Settle Inn & Suites Altoona

3 stars
2101 Adventureland Drive, 2101 Adventureland Drive, Altoona, IA 50009
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
76 reviews
Good family getaway

Very good hotel. Nice service. Good breakfast. My kids enjoy the pool. My room clean and comfortable. See full review

  • Damian Puertorrican Boy
  • Feb 10, 2014
Only one negative

It's a Saturday ...hot tub out of commission...at 9 am, they needed to get the temp up 5*.... By... See full review

  • G'ma KK
  • Mar 10, 2014
Homey, budget-minded Des Moines hotel with character-filled rooms
The Settle Inn and Suites Altoona offers 67 rooms, including themed suites (jungle, mountain, vineyards). A stay at the hotel means a free deluxe continental breakfast and free high-speed Internet. Guests also have access to an indoor pool and spa, guest laundry and lobby with fireplace. The Altoona hotel is within a mile of Adventureland Amusement Park and across the street from Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino, as well as off Interstate 80.
Highlights
  • Altoona hotel off Interstate 80 and very close to Adventureland Amusement Park and Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino
  • Hotel offers regular rooms plus themed suites (jungle, mountain, vineyards)
  • Free deluxe continental breakfast and high-speed Internet
  • Indoor pool and spa at Settle Inn and Suites Altoona
Location
The budget Settle Inn and Suites Altoona is located off of Interstate 80 on Adventureland Drive. The hotel is within walking distance to Adventureland Amusement Park and Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino.
Rooms
The 67 rooms at the interior-corridor Settle Inn and Suites Altoona range from single queen, single king and double queen rooms. Select rooms include whirlpools, and some are themed (jungle, mountain, vineyard). All rooms include cable TV, free local calls and free high-speed Internet. Guests can choose between smoking and nonsmoking rooms. The hotel has pet-friendly rooms (fees apply, call for details).
Features
The Settle Inn and Suites Altoona offers a free, deluxe continental breakfast that includes breakfast breads, weekend biscuits and gravy, cereals, make-your-own waffles, juice, coffee and tea. Other perks include an on-site guest laundry and an indoor pool and a spa.
Transportation
  • Des Moines International Airport (16.4 mi/26.4 km)
Attractions
  • Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Adventureland Amusement Park (1.1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Iowa State Fairgrounds (6.6 mi/10.6 km)
  • Iowa State Capitol (9.1 mi/14.7 km)
  • Wells Fargo Arena and Iowa Events Center (9.7 mi/15.6 km)
  • Des Moines Civic Center (9.9 mi/16 km)
  • Principal Park (10.4 mi/16.8 km)
  • Des Moines Botanical Center (10.5 mi/16.9 km)
  • Science Center of Iowa (11 mi/17.7 km)
  • Drake University (11.1 mi/17.9 km)
Business
  • One 800-square-foot meeting room for up to 40 people
  • Free high-speed Internet

Hotel Map

41.659 -93.4874
Area served
Altoona, Harlan, Des Moines
Nearby airports
Des Moines International, (DSM), 14.00, MI, SW; Municipal, (TNU), 24.00, MI, E;
Area description
Suburban, The perfect place to stay and play while in the Des Moines east

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Settle Inn & Suites Altoona Rooms

1 King Bed Smoking
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1 King Corporate Whirlpool Non-S
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1 Queen Bed w Sofa Sleeper Non-S
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1 King Corporate Whirlpool
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1 King Meadows Themed Whirlpool
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1 King Oriental Themed Whirlpool
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1 King Bed Non Smoking
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1 Queen Bed ADA Compliant Non Sm
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2 Queen Beds Non-Smoking
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1 King Western Themed Whirlpool
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1 King Jungle Themed Whirlpool
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1 Queen Bed-Smoking
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1 King Safari Themed Whirlpool
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1 King Tropical Escape Themed Wh
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2 Queen Beds-Smoking
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1 King Vineyards Themed Whirlpoo
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1 Queen Bed w Sofa Sleeper Smoki
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1 King Winners Circle Theme Whir
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1 Queen Bed Non Smoking
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1 King Presidental Bedroom Theme
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1 King Mountain Retreat Themed W
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Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Services
24 hour front desk
Maid service
Wake-up service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Room
DVD player
Television with cable
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Heated guest rooms
Hairdryer in room
Fire alarm with light
Sofa bed
Sitting area
Temperature control
Shower
Iron
Smoke detectors
Bath tub

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.

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Guest Reviews (76)

Ratings and reviews for Settle Inn & Suites Altoona

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
76 out of 76
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
3.6
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.4

70% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Weekender2014fun
Business
Southern Ia
Mar 17, 2014

Great for the Price!

Staff were very very nice. Room was clean and comfy. The hallway smelled like smoke but there wasn't a scent of it in the room. Pool was great for my young kids and jacuzzi worked just fine. You can't expect luxury for a cheap price, but I think this hotel was worth the price. Location is great for casino and/or Adventureland.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
LLK62
Business
Iowa
Mar 12, 2014

Clean, no frill hotel

Clean hotel. Comfortable beds. Furniture needs replaced. This hotel is located directly across from the Prairie Meadows Horse Track. Very nice staff. I would recommend this to a friend wanting a comfy bed to sleep in at a decent price. No frills here.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
G'ma KK
Business
Sioux City, Iowa
Mar 10, 2014

Only one negative

It's a Saturday ...hot tub out of commission...at 9 am, they needed to get the temp up 5*.... By 7pm,still not open....I never saw them check it when I asked....but Sunday morning, it was open ...sure would have been nice to enjoy it!! Otherwise, the staff, rooms and everything was great!!!

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

A casino, across the street

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Review of Settle Inn & Suites Altoona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Super big large family
Business
Altoona, Iowa
Feb 13, 2014

Affordable stay in Altoona

Hot tub didn't work, pool was open, but then that heater broke, so you could swim, it was just very cold. Needed to be in Altoona that day and this was a great location and cheapest place to stay. I wasn't concerned about fancy faucets or marble tile floors. This is my second time staying there if that says anything.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Casino and adventure land is across the street.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Damian Puertorrican Boy
Business
Rochester, MN
Feb 10, 2014

Good family getaway

Very good hotel. Nice service. Good breakfast. My kids enjoy the pool. My room clean and comfortable.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
mommaD0407
Business
Newton, Iowa
Dec 23, 2013

Wasn't overly impressed!

Room wasn't as big as expected, had problems with Jacuzzi, breakfast was good.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Iowa state parent
Business
Naperville, Illinois
Dec 2, 2013

Very convenient to Iowa State

Chose this location as Cheap tickets allowed a search by pet friendly. My daughter from Iowa State met us. When we got to the hotel, they had us sign we didn't have a pet. They indicated Cheap Tickets didn't include the additional things from the hotel website that a dog 30 lbs and under is acceptable but you must move to the smoking rooms and pay an additonal $15 a night. . Cheap tickets needs to make this change. The room was a good value, and the best hting going was the breakfast and convenience to Casino, Jethros and my daughter in Ames. Would stay there again.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Casino has a shuttle.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
IA State Student Mom
Business
Platteville, WI
Oct 28, 2013

Nice hotel

We stayed at the Settle Inn simply because it was the closest hotel with vacancies during Parent's Weekend in Ames. We decided to stay an extra night and the hotel assistant manager was very courteous and helpful. The hotel itself is very nice and clean. I would recommend staying here and I would stay here again. And I would be interested in staying in one of the themed suites next time :)

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

Business

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Review of Settle Inn & Suites Altoona

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ernie123
Business
Iowa
Aug 6, 2013

Awesome time in Altoona

Overall the Inn was very nice. The staff was polite and helpfull. Breakfast was great. Kids love the pool area it was very nice and clean. The only downfall was the cleanliness of the bathroom.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Married with Twins
Business
Columbus, NE
Jul 7, 2013

Kids Loved It.

Very close to Adventureland, Jethros BBQ, Big Steer, and Bass Pro. Looks like a Castle to our 4yr old Twins. Staff was friendly, Breakfast was just what we needed for a good start on our day. Would definitely stay here again.

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

Business

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