La Quinta by Wyndham Altoona Des Moines

    A Sunny Stay in Altoona

    Off I-80, near Adventureland and Prairie Meadows™

    Make the most of central Iowa with the thoughtful amenities and convenient location off I-80 at La Quinta by Wyndham Altoona Des Moines. You’ll be 17 miles from Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and less than a mile from Adventureland. Try your luck at 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 before retreating to our inviting hotel.

    Refreshing Amenities

    You'll love free breakfast and Wifi—plus, a gym and indoor pool

    A bright stay awaits at our pet-friendly hotel, where our staff is committed to providing our 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 non-smoking guest room 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 the 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, attend a concert at Iowa Events Center, or see gorgeous greenery at the 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 


    Pool at the La Quinta by Wyndham Altoona Des Moines in Altoona, Iowa
    La Quinta by Wyndham Altoona Des Moines restaurant breakfast area with seating 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.