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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

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAdventureland11 min walk
  • Popular LocationPrairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino16 min walk
  • Popular LocationOutlets of Des Moines2 min drive
  • AirportDes Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.)26 min drive

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About this area


Located in Altoona, Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East is near theme parks. Hoyt Sherman Place is a cultural highlight and some of the area's popular attractions include Adventureland and Iowa State Fairgrounds. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Wells Fargo Arena or Principal Park.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Adventureland - 11 min walk
  • Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino - 16 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) - 22 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 with free casino shuttle, near Adventureland
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
Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.
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 credit cards; 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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Rating 5 - Excellent. 92 out of 934 reviews
5 - Excellent 10%
Rating 4 - Good. 165 out of 934 reviews
4 - Good 18%
Rating 3 - Okay. 241 out of 934 reviews
3 - Okay 26%
Rating 2 - Poor. 212 out of 934 reviews
2 - Poor 23%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 224 out of 934 reviews
1 - Terrible 24%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
The staff was wonderful. The property is undergoing a complete renovation, so it was a lot messy, but we slept well!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
We never actually checked in to stay a night but my card was charged and never refunded.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff was kinda rude you get what you pay for
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

3/5 Okay

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family and small children
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
$70 for a hole in the wall with 2 beds. No carpet on the floors, bathroom soo small u bang your knees trying to shut the door, a hole in the bathroom ceiling with wires hanging down where the exhaust should be, no plug for the tub to take a bath. No room phone to get ahold of front desk, no tv channel guide n only found 20 channels non of which were cartoon for my young kids. No WiFi hook up which they advertised having n my kids needed to log into school for their last day. Lady at desk didn’t seem to speak much English and we got NO refund even though we only stayed about 20 minutes til I found a room available half mile up the road at a comfort inn for half the price and I packed my kids up and left. It’s very sad that our room there was like a palace for half the price of motel 6 dump!!!!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021