"Do NOT stay here!"
I would strongly urge you to NOT stay at this hotel. It is located in very close proximity to several other hotels that would be a much better choice. It is extremely outdated and the cleanliness of the room is sketchy at best. There are virtually no amenities at this hotel, but if you're in a bind and simply need a bed to sleep in--it will do the trick. […] I was on a pretty tight budget when I stayed there and booked the room through Hotels.com. Upon arrival, in spite of the fact that I had already paid Hotels.com via phone, I was charged AGAIN by the Super 8. I am STILL waiting for this to be remedied. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Super 8 Ames We apologize for all of the inconviniences that occured during your stay. We have addressed the issues of the cleanliness with the staff and have issued a much better deep cleaning program that is frequently implemented. We are in the process of updating the bedding for our rooms as well as some other changes to our public areas. Our superstart breakfast has added the regional item of muffins to our menu and we are always striving to find new things to offer that other area hotels don't have. We hope that you will give us another chance in the future to meet and exceed your expectations!
"smells like a smoky bar!"
Felt like I smoked 2 packs of cigarettes! Horrible! Never again! I was even in a non-smoking room. The hallways are really bad smelling of smoke......I'm not even picky person.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Super 8 Ames We apologize that the hallways smelled like smoke. We do offer a few smoking rooms still and we are in the process of making sure that guests know now to smoke in the hallways or leave their doors open. We also have a smoking area in front of the hotel for our guests who chose to smoke outdoors. We apologize sincerely and hope you will give us another chance in the future to assist you with your reservations!
"Would not recommend"
The hotel smelled of old cigerette smoke. The bed was so uncomfortable and only 2 pillows on the queen bed and they were as flat as a pancake. Would not recommend this hotel and will not plan to stay there again. Also no wifi. It is 2013 every hotel has wifi.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Super 8 Ames We apologize for all of the inconviniences during your stay. We do have wifi installed and it is fully functional and is free of charge to our guests. The pillows are in the process of being replaced as well as our new bedding that we are extremely excited about. We hope that you will give us another chance in the future to exceed your expectations!
"Decent room for the price."
Room was warm, clean and neat. Heater was very loud even on low fan and there was some mold around the bottom of the tub surround caulking. Lower level hallway smelled of cigerette smoke probably from people smoking in the rear stairwell since I stayed in Feb.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"I don't want to go again."
It was not happy because hotel was not clean. I had non-smoking room but I could smell it. The sound of heater was so big and could'nt sleep and water power in bath was not strong.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Super 8 Ames We are sorry that your stay wasn't super. We have addressed the issues of the smell you brought to our attention and are striving to improve our overall cleanliness daily. We hope that you will give us another chance in the future to assist you with your reservations and we will make your stay super!
never againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff was friendly upon check in, the coffee was good, shower was clean. There were red spots on the floor , that may have been nail polish, or may have blood. Hard to tell. There was also a red spot on the underside of the bedspread...blood? Nail polish? Who knows. Other than that, it was fine.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"last minute booking"
We booked this the day of our trip and got a great price.Genuine Expedia guest review
Room was very warm for November... had window and fan on all night and was still cooking.Contiental breakfast was pretty sparse. I would say we got what we paid for.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"IN A FAMILIAR AREA"
I liked being able to park right below my window and go in the back door. I also loved being in the last room on the 2nd floor.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great stay.in All areas"
Chad the Manager was awesome. The whole experience was a #5. II will go back in the next four months. On my trip I tried to stay at a number of Super 8 hotels but their prices were higher then the Ames Hotel.and Expedia. I should have called Expedia back.Genuine Expedia guest review
I would definitely recommend this hotel!!!! The room was very clean and roomy. Hotel staff was friendly. Location was good, right off Hwy 30 and I 35. I plan on using this hotel for future travel to Iowa.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I was not please with the rate of this hotel being 3.5 more like a 2.0. I felt I pd for 3.5 and got a 2.0 rate.Genuine Expedia guest review
"It was ok"
The breakfast was lacking. I know that a "continental" breakfast is sparse and this breakfast was really sparse.Genuine Expedia guest review
It was mediocre across the board, minus the flat pillows.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Overall experience was not good. Rooms were below average in every way. I will be staying somewhere else next time I visit Ames.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff was accommidating and professional. Brought up clothes iron right away after requesting it. Room was in good condition and clean on arrival, and everything was reset perfectly when room cleaned. Only downside was the simple breakfast in the morning, but I never planned on eating at the hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Needed a cheap hotel - that's what I got."
I needed a cheap place to sleep for one night. The hotel fit the bill for that. It was cheap, and I slept. That being said, I would never recommend this hotel for a vacation or any occasion where you're looking for more than simple, cheap convenience. The first room they sent me to hadn't been cleaned when I checked in at 10:00 PM. The man at the front […] desk didn't seem too surprised. The beds weren't very comfortable, and there was a lot of noise coming from the hallway. The window air conditioning unit was very loud. I guess I got what I paid for. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
There was a football team staying at the same time we were. They were up very early Saturday morning and were very loud!! i had requested a refrigerator and didn't get one. The was a burn mark on the blanket of our bed also. We won't be staying here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Smoke smelly roomGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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
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