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Make the Best Western PLUS your next home away from home while exploring the Altoona area. We are located just steps away from Adventureland Amusement Park, Bass Pro Shop and Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino. This renovated hotel situated in central Iowa is perfect for travelers alike. Families love to stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Altoona Inn, as the excitement of Adventureland Amusement Park is right across the street. Guests can also get their thrills at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino (free shuttle provided), only two miles away. This Altoona hotel is just a short drive from Wells Fargo Arena and the Iowa State Fairgrounds, home to many annual events like the Iowa State Fair, the Good Guys Car Show, gun shows, horse shows, craft shows and more.

Conveniently located off the I-80, the property makes it easy to attend one of the many sporting events throughout the area, including softball tournaments, wrestling, the State track meet and Drake Relays. You can also visit Bass Pro Shops, auto races in Newton and the Pella Tulip Festival in Pella, Iowa. Business travelers also appreciate that this Altoona hotel is close to local businesses like Iowa Interstate Railroad, Egan Company, Ziegler CAT and various state government offices.

The BEST WESTERN PLUS Altoona Inn offers excellent customer service. Whether youre here for business or leisure, our staff is committed to giving you a unforgettable stay. Our valued guests will enjoy modern and spaciously designed rooms with cable television, free high-speed Internet access, microwave and a refrigerator. This 100 non-smoking hotel in Altoona also offers an indoor heated salt water pool, an exercise facility and guest laundry. Plus, guests will wake each morning to a complimentary full, hot breakfast.

For a trip that is sure to offer something for everyone at an affordable price, make a reservation today at the Best Western PLUS Altoona Inn!

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300 34th Avenue NW
United States
AAA - 2 Diamond


Pets: No Pets accepted
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15:00:00 | 11:00:00
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300 34th Avenue NW
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What's nearby?


  • 5.00 mile(s) from Bondurant

  • 8.00 mile(s) from Pleasant Hill

  • 10.00 mile(s) from Des Moines

  • 12.00 mile(s) from Ankeny

  • 17.00 mile(s) from West Des Moines

  • 24.00 mile(s) from Indianola

  • 26.00 mile(s) from Newton

  • 34.00 mile(s) from Ames

  • 38.00 mile(s) from Knoxville

  • 47.00 mile(s) from Winterset

  • 104.00 mile(s) from Iowa City

  • .50 mile(s) from Western Express

  • 1.90 mile(s) from Thermo King

  • 2.00 mile(s) from Polk County 4-H Office

  • 2.00 mile(s) from Ziegler CAT

  • 2.40 mile(s) from Marzetti Frozen Pasta

  • 4.70 mile(s) from Diamond Crystal Brands

  • 6.70 mile(s) from Anderson Erickson Dairy

  • 8.20 mile(s) from Firestone

  • 8.60 mile(s) from Tone's Spices

  • 8.70 mile(s) from Casey's Retail Company

  • 9.00 mile(s) from Monsanto

  • 9.90 mile(s) from Aviva Life and Annuity

  • 10.10 mile(s) from MidAmerican Energy

  • 10.10 mile(s) from Pioneer

  • 10.10 mile(s) from Ruan Center Corporation

  • 10.20 mile(s) from Wells Fargo Financial

  • 10.40 mile(s) from ING Life and Annuity

  • 10.70 mile(s) from Allied Insurance

  • 10.70 mile(s) from Nationwide Insurance

  • 10.90 mile(s) from Meredith Corporation

  • 10.90 mile(s) from Principal Financial

  • 11.10 mile(s) from Traveler's

  • 16.20 mile(s) from John Deere Credit Service

  • 18.70 mile(s) from HyVee Corporate Office

  • 6.00 mile(s) from Grand View University, liberal arts college

  • 7.00 mile(s) from Des Moines Area Community College

  • 13.00 mile(s) from Drake University, private, fully accredited, coeducational university

  • 14.00 mile(s) from Des Moines University, medical school

  • 15.00 mile(s) from AIB College of Business, independent business school

  • 24.00 mile(s) from Simpson College, private liberal arts college

  • 35.00 mile(s) from Iowa State University, science and technology

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 304 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 151
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Very nice facility

30/11/2016 snicodemus60, Joplin, Missouri

As always, this is a great facility to stay at in the Des Moines area. Rooms are very clean, breakfast is good, and awesome costumer service! Mary is a pleasure to work with and always is very welco... more


Best ever!

22/11/2016 Amy S, Spencer, Iowa

Robyn, Karla and all the others provided top notch customer service! Great staff, comfortable rooms and excellent location! Visiting with other patrons you can see that everyone there was highly sat... more

Owner Response
BWManagers, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Altoona Inn, responded to this review
Amy S- Thank you so much for this great review!!!! I will be sure to let Karla and the rest of the staff how great they were. We can't wait to see you again next time you are in the Altoona area!!! Have a wonderful day! Robyn Smith- General Manager

On the road again

15/11/2016 oldwoodcarver,

Clean rooms. Great off season. Indoor pool for Grandchildren. Near Amusement Park if you want activity during busy season. Nice staff Restaurants and shopping near by. Older Motel but well kept up. G... more

Owner Response
BWManagers, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Altoona Inn, responded to this review
Thank you oldwoodcarver for writing this review!!!! I am pleased you and the grandchildren enjoyed your stay here and we look forward to seeing you again when you are in the area!!!! Have a wonderful day!!!!! Robyn Smith- General Manager

Older small hotel, however the employees made it Very Good!

06/11/2016 Milestonecruises, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Not sure why this Best Western has a "Plus" designation? Unless it is for the great employees? The building is old and very small. Beds were OK. Bathroom was newer and clean. Provided popcorn and fres... more

Owner Response
BWManagers, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Altoona Inn, responded to this review
Milestonecruises- Thank you for your review. We do appreciate all feedback from our guests. Customer satisfaction is something we take pride in here and I am very happy to hear the employees did make your stay. I will be sure to pass this on to my breakfast attendant, as she did a wonderful job. Thank you again and have a great day!!!! Robyn Smith- General Manager

very nice

02/11/2016 Robert C, Lake Ann

The Hotel was very clean and had comfortable beds. The breakfast bar was very good. The front desk clerk was very good with the directions to places to eat a supper meal. Very Nice. Thank you. It was ... more

Owner Response
BWManagers, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Altoona Inn, responded to this review
Robert C- Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay. I am pleased you were able to get a good nights rest and enjoyed our breakfast. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in the area. Have a wondeful day!!!!! Robyn Smith- General Manager