Located in the heart of Iowa, our newly renovated hotel is conveniently located just off I-35 near an array of attractions and businesses. Our newly renovated hotel's friendly staff, accommodations and amenities provide an unbeatable experience at a great value for corporate and leisure travelers visiting Ames . We also offer shuttle service to DSM International Airport via Executive Express. Because our hotel is closely located to ISU and Jack Trice Stadium , football fans love to stay with us when cheering on their beloved Cyclones. We're also just minutes away from the Hilton Coliseum and the breathtaking Reiman Gardens. Business guests also benefit from staying just minutes from a number of corporate and government offices including 3M, APHIS, Barilla, BASF, Danfoss, HACH, Mary Greeley Medical Center, NVSL, Siemens and USDA. We also serve as the home for participants of ISU events, All Iowa Attack, All State Music Festival, Iowa Games, NCAA events, and Special Olympics. Our 100% smoke-free guest rooms include free high-speed Internet access, HD cable television and a microwave and refrigerator. You can also relax in our indoor, heated pool or burn off calories in our well-equipped fitness center. Every morning you can fill up on coffee, fruits, breads, hot entrees and our signature cinnamon rolls, via our complimentary Express Start Breakfast Bar. Come Stay Smart with us.
It was very clean and comfortable. Staff was very friendly!
Very nice rooms! Bed super comfy!!
I have no complaints!
Cleanliness , the front staff were very helpful and accommodating. The breakfast staff was very nice the rooms were very clean, the bed was fantastic to sleep on.
How close it was to ISU.
The pool was suppose to be open and they closed it for 'renovations' but it's only for the first two week before ISU starts. The room had problems like the toilet was like a sonic boom every time you flushed it. The bathroom door wouldn't shut and stuck.
The room smelled like smoke. Some rooms had been recently remodeled, but we received an older room. Lobby area was also dated.
the gym could use some equipment.
I have stayed with this hotel chain several times before. Quite nice.
Room was too warm and pillows too large.. needed a smaller option. They must have been new.
Very clean hotel, with a great breakfast.
Hot tub would be a nice addition
The cleanliness and state of maintenance were excellent. The staff were all friendly and helpful. Free internet, free hot breakfast. Left an item, and it was mailed to me promptly.
Staff wss veey friendly and efficient.
Room's furniture was wornn. The small coffee maker was in the bathroom with a very small basket of condiments perched on top. Kept falling everywhere. And there ws s this strange paper towel holder on the wall. Breakfast was nargibal. Powdered eggs
The staff was very nice and very friendly, including the housekeeping staff. We were greeted each time we passed the front desk and asked if there was anything we needed. The bed pillows were high quality and comfortable. Very nice breakfast.
The room was much smaller than it looked in the online photos and needs a lot of updating. There were signs of wear especially in the bathroom.
Not representative of most hotels of this brand. Dated.should have been priced lower and rated a 2 not 2 1/2
Staff - Cleanliness - location.
I liked the room size. Very spacious, lots of room for spreading out suitcases and gear.
I prefer to think the sheets were stained, not soiled. The heat made a noise all night, like the sound of a cell phone buzzing in the silent mode.
Willing to work with you if you had a request, e.g. two queens vs. King.
The room and breakfast were great.
We had a billing issue and the manager did not call us back. It took 2 days and still never even attempted to help us. Made the whole stay go from an 8 to a 5.
Very clean, nice continental breakfast and awesome staff!
fitness center was not taken care of. Machines worked moderately well.
Good hotel for the price.
Walls were paper thin and only slept 3-4 hours because of other loud guests. The AC unit didn't stay on so all the noise kept me up.
Convenient to activity
pool picture made it look very big but indeed it was not. and the website listed a hot tub which there was not.
Location and they had a very nice continental breakfast.
I did not know there were smoking rooms and we were put in one.I have extreme allergies and requested another room-they could not due to sell out-but did the following day-I was ABSOLUTELY miserable from sleeping in a smoking room.
location; free hi-fi in the room; room was changed from smoking to no-smoking upon arrival (priceline does not allow for pre-selection and tends to rent smoking rooms first).
Lack of gluten-free alternative for the 'free'breakfast which ended up not being free for me since I had to purchase items. Maid did not come in at all for the 2-day stay. Price was too high for quality/star rating.
The bed was very comfortable
Breakfast was bland. The hotel seemed rather worn. Smelled smoke in hallway.
Nice location and friendly staff. Clean room and parking is simple.
We stayed here for College Parent's weekend. The hotel was clean, nice, comfortable and the staff was very pleasant. The free breakfast in the mornings was above average and very tastey. I would definitely stay here again!
The stay was o.k. Rooms were clean, but the bathroom door wasn't completely painted causing the door hard to close and once you got it closed, would get stuck. The pool wasn't heated and the water was freezing cold. When I brought this issue to the attention of the desk employee, they said they didn't deal with the pool. For the rate I paid, I was very disappointed!
We were blessed to be able to come to Iowa to spend the holiday with our family. The staff was very gracious to us at all times. Tasty breakfast each day started us off right. Coffee availabe was an added plus, along with the cookies. Nice decorations as well. This was our second time at this hotel and we would surely return there again when we return to Ames.
Very friendly staff with fairly clean rooms. I've stayed here in the past and the service is consistant. I would stay here again when visiting the area. The complimentary cookies and bottled water are a nice touch.