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Adventureland Inn

3200 Adventureland Dr Hwy 1-80, Altoona, IA 50009-1697
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#11 of 13 hotels in Altoona
Welcome to Adventureland Resort! At Adventureland Inn you will find 185 guest rooms with over 30,000 square feet of flexible meeting space! Adventureland Inn is a full service hotel with an on-site restaurant, Spectators Sports Bar and Grill. Our indoor pool areas and courtyards are among the finest in the area, with three pools featuring the only swim-up bar in the Midwest! We are located right next to Iowa's largest attraction, Adventureland Park and also next to Iowa’s largest casino, Prairie Meadows!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Water park
Conference facilities
Banquet room
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Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Pam S wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
If your idea of adventure is old, dreary, unkept and uncomfortable rooms that are utterly devoid of amenities or services, Adventureland Inn is for you! Picture you and your buddies deciding overnight in 1992 to turn your basement garage into a hotel room. You slap down some vinyl flooring, paint the walls a dingy brown/gray, haul in a couple of bargain basement hard-as-rocks beds, and voila! You have an Adventureland Inn hotel room! You don't renovate, paint or improve the place, and you keep renting it out for the next 30 years. This place was a disaster from the moment of booking. The website didn't work, and evidently that was the theme. The staff doesn't really work either. When I called, I couldn't tell if the front desk clerk was on the tail-end of pulling a double all-nighter, or if she just really didn't give a damn. I kind of think it was both. Never have I been asked how to spell my first name. Ummm, it's P-A-M. When we checked in, the age of this place is undeniable, even beneath the unfortunate attempt to disguise it with the Wonder Bread blue, yellow and orange overly bright paint scheme in the front lobby. The room was even more depressing, dull, dark, and dingy. The cheap vinyl floor tile is probably the worst, but there is not a comfortable spot in the whole room. It just screams, "We don't care. Get out quick." The pool area was the drawing card, and it was okay, but again--no amenities. Towels? Nope, when you get there, they have a sign that you should have taken the towels that were so generously provided for you in your rooms. (They were on a locker room-style bench right beside the coffee-maker. Of course, why wouldn't they be?) Internet service was super spotty, and I kept having to restart--not exactly convenient for parents who want to get something done. This was also the case with the Direct TV which blacked out 4 times while my son tried to watch a Batman movie. Once the tired young woman checked us in, she disappeared and the whole place became a desolate creepy Clown/Zombie town. I stood at the front desk for 10 minutes and finally left. There was a convenience area with no one manning it. Don't even get me started on the sports bar. (Spoiler alert: they take your order and just put it on the counter without filling it. Wait staff is way too busy chatting with each other to actually do their jobs.) If you're looking for a family-friendly staycation, I would recommend throwing a blanket down at the 50 yard line of Valley Stadium or plopping on a park bench at Grays Lake. The scenery will be much more pleasing, and your amenities/services will equal those you'll get at Adventureland Inn.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Hawkeyegirl2007 wrote a review Aug 2021
Dubuque, Iowa124 contributions44 helpful votes
Unfortunately this hotel has a lot of cons and has gone downhill from what I remember from past visits, which is odd because they did just “remodel”. Pros-walking distance to Adventureland. Pool areas for all ages. Cons-line for trolley or shuttle ,as we had, were 3 shuttles worth of people deep, so we ended up having to walk each time. If they sold out of rooms you would think they would offer more shuttles. The shuttle and pool areas were not accessible to strollers- steps all around the area. The rooms are very dark with little lighting and very cold feeling with the tiled floor (that got our socks very dirty). The pool didn’t open until 9-which is really late as kids are usually early risers but of course the arcade was open for people to spend $. Overall just not worth the $$.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Runnergirl66 wrote a review Jul 2021
41 contributions17 helpful votes
The good? I loved that we could take the shuttle back and forth to the park. You can leave the park for a few hours, regroup, and come back if you would like. The sports bar in the restaurant was pretty decent. Service was good and the beer was cold. My kids loved the arcade and pool, too. The bad? Well, the first thing we saw when walking through the lobby was an industrial size mouse trap. Not the greeting I was hoping for. The hallways/building's carpet have not been replaced since 1990 by my estimations. The hotel room wasn't much better. The room door doesn't automatically close so you have to make sure to tell your kids to close it firmly as they leave. Beds were fine (I thankfully brought a sleeping bag to lay on top) but the furniture had stains on it. I guarantee your young kids will be happy here. I also guarantee you'll be grossed out by the state of the hotel which is in desperate need of a facelift.
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Date of stay: June 2021
rlk59 wrote a review Jul 2021
Ankeny, Iowa22 contributions5 helpful votes
15.00 to park is ridiculous. Closing the park at 6 on a beautiful summer day is ridiculous. 4 rides were down along with several shops and eating places. We buy an icee but have to pay a dollar for a straw to drink it!!! Now the circus $3.00 extra. You guys are pricing yourselves out of business. Waterloo is going to take away all your business if you don’t change things.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: You don’t have to have charge for straws if someone pays $5 for a drink. We quit going to the...
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Heather T wrote a review Jun 2021
West Des Moines, Iowa4 contributions2 helpful votes
Really enjoyed our staycation. My 11 year old and her friend had a ball in the two big pools. Photos of the rooms don’t do it justice. We were pleasantly surprised by how nice the rooms were. Enjoyed the restaurant Spectators- wings were amazing. Convenient to Adventureland. The Trolley is a nice touch. Room was quiet too.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$111 - US$145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Adventureland Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Adventureland Inn?
Nearby attractions include Adventureland (0.2 km), Cinemark Altoona and XD (0.5 km), and Prairie Meadows (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Adventureland Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a swimup bar, and free wifi.
What food & drink options are available at Adventureland Inn?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Adventureland Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Adventureland Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jethro n' Jake's Smokehouse Steaks, Big Steer Restaurant & Lounge, and AJ's Steakhouse.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Adventureland Inn?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Does Adventureland Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Adventureland Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Terrace Hill (15.2 km).
Is Adventureland Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.