Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona

3225 Adventureland Dr ;, Altoona, United States, 50009  show map
 2 stars
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Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona

 Paid Wi-Fi

Paid Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

Pets allowed

 Air conditioning

Overview

The budget Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona is a 2-star property set next to Iowa Culinary Institute, Des Moines Area Community Clg and Adventureland featuring a courtyard, a swimming pool and a sun terrace. The building was renovated in 2012.

The city center is 30 minute walking distance from the hotel.

Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona is within a 20-minute drive to Des Moines International airport.

Rooms

The property comprises 115 modern rooms appointed with a writing desk, a private toilet, wireless internet, a dressing area and individual climate control as well as a fridge and a microwave. Some rooms come with a view of Adventureland Amusement Park. They provide bathrooms with a shower and a bathtub.

Eat & Drink

Guests can dine in Jethro n' Jake's Smokehouse Steaks and Grandma Max's located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

Services

Laundry, housekeeping and shuttle service as well as a designated smoking area, a vending machine and parking are available for guests' use.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for additional charge.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   115.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free on-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Carte blanche

Services

  • City shuttle service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace

Room facilities

  • Paid Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Free local telephone calls

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

3225 Adventureland Dr ;, Altoona, United States, 50009

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City Center
  • Altoona
    1.5 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • Grandma Max's (cuisine: American)
    800 ft
  • Jethro n' Jake's Smokehouse Steaks
    1300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    115

Rooms and availability

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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona Altoona location
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      Hotel Address:

      3225 Adventureland Dr ;, Altoona, United States, 50009

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Altoona
        1.5 mi
      Airports
      Restaurants
      • Grandma Max's (cuisine: American)
        800 ft
      • Jethro n' Jake's Smokehouse Steaks
        1300 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Year renovated:
        2012
      • Number of rooms:
        115

      Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona Location

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      Local attractions

      • Adventureland - 1.1 mi
        Des Moines, IA
      • East Village - 6.3 mi
        Des Moines, IA
      • State Historical Museum - 7.5 mi
        600 E. Locust St., Des Moines
      • Iowa State Fairgrounds - 5.3 mi
        E. 30th St. and University Ave., Des Moines
      • Capitol Building - 7.3 mi
        East 9th & Grand Ave, Des Moines

      Restaurants nearby

      • Grandma Max's - 800 ft

        Address: 3231 Adventureland Dr
        Phone: (515) 967-8000

        Cuisine: American

      • Culver's - 1500 ft

        Address: 2535 Adventureland Dr
        Phone: 515-967-2818

        63% likes this, based on 9 reviews
        Cuisine: American

      • Jethro n' Jake's Smokehouse Steaks - 1300 ft

        Address: 2601 Adventureland
        Phone: 515-957-9727

        83% likes this, based on 51 reviews

      • Taco John's - 1600 ft

        Address: 2501 Adventureland Dr
        Phone: 515-967-8777

        74% likes this, based on 9 reviews
        Cuisine: Mexican

      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Year renovated:
        2012
      • Number of rooms:
        115
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      Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona

      Average guest rating

      7.6out of 10
      Fabulous
      Based on 24 reviews

      Guest reviews

      • Family with children
        5.8

        Carpets was dirty, made our socks black

      • Family with children
        7.0

        Great location for our trip to Adventureland. Easy to get to anywhere near Des Moines from the motel, as it's right off Interstate 80. Gas station/restaurant is right next door if you need anything. Great place if you just want to crash after a long day.

        This motel was adequate though note it's very basic. No refrigerator or micro in your room. No toiletries such as shampoo, etc was a big surprise (we never take shampoo on a trip anymore as we expect to use the hotel's). Had two teenagers along and the swimming pool closed at 9:30pm on a Saturday night - we didn't check in until 8:30pm so were disappointed. This motel would be best for people with very young children or if you just need a place to crash on a trip.

      • Family with children
        8.8

        It was very easy to get to and where we needed to go after getting to Altoona was very easy and close to the hotel/ Right next door to a big truck stop with a good restaurant.

        The beds were not the most comfortable.

      • Single
        7.8

        The rate they gave me was $39.99 compared to the Booked.net rate of $45.99.What's up with that???

        People smoking in the doorways...

      • Group of friends
        5.0

        Close to fair is the only reason for stay.

        Elevated rates for fair goers, not worth $90 dollars a day, no continental breakfast included, only coffee, will not be my choice again.

      • Single
        7.4

        The Motel 6 was clean and convenitently located. The wood-look floors made it feel like a hospital room, but would be easier to keep clean. The upgraded tv's are a huge improvement.

        The bed was hard. The room could use a soft chair. You need to give up some things for a low cost room, but the clean room and halls were not one of them.

      • Family with children
        9.6

        the pool it was very salty and my kids couldnt bare to be in there more then 20 min and did not want to go back. we really like the hotel but the pool is a very big part of picking a hotel so we may not be back unless they fix the pool.

      • Older travelers
        6.4

        Easy access for a traveler

        There was no stopper for the tub and we needed to ask for one...after taking a tub bath we noted that the flooring around the tub in the bathroom and that extending out into the sink are was wet. We assume there had been a problem in the past and this is why no tub stopper. This got clothing wet that had been placed in the sink area and we could not wear it after bathing. It is no wonder that the room felt extremely humid like it needed a dehumidifier to relieve the moisture in thee room.

      • Family with children
        5.0

        It was close to our destination

        We booked 2 rooms for 4 adults and 1 child. The rooms were sterile with vinyl flooring. There was only 1 bed in each room ( hardly sufficient for the number of guests) and roll out beds/cots are not availlable.

      • Family with children
        7.4

        The hotel looked fairly new or recently updated. Very clean facility.We found the beds to be very comfortable. Front desk personnel helpful and pleasant.

        I can only guess that the loud noise of children running in the hallways was possibly because of wood flooring under the carpet. I actually give blame to the parents for allowing such behavior later at nite.There was no problem with noise from other rooms. Although the rooms (we had two) were very clean, they were both clammy and damp musty smell. I appreciated the hard flooring, because I felt it could be kept cleaner than carpet. On the other hand I didn't like the cold under my feet.

      • Older travelers
        9.2

        The rooms were clean the staff was friendly it was close to the things that my wife and I were attending.

        The pool was broke most of the weekend and on the hottest weekend of the year that was not very good. And the vending machines were broke.

      • Older travelers
        9.2

        Close to the casino. Close to I80

        Room had no carpet, maybe pet freindly?

      • Group of friends
        3.8

        I traveled with a group of 3 families for a weekend at Adventureland Park and that was what it was an adventure. A total of 3 rooms were reserved 2 rooms with 2 beds and 1 room with 1 bed. We got 3 rooms each with 1 bed and the rooms were disgusting, I can only speak for myself but I can tell you I will never ever ever stay at a Motel 6 again, I think your new slogan should be Motel 6 will leave the light on for you and the dirty towels and trash laying around your room, your bed unmaid, etc..

      • Family with children
        2.8

        They did not honor the original reservation at first. Lots of confusion. Then th room we did get in smelled horrible. Like dead fish and a chemical. Dirty floors. Fellow travelers were put in uncleaned rooms.

      • Older travelers
        8.8

        I was pleased with the room. It was clean. I liked the location of our room in the motel, close to outside entry door. It was quiet. Great value and would stay again when we travel to Des Moines area.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona Altoona location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      3225 Adventureland Dr ;, Altoona, United States, 50009

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Altoona
        1.5 mi
      Airports
      Restaurants
      • Grandma Max's (cuisine: American)
        800 ft
      • Jethro n' Jake's Smokehouse Steaks
        1300 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Year renovated:
        2012
      • Number of rooms:
        115