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Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino

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9.2
Excellent
238 reviews
+1 515-957-3000

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Parking
Pool
Fitness Center

Enjoy Racing Excitement at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino

What Do Rooms Include at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino? 

The rooms at Prairie Meadows include double queen an up to luxury king suites. All 168 rooms offer standard amenities including luxury hypoallergenic bedding and 42-inch high-definition televisions, and mini fridges. Guests will also enjoy a coffee/tea maker, and high-speed Internet access. Other amenities include iron and ironing board and hair dryers. You will also find wet bars, and additional space and furnishing within the hotel’s suites. Complimentary Internet access and iHome clocks and docking stations can keep guests connected. 

What Additional Features Does Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino Offer? 

Enjoy a dip in the cutting-edge saltwater pool or get some exercise at the fitness center with a full range of cardio machines and free weights. Catch up on some paperwork at the business center. The hotel’s lounges feature freshly brewed Starbuck’s coffee and a large choice of beers and cocktails with a relaxed, contemporary environment. Dining is a pleasure at any of the hotel’s restaurants, including AJ’s Steakhouse and the Café at the Meadows. Enjoy buffet selections at the Triple Crown Eatery or the Champions Clubhouse. Grab a quick snack on your way to the racetrack at Quick Bites. 

What Are the Room Rates at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino? 

Rates at Prairie Meadows begin at $149 for a standard room that can sleep up to three guests. Rates for suites start at $219 for those who want a bit more space.  The hotel has special guest packages, including a players' rewards program at the casino. The hotel offers a free airport shuttle, as well as a free theme park shuttle as part of the room rate. The room charges also include admission to the Prairie Meadows racetrack. 

What's There to Do Nearby?

The delightful hotel offers many on-site attractions including a racetrack and casino. It is also situated near many area attractions such as Adventureland and Copper Creek Golf Course. 

What Special Features Are Offered by Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino?

As the name implies, this hotel offers a true racing experience. The racetrack is a spectacular one-mile track where you can enjoy thoroughbred and quarter horse racing, along with trackside betting. There is also a sports book that airs simulcast races from tracks around the country, including Belmont, Los Alamitos, Santa Anita Park, Del Mar, and many others. The casino offers a full range of gaming experiences including slot machines, poker, and table games.

What’s the Bottom Line? 

If you are a horse racing enthusiast or just want some adrenaline pumping casino action, you’ll find it all at this Altoona hotel. In addition, the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino offers great rates on fully appointed rooms, and many other hotel amenities. 

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1 Prairie Meadows Drive
Altoona, IA 50009
Rooms & Rates
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User Highlights
9.2
Excellent
Location
"Clean environment" "Close to interstate"
Breakfast
"Free Buffett breakfast" "Enjoyed the breakfast buffet"
88% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
Vibe
"New pillows" "Lovely lobby"
Food
"Tons of deserts" "Good buffet"
100% loved the menu selection.
Cleanliness
"Clean floors" "Clean rooms"
82% said rooms were clean.
92% thought it was clean.
Service
"Great staff" "Excellent service at check in"
96% found the staff to be very friendly.
86% said the reception staff was great.
Room
"Great pillows" "Clean rooms"
Beds were acceptable for 63%.
63% complained about the bathroom.
Comfort
"Minor toilet" "Bed too soft"
Beds were acceptable for 63%.
75% said rooms were small.
Pool

Good to know...

Great menu
Fair breakfast prices
Nice building
Rooms could be larger
Hotel Information
Features
Air-conditioned
Airport Shuttle
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Casino
Fitness Center
Free Parking
Free Wifi
Handicap
No Smoking
Pool
Restaurant
Details
Check-In
From 4:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
168
Fees
Required
  • Deposit: USD 50.00 per stay
Add-ons
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: USD 10.0 per night
  • Late Check-out Fee: USD 10.00 (subject to availability)
  • Breakfast Fee: between USD 8.95 and USD 13.95 for adults, USD 4.95 and USD 6.95 for children (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible