Our non-smoking room still smelled of cigarette residue and was not a pleasant two night stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pleased on our family trip"
First time in Iowa and this was a pleasant experienceGenuine Expedia guest review
Really good rate and quality of room. Also enjoyed the fitness center and the complimentary breakfast. Courteous, friendly staff. Oh yes, the wireless internet. Thanks for all of it!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"I would stay again."
Exceeded what I expected from a Microtel Inn Hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
We were satisfied with this hotel, very clean and our room was good size and had a cute cushion to sit by the window. It would be nice to have water cups in the room. We arrived late and left the next morning to visit college so it served our purpose just right, it's only one exit away from ISU.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Price was right"
I spent 3 days during the week and found the hotel ok. Nothing that made me want to definately recommend to anyone. I requested that I have a room with a microwave and fridge. These where a bonus when I decided to book with hotel. I was told the morning I was to check in that they would put me in a room with both but when I got there I asked again the […] young lady working the front desk assured us that we would have what we asked for. When we got to the room there was neither one. So after calling and going back to the front desk I was informed that since I booked with Hotels.com I was not guaranteed a microwave or a fridge. They did move us to the second floor to a room that had both. Rooms where clean and break fast was nice. Easy 10 minute commute to ISU. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It's a great value for your stay...2 double beds, continental breakfast, and free parking. Easy access to restaurants around the area.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice enough place, wish it was cleaner"
Overall, not a bad place. However, it was clear that our room had not been vacuumed (housekeeping 101), the bathroom floor had not been swept and there were stains on the wall and the bed skirt. We stayed 2 nights and the second day the floors had been vacuumed/swept, but an empty wine bottle that was next to the bed had not been thrown away. Also, […] the hallway carpets were pretty stained. Cleanliness is the most important thing for me in a motel, and this one fell pretty far short. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
My family and I had a nice stay at the Microtel. Several other families in our group stayed in a near by hotel which was considerably more expensive yet not as well maintained.Genuine Expedia guest review
The person behind the desk was new and unfamiliar with the types of rooms available, the rates and other important aspects. She was pleasant and tried her best so the blame for her problems should rest on the shoulders of the management of the facility. The hotel is tired and worn and sorely needs remodeling and refurbishing. We stay at Comfort Suites […] whenever possible but if this hotel represents the direction things are going with the Comfort brand then we will take our business to LaQuinta and others. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Won't stay here again."
I wasn't impressed with this hotel and won't stay there again. The elevator was broke. The pillows are very uncomfortable and the shower head was terrible. Check out took way to long and then the desk clerk decided they didn't need to do anything. I could have just left and not wasted my time.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not My Next Choice"
No coffee in room. Dirty carpet in hallway. Average breakfast but friendly workers. Not a very comfortable bed. I was glad to leave.Genuine Expedia guest review
Clean and nice enoughGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good, friendly people"
While the rooms are basic and there are no frills, the staff was excellent, and after 3 days the same person who checked me in still remembered me, she was friendly and very pleasant. The breakfast was nothing to speak of, but again, service and friendliness and the obvious care taken by the housekeeping staff in my room each day of my 3 day stay is […] really what's important to me. I was able to get a good night's sleep, enjoyed the nice bathroom toiletries, and was greeted friendly. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good and bad"
The room was extremely small. The air conditioning unit was awful. Turned on and off, very loud. Unit blew with too much force, freezing you out, then instantly got very hot when shut off. Made sleeping difficult! Hotel was clean and nicer than I expected. Breakfast was disappointing.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good motel to stay at in Ames."
We were waited on right away and any questions we had were handled in a professional manner and courteously. I would recommend this motel if traveling in the Ames area.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Microtel Staff Very Accommodating"
First impression I wasn't sure because it didn't appear as new as in the photo on Expedia web-site, not much landscaping outside. However, the staff was very accommodating and the room was clean and comfortable, although a little small for our family. We were visiting Iowa State and weren't planning on needing a real fancy place. This fit the bill.Genuine Expedia guest review
I was very pleased with the courtesy of the hotel staff, and the cleanliness of the hotel. After reading a few reviews of the hotel, about the smoke smells, etc, I didn't know what to expect. But, I do recall having a great personal experience of staying at the Wyndham years ago when they had a location in Naperville, Illinois; I could only hope that […] it would be the same. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for last minute trip"
Nice hotel for the price, would stay there again. Rooms were very clean and comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Comfortable & Inexpensive"
Room was smaller than most hotel rooms but very functional for a short stay. No wasted space. Very clean and comfortable. Staff was friendly and helpful. Located close to freeways.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A disappointing 2 night stay."
The queen beds were actually doubles. The refrigerator was noisy. The door rattled every time someone opened and closed the door at the end of the hall. I could hear the man snoring thru the wall. The room was clean and the beds comfortable but small. Breakfast was adequate. Staff polite.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Decent! Good value."
Comfortable room. A little cramped. Great employees. Great breakfast. Fitness center rocks. Good location. Comfortable bed.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great spot to rest and clean up - no frills needed"
We were pleasantly surprised. I was a little concerned with the "star rating" of the property on hotels.com. I made my decision to stay based on the hotel reviews on hotels.com. It's an older building but it has been redone - the rooms were nice and clean and the beds were very comfortable. The only bummer for us was no in-room coffee. BUT there was […] free breakfast and coffee so we just went down and got our own coffee. We have another trip planned and will definitely stay here. GREAT PRICE! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ok place to stay but small"
Very small rooms but clean. No place to site other than on bed and desk type chair. Most people went down to the lobby to sit if they were going to eat or visit with people.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"got the job done"
clean, simple, nice staff. rooms and equipment a little out-dated.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Inexpensive and Clean, But. . ."
We booked the motel through Expedia and had no trouble checking in. The room was clean and inexpensive, the breakfast was good, and the staff was helpful. The reason we will not return is simple: we HATE the headboard-to-ceiling mirrors that run the entire length of the room. When I asked if that was standard in the rooms, I understood from the answer […] that it was. It would also be nice if there were bedside lamps. When one person wants to sleep, the only options were to have the full lights on or the light over the desk, neither option is great for the sleeper. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
It's a "no frills" hotel, but in a good way. The room was on sale, so about half the price of the neighboring hotels. In return for paying less, I got all of what I needed - a nice bed, decent bathroom (with tub) and a bowl of cereal in the morning. I also liked being able to open the window for fresh air, and not listen to the heating or cooling cycling […] on and off all night. (Of course highway noises aren't a great trade off...) Frills I might care about on a longer stay would be a fridge or microwave, a bigger room, and a more elaborate breakfast. But then again, I'd be paying more.... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful inexpensive motel"
Delighted with the room. Everything was clean and the hotel staff was very attentive. The price was reasonable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place for any and everyone."
I only stayed 1 night but check in was very fast staff was great to work with. The room and all the hotel, hallways and lobby was very clean. It was also a pet friendly hotel. Check out was easy and fast. I would stay again and I will tell my friends and family of my wonderful experience.Genuine Expedia guest review
terrible service! Slow internetGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Continues to please"
I've stayed here many times in the past few years and have always been pleased with the cleanliness, the room size, the comfort of the beds, etc. The breakfast is nothing to shout about, but it's adequate. The value for the price cannot be beat. The in room amenities are exceptional for a hotel in this range. My only wish is that they had in-room coffee […] makers, but every room has a microwave, so my instant works just fine. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable hotel for pet owners"
I have stayed at this hotel on at least two trips. I like it when travelling with my dogs. They put you in a first floor room and there are lots of grassy areas outside for potty breaks. It's a very comfortable hotel with friendly staff and unlimited coffee!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Room was clean & average for the price. Staff were friendly. Main complaint was the noise. It's right off the interstate and the noise level from traffic was terrible. Sounded like my window was open. Couldn't sleep all night.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
easy to access and not far from Iowa State UniversityGenuine Expedia guest review
"Close to campus."
easy on and off from interstate close to iowa state campusGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"clean, comfortable, safe"
Loved it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I brought my dog and they were welcoming about that. Nice check-in help. Did not stay for breakfast although they have one. Easy to get to. It was generally pretty clean. Bathroom was great.nice big fluffy towels.the cleaners should use a crevice tool when vacuuming the corners and edges of the carpet but that was my only complaint otherwise the carpet […] was clean. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice but got cold"
Enjoyed by stay here but the north winter wind was blowing through the heater/air conditioner wall unit, making it cold & the heater was running off & on every few minutes. They did give me a blanket, which helped.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I stayed for four nights. This is the third visit to Ames and I have stayed here each time. I got a suite this time and it was great. This hotel is such a value. Clean, good service, good breakfast. I highly recommend this hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
The desk attendant was friendly but needed to have her cell phone on silent while helping customers. The rooms were nice with good lighting. But the bathroom was a little small....I felt klostrophobic when I shut the door. The room, bathroom & over all hotel was clean! I always worry about that when staying in a hotel. The location was fairly easy to […] find. I wish there were maps available for the surrounding area. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Went to take a shower on Sat am and no hot water, Sunday am went for breakfast at 8:00 no food in baskets asked if we could have some and was told bluntly I'm too busy right now it will be awhile before I can get to it. Have to personally say it was the worst hotel we stayed in in Ames.Genuine Expedia guest review
Needed a simple room for a business trip and this room exceeded my expectations. Friendly staff, clean room & a good night's sleep.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Decent place, nice price."
Obviously for a low cost hotel don't expect too much, but you get quite a bit for the price.Genuine Expedia guest review
It was just what I expected. Clean hotel, good service, ok breakfast. The bed wasn't the most comfortable but worked out well.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Visiting Iowa state. Quickly in and out. I would stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Difficult to control the heat in the room. Fan shut off frequently even though the room had not reached desired temperature. Cold air coming in under the heating unit. Bed was very small for a queen and mattress was thin.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to Iowa State"
The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. The room was small so if you are going to be there for awhile you might keep that in mind, but it was perfect for what we needed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We have stayed here 4 times and each time had a pleasant experience. All we need is a clean room. Perfect place to stay when visiting our college student.Genuine Expedia guest review
It was a moderate hotel around that area. Not too far from restaurants and stores. Pretty convenient and nice. Good value.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"No frills hotel"
A no-frills hotel (no pool). Seems that lots of out of town sports teams and/or music ensembles choose this hotel due to location and low rates.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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