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Iowa House Hotel - Ames

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3.0 of 5
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405 Hayward Avenue, Ames, IA 50014
Iowa House Hotel - Ames
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Ranked #1 of 4 Ames B&B and Inns
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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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Oxford, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

good place to stay, close to campus and attractions; staff is friendly clean, comfortable, breakfasts were fresh made and delicious; had snacks in dining room smaller tvs in all the rooms; bathrooms clean; some offer whirlpool tubs and walk in showers check website to see all the rooms it is an older house (it is a former frat house), so... More 

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Central Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Iowa House location is great. Very near Campus Town and walking distance to almost everything Iowa State offers. The Football field and gymnasium would be a mile or two away, but the walk is pleasant and friendly(weather permitting). Breakfast is awesome. Note that the Iowa House is an old house which has been converted to a bed and breakfast,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My new favorite place to stay when I am in Ames visiting my daughter. Love the beautiful rooms, hospitality and location to campus couldn't be better. The rooms are extremely comfortable and functional, plus there are several general rooms to use for when you want to get together with more family and friends. Staff was beyond friendly and made us... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a very nice B&B with nice people, nice environment and nice breakfast. It is a great alternative to a hotel. It is also very convenient for all on-campus activities. I look forward to our return visit.

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Ansonia, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Our stay at the Iowa House was only one night, but it was wonderful! After an 18 hour drive from Texas, our bed was calling to us and it was quite comfortable. The room was nice as well. The living room was cozy with a warm fire burning. Great place to read a book by the fire, which I did.... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Loved this place! Not typical bed and breakfast. Much more comfortable and private. Rooms nice. Location is perfect close to downtown. Breakfast is an actually hot meal prepared when you show up for breakfast in the morning. Staff was friendly. Rooms clean and comfortable. Will definitely return!

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Ames, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The staffs were very friendly ,rooms were relatively big and cozy.Basically things that you need,just ask for it and likely there isn't any problems with that.For breakfast this isn't the typical buffet style breakfast where you can request what type of meal you would like. For that price and service i would give a 4.5 stars.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is one of the larger B & B I have stayed in. It is still quaint with quits all over the place and nice older, yet still functional furnishings. The bathroom was large and had an oversized whirlpool tub and shower. The internet worked great (for a change when it comes to hotels). The bed was really comfortable. The... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Iowa House over Thanksgiving Weekend 2014 in room #206. The B&B itself is cute, the staff was friendly and able to get us an early check in, and the breakfast was great. Iowa House is in a great location and you can easily walk to restaurants and coffee shops. We encountered two issues... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is a cozy and inviting place, lovingly decorated and maintained, and a bargain to boot; it would set you back two or three times the going rate if it were located in any place other than Ames. We were there recently for a loved one's memorial celebration, and the inn, and its common areas, including fireplace and over-stuffed chairs,... More 

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