I spend about 20 nights or so a year at this HI. The rooms are spacious with quality mattress and pillows as you expect with the IHG brand. It doesn't quite have the bar/restaurant as the Gateway,[More]
but I typically head into town for a quite bite. [Less]
Comfortable room, great quiet location. Food was what you would expect from a nice hotel, a little pricey but covered the bases. Nice staff, and the cleaning staff left candy occasionally. I was here[More]
two weeks. Good coffee was always available. [Less]
visit to the hotel
This is not my first time staying here. It is a very nice hotel. The value for it is also reasonable. Being in a college town, the price is comparable.
The rooms are very clean and they are cleaned[More]
in an adequate time. i have been at other hotels and they do not clean the room until late afternoon. Our room was by the elevator but there was no problem with noise.
The check in and out was very smooth and the front desk was very friendly and knowledgable.
We did order room service and the food was fast and very good. The only criticism I have is the price, they add an 18% gratuity and then also a 2 dollar delivery charge.
I would definitely recommend this hotel if staying in Ames. [Less]
Great stay in Ames
Family was there for a site visit to Iowa State in Ames. Jack, hotel greeter, was very professional and made us feel very welcome. The beds were comfortable, room was clean and towels were fresh.[More]
Everyone was so nice and professional. If our daughter decides to attend Iowa state, you can count on us staying at the Holiday Inn express. [Less]
I was well satisfied with my accomadations and ammenities at this motel[Less]
Great service, very clean; some small problems
This hotel was very clean and had a nice bed. Service from staff was very good. Breakfast was very good. Good value
The hotel was under renovation in the lobby/great room and the fumes from the[More]
construction were somewhat overwhelimg. These were not present in the morning at breakfast but returned when the workers started. It would have been good to have some ventlation
Room lighting and hall lighting were too bright and harsh. This is a preference issue. I would have liked some soft white light.
Our room air conditioner had some trouble keeping the temperature; the room seemed warm and not as cool as I would have liked. [Less]
One Super Employee
I just want to say I was especially impressed with the gentleman that was taking care of the dining room on the weekend of July 18 and 19. He worked very hard to keep everything filled up. This was[More]
an especially daunting task as there were a number of ball teams staying this weekend and you know how growing boys can eat. I am sorry that I did not catch the gentleman's name but he deserves a kudos for his hard work.
My friend and I have stayed at the Ankeny Holiday Inn Express the last 3 years as we come to the area for the IndyCar race. We have been very pleased although our room did have some dings and scuffs. Other than that we always have a very pleasant stay. [Less]
Clean and comfortable
We always stay at Holiday Inn Express when there is one close to where we are going. Absolutely love the cinnamon rolls served with breakfast. They are amazing! I'd stay just for them.[Less]
Great staff and clean
Overall very pleased with the stay. Despite a large number of families (Kids) filling the hotel the staff did a great job keeping the common areas very clean.
There were some struggles keeping the[More]
breakfast area stocked up during the peak breakfast hours and this location was having a LOT of trouble with wifi. The staff advised that the issue was with the ISP and that they had been working with the ISP for nearly a week, but at a HI Express you expect business traveler amenities such as WIFI to work.
Staff was very friendly and accommodating and the rooms were very clean. [Less]