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Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center - ISU

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The night desk lady was very friendly and helpful and filled our request for assistance with a smile! The check in staff and check out staff were very efficient and helpful even when we could not find my reservation under my name. I had made it under my wife's name and forgot that I did it that way. They were quick and friendly in fixing my error.

We dropped our daughter off at Iowa State. She accepted ISU sight unseen so we stayed a couple of nights for moving in, orientation, and to just soak in the wonderful campus and town of Ames. I think we were the very last parents to leave. This Holiday Inn is in a great location to the highway and campus. It is modern and the staff was very friendly. Our only complaint is that the pillows, for our personal comfort level, are way too fat but mushy so you couldn't breathe while lying on your side.

Super friendly and helpful staff. Very convenient location. Great value for the price.

The bed was squeaking all night every time you just barely moved. Didn't get much sleep as it kept me awake all night. In the morning I found a roach (bug) in the sink. Not really worth $140 a night.

The hotel was very clean and the staff was friendly. The family really enjoyed the large family pool area. The breakfast buffet was well stocked and had a good variety. We were in town to visit family and the location was convenient off the interstate and not far from downtown.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

2609 University Blvd Ames IA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool

Located within a mile (2 km) of Reiman Gardens, Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center - ISU is within 2 miles (3 km) of Jack Trice Stadium. This 3-star hotel has 75 guestrooms and offers an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's also near Stephens Auditorium and Hilton Coliseum.


Dining

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

All of Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center - ISU's 75 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free local calls, ironing boards, and desks.


Property features

Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center - ISU features an indoor pool, a children's pool, and a fitness center. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, 4 meeting rooms, and conference space.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 2

Executive Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center - ISU

Everyone (1) Couples (5) Family (8) Friends (1)
5

front desk very helpful

Everyone

The night desk lady was very friendly and helpful and filled our request for assistance with a smile! The check in staff and check out staff were very efficient and helpful even when we could not find my reservation under my name. I had made it under my wife's name and forgot that I did it that way. They were quick and friendly in fixing my error.

By , from Iowa on Jan 15, 2017

Review comment responded on Jan 21, 2017

Thank you for the wonderful "Five Star" rating. We are so pleased to hear that the staff was very helpful and friendly. We invite you back for a visit when in Ames. Carol S General Manager

4

2015 fall semester orientation

Couples

We dropped our daughter off at Iowa State. She accepted ISU sight unseen so we stayed a couple of nights for moving in, orientation, and to just soak in the wonderful campus and town of Ames. I think we were the very last parents to leave. This Holiday Inn is in a great location to the highway and campus. It is modern and the staff was very friendly. Our only complaint is that the pillows, for our personal comfort level, are way too fat but mushy so you couldn't breathe while lying on your side.

By on Aug 26, 2015

5

really nice comfortable clean hotel.

Families

Super friendly and helpful staff. Very convenient location. Great value for the price.

By on Jul 15, 2015

3

sqeek in my sleep

Families

The bed was squeaking all night every time you just barely moved. Didn't get much sleep as it kept me awake all night. In the morning I found a roach (bug) in the sink. Not really worth $140 a night.

By on Apr 28, 2015

5

great family stay

Families

The hotel was very clean and the staff was friendly. The family really enjoyed the large family pool area. The breakfast buffet was well stocked and had a good variety. We were in town to visit family and the location was convenient off the interstate and not far from downtown.

By on Apr 25, 2015

1

cleanliness issues, management attitudes

Families

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.

By on Sep 20, 2014

4

parents weekend

Families

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

By on Sep 10, 2014

5

great place near iowa state university

Couples

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.

By on Aug 18, 2014

3

great staff

Families

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.

By on Mar 17, 2014

4

close to campus

Couples

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.

By on Aug 16, 2011