"A bed in a room with a TV. No frills."
My stay was ok. No frills. The vending machine didn't work, the bathroom was clean but there was hair left in the bathtub. Several outlets didn't work in the room. The breakfast was rediculous. Fruit loops, raisan bran and small muffins were my only options.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to ISU"
The room was dated showing its age. Bathroom wall were not clean. Continental breakfast was very limited and not worth the time.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Stay somewhere else!"
Stay somewhere else.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We booked our room well in advance ( 2 months) and requested a smoking room, when we got there we were given a non-smoking room. when I went and questioned it and explained that our confirmation paper shows that we requested a smoking room we were treated unbelievably horrible. We were told that is not guaranteed that we would receive what we requested […] and if we didn't like we could leave. The rooms were not that great, nothing like the picture on Expedia, holes in shower curtain, hair in bathtub very dusty and the noise at night was terrible. I would not recommend this motel to anyone and Expedia should take them off their site because it really does reflect upon their service. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The staff and hotel was not so great, but the rooms were very clean.Genuine Expedia guest review
The location is very good, right in town on main street where all the shopping/restaurants are, very close to the University. The rest is fair, staff not so friendly, it was very loud at night as people very talking in hallway, overall looks run down, but I suppose that's what you get for the price you pay. Ok for quick overnight stay if you don't expect […] much. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
People at hotel were very friendly and helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient - in town for Mom's weekend."
Convenient for weekend activities. Worked out great.Genuine Expedia guest review
bedding and towels not clean, breakfast very limited, hotel staff was niceGenuine Expedia guest review
Bathroom sink was clogged. Sheets were rough feeling. Other than that, no complaints.Genuine Expedia guest review
Handy place to stay for a one day event. My only complaint about the room was that it only had a shower.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is mostly well-kept and it looked like it had been cleaned well. I reserved a smoking room because that was the only thing that was available. The hotel tried to cover the room with deodorizer, but once the heater was turned on, it did not matter. All of my clothes (even the ones that were left in the suitcase) had to be washed when I got […] home. I have stayed here before and will probably stay here again, but if you are looking for luxury, this is not it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Okay hotel. Had trouble parking in the lot."
It was homecoming so very busy. Not enough parking to allow easy coming and going. Noisy in the wee hours. Room only partially cleaned during 2 day stay it looked like they started and then did not finish. Beds were not well made - lumpy sheets. Towels were taken after use but not replaced. It was inexpensive and convenient but not the best stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"You get what you pay for"
We stayed at Days Inn because it was closer to what we were in Ames for and we found a great rate online. We got what we paid for. A cheap room. The bathroom light had electrical issues and didn't stay on, there was no soap or shampoo in the bathroom. The place looked run down. The breakfast was scarce and the area it was held was messy and cramped. […] It was a cheap stay with a price to match. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Stay here if you love the smell of cigarette smoke"
This whole building - inside the rooms, the hall, the lobby - smells like cigarette smoke. We stayed here because it's about a 20 minute walk from Jack Trice Stadium, where the ISU Cyclones play. But man, did that place stink. We left our windows wide open while we left for the ISU football game to get some fresh air in our room, and we just could not […] get rid of the stench. If cigarette stench doesn't bother you, and I'm talking strong stuff, then stay here. Oh and our TV didn't work. I'm sure if we notified the front desk, maybe someone could have fixed it, but we were there for only for a few hours and just wanted to rest after the game. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I saw many of the same problems with this building that existed before its current owners took over it. The carpet in need of replacement previously still had not been done. The floor still has sags in part of it. The alarm clock was supposed to be plugged in under the middle of the headboard and was not.Genuine Expedia guest review
"THEY HAND WROTE MY CREDIT CARD #??"
FOR THE PRICE, IT WAS OK. DON'T KNOW IF I WOULD PICK TO STAY THERE AGAIN. I DID NOT CARE FOR THEM WRITING OUR CREDIT CARD # ON THEIR PAPER WORK.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was OK for a one night stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Near downtown and big-box stores"
The room was clean, although the overall appearance of the inside of the hotel was run-down. I did not spend enough time there to comment on service and did not partake in the continental breakfast. The location is good: near downtown, many restaurants, and lots of shopping. Generally, it served my purposes of a quick overnight stay in a location that […] was convenient for me. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"closer to Boone than Des MoinesLOL"
Fine Just needed to rest between racesGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quick overnight stay"
The hotel served it's purpose. We were there very briefly. Just needed a place to sleep and shower. I wouldn't stay here if I was planning an extended stay in Ames. Our window looked out into a cement wall with a creepy space between the buildings. The towels were worn and small - but they worked. It's not a luxury stay. The room had an odd smell - […] kind of stale. The hotel only has one roll away bed. If you're going to need one - book it ahead of time. The hotel itself was old but for the most part clean. We didn't have any negative experiences - but don't expect luxury. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ok for 1 nite"
Not enough parking, old hotel that is in need of a remodel.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was full of construction workers and there was no place to park. For some reason, there was groups of teens hanging out in back of the hotel being very loud until after midnight. We had early days so the lack of sleep made us very angry.Genuine Expedia guest review
"okay for what I needed"
Overall this hotel had everything I needed and expected within this price range and location. I was comfortable. The only thing that bothered me was the odor of the room. It smelled like a room that was a smoking room at one time and had just been converted recently. Not sure if that was the case, but that's what it seemed like.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"College visit to IA State University"
Our stay was fine.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Right on our way."
Overall a very good place to stay. Even the ac unit was quit.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
For the money there are much better hotels to stay at in Ames. This Day's Inn did not provide soap, or shampoo in the room, and I do not think the sheets were changed between guests. I say this because the center of the bed had lots of wrinkles in the sheet like it had been slept in. The continental breakfast was poor. The bakery was Miss Debbie bite […] size donuts. They also served fruit loops and another cereal, biscuits and disgusting gravy and bananas, and juice. When we went through, many items were low, almost empty. The coffee was so weak, you could see to the bottom of the styrofoam cup. This is what I had to look forward to after being awaken by the alarm in the next room (which was unoccupied and therefore, no one turned it off)! Housekeeping should automatically turn off alarms when they make up the rooms. I alerted the front desk about the alarm when they returned to the front desk as we left. The room with the alarm was right above them. Not sure why they could not hear it! The Fairfield Inn is so much better, full breakfast, including boiled eggs, yogurt, in addition to fresh bakery and real coffee and juice. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The workers were not very friendly. The breakfast area was not very clean and the food was stale.Genuine Expedia guest review
I arrived for a conference/training. My room was double-booked so when I went to my room, someone was already in it. The room was dirty, beds were uncomfortable and definitely would not recommend this to someone else or stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We first get to the room and had to unplug the refriderator due to some horrible noise. Took a shower and the shower head was cracked and was spraying all over the ceiling, plus the water was so hard you come out feeling like you need to take a bath in lotion and the shampoo and conditioner that was supplied, totally stripped my hair. Before the check […] out time, they knock on the door to see if you have checked out. They make you feel like they are waiting on you. And there is never anyone at the front desk. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not a good experience"
Hotel is very run down and smelled like stale cigarettes. The beds are horrifically uncomfortable, pillows are limp and the hotel will not provide extras. The bath towels are paper thin and there was only one set if towels in the room for three guests.Genuine Expedia guest review
For a town that has 0 tourist attraction, the facilities at this hotel sucked big time !! Put my parents up for 4 nights as this hotel was almost next door to my home but this was a huge mistake. This place has nothing and I mean nothing!! The beds are extra uncomfortable, the AC was weird and the Bathroom would not close !! Add to that the fact that […] breakfast would run-out by 9 even though the closing time is 10 and here's the funny part they don't re-stock the food. The juice machine and coffee machine at the breakfast room was broken for a day and when I asked for juice the manager was very kind and brought me back a glass full of nutritious water !!! That's right folks WATER (H20) !! The hotel doesn't even have a weighing scale and the laundry room is locked for guest access but your key-cards will not work (God knows why)!! All in all, find any other place before coming here it's the worst hotel experience !! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Willing to correct their mistakes."
The location is great! The room is simple, the way I was expecting for a 2 star hotel, it has everything you need for a simple stay, but the maintenance of the hotel needs improvement: windows all over the hotel were terribly dirt, carpet in the hallway stained, chair in the room stained. On the day of my arrival my room was extremely dirt, I could […] write on the dust. I complained at the front desk and the lady followed me to the room so I could show it to her. She was friendly and apologetic and promised me that she would make sure it would be clean the next morning, and it was. Well...you get what you pay for. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"You get what you pay for"
The housekeeper was very pleasant and kind. The room had a strong chlorine smell so we thought there was a pool. The guest laundry and bathroom was out of order/door was locked. room key did not open the door. The carpet appeared old and outdated. They ran out of items in the continental breakfast before 9.Genuine Expedia guest review
"OK for the price"
Did not like the fact that the person at the desk wrote down my credit card information on a piece of paper - that's good for identity theft and left me very anxious and suspicious about my stay. Reasonable price Breakfast room is less than pleasant and "continental breakfast" was less than pleasing Building itself needs updating Fans were loud in the […] bathroom and air conditioner Sheets do not fit the mattresses but the mattresses were very comfortable Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"convenience was key"
close to university and storesGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good Hotel Good Price"
The room was pretty good. There was a smoke smell even though it was a non-smoking area however I know that can't be blamed on the hotel staff. There could've been more towels in the room as it seemed that there was less than usual. One of the locks on the door was broken but was repaired once I let the front desk know. For the price you pay it was […] a good room which fit the needs we were looking for. We have stayed here many times before and plan to again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good place to stay"
Location was convenient for my needs. Room was nice sized and clean. It had small refrigerator and microwave. I would recommend it to others.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not fancy, but clean and comfortable."
I was surprised when I saw the hotel was right on a main street, but noise was not an issue. The lobby seemed a little dated, but the room was well-maintained and clean. The shower had good water pressure and plenty of hot water, unlike a more expensive hotel that I stayed in two weeks ago. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful, and there were […] a couple of good restaurants nearby. All in all, it was a good place to stay for a reasonable price. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Dirty hotel...breakfast area had crud dripping dow"
Place was a mess and not very kept up.Stay somewhere else we paid $140 a night..Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Decent basic lodging."
Decent basic lodging. Minimal frills. Breakfast was mostly cold foodstuffs, but most people can find something decent to eat. Room was OK-I've been in worse-but nothing spectacular. Television was OK, but the lack of a channel guide made the selection process confusing.Genuine Expedia guest review
We were across the hall from a smoking room. I did not realize there were still smoking rooms. If that is the case they should have better ventilation as you would have thought they were smoking in our room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for business travel"
Clean and easy to get to and close to surrounding areas of business. Good price, great if your looking for just a place to sleep for the night.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Watch for extra charges if you have a large group."
Some of the rooms were kind of "funky" or musty smelling, but most were fine. The management attempted twice to charge extra for more than 2 people in a double room (2 double beds)--once when I called the motel to confirm (I am glad I did). I contacted Expedia about that and they found out that if there is an adult in a room, then any minors are free. […] When I checked in, the manager tried to charge me extra again until I gave him a sheet showing who would be in the room designating the adult and minors. I have not been billed extra yet. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This was the only hotel available in the area and I can see why. The employees were rude, it smelled like a dingy basement and the condition of the interior was a joke. There were holes in the wall and shower curtain and the "crib" they offered was stained with God knows what. They didn't have extra pillows or blankets and gave you a hard time when […] asking for an extra towel. My family will not be returning to his hotel and I reccommended you don't either. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for couple"
The room was clean and comfortable and met our expectations.Genuine Expedia guest review
The 2nd floor rooms are much nicer than the 1st floor ones.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location but unsatisfied service"
The hotel is close to super walmart, easy to buy something. The location and equipment is OK, but the staff there is not so helpful. It's really hard to find them if you meet with something.Genuine Expedia guest review
"It was a good hotel for what I needed it for."
I stayed at this hotel mainly for price and location. It was a good hotel for what I needed it for (I had an interview at Iowa State University). All the main necessities (iron/ironing board, blowdryer, microwave and refrigerator) were in good condition and were clean. The bathroom was clean and house keeping did their job: cleaned and replenished the […] room and bathroom. Desk staff was informative and friendly. Overall I am happy that I stayed at the Days Inn in Ames. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good place to sleep"
Room was clean, beds were comfortable, water was hot, and the place was a ten-minute walk away from my son's apartment. That's all I wanted. Decor was pedestrian and halls were dingy, so it wasn't a place to hang out, but it was a great place to bathe and sleep.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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