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41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I don't usually write bad reviews, but we were really disappointed in this Econo Lodge. The price was right, but the rooms weren't. I will say the front desk young lady was very nice and welcoming. We had asked for a non-smoking room. There was a smoky smell in the halls, and the room we were assigned was very musty.... More 

Thank Paul S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The room was clean, the towels were great. The WI FI was good. It was great for me. I was not spending a lot of time in the hotel. It was quiet and had everything I needed for my visit. I will be sure to keep this hotel on my list of places to stay whenever I come to town.

Thank Mark B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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128 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This hotel is why it is hard to pay $200 or more for a room. With our AARP discount and taxes it was $65. The rooms we had were clean and spacious. There was a TV, microwave, and refrigerator. The beds were very comfortable. The common areas were clean and well maintained. Breakfast was good. The breakfast room was clean.... More 

Thank joelwx39
Bansri A, General Manager at Econo Lodge Ames, responded to this review

Dear Guest- Thank you so very much for taking time out to write a review for us, It helps us tremendously to further train and motivate our staff. We are so very glad that you trust us to give us your future business and find our facility a good value. We would love to have you come and stay with... More 

Calvert City
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This hotel was a good value. It was clean & comfortable. We rarely make it down for the breakfast so I can't comment about that. It appears that Choice Hotels has been upgrading the bedding in all of their hotels. We travel extensively for business and in our travels this summer we have noticed the bed quality has risen at... More 

1 Thank sadsonmusic
Bansri A, General Manager at Econo Lodge Ames, responded to this review

Dear Guest- Thank you so very much for taking time out to us with your feedback. We are so very glad that you find our facility a good value and find it Clean and Comfortable.You are correct, We have recently upgraded our bedding to more contemporary style. We would love to have you come and stay with us in future.... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah, Usa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Weeks ago I booked this hotel and notified them that I would be traveling with my service dog. Upon my arrival I was informed that they would be charging me 15.00 a night for my service dog the stay at this hotel. This is a violation of the ADA LAWS protecting people with disabilities and their service dogs. The laws... More 

Thank Joseph R
Bansri A, General Manager at Econo Lodge Ames, responded to this review

Dear Guest- Thank you for your feedback, AS you are already aware that upon realizing that you were travelling with the service dog, we immediately took that charges off of your bill the very next morning. We do need a proper paperwork to support that your dog was a service dog to waive the fee, which I was able to... More 

Rolla, Missouri
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48 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Hard to beat when all you need is a good clean place to put your head on a pillow. The morn breakfast was good with plenty to choose from. Some young lady from Missouri waited on us and was bubbly and very helpful on a good place to eat for dinner.

Thank Steve O
Bansri A, General Manager at Econo Lodge Ames, responded to this review

Dear Guest- Thank you so very much for your kind response. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our accommodations and found it clean and comfortable, also that you liked our breakfast bar options. Liz, is our front desk employee that helped you and your are right she is amazing young lady with good energy and high spirits... More 

Muscatine, Iowa
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46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

If you are planning a trip to Ames, IA, I recommend that you look at the Econo Lodge on the SE side of Ames. I stayed at the motel on August 20. Our stay (my family, 2-rooms adjoining) was perfect. This motel offers competitive room rates. The check-in was fast and friendly. The rooms were clean and tidy as most... More 

Thank Beavercowboy
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33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

First let me say that the General Manager Bansri Amin is one of the sweetest people I have had the pleasure of meeting. She greeted us with a warm welcome and ask us to let her know if we needed anything else. Our room was very nice and comfort and clean. And even quiet considering how close to the pool... More 

Thank Pam W
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We recently stayed at the Econo Lodge with a group of athletes in Ames for a tournament. The facilities suited our needs and was in a great location. When we had a difficulty with an unruly guest, and the staff behind the desk was unsure what to do, the hotel manager took charge and gave us the flexibility we needed... More 

1 Thank Michelle R
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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Rome was up to date and clean. Bed wasn't terribly uncomfortable. We didn't eat breakfast but the area looked nice and your regular continental fare. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Only negative was the pool was out of order but we did get to go to the pool next door so it worked out. Can't beat the price.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Econo Lodge Ames

Address: 2600 SE 16th Street, Ames, IA 50010
Region: United States > Iowa > Ames
Price Range: $86 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Ames 2*
Number of rooms: 85
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“North side is away from Hwy 30.”
 of 5 bubbles joelwx39, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Check your room and make sure everything works properly before you unpack.”
 of 5 bubbles ocherih, 20 May 2016 | Read review
“Avoid old building”
 of 5 bubbles dradia, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Get a room at the other end of the hall away from the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles Gorj, 28 Jul 2015 | Read review
“I would recommend not relying just on the internet site for reservations. I would call the property and get a clear understanding of the room location, etc. before finalizing reservations.”
 of 5 bubbles 864DaveR, 7 Aug 2014 | Read review
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