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4.3 out of 5

"Very clean and updated, nice rooms ,plenty of places to eat and drink. " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 14 Mar 2020

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Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$72* Per night/room Aug 23 - Aug 24

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Adventureland

In Altoona

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

Casino, indoor pool

A casino, 2 restaurants, and an indoor pool are all featured at this hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Unwind with a drink at one of the 4 bars/lounges and enjoy free perks like free self parking and a theme park shuttle.

Free Internet, flat-screen TVs

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 168 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Room service, free bottled water, and hair dryers are also available.

Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel

Everyone (10) Couples (3) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Very clean and updated, nice rooms ,plenty of places to eat and drink.

Posted by , from Ia on Mar 14, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 16, 2020 by Tresa

Thank you for your review. I am glad you found our property clean and updated. We look forward to your next stay.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 22, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 24, 2020 by PM Management

Thank you for staying with us.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 5, 2020

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Jan 6, 2020 by PM Management

Thank you for staying with us.

3 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 15, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 19, 2019 by PM Management

Thank you for staying with us.

4 out of 5
The hotel front desk agents are unfriendly and not professional.

Posted by on Oct 14, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 23, 2019 by PM Management

Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding our staff. I am sorry to hear that you had an unpleasant interaction with our front desk staff. I would like to know more about your experience if you could contact me directly so we can address your specific issues so it does not occur in the future.

3 out of 5
We have been for several years. It seems each year it is more expensive and a little less for your $.

Posted by on Sep 3, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 4, 2019 by PM Staff

I would personally like to thank you for providing feedback regarding your recent stay. Your feedback is greatly appreciated as we like hearing from guest like you. We will forward your comment on to the appropriate management staff. We do hope you come back and try us again.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 12, 2019

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Aug 16, 2019 by PM Management

Thank you for staying with us. We look forward to your next stay.

4 out of 5
Beautiful facility. Room was about 7 of 10 for cleanliness

Posted by on Jul 17, 2019

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Jul 17, 2019 by PM Management

Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback.

5 out of 5

Posted by on May 11, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 13, 2019 by PM Manager

Thank you for visiting us. We look forward to your next stay.

4 out of 5
Reasonably priced. Enjoyed being located in walking distance to casino and horse track.

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 6, 2018 by Tresa

Thank you for staying with us. We look forward to your next stay.

About the Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel

Location 1 Prairie Meadows Drive, Altoona, IA 50009

Property Features

Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel offers its guests an indoor pool and a fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 4 bars/lounges. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Event space at this hotel measures 34000 square feet (3159 square meters) and includes a conference center. A casino, tour/ticket assistance, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Altoona hotel.

  • 168 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 4 bars or lounges
  • 34000 sq ft of conference space
  • 3159 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2012
  • Casino
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Des Moines Intl. Airport (DSM) (22.1 km / 13.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free theme park shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel offers 168 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. This Altoona hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 7 AM to 10:30 AM and on weekends from 7 AM to 1 PM.

AJs Steakhouse - This steakhouse specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Triple Crown Eatery - This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center.

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.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • 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 10.0 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 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

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

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and lunch

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. 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.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and lunch.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • 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 not available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • 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
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 50.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8.95 and USD 13.95 for adults, USD 4.95 and USD 6.95 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 10.00 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

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

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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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*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.