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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Nice clean predictable place. A family is holding some kind of reunion in the breakfast bar area, which is sweet. Keurig coffee makers in the room. We had the king suite, which is spacious and fairly well appointed.

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LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for making us one of your stops on your way to Williamsburg! I hope you had a great time shopping there! We appreciate your kind words and we hope to see you again.

Casper, Wyoming
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Stayed in motel 6 last night due to unfriendliness at IHG and Holiday Inn in another state. Tried and true IHG partner, we went straight to the hotel, called talked with Valerie, 2.5 hours out, WOW, what a difference. She walked me through the online booking, as i was using POINTS, for this room. Got it done, called her back,...

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LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review

Hello! I am very happy to hear that you had a great experience with us! We are lucky to have Valerie on our team and so happy she could walk you through the process of booking your rewards night with IHG. I am also very pleased that you have renewed faith in IHG!

Lindstrom, Minnesota
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Stayed here one night, room was clean and comfortable, Great beds and pillows. Got a better price without reservation, manager at desk was very obliging. Breakfast had a good variety with ham and turkey sausage along with the normal eggs and cereals and biscuits and gravy and of course their fantastic warm cinamon rolls

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LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review

Hello, We are happy to hear you liked our beds and pillows and our plentiful breakfast! Thank you and we do hope to see you again!

Grove, Oklahoma
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This is a nice, comfortable hotel. It is very clean. The breakfast standard HIE, and well prepared and hot. Staff friendly and very helpful...especially in dinner selection. There are not many national chain restaurants nearby, so this was important. Very nice landscaping and clean parking lot gives a good first impression.

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LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking time to let us know you had a great stay with us. We do appreciate hearing this! We hope to see you the next time you are going through Altoona!

Lewiston, Michigan
Reviewed 28 September 2016

My husband and I stopped here for one night (Sunday 9/25/16) two seniors. We were charged 250$ for a two queen beds. It was late, I did not question the rate...Today 9/28/16, I decided to check on-line to see what the going rate is at this facility. Turns out it is listed at 125$ a night for two queen beds......

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LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review

Hi Carol, Thank you for choosing our hotel for your stay and also for being a loyal IHG Member. I just looked at your reservation and you were charged $134.95 plus tax for your night's stay. Our rates do change sometimes on a daily basis. The $125 that you seen was probably a different day. The $250.00 that you initialed...

Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We just stayed a short time so we could go to Adventureland the next day. We are rewards members, but they couldn't find us in the system. The breakfast here is pretty good, rooms are clean, and bathrooms spacious. Only complaint was the tiny pool, and it had some disgusting stuff floating in it which the kids kept pointing out....

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LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for choosing our hotel for your stay in Altoona. We hope you had a great time at Adventureland! Please accept my apologies for whatever was floating in the pool and not being able to find your membership. If you want to contact me maybe I can help with that. We hope to see you the next time...

Reviewed 28 August 2016

We stayed the night before going to Adventureland Park and it was very close. Our family our three was in a suite (2 queen beds and a sleeper sofa). It was a great room that included a mini fridge and microwave in a "bar" area that also had a sink. Some rooms do face the interstate, which I imagine could...

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LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review

Hello! We hope you had a Great time at Adventureland! We do appreciate you staying with us and giving us the great feedback. I do apologize for the pancake machine not working for breakfast. We hope to see you the next time you are in town!

Grand Island, Nebraska
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Pool was very congested.... Low ceilings, chlorine smell made eyes burn even if you weren't swimming! Other than that, great service, clean and comfortable! Very close to casino and Adventureland. Easily accessible..... Right off the interstate.

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LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for letting us know about your stay! Please accept my apologies for the issues in the pool area. We are very happy to hear of the great service that we provided as well. We hope to see you next year for the tournament!

Iowa
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

This hotel was just fine for the night. Rooms were clean though a bit small and no fridge or microwave (we didn't need it anyway) The White Citrus toiletries were nice. The light shining in our window all night was very annoying. Even the curtains didnt block it out. The breakfast was great! Lots to choose from! The pool was...

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LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay with us. Please accept my sincerest apologies for the issues with your stay. Please let me know if there is anything that I may do for you!

Clear Lake, Iowa
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Although motel is 8 years old it was a great place to stay,check in smooth, room clean pillows were 2 different choices quiet and great cinamon rolls in morning close to casino and restaurants a good value

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LoriWeatherman, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines, responded to this review

Hello! We are pleased you had a great stay with us! We hope to see you again!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Find a Home Away From Home at Our Hotel in Altoona, Iowa If you are visiting Iowa's capital city metro area, consider staying at our Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines. With comfortable lodging at a reasonable price, you can rest easy in our Des Moines area hotel without any stress on your budget. Business and leisure travelers alike will enjoy the ease of visiting our suburban hotel, which is located less than 15 miles from both the Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and the Ankeny Airport (IKV).Several businesses are in close proximity to our Des Moines hotel, such as Tone's Spices, Barilla Pasta and the Pella Corporation. Our Des Moines accommodations are also surrounded by several convention centers and meeting facilities, including Wells Fargo Arena Iowa Events Center and the Iowa State Fair Grounds. If you are in Des Moines for a leisurely stay, our hotel is conveniently located near many Des Moines attractions, such as the Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino, Newton Speedway and Adventureland Amusement Park. Just a 10 minute drive from the hotel is downtown Des Moines, the perfect place to go for a night out on the town. With an on-site fitness center and an indoor pool, our hotel in Altoona is the perfect place to stay during your trip to Iowa's capital city. Start planning your next trip today and be sure to check out our excellent Altoona hotel deals. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines

Address: 165 Adventureland Dr NW, Altoona, IA 50009-4229
Region: United States > Iowa > Altoona
Price Range: RM534 - RM636 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona - Des Moines 2.5*
Number of rooms: 80
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