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Fort Dodge
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Money comes in handy when booking a room at Prairie Meadows Hotel and Casino. The rooms are nice and the Hotel/Casino restaurant is great but we pay ALOT for the amenities. I am surprised the casino does not offer room reduction for casino play as The Isle and Tama offers....so we do not often stay at Prairie Meadows.

Thank Sarah S
Valley View, Texas
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This hotel was VERY nice! The room was large, the air conditioner worked WONDERFULLY and it was very clean. Would highly recommend it! Would definitely go back! I have played at the casino many times, but this was the first I stayed at the hotel. Loved it!

Thank suecarr1111
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I attended a 2-day conference here. My administrator booked rooms at a different hotel because there were no more rooms available here at the conference price by the time he registered. I was a little apprehensive about possible cigarette odor because of the casino, but I was pleasantly surprised that I did not notice any at all in the conference...

Thank IowaGozzie
Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed in the hotel and enjoyed an afternoon of races at the track. Our first impression of the hotel was that it was very clean and updated. The racing facilities were nicer than I expected. We were able to reserve a table in the clubhouse, with an awesome view of the track, free of charge. An...

Thank mancuso_sarah
Cedar Rapids
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Having never before stayed here I thought I would give it a try. Its state fair time so I had to endure the "mark up" of room pricing. Even with a discount I still was forced to pay twice the normal rate. Needlesstosay, my suite was gorgeous. The suite came with a King sized bed; 40" tv; mini fridge; chair...

1Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Had a great experience here. Good stuff! It is a large facility, ample parking, great access to Adventureland, good food, not too expensive. We had a great time! Beds were comfortable, bathroom was large enough.

Thank YXJoe
Eagle River, Wisconsin
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

To beat the heat my husband and I decided to stay at the Prairie Meadows Hotel and take advantage of all of the AC. We had a blast and our stay was so much fun. HUGE showers with hot water and pressure to match, very updated room and comfortable beds and pillows. I especially liked the fact that you needed...

Thank Betsey P
United States
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We stay at Prairie Meadows an average of 4 times a month. If possible this is the only place we stay in the Des Moines area! Service is always amazing, great rooms that are always clean and a great Casino! They go above and beyond to help us get a great rate and fun time. We go for business and...

Thank Jody R
Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Had a great time treating my daughter on her 21st birthday to an overnight stay. She loves horses and so why not go to a race track? We were all new to horse racing but the friendly staff helped us through. We played all afternoon with $18 in bets and $18 for food and drinks each. I thought that was...

1Thank Teresa H
Saint Michael, Minnesota
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night. Had a one bedroom suite. It was well appointed and confortable; felt like a small apartment. Had fun gambling in the casino and at the horse track. Casino was large and had a great mix of machines. Enjoyed our stay. Would definitely return.

Thank Critney

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • 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: $261 - $440 (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”
 of 5 bubbles BikeHawk, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The Junior suite is nice to have separate areas for sleeping and lounging with wet bar area too.”
 of 5 bubbles jeffsW60AY, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you want peace and to sleep DONT STAY HERE”
 of 5 bubbles sarahsB8638FB, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Top floor was very quiet.”
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  • Junior King Suite
 of 5 bubbles efaber, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 98sarahs, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
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