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Overview of Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel

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4.5 / 5Wonderful
741 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning

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Highlights

Popular LocationPrairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino4 min walk
Popular LocationAdventureland16 min walk
RestaurantTaco John's6 min walk
RestaurantJethro's BBQ7 min walk
AirportDes Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.)23 min drive

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  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
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  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
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  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area

Altoona

Located in Altoona, Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel is near theme parks. Some of the area's popular attractions include Adventureland and Iowa State Fairgrounds. Sky Glider East and Sleepy Hollow Sports Park are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including outlet shopping.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino - 4 min walk
  • Adventureland - 16 min walk
  • Outlets of Des Moines - 8 min drive
  • Iowa State Fairgrounds - 14 min drive
  • Des Moines Area Community College - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) - 23 min drive

Restaurants

  • AJs Steakhouse — 1 min walk
  • Triple Crown Buffet — 1 min walk
  • Taco John's - 6 min walk
  • Jethro's BBQ - 7 min walk
  • Culver's - 7 min walk

About this property

Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel

3.5-star hotel near Adventureland
Along with 3 restaurants, this hotel has a casino and an indoor pool. Free WiFi in public areas, free valet parking, and a free theme park shuttle 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.
This Altoona hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center.

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
Free valet parking
Free RV/bus/truck parking
Free theme park shuttle

Food and drink

Buffet 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 4.95-6.95 for children
3 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
4 bars/lounges
Room service available

Things to do

Fitness center
Indoor pool

Family friendly

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

Conveniences

ATM/banking services
Banquet hall
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
Meeting rooms
Conference center (34000 square feet of space)

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Assistive listening devices available
Braille signage
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

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
Free cribs/infant beds
Hypo-allergenic bedding
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

Hair dryer

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

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Renovations and closures

The property will be renovating from 03 November 2020 to 01 April 2021 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Select guestrooms
Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Discover
Mastercard
American Express
Visa

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. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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 6.95 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 10.00 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 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.

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

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Frequently asked questions

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.
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, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel?
Self parking and valet parking are free at this property.
What time is check-in at this hotel?
Check-in begins at 4 PM.
What time is check-out at this 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 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Adventureland and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Outlets of Des Moines. Iowa State Fairgrounds and Des Moines Civic Center are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Guest reviews

4.5
Wonderful
5 - Excellent
482
4 - Good
194
3 - Okay
43
2 - Mediocre
16
1 - Poor
6
4.7
Cleanliness
4.5
Service and Staff
4.2
Amenities
4.7
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

We stayed just as the Covid-19 virus was starting to shut things down and the staff here were absolutely fantastic about making sure we felt comfortable.

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

I would recommend this property to any one staying in the Des Moines area.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020