All hotels in Ames, Iowa, United States of America
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2605 Se 16th St, Ames, IA, 50010, United States of America, ‏‎855-239-9401
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4.2 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 117 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.4
  • Service
    4.3
  • Comfort
    4.3
  • Condition
    4.1
  • Neighborhood
    4.2
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice place to stay in Ames"
This hotel is a good option to stay in Ames. It's clean and quiet with good service. The breakfast was a step up from many free breakfasts. I gave it 4/5 for two reasons. First, the price was a bit high which I attribute to a back-to-school weekend and many places booked up. Second, the AC unit in our room worked, but not particularly well.
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1 night family trip Aug 15, 2015
Myron
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Hmmm..."
Arrived on time. Had an ADA handicap room pre-paid through hotels.com for 2 nights. Whoever made the reservation whether hotels.com or the hotel had me in a regular room. After 30 minutes of discussion after a 9 hour drive they acknowledged it was not my issue and upgraded me to a ADA handicap suite.
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2 night romance trip Aug 1, 2015
A Traveler
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice hotel"
It was close to my family's event. Very clean and accommodating. The breakfast was good.
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Response by Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA
Dear Guest Thank you for your comments. It is nice to hear when guest have a nice stay. We look forward to seeing you again. Debra General Manager
1 night family trip Jul 31, 2015
shari
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
nice stay and good location. Lobby was being remodeled but did not bother us. Great breakfast.
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1 night romance trip Jul 22, 2015
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Good hotel, breakfast was okay"
The room was nice, couldn't hear noise in the hallway. Breakfast was also good, though the fruit tastes mildewy... So I would watch out for the fruit. Good coffee
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1 night romance trip Jul 2, 2015
A Traveler
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1.0 / 5Poor
"Very disappointed"
There was a group men gathered outside the main entrance smoking and drinking beer most of the evening. The lobby was under construction and a mess. The cleanliness of the room was poor. Will never stay there again
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Response by Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA
Thank you for reaching out and writing your review. We apologize you were not satisfied with the condition of the hotel during your stay, in regards to the renovation and overall cleanliness. We appreciate you taking the time share your experience as your comments are valued.
1 night family trip Jun 17, 2015
A Traveler
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice Place to Stay, But Doing Renovations"
We stayed here during our daughter's college orientation stay. We were happy with the accommodations in our room. The only thing was the entry way/lobby area was undergoing construction & renovations so it didn't have the warm, comfortable feel we normally expect at a Country Inn.
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Response by Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA
We appreciate you taking the time share your experience and we apologize that you were not satisfied with the condition of the hotel during your stay. Your comments are valued, and your suggestions will be considered for improvements in the future. To discuss your stay further, please contact the hotel directly, and ask for Debra, General Manager
1 night family trip Jun 11, 2015
Molly
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2.0 / 5Fair
"Loud, noisey, bad bkfst.Too much $ for bad cond."
The hotel was old and in old condition. It is under construction so perhaps it will be updated soon? The front desk help was fine when we arrived but the breakfast was out of everything, milk, bread, the cereal dispenser didn't work right and so it went everywhere. And there was no one around to help. It actually looked like the owner was there in the room and was having a meeting with maybe the manager, but they were offering zero help! There were men standing in the parking lot until around 11pm smoking and laughing. It seemed like maybe a lot of businesses use this hotel for their workers? It was just busy, loud, confusing, old and made you feel like you got kind if ripped off for paying $100!
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Response by Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA
Thank you for reaching out and writing your review. We apologize you were not satisfied with the condition of the hotel during your stay, in regards to the ongoing noise and overall appearance. In addition, we are sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with the “Be Our Guest” Breakfast. Our goal is to ensure we are offering fresh food and that each item is available for all of our guests. We appreciate you taking the time share your experience as your comments are valued and will be used to consider improvements in the future.
1 night family trip Jun 15, 2015
Tammi
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Quick visit"
Came from out of town to visit Iowa State for 1 day. Arrived as late check in, got lost and called a few times. Hotel clerk was VERY helpful, VERY pleasant and understanding of our long drive and frustration with traffic. We requested a room on first floor as my mother-in-law walks with a cane and needed to be close to the entrance. I was very happy and surprised with the accommodations provided for a person with handicap needs. Our room had a nice view of a little pond and my mother-in-law enjoyed watching the baby geese splashing around. Although the Country Suites I have stayed at in the past were more of a charming "country style" hotel, our needs were met and the beds were very comfortable. Only complaint would be the pillows were very small, and no meat for breakfast.
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Response by Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA
Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next stay. Please "Like" us on Facebook to stay informed of our upcoming specials! Debra General Manager
1 night family trip May 26, 2015
Deanna
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
Great hotel and convenient to Ames. .
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Other trip May 16, 2015
Linda
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"week-end wedding reception"
Even though the hotel was completely booked it was quiet and clean. There was plenty of breakfast available on Sunday morning and the staff kept the dining area picked up and clean for everyone to use.
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Response by Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA
Dear Valued Guest, It is great to hear you had a great stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We hope to see you soon as your travel brings you back to Ames, Iowa. Warm Regards, Debra Pratt General Manager Country Inn & Suites 515-233-3935
1 night family trip May 2, 2015
Janeice
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Clean and Comfortable"
Room was in excellent shape and the bed was quite comfortable. The staff was professional and courteous. The breakfast selection was very good. However, the hotel was renovating and the room used for breakfast had insufficient space. This was the only minor negative aspect of the stay.
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1 night trip Apr 24, 2015
Antonino
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Good Value and location"
The hotel was very pleasant, clean and had easy access to the main roads. The welcoming cookie and fruit was a nice touch and as with many Country Inns, the "living room" style foyer also added to the experience. The staff was very nice.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 16, 2015
Bob
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Close to Iowa State University"
Excellent place to stay! Was here to visit Iowa State University with my daughter. Should she decide on attending Iowa State I know where we can stay when we visit.
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3 night family trip Apr 9, 2015
Debra
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Always A Pleasure at Country Inn and Suites"
We received fast and courteous check-in service. Our room was spotless and well stocked. The staff was always courteous and strove to please with every request we had. Breakfast Bars were stocked and appealing. The breakfast staff was on the spot as items were needed. My daughter will be going to Iowa State and I will be staying at this wonderful hotel MANY times in the next 4 years.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 25, 2015
Christine
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3.0 / 5Good
"Would Recommend But Bring Your Shades"
Everything was fine. Clean, comfortable and friendly. Only issue was no blinds on the windows. Parking lot lights lit up the rooom all night.
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1 night family trip Mar 12, 2015
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great hotel"
Clean hotel with friendly service!
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1 night family trip Mar 7, 2015
A Traveler
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Just what we were looking for"
Clean comfortable room. Reasonable assortment of choices for breakfast.
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Response by Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay. Please come see us again on your travels to Ames. Debra General Manager
1 night family trip Mar 1, 2015
Sue
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great place"
We were down there for a college visit and we needed a room and found your hotel and the place a was great great pool great breakfest perfect place to stay we will stay there any time we are down there
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1 night family trip Feb 26, 2015
Corey
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3.0 / 5Good
"Very basic."
In need of many updates. Seemed like staff was annoyed and bothered by request. We wont stay again.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 23, 2015
kj
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4.0 / 5Excellent
We met some friends for a basketball game and really enjoyed the reception room and complimentary drinks after the game. It was a nice place to gather and catch up before we went out to eat.
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Other trip Feb 17, 2015
A Traveler
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3.0 / 5Good
This hotel is starting to show some wear and tear, especially in the common areas. Decent breakfast and kind staff. Fine for a short stay.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 8, 2015
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
We were in Ames for a College Visit. The hotel met all our expectations. We asked the Front Desk for a recommendation for dinner and she recommended Hickory Park and WE LOVED IT! Great for a family with children of any age!!
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Other trip Jan 27, 2015
Georgia
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great stay"
Good Location, Good Price, Great Stay.
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1 night business trip Jan 18, 2015
A Traveler
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3.0 / 5Good
"JANUARY STAY"
WE STAYED 2 NIGHTS IN A ROW, WITH THE FIRST NIGHT BEING BOOKED THROUGH YOU. WE GOT THERE LATER EVENING AND OUR DAUGHTER & SON IN LAW ALSO HAD A ROOM. THERE WERE NO TOWELS IN THE HOT TUB AREA AND WHEN THEY ASKED THEY SAID THEY WERE IN THE LAUNDRY. THE BREAKFAST WAS OKAY WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE FRESH MIXED FRIUT THEY SERVED,NOT GOOD.THE NEXT NIGHT THE ROOM WEHAD WAS NOT VERY SOUND PROOF. YOU COULD HEAR IN THE HALLWAYS & ABOVE US EVERY STEP THEY TOOK.
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1 night family trip Jan 16, 2015
Keith
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great Staff"
The staff made a difference for this facility. Was especially impressed by Ms Tanya who made sure that my room was in good state, had adequate supply of toiletries, coffee and towels. Although the set up of this facility is typical of what you'd expect of business travel lodging, the fact that it was clean with a courteous & welcoming staff edge this facility over others of similar cost.
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Other trip Jan 9, 2015
IA State Mom
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Thoughtful staff made Christmas eve special"
We stayed here on Christmas eve with two children, and the hotel staff was a big help when Santa came to visit. They gave us a spot next to their tree to put out cookies, and the kids found their gifts there the next morning. Santa even got to use the office center to leave them a note, saying how good they had been this year! The hotel staff also gave us a free room upgrade since they didn't have many guests that night, and brought out pool toys for the kids to use when we went swimming. We were very pleased with our experience - nice (big!) room, nice breakfast (love the waffle irons), and a clean pool and spa. We all had a Merry Christmas and a good night.
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Response by Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA
Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. My staff are very pleased that you mentioned them on your feedback.We look forward to your next stay. Thank you again! Please friend us on Facebook to stay informed of our upcoming special. Debra Pratt General Manager Country Inn & Suites,Ames,IA.
Other trip Dec 30, 2014
Amy
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"In Ames for business"
This was a good hotel for business. I liked the evening cocktails - 2 free and hot breakfast. Good value for the money. Its a short drive to Ames main business center and a bit further from ISU, but still only 10 minutes.
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1 night business trip Dec 9, 2014
John
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4.0 / 5Excellent
Friendly staff, clean accommodations. Good complementary breakfast. Excellent overall stay!
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Other trip Dec 8, 2014
Nick
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Comfortable, friendly hotel"
Comfortable hotel with a great location. It was quiet, free hot breakfast, and the staff was very friendly. The only annoyance is that there are no blackout type blinds, only sheer, so the sidewalk lights kept the room pretty well lit at night. I had an extra blanket with me so the problem was easily solved by hanging it over the window.
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2 night romance trip Nov 26, 2014
Shane
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"JS Hotel review"
We got a handicap room and asked for a room with a tub, but they said no. Whats up with the TV numbers? 63-1 i hadnidea how to get to that number...it was redicules to have that numbering system. The room should of had more plugs and some USB Ports. Also, i thought wecwere getting a suite and not a normal room.
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1 night trip with friends Oct 29, 2014
Jory
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3.0 / 5Good
"Comfort Inn?"
Dog in the room across the hall was barking, seemed they needed more staff, front desk had a "Please Wait" because the bartenter called in sick and front desk was bartending, Business computer internet was broke int the lobby for a day or two and front desk was going to call on Monday. Seemed really disorganized, No Pool Towels.They offer free cookies on arrival-no cookies, offer two free drinks in the bar for each person but no soda, only one choice of beer and wine in 6oz cups, staff was pleasant but over worked, room was clean and comfortable, we will try somewhere else next time.
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1 night trip Oct 25, 2014
Eric
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4.0 / 5Excellent
Very good breakfast. Nice happy hour at check in. Friendly staff.
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Other trip Oct 25, 2014
A Traveler
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice hotel, friendly staff."
Had a quick stay. Staff very friendly. Visiting Iowa State so very convenient.
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Response by Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA
Thank you for you comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Debra
Other trip Sep 24, 2014
maggie
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
Very clean and the personal were very helpful!! Would stay there again if the occasion arises !
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Response by Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA
We are happy to hear you have enjoyed you stay with us. We look forwarded to seeing you when travels bring you back to Ames! Debra General Manager
1 night trip Aug 19, 2014
Margaret Crabtree
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3.0 / 5Good
the staff were very friendly and helpful, and the room was clean. It was a rather old hotel though...old furniture and carpeting. Our room had a handicap bathroom, though the sleeping area would clearly not fit a wheelchair (we didn't need a handicap accessible bath, just ended up with one). The bed was comfortable, but the furniture in the room was old and it just seemed very dated.
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Response by Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA
Thank you for you comments.We look forward to seeing you again when your travel brings you to Ames, IA. Debra
1 night trip Aug 21, 2014
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
We were very satisfied with our stay. The staff was so helpful and friendly. We would definitely recommend it to our family and friends.
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Response by Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA
Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next stay. Please friend us on Facebook to stay informed of our upcoming specials! Debra General Manager Country Inn & Suites
2 night trip Aug 1, 2014
country Inn and suites
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3.0 / 5Good
"Located conveniently to places we were going"
Having stayed at the motel before, was expecting it to be a little better shape. Overall was OK, except peephole in door kept falling out, we would put it on dresser and it would be put back in door only to fall out again next time we went out. Staff was very nice but food at breakfast wasn't as good as other Country Inns our group has stayed at (as in "fresh fruit" wasn't fresh at all, just refrigerated and brought back out) and waffle maker died second day and a member of our group was chastised for pouring in batter when she didn't realize it was non functioning. Probably will consider another motel for future stays in Ames.
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2 night trip Jul 22, 2014
Mary
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"A night away..."
We stayed in this hotel due to it's proximity to Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad and Adventureland. The complimentary breakfast was what our family (3 young children) needed to start our day. The staff was very polite and meet our needs. We also received 2 complimentary drinks in the evening. The swimming pool water temperature was great and the boys really enjoyed themselves. If we head back this direction again, we will look into staying in the same hotel!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 24, 2014
Jeff
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Good visit to Ames"
Good breakfasts with sliced fresh fruits as staple. They use real China and flatware on weekdays... Disposables on Sundays...hotel was full. Adequate choices of workout machines... Good local map handy. Ample parking space. Friendly staff. Air conditioner went out on Saturday evening; no repair service on weekends...they moved me to a similar room on another floor. Will stay here again next time I visit Ames.
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Response by Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA
Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments. We hope to see you again on your travels to Ames, IA again. Debra General Manager Country Inn & Suites Ames,IA.
4 night trip Jun 19, 2014
Diego
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Close to ISU"
Nice hotel. Clean comfortable. Tried to book again for parents weekend but already sold out of rooms.
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Response by Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA
Thank you for your comments. We hope to see you again soon. Debra General Manager Country Inn & Suites Ames,IA.
Other trip Jun 25, 2014
Kim
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Spacious Suite"
Nice sized suite with very comfortable king bed.
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1 night trip Jun 19, 2014
A Traveler
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Clean, comfortable, affordable"
The staff are all friendly; the rooms are spacious and clean. Comfortable mattress. Nice amenities such as apples and cookies at the desk; complimentary breakfast with a nice selection; and walking distance of a convenience store, and a couple of restaurants.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 18, 2014
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Ames Hotel"
I guess you pay for quality. Very nice hotel, just more expensive than other.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 16, 2014
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice relaxing place."
My daughter and I stayed there, while she was having orientation at college nearby. We enjoyed our stay for a good reasonable price.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 12, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Perfect for Iowa State visit"
Close to campus and shopping/dining on Duff avenue. Great staff and breakfast...very comfortable room with micro/fridge and reliable wireless.
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Other trip Jun 6, 2014
Steve
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"very nice"
Great hotel, but no place to eat except a Mexican restaurant.
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1 night family trip May 24, 2014
Ernie
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good hotel for the price."
Clean room and good breakfast that was included.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 27, 2014
Steve
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Clean, comfortable room & accommodating staff."
We were awakened by sirens in the middle of the night warning of tornado in the area, otherwise good experience. Great complimentary breakfast with lots of choices plus coffee and fresh baked cookies available in the lobby.
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Response by Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA
Thank you for comments. We hope to see you again when your travel brings you to Ames,Iowa again. Debra General Manager Country Inn & Suites
Other trip May 18, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Not up to the standards of a Country Inn"
Disappointing. Not up to country Inn standards. Shower fixtures did not operate properly and the room looked worn. The location is good for access to streets and highways.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 18, 2014
wayne
US
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