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Holiday Inn Express Ames

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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
2 Star Hotel
Welcome to the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites of Ames, Iowa. The hotel is conveniently located in Ames, off I-35 at exit 113 on 13th Street. We are minutes away from many local attractions, including Iowa State University, Jack Trice Stadium, Cy Stephens Auditorium...
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2600 E 13th St, Ames, IA 50010-8620
56 km to Des Moines Airport
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beds were on tall pedestals and difficult to get on top of and down from. Shower actuation in the tub was not intuitive and no instructions. Breakfast was excellent and by far the highlight of the stay. Staff was good. Breakfast Staff was excellent!More

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Response from Nicole F, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express AmesResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry you had such difficulty getting in and out of our beds, it is an issue we are currently looking into. We strive to bring you the best guest experience possible, and your...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Stayed in Ames for the Lego FIRST competition in January and it was a great choice. The hotel had a nice sized pool which our son and some of his team used. The breakfast choices were exactly what we expected and there was a little...More

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Response from Nicole F, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express AmesResponded 21 March 2018

Thank you so much for your 5 star review. I am very pleased that you and your family enjoyed our clean quite hotel and had a chance to experience the pool and our variety of breakfast choices. We are looking forward to your next visit...More

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

We stayed here two nights. The hotel was very quiet, the a/c very cold and the beds very comfortable. We have stayed here before when visiting Ames and will stay again. We really like having the little Keurig coffee maker in the room.

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Here for the Odyssey of The Mind World Finals where the entire hotel was booked for OM families-that means lots of kids. Front desk staff were patient and helpful, room was perfect, housekeeping friendly, breakfast was good. The grounds were clean, no issues at all...More

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Response from Nicole F, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express AmesResponded 31 May 2018

Thank you so much for the five star review taking the time to leave us feedback on your recent stay. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your whole stay from our breakfast to our clean rooms and friendly helpful staff. I hope to...More

Reviewed 4 May 2018

When one of four brothers and his wife 'load up the truck and move from Beverly, .....Hills that is' to Ames, Iowa to teach creative writing at and raise truckloads of money for the Iowa State University Foundation and they want to show off their...More

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Response from Nicole F, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express AmesResponded 11 May 2018

Thank you so much for your 4 star review and taking the time to leave us feedback on your recent stay. Congratulations to the couple on their new home and great new positions at Iowa State! I am pleased that you enjoyed our tidy quite...More

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Welcome to the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites of Ames, Iowa. The hotel is conveniently located in Ames, off I-35 at exit 113 on 13th Street. We are minutes away from many local ...More attractions, including Iowa State University, Jack Trice Stadium, Cy Stephens Auditorium, NorthGrand Mall and downtown Ames. Several corporate and government offices are also nearby, such as USDA, NVSL, National Farmers Organization, Sauer-Danfoss, Hach Chemical, Barilla, Ball Co. and 3M. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel was designed with keeping comfort in mind by providing spacious guest rooms and amenities to make travel less stressful. Here, we offer recently renovated guestrooms and public areas with contemporary decor and tons of great amenities, such as an indoor heated pool, a modern well equipped Fitness Center and a new Sundry shop stocked with snacks and toiletries. We also feature the complimentary Express Start breakfast bar. All rooms offer free high-speed Internet & refrigerator/microwave. The hotel features suites offering all the same amenities as our standard rooms plus a separate parlor area. Whether it's for business or pleasure, you can enjoy peace of mind at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ames. The Holiday Inn Express Ames is conveniently located within walking distance to Sauer DanFoss, 3M, and the USDA. There are also restaurants and bars within a few minutes walk! Comfort, convenience, and warm hospitality are all located in Ames - it happens at the Holiday Inn Express Ames. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
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Microwave
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
Beachfront
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Bar/Lounge
Spa
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Business
,
Family
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Business
,
Family
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Contact Information
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Business
,
Family
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
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Linda H
16 June 2016|
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Response from 42Fredmed | Reviewed this property |
It's on the south side of town. Not sure of the best route to the north mall but several miles so will need a car
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Kaitlynehrman
28 June 2015|
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Yes, with proper ID, 18 years is an acceptable age.
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"If you are short you may not be able to get on to the beds."
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"We prefer the top floor, away from the elevator, but we do this at all hotels."
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"I have never had a bad room here!"
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"We like top floors because no one above you."
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