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Red Roof Inn Ames

#8 of 20 Hotels in Ames
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1400 S Dayton Place, Ames, IA 50010 (Formerly Hampton Inn Ames)
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice stay. Clean room.My children enjoyed the pool. Didnt have a chance to eat breakfast so cant comment on that. Sheila did a wonderful job checking us in and out. Close to interstate and restaurants.

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Thank iowaem
RedRoofAmesMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review

Dear Guest We are certainly happy to hear that we provided a space that allowed you to have a great time at the Red Roof Inn. From the clean rooms and the kids enjoying the pool, I am sorry that you did not have the chance to eat our wonderful hot breakfast. Sheila will be so excited to hear your... More 

Las Vegas
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Red Roof Inn was a great spot to stay! We enjoyed the room. Simple, but perfect. The staff was very nice and accommodating.The breakfast was hot and delicious. I would definitely return to this hotel when I am in the area.

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Thank Barbara S
RedRoofAmesMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review

Dear Guest We sincerely thank you for our 5-star rating at our hotel! My entire staff will be so excited to hear your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!! Thank you again! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived and the room we had did not meet my wife's needs with her Parkinson. Shela (receptionist) went out of her way to move us a room that would make our stay enjoyable and comfortable!! The original room did not have a handicapped tub rails for assisting getting in and out. She went with us to show and make... More 

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Thank clearlake55319
RedRoofAmesMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for our 4-star rating and we look forward to welcoming you again at our hotel on your upcoming visits to Ames. We are so glad that we will be your hotel of choice when in the area. We love hearing you say that our "staff goes out her way to help our guests." Thank... More 

RICE LAKE
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45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We landed at the Red Roof Inn through a booking on Hotwire. The first room that they gave us was I believe set up for a Single Handicap person, single bed. There was no way that two of us were going to get any sleep in that small bed. Thankfully they were able to move us to a room with... More 

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Thank John P
RedRoofAmesMgmt, Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Ames, IA Red Roof. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please accept my sincerest apologies. At Red Roof, we strive to provide every customer with superior service; therefore your feedback is very important to us. I want you to... More 

Rogers, Arkansas
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Nice hotel, older building of what use to be a Hampton inn. Stayed 4 nights and my only complaint is not having a fridge or microwave in the double rooms. They are only in single rooms. Very nice staff and great breakfast. There are several hotels to choose from nearby but recommend this one for anyone on a budget. The... More 

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Thank razorback04
RedRoofAmesMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review

Dear Guest I appreciate your comments regarding your recent stay at the Ames, IA Red Roof. We always enjoy hearing about the positive experiences our guests have at our hotels. I will make sure to share your comments with the rest of our team. Positive guest feedback, like yours, is always an encouragement to all of our staff as we... More 

Duluth, Minnesota
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40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Very spacious, quiet rooms. This property is in transition from its former life as a Hampton Inn to its future as a Red Roof Inn and may need a little sprucing up cosmetically, but this is a very good value for the price which includes breakfast and pool/fitness center access. The staff are great, very helpful and friendly. We will... More 

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Thank ZenithCityFoodie
RedRoofAmesMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review

Dear Guest I appreciate your comments regarding your recent stay at the Ames, IA Red Roof. We always enjoy hearing about the positive experiences our guests have at our hotels. I will make sure to share your comments with the rest of our team. Positive guest feedback, like yours, is always an encouragement to all of our staff as we... More 

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78 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

This used to be a Hampton Inn. Just recently changed to a Red Roof Inn. The Rooms were clean and Staff friendly. The Breakfast very limited in selection. We did not use the Pool. The North wall on outside of the building is in desperate need of repair bit and appears damaged. Price was a little high for what is... More 

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Thank Krdrury
RedRoofAmesMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Ames, IA Red Roof. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please accept my sincerest apologies. At Red Roof, we strive to provide every customer with superior service; therefore your feedback is very important to us. I want you to... More 

Iowa
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Our stay at the Red Roof Inn was perfect! Check in was smooth and hassle free, even checking in early. The pool area was clean, and well stocked with towels. The rooms were very quiet! I would have never known the hotel was booked! Our family agreed the best part of the stay was breakfast, they had a full hot... More 

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Thank DisneymomIowa
RedRoofAmesMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to complete our guest survey. I appreciate your comments regarding your recent stay at the Ames, IA Red Roof. I will make sure to share your comments with the rest of our team. Feedback from our guests is always welcome as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. On... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

BELIEVE THE REVIEWS - I was very, VERY impressed! I would highly recommend! Nothing fancy but, very clean and the staff was extremely friendly. They also put thought behind their guests needs. Amenities I don't normally see at other hotels. If you need a place to stay - Red Roof Inn Ames IA is the place to stay! Good job... More 

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Thank SHerlien
RedRoofAmesMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review

Thank you for your review about our Red Roof Inn We are glad you enjoyed your time with us We loved having you here. Great service,very clean and extremely friendly staff are awesome words our team LOVES to hear about our guest's experience! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Very upsetting that this pleasant property decided to gouge Odyssey of the Mind competitors and their families. Ordinary rate is nearly 3 times less than the $208 per night I paid to stay here. Terrific location. Nice breakfast and very pleasant staff made it a nice stay but nowhere near a good value.

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Thank Stephanie C
RedRoofAmesMgmt, Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Ames, IA Red Roof. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please accept my sincerest apologies. At Red Roof, we strive to provide every customer with superior service; therefore your feedback is very important to us. I want you to... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Red Roof Inn Ames, Iowa home to Iowa State University. Located just off of US-30 our hotel provides easy access to all of Ames attractions whether you are traveling for business or pleasure. Nearby businesses include Syngenta Seeds, Amcore Rigid Plastics, Barilla America Inc, Monsanto Co., USDA, Danfoss and Danaher Oil. Our hotel is also close to Pfizer, Workiva, DuPont, John Deere, Dow Chemical and the Mary Greeley Medical Center. Not traveling for business? Not a problem. Our guests enjoy events at the Jack Trice Stadium, Hilton Coliseum, and the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & James H. Andrew Railroad Museum. Start your stay off right with a complimentary continental breakfast (6am-9am) and coffeehouse style coffee and tea in the lobby, then get your workout in, in our fitness center or indoor pool. Traveling for business? Take advantage of our business center or host your next meeting in our conference room. The Red Roof Inn Ames offers guests comfortable, pet-friendly, family friendly rooms equipped with free WiFi, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, in-room coffee and a desk. Select rooms will also offer a microwave & refrigerator. A coin laundry is also available for your convenience. One well-behaved family pet is welcome. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Red Roof Inn Ames

Address: 1400 S Dayton Place, Ames, IA 50010 (Formerly Hampton Inn Ames)
Location: United States > Iowa > Ames
Price Range: $86 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Red Roof Inn Ames 2.5*
Number of rooms: 77
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Also Known As:
Hampton Inn Ames
Ames Hampton Inn
Red Roof Inn Ames Iowa
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Ames
#2 Best Value Hotel in Ames
#7 Business Hotel in Ames
#8 Family Hotel in Ames
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