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Holiday Inn Express Ames

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2600 E 13th St, Ames, IA 50010-8620 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
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2.5 Star accommodation
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All reviews front desk room was clean great hotel every morning platinum member business trip in town iowa state breakfast bar king suite great room would stay here again college visit free breakfast nice stay convenient location staff was friendly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After working in the cold wet rain all day I was looking forward to a bed and warmth. I pulled up and the hotel was nicely lit and easy to find. I park my car and approach the front desk. I was stunned how clean...More

Thank OmahaFamous
Response from NicoleF3556, Guest Services at Holiday Inn Express AmesResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for the 5 star review and taking time to give us feedback on your recent stay. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your whole stay from our breakfast to our clean rooms and friendly staff. Thank you for the kind...More

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Reviewed 19 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

Thank Nicole C
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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here last night. Check in was a complete mess there credit card machine didn’t work so they stayed to come down in the morning to pay. They started calling at 6:30 in the morning to have me come down? I didn’t get in until...More

Thank Louie B
Response from IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express AmesResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Louie B! Among the many options you have for lodging, I appreciate you choosing us! I am sorry that your overall check-in experience was a disappointment. It is also dismaying that you find the room's sound insulation lacking. I would like to discuss this...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Half hearted renovation, the facility is still tired and needs a paint job in places, grout in others and better tile fit in others. Kinda like letting you brother in law do your renovation. At 4 am the dump trucks from down the street start...More

Thank Dan G
Response from Nicole F, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express AmesResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback on your recent stay. I would like to start by apologizing to you for not meeting your expectations. We strive to make each stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible, and we will use your...More

Reviewed 29 June 2018

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 July 2018

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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About
Description
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 Amenities
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
Meeting Rooms
Microwave
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Business
,
Family
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Business
,
Family
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
75
Price range
US$109 - US$321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Holiday Inn Express Ames Hotel Ames
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Holiday Inn Ames
,
Ames Holiday Inn
Location
United States > Iowa > Ames
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Business
,
Family
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
75
Price range
US$109 - US$321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Holiday Inn Express Ames Hotel Ames
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Holiday Inn Ames
,
Ames Holiday Inn
Location
United States > Iowa > Ames
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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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Room Tips
"If you are short you may not be able to get on to the beds."
Happy_DP_Traveler
29 Jun 2018
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"We prefer the top floor, away from the elevator, but we do this at all hotels."
ericdY297XW
9 Mar 2018
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"I have never had a bad room here!"
Y3215NQangelaw
1 Feb 2018
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"We like top floors because no one above you."
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30 Aug 2017
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