Unwind at the award-winning Prairie Meadows hotel in one of our 168 rooms including queen, king, and suites. Our hotel is connected to the casino, allowing guests to safely stay, play, and dine. Conveniently located in Altoona, IA, just 12 miles from downtown Des Moines. 

Located along Interstate 80 at exit 142. ADA accessible. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Due to current health and safety guidelines...

  • Non-invasive thermal temperature scans will be conducted at all guest and employee entrances.
  • No one with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or more will be allowed inside the property.
  • It is required that guests wear a face covering. Guests must bring their own face covering or we will provide one upon request. All employees will be required to wear a face covering that covers their nose and mouth.
  • We have made adjustments to all aspects of our property to accommodate social distancing standards, including the front desk.
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations have been placed throughout the property for your convenience.
  • Team members, including guest room attendants, will not enter occupied rooms.
  • Guest deliveries will be dropped off outside guest room door.
  • Complimentary bags of ice available at the Hotel Pantry.
  • No housekeeping cleaning service will be available for guests staying consecutive nights. All cleaning will take place upon checkout. 
  • Extra linens have been removed from the rooms. 
  • The pool and fitness center is temporarily closed.
  • All hotel rooms are non-smoking.

For more information, please check out the links below.

Health & Reopening Guidelines


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You deserve the best, whether you’re planning a relaxing weekend away or a special night out. We’ve got a package for every desire and budget.

Our beautifully appointed rooms and suites provide all the little luxuries that make your home away from home truly memorable.

At Prairie Meadows Hotel, if it’s important to you, it’s important to us. We’ll do our best to find items you’ve lost.

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