Clean with a nice continental breakfast, but it took 3 trips to the front desk to get a remote that would work with our TV and the room never got cool enough with hot humid weather outside.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Room was musty smelling and no room to sit for breakfast, we took food to our room. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Easy to find.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel to stay."
Great hotel to stay with your family and friends. Nice and clean. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST FROM 6 TO 10 AM.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
nice and quite, great value compare with all other hotel close by!Genuine Expedia guest review
"2 nights for college orientation visit"
The hotel was adequate for our college orientation visit. The staff was friendly and informative but the condition of the room and hotel itself was questionable at best. For a brief no frills visit it was fine but i wouldn't stay there for an actual vacation.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A good, basic hotel"
This hotel is conveniently located to the Iowa State U. campus. The facilities are basic, clean - nothing fancy. If you just need a good place to sleep at an economical price, this is the place in Ames. It is located right off of Route 30 at an exit but is a bit away from most Ames eateries and stores.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Room basic and ok but lobby bath worst ever"
Good basic hotel not too expensive OK internet and room clean. But the lobby bathroom was terrible.Genuine Expedia guest review
Comfy bedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Get what you pay for."
Hotels were hard to find during the dates of our stay that were not overly expensive. If a room comes with a fridge & microwave, I don't understand why a coffee maker isn't as well. Would rather have coffee maker over microwave. Placed across from stair entrance so it was quite noisey due to a bunch of basketball players. I feel we got what we paid […] for. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Ick-- water damage!"
Besides my door not latching or locking for the first two days, my bathroom ceiling leaked for the whole week I was there. The whole place smelled musty and appeared to have significant water damage throughout. I would choose a different hotel if staying in the Ames area. I know I will next time.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Room Not Ready"
Received key upon arrival but when I went to the room, there were dirty towels on the floor and room had not been cleaned from previous guest. Apologetic and new room right away, but new room not all that clean. Not impressed w all-white bed linens. No surrounding restaurants to walk to.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good value. Clean, quiet room"
Well run hotel that provides good value for the low rate. We've stayed here before (daughter attends ISU) and will stay here again. The only negative was that the room didn't cool down quite a much as we prefered after a warm day.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Just an ok motel."
The washing machine for the guests was out of order, and no one seemed to know where a laundry mat was.Genuine Expedia guest review
Nothing special. Carpets stained. Bathroom tile needed repairs. Air in room took long time to cool. Wireless did not work. Room was clean other than carpet stains.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was clean and comfortable. It was a good price for the room. However, we could hear the people in the neighboring rooms, both the room above and on the sides. Luckily, none of the guests in those rooms were loud.Genuine Expedia guest review
Very friendly and accommodating staff. Thank you!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent rooms for the price."
The girl at the front desk was friendly and attentive. The room was small but for an overnight stay and the great price I would say it was just about perfect.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Exemplary service, nice room"
Although originally placed in a 3rd floor room with one bed, desk staff offered a ground floor, accessible two bed room upon seeing my elderly mother. The room was clean and quite large with numerous grab bars and adjustable shower head in the bathroom, just steps away from an outside door and a handicapped parking spot. Other bonuses: lots of accessible […] power outlets and luggage carts available at the front entry for easier move in/out. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Okay accommodations for very short stay"
I expected more for the price I paid in Ames, Iowa. My room wasn't very clean which made me very uncomfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Overnight Guest In Ames. Iowa"
Great location, nice exterior (with a few dirty/stained windows observed from the exterior), great staff, comfy sitting area/breakfast bar...arriving to room observed door jam damage and door rattled unable to close tightly but secure when closed. Deadbolt and latch were utilized to secure the door completely, HORRID smell of SMOKE in a NON smoking […] room. Opened windows to freshen. BUT- Very nice suite like room, bedding clean and comfy bedding and couch. Well lit area, a grill with patio seating in back of Hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great for a college visit"
Great experience with Sho the asst. manager. We did not realize animals were allowed in room, and what they use to clean the carpets was extremely strong smelling. It required us to open the window and keep it open for one day. The bed was comfortable, overall, the room was great for the money spent. The free breakfast in the morning was good. I would […] recommend this hotel to anyone needing a night or two to visit Iowa State. Just off the tollway into Aimes, and on 16th street which is a straight drive onto campus. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Always happy when I stay here."
I usually stay here on last minute travel needs. Staff are always helpful and pleasant. Everything is clean and tidy. The times I have stayed I have always thought the rooms where a little on the small side, but I'm only there too sleep so it isn't a big deal.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was in a convenient location right off of the interstate. It was clean and quiet. The breakfast was great too!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Last nite before final destination."
We found this to be clean, friendly staff, good breakfast, etc. However, upon inquiring, we found this was another over charge of Hotels.Com of $20 plus , over hotel rate at lobby. Realise there would be some mark-up for Hotel.Com service, but nearing $30.00 is overboard. No more Hotel.Com for us..Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good service,better freebreakfast than most hotels"
Good service, the free breakfast was better than most hotels (hot homemade waffles, hard boiled eggs, biscuits/gravy, variety of pastries and cereal and fruit, etc. However, the 1 Queen bed was OK but not overly comfortable. The hotel should provide more than 3 pillows per room (my husband and I stole the extra pillow from each other throughout the […] night). Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Good value for money for basic overnight stay. Need coffee maker in rooms.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I really like this place. It is not very big but has nearly everything you need. The room is clean and the staffs are helpful. It near the highway can avoid the rush hour in the town.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Reasonably priced, right off the freeway, clean, comfortable bed, liked the window seat!Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel is clean and affordable. The breakfast is simple but great. The room is clean and comfortable. It is a great hotel. I love it.Genuine Expedia guest review
Microtel was clean, quaint, and staff was great. Location was what I expected for Des Moines, Iowa and close enough to Iowa State University and shopping (within a few miles). Due to the winter season (cold, snow, and ice), I can't say the view (landscaping and area) was anything spectacular. I'm sure the surroundings would be much more appealing under […] other circumstances. All in all my stay was good. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A little noisy, but great staff and service"
We stayed in a queen suite. Microwave and refrig in room. Everything clean. Bed not the most comfortable, but that is subject to taste. Try to choose a room which is not near the stairway (door shuts very loudly). Staff very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was better than most.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"second time staying here"
The first time I stayed here the hotel seemed much cleaner than this time. We got there at check in time along with others and they didn't have enough rooms clean. The room we were given needed to be re-cleaned so they moved us. Breakfast was just ok. I will stay here again if I can get the room for cheaper than this time because it was not worth the […] price this time. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This was perfect for training as I really didn't spend a lot of time in the room. It was clean and funtional.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Room was nice except for some stains on the couchGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Small and Compact"
Room was nice, but the mirror behind the headboard makes you feel uncomfortable. It was wall to wall. Our room seemed to be an older one, with dust at the carpet edging. The shower curtain pole, needed to be cleaner. The rest was just fine. Had a very nice breakfast the next morning. Had no issues with our stay. If we need to return and stay, will probably […] use this one again. The window seemed to leak air, but our luggage kept it at bay. The heater kept it comfortable, and the TV worked fine. Wireless did ok, once we got it figured out. Didn't use the ones on first floor, but they seemed to at least there to use. We appreciate have a mini fridge in the room. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Short Stay, but Great Experience!"
Stayed at the hotel for a visit to Iowa State. Loved the hotel overall: great value, nice and courteous staff, clean room, felt very comfortable, safe, and warm :)Genuine Expedia guest review
Not bad for just a quick night stay. Room was smaller than I expected. But comfortable. I would stay again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Compared to other area hotels and their prices, this is a value. For a night's stay and a decent breakfast...this is good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
comfortable, clean would stay there againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very nice hotel for an overnight stay while visiting ISU. Would stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We stayed 2 nights here for a game at Iowa St. The hotel location is well placed near I-35 and about 1 mile from the main shopping district along Duff. The hotel had a nice appearance and the interior was pleasantly decorated. The room was a little small but more than adequate, but the handicap bathroom was spacious. The room rate was very attractive […] and we feel the room was well worth it for a short stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Affordable hotel near 35 in Ames"
Needed a cheap, clean and safe hotel to stay in after a concert and the Microtel was perfect for that. The rooms are small, but a large mirror on the back wall helped give an illusion of a bigger room. Everything was clean and the staff was nice. I will be staying here again if I am in Ames.Genuine Expedia guest review
It was a pleasant stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We were going to an Iowa State basketball game this hotel was in a great place. It was very clean and the staff was efficient, friendly, and helpful. Was surprised there wasn't a coffee maker or any other appliance, but we didn't need them so not an issue. I saw other rooms with those items so maybe you need to ask. Am told the breakfast was average. […] Due to food allergies, I skipped it. would stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"It was ok"
I have stayed here before and liked it. This trip however was different. There wasn't a fridge in my room as on the previous trip. When I asked for a trade I was td they were booked. I know that wasn't the case because I had booked an hour ago and they had multiple rooms they were still selling on hotels.com. They did offer to let me out my child's […] allergy specific food in their employee fridge. Then it was a noisy night. I didn't sleep much. Noise in other rooms stopped at 1 am and the doors slamming from other rooms started at 6am. Breakfast was good selection and always is here. However all carbs, no meats for my gluten free child. I expected as much and came prepared. Just ok stay this time but we had special needs. FYI- On another allergy related note the comforters appear to be down Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I enjoyed staying in the hotel. Very friendly staffGenuine Expedia guest review
"Definitely Better than Most Two Stars"
This was my first stay in a Microtel and it exceeded expectations. It was better than the typical budget hotel experience in part because it was so new. The spartan but clean room decor and amenities were standard budget fare (basic bed + desk chair, but no soft chairs or sofas to relax in), but the hotel is quite new and in very good shape. As such, […] it did not feel like a step down from my usual three star hotels as I had expected. The reception area was homey and the continental breakfast better than usual for a low budget hotel (biscuits and gravy). Most of all, all of the staff were very professional, helpful and conversational. Ames is my hometown and except when I am in need of a hotel with a pool or hot tub to entertain family, I will stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The concierge was really nice and gave us a great recommendation on where to have dinner. The fireplace in the lobby was on all night which was so welcoming. Will definitely stay again!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Easy to find, good parking"
Expedia charged for the room and it was paid on advance. The hotel was pet friendly according to expedia. When I got to the hotel late at night for check in I was told I had to pay more for the pet. I would have looked to know that ahead of time as I had already paid what I thought was appropriate for this room.Genuine Expedia guest review
It was away from heavy traffic, easy to get to, close to where we needed to go to, friendly and helpful front desk staff. The room was comfortable and clean. Free continental breakfast was a nice touch so we could have our morning coffee before we started out. We also appreciated the value. We were not looking for all the extra amenities, but a nice, […] clean, accessible and comfortable room which is exactly what we got. Thank you for a nice stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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