in property
  • Beds were acceptable for 69%
  • Great reception and friendly service, with quiet rooms
From$100
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Woodspring Suites
+1-888-389-4121
6703 SE Bellagio Dr., Ankeny, IA 50021 Website ~6.57 miles west of Altoona
  • Cheap property
  • Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Courtyard by Marriott : 2405 SE Creekview Dr.
+1-888-675-2083
2405 SE Creekview Dr., Ankeny, IA 50021 ~7.02 miles northwest of Altoona
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • Hotel has 119 rooms
Homewood Suites by Hilton Ankeny in Ankeny
+1-800-716-8490
2455 SE Creekview Dr., Ankeny, IA 50021 ~7.04 miles northwest of Altoona
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 4 floors
Ankeny Comfort Inn in Ankeny
+1-800-805-5223
2602 SE Creekview Dr., Ankeny, IA 50021 ~7.13 miles northwest of Altoona
  • Low Cost Suburban hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 p.m.
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Ankeny Ia in Ankeny
+1-888-965-1860
2510 SE Tones Dr., Ankeny, IA 50021 ~7.15 miles northwest of Altoona
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Free comp. breakfast
From$116
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My Place Hotels - Ankeny
+1-888-788-5576
2506 SE Tones Dr., Ankeny, IA 50021 ~7.16 miles northwest of Altoona
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • 46 sleeping rooms in hotel
BW Premier Ankeny Hotel
+1-888-897-9207
2502 SE Tones Dr., Ankeny, IA 50021-8860 ~7.21 miles northwest of Altoona
  • Three Star Highway hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
Baymont Inn & Suites North
+1-888-311-4278
4685 NE 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50313 ~7.22 miles west of Altoona
  • Low-priced Highway property
  • Hotel has 5 suites
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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: $137.95

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: $119.91

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: $91.21

2 Star Hotel Prices in Altoona

Best Hotel Discounts in Altoona, Iowa

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

FAQs about hotels in Altoona

What are the top reviewed hotels in Altoona?

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Altoona (Des Moines), Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack & Hotel and My Place are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most high-end hotels in Altoona?

Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack & Hotel, Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown and Hilton Des Moines Downtown are the top 3 luxury hotels near Altoona city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Altoona?

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Altoona Des Moines, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Altoona (Des Moines), and Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack & Hotel are the properties closest to Altoona city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Altoona cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Altoona can be as cheap as $91.21 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Altoona cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Altoona has been $119.91 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a higher-end hotel in Altoona cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Altoona has been $137.95 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in Altoona?

Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack & Hotel, My Place and My Place Hotels are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Marriott hotels in Altoona?

Fairfield Inn & Suites Des Moines Altoona, Courtyard by Marriott and Fairfield Inn & Suites Ankeny are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the most popular Choice Hotels branded hotels in Altoona?

Comfort Inn Altoona, Sleep Inn Ankeny Des Moines and Woodspring Suites are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular Best Western hotels in Altoona?

BW Premier Ankeny Hotel and Best Western Plus Altoona Inn are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the most popular IHG hotels in Altoona?

Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Altoona Des Moines and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ankeny Des Moines are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Verified reviews of the city of Altoona

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

"Great Stay!"
Score 4.0 / 5

A great location for our family reunion and golf outing.

Dave L., from 23-Jul-2018
"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 2 reviews
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