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Great

We weren’t aware the pool was closed until after a non refundable room was booked….had a handicapped room….only one food facility open ….we had no choice but to go to the more expensive option….would not go back ….rules way more strict than the other casinos in the state

Mostly shut down due to COVID

Hotel room was very close to the casino. Very nice hotel, very nice staff. BIG loser at table and slots, had to go home after one day.

Hotel/casino APPEARS to be nice; aesthetics are there, staff was nice, rooms are spacious, no bugs ... but ... BEDS ARE HORRIBLE! feels like you’re sleeping on an old cars bench seat! Rooms are deceiving, finishes show lack of proper maintenance. Casino pays NO and I mean NO dividends to players, food at AJs steakhouse is made to look pretty but their signature ribs are slathered in a tomato based ketchup sauce, but they sure do come out looking pretty, wait staff is again pleasant. So long story short, didn’t sleep, has the potential to be a pretty nice place, especially because the live horse racing is cool

This hotel exceeded my expectations. Not only are the accommodations beautiful, the staff very friendly, we also felt very safe. The hotel has done a great job to keep guests protected based on Covid regulations through temperature checks, signage and cleanliness.

It was very nice, clean and friendly staff welcoming atmosphere

The hotel was nice. We had good clean rooms and the staff was very polite.

For the most part loved my stay. The security guards going in to and out of the casino seemed unnecessarily standoff-ish.

things were good, front desk clerk was great a good stay

The only complaint i have is that they need closer elevators to your room and alot better instructions on how to get from your room to the casino. An awful long walk before you find shortcuts. The room was great and the shower facility was one i wish i had in my home. We especially enjoyed the free breakfast buffett. Can't remember having anything anywhere better. What a selection. Great stay and will be back.

We were surprised how beautifully decorated the hotel was as well as the room!; We ate at the buffet twice during our stay & thought it was excellent!

Prairie Meadows Drive Altoona IA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino is within a 5-minute walk of Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel while other popular sites like Adventureland are within a mile (2 km). This 168-room, 3.5-star hotel has a casino along with an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at AJs Steakhouse, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/cafe. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee on weekdays from 7 AM to 10:30 AM and on weekends from 7 AM to 1 PM.


Rooms

Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel's 168 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Other standard amenities include hair dryers, safes, and ironing boards.


Property features

Guests of Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel enjoy a casino, an indoor pool, and a gym. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with securing valuables, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel

Everyone (16) Couples (6) Family (3) Other (1)
5
Partner Couples

Great

By on Feb 13, 2022

Review comment responded on Feb 14, 2022

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next stay.

2
Family

We weren’t aware the pool was closed until after a non refundable room was booked….had a handicapped room….only one food facility open ….we had no choice but to go to the more expensive option….would not go back ….rules way more strict than the other casinos in the state

By on Feb 10, 2022

Review comment responded on Feb 11, 2022

I would personally like to thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay. I am sorry to hear about your experience. We do have our pool closed listed on our hotel website and all websites associated. We have also updated hours of operations on websites but we will review to make sure that they are current. We appreciate your feedback and I will forward to our management team.

3
Friends

Mostly shut down due to COVID

By , from Polk City on Oct 10, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 14, 2021

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay. I will pass along your feedback to our management staff. We hope to see you again soon when things are back to normal.

5
Everyone

By on Dec 31, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 3, 2021

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5
Everyone

By on Nov 3, 2020

Review comment responded on Nov 3, 2020

Thank you for staying with us. Have a great day.

5
Partner Couples

Hotel room was very close to the casino. Very nice hotel, very nice staff. BIG loser at table and slots, had to go home after one day.

By , from wisconsin on Oct 9, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 13, 2020

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to you next stay.

5
Everyone

By on Sep 22, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 22, 2020

Thank you for staying with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.

5
Everyone

By on Sep 22, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 22, 2020

Thank you for staying with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.

2
Partner Couples

Hotel/casino APPEARS to be nice; aesthetics are there, staff was nice, rooms are spacious, no bugs ... but ... BEDS ARE HORRIBLE! feels like you’re sleeping on an old cars bench seat! Rooms are deceiving, finishes show lack of proper maintenance. Casino pays NO and I mean NO dividends to players, food at AJs steakhouse is made to look pretty but their signature ribs are slathered in a tomato based ketchup sauce, but they sure do come out looking pretty, wait staff is again pleasant. So long story short, didn’t sleep, has the potential to be a pretty nice place, especially because the live horse racing is cool

By , from Iowa on Sep 7, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 8, 2020

I would personally like to thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay. I am sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. I have forwarded your comments along to the appropriated staff for review. We do hope you come back and try us again.

5
Family

This hotel exceeded my expectations. Not only are the accommodations beautiful, the staff very friendly, we also felt very safe. The hotel has done a great job to keep guests protected based on Covid regulations through temperature checks, signage and cleanliness.

By , from San Diego area on Aug 9, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 10, 2020

Thank you for staying stay with us. We look forward to your next stay. Our number one goal is the health and safety of our guest.

Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel

1 Prairie Meadows Drive, Altoona, IA 50009
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