Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East

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Overview of Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East

Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East

2 out of 5
Guests rated this property 2.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry
  • 24/7 front desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
3225 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA, 50009

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPrairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino16 min walk
  • Popular LocationAdventureland2 min drive
  • 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, Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East is near theme parks. State Historical Society of Iowa Museum and Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include World Food Prize Hall of Laureates and Walnut Street Bridge. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Wells Fargo Arena or Veterans Memorial Auditorium.

What's nearby

  • Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino - 16 min walk
  • Adventureland - 2 min drive
  • 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 — 8 min walk
  • Perkins — 9 min walk
  • Culver's — 10 min walk
  • AJ's Steakhouse — 16 min walk
  • Big Steer Restaurant & Lounge — 17 min walk

About this property

Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East

Motel in Altoona with free casino shuttle and 24-hour front desk
Laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk, and free WiFi in public areas are available at this smoke-free motel. A casino shuttle is free. Other amenities include a vending machine. All 115 rooms offer free WiFi, TVs with cable channels, and free local calls.
Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East offers 115 accommodations with air conditioning. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply).

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean@6 (Motel 6)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
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

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options
  • Free casino shuttle

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • No elevators
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities

Languages spoken

  • English


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Phone accessibility kit
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels


  • Cable channels
  • TV


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Free local calls
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 11:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property allows guests 18 or over to check in with valid military ID.

Renovations and closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets stay free
2 per room
Service animals are exempt from fees
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and Carte Blanche; cash is not accepted
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is not required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

6 Moines East Altoona
Motel 6 Moines East Altoona
6 Altoona, Ia Des Moines East
Motel 6 Des Moines East Altoona
Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East Motel
Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East Altoona
Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East Motel Altoona

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Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 98 out of 966 reviews
5 - Excellent 10%
Rating 4 - Good. 162 out of 966 reviews
4 - Good 17%
Rating 3 - Okay. 239 out of 966 reviews
3 - Okay 25%
Rating 2 - Poor. 226 out of 966 reviews
2 - Poor 23%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 241 out of 966 reviews
1 - Terrible 25%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Traveled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Not the worst I've stayed at but pretty pretty close. Pretty scummy for the price. Walls were stained, mattresses were like rocks. Shower was all kinds of busted up (but still functional at least) sheets were stained/ had burn holes and the worst part being I did indeed witness a couple of roaches. 0/10 would recommend to a friend.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Take all the negative reviews seriously. I thought would be ok as we’d stayed here 4ish years ago without issue, but OMG was I mistaken. First red flag was dark, garbage strewn, dumpster filled parking lot w/sketchy people hanging out in darkened areas. Next was run down, dank public areas inside. I changed reservation to one night instead of two due to first two reasons when checking in and thought I’d give it a chance and thought could stay one night as due to an event in area everywhere would be basically sold out. Got to the room and that was a hard no. Touched nothing and set nothing down. Room had holes in walls size of tennis ball, writing all over walls in markers, pens& crayons. Smelled of cigarette smoke and heavily of water damage/musty with visible water damage. Bedding was filthy from a distance with cigarette burns. Carpet was gross and I would not walk barefoot in the room. Just felt very nasty…like you wanted to dip yourself in boiling purell after leaving. Thankfully front desk lady gave us a full refund 3 minutes after we initially paid without an issue. If we couldn’t find another motel/hotel we were totally going to sleep in car over staying there. Completely worth paying an extra $70 for a night. Only stay here if you are ok with staying in a place that seems it should have an hourly rate or you are looking to catch a communicable disease.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
The only thing we enjoyed about this property was how nice and helpful a staff member named Bonnie was! She made our stay better because we almost went to a different hotel. They are “cleaning it up” though. A lot of construction, but the outside is so dirty.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Room was clean
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Mold in the room
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021