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.
Came for a college visit with my oldest son. Hotel was a perfect stay before a long day.[Less]
By Bob genghiskhan
About what i expect from hi express. Solid breakfast, solid room.[Less]
Very clean and excellent service
I stayed at his hotel every time when I come to town. The room is clean and the staff are friendly. The breakfast is excellent. The room seems remodeled. It is very convenient located.[Less]
Comfortable bed, good breakfast, wonderful friendly service. Will stay again if in the Ankeny area and will stay at another Holiday Inn Express[Less]
Clean and comfortable
We had a King Suite and it was very nice. The room was clean, comfortable and plenty of room to visit without sitting on the bed.[Less]
Great place to stop!
Stopped for one night on our road trip! Everyone was so pleasant, and the room and shower were great!![Less]
good breakfast. very nice staff. good internet. quite high h price[Less]
Holiday Inn Ames
My family and I stayed in a suite and we did enjoy the room overall. The pull-out bed wasn't the most comfortable, but we loved the location of the hotel in relation to ISU and it was a clean and[More] nice hotel.[Less]
Would recommend for one night or 30. Great location easy access to main areas of Ames[Less]