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“Older, But Good” 4 of 5 stars
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Hampton Inn Ames
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1400 S. Dayton Place, Ames, IA 50010   |  
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N.W. Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Older, But Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

It was nice to get here after a bit of tough driving conditions. We had an easy check-in and were told there would be a manager's reception about 5:30. When we went to check it out, it was soup, but a type that neither of us liked. Luckily, we hadn't planned on it, so had eaten an early dinner. The room was average and well maintained. It is easy to find and not far from the main part of Ames, just off the freeway. There was a fridge in the room, but no mic. We would stay here again. The breakfast had the usual Hampton offerings.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

The hotel was very clean like all Hampton Inns. We were checked in within 3 minutes of arrival. The room had exactly what we required. Checkout was quick and easy. We will stay here again if we are in the area.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Marshalltown, Iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We stayed one night and checked into #212 with 2 comfy double beds and updated bathroom (but no fridge). The toilet constantly ran so we were moved to #210. The kids were swimming at 9:30pm (no whirlpool) and my daughter said the toilet WAS OVERFLOWING ONTO THE FLOOR! I ran up and stopped the water (twisted the "float"), trudging thru WATER EVERYWHERE! We were switched to #205. When I showered in the morning, the water wasn't draining in the tub! The staff was very friendly, but no maintenance person working. The complimentary breakfast was EXCELLENT. Fresh steel-cut oatmeal with chopped walnuts, plump raisins, and "raw" brown sugar as toppings, waffle iron waffles, fresh fruit medley, cereal, etc.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lakeville, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Great hotel for the price. We did not arrive until 10pm. I booked it on-line and my check-in took 2 minutes! Breakfast in the morning was as promised. We received directions to Iowa State from the front desk and checkout was quick and easy.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

In most cases, I can always count on Hampton Inns to have similar quality across the board when it comes to their rooms. This Hampton meets all the standards. A few of the things that disappointed me - only 2 sets of towels in the room, whereas I normally am used to having 4 available. The desk is right beside the heat/ac - which when you're there on business can be pretty annoying after it cranks up on you constantly every 15 minutes or so with warm or not so warm air.

The staff was very friendly and got me checked in quickly. Honestly, my stay is not over until a day from now, but it's been a great one so far.

My main complaint is with the television. ****this is more of a general gripe about hotels, but it applies to this property**** Yes, it is a nice big flat screen, but all the inputs are locked. It's fine if you want me to only be able to watch your pay per view movies and use your integrated Nintendo Gamecube (for real???), but don't have nice LCD TVs in a room with lots of inputs if you don't want to frustrate people, particularly business people, who wouldn't mind being able to connect their laptops up to a nice big 40"+ screen for doing work on, or the occasional netflix stream.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Merrillville, Indiana
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

This Hampton is currently being remodeled to have the new look of the more recently-built locations. The front desk service was invariably friendly and courteous (greeted us with a smile every time we returned from an outing), the outside noise minimal, and the breakfast typical of the Hampton chain. The location is great--close to the Interstate without the noise, close to Iowa State without the traffic, etc. Our bed was comfortable, the bathroom and linens were clean, the furniture was dusted, and there was a nice note on the bedside table from the lady who had prepared our room for us. This is a great choice for a few nights' stay; we'll be back!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auburn, Alabama
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We stayed here for an Iowa State football game weekend. It's extremely close to the stadium (less than two miles) and easy to access from I-35. It was undergoing renovations to the lobby area and the breakfast area was in a temporary location. It's an older Hampton Inn but the rooms were clean. Fairly quiet. The Fairfield Inn nearby looked much newer and more modern. I'd try there if we were to travel to Ames again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HamptonAmesMgmt, General Manager at Hampton Inn Ames, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us. We appreciate your feedback, we are sorry that our renovation caused a disruption in your stay. Hopefully the next time you’re in the area you will see an improvement
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Additional Information about Hampton Inn Ames

Address: 1400 S. Dayton Place, 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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Ames
#3 Family Hotel in Ames
#7 Business Hotel in Ames
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn Ames 2.5*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether visiting for business or pleasure, in a single room or suite, you'll enjoy all of the extras our hotel has to offer. They're part of what makes staying at our Hampton a very special value. As a proud member of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands, you can earn Hilton HHonors hotel points for your stay. Hampton guests also enjoy a variety of free services including our On the House hot breakfast with delicious offerings, high-speed Internet access in all rooms, wireless Internet access in the lobby and meeting rooms, 24 hour coffee and tea in the lobby, local calls, and an in-room movie channel. Our friendly service and complimentary amenities are all backed by our 100% Hampton Guarantee. If you're not 100% satisfied, we don't expect you to pay. That's our promise and your guarantee. That's 100% Hampton. We Love Having You Here! ... more   less 
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