"Nice Atmosphere - Warm and Welcoming"
My son and I were staying to visit the ISU campus. We arrived late after a long car trip. The night staff person was very helpful and welcoming. After the long drive my son wanted to work out and the was disappointed the hotel didn't have an excercise room. The staff was quick to note the Iowa House had a relationship with Anytime Fitness and provided […] a pass and dirrections. Most helpful. Breakfast the next morning left something to be desired. There weren't that many guests yet the kitchen was slow and the food wasn't anything special, not what I expected of a bed and breakfast. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Beautiful and peaceful bed & breakfast located on the campus of Iowa State University. A hidden gem.....Genuine Expedia guest review
It is a comfort place, and is very close to ISU campus. I especially like the breakfast there. I strongly recommed this hotel to everyone. I will definately stay this place for my next visit to Ames.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Clean & quiet, good breakfast"
Very clean & quiet! Breakfast was delightful, close to campus.Genuine Expedia guest review
very impressed. My first time ever at a Bed and BreakfastGenuine Expedia guest review
Great experience, a little mix up in the room that we had reserved, but they were very accommodating and were able to give us the room we wanted. Excellent breakfast, also accommodating the fact that neither my husband and I like "eggs Benedict" so we got our own special order, of scrambled and poached. Great stay and nice people.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Move the TV"
Iowa House is in a converted fraternity house, and historic building. The house is elegant and romantic very well furnished. However in our room the TV was mounted beneath a spiral staircase, making it almost impossible to avoid hitting your head. so when you stay there, wear a helmet and have fun.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Couldn't have asked for more. Very gracious and accommodating hosts, and beautifully decorated, restored and updated old building. The breakfast was wonderful, snacks available all the time, and even a glass of wine was made available when I requested it. The room was a nice size and very comfortable, even including a dream machine with various sounds […] available to fall asleep to, in addition to the clock radio. Didn't ttry the flat panel TV, as I was able to watch my home DVR over the internet since the internet connection was so strong - something I haven't been able to do at other hotels due to their weak connections. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This place is so much better than most of the big boring box hotels in the area. It feels a bit like you are just staying with friends - the owners/staff are not in your face and you can really make yourself at home here. The breakfast is tops!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This was our first time staying at a bed-and-breakfast. When we arrived, my husband was a bit concerned as he felt like he was going into someone's home. LOL! Once we saw our room, he felt more at ease. It was clean, cute, comfortable, and very cozy. If we are in the area again, we will definitely stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to get away from it all!"
What a pleasant surprise! I would highly recommend this 'hotel' - though it felt more like a charming B&B. It was lovely, clean, quiet & comfy.Genuine Expedia guest review
Next time I am in Ames I will be sure to stay at The Iowa House again. It was the prefect place for me to stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is lovely. Breakfast was great. The only complaint I have is our room was never tidied up while we were gone. It also would have been nice to have a chest with drawers. I definitely would recommend it on the whole.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Excellent change from the same old cookie cutter hotels. I will stay there again foresure .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Charming venue in Iowa"
We visited the Iowa House during a festive college weekend at Iowa State (Veishea) and the noise outside forced us to sleep with a pillow over our heads. This situation certainly was not the fault of the proprietors, but made our stay less pleasant.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to stay"
We were delighted to find Iowa House - a small hotel with great character - and wonderful breakfasts too! Must be the best place to stay when visiting Ames - and ideally located for ISU. Our room was a little small - but we did opt for the cheapest option!; if you're staying for more than a couple of nights I would opt for a larger room. The student […] who greeted us made us feel very welcome. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable and cozy"
We spent 5 days in Ames visiting friends and we're pleased to have found this warm and relaxed place to stay. The staff was welcoming and helpful, the room comfortable, with a good breakfast cooked each morning. It was a good place to relax. It is located near the university which could be a plus - the students can be a bit noisy on a Friday and Sarurday […] night. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Lovely staff, very helpful and supportive. Amazing place. Would definitely recommend to everybody!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Mysigt familjeägt Bed & breakfast"
Mysigt, kändes som att komma hem till en familj att bo där. Helt okey frukost, dock inget överdåd. Rent, dock heltäckningsmatta i sovrummet.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Ein Hotel wie ein Zuhause"
Ich fand den Aufenthalt sehr angenehm, zum einen durch die menschliche Nähe zur Rezeption (Anne), die evtl. Fragen und Probleme engagiert und zielstrebig bearbeitete, und zur Küche (Swetlana), die alles tat, um den Frühstückspräferenzen der internationalen Gästen zu entsprechen, zum anderen durch die räumliche Nähe zum Campus und zur Stadt Ames.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
11/20/14 MasonHamlin1933 Washington DC, District of Columbia
This is a cozy and inviting place, lovingly decorated and maintained, and a bargain to boot; it would set you back two or three times the going rate if it were located in any place other than Ames. We were there recently for a loved one's memorial celebration, and the inn, and its common areas, including fireplace and over-stuffed chairs, provided the perfect place for family members to reminisce and catch up (and sample the always hot coffee).
"Iowa B&B good for business traveler"
11/04/14 MJoTucson_AZ Tucson, AZ
On the plus side, nicely-sized rooms with wifi and a breakfast during the week that starts early enough (7AM) for a business traveler. Very friendly check-in staff, and awesome baked goods and lovely breakfast. On the down side, I stayed in room 101, which is apparently located above the Innkeeper's quarters. I never met him, but boy could I hear him--loud television until 11PM+ each evening, loud throat clearing, stomping feet, and really exuberant Sunday night football cheering. I was shocked after night 1 to learn that the noisy person keeping me awake was the Innkeeper!! I should have taken the front desk person up on moving my room--I was settled in by then and hated to repack, but really should have done so. I would recommend Iowa House, but NOT rooms 101 or 102.
"Well worth it."
10/18/14 RobertBK MANCHESTER
Convenient location, ample parking, friendly staff, plenty of tasty and attractive food, comfortable bed, large room, attractively priced, places to meet and chat with other guests, and a whirlpool tub to boot. Couldn't ask for more in a bed and breakfast establishment.
"Home Away From Home"
10/13/14 Jennifer T Sacramento, California
This was a wonderful find. I travel to Ames once a year for work and am so tired of staying in those, "box" hotels. The breakfast provided was lovely and Svedlana, the cook was the sweetest woman. I felt like I was among friends, I will not stay anywhere else while in Ames.
09/29/14 RayKS Naperville
Not a big fan of B&B's, but all hotels were sold out (or over $200) for the Iowa State vs Baylor football game. So by default, we booked this B&B and it was AWESOME! Makes me rethink my aversion to B&B's. #1. It was very CLEAN. The rooms. The eating area. The common areas. #2. Super convenient to campus. And only about a mile to the football stadium. #3. Excellent food. #4. Comfy rooms. #5. Small, uncrowded bar 3 blocks away. The people were very nice. I was just so happy it was clean.
09/17/14 WendyP_321 La Crosse, Wisconsin
The room was beautiful, clean, and very comfortable. Not a super friendly check in person but everything else was great. Easy access to college. Remember to pick up snacks and ice before you go as there are no vending machines. The breakfast in the morning was fantastic!
"Great place to stay!"
09/02/14 LindaZ_Illinois Oswego, Illinois
Clean and comfortable. Great breakfast. Great location....5 minute walk to the music building where I had rehearsals for an event in July. Coffee, tea and treats were available all day...nice presentation. There are several areas to read or visit, all large enough to keep to yourself if you like, including the living room, patio and porch. If you like to walk, it's in a nice residential area. It was my first visit to Ames...great college town. Staff was friendly and accommodating for later checkout. I would definitely stay again.
"Quiet, clean, comfortable, close to ISU campus, good value!"
08/25/14 Jeannie777 LaCrosse
We stay here whenever we're in town to visit our boys at ISU. We've learned that for the same price that the local chain hotels charge, you are staying in a lovely, comfortable room with modern amenities AND a delicious breakfast in the morning. The bedding is cozy and comfortable, whirlpool bath relaxing after a long day of move-in at the dorms. I appreciated the free wi-fi and steamed asparagus atop eggs benedict cooked to perfection (Sunday) served with mimosas in the morning with a great cup of coffee. If you wish to have a guest come and eat breakfast with you there's a $10 charge which is very reasonable for all that is offered. The main gathering space in this historic building is beautifully decorated and a comfortable place to sit and read or visit. It's only a few blocks from campus in a quiet neighborhood. You won't be disappointed!
"Two nights of comfort!"
08/14/14 Alex M
I stayed here recently when visiting Iowa for the first time for a family reunion. It was absolutely lovely. The bed was stacked with pillows and very comfortable, the temperature stayed within a pleasant range in the room, the whirlpool tub was relaxing, and breakfast was delicious! Many of the fixtures were updated and high-end, which I hadn't expected. All of the staff were very welcoming and courteous. I don't have enough good things to say about Iowa House! I'd love to stay here again if I'm ever in Iowa. The coffee at breakfast was particularly good.
"Comfortable, clean, excellent food, close to campus"
08/11/14 MNprairie La Crescent, Minnesota, United States
Had a very nice stay here August of 2014. Lovely breakfast served, and they were willing to accommodate various breakfast requests from other guests. (Would have liked to see some de-caf coffee offered on the breakfast table). Rooms were clean, beautifully decorated and some rooms on the third floor had interesting lofts. The main living room was great for gathering with relatives to visit, as this was a family gathering. Short walk to Iowa State campus.
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