$51 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 28, 2014 Check-out: Dec 31, 2014

Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona

1 star
3225 Adventureland Dr, I-80 East at Exit #142A/I-80 West Exit #142, Altoona, IA 50009
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
17 reviews
Motel 6 has stepped its game up!

Fantastic new design to the rooms along with a very nice staff. See full review

  • Jennythejew
  • Dec 9, 2013
plain but nice

The room was as basic as you can get but it was clean and was conveniently located. Had a great... See full review

  • LittleT33
  • May 31, 2014
Motel 6 is closest motel to Adventureland & Water Park and Prairie Meadows Race Track. Casino offers free shuttle on varied schedule. Great indoor pool & secluded courtyard. Select modern rooms offer micro-fridge. Enterance to motel thru Flying J.

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Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona Rooms

Premier
Modern Room 2 Queen Beds

Amenities

  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Activities
Indoor pool
Dining
Restaurant
Services
24 hour front desk
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Security
Wake-up service
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Heated guest rooms
Microwave
Temperature control
Electronic door locks

Dining

Grandma Max Restaurant
adjacent
Big Steer Restaurant and Lounge
4.0 blocks
Applebees
1.0 mile
Galaxy Coffee House
1.0 mile
B-Bops
1.5 miles
Claxtons Smokehouse and Grill
1.5 miles
El Torito Mexican Restaurant
2.0 miles
Fireside Grill
5.0 miles

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (17)

Ratings and reviews for Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
17 out of 17
Amenities:
2.2
Room cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.4

47% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Joey1991
Business
Des Moines
Nov 25, 2014

Not worth the money

Just to high for the price. Did not get what i excited.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Emma's mom 2008
Business
st Paul. ia
Jul 2, 2014

ended up sick

When we 1st checked our 1st room had black mold in the bathroom and by the nite stand by the bed. So we went to the front desk and asked for a different room and they gave us a different room. As i was get ready to leave on my 2 day of staying the i drop my brush in the bathroom and thats when i spotted the mold behind the toilet. I know that i will not stay at this select location again do to the fact i ended up sick from the mold. I took pictureand plan on sending them to corporate so that can see just how bad it was. Not a happy customers.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LittleT33
Business
Bellevue, NE
May 31, 2014

plain but nice

The room was as basic as you can get but it was clean and was conveniently located. Had a great nights rest. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I'm sure we will stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
shouldknowbetter
Business
Longmont CO
May 27, 2014

A dark & starless night!

My experience was one I will never repeat. This motel is so stripped down/modern? that it felt like a prison cell. Check-in staff was pleasant but the room was awful - all hard surfaces. A problem with the phone was dismissed by later staff. I would not ever recommend this place to anyone!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jennythejew
Business
Paonia, co
Dec 9, 2013

Motel 6 has stepped its game up!

Fantastic new design to the rooms along with a very nice staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Eat jethros BBQ

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Review of Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
DNCH
Business
Iowa Falls, Iowa
Dec 5, 2013

Good value lodging

Very clean and comfortable room. No frills. Quiet inspite of location near busy intersection and truck stop.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Sylvester123
Business
Decorah, IA
Aug 18, 2013

Could've been worse... I think

Definitely a bare bones hotel, had laminate floors that were supposed to resemble bamboo I think, but you could see that they needed to be cleaned/vacuumed and washed. There was hair on the side of the tub and the bath towels were the size of a large hand towel. Fortunately we spent very little time in the room other than to shower and sleep. Was very disappointed to see we paid more by booking through cheap tickets than if we would have just drove in and got the room. We paid $96.00 online and the going rate was $89.00 if you walked in.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
stephkneld
Business
Missouri
Mar 19, 2013

CLEAN BARE BONES

This hotel is VERY clean. It does NOT have carpet or a coffee maker, or any other amenities, but is, for the price a GREAT place to stay for under 60 dollars on a Saturday evening. If you are looking for something for just sleeping, and do not need the extras, then this is the place for you.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Long walk from hotel

DO NOT GO TO THE CASINO!!!!!! It was the biggest rip off I have ever experienced. I put in over 150 dollars, and did not get even ONE 30 cent return... EVERY machine just took my money without giving one cent back. No play time at all. Not only was I not winning anything, but there was no other people winning anything either... no bells of bonus ringing like in other casinos. I will NEVER go there again. NEVER.

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Review of Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BDCol
Business
Iowa
Nov 4, 2012

Basic accomodations

I was looking for a clean place to stay and sleep near a retreat that I was going to. I didn't need the pool or even know about it when I signed up. I wish I could have used the pool. The TV was spartan and asking to pay for the internet was cheap. But I would stay there again. It met my needs at a reasonable price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
brown lori
Business
altoona iowa
Oct 22, 2012

great weekend getaway

the room was very clean and parking was convenient....check in/out went fine and the cost was perfect...i would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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