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“Dated Motel” 2 of 5 stars
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Super 8 Ames
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1418 S Dayton Rd, Ames, IA 50010-9660   |  
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Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in Ames
Hampshire, Illinois
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“Dated Motel”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We arrived in Ames at 10:30pm while all motels in the 30mile area were booked for 'Iowa Games' so we couldn't be choosy. The only two rooms available on the ground floor (handicap accessible) were 1(new carpet and the room smelled like adhesive fumes) and 2(carpets recently shampooed). We chose the latter as we thought the air conditioner would clear the air. How wrong we were. The air conditioner did not bring fresh air into the room nor did it cool very well, the toilet did not flush properly (took 3 times to flush plain water), the drains in the sink and shower were E-X-T-R-E-M-E-L-Y slow(4 inches of standing water), the back entrance of the hotel did not lock(BIG security issue here and the common area carpets were faded, worn and frayed. The breakfast area was a counter on the wall in the lobby. Bottom line, we left at 3:30am and asked for a refund(received $20 of a $100 charge). The night clerk asked where we would stay, I told him 'in my car, it will be more comfortable then this joint'. DON'T STAY HERE if you value your rest. Finally, as a member of the Wyndham chain, Wyndham should be embarrassed to have this building associated with them.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Des Moines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The room was clean and the bed comfortable. I was disappointed in the choices for the continental breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Monmouth, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We called ahead and were given good information from the person at the desk. The appearance of this Super 8 is much below what I would say is their average. Halls were dirty and unkept. The
room on first floor was less than acceptable. The parking lot had been recently blacktopped and our room had a distinct smell of chemicals. The clerk did readily give us another room and was very pleasant about it. I had enjoyed the great pillows of other Super 8's but this motel did not have any , just the hard flat ones. Breakfast was okay but not up to Super*8 standards.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ames, Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

My bridal party and I recently stayed in this hotel for my bachelorette party. I can truly say it is the dirtiest hotel we have ever stayed in. The carpets clearly had not been cleaned in some time (my feet were actually dirty from walking on them), the room smelled musty, and the bathroom wasn't very good.

A member of our bridal party spoke with the manager the night of our party and asked if a late checkout was possible. They were very accommodating and said it wouldn't be a problem. Apparently this message was not passed along to the housekeeping staff or the daytime manager. First the daytime manager entered the room at 11:00am (we were still getting ready) and we explained that we had spoken to someone previously. Then, two housekeepers came in and left immediately. After a couple minutes, they entered again, saying that checkout was 11:00am. We explained that we had just spoken with the manager and would be out around noon. The housekeepers just continued to stand in the room, staring at us.

I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. Honestly, it would have been worth the drive to stay in Story City or Ankeny instead of in this dump.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Super 8 Ames

Address: 1418 S Dayton Rd, Ames, IA 50010-9660
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Location: United States > Iowa > Ames
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in Ames
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Super 8 Ames 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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