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Memorial House Hotel

2229 Lincoln Way, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
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Memorial House Hotel
Ranked #17 of 18 hotels in Ames
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Madison, Wisconsin
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97 reviews 97 reviews
17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I stayed two nights in the Memorial Union Hotel on a recent trip to ISU. First off, the location is great. You can walk to everything on ISU campus and the nearby business district. No other hotel is even close in Ames in terms of having a walkable location near so much. The room was small (Queen Bed), but large... More

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The only thing good about this place is that it is part of the campus. The beds were awful, shower was not cleaned- they were hairs (someone else's) in the tub. The coffee pot had some sticky stuff in the bottom of it. They have a hard port to connect to the internet but no wifi. Expensive for a 1... More

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Fargo, North Dakota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

It is difficult to find the hotel from the parking lot - and I am a former ISU grad! I stay here once before 10 years ago and thought the room and bed were awful then, well they haven't been updated since! The only available room was one next to the elevators, and it sounded as if a freight train... More

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Colorado
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Okay, so I've finally done it. I returned the keys to the front desk and walked away from a hotel room. I have stayed in other hotels in Ames but, as an Iowa State grad, I figured this would be a great opportunity to stay in a bit of history. Big mistake... I did have to adjust my thinking in... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stayed here one night, and the room was very cozy and nice, with a nice view of the campanile. However, the amenties were very old, and the shower was terrible. It looked like it was from the 1800s, and when I was in it, the hot water turned off in the middle of my shower, and cold water kept... More

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Dallas, TX
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Unlike the other reviews, I had a very nice experience at the Memorial House Hotel. I stayed there on May 19, 2013. I had a room on the 5th floor facing the bell clock tower. I got to hear the chimes of the clock tower throughout the stay which was very relaxing and pleasing. Yes, the room was dated, but... More

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Kansas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
9 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012 via mobile

We got the room on the top floor as further from the elevator as possible. Even though, every time the elevator went up or down there was strong noise in our room. The university has tower clock nt far from the hotel. And it goes on every 15 min day or night. On top of the clock and the elevator... More

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Lincoln, NE
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

Great location in the heart of Iowa State campus which is one of the nicest campus in the midwest. As a ISU alum it brought back some good memories hanging around in the Union but when you get to the room you realize it is not a top hotel. Very small room with a very outdated bathroom. I was staying... More

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Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
46 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

It wasn't easy to find the hotel in the Memorial Union; after I parked, I wound up on the first floor of the building, and easily spent 10 minutes wandering around trying to find the location where I checked in. (It's on the 2nd floor.) The room was small, without even a desk in it. The bed was fine. There... More

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Omaha, Ne
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2010

If you are coming to ISU for an event or checking out campus, this is the place to stay. I am alumni & stay here every time we visit. When staying at the MU, your parking is validated. If you ever visit a college campus, you will see this is a big deal. It is often hard to find a... More

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Also Known As:
Memorial House Hotel Ames, Iowa
Address: 2229 Lincoln Way, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
Location: United States > Iowa > Ames
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Ranked #17 of 18 hotels in Ames

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