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Make the Best Western Plus your next home away from home while exploring the Altoona area. We are located just steps away from Adventureland Amusement Park, Outlets of Des Moines, Bass Pro Shops® and Prairie Meadows Racetrack® and Casino.

This renovated hotel situated in central Iowa is perfect for travelers alike. Families love to stay at the Best Western Plus Altoona Inn, as the excitement of Adventureland Amusement Park is right across the street. Guests can also get their thrills at Prairie Meadows Racetrack® and Casino, only two miles away. This Altoona hotel is just a short drive from Wells Fargo Arena and the Iowa State Fairgrounds, home to many annual events like the Iowa State Fair, the Good Guys Car Show, gun shows, horse shows, craft shows and more.

Conveniently located off the I-80, the property makes it easy to attend one of the many sporting events throughout the area, including softball tournaments, wrestling, the State track meet and Drake Relays. You can also visit Bass Pro Shops®, auto races in Newton and the Pella Tulip Festival in Pella, Iowa. Business travelers also appreciate that this Altoona hotel is close to local businesses like Iowa Interstate Railroad, Egan Company, Ziegler CAT® and various state government offices.

The Best Western Plus Altoona Inn offers excellent customer service. Whether you're here for business or leisure, our staff is committed to giving you an unforgettable stay. Our valued guests will enjoy modern and spaciously designed rooms with satellite television, free high-speed internet access, microwave, and a refrigerator. This 100% non-smoking hotel in Altoona also offers an indoor heated pool, an exercise facility and guest laundry. Plus, guests will wake each morning to a complimentary full, hot breakfast.

For a trip that is sure to offer something for everyone at an affordable price, make a reservation today at the Best Western Plus Altoona Inn!

Hotel Amenities

Because We CareSM

Cleaning Standards

Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

Modified Breakfast

Breakfast Service & Selections 

Low Rate Guarantee

Low Rate Guarantee

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
No pets allowed
Child Policy
Children 12 And Under Are Free In Room With One Paying Adult In Existing Bedding.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • .50 mile(s) from Western Express
  • 1.90 mile(s) from Thermo King
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Polk County 4-H Office
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Ziegler CAT
  • 2.40 mile(s) from Marzetti Frozen Pasta
  • 4.70 mile(s) from Diamond Crystal Brands
  • 6.70 mile(s) from Anderson Erickson Dairy
  • 8.20 mile(s) from Firestone
  • 8.60 mile(s) from Tone's Spices
  • 8.70 mile(s) from Casey's Retail Company
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Monsanto
  • 9.90 mile(s) from Aviva Life and Annuity
  • 10.10 mile(s) from MidAmerican Energy
  • 10.10 mile(s) from Pioneer
  • 10.10 mile(s) from Ruan Center Corporation
  • 10.20 mile(s) from Wells Fargo Financial
  • 10.40 mile(s) from ING Life and Annuity
  • 10.70 mile(s) from Allied Insurance
  • 10.70 mile(s) from Nationwide Insurance
  • 10.90 mile(s) from Meredith Corporation
  • 10.90 mile(s) from Principal Financial
  • 11.10 mile(s) from Traveler's
  • 16.20 mile(s) from John Deere Credit Service
  • 18.70 mile(s) from HyVee Corporate Office


  • 0.05 mile(s) from Adventureland Amusement Park
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino
  • 6.10 mile(s) from Copper Creek Theatre, movie theatre
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Downtown Des Moines
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Wells Fargo Arena, arena and events center
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Hy-Vee Hall, conference and events center


  • 0.92 mile(s) from Monterrey, bar/lounge, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Jethro's BBQ, bar/lounge, Steak House, open for: lunch, dinner, barbeque and smokehouse
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Bianchi Boys, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, pizza place
  • 1.10 mile(s) from Claxon's BBQ, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, barbeque
  • 1.20 mile(s) from Applebee's®, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, bar & grill
  • 1.20 mile(s) from Village Inn®, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 1.30 mile(s) from Big Steer, bar/lounge, Steak House, open for: dinner
  • 3.60 mile(s) from Fireside, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, Karaoke on weekends
  • 4.60 mile(s) from Pleasant Hill Diner, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 4.70 mile(s) from Legends Bar & Grill, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, live band on the weekends and lakeside dining


  • 6.00 mile(s) from Grand View University, liberal arts college
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Des Moines Area Community College
  • 13.00 mile(s) from Drake University, private, fully accredited, coeducational university
  • 14.00 mile(s) from Des Moines University, medical school
  • 15.00 mile(s) from AIB College of Business, independent business school
  • 24.00 mile(s) from Simpson College, private liberal arts college
  • 35.00 mile(s) from Iowa State University, science and technology

Nearby Cities

  • 5.00 mile(s) from Bondurant
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Pleasant Hill
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Des Moines
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Ankeny
  • 17.00 mile(s) from West Des Moines
  • 24.00 mile(s) from Indianola
  • 26.00 mile(s) from Newton
  • 34.00 mile(s) from Ames
  • 38.00 mile(s) from Knoxville
  • 47.00 mile(s) from Winterset
  • 104.00 mile(s) from Iowa City


  • 1.60 mile(s) from Archery Field & Sports, indoor and outdoor archery
  • 4.80 mile(s) from Big Dog Billiards, pool hall
  • 4.90 mile(s) from Premiere Bowling, bowling, lazer tag, game room and arcade
  • 7.50 mile(s) from Sleepy Hollow Sports Park, snowboarding, skiing, tubing, go-karts, bumper boats, golfing, baseball, volleyball, etc.
  • 11.45 mile(s) from All Play, bar & grill, arcade, rockwall
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Science Center of Iowa, IMAX dome theater, interactive exhibits, programs and planetarium
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Sprockets, indoor go-karts, paintball
  • 15.30 mile(s) from Incredible Pizza Company, arcade, go-karts, bumper cars, pizza buffet


  • .50 mile(s) from Walmart Super Center, general shopping, groceries, drug store
  • .92 mile(s) from Pine Tree Plaza, shopping and dining strip mall
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Super Target, general shopping, groceries, drug store
  • 13.00 mile(s) from Merle Hay Mall, enclosed super-regional mall
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Southridge Mall, enclosed super-regional mall
  • 18.00 mile(s) from Valley West Mall, enclosed super-regional mall with specialty stores
  • 23.00 mile(s) from Jordan Creek Towne Center, high-end shopping, dining and entertainment


  • 18.00 mile(s) from Des Moines International Airport
  • 5.00 mile(s) from downtown, Des Moines