With its convenient location just outside of Des Moines, Altoona makes for a great place to stay when visiting Iowa.
If you’re lucky enough to be in town when the fair rolls in, be sure to send time down at the Iowa State Fairgrounds for a chance to meet the locals in an unconventional setting. Getting around town is easy, with a number of convenient biking and jogging trails that will take you almost anywhere you need to be.
Walk through the enchanting Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines, which features a unique collection of sculptures small, large and enormous. Keep your finger on the pulse of arts and culture at the Des Moines Art Center, or get nose to nose with the wildlife at Blank Park Zoo.
Sports aficionados will enjoy giving Frisbee golf a try at the course in Lions Park, or simply sticking to the tried and tested at one of the area’s many golf courses. Kick back and relax at Gray’s Lake Park, the perfect place to spend a day floating, boating and enjoying the country air.
When it’s time to wind down, you’ll find cozy accommodations at one of our hotels in Altoona. Convenient locations ensure you’ll never be far from the excitement when staying in our Altoona hotels - you may even be surprised at the incredible value offered at such an affordable price.
We had a very nice stay. We had everything we needed. It was easy enough to regulate the temperature in the room. The beds were comfortable and there were plenty of pillows. There were no towel bars[More]
in the bathroom but that was a minor inconvenience. [Less]
The room was clean, comfortable, and quiet. The bed was reasonably comfortable. Breakfast was decent but the menu was difficult to read on the chalkboard and did not describe the food selections[More]
well. The largest negative was walking through the cloud of cigarette smoke at each rear entrance. Staff and guests would congregate outside the rear entrances to smoke. [Less]