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Memorial House Hotel

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2229 Lincoln Way, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
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Memorial House Hotel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Dubuque, Iowa
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143 reviews 143 reviews
29 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
24 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
11 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Address: 2229 Lincoln Way, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
Location: United States > Iowa > Ames
Number of rooms: 55
Also Known As:
Memorial House Hotel Ames, Iowa

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