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Prairie Meadows Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Altoona
Certificate of Excellence
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 reviews
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“Very nice and clean”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

This hotel was clean and up to date, very nice, comfortable beds. We stayed on the 2nd floor, the same floor as the casino, so there was a short walk to get there. We also attended the horse races and had the buffet while we were there. All the employees we encountered were very friendly and helpful. We will stay there again.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

The hotel was nice and clean, beautiful hotel, nice pool/hot tub. Very nice soft beds. The room was lacking a tub if you have a small child, but the rooms did have a fridge which was awesome and a Keurig.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Ames, Iowa
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

The décor is trendy retro. Nice, big rooms. Good décor and very clean. Which is expected for $160 a night in Iowa. It's a good location. Short distance in an enclosed walk to the casino. We like the Casino, too.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Have stayed here twice to go to the horses. this hotel exceeds our expectations. Very modern, clean, chic hotel. Only downside is the size of the hotel it is quite far from the casino/track. Loved the fact only hotel guests with keys can obtain access to guest floors from the elevator. Got a look at the banquet area setting up for a wedding and it looked fabulous. Would be a great place to host an event.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Sioux City, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

The hotel is lovely - though the bathrooms are small for such nice large rooms for some odd reason. The rooms are comfortable. While it does not affect us, the elevator is at the ends of the hall and we heard some guests complain about the long walk from room to elevator.

We did not eat at the property on this trip but have in the past and food and service was good.

The one complaint we have is the casino itself. The casino has done a nice job of improving its facility but the no-smoking area is small, has low ceilings, and more older style machines than in the other parts of the casino. The Casino needs to vastly enlarge the no-smoking area. We limit the number of trips to this casino in favor of others with larger no-smoking areas. We also know a number of people who refuse to visit this casino due to the smoking. On this trip in particular we found dirty ashtrays and infrequent cleaning of the slot areas to be especially bad compared to prior visits.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Centralia, Missouri
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Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

Was here for a conference. Hotel rooms are very nice and roomy. The hotel staff very friendly and helpful. The conference rooms were really good. Would stay here with the family if in area. There are a lot of attractions in the area. Went to the Bass Pro Shop and ate there great meal for great price. Adventure land just across the street.

Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Prairie Meadows is the best place to eat, sleep and gamble. All the staff are friendly and ready with a smile to help you.. We always enjoy staying here when traveling cross country. There is easy access and you feel safe.

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Additional Information about Prairie Meadows Hotel

Property: Prairie Meadows Hotel
Address: 1 Prairie Meadows Dr, Altoona, IA 50009-2100
Region: United States > Iowa > Altoona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Altoona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Prairie Meadows Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 168
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come see why Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack Hotel is Iowa's favorite place to play and stay. With more than 85,000 square feet of casino action, Prairie Meadows has every game you will want to play this side of Vegas. If you are looking for a relaxing night, kick your feet up in The Prairie Meadows Hotel. We offer contemporary rooms, impeccable service, and generous hotel amenities that include a saltwater pool, business center and airport shuttle. With a hotel so comfortable you will want to stay awhile. Looking for a new restaurant to try? Our delicious dining options are more than enough to satisfy any craving you have, from breakfast hot off the griddle to simple comfort food or even a chef-prepared entree. Check out our free entertainment in the smoke-free Finish Line Show Lounge. Our 168 room hotel has standard King rooms, Double Queen rooms, and many options of King Suites that are sure to make your stay luxurious. Book now to plan your getaway and experience a hotel unlike any other. ... more   less 
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