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Memorial House Hotel

2229 Lincoln Way, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
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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Iowa City, Iowa
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195 reviews 195 reviews
29 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
30 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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