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Moberly, Missouri
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41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I believe this hotel could the least noisy hotel I have stayed at in over 10 years. The beds were excellent. Front desk staff was on their game. Hot breakfast was served at 6 AM for the early & out the door travelers.

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Thank vermillionroad59
Joel S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ames, responded to this review

Vermillionroad59, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am so pleased you were able to get a peaceful nights sleep with us. We are looking forward to serving you in the future. Sincerely, Hotel Team. More 

Algonquin, Illinois
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the most part, everything was nice at this hotel. My only issue was with the fitness room. I'm a runner and the treadmill didn't work. The front desk said they needed to get an electrician out to fix the outlets. This should be a top priority for their guests. Otherwise we make a mental note to stay somewhere else... More 

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Thank Marc B
Joel S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ames, responded to this review

Marc B, Thank you for taking the time to inform us of your stay. We welcome all feedback from our guest good or bad as to continuously improve upon ourselves. We understand your frustration and apologize for the inconvenience we caused you during your time with us. unfortunately we are at the mercy of the repair company and we had... More 

Ohio
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112 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed there for a visit to Ames for a football game. Our stay was comfortable and very quiet. The breakfast was good and the lady working responded to a request immediately. It is tricky getting into the hotel from the east because we had to drive through a gas station.

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Thank Ohioillinois
Joel S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ames, responded to this review

Ohioillinois, Thank you for the 5 star review! We have an amazing team here who goes out of their way to ensure our guest are happy. We are looking forward to serving you in the future. Sincerely, Hotel Team More 

Oklahoma City, OK
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I just stayed here for the OU vs Iowa State football game. We stay at a lot of Holiday Inn Expresses and this hotel ranks in the top! Ian checked us quickly and was extremely helpful with the local area. We had a standard king room and it was super clean and the bed was great! Noelia... More 

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Thank retiredawacs
Joel S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ames, responded to this review

retiredawacs, Wow, what an awesome review! We are so thrilled you were able to enjoy yourself while staying with us. Our team is eagerly awaiting your next visit. Sincerely, Hotel Team More 

1 review
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I am not in Ames all too often, but when I do travel to the area, I always try and stay at this HIE. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. The rooms are 'neat as a pin'. The housekeeping staff is always friendly and accommodating, too.

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Thank Nicole A
Joel S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ames, responded to this review

Nicole A, Thank you so much for your kind words and the 5 star rating. We are so happy that you are able to enjoy yourself while staying with us. We are eagerly awaiting your future stays with us Sincerely, Hotel Team More 

East Gull Lake, Minnesota
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49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This was a wonderful experience - great stay, not sure if it is a new property or updated rooms. The room was clean, sheets and spreads and floors - including lobby and parking lot. It was easy to get to from freeway or town, and the staff especially front desk was very nice and it was a dream to stay... More 

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Thank Maggy L
Joel S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ames, responded to this review

Maggy L, Thank you for taking to time to write a review for our hotel. We greatly appreciate all the kind words you had to say about us. My team works very hard everyday to ensure everything is perfect for every guest. I just want to clearify that we warmly welcome service animals, but we are not a pet friendly... More 

Houston, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Holiday Inn Express in Ames, Iowa, is very convenient and good place to stay. The staff is very efficient and polite. It is close to I-35 and a 35-40 minute drive from the airport in Des Moines. It is approximately 10 minutes east of Iowa State University.

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Thank mpadHouston
Joel S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ames, responded to this review

MpadHouston, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. I am very pleased you had such wonderful things to say about the staff members that you encountered during your stay. We are looking forward to your future stays with us. Sincerely, Hotel Team More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1 review
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Each time we stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Ames, IA, it is like heaven. From the minute we step into the door, we are greeted with a huge smile and kindness. In the morning, the breakfast staff are wonderful. Thank you for everything!!!

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Thank pepsigen53
Joel S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ames, responded to this review

Pepsigen53, We are so happy you were able to give us a 5 star rating. Our staff works very hard to ensure all guest feel welcome and special!! We are very grateful to have you as a guest, and were looking forward to your future stays with us. Sincerely, Hotel Team More 

Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The front desk staff was very efficient and friendly. The room was clean and very spacious (up grade). I used the workout room and it was very adequate. We enjoyed a very relaxing-quiet evening. The breakfast was very good, with a good variety. The man, Larry, that ran the breakfast area was very friendly and welcomed everyone to the room.... More 

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Thank tomueller
Joel S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ames, responded to this review

Tomueller, Thank you for the 5 star rating! We are so pleased you were able to take advantage of our workout facility and our delicious hot breakfast during your time with us. We are eagerly await your next visit to Ames. Sincerely, Hotel Team More 

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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

I took a group of 19 people here in July not fully knowing what to expect. What we found was a staff of people who welcomed with us with open arms. Ian was the ring leader and was just amazing. We have a lot of special needs as 12 of the people in our group were blind or visually impaired... More 

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Thank Rob W
Joel S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ames, responded to this review

Rob W, This makes me very proud of the team we have here at Holiday Inn Express. It is our goal to make sure every guest feels welcome and safe during their stay with us. My team goes above and beyond what is expected of them every day and I cant thank you enough for giving us such a detailed... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the 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, 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Ames

Address: 2600 E. 13Th Street, Ames, IA 50010
Region: United States > Iowa > Ames
Price Range: €104 - €169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Ames 2.5*
Number of rooms: 75
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“The 3rd floor on the back side is super quite.”
 of 5 bubbles vermillionroad59, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“They have excellent accommodations for handicap individuals. Just ask for help.”
 of 5 bubbles pepsigen53, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“They accomodated our request for 1st floor/ away from elevators”
 of 5 bubbles tomueller, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I have stayed in their King and double queen suites and they are both great. The beds are very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles hollit477, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We like the 2nd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles MaryJode, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
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