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Victoria's Vineyard B&B
3 out of 5
5096 NE 62nd Avenue, Altoona, IA
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3.42 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (3 reviews)
Nice and peaceful in winter!

"Victoria was very nice, and a wonderful cook!! My husband and I wasn't sure at first because, we never had been to a b&b before. But, once we got there we loved it and can't wait to come back for more of Victoria's home cooking!!! Thanks!!!! Cassandra"…"

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2014

Victoria's Vineyard B&B
Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines Downtown
2.5 out of 5
120 Sw Water St, Des Moines, IA
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The price is $105 per night
9.08 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (690 reviews)

"Friendly staff, building needs maintenance. The door to our room was difficult to open and close. Floor seems to have shifted. There was little water that came out of faucet in bathroom sink. The door to the bathroom also did not open and close easily."…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines Downtown
Super 8 by Wyndham Altoona
2.5 out of 5
2101 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA
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The price is $65 per night
1.78 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (728 reviews)

"rooms were clean but the shower did not work very well ,, the a/c was freezing or not at all"…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Altoona

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Best Western Plus Altoona Inn
2.5 out of 5
300 34th Avenue NW, Altoona, IA
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The price is $79 per night
2.33 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (347 reviews)

"This was very easy to locate. Staff was very friendly"…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Best Western Plus Altoona Inn
La Quinta by Wyndham Altoona Des Moines
2.5 out of 5
1785 11th Street NW, Altoona, IA
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The price is $71 per night
1.78 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (341 reviews)

"I loved the lobby and hotel bar. Our room was gorgeous and they did a great job accomadating our requests"…"

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

La Quinta by Wyndham Altoona Des Moines
Hampton Inn & Suites Altoona - Des Moines
2.5 out of 5
215 Adventureland Drive NW, Altoona, IA
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The price is $72 per night
1.51 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (269 reviews)

"This was a very updated & well decorated place. The thing I appreciated the most was the cleanliness!!! It was by far the cleanest hotel I have ever stayed in! I could tell the linens were freshly cleaned & our room was spotless. The only negative was, they still promised breakfast on their site ..."…"

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Altoona - Des Moines
Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East
2 out of 5
3225 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA
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The price is $56 per night
2.3 mi from city center
2.7/5 (776 reviews)
Great Place to Stay

"This motel was.by far 160% better then the one over on NE 14th staff if very friendly, polite and helpful really enjoyed our stay here and will stay.again"…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East
Hyatt Place West Des Moines Jordan Creek
3 out of 5
295 64th Street, West Des Moines, IA
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The price is $84 per night
18.17 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (733 reviews)

"Staff were great. Room was clean and comfortable ."…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Hyatt Place West Des Moines Jordan Creek
My Place Hotel-Altoona/Des Moines, IA
2.5 out of 5
2315 Adventureland Drive, Altoona, IA
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The price is $85 per night
1.92 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (275 reviews)

"Wonderful place to stay. Very friendly staff. Very clean."…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

My Place Hotel-Altoona/Des Moines, IA
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona-Des Moines
2.5 out of 5
165 Adventureland Drive NW, Altoona, IA
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The price is $80 per night
1.5 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (314 reviews)

"Very Clean. I like the fact that when two people stay in the room there are 4 towels, two each and not three total."…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona-Des Moines
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Visiting Altoona

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Altoona, and visitors give high marks for the casinos. This welcoming city also attracts tourists with its theme park. Adventureland, Iowa State Fairgrounds, and Iowa State Capitol Building are some of the top sights around the area.

  • You'll find 148 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Des Moines
  • The closest major airport is in Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), 12.3 mi (19.9 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Altoona

A favorite place to visit in the city is Adventureland. In the area, you'll also find Iowa State Fairgrounds and Iowa State Capitol Building.

As you plan your vacation, you'll find 11 hotels and other lodging options to select from in Altoona. Here you'll find highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Comfort Inn - This 2.5-star hotel features free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and helpful staff.
  • Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel - Our customers like the bar and clean, comfortable rooms at this hotel. With a stay at this 3.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a casino and 3 restaurants, along with free WiFi.
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Altoona - Des Moines - With a stay at this 2.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and an indoor pool, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its family-friendly amenities and breakfast.

Outside the city, top places to visit include Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, located 8.6 mi (13.9 km) from the heart of the city, and Science Center of Iowa, which is 9.2 mi/14.9 km away.

Dressing for Altoona

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 56°F and the nighttime average to be 11°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 86°F during the day and 32°F at night
  • July through September averages 87°F during the day and 45°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 71°F during the day and 12°F at night
  • About 36.10 inches of rain falls on Altoona each year
  • Hottest months are usually July and June with an average temperature of 85°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 14°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Altoona?
La Quinta by Wyndham Altoona Des Moines is a favorite with Expedia customers. This hotel is a short 13-minute walk from Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino, and it offers free breakfast and an indoor pool. Reviews from our site also recommend Comfort Inn Altoona-Des Moines and Hampton Inn & Suites Altoona - Des Moines as top options for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Altoona, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel room reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might be able to still cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to get the best deals in Altoona.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Altoona?
For more information about changing or cancelling your trip to Altoona, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Altoona?
Based on reviews, Super 8 by Wyndham Altoona is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Another top option for your stay on the cheap is Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East.
What's the best place to stay for a family vacation in Altoona?
Best Western Plus Altoona Inn is a hotel with an indoor pool and free parking, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other good choices for your kid-friendly vacation include Super 8 by Wyndham Altoona and Quality Inn & Suites Altoona - Des Moines. Kids of all ages will also enjoy a visit to Adventureland.
What's the best hotel for couples in Altoona?
Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel is a favorite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features flat-screen TVs and refrigerators.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Altoona?
Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East is a top property for people traveling with their pets, and offers an indoor pool and free WiFi for its human guests. My Place Hotel-Altoona/Des Moines, IA is another option for you and your pet.
Where is the best hotel to stay near Adventureland?
Adjacent to Adventureland, Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this property offers an indoor pool and free WiFi. Other good options within a short distance include Super 8 by Wyndham Altoona and Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel.
What about the best place to stay close to Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino?
One of the top choices for your stay is Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel, located next to Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino, and this 3.5-star hotel offers a casino and 3 restaurants. Super 8 by Wyndham Altoona and My Place Hotel-Altoona/Des Moines, IA are other good choices nearby.
What's the best accommodation to visit the local casinos in Altoona?
Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel is a top 3.5-star hotel featuring a casino and 3 restaurants. Other good options to try your luck include Best Western Plus Altoona Inn and Super 8 by Wyndham Altoona.
What are some accommodations with pools in Altoona?
Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel is a popular 3.5-star hotel featuring an indoor pool, 3 restaurants, and 4 bars. A couple of other options with an onsite pool include Super 8 by Wyndham Altoona and Hampton Inn & Suites Altoona - Des Moines.

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