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Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Ames
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Ames
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great accommodations, friendly staff”
Reviewed 2 May 2012

We recently stayed at the Best Western University Park Inn with two adults and five children. We all enjoyed our stay. The rooms were exceptionally clean and well-maintained, and the staff were friendly and courteous. The kids loved the pool and hot tub, and everyone enjoyed the continental breakfast (they even had yogurt, granola, and fresh blueberries -- yummy and so much better than many hotel breakfasts). We will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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BWUniversityPark, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 14 May 2012
Thank you for staying with us and for leaving feedback on your stay. I'm glad you enjoyed the complimentary hot breakfast and also using the pool. We hope to see you again next time you are in Ames. Thank you!
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Holliston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2012

This hotel was clean and comfortable, and the price was right. The staff was very courteous. The pool and jacuzzi were very nice -- our 4 year-old loved it. Breakfast was okay, about what you'd expect at a BW. I recommend this BW if your staying in or just passing through Ames.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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BWUniversityPark, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 25 April 2012
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad your 4 year-old enjoyed the pool! Please come visit us again!
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2012

Absolutely fantastic experience - pet friendly, nice location, book the presidential suite on the first floor (keep in mind they do not have an elevator for 2nd floor rooms) and you'll have the best night's sleep. Totally worth the price, great value, professional staff and better-than-average breakfast. Kudos to the management - you do it right.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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BWUniversityPark, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 23 April 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and we hope you enjoyed VEISHEA if that is why you were visiting Ames. I'm glad you enjoyed the suite and thank you for the feedback on our complimentary breakfast. Please come stay with us again next time you are in Ames!
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Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2012

We found that this hotel is a very clean and comfortable and quiet place to stay when we come to Ames to visit with family. It is also pet friendly which is important to us because we always travel with our dog. It is also easy access to the interstate! The hotel has a really nice hot breakfast with many item's to choose from. Staff is really friendly!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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BWUniversityPark, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 5 April 2012
Thank you for staying with us and for your feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

Tim
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Gurgaon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2011

I stayed at the Best Western last week because no other hotel was available during my stay in Ames for that period. Today I switched hotels (because other hotels became available) - and I am happy that I did, because my hotel now is much better.

Problems:
1. Dead spider on my bed (next to my pillow) when I woke up the first morning.
2. Third day, a big insect next to the bed.
3. The breakfast is so-so (but, that is to be expected I guess at a hotel such as this).
4. The water pressure in the shower left a lot to be desired.
5. Generally very noisy overall.
6. The property had a run-down look about it (there was a piece of wood broken in my room door).

Things which were fine:
1. Quick check-in.
2. Courteous employees.

I would look at other hotels before settling on this one.

Room Tip: Don't get a room near the vending machines. Nor near the pool area.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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BWUniversityPark, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 20 June 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review us.
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Additional Information about Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites

Property: Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites
Address: 2500 University Blvd., Ames, IA 50010-8621
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Region: United States > Iowa > Ames
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Ames
#3 Business Hotel in Ames
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 87
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 
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