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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


John and Hazy were Amazing!
By Rattland
I was traveling with four legged friends to visit my son at Iowa State University, so I naturally called Holiday Inn to see what they had available. The folks online were helpful, but Johnathan made [More] everything simple upon arrival. He corrected my discount as the folks online were unable to. He made the pet process simple. He directed me to local Veteran-friendly establishments and set me on my way with a smile. The gents on night duty (Jarrett and Brad) also provided a recommendation for a groomer as our puppies needed a bath. This is the type of service I've grown to expect and I will call here first the next time I visit my son. [Less]
Great service!
By laura787
-The staff was really helpful and nice -Great in-room dining and for a great price -The only negative was the loud refrigerator in the room [Less]
Very nice stay
By irkdg54
I was greeted right as I walked in and had help from service staff till I left. Happy with cleanliness and what was offered at location. [Less]
Another great stay
By dw120
I have stayed at this Holiday in every year for several years and they never disappoint. This year was a little different as a lot of the staff that I was used to seeing and interacting with have [More] apparently moved on. The new staff seemed fine...just not the same. And there was no consistency in shifts worked...seems like one never saw the same person two days in a row. The nicest pleasure for me was seeing Larry every morning at the breakfast buffet. He is the best!!! He has been putting out this spread since before I started coming and he is always putting out the best food. It was nice to see him again. [Less]
Good stay
By jcswan
Staff including James, Ian, Jasmine, and Ryan were all very helpful and accommodating. [Less]
Business Trip to Nevada IA
By SRPin
Hotel was clean, staff was friendly and the room was comfortable. The wifi dropped out more often than I cared to deal with but there may have been streaming from other rooms that eats up bandwith. I [More] wasn't down long and it didn't hinder my work. I would stay here again. [Less]
Clean and comfortable
By Gma123
We had a nice stay while visiting relatives. The room was clean and comfortable. I'd recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the Ankeny area. [Less]
Amazing staff
By Mntraveler20
I was traveling with a few friends of mine from Minnesota we had stayed at a hotel is Des Moines the night before and it was nice but we loved this hotel! We had a little trouble with the AC but [More] Kayla was so nice to come and help us out with it! We will definitely be back soon! [Less]
Love this Hotel!
By AuntJo7478
This was our second stay at this property. Great hotel and staff. We'll be back for sure! [Less]

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