Skip to main content
Beginning of main content

Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Like most hotels I just am not comfortable with pillow selections otherwise a very nice hotel and would recommend it to anyone I know.

Hotel was nice but a little pricey there was people that were loud walking down hall that woke us up also children running down the hall late at night screaming that woke us When we got home I checked my credit card billing and was surprised to see a $50.00 charge pending on it for extras that we didn't have called the hotel to inquire about it and they claim it would be taken off within 5 days they should of told us about this policy @ check in but didn't. Had fun at horse races , casino and shopping not sure I will stay at this hotel again

Very good stay. Hotel furnishings recently updated, very clean and chic. Staff very efficient.

Great hotel. Nothing to complain about. Not a lot in the area, but about a 15 minute drive to downtown. You need a car if you're staying here.

1 Prairie Meadows Drive Altoona IA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Adventureland
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking

Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel places you 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Adventureland. This 3.5-star hotel has 168 guestrooms and offers a casino, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Iowa State Fairgrounds and Des Moines Botanical Center are also within a 20-minute drive of this Altoona hotel.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Relish the American cuisine at AJs Steakhouse, one of 3 onsite restaurants. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


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

Property features

Guests of Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel enjoy a casino, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the free airport shuttle during limited hours. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, 12 meeting rooms, and a conference center.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

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

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3