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Econo Lodge Ames

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2600 SE 16th Street, Ames, IA 50010
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Ranked #14 of 18 Hotels in Ames
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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East Norriton, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews 67 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Where do I begin? First, I am a fan of this chain having very positive experiences in the past. But this location was just not up to par! I reserved a room well in advance asking for a single queen bed and requesting a room on the lower level. Upon arrival, I was told that all single queens were on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The room was nice and staff was very friendly!! Breakfast choices were subpar but ok compared to nothing - the pool was ok, small and no hottub. Would recommend for the price and the location right off if the interstate and distance from Des Moines.

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West Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I had very low expectations for our stay here and even those weren't low enough. We were in Ames for a graduation and never would have chosen this motel ourselves, but family members had reserved a block of rooms, and we felt it would be rude to stay elsewhere. As you read this, please bear in mind that our two-night... More

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107 reviews 107 reviews
33 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

evening front end staff was excellent. no one around in the morning when we wanted to check out. no one keeping up breakfast room either. out of coffee for a long time. there is only one restaurant (Mexican) within walking distance and 5-6 motels. This one was $10 cheaper than Super 8. Pool not operational. Large room, very clean, strong... More

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I recently stayed at the hotel and there was bed bugs in my room. I was offered to move to a different room but I honestly didn't want to stay in the hotel. However it was really late and the guy behind the front desk seemed he was having trouble with the computer. I ended up in a smaller room... More

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Bansri A, Manager at Econo Lodge Ames, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your valuable time out and providing us with your feedback .I apologize for your experience, I did research on your case and unfortunately we did not find any such complaint reported to front desk or housekeeping staff during the reported stay period. However, you would be glad to know that we did conduct through check through... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Christmas Day in a college town- room, property, and breakfast better than the Quality Inn next door that we moved from- and significantly cheaper. A very nice surprise considering the place of Econolodge in the Choice Hotel group.

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Bansri A, Manager at Econo Lodge Ames, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for providing us the feedback. It is very important to see how our guest felt about their stay and I am very glad that we were able to meet your expectations.we would love to have you come back and stay with us in future when you are in this area again to provide you... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Room was small with bed almost up against the wall on one side. Air conditioner/heating unit was extremely noisy. Traffic noise was very loud. The room we got was not what we were promised on our confirmation. We got a full size bed instead of a king size.

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Bansri A, Manager at Econo Lodge Ames, responded to this review

Dear Guest- I apologize for any inconvenience during your stay with us. We definitely want to make this right with you please feel free to contact me at the hotel # 515-233-6060.I would be more than glad to resolve this issue and see if there was any misunderstanding as all we have for room types is either Queen or Kings.It... More

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

If you are looking for a clean, reasonably priced hotel in the Ames area, look no more. The Econo Lodge Hotel has definitely won me over. I work construction for a living, staying sometimes up to a year at a time at different locations in Iowa. I have stayed at the Econo Lodge four nights a week for the last... More

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Bansri A, General Manager at Econo Lodge Ames, responded to this review

Mike, Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule and providing us with the feedback. It always feels good to know that we are providing satisfactory service to our loyal guests. we will try whatever it is needed to keep your faith in us and having you stay with us.Thanks a Billion!! More

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

The entire hallway smelled like smoke. Upon entering the room we saw dirty carpet. The bed had a live spider in it and crumbs. The bathroom had two bugs in it, one which looked like a cockroach. Left after ten minutes in the room. Did not receive a refund.

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Bansri A, General Manager at Econo Lodge Ames, responded to this review

On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience for our guests in the future. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We were looking for something low cost, no frills expected, so we did a search for the area, low to high. There was one place with lower cost (not much lower) but horrible reviews so we took a chance on the Econo Lodge. We were pleasantly surprised. The facility was relatively new, very clean and comfortable. Staff was friendly, the... More

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Bansri A, General Manager at Econo Lodge Ames, responded to this review

Your feedback is very important to us as it helps us to provide you with the best service each and every time we have you as our guest. you are the reason we are here and hope to see you again when you are in the area. More

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Address: 2600 SE 16th Street, Ames, IA 50010
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Location: United States > Iowa > Ames
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Ames 2*
Number of rooms: 85
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Also Known As:
Heartland Hotel Ames
Econo Lodge Ames Iowa

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