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Memorial House Hotel

2229 Lincoln Way, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I booked a room here because I had a work trip to ISU. For travelers visiting the university, this is a great location as it is right on campus. The room itself is very small and is quite a throwback (e.g., a 2-faucet sink --one for hot and one for cold water). Definitely nothing fancy but for $80++ per night,... More 

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Weston, Florida
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40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Such a disappointment. Really tried hard to like this place since I stayed here when I went to school here, but it was just an awful experience. A university which has a Hotel and Restaurant management program, should try to apply at least some of knowledge here. Staff working the desk were very pleasant but helpless to fix issues. During... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This place has so much going for it that I tried my very best to love staying there. The many good things, as mentioned in other reviews: location. This is such a prime spot to so many things on campus. We were in town for a track meet and it was a pleasant 10 minute walk from our room to... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Right on campus, with adjoining parking ramp, free parking for guests. The lobby is on the second floor of the Memorial Union, with guest rooms on the 2 top floors. Access to the guest rooms requires a key for the elevator, so the space feels very secure. We had 2 rooms, mine facing the street and the other facing the... More 

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Deerfield, Illinois
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48 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Start off by realizing that this is a very old hotel located within the Union on the Iowa State campus. Knowing that, we were quite pleased with our room and the staff. We booked one of the "suites" which was perfect. Soaring ceilings. Great view of the main campus and bell tower. Spacious. Two full-sized beds, which works better for... More 

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Oahu, Hawaii
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57 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Just brought back some memories staying at the MU hotel. There is NOTHING this close to the campus, AND your parking is validated for the entire stay. The rooms are modest and haven't been updated in some time (although they've added flat screen TVs since my undergrad days, albeit small ones), but it was everything we needed and cheap (~$80).... More 

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Moline, Illinois
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The MU hotel is right on campus. Great location when visiting a student. Walking distance to everything on campus and campus town (pubs and restaraunts). Free parking in the ramp (with validation). Free breakfast and very good. Now the other stuff. Room is "historic" which means small. Needs updating. Mismatched furniture, paint peeling from window casement. It was nice to... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This hotel is on the campus of Iowa State University, and is very convenient if you have university business. The building is quite old, and some of the fixtures such as the antique doorknobs, and tile in the bathroom are charming. Another positive is that the front desk staff is extremely friendly and helpful. However, the following inconveniences led me... More 

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Kansas City
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45 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Recommended by an ISU grad.......and maybe thats the only folks that should stay here. I was on the sixth floor facing away from campus right next to the ice machine and the elevators. Guess they knew I was a Jayhawk. Oh well, it was close to my meeting on campus and the room was clean. Just like my Jayhawks I... More 

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Clear Lake, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

One hour was enough for me before checking out of this place and going to another hotel .the noise would be the first complaint ,the elevators noise comes thru the vents and sounds like a freight train and the final straw was the carpenter ants in the bed,called the office and told them we were wanting a refund and during... More 

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