"Starting to show some wear"
Hotel is starting to show a little wear around the edges. Still a good value though. Exercise equipment is a bit dated and worn, but they do have a agreement with a local gym which we didn't use on our trip.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very pleasant stay!"
We stayed here for a full week. The staff was very friendly. The beds are comfortable and the room was always kept very clean. Thanks for the pleasant stay!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice surprise"
Driving through Iowa on our way home from Canada fishing trip. Nice comfy good clean nice breakfast.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Started out good but..."
When we first entered our room we were impressed. Room was clean and smelled really nice. Sleeping is where it went down hill, it is a hotel after all, a place to sleep. My main issue was with the air conditioner. It is in bad need of maintenance. The thermostat was way off and some of the functions did not work. At times it became so loud that it sounded […] like a jet engine only to shut off completely and plunge us into silence. I like it cool while I sleep and it never was very cool even though the outside temperature was not hot. Not a peaceful night sleep. It was late, we unloaded all our stuff and we were really tired or would have asked to change rooms. A few other details I could nit-pick about are the attention to detail in the bathroom, like tile needing replacement and new grout, terrible patchwork on the wallpaper. Obviously those are not deal-breakers since it was otherwise clean. I forgot to tell the front desk about the air in the morning so hopefully no one else has been in the room yet, poor souls. Breakfast was decent. Overall this rating would have been much more positive had I slept. It was well past 2:00am before my body gave out and eventually went to sleep. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Was a quiet and very nice place to stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Room in need of updating and repairs. Tiles missing from Bathroom walls, cracks in tiles, room smelled of moldy odor. Wallpaper coming off walls in Bathroom. Windows dirty, along with winddow sills. Curtains dirty and torn.Genuine Expedia guest review
Nice hotel - great bed and pillows, WONDERFUL breakfast. Only complaint was that even though we booked a non-smoking room, the room smelled very smokey. It wasn't a deal breaker for me, but if I (or anyone with me) had bad allergies to smoke, it would have been a problem.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Would definitely stay here again."
We were just staying for one night, and this hotel was an unexpected surprise. The location was terrific, service was lovely, room was clean. The next time we are in Ames, this will be our first choice in hotels.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very comfortable with lots of extras"
Our room was very nice with comfortable bed, microwave, coffee pot and small fridge. There was even a roll of paper towel. The room was a nice size and quiet for sleeping. It was full the night we stayed and I didn't hear anything. Everything was clean and the staff was nice. There was a breakfast included which was mediocre. Everything was processed […] and prepared somewhere else and heated up except for the pancake machine. Since this is the only downside I am giving this an excellent rating as everything else made up for the breakfast. I would stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I like that it was easy to find off the intrastate. Clean and quiet.Genuine Expedia guest review
The facial tissue was harsher than the paper towels provided. there were only feather pillows. I'm allergic. No offer to find me pillows to use. Internet winked in and out - hard to do businessGenuine Expedia guest review
"Clean, quiet, affordable"
We expect a hotel room to be clean and this was. The room was used while passing through town so we didn't get to spend much time in the area. This hotel did not disappoint!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel was clean and easy to find. We enjoyed our stay and the staff were very accommodating in helping us check in early.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I was worried that the hotel might be loud as there was a group of young hockey players staying on our floor but, once in our room, we couldn't hear anyone else.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not accommodating when making reservation on line!"
Made reservation for 2 beds, 3 adults, via hotels.com, as always. Arrived to find our room was one king bed. Staff stated that they don't know what we request when we book online, but that for an additional fee we could get a rollaway bed. I questioned why we should have to pay extra and this person was not at all going to consider not charging the […] extra $$ to make this customer happy! When the brought the bed to our room we pointed out to him that there was really no space for it in this (handicap accessible ) room. He looked around and said, "well, I don't know where it fits, try moving the furniture around"! Otherwise a nice enough place, but won't bother to return... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient to ISU"
The room was comfortable and the pool was clean and warm. Lots of other guests but we did not hear them through our walls. Breakfast was delicious and there were plenty of options for picky teenage boys.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff was very helpful when my 88 year old father fell ill. They provided some assistance in arranging care . The rooms were comfortable breakfast good and the facilities were great. thank you.Genuine Expedia guest review
Flush more noisy than an aircraft's. Noisy A/C outside . Otherwise clean and comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient location to Ames and the interstate"
We have stayed here twice and both times it was very nice. Clean, comfortable and staff very friendly. Not sure about the breakfast as we had other meal plans.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Right Off the Interstate ~plenty of parking"
Front Desk check in was speedy and pleasant. pools, and continental breakfast included. Fair Pricing for a Collage town.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice hotel in Ames"
Much quieter location than most of the other hotels in Ames. Easy drive from Iowa State University. Breakfast was much better than expected. Pancakes, bacon, omelets, bagels plus the other standard fare. Hotel was decorated very nicely and staff was very friendly and efficient. The only thing less than perfect was the mattess on the bed in my room was […] sagging on one side. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Better than the reviews"
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and were pleasantly surprised with the room and breakfast! Very nice. Will definitely make this our first choice next time to Iowa state!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very well kept hotel"
Great free breakfast. Except for parking lot repair everything was great. At least they are repairing it which is more than I can say for other hotels.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This was a decent hotel. We were on a college visit with our son and just needed a place to stay over night. The front desk staff was very friendly. Our room was clean. The only thing that wasn't great was that the pool was cold and there was no hot tub. The breakfast was pretty good, but the eggs didn't taste right to me. All in all, a good place to […] stay. I would stay there again if I were ever in Ames again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The overnight staff was very unprepared and highly unprofessional. There were fingernails on our floor, no soap, no shampoo, and list goes on and on. I would never recommend this hotel to anyone.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Stay was fine, but hot part of breakfast less so"
The hotel itself was fine. I chose this over the Hampton Inn because we could get a room for $16 less this particular weekend. However, the breakfast (most important part of the stay) was a little disappointing. The selection was very reasonable, with a wide variety of stuff. However, the eggs were atrocious -- scrambled on Saturday, obviously powdered; […] cheese omelettes on Sunday, clearly from an assembly line, worse. The sausage gravy was good and the biscuit on Saturday was all right; the biscuit on Sunday was clearly from Saturday, half of it was hard to cut with a knife. The so-called bacon they had on Sunday looked and tasted strange -- my wife described it as "bacon-flavored deep-fried construction paper." On the positive side, the warm cinnamon rolls were a treat. They had a machine to make pancakes, but we did not try them. Based on my experience here (Ames is not a regular stop for us) and my past experience with Hampton Inns in general, I'll definitely choose Hampton. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Welcoming, comfy, and great breakfast!"
The staff were very helpful and welcoming, the room was very comfortable (I particularly liked the pillows that were marked "soft" and "firm"), and the breakfast was excellent. Can't go wrong with a Holiday Inn Express!Genuine Expedia guest review
"On the Same Street as My Conference"
My peer and I had a great time at the hotel. It was convenient, clean, and comfortable. I would definitely stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ok if you just need a place to sleep."
I booked a non smoking room and the reserved a smoking room. Yuk! Way over priced! I stayed in nicer places for alot less money.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good not great"
It was just ok. Nothing special.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to Campus"
The hotel was very close to Iowa State University (approximately a five minute drive). If you have a student at the university I would highly recommend the hotel for visiting on Family Weekend or for football and /or basketball games.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Everything was as expected. I do object to the prices being "jacked up" because it was a football weekend. We were there to visit family, not as Iowa State alums and this "gouging" is unfair. The cost of the room should be uniform. NancyGenuine Expedia guest review
"Holy moly! what an awesome hotel!!"
The room was great. Breakfast was superb, especially the bacon!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel but look elsewhere"
Great location and facility. My only concern is that the guy at the desk asked for my drivers license and wanted to photo copy it. I've never had a hotel ask for this. The guy said it was company policy. I got the photo copy back when I checked out and made a decision to patronize a different hotel in the future.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Business Hotel"
Hotel was very comfortable and convenient to the places I needed to go.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good Location, close to isu,stores and restaurants"
Had a wonderful time,pool was terriffic and soothing and the rooms and bed were perfect and comfortable and Nolan the clerk was funny he made you feel welcomed, Thanks againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The room was clean. It was spacious and comfortable. The breakfast could have been better. Cold continental was good. Pancake maker wasn't working It was fair week and ISU move in, the price seemed high for the hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Front Desk guy was super nice. We came in late and he said he was waiting just for us!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"No hot water"
I have stayed before at this hotel without incidence. However, this time there was no hot water in the morning. Made my morning rough.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"good clean hotel"
Hotel was clean and maintained, for the price it was really a good hotel. Great location just off the inerstate gas station and fast food places near if you need them. Buffet for breakfast was really good and had togo bags available also. Overall really nice hotelGenuine Expedia guest review
Room grossly over priced. Forced to pay double because of an event in town. Never will stay with them again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good Hotel - Skip the breakfast."
Although breakfast was included, the quality of the selections left much to be desired. The powdered eggs and dry biscuits are not recommended by any stretch. Fresh fruit was limited to apples and bananas. If one is not overly picky and breakfast is not that important, then what the hotel has to offer will do in a pinch. But, if you see breakfast as […] the way to start the day, then the hotel option is not recommended. All other aspects of the hotel were quite satisfactory - clean, comfortable, quiet and attended by a helpful and professional staff. The breakfast offerings were subpar and need more serious attention. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Affordable in Ames"
Better than we expected. Quiet despite being fully booked.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good value for the money."
Good hotel value. Worked very well for our family.Genuine Expedia guest review
This place was very user friendly...even tho there were alot of hockey kids there...you hardly noticed any unwanted noise or inconvience... would stay there again...very nice staff and the breakfast was great...thanksGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"not bad if you are in a pinch"
There were ants in the pool and the bedroom was ok. Not the best. Not the cleanest. I have stayed in many hotels in Ames and I will not return to this one. When I told the desk attendant about the ants in the pool he scolded me for bringing in food and drink. Most places let you bring in food and drink not in glass. The choking smell of cigarettes greeted […] me in the morning. Really??? Seriously??? Not the best. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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