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Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel

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Lobby
Indoor pool
Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking | Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Room amenity
Junior Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking | Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board

Overview of Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel

Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel

3.5 star property

9.0/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
Map
1 Prairie Meadows Drive, Altoona, IA, 50009

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPrairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino4 min walk
  • Popular LocationAdventureland16 min walk
  • Popular LocationOutlets of Des Moines3 min drive
  • AirportDes Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.)23 min drive

Room options

About this area

Altoona

Located in Altoona, Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel is near theme parks. Grand View Golf Course and Sky Glider East are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Outlets of Des Moines and Merle Hay Mall. Adventureland and Iowa State Fairgrounds are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including outlet shopping.

What's nearby

  • Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino - 4 min walk
  • Adventureland - 16 min walk
  • Outlets of Des Moines - 3 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

  • Culver's - 7 min walk
  • Jethro's BBQ - 7 min walk
  • Perkins - 8 min walk
  • Big Steer Restaurant & Lounge - 14 min walk
  • Claxon's Smokehouse & Grill - 18 min walk

About this property

Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel

3.5-star hotel near a zoo
A casino, concerts and live shows, and a coffee shop/cafe are just a few of the amenities provided at Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel. Hit the jackpot at this hotel with amenities such as 21 casino gaming tables, 1700 slot machines, and a sportsbook. The onsite steakhouse, AJs Steakhouse, features American cuisine. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a fireplace in the lobby and 4 bars.
You'll also find perks like:
  • An indoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), a 24-hour front desk, and newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage, a gift shop, and ATM/banking services
  • Guest reviews speak well of the pool and helpful staff
Room features
All 168 rooms boast comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to thoughtful touches like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews give good marks for the clean rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, rollaway/extra beds (surcharge), and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with showers and hair dryers
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and daily housekeeping

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
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
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 4 bars/lounges
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • AJs Steakhouse

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
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Newspapers in lobby

Guest services

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

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
  • Private bathroom
  • 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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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

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

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:
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

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

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20 per night
Free cribs are available on request at the property

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

  • 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

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 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.

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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Frequently asked questions

Does Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool.

Is Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel?

Check-in begins at 4 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel?

Check-out is at 11 AM. Late check-out is available for USD 10.00 (subject to availability).

Where is Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel located?

Situated in Altoona, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino and Adventureland. Outlets of Des Moines is 1.5 mi (2.3 km) away.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

9.0

Wonderful

Rating 10 - Excellent. 640 out of 999 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 64%
Rating 8 - Good. 260 out of 999 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 26%
Rating 6 - Okay. 60 out of 999 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 6%
Rating 4 - Poor. 27 out of 999 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 3%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 12 out of 999 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 1%

9.4/10

Cleanliness

9.1/10

Staff & service

8.3/10

Amenities

9.3/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.7/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Excellent

Cynthia
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I always like Prairie Meadows. It's always a great atmosphere. I also like the security there, which is very important when I have to travel alone.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Sue
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great place to stay always. Awesome, friendly staff. Very helpful. Rooms quiet and clean.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Sharon, Ankeny
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I appreciate that the gentlemen at the front desk told me he would give me a late checkout since I didn’t check in until 1 am and they weren’t fully booked for the next night. Appreciate that offer without asking for it.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Rodolfo, Rep. of Panama
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We had a lot of fun
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

joseph
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
nice,clean,friendly people. overall a good experience.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Scott
Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very good customer service -
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Joni
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Clean, great food at the care, and the horse track was fun!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Steven
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great location, Great staff, Very clean
Great location. It was nice to be connected to the casino and horse track. Great location for restaurants and things to do. The pool was small, but it was never crowded. Hotel staff were very friendly and the hotel and rooms were very clean. A bit more expensive than other hotels in the area, but I'd say it was worth it. Nice restaurant choices inside the hotel/casino as well.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

8/10 Good

Krosby
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Chris
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022