Hotels in Ames, Iowa

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Ames overview

You can take in the local culture of Ames at Farm House Museum and Brunnier Art Museum. Local sights like Veenker Memorial Golf Course and Iowa State Center are worth a visit. Whatever your interests are, Ames has something for you.

Where to stay in Ames

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Ames has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Ames with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Ames hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Ames hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Ames

Fly in to Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), 35.6 mi (57.2 km) from downtown Ames.

What to see around Ames

Fun activities include attractions such as:
  • • Hilton Coliseum
  • • Jack Trice Stadium
  • • Haunting at Farrar
Family-friendly attractions include:
  • • Iowa Arboretum
  • • Center Grove Orchard
  • • John Deere Des Moines Works Tours
Live music and theaters are highlights of the area, along with cultural places like:
  • • Farm House Museum
  • • Brunnier Art Museum
  • • Stephens Auditorium
  • • Octagon Center for the Arts
  • • Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad and Museum
Some recommended places to see include:
  • • Veenker Memorial Golf Course
  • • Iowa State University
  • • Iowa State Center
  • • Reiman Gardens
  • • Snus Hill Vineyard and Winery

When to visit Ames

Wondering when's the best time to visit? Here are seasonal norms to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 56°F day, 11°F night
  • April-June: 85°F day, 33°F night
  • July-September: 85°F day, 47°F night
  • October-December: 71°F day, 12°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 3.70 inches
  • April-June: 13.46 inches
  • July-September: 12.91 inches
  • October-December: 5.79 inches