Stay at one of our Holiday Inn® hotels in Ames to discover this friendly Midwest college town. Head to the Iowa State University campus to tour the college's renowned museums and sample Ames' best after-hours nightlife.
The Iowa State team colors of cardinal and gold brighten the historic campus of Iowa State University, just a short drive from our hotels in Ames. Catch a Cyclones football game at Jack Trice Stadium or head for the campus museums, the best in the city. At the Brunnier Art Museum, colorful glassware by Louis Comfort Tiffany and Dale Chihuly gleam alongside Iowa painter Grant Wood's rural Midwestern landscapes. Vintage quilts and 19th-century enameled dinnerware bring the frontier prairie to vivid life at the Farm House Museum. Visit the university's Reiman Gardens to see spectacular purple coneflowers and rare roses in bloom.
Enjoy a picnic lunch of locally grown Iowa produce. Browse for ripe strawberries, crisp apples, artisanal cheeses and fresh-baked bread at the Ames Downtown Farmers' Market, open year-round. Our Ames hotels are a short drive from downtown, where you'll find Ames' best cafes and restaurants. Pick up Dutch letter cookies and banket, a flaky almond pastry, for afternoon snacking at Ames' bakeries. At dinnertime, sample hickory-smoked barbecued ribs and pork sandwiches at local favorite Hickory Park. Generous helpings of Ohio-raised beef, pork and vegetables fill cafe menus elsewhere downtown. Before returning to our hotels in Ames, guests can visit Campustown for a late-night beer at sports bars crammed with students and fans watching Big-12 basketball rivalries.
Book a room in our Holiday Inn Ames hotels in spring, when the Reiman Gardens' 20,000 daffodils, tulips and hyacinths burst into bloom, or in autumn when high-spirited ISU football kicks off at Jack Trice Stadium. The city's friendly Midwestern hospitality is always in season.
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]
Comfortable rooms and friendly staff
We always stay at this hotel when we are in the area visiting family or attending Iowa State University events. Rooms are comfortable, staff is friendly and food is great.[Less]
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]