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Econo Lodge Ames

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Was pleasantly surprised how quiet the room was when we saw was close it was to Interstate & US Hwy. We both got a great nights sleep. Breakfast was good, covered all the bases. The front desk people were great always telling us to let them know if we needed anything.

The staff was very friendly and helpful throuhgout my business stay. They assisted me with my late check-in, provided me a timely wake-up call, and aidded me in utilizing their printing resources in preparation for my interview.

Stayed here with kids. Great value. Small but adequate pool. Good breakfast.

Great breakfast buffet. Quiet room, Pool needs renovation.

Clean room and good attention. Good location. Near to Duff avenue and Iowa State University.

Even though not newly renovated, the hotel seemed to be solidly built, well insulated and was very comfortable. The room is spacious, clean and surprisingly quite even though it is right next to a highway. Cleaning staff does a wonderful job. Reception staff are polite and helpful. Breakfast is average. Free Wifi did not work well.

The hotel was going through some renovation, but our room was clean and had new carpet. The breakfast was pretty average, and the pool didn't make you want to get in.

It was fine, bare bones type of place to stay, breakfast average

This was for a one night stay, got in really late, room was very clean, but smelled a little old. It had a working frig and microwave. The bathroom was really clean, with plenty of towels. No hassle checking in or out. The complimentary breakfast was plenty of food, muffins, cereal, milk, orange juice and fresh coffee. I would stay here again if need be.

Good for the price. my second time there it's good.

Since our trip was to visit Iowa State, Econo Lodge Ames is in a convenient location-right off the express way and is less than 10 minutes away from Iowa State. They serve a small breakfast to start you day and you can dip into their pool before you go to bed. For dinner you can go to the Mexican Resturant across the street or go into Ames for a variety fast food or sit down resturant. It is not a 5 star hotel but it has everything you can find in a 5 star hotel. I had an excellent stay.

Ames IA Econo Lodge provides a clean, quiet room for a reasonable price. The motel accepts pets with a $10.00 fee per pet, and there is ample space for the pets to take care of their business. Good value for the price.

First the lady at the front desk got so lost and then did not tell us the information we needed. We had to go back to the front desk multiple times as our keys did not work their was not remote control to the TV. The code she wrote to access the internet was wrong. The outside door to protect you against just anyone coming in was broken.

The check in was fast, but both at the check-in and check-out there were other guest who were not happy and asked to talk to the Manger. The Manager was never on-site and probably should have been for a big football weekend in Ames. I probably would not stay there again. It was a 2 star hotel, so my expectations were low.

I stayed in Ames for a conference and booked this hotel based on price and the fact that most other choices were already take (booked last minute). Overall the hotel was adequate, and considering the price I wasn't expecting anything super great. The room was a decent size and the bathroom looked recently updated and clean. My only complaint was that there was a slight odor (musty/smoke?) in the room which was not great.

Everything was fine. They were kind enough to let us check in early which helped with our schedule.

Very basic hotel; from the facilities to the 'continental breakfast'. Appears to be one of the older hotels in the vicinity. (Just a warning: set your expectations low and you won't be disappointed). Apart from a few other hotels, a Mexican restaurant, and a gas station, its pretty much in the middle of nowhere. Guess services directory was limited and non-informative. Though room was non-smoking you could pretty much tell that the hotel had many smoking rooms in one of the wings. As a result, the hallways and the room smelled like they had been smoked in many a time. Overall, if you have to stay a night or two (when visiting ISU or overnighting on a long road trip) its bearable but pending availability there are several other hotels in the vicinity that should treat you a little kinder.

I was visiting the ISU campus with my cousin. The hotel was neat & clean with a very accommodating staff. Everything was great, with the exception of the shower. The water pressure was lacking, leaving it hard to clean all the soap off one's self. Not to mention, the hot water was not as abundant as it should have been. Regardless, an enjoyable experience, overall.

Nice rooms..fridge would've been nice... bathtub stoppers were quick to stop and slow to drain.. but still a nice stay

The staff was very nice, they even were interested in the bathtub that was backing up and the tub stopper that almost ate my husbands foot. They were told about this and put the room out of there booking order until they could fix the problem. It didn,t help us, but at least they listened when we checked out. The room also had a musty smell to it. Other then that it was very nice.

2600 Se 16th St Ames IA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool

Econo Lodge Ames is located 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Octagon Center for the Arts and within a 10-minute drive of Jack Trice Stadium. This 85-room hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Also nearby are Hilton Coliseum and Reiman Gardens.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast.


Rooms

All of Econo Lodge Ames's 85 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Free weekday newspapers, free local calls, and desks are also standard.


Property features

Guests staying at Econo Lodge Ames enjoy an indoor pool, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking if you drive. Additional amenities include a business center, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Pet-Friendly)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Econo Lodge Ames

Everyone (3) Business (5) Students (1) Family (15) Other (2)
4

good location, easy to find, just off interstate

Everyone

Was pleasantly surprised how quiet the room was when we saw was close it was to Interstate & US Hwy. We both got a great nights sleep. Breakfast was good, covered all the bases. The front desk people were great always telling us to let them know if we needed anything.

By , from Algona on May 5, 2017

5

relaxing business trip

Everyone

The staff was very friendly and helpful throuhgout my business stay. They assisted me with my late check-in, provided me a timely wake-up call, and aidded me in utilizing their printing resources in preparation for my interview.

By on Dec 11, 2016

4

great value!

Everyone

Stayed here with kids. Great value. Small but adequate pool. Good breakfast.

By on Nov 28, 2016

3

economical place to stay

Students

Great breakfast buffet. Quiet room, Pool needs renovation.

By , from NE on May 30, 2016

4

family football

Families

Clean room and good attention. Good location. Near to Duff avenue and Iowa State University.

By on Nov 6, 2015

4

inexpensive & great value

BusinessTravelers

Even though not newly renovated, the hotel seemed to be solidly built, well insulated and was very comfortable. The room is spacious, clean and surprisingly quite even though it is right next to a highway. Cleaning staff does a wonderful job. Reception staff are polite and helpful. Breakfast is average. Free Wifi did not work well.

By on Sep 12, 2014

2

nothing special

Families

The hotel was going through some renovation, but our room was clean and had new carpet. The breakfast was pretty average, and the pool didn't make you want to get in.

By on Jun 27, 2014

3

1 night

Families

It was fine, bare bones type of place to stay, breakfast average

By on Mar 26, 2014

3

overnight stay to drop off kid to iowa state

Families

This was for a one night stay, got in really late, room was very clean, but smelled a little old. It had a working frig and microwave. The bathroom was really clean, with plenty of towels. No hassle checking in or out. The complimentary breakfast was plenty of food, muffins, cereal, milk, orange juice and fresh coffee. I would stay here again if need be.

By on Aug 19, 2013

4

best breakfast!

Families

Good for the price. my second time there it's good.

By on Aug 13, 2013