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“There for wedding” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center At Isu

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Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center At Isu
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2609 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50010 (Formerly Comfort Suites)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in Ames
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“There for wedding”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Group rate was good, Facility was clean, quiet, comfortable. King Size bed was very nice. Cooling worked very well. Did not eat at restaurant nor use lounge. Just a 1 night stay. Staff was helpful and friendly. Only negative was navigating to the hotel from University Ave. Signage could be improved especially at night. Had to weave around neighboring parking lots to get to the hotel. Nice stay. Could have added a breakfast as some Holiday Inns have.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PatriotHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center At Isu, responded to this review, June 24, 2014
Thank you for the 4 star rating on Tripadvisor!!!

The Holiday Inn prides itself on maintaining a clean comfortable environment with affordable pricing and friendly, genuine service.

We do look forward to the next time your travels return you to the Ames, Iowa area.
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Rating summary
  • 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 of 5 stars
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Angus, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Newer hotel, very clean and staff were very friendly and helpful. We were visiting ISU and it was convenient to this and restaurants and shops. Will probably consider this hotel again on our next visit.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PatriotHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center At Isu, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Thank you for taking time out of your day to write 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 appreciate the 4 star rating and hope to see you, should your travels bring you back to the Ames, Iowa area.
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Danville, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center - very nice staff and accommodations. We stayed over the recent graduation weekend for Iowa State University. Room was very nice and comfortable. Front desk staff and the manager were friendly and helpful and it's greatly appreciated.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PatriotHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center At Isu, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
Thank you for rating the Holiday Inn Ames Iowa 4 stars! Our goal is to provide each guest an exceptional level of service while not compromising on price.

I have shown this review to our team and it has put a smile on their face. Thank you for making their day!
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Bozeman, Montana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

After a rather trying day dealing with the Airlines, I was pleasantly surprised to have such friendly front desk staff. I had a problem connecting to their wireless (mostly because I was exhausted and was making a mistake) and they were very helpful and welcoming to me. The one problem I did have they fixed immediately (the AC didn't work in the room, and they immediately found me a new place to stay).

While not the most upscale hotel, the staff more than made up for it.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PatriotHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center At Isu, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
Thank you for taking time out of your day to comment on your stay. The Holiday Inn Ames Iowa takes pride in offering exceptional service at affordable prices.

We do apologize for the AC issue you encountered during your stay. It is our intention to ensure each guest leaves with a positive memorable experience.

Our team hopes that should your travels bring you back to the Ames, Iowa area, your choice of lodging would be the Holiday Inn.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This property is very small for a Holiday Inn. From the outside it looks like a HI Express property. Inside, the rooms are small and clean. The restaurant/bar area feels awkward. We did go down to the bar to catch some of the hockey game. I don't think this area is meant for sports fans to hang out. Another larger party had moved some of the dining tables together just to see the TV. The biggest complaint I had was water dripping from the air conditioner unit above our room at 4:00 AM. It dripped onto our unit (which was not on) for the rest of the morning. (No sleep!) It was a strange problem to occur. This property did not feel exciting, but for a place to stay it is absolutely acceptable.

Room Tip: Some rooms have a view of a wall. If you like to see the outside, ask for a room with a better view...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PatriotHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center At Isu, responded to this review, May 9, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to rate the Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center. We take each and every comment as a way to continually improve how we deliver exceptional service and quality.

We look forward to seeing you again should your travels return you to the Ames, Iowa area.
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Mustang, Oklahoma
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Excellent service from General Manager, Carol, and representative, Kelsey. Especially appreciated the responsiveness of Carol, the GM. The motel property is nice, with clean rooms and accommodating personnel. The motel is conveniently located, just off of Hwy 30, a couple of miles from Duff Avenue. Thank you for a nice stay!
Randy

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PatriotHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center At Isu, responded to this review, May 2, 2014
Thank you for taking time out of your day to write a review on Tripadvisor.

Our goal is to ensure each guest leaves our hotel with a positive memorable experience. We are happy to hear this was the case with you.

We are blessed to have Carol, our General Manager on our team. She is a true example of how a "leader" developes her team into success. I know you have made her day.
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Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

My youngest daughter and I always stay here when visiting my oldest who goes to school at Iowa State. Joel is always extremely helpful and I like that the front desk attendants are always willing to talk with me because I am an early riser. The restaurant is awesome and the servers are always friendly. My youngest daughter really loves the breakfast cook Nicole's omelets and always asks if she is working when we stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PatriotHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center At Isu, responded to this review, May 2, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. The Holiday Inn Ames takes each comment and rating as a way to continually improve how we deliver exceptional service and quality.


We are elated that our goal of 5 Stars was achieved. I have gone ahead and shown this survey to the team as well as Joel and Nicole. You have put a smile on their face. Thank you for making their day!
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Address: 2609 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50010 (Formerly Comfort Suites)
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Location: United States > Iowa > Ames
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Ames
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center At Isu 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ames Conference Center hotel is close to Iowa State University! Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center ISU is located just off Hwy 30 and 5 miles from I-35. We are two miles from the Iowa State University campus and convenient to the area's biggest attractions. Our hotel is close to many major businesses. The ISU Research Park, IA DOT Headquarters and USDA/NVSL are just a short drive away. The Hilton Coliseum, Stephens Auditorium, Fisher Theater, and Scheman Building are only one mile from our Ames accommodations. Syngenta, 3M and Sauer-Danfoss are also nearby. We offer three meeting rooms with seating for up to 450 guests. We are close to ISU s campus, which makes it easy to visit a student, attend a sporting event or just enjoy the beautiful campus. Our Ames hotel is within a mile of Jack Trice Stadium, Reiman Gardens and Coldwater Golf Links. Leisure travelers will find many attractions near our hotel. Downtown Ames offers dining, shopping and entertainment - it's a great place to spend a day. The Iowa Arboretum and Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad are less than a half-hour away. Guests of our hotel in Ames are sure to enjoy our deluxe amenities. You can dine at our full-service restaurant, the Cardinal Cafe, hold an event in one of our flexible meeting rooms, or simply relax in the indoor pool. Visit the Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center - ISU and see what this Ames area hotel has to offer you. ... more   less 
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