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4.4 out of 5

"Reasonably priced. Enjoyed being located in walking distance to casino and horse track. " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 05 Sep 2018

Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Adventureland

In Altoona

Within 2 miles (3 km) of this Altoona hotel, you'll find Adventureland and Outlets of Des Moines. Copper Creek Golf Course and Grand View Golf Course are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Casino, indoor pool

A casino, 3 restaurants, and an indoor pool are all featured at this hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and free airport shuttle. Unwind with a drink at one of the 4 bars/lounges and enjoy free perks like valet parking and a theme park shuttle.

Free Internet, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 168 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Room service, free bottled water, and hair dryers are also available.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$119* Per night/room Oct 27 - Oct 28

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

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

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel

Everyone (7) Couples (2) Family (1)
4 out of 5
The hotel front desk agents are unfriendly and not professional.

Posted by on Oct 14, 2019

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3 out of 5
We have been for several years. It seems each year it is more expensive and a little less for your $.

Posted by on Sep 3, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 4, 2019 by PM Staff

I would personally like to thank you for providing feedback regarding your recent stay. Your feedback is greatly appreciated as we like hearing from guest like you. We will forward your comment on to the appropriate management staff. We do hope you come back and try us again.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 12, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 16, 2019 by PM Management

Thank you for staying with us. We look forward to your next stay.

4 out of 5
Beautiful facility. Room was about 7 of 10 for cleanliness

Posted by on Jul 17, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 17, 2019 by PM Management

Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback.

5 out of 5

Posted by on May 11, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 13, 2019 by PM Manager

Thank you for visiting us. We look forward to your next stay.

4 out of 5
Reasonably priced. Enjoyed being located in walking distance to casino and horse track.

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 6, 2018 by Tresa

Thank you for staying with us. We look forward to your next stay.

5 out of 5
Pros: The hotel is very clean
We were only there one a very short time. Looking forward to going again and using the Casino.

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 18, 2018 by Jenn

Thank you for visiting us. We look forward to your next visit.

4 out of 5
Desk agent Jacqueline was amazing. Buffet was affordable. Only issue was security in casino asked me for I.D. almost ever time I stepped on casino floor.p

Posted by on Aug 9, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 14, 2018 by Jenn

Thank you for visiting us. We appreciate your feedback!

5 out of 5

Fantastic!

Pros: Nice and quiet. No disturbances.
Location: Great location.
Romm was very nice. No noisy halls and slamming doors here. Would recommend to anyone.

Posted by on Nov 15, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 19, 2015 by Linda J

Thanks we appreciate the great review!

5 out of 5

Thankful

Got a great deal at the hotel over The thanksgiving holiday. Hotel was clean and comfy and the kids loved the pool area. Would stay again next time we are in the area!

Posted by , from peosta on Mar 24, 2015

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About the Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel

Location 1 Prairie Meadows Drive, Altoona, IA 50009

Property Features

Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel offers its guests an indoor pool and a fitness center. There are 3 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 4 bars/lounges. WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Event space at this hotel measures 34000 square feet (3159 square meters) and includes a conference center. A casino, tour/ticket assistance, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) and a theme park shuttle are free. Free self parking and valet parking are available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Altoona hotel.

  • 168 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • 4 bars or lounges
  • 34000 sq ft of conference space
  • 3159 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2012
  • Casino
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free valet parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) (32.2 km / 20 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle and theme park shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking, self parking, and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel offers 168 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 7 AM to 10:30 AM and on weekends from 7 AM to 1 PM.

AJs Steakhouse - This steakhouse specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Triple Crown Buffet - This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Champions Restaurant - This buffet restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open select days.

Cafe at the Meadows - This café specializes in American cuisine. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request from 7 AM to 11 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Airport shuttle service is offered on request from 7 AM to 11 PM. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 50.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8.95 and USD 13.95 for adults, USD 4.95 and USD 6.95 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 10.00 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.