"Cheap cost, cheap hotel"
Nothing really bad about the stay, but I paid a very low price and got an older, no frill hotel room. Had an old smell and feel, but nothing horrible. And it was cheapGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Won't stay again"
The TV only got about 6 channels even though there was a list of over 30 on the desk. We stayed 2 nights and the bathroom was not cleaned. Dirty towels were left and the floor and tub were not cleaned. Our room was near the back entrance so when we returned at midnight we assumed we would need to use our key card. Nope, the door was unlocked! I know […] it is an inexpensive hotel, but there are others in the same price range that I have stayed in with better satisfaction. Even my husband thought the guy at the reception desk was creepy. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Wasn't the cleanest"
We stayed here after getting our daughter settled into college life at ISU. The room felt old and dirty. The price was ok, but didn't really meet my expectations.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Should be $40 per night."
We had a 1st floor room and it smelled damp and musty. No fridge. No microwave. However pets are allowed, and we had our two small dogs with us.Genuine Expedia guest review
The room had bad smellGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Overall, terrible place. Won't stay there again."
Customer service was non-existent, room stunk like urine, hair dryer got broke and front desk never did anything about it. We checked out day before as we couldn't stand the smell.Genuine Expedia guest review
"smelled like the inside of a poop filled gym sock."
I thought the smell was bad when I first started walking down the hall, but the smell in the room was enough to make me stager back.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Let there be light"
One of electrical outlets off and it was fixed next day (we had a two day stay)--apparently some one then put a do not disturb sign on the door so room not cleaned--soap was also in short supplyGenuine Expedia guest review
"poor quality hotel. very disappointing"
stair wells needed to be recovered. walls needed to be repaired. chairs needed to be replaced.Genuine Expedia guest review
We arrived at 9 PM and still had to wait for our room, other guest up all night and very noisey. Not a good experience.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Easy to get to ISU campus. It says it was updated in 2011, but some areas still need work. Still comfortable and a decent place to stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Air Comditioner pumps out odor."
First room smelled. We switched rooms. Too bad we didn't figure out it was the air conditioner pumping in the smell untill the morning when we where getting our bags together. The tiolet didn't flush well. I think we were the only people staying just the night. The others in the hotel had been "living" there for a while and very comfy there. They were […] very noisey. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nastiest place I have ever been to!!"
I had 2 nights booked. Went there the first night and had to leave after 2 hours. The room was dirty, all the guests at the hotel were sketchy, had there laundry hanging outside on the fence. Bad, Bad, Bad, do not stay there, there are plenty of other nicer hotels in that area.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Will spend a few bucks more for a better sleep"
Smoke free room, but I could still detect smoke scents. The toilet seat was very loose (I fixed that myself). The bed wasn't very comfortable at all. Hardly any stuffing in the pillows. The room was very basic, but seemed to be cleanGenuine Expedia guest review
The room smelled of pet urine. The staff was very helpful though & relocated us to another hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
Hated it!!!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable room, good price"
Comfortable room, good breakfast, great resturant across the parking lot. No ground level rooms 1st floor is down steps and 2nd floor is upstairs.Genuine Expedia guest review
adequate for what we needed it for.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"What you expect for the money"
The shower head was pretty low. We are a family about 6' tall and had to bend over to wash our hair. The carpet had a tackiness to it that just felt dirty. It is an older building and the wireless internet in the room was sort of slow. We were on a budget so we get what we pay for, and I would probably stay here again if it was the cheapest option. […] Our room had a refridgerator and microwave which was a plus. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
My wife and I enjoyed our three day stay. The room was clean and did not smell like some other hotel rooms. The refrigerator was a very pleasant surprise...as we had not expected that. For the price we paid for the room, it was an excellent decision to stay at this Super 8. (The location was perfect with respect to where our meeting and conferences […] were held.) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Worth it if you have a discount..."
I used Expedia to find the cheapest room I could. We were visiting Ames for VEISHEA and we wanted to save funds. This one was by far the cheapest, and we could see why. The breakfast area was clean, but small. The desk clerks were nice enough, but they were a little strange. We found ourselves wishing we had brought pillows, as these were very rigid […] and not very comfortable. All the amenities worked well and seemed to be kept up. We did get a pushy call from the desk around our check-out time, making us feel rushed. All in all, not a horrible stay. The hotel is located in a developing area of Ames, making the traffic less congested, but only about a mile away from many restaurants and shopping areas. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Cheap hotel in more ways than one, bottom line the room smelled like feet and smelly dog, and was poorly maintained, but you get what ya pay for and next time I will spend the money for a better hotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Unclean, very smelly, the bathroom was not very clean. The hotel had a greasy feel to it. The kitchenette was clean and the coffee was good.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Cheap, but lacking."
While the price was cheap, a nice hotel and a feeling of security would have definitely been worth twenty more dollars to stay next door.Genuine Expedia guest review
This is a Super 8. In this category, this was a perfectly nice hotel. The staff was friendly on check in. The wifi worked fine. The bed was comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
Nothing fancy... get what you expect, but decent for a cheap night's stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very descent for the money"
I was quite comfortable staying there overnight. The room was rather small, with two chairs and a queen sized bed, but satisfactory for one person to comfortably spend the night in. It was also just down the street from a couple different places to eat, one of which was an Irish pub, which was quite pleasant to have a meal in. For the price, it was […] a descent stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Will Not Stay Here Again"
I asked for a quiet room but had a bunch of guys placed right across the hallway late at night who partied loudly. In the AM, one of the maids brought her children with who went in and out of the room next to me, slamming the heavy door loudly every time. The the small child whined & cried loudly by our door until I went out in my PJs and put the Do […] Not Disturb sign on the door. It was ridiculous, especially when I had specified I was a light sleeper and would appreciate a quiet room. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Super 8 Ames Iowa"
Only fair. Beds were not comfortable. Probably will not stay at this Super 8 again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ames Super 8"
The Ames Super 8 provides a comfortable place to stay at a reasonable price. It's not the Ritz but if you'd rather spend your money on tourist attractions, dining experiences and entertainment like we do, we love this place. Friendly, helpful staff. It's only 30 minutes to Des Moines. We stay here at least once a year. We enjoy its quiet atmosphere, […] comfortable beds and warm showers. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The manager of the hotel (Carl?) was most helpful when I needed to stay an extra day. He even pointed out a way I could save money the next time! I would definitely recommend this motel to anybody who hasn't seen the better side of Super 8!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Clean & comfortable"
Clean and comfortable. Best price in town. Staff helped with special room need for my wife.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Super 8 Ames, IA 1418 S Dayton Ave"
I would not stay at this hotel simply because of the experience. I think that the service was great and all but it was very disappointing when I woke up in the morning with red bumps all over my neck, my whole body, and hands. I got bitten by bed bugs and I wasn't really sure until I actually lifted the bed in the morning and I saw these bed bugs all […] over the bed and crawling everywhere. I had to throw out all of my clothes, my suit case, and everything that I had brought with me. Both my mother and boyfriend had to also throw everything out because the bed bugs were everywhere. My boyfriend went down to the office to get the manager on call to look at the bed bugs, the guy at the counter simply didn't bother to get up and come to the room, and said, " It's okay Mr. I believe you. I have no reason to argue with you. We'll go a head and reverse the charges. Sorry about this incident." Therefore, I would not recommend anyone this hotel. It's been about 3 weeks since this has happened and I'm very infected and I'm taking high dosage of antibiotic because I have a very infected finger and hand. I would not want this to happen to anyone else. One tip before checking in the hotel, Please people make sure that your hotel is a 5-star and be sure to check under all the bed before you unpack anything or put anything on the bed. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Less than enthusiastic welcome from 'greeter', if you can call her that. We interrupted a personal phone call and it was obvious we were an "intrusion". I returned to the desk a few minutes after going to the room. We were hoping to have a DVD player to watch a movie and when I returned to front desk, she was yelling into the phone...she had resumed […] that personal phone call. No DVD player available unless we were in a first floor room...and none were available. Breakfast was appreciated...but the trash can was overflowing so people were just putting garbage on the floor. The desk attendant acted quite disinterested in addressing that issue. It would appear that hospitality training is lacking at this location. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good cheap hotel"
Good hotel room. Try to avoid the rooms by the staircase. Lots of noise coming from people going up and down. Requested the manager a different room and he gladly got me another one. He was a good Indian man.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great place for staying for people and pets.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was a non-smoking room but the smoke from the room above came down through the bathroom vent. Had to keep BR door closed to keep smell out. Fan on wall heater was noisy and came on and off all the time. The building was noisy and the breakfast bar had almost nothing eatable.Genuine Expedia guest review
For the rate I received this hotel was satisfactory. It was little further from Jack Trice than I expected, which was kind of disappointing. The room was clean and comfortable, the breakfast was decent, and the rate was great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Front Desk Friendly"
The man at the front desk was wonderful. His name was Chad. Chad was kind, nice and very informative. You have a good employee with Chad.Genuine Expedia guest review
dingy and not very clean, especially around the edges (of anything). back door was not secure.Genuine Expedia guest review
Check in was quick and convenient, as was the check out process. The hotel was quiet, and some of the areas seemed clean, the common areas. However, the room was ridiculous. There was a used band aid on the floor when we arrived, and the room was not the one that we had booked (2 double beds instead of one queen). However, since we were there on Homecoming […] weekend, there wasn't a way for them to accomodate our "request" to switch to the correct room. The shower had long, dark hairs all over it upon arrival as well. When we turned on the heat, it started smoking so badly that the smoke alarm went off, and they could not fix it, nor did they offer any other way of remediating the situation, and said they had no extra blankets to give us. So, the hotel room was about 60 degrees all night. While this hotel isn't necessarily close to anything (we were there for a football game and other campus activities), it is quick and easy to get around in Ames, so this wasn't a big issue for us. Overall, we would not go back, not only was it dirty and in poor repair, the clerks were not helpful at all, nor did they offer to fix things that were broken. Sometimes inexpensive just means cheap. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"okay compared with the other hotel in area"
it was okay.Genuine Expedia guest review
It was an ok hotel stayed for 3 days. didn't made the beds on day.Room was clean . stairs outside were durty.breakfast was a normal cold one .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The refrigerator in our room made a loud knocking sound, we had to unplug it in order to sleep. The door to the room wouldn't close slowly-always slammed shut.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We drove 16 hrs for a wedding this past saturday and the last thing we wanted to worry about was where we were staying. This place had a nice location, close to downtown and a lot of stuff to do, but the overall experience there was horrible. They did not make the beds for us they only took out the trash and gave us new towels. The fridge didn't even […] work to keep the food cold. The water to get a shower was the worst part, you just feel slimy and cant get clean what so ever. I will never ever stay there again!!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I will never stay there again, I paid for 2 nights plus $15 per night for my dog and we did not even stay the 2nd night because our room smelled so bad and we felt very unsafe, there were a bunch of hoodlums hanging around outside of the hotel!! all in all it was the worst place I have ever stayed!!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Decent hotel for the price, i got a quiet room as requested, room is clean. WiFi speed is good, it is a bit out of the way from town, but if you driving, its no problem, plenty of parking. However I had only one complain, the direction from Des Moines International airport to the hotel is wrong by Expedia. From E 13th St. turning into Dayton Ave, it […] should be tuning left instead of turning right, please correct this for future travellers. Overall we enjoyed the stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"What you would expect"
The room was comfortable, all staff I encountered were friendly and helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good price and location"
The hotel was a good price in a convientant location however the room had an extremely bad odor to it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Super 8 In Ames, IA - close to Iowa State"
The hotel was located close to Iowa State. The room was clean and quiet. The continental breakfast was a pretty simple type of breaklfast.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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