$99 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 3, 2014 Check-out: Nov 4, 2014

Holiday Inn AMES CONFERENCE CENTER AT ISU

3 stars
2609 University Boulevard, Ames, IA 50010
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
10 reviews
Great place near Iowa State University

I love the convenience of this hotel. I have small chihuahuas and they always travel with me. This... See full review

  • I luv my Chis
  • Aug 18, 2014
parents weekend

Family weekend at ISU. Easy access to good roads and campus activities. See full review

  • ISU student Mother
  • Sep 10, 2014
Ames Conference Center hotel is close to Iowa State University! Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center – ISU is located just off Hwy 30 and 5 miles from I-35. We are 2 miles from the Iowa State University campus and convenient to the area's biggest attractions. Our hotel is close to many major businesses - ISU Research Park, IA DOT Headquarters and USDA/NVSL are just a short drive away. The Hilton Coliseum, Stephens Auditorium, Fisher Theater, and Scheman Building are only one mile from our Ames accommodations. Syngenta, 3M and Sauer-Danfoss are also nearby. We offer three meeting rooms with seating for up to 450 guests. We are close to ISUs campus, which makes it easy to visit a student, attend a sporting event or just enjoy the beautiful campus. Our Ames hotel is within a mile of Jack Trice Stadium, Reiman Gardens and Coldwater Golf Links. Leisure travelers will find many attractions near our hotel. Downtown Ames offers dining, shopping and entertainment - it's a great place to spend a day. The Iowa Arboretum and Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad are less than a half-hour away. Guests of our hotel in Ames are sure to enjoy our deluxe amenities. You can dine at our full-service restaurant, the Cardinal Cafe, hold an event in one of our flexible meeting rooms, or simply relax in the indoor pool or hot tub. Visit the Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center - ISU and see what this Ames area hotel has to offer you.

Hotel Map

41.9998 -93.6395
Nearby airports
Des Moines International Airport, (DSM), 45.00, MI;
Area description
Suburban, suburban

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Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
General
Pet friendly
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Children's activities
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Shops/Commercial services
Car rental desk
FAX
Overhead projector
White board
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
Phone with speaker
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Cribs available
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Computer in Room
Ironing board
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Jack Trice Stadium: 1 mi
  • Hilton Coliseum: 1.6 mi

Dining

Cardinal Café
The Cardinal Cafe and Lounge is located right inside the Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center at ISU. Open for breakfast Monday through Sunday. The full dinner menu is offered Monday through Saturday, with a limited menu Sunday evening. The menu features l
Cardinal Cafe
After a day of sightseeing or meetings in Ames, relax in our friendly lounge for a drink and the chance to unwind.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (10)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn AMES CONFERENCE CENTER AT ISU

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 10
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.7

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
isu parents
Business
Illinois
Sep 20, 2014

cleanliness issues, management attitudes

First thing my son opens up the foldaway bed and finds a bloody washcloth. The next thing is we are woken up in the morning to an army of tiny ants. I did have food in the room but nothing different than I have had in other hotels. Worst part was that front desk (management never talked to me) said they wouldn't do anything for me because I had not booked directly through them. So by using a third party, I was apparently not worthy enough to warrant any attention to make things right. No manager followed up on our visit or checked to see if the room had improved.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ISU student Mother
Business
Ames
Sep 10, 2014

parents weekend

Family weekend at ISU. Easy access to good roads and campus activities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
I luv my Chis
Business
Ames, iowa
Aug 18, 2014

Great place near Iowa State University

I love the convenience of this hotel. I have small chihuahuas and they always travel with me. This is a great hotel that is pet friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
herm4cy
Business
Minnesota
Mar 17, 2014

Great Staff

The staff was very pleasant and the room was clean. Great place to say. I can see where at times it would be a great value; for us at this time I would have like it to been a little lower priced.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Great location to stay for a football game.

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Review of Holiday Inn AMES CONFERENCE CENTER AT ISU

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mikki
Business
Quincy, IL, USA
Aug 16, 2011

close to campus

We were going to ISU in Ames the hotel is close to the campus, it is away from the city. The city is a easy drive if you want to get to Ames.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn AMES CONFERENCE CENTER AT ISU

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Alexandria, LA
May 9, 2011

Fantastic Graduation Stay

We attended our sons graduation from Iowa State University. Everything was excellent. Great place to stay, the staff was very helpful and friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Orchestra girl
Business
Carroll Iowa
Nov 22, 2010

Disappointed

[...] I specifically requested, and confirmed, 2 Queen size beds. I was issued a King size bed and the world's worst hide-a-bed. [...]

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn AMES CONFERENCE CENTER AT ISU

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Bismarck, ND
Oct 31, 2010

Great Weekend

Very nice and clean hotel. Spent the Weekend there for Iowa State's homecoming, and it was a great location. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the room was very nice and comfortable. I recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a nice hotel with great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

ISU football games, and the Reimann Gardens.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
S. Barrington, IL
May 11, 2008

Great Family friendly

our stay was very comfortable. and the staff were very friendly... friendly and understanding staff is the key to making the guest stay pleasurable. The rooms were also very nice and spacious the layout was good and convenient. The event we were their for went well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn AMES CONFERENCE CENTER AT ISU

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Mason City, IA
Nov 23, 2007

quiet and friendly staff

The holiday inn was very nice and comfortable. The pool area looked larger on the computer than it really is. I was a little disappointed. The room was very nice, but the bathroom shower had a slow stream of water that it was hard to wash my hair. I porbably would not stay there again for that reason. Didn't feel refreshed after a shower. Barely got wet, I think they are conserving water, but they really need to look into that. I think that is a big minus. Other than that it was a nice place to stay. Our son leaves in Ames so will be checking other hotels in the future.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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