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Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This stay exceeded our expectations. Suite had 2 separate bedrooms, living room and kitchen that were all fantastic. The bathroom was separate from either bedroom. Three TVs for downtime. This was a fantastic setup for my wife and I along with another couple riding motorcycles. We were able to park our bike near the front door with no problem. Great...

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GrandStayAmes, General Manager at GrandStay Hotel & Suites Ames, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the GrandStay Hotel & Suites. We certainly appreciate your positive comments regarding our Two Bedroom Suite and our staff. We look forward to seeing you again the next time your travels bring you to Ames, IA! Safe riding! Jean McBreen General Manager

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Clean, homey, and reasonably priced coupled with free breakfast, all day coffee and tea, and friendly staff. Add a pool and exercise room and you have a premier hotel at a fraction of the cost. It excels at all that is important when traveling. Try it out - you won't be disappointed, I stay here every time I am in...

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Muscatine, Iowa
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Great place to stay. The rooms had all the amenities. Their business area computer always worked. Their breakfasts offered a nice variety, and they have a nice pool and exercise room. And it is located just down the block from the Hickory Park restaurant! I only stay in Ames once a year for a one or two week stay, but...

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We are so glad that you have chosen GrandStay Hotel & Suites to be your home-away-from-home during your annual trip to Ames, IA! Thanks for the kind words -- we look forward to seeing you again next year! Best regards, Jean McBreen General Manager

Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Total trust in the service. Excellent stuff. Left behind some of my belongings in the room and they were returned back by the staff. Was very glad to feel total trust in the hotel and the service. Great value choice in Ames.

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Thank you for sharing your experience at GrandStay Hotel & Suites with others. I am pleased that we were able to reunite you with the personal belongings you accidently left in your room. We hope you did well on your ACVP exam, and look forward to seeing you again if you travel to the Iowa State University College of Veterinary...

Pune, India
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Stayed at this property for couple of weeks with family. Excellent location, friendly staff, hearty breakfast, spacious rooms and all of the above at a very reasonable rate. My first choice in Ames....

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GrandStayAmes, General Manager at GrandStay Hotel & Suites Ames, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience at GrandStay Hotel & Suites with others! We appreciate your thoughtful comments regarding our staff, complimentary breakfast, and suites. We hope to see you again if your travels bring you back to Ames, IA! Best regards, Jean McBreen General Manager

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a very nice place for business and family trips. Internet is average. Staff is excellent, very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good. Very clean, comfortable, and quiet rooms. I would always recommend it.

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Thank you for sharing your experience at GrandStay Hotel & Suites with other TripAdvisor readers. We appreciate your positive comments regarding the staff, breakfast, and cleanliness of the hotel and suites. We hope to see you again the next time your travels bring you to Ames! Best regards, Jean McBreen General Manager

Eastport, New York
Reviewed 15 September 2016

very clean and very nice. Internet is average. Pool is average. Breakfast is average. The staff are excellent. Clean and friendly. If you want to be able to study in a nice quite room this is the place for you.

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Thank you for your recap of your stay at GrandStay Hotel & Suites. We appreciate your kind words regarding the cleanliness of the rooms and our staff. We hope to see you again if your travels bring you to the Ames, IA area. And we also hope you did well on your exam! Best regards, Jean McBreen General Manager

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Very nice motel. Great value for room size. Two rooms, two TV/s all you need to get away from in-laws while spouse sees her parents. Very good breakfast. Location is quiet. Short drive to campus and downtown

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Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your positive comments regarding our One Bedroom Suite, the breakfast, and our location. We hope to see you and your wife again the next time you travel to Ames to visit your in-laws! Best regards, Jean McBreen General Manager

Pender, Nebraska
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I would recommend the GrandStay to anyone going to Ames. I particularly like this hotel for extended stays when multiple people are in the group. Their double bedroom suites afford a kitchen, two bedrooms, and a shared bathroom. Perfect for my team. Several restaurants are within walking distance including Old Chicago (attached to the hotel), Fuji (hibachi grill that shares...

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Iowa
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We stayed during the Farm Progress Show. Our room was spacious and the beds/pillows very comfortable. It's nice to have the extra room for business. The refrigerator was a plus also. We also enjoyed their breakfast choices. Plenty to pick from and a nice clean eating area. The staff was very friendly. Will be back again.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
EXTENDED-STAY, FAMILY & EXECUTIVE SUITES HOTELGRANDSTAY AMES, IOWA. GrandStay(R) Residential Suites Hotel in Ames, Iowa offers spacious family and executive suites. Conveniently located off Interstate 35 at the corner of Duff Ave and Hwy 30, our Iowa hotel offers all the comforts of home with complimentary Grand Start Breakfast™, high-speed Internet, and fully equipped kitchens in every suite. In the heart of the Midwest and Iowa, Ames is the source for tradition, discovery, diversity and of course the Cyclones. Enjoy 33 woodland parks, hop on our 55 miles of bike and pedestrian trails or do what we do best and cheer for the best college teams in the nation! With a variety of Studio, One & Two Bedroom suites, with nightly, weekly and monthly extended-stay suites and accommodations available, our Ames, Iowa hotel is perfect no matter your needs. Enjoy the best of Ames and the all comforts of home when you stay in our luxurious business and family hotel. Reserve your hotel suite today! ... more   less 

Additional Information about GrandStay Hotel & Suites Ames

Address: 1606 South Kellogg Avenue, Ames, IA 50010
Region: United States > Iowa > Ames
Price Range: $149 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — GrandStay Hotel & Suites Ames 2.5*
Number of rooms: 53
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Grandstay Residential Hotel Ames
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#5 Business Hotel in Ames
#6 Family Hotel in Ames
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“Ask for a suite to allow more privacy”
 of 5 bubbles barbarafY7914NF, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“If you don't want to hear everything (and I mean everything) then stay on the top floor”
 of 5 bubbles samanthaf432, 23 Apr 2016 | Read review
“last room at end of hall is quiet”
 of 5 bubbles BDKBS, 26 Jun 2015 | Read review
“If you have a lot of luggage suggest a ground floor room as the elevator is a bit slow. The staircases on the end lead directly to the parking lot and the central staircase opens up into the lobby area.”
 of 5 bubbles Schmerko, 10 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Choose 2 bedroom If you want a door between you and your kids.”
 of 5 bubbles MNfamily_10, 11 Aug 2014 | Read review
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