We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites

Show Prices
#3 of 20 Hotels in Ames
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites
View Map
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review

333 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 331: English reviews
Start your review of BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites
 Click to rate
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were in Ames for an Experience Iowa State visit. The hotel was a short and easy drive away from the central campus area. The hotel was safe, clean, and very comfortable. Friendly, accommodating staff.

Review collected in partnership with Best Western
 Report
Helpful?
Thank brendamE1299JG
Minnesota
HOTEL’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We've stayed at this place a few times now and it's always been our favorite! The rooms are clean, the place is super cute and quaint (with a little sitting porch in the summer), and a wonderful breakfast. We have two little dogs that we bring with us sometimes and they are welcome (with a fee) and they don't put...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank julsmac
About Hotel's Favourite Review
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is very clean and beautifully furnished! The desk clerk was so friendly and seemed concerned with our visit to the ISU Veterinary Hospital. Loved the fact that we were not charged for early arrival, and even had a discount for staying there while in town for the Veterinary hospital. The same clerk was also there when we were...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sue P
Keosauqua, Iowa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would definitely stay at this hotel again as it was very clean and comfortable. Bed was great. We were there for Iowa State Cyclone Men's Basketball game and this met our needs. We didn't try the continental breakfast as we like a big breakfast. The only thing was we were on 2nd floor so had to carry luggage up the...

Review collected in partnership with Best Western
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sandrap49
Maple Creek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was in Ames watching our son play hockey (for Iowa State) and needed a nights room so I used my points and booked online. The BW points redeeming is seamless and I was able to get a family room so that was good. Everything a BW Plus says it has this place had. Pretty good continental breakfast, clean room, friendly...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sean C
Atlantic, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time I go to Ames for meetings I have been staying at the Best Western University Park Inn and Suites and never have had a bad experience. Great staff, clean inside and out and comfortable bed and pillows. Very good wifi service. Breakfast is good but I am not a picky eater.

Review collected in partnership with Best Western
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Scott S
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were so friendly. There is a gas station in the hotel parking lot, which was super convenient. Jack Trice Stadium is just down the road from the property. They served a very nice breakfast buffet with plenty of options and the coffee was delish! Overall a great place to rest your head.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank AMR621
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Quick trip to Ames to check out ISU and we needed a place to crash for one night. This Hotel was clean. The decor was Newly remodeled and so cozy. Loved it. Comfy beds, great free breakfast and the staff was great!! We were upgraded to a larger room at no extra cost. Overall great experience for a very reasonable...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tracy H
MACOMB
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Our daughter is a VetMed student there in Ames. We have stayed at Best Western many times & have always had a great stay. We don't even think about staying anywhere else! The staff is always kind & helpful & knowledgeable. Everything is very clean & well-maintained.

Review collected in partnership with Best Western
 Report
Helpful?
Thank JILL W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This is a good hotel close to Iowa State campus. There was plenty to choose from for breakfast. Kids were having fun in the pool and spa. The front desk people are professional and helpful. This hotel has 2 floors served by both elevators and a main stairway.

Review collected in partnership with Best Western
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Judi H

45 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (10)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (35)
Viewed
Room/Suite (15)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (7)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Ames hotels
6.2 km away
Holiday Inn Express Ames
0.3 km away
Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center At Isu
5.1 km away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.8 km away
Sleep Inn & Suites Near ISU Campus
2.3 km away
GrandStay Hotel & Suites Ames
0.4 km away
Gateway Center Hotel
Gateway Center Hotel
#12 of 20 in Ames
143 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Choose this pet-friendly Ames, Iowa hotel located close to the Coldwater Golf Course, Iowa State University and the Ames Municipal Airport.Welcome to the BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites, a full-service hotel located just minutes away from the Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. This Ames hotel offers convenient access to the Iowa State Center, home to sporting events and concerts as well as the Iowa State University Research Park.The BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites offers 87 spaciously-appointed guest rooms and suites, each equipped with a refrigerator, cable satellite television and free high-speed Internet access. Guests will wake each morning to a complimentary full breakfast. This Iowa hotel also features an indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub, fitness center, 24 hour business center and meeting facilities. Pets are welcome!Guests staying at the BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites will be close to the Reiman Gardens, the Boone Scenic Valley Railroad and the North Grand Mall. Business travelers will appreciate the proximity to the Iowa Department of Transportation, the United States Department of Agriculture Disease Lab, 3M®, Sauer Danfoss and the Ag Information Center.For superior customer service and a convenient location in Ames, Iowa make a reservation today at the BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites! ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites

Address: 2500 University Blvd., Ames, IA 50010-8621
Region: United States > Iowa > Ames
Price Range: RM469 - RM846 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 87
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Priceline and Best Western so you can book your BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Best Western Ames
Ames Best Western
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Ames
#3 Business Hotel in Ames
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites staff and other travellers.
4 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“For a bit quieter stay, ask for a room NOT on the side with the gas station.”
 of 5 bubbles captkirk17, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If your room is ##20 or up go around to the backside to park and use the entrance on that side.”
 of 5 bubbles sabastian69, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“From Room 201 you can hear the indoor pool, which can be annoying.”
 of 5 bubbles Josh_Cho, 26 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We choose the family room as it had a pull out couch and two queens. Worked good for kids.”
 of 5 bubbles verny1, 21 Sep 2015 | Read review
“The suites are newly remodled and very comfortable and affordable”
 of 5 bubbles 392jerryl, 31 Jul 2015 | Read review
5 of 5