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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 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm a Gold Member and made an unplanned stop while passing through Ames. Super friendly staff at the front desk (John), and even though they are finishing up renovations, it feels clean. The new rooms are fantastic, honestly one of the nicest rooms I've stayed at across the country. I recommend staying here, absolutely.

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

Wow, Five Stars! We so appreciate that rating. John is frequently mentioned by our guests - a true service professional. We love that you appreciate our new look and clean rooms. Thank you for your Gold Membership and loyalty to the brand. Please, stop by and visit us again when in Ames. Carol S General Manager More 

Lincoln, Nebraska
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

stayed at this hotel although going through an update all was great John and staff were all helpful the place will look great when done thanks for the great breakfast room was very nice comfortable good experience beds are very comfortable

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

We are excited for the Five Star rating - Thank You so much. We appreciate your comments on our newly renovated portion of the property. We anticipate completion in May. John and all the staff work very hard to provide the very best in service while minimizing the effects of renovation during our makeover. Please visit us again when in... More 

Danville, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have stayed at this Holiday Inn multiple times and have had nothing but a positive experience. The rooms are always clean. The staff is always happy and accomadating to my work schedule. They are currently remodeling but from the newly renovated room that I stayed in, it is going to be a great look!

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

Thank you for the wonderful Five Star rating. We love that you continue to have great experiences at our property. Very clean rooms, accomodating staff and now newly renovated rooms - it is good to hear that you are excited about the look. Our total "makeover" should be completed by May. Please visit us again when in Ames. Carol S... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though they are going through renovation. Not a problem.. John at check in was nice to remember my last stay. Breakfast host very nice. Room was very clean, and food selection offered a nice variety. Entire staff was very friendly.

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

Thank you for the exciting Five Star Rating. We are so pleased that you had a memorable check in with John, a very clean room and then enjoyed a delicious hot breakfast with attentive staff. Your comments made our day. Please visit us again when in Ames. Carol S General Manager More 

Ames, Iowa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at this Holiday Inn Express for years mainly because it is clean and convenient to my corporate business sales offices. Even with the renovation the hospitality crew is doing it the right way by calling me a few days in advance to let me know what I may encounter. The hospitality team is definitely proud of this... More 

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

Thank you so very much for such positive comments regarding the staff, service and cleanliness. Each staff member takes pride in delivering the very best. John is a dedicated service professional and strives to be certain that each guests leaves with 100% satisfaction. Please visit us again when in Ames. Carol S General Manager More 

Coon Rapids, Iowa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff very freindly and inviting a nice place to stay I enjoyed the room newly remolded and seemed to be very well done. The hotel is still being remodeled and staff called and made sure that we were aware of this before arriving which was nice

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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. We love that you enjoyed your newly renovated room. The total makover should be completed in May. It is also good to hear that you appreciated the prior contact to inform you of the renovation process. Every staff member is dedicated to providing the best in service and cleanliness. Please visit us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pulled in later in evening after long day of driving -- hotel was easy to find - checked in with no reservation - both people very helpful - no upgrades were available as hotel was fairly full -- had a king size bed - very comfortable - good bedding -- heater was a little loud but did not keep me... 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. Each review is shared with our entire staff and we are so pleased that you would select our hotel again when in the area. We look forward to your return. Carol S General Manager More 

Bellevue, Nebraska
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most of my business stays are at Holiday Inn Express Hotels. The hotel was nice and the front desk person (John) was very polite and very courteous. I would stay at this hotel again when I am in the area.

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

We so appreciate your encouraging feedback and for selecting the Holiday Inn Express for your business travel. John is truly a hospitality professional and is greatly appreciated by all. Please visit us on your continued travels to Ames. Carol S General Manager More 

Holmen, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Although this facility was in the midst of some renovation work, my stay was great. My room was recently completed and in very nice condition. My compliments to the very friendly and helpful staff(John).

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

The entire staff appreciates the 5 Star Rating, thank you so very much. We love hearing you had a great stay. I also appreciate your acknowledgment of John and the friendly and helpful service he provided for you. He is a true hospitality professional. More 

Emmetsburg, Iowa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Polite and helpful staff. Newly remodeled and clean rooms. I travel frequently and would choose this hotel again. I utilized the work out room which had more than just a few options for exercise. Also, slept great - great beds and quiet.

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

Thank you for a wonderful review and your comments on our polite and helpful staff. Our entire staff truly takes pride in delivering their very best and I am always excited to see they receive recognition for their hospitality. Thank you for noticing. We anticipate our total "makeover" being completed by spring and certainly look forward to your return when... More 

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