"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
"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.
"A wonderful Bed and Breakfast experience."
08/11/14 Emil H
Experienced a wonderful stay with friendly, helpful staff. Quaint feel, very homey, close to Iowa State campus. Clean rooms with modern amenities, had the pleasure of staying close to Christmas so it was decorated in a very tastefull decor. Would stay here at the next opportunity.
08/07/14 Michael B
If you are traveling on business or pleasure and need a place to stay in Ames Iowa, you need to contact Monte Parrish at the Iowa House. The entire experience was excellent. Great room, nice people and a wonderful breakfast.
"Ames house bed & breakfast- highly recommended"
Stayed here one night- had 2 adjoining rooms on first floor(102 & 102) Hpuse is beautifully renovated & tastefully decorated. Very well appointed, clean. Food is great- staff very helpful & friendly.Definitely would stay again!
07/28/14 Go4it2014 Chicago, Illinois
We recently stayed at the Iowa House again when visiting our son. It is by far one of the most welcoming and comfortable inns we have had the pleasure of staying in. The rooms are beautifully furnished and so clean. The dining room provides delicious breakfasts with impeccable service. Snacks and beverages are also available during the day and evening. Wifi is an added plus. We would change the dates of our visits before we would stay anywhere else in Ames - this is truly a gem!
07/18/14 Terry B Ventura, Iowa, United States
Very nice property in a very good location. They provide snacks and a wonderful breakfast. My room 206 was a bit small but very adequate. The people that frequent this place are best treat of all, not you typical Holiday Inn.
07/12/14 Althewayj Bellevue, Nebraska
I loved the layout of this bed and breakfast. It was very clean and spacious! I like the wifi access and the made to order breakfast. I was in room 201 which was at the top of the stairs. Didn't hear a lot of noise outside my door which I was worried about. The complimentary fruit and snack was a plus. Overall great experience, I will definitely be back!
"Great for Visiting the University"
06/26/14 Lynne F Glasgow, Montana
Perhaps you are a professor, prospective student, returning alumnus, or business person visiting the nearby university. You could stay in some corporate and soul-less entity at the edge of town, or you could pick this former fraternity house for your stay. I recommend that you choose the latter. The Iowa House Hotel is a short walk from campus and the many restaurants there. The rooms are odd shaped, but are comfortable, clean, and well decorated. The common areas are stately and well suited for leisure time with a professional journal or prospectus. Breakfast is a well proportioned feast, although service can run a bit slow if you are in a rush. You car will enjoy copious parking in the rear. There is no fitness center or pool, but you should go for a walk to campus anyhow. I heartily recommend this hotel.
"Adorable Bed & Breakfast"
05/01/14 AllPipe East Peoria, Illinois
We traveled to Ames to actually search for apartments before moving there this fall. We stayed one night at the Iowa House and it was an excellent experience. It's is nicely decorated to make you feel as if you're staying at a family member's house. The room we stayed in was spacious and the bed was very comfortable. I found it a little strange that the attendant left every night, but it makes sense and they provide you with a door code so you can still come and go as you please. It was mostly quiet, however, we could hear people coming up and down the stairs (our room was right off of the staircase, however). The complimentary breakfast the next morning was excellent. There were so many options - eggs, toast, fruit, muffins. Overall, it was a pleasant, affordable experience and a really nice change of pace from the common hotel.
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