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Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East

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Front of property
Indoor pool
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East

Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East

2.0 star property

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry
3225 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA, 50009

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAdventureland11 min walk
  • Popular LocationPrairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino16 min walk
  • Popular LocationOutlets of Des Moines17 min walk
  • AirportDes Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.)27 min drive

Room options

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 The Temple for Performing Arts. 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

  • Adventureland - 11 min walk
  • Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino - 16 min walk
  • Outlets of Des Moines - 17 min walk
  • 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
  • Big Steer Restaurant & Lounge - 17 min walk
  • Wendy's - 3 min drive
  • Pizza Ranch - 5 min drive

About this property

Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East

Property highlights
A terrace, laundry facilities, and a snack bar/deli are just a few of the amenities provided at Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • An indoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • A free casino shuttle, smoke-free premises, and a vending machine
  • A 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews say good things about the overall value, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All 115 rooms boast comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi. Guests reviews give good marks for the comfortable rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations
  • TVs with cable channels



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

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

Things to do

  • Indoor pool

Family friendly

  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities


  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • 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
  • Bed sheets


  • Private bathroom
  • 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

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
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
This property allows guests 18 or over to check in with valid military ID.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


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

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


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

    A damage deposit of USD 150 will be collected before check-in.

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

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.
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

This property does not have elevators
Pool access available from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
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
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
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Frequently asked questions

Does Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool. Pool access is from 9:30 AM–9:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East?

As of Feb 7, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East on Feb 8, 2023 start from $75.99, 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 Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East pet-friendly?

Yes, this motel allows pets (limit 2 per room).

How much is parking at Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 3:00 AM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East located?

Situated in Altoona, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Adventureland, Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino, and Outlets of Des Moines. Grand View Golf Course and Sky Glider East are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East and receive a full refund?

Yes, Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.


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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Good


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Traveled with family
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
More pillows need….extra pillows should be available No lock on door to enter back
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

6/10 Okay


Business traveler
Liked: Staff & service
For a motel 6. I have seen cleaner place on outside. Room is ok. Not the best ac unit.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

6/10 Okay

Verified traveler

Traveled with group
This is a typical Motel 6.... if all you are looking for is a bed, then you are good. Do not reserve a king bed as they no longer have them after their remodel. Rooms are decent inside due to remodel but hallways and exterior are pretty dirty and dingy.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

4/10 Poor


Traveled with family
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Spend $30 more and stay somewhere else
The room was clean but the property was more or less a flop house. There were homeless people living in the parking lot. The parking lot was being used as a repair garage there were vehicles in various stages of disassemble making parking difficult. There were broken beer bottles and syringes scattered throughout the property.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

8/10 Good


Traveled with partner
Liked: Amenities
It was beautiful but some of pillows were on the desk and not the bed and there was a used washcloth on the floor and someone left a used charger block sitting on the desk. I know they r doing some reconstruction on the building inside.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

2/10 Terrible


Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

6/10 Okay


Business traveler
Just common
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

2/10 Terrible


Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

6/10 Okay


Disliked: Cleanliness
The place had junk all over outsides. Cigarette bucks on the sidewalk at the entrances.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022