Altoona >Lodging > Adventureland Inn
3200 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA | Directions 5000941.657412 -93.495798
Mon. - Sun. 24 Hours
Our family recently stayed at Adventureland Inn to go to Adventureland Park right "next door" to the hotel. We have stayed there in the past and have tried a few of the other hotels in the area, but this year we were very impressed with the changes that have been made to the hotel.
In the past, we came to realize that it is nice/convenient to have a room that has a patio to the pool area, but then we realized that any of the rooms would be fine for our family so this year I booked a "standard room". It was a room that was on the outter perimeter of the hotel--basically looking at the parking lot and not the pool area. I WAS SO IMPRESSED!!! The room we received was completely remodled from the last time we had stayed in 2006. The beds were very comfortable, the room decor was very up to date, and the TV was a nice flat screen. I could tell that not all of the rooms in the hotel had been done like ours from looking in to rooms that had their doors open while walking down the hall, so I asked why at check out and the desk clerk told me they were slowly doing a new section of rooms each fall until all of the rooms would be like ours.
We enjoyed the pool areas and the trolly to Adventureland park. We spent most of the day at Adventureland and came back to the hotel very tired. It was nice to be able to order food from the restaurant and watch a movie in our room.
I would say this was my favorite stay we had at the Adventureland Inn and will try to book again for next year.
Younger children will enjoy: This is as good as any hotel. It was easy to get to and there was plenty of parking. The room was on the west end and it was clean. We asked for more pillows and with in 5 minutes we had someone at the door with pillows and blankets
I wanted to thank you for all your help with Kara and Karl's wedding. It was a wonderful evening. You made the planning so much easier for us. You were so cooperative with all our little details. this should go in your personnel file as proof of your job well done.
We had a terrific stay at Adventureland Inn! I must admit, after reading some of the negative reviews, I was a bit worried, but once we arrived, all that fear vanished!
First of all, the room we stayed in was a standard room on the first floor. Must have been recently remodeled. Nice comfy beds, which is unusual in motels, nice flat screen TV, marble-like flooring, wall coverings in the bathroom. There was a little fenced in area off the back of our room, where we could park right outside - very handy to pack & unpack the vehicle!
Then there's the pool....AWESOME!!! WE have two small children that spent hours in the kiddie pool. It's a zero entry to 2.5-or-so ft. pool, with a little slide and a couple of other water features that made the kids giggle each time. We loved being able to sit either in the pool on the side, or in one of the chairs, just relaxing & watching them play. The roof is a dome, which can be open, or closed depending on the weather. This was especially nice since it was raining & we weren't able to go right over to Adventureland like we were planning to do. I can't imagine how we would've kept the kids happy without the pool! The swim-up bar pool was right there, which was playing tropical-type music, making you feel as if you're at a resort...not in IA! The drinks were very yummy as well!! You can sit right with your kids while enjoying an adult cocktail.
Granted, we don't get out all that often, but our fmaily will definitely make the 5 hour journey to Adventureland Inn again & again!
The rooms were clean and comfortable and room service was acceptable. Overall, we had a great time
Everyone we dealt with was friendly, helpful, cheerful. (A young man delivering from service to someone stopping help us find the ice machine... to the front desk, waitress, everyone!)
This is a great place to stay for a fun time with kids. The pools are great and the water temp was awesome. It's also very convenient that there are restaurants on site. We had an outer side room away from the pools. All the furnishings in the room seemed brand new along with the tile and carpet. We chose an outer room mainly because the price is lower than a poolside. I would say that the poolside rooms are overpriced, but you're mainly paying for the hotel's location, name, and family environment. Great place with many fond memories!
Nice getaway: We were looking for something near that was somewhat like an indoor waterpark. The 0-depth pool was GREAT for the kids, I didn't have to go in and hold my 2-year old the whole time, as she could touch! WONDERFUL!
Best Reception Ever!: I actually had my Wedding Reception at this location. It was perfect. The room was beautiful with a fountain in the background, pillars and soft lights everywhere. The staff was so great to us and even put up with the father of the bride's crazy demands with a smile. They even arranged for a location in the hotel to be reserved for a gift opening the next morning. They covered everything. I couldn't have asked for more. The suite that evening was beautiful with a balcony that we could sit on and just relax and talk. I would recommend this location to anyone getting married in the future.
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