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Ames Family Hotels

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Featured Ames Hotels

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.

Latest Ames Hotel Reviews

Average Rating for Ames Hotel
(4.4 / 5) of 872 reviews
customer service
By Althoff
The front desk was awesome and considerate of a room request /need [Less]
Nice Room, Great Service, Close to Campus
By Ellen1212
The staff was very friendly and helpful. We were in town for a college visit and appreciated that the hotel was so close to campus. The breakfast was excellent and was ready fast. I will be staying [More] here again in the future. [Less]
Ames Holiday Inn at ISU Graduation
By Tracker7
The Ames Holiday Inn is in close proximity to all the major events for an ISU Graduation or other ISU events. Staff does a great job at assisting clients and has coffee in the lobby. There is a good [More] restaurant if you're too tired to go elsewhere. But for some events in Ames, expect to pay a premium price for the room, about three times what you will for other non-event weekends. [Less]
By Tbwelcome
The beds were very comfortable. The staff was always attentive. [Less]
Clean, quiet and comfortable
By MinneapolisMary
Very nice hotel, we travel thru Ankeny annually and always stay in this general area. [Less]
great place to visit
By gzona
This hotel made a very pleasant place to not only stay during a family visit, but to entertain family when necessary. Some of my family stayed in their own rooms at the hotel and seemed to think [More] accommodations were very adequate. We did not take advantage of all the amenities that were available, but perhaps will next time... and there will be a next time ! [Less]
May 1-6
By ickythefish
Nice hotel. Very clean room, great bed and very friendly and helpful staff. [Less]
Great place to stay
By Michael---
Great place to stay when you are in Ames, Iowa. Rooms were great!!! [Less]
Nice, comfortable hotel
By JJ662
Overall a very nice hotel. My only beef was they raised the prices about 150% for graduation weekend. The housekeeping for me, at least, was almost non-existent. The first day they took my towels [More] away but never replaced them. I had to call the front desk for a bathmat and Kleenex....they left an empty box without replacing it. The next day I received no housekeeping at all! I even asked about it at the front desk in late afternoon after no one had been to my room. They said not to worry, someone would be there eventually...never happened. For the price I paid for the room I would at least expect housekeeping services! Breakfast was nice, staff were friendly. Hotel is conveniently located. [Less]

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