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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 924 reviews
Iowa State Visit
By Dean R.
We were in Ames to visit and tour Iowa State University campus. We arrived about 10 pm and the parking lot was nearly full. Ian at the front desk offered to move his vehicle to make sure we had a [More] place to park. It was not necessary, but nice to know he was going to make sure we had a place to park. James, the night man, obviously takes care of business and keeps everything in order while everybody is sleeping. Larry the breakfast man was on top of his duties and responded quickly to some gnats who were making a home in some decoration on the table. He also gave me some positive insight on Ames and Iowa State. We stayed at three other Holiday Inn Express hotels on our trip and this was the best one. [Less]
Nice hotel
Clean room and quiet Breakfast good, plenty of hot water. Room temperature very comfortable [Less]
By alm8342
Very pleasant hotel! Comfy beds with friendly staff. [Less]
Great stay
By Bobkam
This hotel was great. Very clean, the breakfast was great, the kids loved the pool, and the staff was very helpful. [Less]
Great place to stay
By DanDee Smokehouse
Great place to stay... Close to restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Clean and quiet hotel. even-though the interstate is very close we did hear any traffic noise inside the hotel. [Less]
Comfortable bed, clean facility, good breakfast
By Lannemc
It was a pleasurable stay having been on a motorcycle for over 300 miles, it was a relief to be welcomed warmly and provided a great place to stay. the workout room was great! [Less]
Clean and easy access
By TigerInCloneCounty
Clean rooms. Just off the highway. In hotel dining/bar is reasonably priced. [Less]
Average Hotel
By Cyclone Fans
Hotel was well kept and clean. Room had a malfunctioning cooler. [Less]
So So place to sleep
By tce eng
spent one night here while visiting the school Room smelled smoky and the bathtub did not drain properly. the bed was soft but sleepable. the HVAC was very efficient and quiet. [Less]

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