Check into our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Ames, Iowa, to enjoy warm Midwestern hospitality. You'll soon be exploring the diverse museums at Iowa State University and cheering for the home team with the students in Campustown sports bars.
Relax and enjoy the vibrant college-town atmosphere that surrounds our Ames hotels. Wander the Iowa State University campus, lingering at Reiman Gardens or popping into the college's superb museums. Rural Midwestern farm history comes to life in paintings by Iowan Grant Wood at the Brunnier Art Museum and at the 1860 Farm House Museum. The first structure on what would one day become Ames' ISU campus, the Farm House displays multicolored quilts alongside period furniture and kitchenware. On game days, cardinal-and-gold-clad Cyclones fans gather for ISU football tailgate parties around Jack Trice Stadium.
Visit the Ames Downtown Farmers' Market year-round for a quick snack or picnic fixings. Stock up on locally raised strawberries and pears as well as artisanal cheeses and bread. Our hotels in Ames are near downtown restaurants, where moderately priced menus often include weekly specials. Dine on generous plates of locally raised, char-grilled beefsteaks and pork chops, or fill up on hickory-smoked barbecued ribs and pulled-pork sandwiches at local mainstay Hickory Park. Inexpensive sports bars are the rule in Campustown, near the university and our Ames hotels. ISU students gather here to watch Big-12 basketball on big-screen TVs over hearty burgers and icy beer.
Stay at our Holiday Inn Express hotels in Ames in any season. In spring, 20,000 tulips and daffodils brighten the grounds of Reiman Gardens; in summer, purple coneflowers take their place, followed in autumn by brilliant crimson burning bushes.
Some construction going in adjacent room, but only lasted for several hours[Less]
Friendly staff and nice rooms
Great newly updated hotel. Looks brand new with all the updated amenities. Workout room has a full rack of free weights, which is really nice. Every staff member was very friendly.[Less]
Friendly Staff and Comfortable Inn
John, Lucy, Mikayla, and Elaina were helpful and the Inn was clean, modern, and quiet. I strongly recommend staying here when visiting Ames.[Less]
comfortable, clean and affordable
I have stayed at this hotel numerous times the last 2 years and it always seems to be very consistent throughout. The staff is friendly , attentive and accommodating. The lobby, the commons area and[More] the rooms are clean. Very satisfied.[Less]
By scott Traveler
Right off I-35. Convenient to stop and stay while traveling. Nice, New feel to the property. Staff was efficient and friendly.[Less]
A great Hotel
This is the first time I stayed at this Holiday Inn Express, but it did not fail to show the great quality I have come to except from this chain.
I love knowing that when I travel and book into these[More] hotels that I will be recieving great customer service, a clean room and a comfortable bed.[Less]
The room was nice but could use some updating. The bathroom looked like it needed new wallpaper and tile. Love the shampoo and conditioner. Very spacious room. Towels could be bigger, softer and[More] thicker.[Less]
Clean, pleasant stay!
I would recommend this location to those who are in Ames, Iowa for business as you have easy access to the main areas in town as well as they provide solid service and a clean rooms to rest and work[More] in while in Ames.[Less]
Good Hotel Staff Service
As I included before. Anita at the front desk was very professional.[Less]