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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Red Roof Inn Ames

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Red Roof Inn Ames
Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Ames
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“Very nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

Check-in was quick, people at front desk were very friendly and cooperative to needs. Continental breakfast covered everything from eggs, sausage, waffles, danish, yogurt and fruit. In the afternoon, cookies were put out for all guests.

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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

We chose this hotel after finding rooms unavailable for our stay at our preferred Country Inns and Suites based on the availability of in room fridge and microwave as well and the included breakfast. We got in late and the night clerk, while friendly and helpful, was not knowledgeable of the amenities in our room. Our room turned out to be perfect, aside from a slight glue odor from recent renovations.

A good night's sleep on a very comfortable bed and off for breakfast the next morning. The breakfast was beyond the standards we expected, and our hostess Lisa was truly amazing! She was the highlight of our stay and anticipated our needs before we knew what they were. She was very friendly and outgoing and made us truly feel at home. She is a HUGE asset to the company.

We would choose this hotel again as long as they have people like Lisa working there and can recommend this hotel to anyone.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

Normally, one can count on a Hampton property. At check in there were two people talking to each other and it took a couple of minutes for them to acknowledge that we were standing there wanting to check in. We finally were helped and told (with a pointed finger) "your room is down the hall that way."

We stopped to check the pool, it was extremely over chlorinated. The room was OK, very noisy heater, though. Bedding nice and I do like the note that they post on the headboard that the duvet is clean.

Next morning the breakfast was absolutely unacceptable. A third person was standing in front of the front desk talking loudly with two behind the desk. They were sharing personal stories that no one in the breakfast area was interested in hearing. The orange juice was water, the bananas were black, the oatmeal was empty, two paper plates were left. Fruit tray was empty. Made a piece of toast. After 20 minutes the person in front of the desk suddenly comes over to "check" the breakfast. She refilled the orange juice container, found some better bananas, brought out fruit. If that was her job, she obviously should have taken some action at the beginning of the breakfast rather than at that time.

Very disappointing for a Hampton Inn. Hope they get some better help soon.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Spring Valley, MN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

My son and I arrived in very difficult driving conditions. My husband made this reservation for us while we were driving and he was back home. (I called him to tell him I needed a room ASAP). This hotel is very near I35 with an easy access to it and US30.

Check in was easy and quick. The room was clean, the beds smelled fresh and the bathroom was spotless.

The beds were comfortable and the bathtub felt wonderful after a long day of driving.

The next day breakfast was very good and free. Check out was easy quick also. The staff was very friendly and helpful with driving directions.

We'd stay again if needed.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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N.W. Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

It was nice to get here after a bit of tough driving conditions. We had an easy check-in and were told there would be a manager's reception about 5:30. When we went to check it out, it was soup, but a type that neither of us liked. Luckily, we hadn't planned on it, so had eaten an early dinner. The room was average and well maintained. It is easy to find and not far from the main part of Ames, just off the freeway. There was a fridge in the room, but no mic. We would stay here again. The breakfast had the usual Hampton offerings.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

The hotel was very clean like all Hampton Inns. We were checked in within 3 minutes of arrival. The room had exactly what we required. Checkout was quick and easy. We will stay here again if we are in the area.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Marshalltown, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

We stayed one night and checked into #212 with 2 comfy double beds and updated bathroom (but no fridge). The toilet constantly ran so we were moved to #210. The kids were swimming at 9:30pm (no whirlpool) and my daughter said the toilet WAS OVERFLOWING ONTO THE FLOOR! I ran up and stopped the water (twisted the "float"), trudging thru WATER EVERYWHERE! We were switched to #205. When I showered in the morning, the water wasn't draining in the tub! The staff was very friendly, but no maintenance person working. The complimentary breakfast was EXCELLENT. Fresh steel-cut oatmeal with chopped walnuts, plump raisins, and "raw" brown sugar as toppings, waffle iron waffles, fresh fruit medley, cereal, etc.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Red Roof Inn Ames

Property: Red Roof Inn Ames
Address: 1400 S Dayton Pl, Ames, IA 50010-6436 (Formerly Hampton Inn Ames)
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:
#1 Green Hotel in Ames
#7 Business Hotel in Ames
#8 Family Hotel in Ames
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Red Roof Inn Ames 2.5*
Number of rooms: 77
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-10am) 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 
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