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Holiday Inn Express Ames

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good service and clean rooms. Very helpful staff. Used laundry - good and reasonably priced. Location was good, but a shuttle would have been nice to get to the better restaurants and other locales. Would stay here again.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Prior to my arrival I received a call from the Manager letting me know they are renovating the location and that construction would be done by 5 and I should not be bothered. Was not expecting such a call! Larry was the host for breakfast; he was a rock star! I felt like I was visiting a fine dining establishment.... More 

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Porter, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent! Very clean. Comfortable beds. Good choice of breakfast foods. Cookies and snacks in the evening, very good. Associates are very polite and attentive to your needs. Will be staying again! Thanks for great service.

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Barquisimeto, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Holiday Inn Express Ames is a Wonderful choiche to stay.Front desk staff, specifically John, are very kind an helpful. Rooms are very clean and the house kepping staff is wonderful. It meets ans exceeds my expectations.

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Carol S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ames, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind remarks and the wonderful "five Star" rating. Our entire staff's goal is to be your hotel of choice in Ames. John is exceptional in his role at the hotel and our housekeepers love hearing that they've done a wonderful job. We love exceeding expectations. As your son is in college, we trust we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice hotel - clean, neat and up to date. The staff (John and Deja) were great, very friendly and helpful. Me and my wife were in town for our son attending college, which is only a short ride from this hotel. I would recommend this hotel to anyone!

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Carol S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ames, responded to this review

We always love hearing that you found our hotel clean, neat and up to date with our renovation. We also love hearing about John and DeJa. They are true hospitality professionals beginning with their warm greeting and helpfulness. We trust with your son attending college in Ames that you will have the opportunity to stay with us whenver you visit.... More 

Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Property is recently rennovated so all is new, tasteful, clean. Front desk staff, specifically Ashley, very helpful and courteous. Breakfast was always good and well tended. Would return and recommend highly.

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Carol S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ames, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind comments and high recommendation. We so appreciate hearing that our staff was helpful and courteous, breakfast was tasty and well tended and the property was to your liking. The reward of "Five Stars" is greatly appreciated. We look forward to your return. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms and everything are good, no problems with it. Was really disappointed in the fitness room's lack of quality in equipment (treadmill kept quitting, top of an elliptical machine fell off...etc...) Needs to be upgraded if I'll stay here again as that is a big selling point with me. But If you don't work out you will like it here.... More 

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Carol S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ames, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your comments regarding your recent stay. I am so sorry that our fitness room equipment is one of the last items to be addressed. Our guests also have access to a nearby fitness center. If that is of interest, please inquire at the front desk. The pool is almost completed. We are certainly grateful... More 

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

while traveling on company business I will be staying in the Ames, IA vicinity often. The Holiday Inn Express more than meets my traveling needs. From the clean, quiet rooms with very comfortable beds to the breakfast in the morning, everything is perfect.

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Carol S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ames, responded to this review

We are so pleased to know that the Holiday Inn Express meets your business travel needs. Clean rooms, comfy beds and a delicious breakfast to start the day are so important for every traveler. We want you to feel "at home" while away from home. You have rewarded the staff with a "Five Star" rating of which we are so... More 

Versailles, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms were great. King size bed with choice of pillows. Great breakfast bar and the pancake machine for breakfast and operating for that snack from 8 pm to midnight. The hotel was beautifully decorated.

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Carol S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ames, responded to this review

The staff at the Holiday Inn Express loves to hear that you had a "Wonderful Stay" due to great rooms with a great breakfast bar and a "fun" pancake machine. You've definitely rewarded us with the "Five Star" rating. Thank you so much. We look forward to your return should your travels find you in Ames. Carol S General Manager More 

Moneta, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great hotel located near Iowa State University. The room was clean. Jacob checked us in and was very helpful with restaurant suggestions as well as a fine map of Ames and the university. I travel throughout the USA and stay at many Holiday Inn Express properties and this one is tops.

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Carol S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ames, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments and the "Five Star" rating. We are pleased to know that you rank us as one of your favorite Holiday Inn Express properties. We will count on your return to our property when you are in Ames. Carol S General Manager More 

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