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Econo Lodge Ames, Ames

2-star2 stars
2600 Se 16th StAmesIA50010United States of America

No-frills Ames hotel with indoor pool
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Value for money
Best value for money
Delicious food
Could use a good cleaning
Vibe is not too good
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From 82 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Econo Lodge Ames, Ames

from $60
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Smoking
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Pet-Friendly)
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Pet Friendly)
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds (Pet Friendly)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 85 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-7 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Children (18 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed *

  • Restrictions apply *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • Free RV/bus/truck parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business center
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Econo Lodge Ames, Ames’s small print

Also known as

  • Econo Lodge Ames
  • Econo Lodge Hotel Ames
  • Econo Lodge Ames Iowa
  • Econo Lodge Ames Hotel


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

Pet deposit: USD 15.00 per night

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Cribs/Infant beds are available for an extra charge

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 15.00 per pet, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Econo Lodge Ames, Ames


  • Octagon Center for the Arts - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km
  • Jack Trice Stadium - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Main Street Cultural District - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Reiman Gardens - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Hilton Coliseum - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
  • Brunnier Art Museum - 3.8 mi / 6.1 km
  • Iowa State Center - 3.8 mi / 6.1 km
  • Stephens Auditorium - 3.8 mi / 6.1 km

Getting around

  • Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) - 43 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free RV, bus, and truck parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 163 reviews

Econo Lodge Ames, Ames
Very Good8.0
Could have been better
The people where very kind and amazing the food was ok could have been better the pool was ok it was really salty and the key card didnt always work
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Econo Lodge Ames, Ames
Very Good8.0
Room was comfortable and suited our needs.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Econo Lodge Ames, Ames
Very Disappointed
Very disappointed to find that our room was NOT like the rooms that are pictured online. Our room was outdated and not very clean. Since I work in the hotel industry, I have a habit of thoroughly checking rooms before I stay in them; there was hair on the sheets, on top of pillow cases, on the floor in the bathroom, and even in the sink/shower. Fingernails were also found. Also didn't enjoy breathing in second-hand smoke. Very, very disappointed with the cleanliness of this hotel. I understand the room was cheap, and you get what you pay for, but finding hair and fingernails everywhere was completely disgusting, and it's basic hotel procedure to vacuum and dust a room after every use.
Mindi, us1 night trip
Econo Lodge Ames, Ames
Great price/Great place
Love the continental breakfast
Nathaniel, us1 night trip
Econo Lodge Ames, Ames
Very Good8.0
Nice stay
The hotel was pretty much what I expected. It is a budget Hotel. The bed and room was comfortable and clean. It was close to many resturants and the staff was helpful and friendly.
Eric, us2 night trip

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Econo Lodge Ames, Ames

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