We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Iowa House Historic Inn- In campustown

Save
Share
405 Hayward Ave, Ames, IA 50014-7300
Lowest prices for your stay
Booking.com
$117
View deal
Reserve now, pay at stay
Priceline
Only 1 left at
$130
View deal
Expedia.com
Only 1 left at
$114
View deal
Travelocity$114
Hotels.com$114
Agoda.com$117
View all 15 deals
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveler (57)
Room & Suite (22)
Dining (10)
Travel safe during COVID-19
Visit our Travel Safe hub to see how we're helping you make more informed travel decisions during COVID-19.
What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Read more
Updated 09/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Iowa House Historic Inn- In campustown
Updated 09/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Ames
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.6
Value
4.6
GreenLeaders Silver level
Situated in the "Campustown" area of Ames, the Iowa House is just three blocks south of the central campus of Iowa State University. Built in 1924 as the Delta Chi Fraternity House, it was transformed by a massive 2008 renovation into a 15-room hotel meeting current health/safety standards and providing state-of-the-art amenities, spacious private baths, whirlpool tub and shower combinations, flat-screen TVs and complimentary high-speed internet. Included Iowa Country breakfast is served daily in the colorful dining room. Iowa House is popular for weekend getaways; ISU Parent visits; wedding groups; sorority, fraternity and family reunions; business meetings and small certification classes.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Photo copier / fax In business center
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Parking
Wifi
Snack bar
Shared lounge / TV area
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Show more
Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Hindi
227Reviews5Q+A81Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 167
  • 42
  • 11
  • 3
  • 4
Time of year
Traveler type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
Scully wrote a review Mar 2022
Little Rock, Arkansas5 contributions1 helpful vote
Perfect location. Quaint setting with wonderful guests and great amenities. It was a little noisy, especially near the stairway, but that's expected given the age of the building. We plan to return with a few other couples to make it a "thing".
Read more
Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from ravinder singh, Owner at Iowa House Historic Inn- In campustown
Responded Mar 3, 2022
Thank you for your feedback! We hope to see you again soon!
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Jennifer F wrote a review Jan 2022
1 contribution
This is a quaint and convenient place to stay. -Clean room, comfy beds, wonderful hot breakfast and super friendly proprietors. It was our first visit, and we will be staying at Iowa House again! It is a beautiful, historic site.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2022
Rooms
Cleanliness
Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from ravinder singh, Owner at Iowa House Historic Inn- In campustown
Responded Mar 3, 2022
Thank you for your feedback! We hope to see you again soon!
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
N611VMandread wrote a review Nov 2021
Tucson, United States21 contributions6 helpful votes
Charming décor, immaculately clean, great breakfast, near restaurants, right by Iowa State, complimentary snacks available 24/7, and contactless entry available. Duplex room was available. No elevator that I saw, though, so if you would like a third-floor room, be prepared for stairs. (There are first-floor rooms available, though). Would stay here again
Read more
Date of stay: November 2021
Value
Service
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Take a first floor room if you do not want to walk up stairs (I did not see an elevator in the...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from ravinder singh, Owner at Iowa House Historic Inn- In campustown
Responded Mar 3, 2022
Thank you for your feedback! We hope to see you again soon!
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
darylmonge wrote a review Aug 2021
Naperville, Illinois8 contributions
We stayed at the Iowa Inn for three nights. The host and staff were fabulous, friendly, and provided fantastic service. The building is in perfect condition and the facilities and room excellent and comfortable. The rooms are so nice as to make you feel like you never left home. The first floor common room is elegant and very comfortable to reading, talking, or just relaxing. Breakfast was made to order, simple and delicious, and delivered quickly. The dining area was clean and comfortable. Location is great. We were not there for the University however but the property is easily accessible with ample parking. There are sitting areas outside as well to enjoy the day or evening. In summary, our stay was fantastic and we highly recommend the Iowa Inn.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2021
Value
Service
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: West side rooms face away from the street but faces athletic fields. Avoid third floor rooms if...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from ravinder singh, Owner at Iowa House Historic Inn- In campustown
Responded Mar 3, 2022
Thank you for your feedback! We hope to see you again soon!
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
ginnyfromkansas wrote a review Jul 2021
Kansas182 contributions128 helpful votes
This bed and breakfast was a beautifully restored older home. The rooms were large and tastefully decorated. The breakfast was wonderful with plenty of food and excellent service. would definitely stay there again and recommend it to anyone staying in the area.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2021
Value
Service
Sleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from ravinder singh, Owner at Iowa House Historic Inn- In campustown
Responded Jul 11, 2021
Thank you for your feedback! We hope to see you again soon!
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Michelle H wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution
I will only stay here when I come back to Ames! Quaint, clean, comfortable with a great location. I will recommend this place to everyone! Friendly staff, homey feel, great breakfast, within walking distance to campus.
Read more
Date of stay: May 2021
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from ravinder singh, Owner at Iowa House Historic Inn- In campustown
Responded May 13, 2021
Thanks for the great review! We look forward to your next stay!
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
rjc wrote a review Apr 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
OMG,OMG,OMG!!!!!!! I cannot say enough good things about this place. It was very private, very clean, and had everything you could possibly want in a room. 1000% better than any hotel I have ever been in. 1000% better than any B&B I have ever been in. First class all the way!!! They had snacks, they had rooms you could meet your friends in and talk. Huge fireplace, the place was decorated so nice. It looked like it was professionally decorated. I absolutely loved it. I am stunned over the customer service this place provides. Loved,loved,loved staying here.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2021
Rooms
Cleanliness
Service
Room Tip: All rooms were wonderful!!! Doesn't matter what room you get, your in for a treat!!
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from ravinder singh, Owner at Iowa House Historic Inn- In campustown
Responded Apr 28, 2021
Thank you for the wonderful review! We hope to see you again soon!
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Brenda U wrote a review Mar 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
This is our favorite place to stay in Ames. It is clean and quiet and more homey than a hotel. They have snacks and coffee and water for you at all hours and the hot breakfast is also very good. We highly recommend this place!
Read more
Date of stay: March 2021
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from ravinder singh, Owner at Iowa House Historic Inn- In campustown
Responded Mar 25, 2021
Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again soon!
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Mary S wrote a review Feb 2021
Clive, Iowa8 contributions3 helpful votes
If you don't want a typical hotel feel, this is the place for you. Rooms are all beautifully decorated in a homey feel with quilts and each different than each other. Very warm feel during this bitterly cold Iowa winter this year. Staff is great at not being seen so we feel like we are in our own home sitting around the fireplace with friends. Easy walking distance to campus, great coffee shop and local style restaurants in campustown. NOW is the time to have a weekend away as during pandemic, there are openings.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2021
Rooms
Location
Service
Room Tip: Rooms have diff sizes of microwave & frig. One w/ small freezer separate from frig. ...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from ravinder singh, Owner at Iowa House Historic Inn- In campustown
Responded Apr 28, 2021
Thank you for the great feedback! We hope to see you again soon!
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Angela C wrote a review Jan 2021
8 contributions
The snow was falling outside, but the stay was warm, friendly and a delight. It was a trip to move a kiddo back into a dorm, and the convenience of a place to stay just down the street was perfect. Andrea was helpful, a fabulous cook and everything was easy, clean and comfortable.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2021
Location
Cleanliness
Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from ravinder singh, Owner at Iowa House Historic Inn- In campustown
Responded Feb 11, 2021
Thank you for the great review! We hope you come again soon!
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Previous
123456
PRICE RANGE
$129 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesIowaAmes
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Iowa House Historic Inn- In campustown
Which popular attractions are close to Iowa House Historic Inn- In campustown?
Nearby attractions include Iowa State University (0.4 miles), Stephens Auditorium (0.7 miles), and Textile and Clothing Museum (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Iowa House Historic Inn- In campustown?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Iowa House Historic Inn- In campustown?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Iowa House Historic Inn- In campustown?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Iowa House Historic Inn- In campustown?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Iowa House Historic Inn- In campustown?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Beaudelaire, Bar la Tosca, and Stomping Grounds.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Iowa House Historic Inn- In campustown?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Iowa House Historic Inn- In campustown?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Farm House Museum (0.7 miles).
Is Iowa House Historic Inn- In campustown accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.