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Iowa House Hotel - Ames

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405 Hayward Avenue, Ames, IA 50014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought that I had made a hotel reservation for a stay in Ames, Iowa during the fall move-in. When I went to check two days before we were to leave, I found that I did not have a reservation and that what few rooms were left had higher than usual prices. We saw that there was one room left... More 

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Ao Nang, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Iowa house looked like an intriguing option for lodging in Ames for our family visit. Indeed, we were delighted to spend four days there. It was close to the ISU campus and centrally located in Ames. The house looked and smelled fresh. The breakfasts were excellent - a different menu every day cooked to order. The rooms were charming.... More 

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Minneapolis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend & I stayed here this past weekend & loved it! We had room 304 with the two beds that were very comfortable. Our windows looked out over the big locust tree in the yard, & we felt like we were in a tree-house! The whole place was decorated in a very comfortable and updated style: big leather couch... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very comfortable clean quiet room at Iowa house. Love the location close to campus to visit son. The free homemade breakfast was awesome! Will definitely be staying here again in the fall when we visit again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had rooms 101 & 102 for 3 nights for a family reunion. Closest lodging to campus. House has a nice big comfortable living room and a large room for watching TV in basement that our kids liked. Breakfast was good - usually eggs and toast. Our only minor issues were that these rooms were just outside the dining room,... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lovely historic house will be the only place I will stay when visiting my college student. It has a warm home-like feel with handsome oak mission style furniture, colorful quilts, and spacious clean rooms. I can't say enough good things about the absolutely delicious fresh-prepared breakfast and the chef was very accommodating and gracious. The people are very friendly.... More 

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Leander, Texas, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I loved this place which once was a frat house for Iowa State University. We wish we could have stayed several nights. We arrived after driving for about thirteen hours from Texas on our way to the Twin Cities of Minnesota. The lady who greeted us and checked us in was charming and thorough. When we opened... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We called only a few hours ahead & were able to get a room. No regrets! It was spacious, clean, quiet, beautiful. The girl at the front desk was super helpful w/ our TV & suggestions for places to eat. Breakfast in the lovely dining room was perfect, well-attended. I would stay here again & again!

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My son and I were visiting Iowa State so we where just in town for one evening. We checked in, ordered a pizza from a local establishment, and settled in for a cozy evening of TV watching and book reading. The rooms and whole house were beautiful and clean and just a treat to be in. Breakfast was ample and... More 

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Creston, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place is historically beautiful, the rooms are clean and unique and the staff are very friendly and helpful. My husband and I stayed here when we had a two day event to attend in Boone and we could not have picked a better spot - close to great dining choices, easy drive to Boone, and a lovely neighborhood to... More 

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