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"Clean room, good food at Spectators. East pool was great. West pool very cold and pebbles around it coming up. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 28 Mar 2022

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Hotel Description

Family-friendly stay with 2 indoor pools in Altoona

In Altoona

Within a 15-minute walk of the hotel, you'll find Adventureland and Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino. Also, Outlets of Des Moines is within 2 miles (3 km) and Grand View Golf Course is within 6 miles (10 km).

2 indoor pools

This smoke-free hotel features 2 indoor pools, 2 spa tubs, and a restaurant. There's fun for all ages with a children's pool and a playground, and families will appreciate the convenience store. Relax with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max
$80* Per night/room Nov 27 - Nov 28

Junior Family Suite

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Pool Level West

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Suite Pool Level

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Family Suite Balcony

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Balcony West

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Adventureland Inn ratings based on 28 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Adventureland Inn

Everyone (12) Family (6)
2 out of 5
Unfortunately we did not have a great stay. Rooms were unclean. We found an empty pizza box inside the fold out couch and wrappers/garbage in the top drawer of the dresser. Room did not have blankets for fold out couches and when we requested them the front desk said they were out. Hallways were littered with garbage, wet pool towels and other miscellaneous items. There were fights between guests at the pool which resulted in police on site and an arrest. Staff did not step in at anytime, instead telling guests they could not kick anyone out and it was up to the guest if they wanted to call police. A child vomited in the pool and staff didn't do anything other than try to clean out the bigger pieces with a net while patrons continued to swim. No enforcement of wristband policy for pool and it did appear a group of teens not staying at the hotel had come in to swim. Front lobby was so cold staff wore coats, hats, and gloves and did not tend to front desk, but stayed in an office behind the front desk and monitored cameras resulting in long wait times and an appearance of no staff.

Posted by on Nov 22, 2022

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 27, 2022

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3 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 31, 2022

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3 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 2, 2022

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3 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 27, 2022

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5 out of 5
Clean room, good food at Spectators. East pool was great. West pool very cold and pebbles around it coming up.

Posted by on Mar 28, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 31, 2022 by ml

Thank you for the review! I will pass the message along to our maintanence staff so they can address the pebbles and temperature. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

1 out of 5
The heater made a loud bang when it kicked on in my room and there was no hot water in the mornings, the hotel itself smelled.

Posted by on Nov 23, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 3, 2021 by Chris

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We will be using your feedback to improve operations throughout the building. I do hope that you will give a second chance in the future to prove that your experience was an exception.

5 out of 5
Friendly and efficient.

Posted by on Oct 17, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 17, 2021 by Justin

Thanks for the five stars! Come see us again soon!

5 out of 5
The 2 different pool areas and getting to your room was like a maze but fun

Posted by , from Des moines on Feb 7, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 7, 2020 by Justin

Thanks for the feedback! We're glad you had fun!

5 out of 5
It is set up very nice and family friendly. The staff is phenomenal, especially the 3rd shift desk person. I didn’t catch her name, but she was fantastic! If I am ever back in Altoona, I will stay nowhere else. 10 stars!!!

Posted by on Dec 2, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 2, 2019 by Justin

We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We'll pass along your feedback with our staff, so they can celebrate a great guest experience. Come visit us again soon!

Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from November 28 2022 to December 8 2022 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • One of the swimming pools

Guests will have access to the following alternate facilities during the renovation:

  • Indoor pool

During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Property Features

Adventureland Inn offers its guests 2 indoor swimming pools, 2 spa tubs, and a children's pool. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a bar/lounge and a swim-up bar. WiFi is free in public spaces. The family-friendly Adventureland Inn also features an arcade/game room, a convenience store, and room service (during limited hours). Free self parking is available. This Altoona hotel is smoke free.

  • 185 guestrooms or units
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Front-desk safe
  • Game room or arcade
  • Convenience store
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room
  • Dining venue
  • Swim-up bar

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Adventureland Inn offers 185 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. This Altoona hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Adventureland Inn has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

2 indoor swimming pools and 2 spa tubs are on site. Other recreational amenities include a children's pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 12.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-out is available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 12.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Adventureland Des Moines
  • Adventureland Resort
  • Adventureland Resort Altoona
  • Adventureland Inn Altoona
  • Adventureland Inn
  • Adventureland Hotel Altoona
  • Adventureland Inn Des Moines
  • Adventure Land Inn
  • Adventureland Inn Altoona, Iowa
  • Adventureland Inn Hotel
  • Adventureland Inn Altoona
  • Adventureland Inn Hotel Altoona

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.