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Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Ames
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 17, 2011

We visited for two nights during our football weekend in the town. Very convenient off the freeway and within walking distance to the stadium - you cannot see the stadium but it is that close 10-15 minute walk. The actual campus is a short drive. The king room was comfortable, clean with a sofa and mini refrigerator and sink area. The breakfast was great with lots to chose from - cereal, rolls, waffles, etc. Staff very helpful and friendly. Hickory Park BBQ nice place to eat.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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BWUniversityPark, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2012

Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your visit to Ames. Your feedback is appreciated and We hope you enjoyed the football game and when you return to Ames please give us a call!

Tim

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Reviewed October 3, 2011

It's not as close to campus as it seems it would be with a name like "University Park," but it's one of the closest ones in town. The rooms are reasonably well appointed and have very nice beds...and these goofy clocks on the wall that have no hands (just a clock face). The customer service was exceptional, and I was greeted by professionals when I walked in. They can certainly expect to see me back there soon.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled on business
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BWUniversityPark, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We enjoy our proximity to Iowa State University and are glad you found this convenient. Please contact us when you need a place to stay in the future. Thanks.

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Reviewed June 9, 2011

My wife and I recently stayed one night while in Ames for our daughter's orientation to Iowa State University. Our room was spacious and clean including the bathroom. The bed was very comfortable along with the pillows. The TV was not a flat screen but the picture was crisp with many cable channels to view.The hot breakfast in the morning inlcuded eggs, make your own waffles. Cold cereal was also available. The front desk was fast and friendly and even did not ask for a credit card to have on file with the Expedia reservation. There is a business center and exercise room which we did not use. The location is great for a football game or campus visit. The Best Western is a simple, no frills hotel and highly recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 4, 2010

Stayed here last month. Nice place, easy to find and really decent. Gas station right next door.

Business center has computers that actually work, and work well. Nicely maintained computer room, too.

Breakfast was OK, not great. Breakfast area seemed to hold a lot of people at once.

Staff was very nice and were all about making sure your stay was to your satisfaction.

The temp of the rooms and motel in general is kept very cold. The A/C there REALLY works.

I would stay there again without hesitation.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 11, 2010

We stayed here while visiting Iowa State. The location is excellent, right down the road from the University. Our room overlooked the adjacent gas station, but was actually VERY quiet and with the comfy beds we slept well. Breakfast was standard fare. Room was clean, beds and pillows comfy and as I said, quiet. Overall, a good stay! Would recommend for ISU visits, it is a little closer than some of the other hotels off Duff(which is a busy main drag).

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 12, 2010

The rooms had plenty of space. Breakfast is served in the large lobby area, and they let us use the area in the evening for a pizza party. This was really nice, since no other hotel we had been to could offer us a space to eat. The pool isn't large, but it is shallow. The kids had a great time. There were a few tables, but not a lot of space to hang out, however the parents made do.
There was no elevator. Our room was the farthest from the pool as it could get. The rooms were fine. Very 'Best Western'ish. It was located within view of the highway, but was very nice and quiet.
Breakfast included make your own waffles and yogurt with blueberries, as well as the usual cereal, toast etc.
We'll probably stay again if in Ames. It is close to the university and the hockey rink.

  • Stayed: February 2010
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Reviewed February 23, 2010

Our family group had two rooms for our trip to an Iowa State basketball room. Two relatives stayed in a regular room, and I paid only a few bucks more for a suite to share with my two sons.

Rooms were average, but clean and well appointed. Hotel appears to have been updated in the last few years. Lots of channels on the TV. My sons liked the pool. There are not many tables in the breakfast area, but that didn't seem to be a problem during our visit.

There were a few minor drawbacks. Our rooms were not ready upon our arrival, so we couldn't check in until after the game. Even by the low standards of pull-out couches, the pull-out couch in our suite was a very uncomfortable bed.

There are certainly cheaper hotels in Ames, but this offers a good value for your money. We recommend it.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with family
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BWUniversityPark, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2013

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. We're glad you found our location to the university convenient and I hope you had fun at the football game. Please contact us when you come to Ames in the future!

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Additional Information about Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites

Address: 2500 University Blvd., Ames, IA 50010-8621
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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 Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Ames
#3 Business Hotel in Ames
Price Range: $116 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Choose this pet-friendly Ames, Iowa hotel located close to the Coldwater Golf Course, Iowa State University and the Ames Municipal Airport.Welcome to the BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites, a full-service hotel located just minutes away from the Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. This Ames hotel offers convenient access to the Iowa State Center, home to sporting events and concerts as well as the Iowa State University Research Park.The BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites offers 87 spaciously-appointed guest rooms and suites, each equipped with a refrigerator, cable satellite television and free high-speed Internet access. Guests will wake each morning to a complimentary full breakfast. This Iowa hotel also features an indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub, fitness center, 24 hour business center and meeting facilities. Pets are welcome!Guests staying at the BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites will be close to the Reiman Gardens, the Boone Scenic Valley Railroad and the North Grand Mall. Business travelers will appreciate the proximity to the Iowa Department of Transportation, the United States Department of Agriculture Disease Lab, 3M®, Sauer Danfoss and the Ag Information Center.For superior customer service and a convenient location in Ames, Iowa make a reservation today at the BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites! ... more   less 
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