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Holiday Inn Express Ames

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2600 E. 13Th Street, Ames, IA 50010
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Ranked #6 of 18 hotels in Ames
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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Gilbert, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 weeks for a work trip. Overall everything was great. Some of the rooms could use a little update in regards to wall paper in the bathrooms. The breakfast was great! Larry did an excellent job every morning we were there. He was always friendly and ready to get anything that you needed! The cookies at... More

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we first entered our room we were impressed. Room was clean and smelled really nice. Sleeping is where it went down hill, it is a hotel after all, a place to sleep. My main issue was with the air conditioner. It is in bad need of maintenance. The thermostat was way off and some of the functions did not... More

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A good, clean place to stay for my daughter's team for a basketball tournament. Complimentary hot breakfast is OK, small pool, conveniently located right off the highway. Management and service were good and the bed was comfortable.

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

Thank you for providing feedback on your stay. We appreciate the 4 star rating! The Team at the Holiday Inn Express looks forward to seeing you the next time you are in Ames! More

Rising Sun, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Ames for business and stayed for almost three weeks at the Holiday in Express and Suites. The hotel was very nice with up to date amenities and very clean furnishings. Everyone I spoke to who worked there was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast every morning was great, thanks in large part to Larry. I would certainly... More

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

Thank you for the 5 star rating (and for making Larry a Super Star) We do appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again in the future More

Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The room was very clean and well-kept, with pleasant & up-to-date decor. A fridge was included without having to ask for one. Breakfast included eggs, pancakes, warm pastries, and just-ripe bananas. Larry & the other staff were friendly and helpful. The only oddity was a lack of a ventilation fan in the bathroom of my room, but the air conditioning... More

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

Thank you for the 5 star rating! The Holiday Inn Express strives to ensure each guest leaves our hotel with a positive memorable experience. We are elated to see we have acheived our goal with your stay. We do look forward to seeing you the next time you are in the area for work! More

Creston, Iowa, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had a great stay at this hotel. I dont know the gentlemans name at the front desk, but he was very welcoming and friendly. The room was clean and updated. We had an issue with the telvision and called up to the front desk. We were offered another room or half off the price of the room we were... More

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

Thank you for providing feedback on Trip Advisor. The Holiday Inn Express does value your opinion. We are elated to see a 5 star ranking! Thank you! The Express Start Breakfast is definitely a value added amenity that most of our guests appreciate the most. The variety on the breakfast bar suits most taste buds. Our team does look foward... More

Kansas City, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was favorably impressed the moment we walked in at the Holiday Inn Express by how clean everything was. A lot of hotels' common areas smell of smoke or mildew or mold, or at best, cleaning products over smoke or mildew or mold, but this place just smells nice and clean. It was very welcoming. When we got to the... More

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

Than you for taking time out of your day to write a review on the Holiday Inn Express. We do value your feedback and use it as a way to continually improve how we deliver exceptional service and quality. I have shown your comments to the staff and it has put a smile on their face as they work hard... More

La Grange, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great location, clean rooms, service was awesome. We arrived early and our room was ready for us. The front desk service was great. The room was very clean and comfortable. This hotel was everything I was looking for for a quick overnight trip, and I would book it again in the future.

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

Thank you for the kind words! We are very excited to hear you enjoyed your stay and most of all, will be returning! The goal of the Holiday Inn Express is to provide exceptional service and quality all at an affordable price. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

1st off all I spend approximately 130-140 nights out per year as I travel for my work as a salesman. WIth that said John who was at the front desk at check-in was so professional in the way he greeted me and took care of all the questions that I had and even gave me an upgrade to the room... More

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

Thank you for writing a review for the Holiday Inn Express. We do value your comments and use them as a way to continually improve how we deliver exceptional service and quality. John is considered a valuable asset. He is a true example of how we train, develop and mentor our team to excel in service. I have shown him... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

We had to drive down quickly for a funeral and there was an FFA Convention in town. The folks at Holiday Inn were very friendly and accommodating, especially John at the front desk. The rooms were very clean and in great condition. Will definitely stay here again next time we're in the area. Thanks for a great experience.

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. We do value your opinion and use it as way to deliver exceptional service and quality. The Holiday Inn Express appreciates the 5 star rating! 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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Amenities

Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#5 Business Hotel in Ames
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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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