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.
It was a good place to stay. Close to where we needed to be. Clean room, everything worked. The staff we encountered were in good spirits and nice.[Less]
A Great Spot for New Year's Eve
We decided to stay in this hotel with a group of friends to celebrate New Year's Eve. The rooms were large, clean and comfortable, and we were able to move the furniture around to meet our needs. [More] The wifi was decent, and the hotel offered a complimentary breakfast the following morning. Overall, we had a great experience for the bargain price we paid![Less]
The is an excellent choice to rest, relax and sleep. I highly recommend this location. It is easy to access and close to other venues you might desire to visit.[Less]
All staff were friendly at this location. I look forward to continue to stay in HIE[Less]
Excellent service, quiet, comfortable
Seems to be a new facility, clean, well-maintained, with a nice variety of breakfast choices and quiet, comfortable rooms. Warm welcome, very attentive staff at breakfast, absolutely no problems, and[More] I will stay here again.[Less]
Quiet Rooms - attentive staff
The quiet rooms after a long day with a great breakfast to start the next long day.[Less]
The room was clean and comfortable. Check-in was quick but they didn't acknowledge my gold membership. Breakfast had very good choices.[Less]
Excellent, as expected!
What a great location! The staff and the facility were top notch. I hope to return.[Less]
I travel frequently for work and generally stay at high end and boutique hotels, as a quick stop on a personal trip to see family I choose A Holiday Inn Express. I was surprised, it exceeded my[More] expectations. The staff was very friendly and the room was spacious and comfortable.[Less]