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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 987 reviews
Like an oasis
By Meema1
This hotel truly saved our weekend from becoming a disaster! Accommodations at a nearby hotel were completely unacceptable, and fortunately for us there was a "room at the inn." What a wonderful [More] experience to walk into a facility that looked clean, smelled clean, and WAS clean!! Everything from the guest room to the breakfast area exceeded our expectations! When we visit Ankeny in the future we will most certainly stay at this outstanding hotel! [Less]
Cranberry Trip
By johnquks
On our way to the Cranberry Festival in Warrens, Wi. Great place to stop on the way. [Less]
Decent price and location
By Beard31
My wife and I recently made a last minute choice to head to Ankeny for the night to go out to eat, and stay in a hotel. Not having prior reservations, we walked into the Holiday Inn Express at around [More] 8pm and were able to check directly into a room. The hotel location is nice for shopping and restaurants, it does feel slightly dated but was clean. [Less]
Such a welcoming staff
By BF2002
I travel quite a bit for work and I stay in a lot of different Holiday Inn hotels throughout the year. Most of the time I get in late and leave early and am usually exhausted by the time check in [More] comes. Ian, the man that works the front desk late shift is always so pleasant and polite. It's nice to see a happy face at the end of a long travel day (and the complimentary cookies don't hurt either!) It's crazy how nice a simple "Sleep well" goes at the end of a long day. The other highlight of this hotel is the man that works the breakfast bar. I'm usually in a rush and have to grab a bagel and run in the morning. He always smiles and says good morning and even offers me a sack to take my breakfast on a run with me. It's little things like that that make this hotel a little more enjoyable and being away from home so many nights a little easier. [Less]
Would stay again
By ISUWins
Clean, comfortable hotel. They do raise the rates during ISU home football games. Excellent breakfast. [Less]
Very nice place to stay
By Speaker2016
I highly recommend this hotel for anyone contemplating a stay in Ames, IA. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The hotel staff is excellent! The location is great! Don't pass this up if it's [More] available. [Less]
Comfortable beds
By Kirby789
Your breakfast should be included in the room price [Less]
Enjoy the jacuzzi tub before bed!
By R. Grant
Stayed three nights for a reunion held at the hotel. Just great. Room and bed were comfortable, and we enjoyed the jacuzzi tub as a special treat. The breakfast buffet was ho-hum for the price, so [More] order from the menu. Otherwise, our experience both personally, and as participants in the event held in one of the meeting rooms was positive. We'd recommend this hotel for your event. [Less]
Great service
By regbob 14
The staff was excellent the room was very neat and clean. [Less]

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