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GrandStay Residential Suites Hotel Ames

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1606 South Kellogg Avenue, Ames, IA 50010
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Ranked #9 of 18 hotels in Ames
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014
melody C Cary, North Carolina
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bedford, Texas
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrible experience in just about every aspect. They have handicapped rooms on the third floor, which makes no sense - thankfully they haven't had a fire or anything yet. One of the windows had a black out curtain, but didn't wrap all the way around and it was so positioned that the sun came beating in through the side directly... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We had never stayed at this chain previously and we were very pleasantly surprised! It was very clean and had a nice environment and they are pet friendly. We did not have any complaints, very satisfied.

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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I recently stayed at the GrandStay and loved my time there. The management is beyond terrific, and the staff is efficient and helpful. I felt very much at home there. And due to unfortunate circumstances, I didn't check in till a very late 3:00 a.m. Nonetheless, I was greeted by a kind and helpful front desk clerk. The bed was... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I had reserved a two bedroom suite online, but when we arrived they had us in a one bedroom suite and didn't have any two bedroom ones left. So I asked for the one bedroom rate and the lady said "oh that is the one bedroom rate". I didn't buy that so I was prepared to talk to the manager... More

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Shorewood, MN.
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Stayed here for one night. Got a good price on Orbitz. Suite was very nice, great value. Clean, comfortable and big, Would be great for a family. Drain in shower was sluggish. Only stayed one night so I don't know if they responded to my request to fix it.. Bed was hard, no pillow top here. .Pillows were poor. All... More

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GrandStayAmes, General Manager at GrandStay Residential Suites Hotel Ames, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let other travelers know about your stay at GrandStay Ames. We appreciate that you let us know about the slow drain -- you can be assured that this was fixed after you checked out. And remember . . . Old Chicago will deliver lunch or dinner directly to your room! We look forward... More

Claremont, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Recently ,my son had knee surgery in Ames Iowa. We stayed at the Grandstay in a room for handicapped individuals before and after his surgery. This place is wonderful. The staff is so helpful. The room was on the 3rd floor but there was an elevator. The room was huge with a complete kitchen and a shower which could be... More

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GrandStayAmes, General Manager at GrandStay Residential Suites Hotel Ames, responded to this review

Thank you, Ann, for your kind comments regarding your stay at the GrandStay in Ames, IA. We hope your son has a speedy recovery from his knee surgery! More

Dallas, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Rooms are great with a kitchen, living room, bed room and bath. Quiet, clean and well maintained. The bed was too saggy for my taste and the pillows very stiff. Lack of a dresser in the bedroom was also inconvenient. Daily breakfasts were well stocked and offered a good variety of food. Staff was attentive and friendly.

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Ames, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We are local residents and were welcomed in after a house fire one evening when they made accomodations for 3 of us and our two dogs on one of the coldest nights this winter. The next day they moved us to a larger suite to fit our needs better. What started out as a 1 week stay turned into 3... More

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GrandStayAmes, General Manager at GrandStay Residential Suites Hotel Ames, responded to this review

We were glad we could help ease the stress of being displaced from your home. It was a pleasure to have you and your two well-behaved dogs stay with us! Please keep GrandStay in mind if you have visiting relatives or have any other need for hotel accommodations in the future! More

Saint George, UT
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71 reviews 71 reviews
3 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

A great extended place to stay with comfortable rooms and friendly staff. Rates were reasonable and the morning breakfast was always good. The pool and hot tub were open till midnight and there was good restaurants nearby. I will definitely be staying there again when I am back in Ames.

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Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We stayed over the Thanksgving holiday while visiting local relatives. Our suite accomodated 3 teenagers, two parents and a dog. For five people we could have used more space for suitcases, hangers, etc.The small kitchenette was helpful although poorly stocked (not enough dishes, pans, no paper towels, and a very small half-height bar refrigerator). The price was a bit high... More

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Address: 1606 South Kellogg Avenue, Ames, IA 50010
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Location: United States > Iowa > Ames
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — GrandStay Residential Suites Hotel Ames 2.5*
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#5 Family Hotel in Ames
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EXTENDED-STAY, FAMILY & EXECUTIVE SUITES HOTELGRANDSTAY AMES, IOWA. GrandStay® Residential Suites Hotel in Ames, Iowa offers spacious family and executive suites. Conveniently located off Hwy 35E at the corner of Duff Ave and Hwy 30, our Iowa hotel offers all the comforts of home with Complimentary Gourmet Express Breakfast™, high-speed Internet, and fully equipped kitchens in every suite. In the heart of the Midwest and Iowa, Ames is the source for tradition, discovery, diversity and of course the Cyclones. Enjoy 33 woodland parks, hop on our 55 miles of bike and pedestrian trails or do what we do best and cheer for the best college teams in the nation!With a variety of Studio, One & Two Bedroom suites, with nightly, weekly and monthly extended-stay suites and accommodations available, our Ames, Iowa hotel is prefect no matter your needs. Enjoy the best of Ames and the all comforts of home when you stay in our luxurious business and family hotel. Reserve your hotel suite today! ... more   less 
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