$81 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 1, 2015 Check-out: Apr 2, 2015

BEST WESTERN PLUS Altoona Inn

3 stars
View map of 300 34th Avenue NW, Altoona, IA 50009-2639

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
25 reviews
Great for my 1-Night Business Stay

The front desk staff was nothing short of EXCELLENT. Very sincere and friendly. See full review

  • TNM2
  • Jan 23, 2015
Perfect for my 1 Night Stay

I had business in the Ankeny/DesMoines area and this was a good location. Hotel was well cared for,... See full review

  • TNM2
  • Oct 13, 2014
Fun for the whole family awaits at this Altoona, IA hotel, just minutes from attractions like Adventureland Amusement Park and Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino. This renovated hotel situated in central Iowa is the perfect home-away-from-home for business and leisure travelers alike. Families love to stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Altoona Inn, as the excitement of Adventureland Amusement Park is right across the street. Guests can also get their thrills at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino (free shuttle provided), only two miles away. This Altoona hotel is just a short drive from Wells Fargo Arena and the Iowa State Fairgrounds, home to many annual events like the Iowa State Fair, the Good Guys Car Show, gun shows, horse shows, craft shows and more. Conveniently located off the I-80, the property makes it easy to attend one of the many sporting events throughout the area, including softball tournaments, wrestling, the State track meet and Drake Relays. You can also visit Bass Pro Shops, auto races in Newton and the Pella Tulip Festival in Pella, Iowa. Business travelers also appreciate that this Altoona hotel is close to local businesses like Iowa Interstate Railroad, Egan Company, Ziegler CAT and various state government offices. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Altoona Inn prides itself on friendly customer service and clean accommodations. Our valued guests will enjoy modern and spaciously designed rooms with cable television, free high-speed Internet access, microwave and a refrigerator. This 100% non-smoking hotel in Altoona also offers an indoor heated swimming pool, an exercise facility and guest laundry. Plus, guests will wake each morning to a complimentary full breakfast. For a trip that is sure to offer something for everyone at an affordable price, make a reservation today at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Altoona Inn! Welcome to Best Western!

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Altoona Inn Rooms

1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,PILLOWTOP BED,40IN LCD TV,MICRFG,FULL BREAKFAST
2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,NSMK,PILLOWTOP BED,40IN LCD TV,MICRFG,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,PILLOWTOP,40IN LCD TV,MICRFG,SOFABD,FULL BREAKFAST
2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,NSMK,LRGRRM,PILOTP,40INTV,MICRFG,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,WHRPL,PILOTP,40INTV,MICRFG,SOFAB,FULL BREAKFAST
1 QUEEN BED
1 QUEEN BED,MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE,BATHTUB,NSMK,FULL BREAKFAST
2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE,BATHTUB,NSMK,FULL BREAKFAST

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Exercise gym
Game room
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Express check in
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Room
Television with cable
Phone with speaker
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Cribs available
Sofa bed
Electronic door locks
Ironing board

Dining

Jethro's BBQ
1.00 mile(s) from Jethro's BBQ, bar/lounge, Steak House, open for: lunch, dinner, barbeque and smokehouse
Pleasant Hill Diner
4.60 mile(s) from Pleasant Hill Diner, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Bianchi Boys
1.00 mile(s) from Bianchi Boys, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, pizza place
Legends Bar & Grill
4.70 mile(s) from Legends Bar & Grill, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, live band on the weekends and lakeside dining
Claxon's BBQ
1.10 mile(s) from Claxon's BBQ, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, barbeque
Village Inn®
1.20 mile(s) from Village Inn®, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Monterrey
0.92 mile(s) from Monterrey, bar/lounge, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
Applebee's®
1.20 mile(s) from Applebee's®, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, bar & grill
Fireside
3.60 mile(s) from Fireside, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, Karaoke on weekends
Big Steer
1.30 mile(s) from Big Steer, bar/lounge, Steak House, open for: dinner

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (25)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN PLUS Altoona Inn

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
25 out of 25
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4
Value:
4.2

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
TNM2
Business
Cincinnati
Jan 23, 2015

Great for my 1-Night Business Stay

The front desk staff was nothing short of EXCELLENT. Very sincere and friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Douglas R.
Business
Piedmont
Jan 15, 2015

Prairie Meadows

My wife and I stayed here for a trip to the local horse race track/casino, Prairie Meadows. The front desk was very helpful and the shuttle was very convenient. The room was clean and I thought a good value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tearcher
Business
Wisconsin
Nov 30, 2014

Nice stop

Stopping on our way to KC. Casino shuttle worked well so we didn't have to drive in the snowy weather.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
TNM2
Business
Cincinnati
Oct 13, 2014

Perfect for my 1 Night Stay

I had business in the Ankeny/DesMoines area and this was a good location. Hotel was well cared for, clean and the staff was great. Would stay there again without hesitation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
kezele
Business
omaha
Sep 8, 2014

foot ball weekend

my daughter and I were going to the iowa state game in ames, all hotels were sold out so we had to stay in the desmoines area. the 25 minute drive was o.k. the hotel is old, but has been updated. everyone who worked there was very friendly. good value, great location for restraurants, even a casino nearby. good breakfast. no complaints

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

the casino was very clean and nice.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
ALZ CARE
Business
FLL
Jun 21, 2014

OK alternative to Prairie Meadows

Recently attended conference. Booked this because of #2 ranking. Nothing special. A place to sleep. Room smallish, but ok. Fridge, microwave & coffee maker. No closet, but armoire. TERRIBLE LIGHTING IN BATHROOM! Comfortable bed and nice pillows. Free bfast and popcorn & cookies "happy hour". Target and Walmart nearby. Across from cornfield and Adventureland. NICE & FRIENDLY STAFF!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
1
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Turkbow
Business
Altoona, Iowa
Oct 15, 2013

Our Bass Pro get away.

Certainly one of the cleanest hotels we have had the pleasure of staying at. This is where we go when we take our Bass Pro Shop "vacation". Approximately 2 miles southeast of the store. Breakfast service was kept full, and we have stayed at hotels where this was not the case. This was our second stay and we WILL be back again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Janet from Holy Cross
Business
Holy Cross, IA
Jul 29, 2013

I would stay again.

Was right across the street from Adventureland Park so very convenient. Staff was friendly. The only thing that was a problem was the bathtub did not drain well so I was standing in water around my ankles to take a shower. When I told the front desk they said they would have someone come right away to take care of it. We were gone for the day so I don't know if anyone ever came to address it but it was not improved. The only other item I did not like is the carpet needs cleaned in the room we were in. I walked around very little in my socks and the bottoms of my socks were black. Other than that the room was very clean and comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Plenty of places to eat close by and even better within a 10 mile radius to get off the beaten path a little.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
lamaschi
Business
lamaschi, Iowa
Jun 17, 2013

Excellent Location and good value

The location was right next to Adventureland Park and Prairie Meadows as well as several restaurants. Also easy access to major highway intersections. Clean rooms, great continental breakfast. Would stay their again, good value for the price

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Iowa State U visitor
Business
Washington State
May 22, 2013

Disappointing...

We traveled from Washington State to Des Moines for my son's college gradulation. We did considerable research on hotels between Des Moines and Ames and saw only positive ratings for this hotel. When we checked in, we were given a double - we had prepaid for a king, They were ultimately able to find a king for us, but they told us that they are not obligated to provide the king room and that in the future the only way to guarantee that we get what we paid for is to book directly with the hotel. Lesson learned. The room was clean enough, but the comforter was stained. We would not go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

We were surprised to find a large casino and race track within a 5 minute drive - it has a hotel!

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