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Kind of pricey for the age of the Inn. Was disappointed they don't serve breakfast. Overall ok.

Perfect for weekend family get away. Poolside family suite was nice for gathering while standard rooms were good for family of 4 to sleep & located near the pools.

Could tell the floor had not been vacuumed from previous guests. It was dirty, found an earring on the floor. Cracker crumbs found on the floor.

Clean room, great pools, but no microwave and wifi that never stays connected. My kid loves it because of the arcade, toddler game room and pools

Free trolley to Adventureland, great Todd game room, great arcade, wonderful swimming pools. You guys need microwaves and better wifi. Wifi cut out on me every so many seconds and due to satellite tv, when it rained there was no tv.

There was a problem with the chlorine it was so strong it was burning everyone's eyes, and everyone in my room plus our friends 2 rooms got rashes from the pool as well. And the staff had no clue what was wrong. Did say everyone else there was complaining about it as well.

Convenient place to drive to. Adjacent to Adventureland Amusement Park (not reason we stayed there). The rooms are clean, but for the "original asking price," the accommodations were just so-so. No microwave in the room, though it did have a mini-refrig. Nice Kuerig Coffee maker, but only reg. coffee pods, no decaf., no tea bags. No continental breakfast. The one nice feature for families was the indoor water area for kids. The great-nieces had a great time!

The pictures do not match the reality. The pool area is much smaller and less exciting than in the pictures. The rooms need updating.

Clean, spacious room. Courteous staff. Well lit parking.

The staff was rude at the pool. The water was highly chlorinated. The arcade worker was sleeping in the corner when we walked in. We paid for 2 extra wrist bands and only got one. Went back to the front desk and did get another one at no cost.

We took our grandchildren for an over night get away. Oldest one is 6, we had a great time. The hotel has plenty to keep them busy . A play room with video games and a stage was the big hit, although they enjoyed the pool and arcade also. Lots of fun,everything was very clean and staff was very nice and helpful!!

Adventureland Dr Altoona IA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Adventureland
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Within a short walk of Adventureland, Adventureland Inn is within 2 miles (3 km) of Outlets of Des Moines. This 185-room hotel welcomes guests with 2 indoor pools and conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking.


Dining

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

Adventureland Inn's 185 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Free toiletries are also available.


Property features

Guests staying at Adventureland Inn enjoy access to 2 indoor pools, a children's pool, and 2 spa tubs. Free parking is included with your stay. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a convenience store.

Room options

Junior Family Suite

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Pool Level West

Queen 2 | Sleeps 2

Family Suite Pool Level

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Jacuzzi Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Adventureland Inn

Everyone (10) Family (1)
3
Everyone

Kind of pricey for the age of the Inn. Was disappointed they don't serve breakfast. Overall ok.

By , from Des Moines, Ia on Jan 28, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 28, 2019

We appreciate your feedback. While we don't offer a complimentary breakfast we do have our restaurant Spectators that has some great breakfast options. We are also currently scheduled to update all of our standard rooms over the next two years.

4
Everyone

Perfect for weekend family get away. Poolside family suite was nice for gathering while standard rooms were good for family of 4 to sleep & located near the pools.

By , from Okoboji, IA on Dec 4, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 7, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are happy you enjoyed the perfect weekend get a way at our hotel. We love being able to cater to families and hope to see you again soon.

2
Everyone

Could tell the floor had not been vacuumed from previous guests. It was dirty, found an earring on the floor. Cracker crumbs found on the floor.

By on Sep 30, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 28, 2017

Thank you for the review. I will pass your comments on to our Housekeeping Manager and ensure this will not happen again. We hope other parts of your stay were enjoyable.

4

great for kids!

Everyone

Clean room, great pools, but no microwave and wifi that never stays connected. My kid loves it because of the arcade, toddler game room and pools

By , from waterloo iowa on Jun 25, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 29, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your stay with us. We love hearing that you enjoyed the pools, arcade, and toddler room. We will look into the issues with the wifi. We do have microwaves in our Trolley Stop as well as in the suites. We hope to see you again soon.

3

great hotel for young kids

Everyone

Free trolley to Adventureland, great Todd game room, great arcade, wonderful swimming pools. You guys need microwaves and better wifi. Wifi cut out on me every so many seconds and due to satellite tv, when it rained there was no tv.

By , from waterloo iowa on Jun 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 29, 2017

We appreciate you taking the time to post a review on your stay with us. We love hearing that you enjoyed the trolley to Adventureland, toddler room, arcade and pools. We apologize for the wifi issues and will work on correcting this. We hope to see you again soon.

3

too much chlorine in pool

Everyone

There was a problem with the chlorine it was so strong it was burning everyone's eyes, and everyone in my room plus our friends 2 rooms got rashes from the pool as well. And the staff had no clue what was wrong. Did say everyone else there was complaining about it as well.

By on Mar 16, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 5, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry to hear about your eyes burning and rash you got after swimming. After checking with our on property Certified Pool Operator, I can confirm that our chlorine levels were/are within state guidelines. The chloramines in the air are exhausted through our air system but it can irritate people's eyes depending on the length of time someone is within a pool area. We hope that other parts of your stay were enjoyable.

3

a fun water area for kids

Families

Convenient place to drive to. Adjacent to Adventureland Amusement Park (not reason we stayed there). The rooms are clean, but for the "original asking price," the accommodations were just so-so. No microwave in the room, though it did have a mini-refrig. Nice Kuerig Coffee maker, but only reg. coffee pods, no decaf., no tea bags. No continental breakfast. The one nice feature for families was the indoor water area for kids. The great-nieces had a great time!

By , from Lincoln, NE on Jan 2, 2017

Review comment responded on Jan 10, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your stay with us. We appreciate your feedback on the rooms, pools, and amenities. I will pass your comments along to our General Manager about the lack microwaves in the standard and pool side hotel rooms. We hope to see you again in the future.

3
Everyone

The pictures do not match the reality. The pool area is much smaller and less exciting than in the pictures. The rooms need updating.

By on Dec 23, 2016

Review comment responded on Jan 10, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are sorry that the pictures did not match your expectation. Will we strive to show better examples of our property.

4
Everyone

Clean, spacious room. Courteous staff. Well lit parking.

By on Oct 10, 2016

Review comment responded on Oct 11, 2016

Thank you for the review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the clean, spacious room as well as the staff and well lit parking. We hope to see you again in the future.

2
Everyone

The staff was rude at the pool. The water was highly chlorinated. The arcade worker was sleeping in the corner when we walked in. We paid for 2 extra wrist bands and only got one. Went back to the front desk and did get another one at no cost.

By on Aug 29, 2016

Review comment responded on Sep 1, 2016

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review on your stay with us. I will pass this along to the corresponding management teams and will take the necessary actions in retraining our staff. It is reviews like yours that help us train our staff in hopes for a more efficient work force and hotel experience for all guests. We hope that you enjoyed parts of your stay. Thank you.

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