Hotels in Ames, Iowa

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Ames overview

Ames is a budget-friendly place distinct for its sports and known for its college atmosphere and shops. You'll enjoy the ample coffee and bar options, along with outdoor areas for running and walking. Families can spend some quality time at Center Grove Orchard and Iowa Arboretum. Head to Octagon Center for the Arts and Hilton Coliseum to make some memories. A family- and business-friendly area, Ames also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Ames

Featuring accommodation choices that can meet everyone's needs, Ames is the place to go. There are 46 hotels in the Ames area, some with discounts of up to 20%.
  • • 14 2-star hotels with an average price of $60 per night
  • • 30 3-star hotels with an average price of $76 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 3975 user reviews of Ames hotels:
  • • Iowa House (Ames)
  • • Sleep Inn & Suites (Ames)
  • • Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites (Ames)
  • • Gateway Hotel and Conference Center (Ames)
  • • GrandStay Hotel & Suites (Ames)

How to get to Ames

Fly in to Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), 33.9 mi (54.6 km) from downtown Ames.

What to see around Ames

Outdoor activities are on hand like football and running along with attractions such as:
  • • Hilton Coliseum
  • • Jack Trice Stadium
Family-friendly attractions include:
  • • Center Grove Orchard
  • • Iowa Arboretum
Some recommended places to see include:
  • • Octagon Center for the Arts
  • • Brunnier Art Museum
  • • Iowa State Center
  • • Stephens Auditorium
  • • Reiman Gardens

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: 3.7 inches
  • • April-June: 13.5 inches
  • • July-September: 12.9 inches
  • • October-December: 5.8 inches