La Quinta by Wyndham Altoona Des Moines

A Sunny Stay in Altoona

Off I-80, near Adventureland and Prairie Meadows Casino

Make the most of central Iowa with the thoughtful amenities and convenient location of La Quinta by Wyndham Altoona Des Moines, just off I-80. You’ll be 17 miles from Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and less than a mile from Adventureland. Enjoy free shuttle service to Prairie Meadows Casino & Racetrack or go shopping at the Outlets of Des Moines. Grand View University, Drake University, and Iowa State University are a short drive away. Grab a bite at one of the nearby restaurants and then retreat to our inviting hotel.

Refreshing Amenities

Relax with free breakfast and Wifi—plus, our indoor pool and gym

A bright stay awaits at our pet-friendly hotel, where our staff is committed to providing signature Here for You service. Wake up with a free Bright Side Breakfast® of waffles, fruit, coffee, and more. Stay connected with free WiFi, work out at the 24/7 gym, and swim in our heated indoor pool. Each of our non-smoking guest rooms features a mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, flat-screen HDTV, desk, ironing amenities, and hair dryer. Take advantage of extras like free parking, guest laundry facilities, and our Bright Side Market. 

Explore the Area

Place bets, ride rollercoasters, or check out the art

Minutes from downtown Des Moines, our Altoona hotel offers easy access to the area’s best attractions. Bet on horses or slots at Prairie Meadows, enjoy the rides at Adventureland, and catch an auto show or other event at Iowa State Fairgrounds. The Des Moines Art Center offers masterpieces from the likes of Picasso, as well as the impressive Pappajohn Sculpture Park. You can also stargaze at the Science Center of Iowa, watch basketball games at Wells Fargo Arena, or see gorgeous greenery at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.

Arts & Culture

Des Moines Art Center

Hall of Laureates

Hoyt Sherman Place

John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park

Salisbury House & Gardens

Science Center of Iowa (SCI)

State Historical Museum of Iowa 

Points of Interest

Drake University

East Village

Grand View University

Iowa State Capitol 

Iowa State University

Outdoors & Recreation


Altoona Aquatics Park

Blank Park Zoo

Enabling Garden

Gray’s Lake Park

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Haines Park

Living History Farms

Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens

Water Works Park 


Bass Pro Shops

Des Moines’ Downtown Farmers’ Market

Jordan Creek Town Center 

Outlets of Des Moines

Sports & Entertainment

Bright Grandview Golf Course

Cinemark Altoona & XD

Des Moines Civic Center / Des Moines Performing Arts

Iowa Events Center

Iowa State Fairgrounds

Iowa State Fair Speedway

Jasper Winery

Prairie Meadows Casino & Racetrack

Principal Park

Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater

Spring Creek Sports Complex

Waveland Golf Course 

Wells Fargo Arena


Pool at the La Quinta by Wyndham Altoona Des Moines in Altoona, Iowa
Bar at La Quinta by Wyndham Altoona Des Moines in Altoona, Iowa

Map & Directions

1785 11th Street NW, Altoona, IA, 50009



The Perfect Space for Meetings & Events

Plan your next special event or business meeting with us. Featuring 500 square feet of event space, our hotel offers a meeting room that accommodates up to 12 guests. We can also arrange great rates for groups of all sizes.