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    Holiday Inn Express Ames

    2600 E 13th St, Ames, IA 50010
    011 65 800 852 6027
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    • Excellent62%
    • Very good30%
    • Average6%
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    “great stay” (37 reviews)
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    Breakfast included
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    1 - 5 of 682 reviews

    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    I stay here 2 or three times a week for work and the staff are really nice and help anyway they can and Sheila the front desk person is awesome. The rooms are very clean and up-to-date the only thing is there should be soda...More

    Thank Nathan G
    Response from Management_Patriot, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express AmesResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you so much for your 5 star review and your kind words about Sheila. We are very happy you enjoy the up-to-date rooms. Thank you for your continued loyalty to our hotel. Sincerely, Nicole Frye General Manager

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    Reviewed 25 August 2017

    Stayed at this hotel for one night on our way to view the eclipse in Missouri. Hotel appeared to be recently remodeled as everything was fresh and clean. Bath towels looked to be brand new. Comfortable beds and great water pressure in the shower. Generous...More

    Thank Kirsten F
    Response from Steve N, Manager at Holiday Inn Express AmesResponded 1 September 2017

    Thank you so much for your great review! We are happy we had the chance to welcome you to Ames on your journey to see the eclipse in Missouri! We hope to see you again soon.

    Reviewed 4 days ago

    I recently stopped overnight in Ames on my way to a family wedding. I hadn't booked a hotel, as I didn't know how far I'd get driving that night, and ended up in the lobby of this hotel without a reservation. They were friendly, and...More

    Thank litespd_56
    Response from Management_Patriot, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express AmesResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you so much for your 5 star review. I am pleased to hear that the front desk staff was able to get you into a room after your long day of travels, and you were able to enjoy a great breakfast before you headed...More

    Reviewed 20 October 2017

    I've stayed at the HI Express in Ames at least 4 times now, and even though our corporate agent suggested a cheaper place across the street, I refused. Ian was super during check in, had me on my way to my room in 3 minutes...More

    Thank Ken K
    Response from Steve N, Manager at Holiday Inn Express AmesResponded 23 October 2017

    Thank you for your 4 star review. I am pleased Ian was able to get your check in to your room quickly and that you enjoyed our hot breakfast. I am looking forward to seeing you on your future stays this coming year. Sincerely, Nicole...More

    Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

    I have spent the last 2 months living in hotels as I was attending two different training academy’s. My last 2 weeks were in Ames,Iowa. This is by far the best stay I’ve ever experienced at any hotel ever. I loved the warm friendly staff....More

    Thank Tonya A
    Response from Steve N, Guest Service Agent at Holiday Inn Express AmesResponded 19 October 2017

    Dear Tonya A., Thank you so very much for your 5 bubble review!! We very much appreciated reading your kind words!! We strive to make each one of our guests stay enjoyable. We will be sure to give recognition to each team member that made...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Heated pool
    • Indoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$93 - US$188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #1 Business Hotel in Ames
    • #2 Family Hotel in Ames
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
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    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 75
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    • Ames
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    Linda H
    16 June 2016|
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    Response from 42Fredmed | Reviewed this property |
    It's on the south side of town. Not sure of the best route to the north mall but several miles so will need a car
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    Kaitlynehrman
    28 June 2015|
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    Response from Steve N | Property representative |
    Yes, with proper ID, 18 years is an acceptable age.
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