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Holiday Inn Express Ames

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2600 E. 13Th Street, Ames, IA 50010
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Overall I had a good experience at this hotel. Its a pretty typical H.I. Express, std. room layouts, although they are a little more roomy then a similar room in a larger city, which is to be expected. The pros. ideal location for my business needs, close local dining. All the comforts I'd expect in a H.I. Express. Larry who... More

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Racine, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I just stayed in this hotel for 5 days and had an awesome experience. Larry the Gentleman who was in charge of the breakfast did an excellent job. They kept the coffee fresh and full. They also had a great selection. Kudos to this Holiday Inn Express

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Harsh lighting, old beds, damp and musty rooms, cheap decor. Paid 170.00. Probably the most overpriced room i have stayed in in Iowa. Pass on this one. The service was good. But the facility is outdated and seems to be up kept only to maximize profits of the owner.

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PatriotHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ames, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experiences with us! The Holiday Inn Express Ames strives to exceed the expectations of each guests in cleanliness, quality and service. We apologize we did not meet that goal with you. We do hope the next time you are in Ames, Iowa, you will give us another chance to show you what true hospitality really... More

Holden, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here for buisness and this is a newer Hotel. The staff were exceptional and the room was very nice. Located near a couple of walking distance restaurants but also a short drive down town is close. The room was very quiet and was very clean. Came with a micro and small fridge. Nothing at all to complain about.... More

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PatriotHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ames, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and that you would stay with us again. The Holiday Inn Express looks forward to seeing you, should your travels return you to the Ames area. More

Pearl, Mississippi, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently stayed here while on a business trip and I really enjoyed my stay. The front desk staff was helpful and my room was always clean. The best part of the stay was the great man named Larry that prepared breakfast every morning. He was always smiling and greeted everyone that came into the dining room. It's really great... More

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Ames, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Larry always has a smile when he serves breakfast. Great way to start the day. Thanks for your hospitality. My room was always very clean and the front desk staff went above and beyond to be of helpful service.

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PatriotHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ames, responded to this review

Thank you for your most recent review of the Holiday Inn Express Ames. The Holiday Inn Express Ames prides itself on maintaining exceptional service all at an affordable price. I have shown this survey to Larry and it made his day. Thank you for making him smile. More

Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my third stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Ames, IA. The first two times were to visit Iowa State and this time was a short family vacation. In either case, the staff were very friendly all around. For instance, my little nephew tripped on his way out of the elevator and without hesitation, one of the maintenance... More

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PatriotHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ames, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of the Holiday Inn Express Ames. We do pride ourselves on maintaining excellent service all at an affordable price! Our team is dedicated to ensure each guest has a positive memorable experience. I have gone ahead and addressed the team on proper preparation of the eggs as well as how to effectively ensure items... More

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18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I want to start by saying the staff here are great. The guys at the front desk were very accomodating and friendly even with my very late night arrival. They still took the time to explain the amenities of the hotel and I appreciate the service. The rooms here are OK. The one I stayed in was very outdated and... More

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PatriotHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ames, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Holiday Inn Express Ames, Iowa. The team prides itself on maintaining exceptional service, a quality product, all at an affordable price. We do sincerely apologize for the condition you found your guestroom. The hotel is in the process of replacing some of the soft goods in the hotel.... More

Hiawatha, Iowa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have never been more impressed with a hotel employee. Although everyone was very friendly, Larry in the breakfast room was outstanding. He remembered my special request after just one morning, and it was ready for me every day after that. He made being away from home for so long a bit more enjoyable.

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PatriotHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ames, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Holiday Inn Express Ames, Iowa. Larry truly is a valued asset. He models the exact service culture we coach and embrace each day with each guest. I have shown this survey to him and it has put a smile on his face. Thank you for making his day! More

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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have stayed here on two different occasions and needless to say we were impressed both times. Very, very clean rooms, the pool was a big hit with our son as was the hot tub. Staff has always been pleasant and helpful. It is located near anything you could ever want just a very short drive across the interstate and... More

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PatriotHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ames, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. The Holiday Inn Express Ames, takes great pride in offering exceptional service all at an affordable price. We do apologize for the inconvenience of the handicapp spaces. The Management team assures me, they will be looking into a... More

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Address: 2600 E. 13Th Street, Ames, IA 50010
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Location: United States > Iowa > Ames
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Ames 2.5*
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Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites of Ames, Iowa. The hotel is conveniently located in Ames, off I-35 at exit 113 on 13th Street. We are minutes away from many local attractions, including Iowa State University, Jack Trice Stadium, Cy Stephens Auditorium, NorthGrand Mall and downtown Ames. Several corporate and government offices are also nearby, such as USDA, NVSL, Iowa Cattleman s Association, National Farmers Organization, Sauer-Danfoss, Hach Chemical, Barilla, Ball Co. and 3M. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel was designed with keeping comfort in mind by providing spacious guest rooms and amenities to make travel less stressful, including complimentary use of the on-site indoor heated pool and workout facilities. We also feature the complimentary Express Start breakfast bar. All rooms offer free high-speed Internet & refrigerator/microwave. The hotel features suites and whirlpool suites offering all the same amenities as our standard rooms plus a separate parlor area. Whether it's for business or pleasure, you can enjoy peace of mind at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ames.The Holiday Inn Express Ames is conveniently located within walking distance to Sauer DanFoss, 3M, and the USDA. There are also restaurants and bars within a few minutes walk! Comfort, convenience, and warm hospitality are all located in Ames - it happens at the Holiday Inn Express Ames. ... more   less 
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