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"The room was clean however there was a cigarette burn on the blanket. The only thing provided is a tiny bar soap. No shampoos. The side entrance doors ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 20 May 2019

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Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$44* Per night/room Aug 16 - Aug 17

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Description

Motel near Adventureland in Altoona

In Altoona

You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Adventureland and 2 miles (3 km) of Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino with a stay at this Altoona motel. Also, Outlets of Des Moines is within 2 miles (3 km) and Iowa State Fairgrounds is within 6 miles (10 km).

Free casino shuttle

A free casino shuttle is featured at this motel, along with an indoor pool and a 24-hour front desk. WiFi in public areas is free. Laundry facilities are provided for your convenience.

Free WiFi, cable TV

The 115 guestrooms offer TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and free local calls.

Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.8 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East

Everyone (17) Couples (2) Family (5)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 6, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 7, 2020 by Manager

It is so wonderful to see that we were able to provide you with a superior level of service and accommodations. We would love to see you back on your next trip to the area!

3 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 8, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 9, 2020 by Manager

We can't thank you enough for sharing your rating. It would be an honor to earn your business again on your next travels.

1 out of 5
Room echoed and synch smelled really moldy... Ended up checking out hour later

Posted by on Oct 25, 2019

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1 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019

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1 out of 5
Smell dampness no shampoo floor damp dirty will never stay at motel six again

Posted by on Aug 7, 2019

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3 out of 5
The room was clean however there was a cigarette burn on the blanket. The only thing provided is a tiny bar soap. No shampoos. The side entrance doors had ashtrays filled with water and garbage. Pool was under repair while we were there

Posted by on May 20, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 28, 2019 by Nancy Y.

Thank you for providing feedback. Your experience is important to us and we appreciate you bringing your concerns to our attention. Nancy Y. #Team6

2 out of 5

Posted by on May 12, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 28, 2019 by Nancy Y.

Thank you for rating your stay. We noticed that you did not share your specific experience and we would like your insight on how we could provide 5 Star Service. Please share your experience via our Contact Us feature at www.motel6.com We appreciate your business and look forward to providing you with all of your future lodging needs! Nancy Y. #Team6

5 out of 5
The room was clean. Large, and easy to access for a disabled person. My service dogs were welcomed, and the desk staff even got me two (2) extra ice buckets for food and water, because I had left the dogs dishes in Wyoming... This was my first time in this motel, but I will be back.!

Posted by on Mar 11, 2019

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2 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 7, 2019

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About the Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East

Location 3225 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009

Renovations + Closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East offers its guests an indoor pool, a vending machine, and coffee/tea in a common area. Public spaces have free WiFi. This Altoona motel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 115 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Des Moines Intl. Airport (DSM) (36.4 km / 22.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free casino shuttle

Room Amenities

Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East offers 115 accommodations with air conditioning. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an indoor pool.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 3:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 11:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Guests arriving after 11:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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

No onsite parking is available

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

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; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer

Contactless check-out is available

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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

A credit 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. No onsite parking is available. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. 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; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • 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
  • Car not required
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property does not follow regional sanitization guidelines
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays

Hotel Names

  • 6 Moines East Altoona
  • Motel 6 Moines East Altoona
  • 6 Altoona, Ia Des Moines East
  • Motel 6 Des Moines East Altoona
  • Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East Motel
  • Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East Altoona
  • Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East Motel 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.
  • To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly using the information on your booking confirmation.
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*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.