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Clive, Iowa
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Wanted the "date night" package (king room, champagne, $50 AJ Restaurant credit) so I called on a Monday for the next day (Tuesday). Staff could not verify availability of champagne. I said I would forego that but staff said she could not book it without the champagne. So, I asked for a room upgrade (at my cost) which could include...

1Thank Dennis J
Mary E, Manager at Prairie Meadows Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your time in the hotel and at AJ's Steakhouse. I'm sorry that there were some hiccups with the reservation process but unfortunately we do need at least 72 hours to confirm the availability of champagne for our Date Night hotel package. We always try to work with the guest to...

Davenport, Iowa
Reviewed 26 December 2016

It was difficult to give the overall rating when some is done correctly one way and is a fail the other....I guess it's what you would call bitter-sweet. The motel rooms are top notch. They actually are as the photos shown on their website. You won't find any scratched/broken furniture, snagged carpet, broken floor tile, peeling wallpaper or anything like...

Thank Jay H
Mary E, Manager at Prairie Meadows Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate all feedback both good and bad as this is the only way we can truly work to improve on what we do. I have passed your comments along to the appropriate areas. Have a great day!

Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is a great place to stay. Comfortable beds, plenty of food venue choices even room Service. Friendly helpful staff. Even if you don't gamble great place to relax and eat. Nice pool and hot tub. I love this place!

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Prairie Meadows Hotel was an experience I would recommend to anyone planning a stay in Altoona. While the prices may be higher than some, the excellent customer service, the outstanding cleanliness of the rooms, and the food and service at various onsite eateries makes up for it. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The staff is very friendly.

Thank rnvball
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

The Trifecta Buffet is just amazing. Everything you can imagine is there in unending quantities. I was especially surprised to see some of the best Prime Rib I've ever seen! Another option included huge mounds of crab! Our waitstaff was very friendly and attentive. I will most certainly be back!

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Two parents staying for business over the weekend. It was supposed to be a mini vacation for us working parents with super busy extra curricular active kids. When we arrived the lobby was beautiful! We were greeted and told a price. We were then told we were on a quiet floor away from all the noise. Well lets just say...

Thank Sarah S
Sherrard, IL
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Modern and luxurious lobby. Friendly staff and great accommodations. Good food available and comfortable beds, An awesome saltwater pool, we enjoyed it and a Starbucks is there too. Will return when in passing through town again.

Thank teintackett
Tama, Iowa
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The rooms were very nice - housekeeping not so nice. We stayed for three nights and on the second day our room was not cleaned - they brought towels but did not even make the bed, replace coffee/tea, etc. We had left early in the morning and not returned until late in the evening and so I am sure that...

Thank MissS4
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had only booked for one night but extended another as we had so much fun. We went on a Sunday so we could watch the Quarter Horses race at the track in the afternoon. The casino is enormous and everywhere was spotlessly clean and tidy. Cafe at the Meadows did a superb lunch and we also enjoyed the Triple...

Thank Richard C
Green Bay, WI
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Prairie Meadows for 3 nights for an expo/conference. The entire hotel is newly remodeled and very modern. The rooms are nice, the bed was comfy, good pillows and nice bathrooms. They also offer free wifi. I enjoyed my room and stay very much. The lobby and hotel bar are also modem and inviting. The staff was nice...

Thank klvaile

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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 

Additional Information about Prairie Meadows Hotel

Address: 1 Prairie Meadows Dr, Altoona, IA 50009-2100
Region: United States > Iowa > Altoona
Price Range: ₹ 12,058 - ₹ 16,531 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Prairie Meadows Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 168
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“2d floor walks straight into the casino - very secure access”
BikeHawk, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The Junior suite is nice to have separate areas for sleeping and lounging with wet bar area too.”
jeffsW60AY, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you want peace and to sleep DONT STAY HERE”
sarahsB8638FB, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Top floor was very quiet.”
  • Hide-a-bed
  • Junior King Suite
efaber, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are quiet.”
98sarahs, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
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