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Adventureland Inn

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Lobby sitting area
Indoor spa tub
2 indoor pools
2 indoor pools

Overview of Adventureland Inn

Adventureland Inn

2.5 star property

3.8/5 Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
3200 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA, 50009

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAdventureland8 min walk
  • Popular LocationPrairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino10 min walk
  • Popular LocationOutlets of Des Moines2 min drive
  • AirportDes Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.)27 min drive

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About this area


Located in Altoona, Adventureland Inn is near theme parks. Grand View Golf Course and Sky Glider East are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Margo Frankel Woods State Park and Sleepy Hollow Sports Park. Traveling with kids? Consider Adventureland, or check out an event or a game at Wells Fargo Arena.

What's nearby

  • Adventureland - 8 min walk
  • Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino - 10 min walk
  • Outlets of Des Moines - 2 min drive
  • Grand View Golf Course - 7 min drive
  • Copper Creek Golf Course - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Des Moines International Airport (DSM) - 27 min drive


  • Jethro's BBQ - 2 min walk
  • Perkins - 4 min walk
  • Big Steer Restaurant & Lounge - 11 min walk
  • Wendy's - 3 min drive
  • Pizza Ranch - 5 min drive

About this property

Adventureland Inn

Family-friendly hotel
At Adventureland Inn, you can look forward to a swim-up bar, a grocery/convenience store, and a playground. For some rest and relaxation, visit the 2 hot tubs. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with an arcade/game room and a bar.
Additional perks include:
  • 2 indoor pools and a children's pool, with a swim-up bar
  • Free self parking
  • A 24-hour front desk, smoke-free premises, and a front desk safe
  • An elevator
  • Guest reviews speak well of the family-friendly amenities, pool, and helpful staff
Room features
All 185 rooms offer comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to perks like free WiFi and safes.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Coffee/tea makers and daily housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 swim-up bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 2 indoor pools
  • 2 spa tubs
  • Arcade/game room
  • Children's pool
  • Playground

Family friendly

  • 2 indoor pools
  • Arcade/game room
  • Children's pool
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Playground
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Grocery/convenience store

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping

Business services

  • Meeting room


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Safe

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The property will be renovating from November 28 2022 to December 8 2022 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • One of the swimming pools

Guests will have access to the following alternate facilities during the renovation:

  • Indoor pool

During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 12.0 per night
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 12.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Adventureland Des Moines
Adventureland Resort
Adventureland Resort Altoona
Adventureland Inn Altoona
Adventureland Inn
Adventureland Hotel Altoona
Adventureland Inn Des Moines
Adventure Land Inn
Adventureland Inn Altoona, Iowa
Adventureland Inn Hotel
Adventureland Inn Altoona
Adventureland Inn Hotel Altoona

Frequently asked questions

Does Adventureland Inn have a pool?

Yes, this property has 2 Indoor pools and a children's pool. The property will be renovating one of the pools from November 28 2022 to December 8 2022 (completion date subject to change).

How much does it cost to stay at Adventureland Inn?

As of Nov 26, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Adventureland Inn on Nov 27, 2022 start from $79.2, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Adventureland Inn pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Adventureland Inn?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Adventureland Inn?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Adventureland Inn?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Adventureland Inn located?

This family-friendly Altoona hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Adventureland and Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino. Outlets of Des Moines is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) away.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Adventureland Inn and receive a full refund?

Yes, Adventureland Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Adventureland Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 169 out of 527 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 32%
Rating 4 - Good. 183 out of 527 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 35%
Rating 3 - Okay. 84 out of 527 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 16%
Rating 2 - Poor. 66 out of 527 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 13%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 25 out of 527 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 5%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
It has two different sections of pools to choose from. Breakfast is minimal.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel was a DISASTER!! Trash literally lining the halls. Kids running up and down at -am, called the front desk and it still didn’t stop. The room was fairly clean, the beds were like sleeping on rocks and the pillows were 20x20 size and the walls are so thin we could hear the people peeing in the room next to us. The staff all seemed friendly but never again will I stay here, what a waste of money.

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great overall stay! Shuttle service to park could benefit from an additional vehicle during busy times, thanks!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

2/5 Poor

Tara, Story City
Traveled with group, Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Staff was great but the entire hotel was dirty and pool was also dirty. Tampon in hot tub from night before. Room was not clean as it should be for 180 room a night. Floor had sticky stuff all over. Wrappers beside bed. Shower had pubic hair all over. Beds were clean though. Very disappointed 😞
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Disliked: Amenities
The timing check in at 4 and have to be checked out by 11 couldn’t even really swim
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

2/5 Poor

Lonny, Clear Lake
Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Stayed in a poolside balcony room and it seemed like there were paper thin walls, but the worst part was that the smoking area was right out the entry door, which forced us to walk through it. The condition of the back entry was terrible and it looked like a dive hotel rather than one we paid $200/night to stay in.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very good and no hassles
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
This property is in violation of the ADA. My wife is in a wheelchair. The hotel said they had a trolley that would take us from the hotel to the park the next day when we went down to board the trolley we were told it had broke down but they had a van. We went out to get in the van and the step was at my knees and it was not wheelchair accessible. I told them that was not going to work and they brought out a ladder as if my mom could climb a ladder I told them that was not going to work either so they offered to take me and my wife in a golf cart and the rest of us could go in the van. I asked how we would be getting back from the park and we were assured that all we needed to do was call the front desk and they would send both the van and a golf cart for pickup. We called the front desk and after 15 minutes hung up as they had refused to send a golf cart over to pick up my wife and I. I was able to get into the van with assistance so I went with my grandkids my daughter ended up having to push my wife in a wheelchair back to the hotel. 30 seconds into their walk it was hailing and pouring rain in a thunderstorm the hotels response was not my problem sorry. The weather service called it a severe storm warning. Cloud burst with hail and all because this hotel stranded my wife because they are not ADA compliant.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Dana, Cedar Rapids
Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Hotel was just what my grandson needed. He spent an entire day and eveing enjoying the pool and arcarde. The hotel provided a shuttle back & forth to Adventureland Park which was a nice plus!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

5/5 Excellent

Anna L
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Loved the staff from the hotel, and how clean everything was. Did not like Spectra”s bar staff service. I was standing for 5-10 minutes waiting for help and they would just walk around me or ignore me. U ntil another customer brought it up to their attention.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022