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Motel 6 Des Moines East

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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Gross, dump, and filthy. A couple years ago we stayed here and thought it was nice enough to return too. We quickly took it off our list. The stench alone will send you running. At first they put us in building 2 which looked like it hadn't been cleaned in months. When that was unacceptable they put us in building... More 

Thank Tammy H
Saint Paul
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

It was late and we were tired. It was the first motel we saw. The price should have warned us to keep traveling. The facilities are very run down. There were signs apologizing that the remodeling noise would start at 8:00 a.m. in the morning. The room size was okay. The beds and furnishing were very flimsy. There was no... More 

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Reviewed 19 August 2016

The most disgusting place I have ever stayed. Room was extremely musty, shower, matress, and window sill all had mold on them (black and green), and our beds never felt dry. The room was very dirty also. Stains on beds, wrappers in beds, dirt on every inch of floor, dead bugs, dust everywhere!! We had to open our window to... More 

Thank jennysJ420CE
Marion, Iowa
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a cheap place to stay with no extras...this would be good. With our AARP discount the room ran us $65 including tax. Everyone was very friendly! The pool area is very large and clean....this was the reason we gave it a 3, it was a nice treat for such a cheap hotel! We stayed here... More 

Thank BBQME2
Waterloo, Iowa
2 reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This is the second time our family has stayed here. I will start with the positives. IT'S CHEAP. The pool is a nice size. The staff tries to be friendly, and if you have a complaint they seem to understand and try to make you happy. Now to the negatives, it's pretty dirty. When we first walked in it smelled... More 

Thank SheilahJohnson
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I called in advance to see if they allowed pets before I booked on the web. The Hotels.com profile did not say that the place had a pool, or wether it allowed pets, for the price I paid the room was small, even though there were doors to the pool on both sides of the building, only the one on... More 

Thank warmask95340
1 review
Reviewed 11 July 2016

I read the reviews & thought we would give it a try...DONT STAY HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Put us in a smoking room, have hardwood floors in room - STICKY stuff on floor, phone didn't work, bathroom "gross"! Not updated! ONLY plus - Did refund us our money!

Thank Bridget H
Greencastle, Indiana
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

We stayed there from Monday June 27-June 29, we used the online website to reserve our room with a fridge, well we got checked into our room, no fridge called down to the front desk, explained to the "clerk" that we had a fridge on our online reservation and she said well they placed you in a room with no... More 

Thank Robin S
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55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

I'll be honest, this was the first Motel 6 I have stayed at. And for a Motel 6 it wasn't a bad experience. The pool area was great. Definitely very nice, minus no hot tub. The rooms were ok. A hint of smoke smell in the hallways. They don't give you any shampoo so plan on bringing your own. Overall... More 

Thank mgiese84
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

I read the bad reviews and nearly cancelled our reservation. I am happy to say the the room 253 was very clean and staff very helpful can nice. The outside was not clean and the halls, less than clean. It's was good for a night or two. No roaches.

Thank Clayton F

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  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Motel 6 Des Moines East

Address: 3225 Adventureland Dr, I-80 at exit #142, Altoona, IA 50009
Region: United States > Iowa > Altoona
Price Range: $87 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Des Moines East 2*
Number of rooms: 115
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Also Known As:
Motel 6 Altoona
Altoona Motel Six
Altoona Motel 6
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“Do not stay here!!!!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles 105bridgeth, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Stay away from this place!!! Even in daylight it didn't feel safe!!!”
 of 5 bubbles susandG6818SP, 31 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Avoid this place at all costs!”
 of 5 bubbles maqkathy, 15 Aug 2015 | Read review
“We didn''t find the restaurant at the truck stop next door very good.”
 of 5 bubbles billmS202CT, 25 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Find somewhere else”
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