We stayed in a king suite. The room was quite large with a small kitchenette, pull out couch, and sitting area. The bathroom was spacious as well. The bed was comfortable. The manager who checked me in was very pleasant and accommodating. There was a free breakfast with the usual offerings. Also, free wi-fi with a good signal.
I have two relatively minor complaints. 1) there was a cigarette smoke smell near the elevator and in the hallway outside of our room. I called the front desk and was told there were smoking rooms near ours. 2) the coffee was not good. I am mildly annoyed when after spending nearly $200 for a room, I have to get in the car and drive to a Starbucks to get a good cup of coffee.
For a hotel in this class , I thought the price was a little high. But overall this is a very nice hotel. I would stay here again. Next time I will ask to be far away from any smoking rooms and I will bring my own coffee.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites of Ames, Iowa. The hotel is conveniently located in Ames, off I-35 at exit 113 on 13th Street. We are minutes away from many local attractions, including Iowa State University, Jack Trice Stadium, Cy Stephens Auditorium, NorthGrand Mall and downtown Ames. Several corporate and government offices are also nearby, such as USDA, NVSL, National Farmers Organization, Sauer-Danfoss, Hach Chemical, Barilla, Ball Co. and 3M. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel was designed with keeping comfort in mind by providing spacious guest rooms and amenities to make travel less stressful. Here, we offer recently renovated guestrooms and public areas with contemporary decor and tons of great amenities, such as an indoor heated pool, a modern well equipped Fitness Center and a new Sundry shop stocked with snacks and toiletries. We also feature the complimentary Express Start breakfast bar. All rooms offer free high-speed Internet & refrigerator/microwave. The hotel features suites offering all the same amenities as our standard rooms plus a separate parlor area. Whether it's for business or pleasure, you can enjoy peace of mind at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ames. The Holiday Inn Express Ames is conveniently located within walking distance to Sauer DanFoss, 3M, and the USDA. There are also restaurants and bars within a few minutes walk! Comfort, convenience, and warm hospitality are all located in Ames - it happens at the Holiday Inn Express Ames. ... more less
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