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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA

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#7 of 20 Hotels in Ames
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The price paid for our stay was average compared to the quality of the hotel room. The bathroom was not clean and housekeeping didn't replenish supplies when cleaning. Not sure we will stay there again given the other options in that area.

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Iowa City, Iowa
HOTEL’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 20 June 2016

I still believe this is the best hotel in Ames, though it was not quite as good an experience as last time we stayed here. The welcome here is unmatched: the staff is helpful, friendly and competent (at all levels). They greet you with mints, coffee, hot chocolate, fruit, cookies and newspapers, and that's just in the lobby!!! We also...

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Tami M, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, our staff works hard to make sure all of our guests feel welcome. We appreciate hearing from you and look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Ames.

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our stay was wonderful. The room was immaculate, the service was wonderful, and our shower was the best in any hotel we have stayed at in this price range ever...great water pressure, heat, and shower head! Four thick towels!!! Indoor pool! The omelet served for the free breakfast was a wonderful change of pace from the normal scrambled eggs. We...

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Ames, Iowa, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The check-in process was easy. Ample, well-lit, free, parking lot is adjacent to the hotel. The beds were comfortable. The shower was warm. The rooms were clean. The internet was fast and easy to connect. The temperature regulation was easy to adjust. The TV had lots of channels. The free breakfast was good. There were lots of good options, including...

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United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first experience with a County Inn. It was clean, comfortable, inviting, and the breakfast was delicious with flavor and variety. I felt refreshed I the morning with having a quiet hotel. It was a relaxing experience and I look forward to returning.

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Dubuque, United States
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Onekama, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked online for my son's graduation. Our stay was to be for two nights to attend the commencement ceremony and celebrate with family and friends with dinner. My error in that the reservation was for one night not two. Everyplace was booked. Lisa at the desk was so helpful and accommodating. She was able to confirm a reservation for...

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Clermont, Iowa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice and welcoming staff.The pool and hot tub were decent in size.They have hot drinks,cookies and fresh fruit available at the lobby.Our room was a nice studio with jacuzzi tub,very clean.The breakfast had a nice selection of choices hot and cold.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA

Address: 2605 SE 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-6495
Region: United States > Iowa > Ames
Price Range: RM425 - RM709 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA 2.5*
Number of rooms: 78
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Also Known As:
Country Inn Ames
Ames Country Inn
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Ames
#5 Family Hotel in Ames
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“We had a king bed. no problems.”
gregbohn2, 6 May 2017 | Read review
“Extra large room is really nice”
  • Rust around inside bathroom door
  • Sink drain needs replacing
whereshouldwego44, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I would image every room at this hotel is equally dirty”
gingerl41, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“North side of motel overlooks lake area.”
williamdV8314XX, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our room on the 3rd floor was fine (except for the cleanliness issues), but I'd stay away from the rooms near the ice machines.”
IowaGozzie, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
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