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Red Roof Inn Ames
Ranked #9 of 20 Hotels in Ames
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Nebraska
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52 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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“Average”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

This is a VERY dated Hampton Inn. Don't get me wrong, you receive your typical amenities (breakfast, wi-fi, etc...), but I still wasn't impressed. I think part of my 2 star rating is simply because of the location.....Ames, IA. The staff clearly have not worked in a "real city" hotel. Everything moves at their slow pace. They aren't doing anything wrong, but when a traveler like myself is in New York City every other week, I tend to grow a little impatient when I am in a small town like Ames. The rooms are dated and tired. I don't think this franchise has any plans to renovate until Hilton threatens to pull their flag.

With that being said, I will stay here the next time I am in Ames. I don't want to completely steer travelers away from this hotel because the staff is friendly, the beds are comfortable, the wi-fi works, the breakfast is good (typical Hampton breakfast), etc... I just don't want travelers thinking they are going to get a "5 diamond" experience while staying here. And that is just because of the location...middle of nowhere...i.e. Ames, IA.

Room Tip: The hallways are long and there is only 1 elevator (to my knowledge). You may want to ask for a room...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The hotel was ok. Housekeeping was poor. The room was not properly cleaned and the beds were not made. We stayed here because there were no rooms in Des Moines with two beds. There was not always someone at the desk.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Close to Iowa State University and Ames. Good number of restaurants in the area: I particularly liked Pizza Ranch and Hickory Park for their authenticity. The nearby Azteca Mexican place, however, is not remembered so fondly.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Eau claire WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Very nice place to stay! The outside looks alittle outdated but they are in the process of re-doing the outside. Everything inside is clean and fresh! Rooms are very quiet ..... when we were there they was a girls basketball tournament in town so was worried about giggling girls running through the halls late at night but did not hear a thing! The breakfast was great .... omlets, sausage patties, home fried potatoes, waffles, HOT OATMEAL (first time I have ever seen that in a motel) and plenty of fresh fruit and bagels/muffins.pastries. Am planning on staying there next week on the return trip to home .... so I guess you can say I liked it and will return!

Room Tip: I always request a upper floor room to try to avoid noise of people above but I think all rooms ther...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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odessa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Overall experience was satisfactory in all areas. Convenient location for Iowa State camp. Room available prior to stated check in time which was nice. Didn't spend much time in room other than to sleep. Cool and quiet environment. Nice television with HBO and wifi in room. Double beds seem really small especially if we would have been traveling with all four in our family however they were comfortable with good pillows. Breakfast was fine, standard selection. Nice decor in loby.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Our stay was for just one night, but was quite enjoyable. Unfortunately we arrive late at night and left again right after breakfast. If only there was a Hampton Inn in Nevada, IA, so that we dont have to drive to Ames. We will be back.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Council Bluffs, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

The hotel looks nice, and for the most part everything is cleaned pretty thoroughly. The beds are soft and plush and have a wonderful down blanket accompanying them and you can also adjust the temperatures of your room pretty accurately, it's always nice when those are updated.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars
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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
#2 Best Value 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-9am) 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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Also Known As:
Hampton Inn Ames
Ames Hampton Inn
Red Roof Inn Ames Iowa

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