Ames Conference Center hotel is close to Iowa State University! Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center – ISU is located just off Hwy 30 and 5 miles from I-35. We are 2 miles from the Iowa State University campus and convenient to the area's biggest attractions. Our hotel is close to many major businesses - ISU Research Park and Workiva are just a short drive away. The Hilton Coliseum, Stephens Auditorium, Fisher Theater, and Scheman Building are only one mile from our Ames accommodation. Syngenta, REG, 3M, IA DOT, USDA/NVSL, and Danfoss are also nearby. We offer three meeting rooms with seating for up to 450 guests. We are close to ISU’s campus, which makes it easy to visit a student, attend a sporting event or just enjoy the beautiful campus. Our Ames hotel is within a mile of Jack Trice Stadium, Reiman Gardens and Coldwater Golf Links. Leisure travelers will find many attractions near our hotel. Downtown Ames offers dining, shopping and entertainment - it's a great place to spend a day. The Iowa Arboretum and Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad are less than a half-hour away. Guests of our hotel in Ames are sure to enjoy our deluxe amenities. You can dine at our full-service restaurant, the Cardinal Cafe, hold an event in one of our flexible meeting rooms, or simply relax in the indoor pool or hot tub. Visit the Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center - ISU and see what this Ames area hotel has to offer you.
It is too bad this isn't utilized more. The staff were great, the hot tub and pool were nice, and the location was easy to get to and in a safe area. The only downfall was no continental breakfast.
Very nice hotel. Great location, friendly staff. The address is actually 2609 University Blvd. (it
We found this place to be a great value for the money. Comfortable, clean, and friendly.
Great hotel from arrival to the departure. The front desk staff was very polite and responded immediately to any requests I had. The pool was huge, had a childrens wading pool and a very large hot tub. We ate at the restaurant and the food was very good at dinner, and we had a very good breakfast and it was reasonably priced! Rooms were very big compared to other hotels we have stayed at in Ames and it had a sofa sitting area with a microwave and mini fridge. Great place to stay will defiantly go back when I visit Ames again!
The check in process was a little disastrous since we arrived at 2:30pm (3 hours prior to a home football game and along with 100 or so other guests) and the rooms weren't ready yet. The front desk didn't appear to have any idea how to handle this situation and the waiting guests were losing their patience. So we left and came back to check in at 7:30pm. All was great after that. The standard room (2 queens and a pull-out sofa) was spacious and clean. I've only slept on 1 hotel bed that was more comfortable than these. Great location (blocks from the football stadium) and the wait staff was very nice. A little pricey but on par with the quality. Our small dog stayed in the room with us for an additional $/night. I'd stay hear again.
We were very disappointed with our stay because we had booked a ''handicap accessible room'', but when we arrived to check-in, we learned that all of their handicap rooms which they offered only slept 2 persons. So our family of 4 was given the choice of either booking another additional room for the night, or having all 4 of us sleep in a King-size bed together (or with maybe 2 on the floor), or otherwise switching to a non-handicap accessible room with 2 queen beds....which is what we ended up doing. However, this proved to be very inconvenient for the rest of us, as well as next to impossible for our wheelchair dependent person who was traveling with us. In addition, the web-site info about this hotel also boasted a ''complimentary continental breakfast'', which there was NOT, plus the ''hot tub'' and heated swimming pool turned out to be COLD, and on top of that, our requested courtesy wake-up call in the AM never happened, so we all overslept for the event we actually came for! All in all, it was NOT a great experience.
Our room was clean, beds were comfortable. We arrived one hour early for check in and were not able to get a room. Although the staff was cordial, there was no effort made to even see if there was somewhere we could stash our luggage. We were in town for a family event and knew I would not be arriving back at the hotel until late that evening. I practically had to beg to even pay upfront so I didn't have to deal with it later. I also felt my room may be given away if I did not get a payment in. The front desk clerk called the manager to see if it was OK for me to pay - the manager did not come to the front to assist or even show their face. I realize a hotel has no obligation to give a room earlier than check in time, but I was disappointed in the lack of effort.
Hotel lobby was attractive and roomy. Rooms were furnished nicely and clean. Had a problem with the A/C in one room and had to switch rooms, but no problems otherwise. Returned from our conference about 10:30 pm and the restaurant/bar was already closed, which seemed awfully early for a Friday night. Overall, it was a very nice hotel.
Contrary to the previous review, this hotel does have a restaurant with bar which was very accomadating during my stay.\nOverall, I thought this hotel was very clean and updated, looked brand new, and staff was very helpful.
The hotel promised some things that were not there. For example, a cash bar and free appetizers on week nights and it did not exist.