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Featured Ames Hotels

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.

Latest Ames Hotel Reviews

Average Rating for Ames Hotel
(4.4 / 5) of 725 reviews
A great place to stay - clean - comfortable beds - good servicel!
By Volunteer Leader
Will definitely stay in this and other Holiday Inn Express in the future. If cleanliness, good beds, great service, good food and clean adequate seating area for complimentary breakfast is important [More] - this Holiday Inn Express had it! [Less]
Great Comfortable Room with Friendly Staff
By Chaz54
We were able to check in easily, relax and have a great nights sleep. The concrete repair/replacement in the front parking lot was well done to not disrupt guests. We enjoyed our stay and will stay [More] again when were in the area. [Less]
Clean room and friendly staff
By 24Traveler
My ten day business stay was pleasant and was made comfortable by the attentive staff. Clean and spacious room, attention to detail, modern appliances all make a stay away from home more [More] pleasant. Newspaper next to my door was a nice touch. James and John at the front desk went above expectations taking care of my inquiries. [Less]
Great location
By Hof2
Great location, close to restaurants and I-35. Love those rolls. [Less]
Hit the mark!
By Beldiny
This location is great, and the staff was polite and it just felt good. [Less]
Business Stop
By Megan P.
Great stop close the highway in Ankeny for a comfy room and a good morning complimentary breakfast before heading out for the day. [Less]
Clean Hotel
By Clancy18
I enjoyed my stay at the Holiday Inn-Ames Conference Center. Everything was very clean and the hotel staff was top notch. Plan on staying here again. [Less]
Staff is incredible
By KE92
I stay in a lot of hotels so it takes something exceptional to really get my attention. The staff here really know what customer service is all about. [Less]
Ames is great
By Fearless Phil
Holiday Inn Staff is superb mattress was a bit too soft for me [Less]

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