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Best Western Plus Altoona Inn

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great hotel with great staff. The hotel isn't anything fancy but it's clean and the staff made the stay so great. Nice breakfast served. Wonderful HONEST staff. We left our wallet and they called us to inform us they had it. They overnighted the wallet. We are so grateful, who knows when we would have realized the wallet was missing!

The staff was so friendly! At breakfast they made sure we have everything we needed, and offered to help to food for my daughter while I was getting mine. Only down side, we got a room with a king size bed, and there wasn't a whole lot of extra space. The was also some mold above the shower head.

Nice, clean place. Warm, friendly, competent staff!

We have stayed there before on two occasions, two years ago and four years ago. They have not kept up with the matinance of the buildings. We had water dripping on us from the room above when we sat on the toilet. Very dissatisfied.

The employees really make this place. Thought I would have problems checking in with a couple of issues I had, but Mary took care of me until my husband arrived. I really appreciated it. Made a bad day better. There were a lot of little touches that just kicked it up a notch. Popcorn and cookies smell awesome when checking in and then a really good breakfast the next morning. Things I would like to see would be a little bar maybe. Then if there was a place to eat within walking distance.

Clean but do not expect it to be a five star place. Good for quick stay, nice staff.

Good place, nice and clean. Nice stay and would do it again.

Hallow sounding floors but overall decent place a for a night. A little expensive for the quality though

Located very conveniently to all attractions in Altoona, Iowa, this hotel was clean, and the staff was great. I will stay there again whenever I am in the area again

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

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.

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

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.

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

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!

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!

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.

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

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.

Ok motel Positives: Clean helpful staff Relatively inexpensive Free breakfast Negatives Towels thin and small Breakfast mediocre Basically you get what you pay for

300 34th Avenue NW Altoona IA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Adventureland
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Adventureland is a short stroll from Best Western Plus Altoona Inn, and other popular attractions like Iowa State Fairgrounds are within a 15-minute drive. This 85-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Iowa State Capitol Building and Des Moines Botanical Center are also within a 15-minute drive of this Altoona hotel.


Dining

Free full breakfast is served each morning from 6 AM to 9 AM.


Rooms

All 85 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect wired Internet, free WiFi, and 40-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other standard amenities include free newspapers, free local calls, and hair dryers.


Property features

At Best Western Plus Altoona Inn, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking and a free casino shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the area. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a 24-hour business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and an arcade/game room.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Best Western Plus Altoona Inn

Everyone (7) Business (10) Couples (6) Family (8) Friends (2)
5

the staff is friendly and wonderful:-)

Everyone

Great hotel with great staff. The hotel isn't anything fancy but it's clean and the staff made the stay so great. Nice breakfast served. Wonderful HONEST staff. We left our wallet and they called us to inform us they had it. They overnighted the wallet. We are so grateful, who knows when we would have realized the wallet was missing!

By on Jul 7, 2017

4

friendly staff

Everyone

The staff was so friendly! At breakfast they made sure we have everything we needed, and offered to help to food for my daughter while I was getting mine. Only down side, we got a room with a king size bed, and there wasn't a whole lot of extra space. The was also some mold above the shower head.

By , from Dallas, TX on Dec 28, 2016

5

va to dsm

Everyone

Nice, clean place. Warm, friendly, competent staff!

By , from Alexandria, VA on Dec 14, 2016

2
Everyone

We have stayed there before on two occasions, two years ago and four years ago. They have not kept up with the matinance of the buildings. We had water dripping on us from the room above when we sat on the toilet. Very dissatisfied.

By , from indiana on Sep 1, 2016

4

employees are great!

Everyone

The employees really make this place. Thought I would have problems checking in with a couple of issues I had, but Mary took care of me until my husband arrived. I really appreciated it. Made a bad day better. There were a lot of little touches that just kicked it up a notch. Popcorn and cookies smell awesome when checking in and then a really good breakfast the next morning. Things I would like to see would be a little bar maybe. Then if there was a place to eat within walking distance.

By on Aug 29, 2016

4
Everyone

Clean but do not expect it to be a five star place. Good for quick stay, nice staff.

By on Jul 16, 2016

4

hotel stay

Everyone

Good place, nice and clean. Nice stay and would do it again.

By , from Iowa on Jun 10, 2016

4

dsm

BusinessTravelers

Hallow sounding floors but overall decent place a for a night. A little expensive for the quality though

By on Nov 2, 2015

5

great staff at a clean hotel!

BusinessTravelers

Located very conveniently to all attractions in Altoona, Iowa, this hotel was clean, and the staff was great. I will stay there again whenever I am in the area again

By on May 5, 2015

5

great for my 1-night business stay

BusinessTravelers

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

By on Jan 23, 2015