Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel

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Indoor pool
Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
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Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board

Overview of Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel

Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel

3.5 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
1 Prairie Meadows Drive, Altoona, IA, 50009

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPrairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino4 min walk
  • Popular LocationAdventureland3 min drive
  • Popular LocationOutlets of Des Moines4 min drive
  • AirportDes Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.)23 min drive

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About this area

Altoona

Located in Altoona, Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel is near theme parks. 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 Principal Park or Wells Fargo Arena. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including outlet shopping.

What's nearby

  • Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino - 4 min walk
  • Adventureland - 3 min drive
  • Outlets of Des Moines - 4 min drive
  • Grand View Golf Course - 8 min drive
  • Copper Creek Golf Course - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Des Moines International Airport (DSM) - 23 min drive

Restaurants

  • AJs Steakhouse — 1 min walk
  • AJ's Steakhouse — 6 min walk
  • Culver's — 7 min walk
  • Jethro's BBQ — 7 min walk
  • Perkins — 8 min walk

About this property

Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel

3.5-star hotel, walk to Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino
Along with 2 restaurants, this hotel has a casino and an indoor pool. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include 4 bars/lounges, a fitness center, and a coffee shop/café. All 168 rooms provide free WiFi and free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers. Guests will also find room service, free bottled water, and hair dryers.
Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel offers 168 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

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

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast and lunch
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free RV/bus/truck parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee 7 AM–10:30 AM on weekdays and 7 AM–1 PM on weekends: USD 8.95-13.95 for adults and USD 4.95-10.95 for children
  • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 4 bars/lounges
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Concerts/live shows
  • Fitness center
  • Indoor pool

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Indoor pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Newspapers in lobby

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference center (34000 square feet of space)
  • Meeting rooms

Accessibility

  • 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)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

More

  • 21 casino gaming tables
  • 1700 casino slot machines
  • Casino (85000 square feet of space)
  • Casino sportsbook
  • Casino VIP room
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: USD 10.00

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after noon please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The property will be renovating from October 1 2022 to July 31 2023 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Select guestrooms
During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.
The following facilities are closed on Monday and Tuesday:
  • Restaurant

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

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

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

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

  • Deposit: USD 50.00 per stay

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

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8.95 and USD 13.95 for adults, USD 4.95 and USD 10.95 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 10.00 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 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

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, and Discover; cash is not accepted

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
A car is required for transportation to and from this property

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Overall score and ratings

4.5

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 585 out of 888 reviews
5 - Excellent 66%
Rating 4 - Good. 224 out of 888 reviews
4 - Good 25%
Rating 3 - Okay. 52 out of 888 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 19 out of 888 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 8 out of 888 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.7/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
No smoking in most casino areas was very nice. Hotel was much better than expected also
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Tv's need updated to have Netflix and Hulu
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Property was great. Amenities were shut down due to COVID. No judgement there, just would have liked to use the gym.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice and clean. Liked the non-smoking section of the casino itself.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2021