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“Average hotel”
Review of AmericInn Ames

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AmericInn Ames
Ranked #9 of 20 Hotels in Ames
Certificate of Excellence
Pordenone, Italy
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75 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Average hotel”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I stay here 3 weeks for work. Taking in consideration all the points,hotel is ok for the price that they ask. Some bad points: staff is not so friendly, ther's an "old" smell in the room and two times my sheets was not so clean, internet connection doesn't work all the day and when work was too slow(I called reception a lot of time for that reason but they never fhe problem)ix t. Some good points: position is good, parking is big, there's a nice swimming pool with jacuzzi.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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AmericInnAmes, Manager at AmericInn Ames, responded to this review, July 12, 2014
Dear Ramon,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We want to let you know that this hotel has new management, and, along with that, we have been undergoing many changes and updates. We feel that our new staff is super friendly and helpful, and that we have many amenities that make our guests feel right at home!

Please consider giving us another try when you are next in Ames!

Thanks!
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Windsor Heights
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Stayed in Room 132 and woke up the next morning to find bed bugs!! Took some in an envelope up to the front desk girl -- no manager was on site. But I guess she was made aware of the situation. I realize this can happen anywhere but don't want it happening to ME! Very very disgusting. We took precautions not to bring any home with us but if we discover that we did in fact bring some home with us, the Americinn in Ames WILL be hearing from us.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Laura P
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AmericInnAmes, Manager at AmericInn Ames, responded to this review, July 12, 2014
Dear Laura,

Please accept our sincere apologizies for the situation that took place during your stay with us. It would be horrifying for anyone to encounter such an issue, and it is embarrassing for any hotel to have this happen.

While this can happen at any hotel, we have recently come under new management and we take great care to inspect our rooms daily to avoid a situation like this one. Our housekeeping staff is thoroughly trained and they do an excellent job of keeping our rooms spotless.

While we may not be able to get you to come back and give us another try, we would like to at least extend the invitation to come and see the updates and wonderful changes that we have made at this hotel.

Again, apologizies.
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Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2012

We loved the great motel staff, young, bright, friendly, helpful.
Our room was a typical two queens. The mattresses seemed old and not very comfortable. While everything was clean, the fixtures, like faucets and such were worn and unsightly. The whole room looked like it had received no maintenance since it was built. The lobby was very nice.
Breakfast was mediocre, coffee not worth drinking. We used to enjoy Americinns but have been disappointed recently.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Gail G
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AmericInnAmes, Manager at AmericInn Ames, responded to this review, July 12, 2014
Dear Gail,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the AmericInn in Ames. I want to let you know that this hotel has been undergoing many changes and updates, including new mattresses, new bathroom areas, and a new breakfast menu. The lobby is being redecorated as well.

I think that you would be very satisfied with the changes we are making, and I hope that you will consider staying with us the next time you visit Ames!

Thanks!
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Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Hotel staff was very friendly, everything was clean, lots of amenities were offered. Swimming pool and hot tub room was large and clean, and it even included a pool table. Easy access to Iowa State University, avoiding the traffic after football games. Would definately stay here again!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank elpeters
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AmericInnAmes, Manager at AmericInn Ames, responded to this review, July 12, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful response to your stay with us! We are proud of our clean rooms, friendly staff and our convenient location. Please consider staying with us again when you are attending the next Iowa State football game!
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

Had a recent stay....Sunday July 16th, Monday July 17th. Checked out Tuesday July 18th. rooms 121 and 201.

I cant believe anyone would try to run a comfortable lodging experience with the air conditioning capability (or lack thereof) in the lobby and upper level hallway outside of 2nd story rooms. The air temps were very uncomfortable....and impacted the ability to keep the suite comfortable....ie the sofa area room of Room 201. Could not have anyone sleep in that room..had to run the air on full blast in other room (and freeze in that room) to make the other room even close to tolerable.

Additionallly, we had to wait 15 minutes to check in sunday eve the 16th...the sink in room had to have a plunger replaced...we had to ask for towels Monday afternoon......car was pinned in by buses in the parking lot tuesday AM so had to track them down to move their damn buses.....due to the mycogen seed corn event.

overall, not impressed with the stay and for good reason. careful not to trip on the sidewalk that is heaving up with cracks and uneven surface.

Room Tip: dont stay on the 2nd floor!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Randy K
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AmericInnAmes, Manager at AmericInn Ames, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Dear Randy,

We are so sorry that you had many issues with your past stay. This hotel has undergone many changes since that time, including new management and many upgrades in the rooms. Your past issues have hopefully been resolved and we would love to have you give us another try the next time you are in Ames.

Thanks!
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Barrington, il
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

Clean, comfortable, very nice. Clean, soft double sheets now take the place of those disgusting bedspreads. Very nice large pool and hot tub. Breakfast was fine. 8 minutes to ISU.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank Mom732
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AmericInnAmes, Manager at AmericInn Ames, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Thank you for your kind review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay, and that you made use of our wonderful pool and spa!
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2012

The king room was very nice and spacious. Double queens are typical. Breakfast is typical for this level of hotel. Maybe the Applebee's of hotels, right?

Room Tip: Away from parking lot is away from street but even on parking lot rooms were pretty quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank DanaD.
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AmericInnAmes, Manager at AmericInn Ames, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Dear Dana,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us. We have made many upgrades in the hotel, including our breakfast menu.
We hope that you will stay with again when you are in the area, and we look forward to seeing you in the future!

Thanks!
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Property: AmericInn Ames
Address: 2507 SE 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-6971
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Location: United States > Iowa > Ames
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Ames
#6 Business Hotel in Ames
#7 Family Hotel in Ames
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — AmericInn Ames 2.5*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to AmericInn Ames, Iowa the ideal place to stay whether traveling for business or pleasure. Our staff would love the opportunity to serve your lodging needs in our comfortable, conveniently located hotel in Ames, home of the Iowa State University Cyclones. We welcome every guest with a warm smile, great service, an inviting, indoor pool, free, hot, home-style AmericInn Perk breakfast and a quiet night’s sleep! Relax in our spacious lobby with cozy brick fireplace. We offer a variety of room types ranging from two-queen beds to a comfortable single king bed. We also have a variety of one or two room suites featuring a whirlpool and fireplace.The AmericInn Ames is conveniently located near all the attractions and excitement in the area and is sure to be the perfect fit for you and your family. ... more   less 
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