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Hyatt Place Altoona/Des Moines

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Indoor pool
In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, blackout drapes
In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, blackout drapes
In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, blackout drapes

Overview of Hyatt Place Altoona/Des Moines

Hyatt Place Altoona/Des Moines

3.0 star property

4.7/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
480 Bass Pro Dr NW, Des Moines, IA, 50009

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationOutlets of Des Moines3 min walk
  • Popular LocationAdventureland4 min drive
  • Popular LocationPrairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino4 min drive
  • AirportDes Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.)25 min drive

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About this area

Des Moines

Hyatt Place Altoona/Des Moines is located on a lake and in an area with good shopping. Outlets of Des Moines is worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Adventureland and Iowa State Fairgrounds. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Wells Fargo Arena or Principal Park. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including outlet shopping.

What's nearby

  • Outlets of Des Moines - 3 min walk
  • Adventureland - 4 min drive
  • Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino - 4 min drive
  • Grand View Golf Course - 6 min drive
  • Copper Creek Golf Course - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Des Moines International Airport (DSM) - 25 min drive


  • Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - 6 min walk
  • Cool Basil - 16 min walk
  • Monterrey Mexican Restaurant - 17 min walk
  • B-Bop's - 18 min walk
  • Jethro's BBQ - 3 min drive

About this property

Hyatt Place Altoona/Des Moines

3-star hotel by the lake
Take advantage of a free breakfast buffet, a terrace, and a coffee shop/cafe at Hyatt Place Altoona/Des Moines. In addition to laundry facilities and a bar, guests can connect to free WiFi in public areas.
You'll also find perks like:
  • An indoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • An elevator, smoke-free premises, and 2 meeting rooms
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and outdoor furniture
  • Guest reviews speak well of the proximity to shopping
Room features
All 112 rooms boast comforts such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning, in addition to thoughtful touches like desk chairs and separate sitting areas. Guest reviews give good marks for the clean, spacious rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Free infant beds and travel cribs
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and hair dryers
  • 55-inch flat-screen TVs with Netflix, Hulu, and streaming services
  • Wardrobes/closets, separate sitting areas, and digital channels



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
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of GBAC STAR (Hyatt)

Social distancing

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

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available weekdays 6:30 AM–9:00 AM
  • 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Indoor pool

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Travel crib


  • Elevator

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms - 2


  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • 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)
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchairs available on site


  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Sofa bed


  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)


  • 55-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital channels
  • Hulu
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
It is Hyatt's practice to enter any occupied guestroom at a minimum of once within a 24-hour period, even if a guest has requested privacy; appropriate efforts are made to provide advance notice to the registered guest before entering an occupied guestroom

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per accommodation, per day
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
2 per room (up to 60 lbs)
Pets cannot be left unattended

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 15.00 per accommodation, per day

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Pet fee: USD 75 per accommodation, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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

You need to know

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
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector
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
Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility without adult supervision

Property is also known as

Hyatt Place Altoona Des Moines
Hyatt Place Altoona/Des Moines Hotel
Hyatt Place Altoona/Des Moines Des Moines
Hyatt Place Altoona/Des Moines Hotel Des Moines

Frequently asked questions

Does Hyatt Place Altoona/Des Moines have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Hyatt Place Altoona/Des Moines?

As of Dec 6, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hyatt Place Altoona/Des Moines on Dec 25, 2022 start from $101.15, 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 Hyatt Place Altoona/Des Moines pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 60 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 75 per accommodation, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Hyatt Place Altoona/Des Moines?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Hyatt Place Altoona/Des Moines?

Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Hyatt Place Altoona/Des Moines?

Check-out is at noon.

Where is Hyatt Place Altoona/Des Moines located?

Situated on a lake, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Outlets of Des Moines, Adventureland, and Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino. Iowa State Fairgrounds and Des Moines Civic Center are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hyatt Place Altoona/Des Moines and receive a full refund?

Yes, Hyatt Place Altoona/Des Moines offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hyatt Place Altoona/Des Moines cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 318 out of 400 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 80%
Rating 4 - Good. 52 out of 400 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 13%
Rating 3 - Okay. 19 out of 400 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 8 out of 400 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 400 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Check in staff was very friendly and helpful. Rooms are spacious and very well kept. Loved the atmosphere!

5/5 Excellent

David, Verona
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The room was really nice and staff were very friendly. Breakfast was very good.

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great workers and clean rooms!

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Amenities
Our room was very nice, quiet. Greaters are very friendly until you ask them why things are not working. If you plan on staying here, do not plan to swim in the winter months as the hotel does not heat the pool or the hot tub. Us adults and our kids could not stand how cold this pool was! And the hot tub was like bath water. Out of all the guests here, we spent 1 hr down there and seen no one else at anyother time in the pool area. If a hotel is not going to heat the pool or hot tub they should have that on the website! Not family friendly! 😠

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This hotel was very clean. It was modern and pretty quiet. It had a homey feel. The breakfast buffet was a nice touch. Made us feel like we were in our own kitchen. I would stay here again. It’s close to anything you may need. Nice location in the suburbs, but close enough to the big city. Excellent!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel was great and the outdoor sitting areas where absolutely terrific. Great restaurants within walking distance. Will be our hotel choice when we return to Des Moines metro area.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Theresa, Battle Creek
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Very clean and comfortable.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Per, Knoxville
Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Nice and new-ish property, great to have a bar on site. Coupls good dining options on easy walking distance
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It is fun that it is located so near the outlet mall.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very friendly staff and clean room.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022