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BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2500 University Blvd., Ames, IA 50010   |  
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Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Ames
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

We have stayed here in the past so we knew this place was a great place to stay. From the moment you check in the staff is very friendly and very helpful. We had questions about some needs in the city, which they took care of. They have a comfortable lobby with a great breakfast to start the day. Our room was clean and quiet. We will stay again!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BWUniversityPark, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to leave us a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again in the future.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Peoria, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We stayed here two nights this week for work. Very convenient to Iowa State campus. Easy to get to. Good restaurants nearby. (Went to Hickory Park and Aunt Maude's - both good.) Staff were very helpful.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BWUniversityPark, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Thank you for staying with us during your business trip and I'm glad you had a comfortable stay. I'm glad you enjoyed some of the great local restaurants in Ames as well. Please contact us next time you need to come to Ames. Thanks!
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Burnsville, MN
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

My Husband and daughter stayed at the Best Western for a Cyclone football game. The hotel did meet our expectations except for the breakfast. The breakfast just seemed to have less food options than we have had at other Best Westerns. Otherwise the stay was nice, the hotel is within walking distance to the football stadium and a short drive to the campus. That and the comfy beds had to be the best part. We definately would stay here when return to Ames next year.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BWUniversityPark, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Thank you for staying with us during your trip to an ISU Cyclone football game. We're glad you enjoyed your weekend and your stay with us. Thank you for the feedback; we are constantly making improvements based off of what our guests tell us. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in Ames!
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Moravia, Iowa, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary. We were pleasantly surprised at how nice the room was. The room was very clean. Clean bathroom with plenty of towels. The only noise I heard was from the gas station outside our window. Overall it was a very nice place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BWUniversityPark, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Thank you for posting your feedback about your recent stay. Congratulations to you and your husband on your anniversary! Please give us a call if you ever need another getaway and ask about our Romance Package that includes a night in a presidential suite, a bottle of wine, and chocolates.
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Best Western Ames has a great full breakfast every morning. The rooms are clean and the staff is friendly. For a small town in low season I was surprised at their 150.00 a night charge for the room. That would be my only complaint!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BWUniversityPark, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. I'm glad you enjoyed our expanded complimentary hot breakfast and that you noticed how clean our hotel is. Thank you for staying with us and please visit us again next time you are in Ames.
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Ames, Iowa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed here while we were moving this year since August 1st was on a Wednesday and we didn't want to miss work to move. This place was excellent we had planned to check in on Sunday and check out on Wednesday but it rained Saturday and after a day of moving in the rain we decided that it would be nice to check in on Saturday instead so we could take advantage of the hot tub after a long wet day of moving. I called about an hour before check in on Saturday and they even had the room that I had reserved for Sunday available which was a plus. We were there for a few days but it was nice to be able to come back to the room after work and relax. Since, we are both smokers it was nice that they still offer smoking rooms as most hotels in Ames have gotten rid of their smoking rooms. We stayed in a simple King room which was very comfortable. The beds in this place are probably the best in Ames too.Another great thing about this place is that because I booked in advanced for a 3 day stay we got a discounted rate on our room. The only downside to our whole stay was the fact that my boyfriends truck was parked in the parking lot on the last night of our stay and it looked like one of the other guests who was parked next to him had backed out and there was a huge scratch down the back of his truck and with no cameras in the parking lot there was no way of telling who had done it. Because his truck was rather old we only had minimum insurance on it so we have still not been able to afford to have it fixed.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BWUniversityPark, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on your recent stay with us. I'm glad to hear that we were able to provide you with a comfortable place to stay during your move and I hope that your comfortable stay helped ease your transition. Please give us a call if you ever have lodging needs in the future and I hope you are enjoying your new home. THANK YOU for staying with us!
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Galveston
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I booked the Best Western based on its top rating on trip advisor, and because the choices in Des Moines were limited and expensive because of the final weekend of the state fair.

I had a series of unfortunate events, and arrived late at night grateful for a chance to unwind and clear my head. Did some reading, had a great night's sleep, took a hot shower. Perfect!

No TV, no hassles...only to then walk into the breakfast area downstairs blasting both televisions -- on Fox News, no less -- at 7 o'clock Sunday morning.

An argumentative program was on with a high volume, making it hard to think. No conversations were going on over the din, as guests just watched the Fox & Friends crew and chewed. I asked the (very nice) breakfast lady if they couldn't change the channel, or at least lower the volume, but she just smiled (I don't know if she even heard me over the racket). It would have been too much of a hassle to lug all the breakfast items up the stairs and back to the room, so I tried sitting as far away from the TV, with my back to it.

So much care has been put into this facility that it is a shame I ended up leaving with my restful state marred. I would recommend having soft music playing in the background at an early hour, and that guests not be subjected to so much noise early in the day.

On the plus side: the hotel offers easy access off the highway, super-friendly night crew guys, clean (though not new) room with plenty of space, indoor pool and spa, and fresh blueberries at breakfast -- with plain yogurt, granola and Granny Smith apples in addition to the bacon, eggs and bagels. Healthy choices, which were much appreciated.

Please take the final step to create a restful area to eat the good food you're providing, and help us start off our day on the right foot.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BWUniversityPark, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, August 22, 2012
Thank you for staying with us during your visit to Ames and for taking the time to leave us feedback on TripAdvisor. I'm happy to hear that so many things went well for you but am sorry to hear that it was spoiled by a loud television in our public area. We will take this into consideration and be sure to monitor how loud other guests are turning up the public televisions in the future. Thank you again for staying with us and for the feedback and we hope that you will give us a call next time you are in Ames.
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Address: 2500 University Blvd., Ames, IA 50010
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Location: United States > Iowa > Ames
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Ames
#1 Business Hotel in Ames
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Choose this pet-friendly Ames, Iowa hotel located close to the Coldwater Golf Course, Iowa State University and the Ames Municipal Airport.Welcome to the BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites, a full-service hotel located just minutes away from the Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. This Ames hotel offers convenient access to the Iowa State Center, home to sporting events and concerts as well as the Iowa State University Research Park.The BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites offers 87 spaciously-appointed guest rooms and suites, each equipped with a refrigerator, cable satellite television and free high-speed Internet access. Guests will wake each morning to a complimentary full breakfast. This Iowa hotel also features an indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub, fitness center, 24 hour business center and meeting facilities. Pets are welcome!Guests staying at the BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites will be close to the Reiman Gardens, the Boone Scenic Valley Railroad and the North Grand Mall. Business travelers will appreciate the proximity to the Iowa Department of Transportation, the United States Department of Agriculture Disease Lab, 3M®, Sauer Danfoss and the Ag Information Center.For superior customer service and a convenient location in Ames, Iowa make a reservation today at the BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites! ... more   less 
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