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Iowa House Hotel - Ames

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   405 Hayward Avenue, Ames, IA 50014
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Ranked #1 of 4 Ames B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently stayed at the Iowa House again when visiting our son. It is by far one of the most welcoming and comfortable inns we have had the pleasure of staying in. The rooms are beautifully furnished and so clean. The dining room provides delicious breakfasts with impeccable service. Snacks and beverages are also available during the day and evening.... More

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Ventura, Iowa, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice property in a very good location. They provide snacks and a wonderful breakfast. My room 206 was a bit small but very adequate. The people that frequent this place are best treat of all, not you typical Holiday Inn.

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Bellevue, Nebraska
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the layout of this bed and breakfast. It was very clean and spacious! I like the wifi access and the made to order breakfast. I was in room 201 which was at the top of the stairs. Didn't hear a lot of noise outside my door which I was worried about. The complimentary fruit and snack was a... More

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Glasgow, Montana
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Perhaps you are a professor, prospective student, returning alumnus, or business person visiting the nearby university. You could stay in some corporate and soul-less entity at the edge of town, or you could pick this former fraternity house for your stay. I recommend that you choose the latter. The Iowa House Hotel is a short walk from campus and the... More

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East Peoria, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We traveled to Ames to actually search for apartments before moving there this fall. We stayed one night at the Iowa House and it was an excellent experience. It's is nicely decorated to make you feel as if you're staying at a family member's house. The room we stayed in was spacious and the bed was very comfortable. I found... More

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Manhattan, Kansas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

It is a very nice place, although metal doors to the rooms are a little weird. Not great for business though. No decent restaurants nearby (I didn't have a car). Breakfast was ok but they are specific that you can't rush it (again not great for business). To be honest, i only booked here because I couldn't find an available... More

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We stayed three nights in this B&B/boutique hotel and were utterly charmed. The place had originally been a frat house, and has been renovated several times over, so it has modern amenities but retains the elegance and charm of an earlier era. Our room was large, quite light with windows on two walls, comfortable furniture for lounging, a writing desk,... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Never having stayed at a B&B before, I was a bit anxious about our visit. The Iowa House Hotel was warm, inviting, comfy and relaxing. We stayed there on a recent visit and truly enjoyed it. The beds were very comfortable, the room was clean, the decor of the whole house was upscale yet homey. The parking lot looked like... More

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East Lansing, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I stayed here for a job interview at ISU and I couldn't really relax and enjoy the hotel, but it was very clean and comfortable. Good location, too--not far from campus. I would happily stay here again, given the opportunity.

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St Louis MO
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22 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I have stayed at Iowa House twice, and will stay again. The location is pleasant, in the area of the campus. The rooms are clean and well appointed; the wireless works great, and the breakfasts are outstanding. I'll stay again.

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Address: 405 Hayward Avenue, Ames, IA 50014
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Location: United States > Iowa > Ames
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Hotel Class:3 star — Iowa House Hotel - Ames 3*
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Situated in the "Campustown" area of Ames, the Iowa House is just three blocks south of the central campus of Iowa State University. Built in 1924 as the Delta Chi Fraternity House, it was transformed by a massive 2008 renovation into a 15-room hotel meeting current health/safety standards and providing state-of-the-art amenities, spacious private baths, whirlpool tub and shower combinations, flat-screen TVs and complimentary high-speed internet. Included Gourmet Country breakfast is served daily in the colorful dining room. Iowa House is popular for weekend getaways for couples and ISU Parent visits. We also host wedding groups, sorority, fraternity and family reunions, business meetings and small certification classes. ... more   less 
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