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“Nice place to stay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA

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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Ames
Certificate of Excellence
South Elgin, Illinois
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30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We just stayed here on 8/20/2014, we were moving our son into his apartment at Iowa State University. The hotel is nice and clean, the room was comfortable and was perfect for the amount of time we actually spent in it. We are staying here again for Family Weekend and are looking forward to a nice comfortable stay. The front desk is efficient and it is not very far from the university. I am sure this will be our go to hotel for the next few years.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Debra P, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA, responded to this review, September 4, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your time at the hotel.

On behalf of our entire staff at Country Inns & Suites we thank you for your business and we hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to the area!


Sincerely,

Debra Pratt
General Manager
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were in town for a dance convention and booked a suite for 5 days. We had a large dining table and a kitchenette with a full-sized refrigerator so we didn't have to eat out all the time. Parents enjoyed the happy hour each evening and breakfast was good. Our group sat out on the front porch often. Nothing special about the pool but the kids liked it. Really good Mexican restaurant on the other side of the parking lot. Easy drive to get onto the campus. I thought it was a good value for this type of hotel.

Room Tip: We had a great view of a pond behind the hotel. One of our friends had a corner suite which is rea...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Debra P, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA, responded to this review, August 30, 2014
Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience. We are delighted to read that you enjoyedyour stay with us. We look forward to your next stay.

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Warm Regards,
Debra
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Marion, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Staff was efficient and friendly. Got us into a room even though we arrived early. Room was clean and everything functioned. Breakfast was standard fair and person on duty made sure everything was kept available. Enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Debra P, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA, responded to this review, August 16, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,
It is great to hear you had a great stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We hope to see you soon as your travel brings you back to Ames, Iowa.

Warm Regards,
Debra Pratt
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We came from out of state for the Iowa State Fair, and wanted to stay some where close to Des Moines, but something cheaper on the outskirts. I booked this hotel based on the reviews from TripAdvisor, and was very pleased that I did! The staff were so friendly, and the rooms/hallways/pool area/ breakfast area, let's just say the whole place was very clean and well taken care of. It is a older place, but very clean and comfy! I was very happy staying here!

Stayed August 2014
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Debra P, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA, responded to this review, August 16, 2014
Thank you for sharing your comments with us. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed you stay with us here at Country Inns & Suites. We look forward to your next stay.

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Guymon, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My family was traveling through the area due to moving my sister out of her college dorm room; one of the only hotels that will allow pets up to 50 lbs. Nice place to stay - room was quite large, has a in-room microwave & refrigerator. Beds were rather comfy - so many times hotels can be rather uncomfortable and you sleep terribly.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Debra P, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA, responded to this review, August 16, 2014
Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next stay.

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Cedar Rapids, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

very friendly staff, got us a roll a way bed and extra towels, etc... brought them up to the room personally. Nice people, easy in / out from the highway. Kids loved the free cookies, adults enjoyed the free coffee around the clock.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Debra P, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA, responded to this review, August 16, 2014
Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay at Country Inn & Suites of Ames. We look forward to your next stay.

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Debra
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We try to stay here each time we are visiting our kids at Iowa State University. Conveniently located off of Rt 35 and within minutes to Iowa State. Rooms are always clean, breakfast service is good, and the hotel has a work out room and pool. Wifi a plus. Would recommend if you are in the area.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Debra P, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed you stay with us. We look forward to your next stay.

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Debra
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Country Inn & Suites
Ames, IA
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Additional Information about Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA

Property: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA
Address: 2605 SE 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-6495
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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:
#4 Business Hotel in Ames
#5 Family Hotel in Ames
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA 2.5*
Number of rooms: 78
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