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GrandStay Hotel & Suites

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A fine low range hotel. Worked out well with a decent price for a football weekend. Quiet and convenient. Needs updating but it's fine.

Good location, very quiet - no traffic noise at all. The layout was perfect for us - 2 separate bedrooms plus living room, kitchen & bath. Checked all the hotels in Ames & none had these kind of accommodations.

my wife and I stayed here for 2 nights and it was just awesome there is a separate room for the bed there is a kitchen and the couch and TV with all the channels you could possibly need. connect to drive to Old Chicago on which is a very on an energetic restaurant/bar. Nice comp breakfast too.

wonderful hotel,nice and clean, close to disney land, everybody loves it.

The staff was really great! This property is really set up nicely for longer stays - room has full kitchen. Bed was very comfortable - the rest of the room was nice for what we needed. Hot breakfast was just okay.

The hotel was a great place to stay for our family! The room was spacious. The pool was a lot smaller than the photo, but was nice. The staff was friendly. The breakfast was tasty. Overall it was nice. We will stay here again.

We visit Ames several times a year. We have decided, that we will book at Grandstay from now on. The rooms are in good shape (we've stayed in a 2-bedroom suite and in a regular two bed room) the kitchens are VERY clean and well stocked, the hot tub is a good size, and finally, there is a bar attached.

Stayed one night.. Suite was clean, comfortable and very spacious.Love having the extra room. Would be great for a small family. Only negative was the drain in the shower was a bit sluggish. Directly connected to an Old Chicago restaurant which is convenient. Also, a nice Japanese Steak House and Sushi bar was just across the parking lot. I would stay here again for sure!

Our experience at this hotel was great! Our family of 7 felt right at home here! Super comfy beds, restaurants nearby and a yummy breakfast in the morning. Another plus is they give you access the the nearby Anytime Fitness to work out while you are there. Loved this place!

Prompt and friendly staff and check-in. Room was clean and very comfortable. Great location in walking distance to a number of good restaurants

Stayed here for a Cyclone game. Great location. Nice that it's connected to Old Chicago. Suites are very spacious will high vaulted ceilings making it not seem like a motel room.

The room layout is good, but it's built extremely cheaply and it shows (cheap doors, light fixtures, etc.). Breakfast is lacking. Only advantage is Old Chicago restaurant is attached so you can get food easily.

The room was clean and all the appliances worked just fine. I had no problems with the room.

My daughter and I scheduled a visit at Iowa State University and wanted a nice, inexpensive hotel stay for one night. We were very impressed with the friendliness of the staff as well as the cleanliness of the hotel rooms and common areas. Would stay there again on our next visit!

This hotel was very clean. We were in town to visit relatives. The employees were great!

Attending a conference was like going home afterwards.

Staff was friendly and courteous. Breakfast was delicious. Pool and hot tub was relaxing. Room was clean and comfortable

The staff and hotel was great. While we were there everything was great. However, when I returned home I discovered that I had left a BRAND NEW $65 skirt in the dresser. I called back in less than 24 hours and asked to have it shipped to me. Well they never called me back and when I called them they told me "nothing was found". I find it very unlikely that the skirt disintegrated. They said no one had used the room since I had left. So where did my brand new skirt go???? Very disappointing!

The Grandstay Residential Suites, Ames, IA was exceptional for the price. The staff were friendly and very attentive. The kitchen was fully equiped for four people. The laudry basket for dirty towels and such was a nice touch. We did have to ask for linens for the sofa bed. The room had no flat sheet and the blanket felt like rubber. The staff was very appologetic. I would use extreme caution in the the tub. The soft water combined with soap make for a very slippery surface dispite the antiskid surface. Also, the tile in the bathroom and pool are also slick. Despite the fact I fell getting out of the pool we will definitely stay here agian. The experience was wonderful and the location was convenient.

The GrandStay residential Suites provided a clean comfortable room with outstanding amenities for a reasonable price. It is convenient to access Old Chicago resturant right from the Hotel. We will definately stay at this hotel again and would not hesitate to recommend it to friends.

Room options

Studio, 1 Queen Bed with Sofabed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, Multiple Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Standard Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Studio, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for GrandStay Hotel & Suites

Everyone (1) Couples (2) Business (4) Family (9) Friends (2) Other (2)
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Everyone

A fine low range hotel. Worked out well with a decent price for a football weekend. Quiet and convenient. Needs updating but it's fine.

By on Oct 2, 2016

5

great place to stay in ames!

Couples

Good location, very quiet - no traffic noise at all. The layout was perfect for us - 2 separate bedrooms plus living room, kitchen & bath. Checked all the hotels in Ames & none had these kind of accommodations.

By on Oct 12, 2015

5

iowa games

BusinessTravelers

my wife and I stayed here for 2 nights and it was just awesome there is a separate room for the bed there is a kitchen and the couch and TV with all the channels you could possibly need. connect to drive to Old Chicago on which is a very on an energetic restaurant/bar. Nice comp breakfast too.

By on Jul 28, 2015

5

awesome trip

Families

wonderful hotel,nice and clean, close to disney land, everybody loves it.

By on Mar 3, 2015

4

quick overnight in ames

Couples

The staff was really great! This property is really set up nicely for longer stays - room has full kitchen. Bed was very comfortable - the rest of the room was nice for what we needed. Hot breakfast was just okay.

By on Oct 12, 2014

5

fair fun

Families

The hotel was a great place to stay for our family! The room was spacious. The pool was a lot smaller than the photo, but was nice. The staff was friendly. The breakfast was tasty. Overall it was nice. We will stay here again.

By on Aug 10, 2014

4

everything we need

GetawayWithFriends

We visit Ames several times a year. We have decided, that we will book at Grandstay from now on. The rooms are in good shape (we've stayed in a 2-bedroom suite and in a regular two bed room) the kitchens are VERY clean and well stocked, the hot tub is a good size, and finally, there is a bar attached.

By on May 5, 2014

4

grandstay

Singles

Stayed one night.. Suite was clean, comfortable and very spacious.Love having the extra room. Would be great for a small family. Only negative was the drain in the shower was a bit sluggish. Directly connected to an Old Chicago restaurant which is convenient. Also, a nice Japanese Steak House and Sushi bar was just across the parking lot. I would stay here again for sure!

By on May 4, 2014

5

great lodging for large families!

Families

Our experience at this hotel was great! Our family of 7 felt right at home here! Super comfy beds, restaurants nearby and a yummy breakfast in the morning. Another plus is they give you access the the nearby Anytime Fitness to work out while you are there. Loved this place!

By on Apr 13, 2014

4

business trip

BusinessTravelers

Prompt and friendly staff and check-in. Room was clean and very comfortable. Great location in walking distance to a number of good restaurants

By on Apr 10, 2014