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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 yesterday
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 The one I stayed in was very outdated and...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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Hiawatha, Iowa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had a nice stay while I was in Ames for job training. Larry, was very welcoming every morning and made sure the breakfast was to the best standards. The breakfast was a great start to my day each morning.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank you for the 4 star rating. We do appreciate your feedback and use it as a way to continually improve how we deliver exceptional service and quality. Looking forward to seeing you the next time your travels return you to the Ames, Iowa area. More

Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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PatriotHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ames, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review on Tripadvisor. The Holiday Inn Ames takes each comment as a way to continually improve how we deliver exceptional service and quality. We will be taking a look at the air conditioners in each room as part of our ongoing maintenance program. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. More

Lakeville, Minnesota
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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 3 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 June 20, 2014 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

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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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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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#4 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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