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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona-Des Moines

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

165 Adventureland Drive NW Altoona IA

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool

Located 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Adventureland, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona-Des Moines is within a 15-minute drive of other popular attractions like Toad Valley Golf Course. This 80-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Outlets of Des Moines is also nearby.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast.


Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona-Des Moines's 80 rooms are air-conditioned and provide coffee makers, free local calls, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 43-inch LCD TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are also standard.

Property features

At Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona-Des Moines, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Free parking is available if you drive. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona-Des Moines

Couples (4) Business (1) Family (3)

first time stay


In town for family reunion. Hotel was walking distance from family gathering, close to casino and race track. Continental breakfast was great...included mini omelets, pancakes, cereal, warm cinnamon rolls, yogurt, etc. It was very clean and never ran out of coffee. Air conditioner was noisy (my only complaint!).

By on Jul 12, 2015


weekend getaway


It was a very nice hotel and very quiet. The heater ran hot and took a long time for the room to cool down to a comfortable temperature to sleep in.

By on Jan 19, 2015


very nice, quiet, clean, and friendly


Pleasant stay with attentive staff. Called shortly after we got in the room to ask if everything was okay. Quiet and peaceful. Very clean and well maintained. Breakfast was very tasty except for the eggs which tasted like powdered eggs but they did offer hard boiled (real)eggs. Also offered fresh fruit and good orange juice. Would definitely stay here again!!!!!

By on Feb 13, 2011




we were in DesMoines to attend a wedding. The motel was chosen because it was close to the casino. It wasn't as close as some, a little past evrything though easy to get to.

By on Apr 22, 2010


fantastic family getaway


It was great. The rooms was VERY clean & comfortable. There was a great breakfast in the morning too. Location was great to get to the Bass Pro Shop & the casino. We are planning our next weekend get away there again soon.

By on Feb 17, 2010


nice place


Easy check-in and out process. Being a new hotel, the rooms were very attractive and modern. The beds were comfortable and there were 2 pillows(soft and firm) for each person. All the common amenities were present(shampoo,conditioner,lotion,soap,coffee,iron and board). The pool was a bit on the cool side, so jump in to get used to it fast. The hot tub was an the smallish side. There were plenty of families so my children had other kids to play with in the pool. Parking was convenient. My only gripe is that our toilet got stopped up in the evening and instead of handling it themselves, the staff just left the plunger outside our door.

By on Sep 17, 2009


nice, simple, clean


Quick overnight stay. Clean, comfortable room. Easy in and out.

By on Jul 7, 2009


new hotel but not ready for guests yet?


I believe this was very close to being a brand new hotel. Hotel is in a good location, just off I80 ramp, and appears very nice and well kept when driving up and checking in. We had (2) separate rooms for myself and my associate. Both rooms appeared to be in nearly new condition and well cleaned. My associate?s room would not lock when closing unless the door was pulled very hard shut. Manager said they would make a note of it. My room had flies in it, very annoying. My room also had problems with the plumbing; low water pressure and slowly draining tub. I really do not like standing in several inches of water while I shower. The conti breakfast was fine with a decent selection of cereals, muffins, bagels, fruit, coffee, and juices. Other Holiday Inn Express I have stayed at had waffles or pancakes which would have been nice.

By on Sep 12, 2007