Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 189
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mdw50 For convenience
This hotel was great in as it was the closest to the venue we needed to visit, but you can tell it caters mainly to business travelers who have companies that pay their bills. The rooms were overpriced in my experience and there was no continental breakfast available. The room was comfortable tho so no complaints there.
July 21, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by AirlineManager Its OK
Nothing exceedingly great about this property but nothing really wrong with it either. Just your typical, run of the mill Holiday Inn.
Location is near to ISU but not within walking distance of any restaurants or other activities. Property is well maintained, clean and doesn't look, feel or smell old and used. Beds were very comfortable with choice of hard or soft pillows, TV was a large flat screen with a multitude of channels to choose from, separate sink outside of the bathroom, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, microwave (a plus), refrigerator (a plus) and a work desk. My room also had a couch in it along with the two beds.
Restaurant and bar onsite but I didn't use them and it didn't appear too many other people did either.
My biggest gripe here was the service I received. I asked for local restaurant recommendations and the person at the desk didn't have any. As a top tier (Spire Elite) member I was not recognized for this as well as not offered or given an upgrade. I understand that this is an availability issue but this new Spire thing doesn't appear to be any change (apart from point earning) from the Platinum I have had for years. In the airline industry that I work for we really cater to our premier elite customers because they are the bread and butter for us. I guess not so much so in the hotel business.
July 16, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by wyolady Poor Staff Service
First I must compliment the house keeping staff, they were friendly courteous and efficient.
My stay lasted 4 nights, and I found the desk staff to be inattentive and more concerned with the computer screen or cell phone than they were with guests arriving or departing. One evening we decided to eat in the cafe off the lobby, no one was in the cafe or behind the bar. We stood for 10 minutes (with a small child) and not one appeared to seat us, the desk clerk who could see us standing and waiting never said anything to us even when we gave up waiting for service and returned to our room to snack on what ever we could find. As we came and went the desk staff failed to acknowledge anyone coming in or even just looking up and smiling. I would say your desk staff is bored with their jobs and have little interest in your guests. The gentleman who checked us in was kind and efficient but he was the only desk staff person who was. Also when we checked in we told the desk clerk that we were splitting the hotel fees and offered the additional credit card. The clerk assured us that he would make a note on the room and it would be done when we checked out. When checking out we found that the night clerk had charged the whole thing to one credit card, therefore we had to take extra time to have those charges reversed and then the two credit cards charged again.
July 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tcarness Great Stay
Comfortable room, great quiet location. Food was what you would expect from a nice hotel, a little pricey but covered the bases. Nice staff, and the cleaning staff left candy occasionally. I was here two weeks. Good coffee was always available.
July 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rz60 visit to the hotel
This is not my first time staying here. It is a very nice hotel. The value for it is also reasonable. Being in a college town, the price is comparable.
The rooms are very clean and they are cleaned in an adequate time. i have been at other hotels and they do not clean the room until late afternoon. Our room was by the elevator but there was no problem with noise.
The check in and out was very smooth and the front desk was very friendly and knowledgable.
We did order room service and the food was fast and very good. The only criticism I have is the price, they add an 18% gratuity and then also a 2 dollar delivery charge.
I would definitely recommend this hotel if staying in Ames.
June 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dean98 Great room
The room was clean, the staff was great and the oatmeal at breakfast was very good.
June 26, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Traveling in style Needs TLC
Found the cleanliness of the room to be poor, hair both in the sink and bathroom. Door handle to the bathroom came off, plus the desk chair was broken and uncomfortable.
June 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mac2176 Perfect for a family outing
The pool area is perfect for a family. They have a separate fenced area for smaller children and then the main pool area. The water temperature was perfect and the hot tub was clean and large enough for at least six.
June 17, 2015