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1 room, 2 adults

Econo Lodge Ames

2-star2 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Free WiFi
  • Microwave
2600 Se 16th St, Ames, IA, 50010, United States of America

No-frills Ames hotel with indoor pool
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Free WiFi
    • Microwave
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • AmazingMay 2, 2021
  • The gentleman at the check in was very helpful and pleasant. My room was clean and…Apr 29, 2021

Econo Lodge Ames

from NZ$93
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Pet-Friendly)
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Pet Friendly)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking
  • Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

What’s around Econo Lodge Ames


  • Main Street Cultural District - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Octagon Center for the Arts - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Iowa State University - 5.5 mi / 8.9 km
  • Reiman Gardens - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km
  • Hilton Coliseum - 4 mi / 6.4 km
  • Jack Trice Stadium - 4 mi / 6.4 km
  • Stephens Auditorium - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • Brunnier Art Museum - 4.8 mi / 7.7 km

Getting around

  • Des Moines International Airport (DSM) - 43 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 85 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed*


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free onsite self parking

  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Payment types at the property

*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Econo Lodge Ames’s small print

Also known as

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The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Choice).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Cribs/Infant beds are available for an extra charge

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 15 per pet, per night

Service animals exempt from fees

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Econo Lodge Ames

  • Does Econo Lodge Ames offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Econo Lodge Ames does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Econo Lodge Ames?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Econo Lodge Ames?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
  • Is there a pool at Econo Lodge Ames?
    Yes, there's an indoor pool. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
  • Are pets allowed at Econo Lodge Ames?
    Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 15 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Econo Lodge Ames?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Econo Lodge Ames?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Fuji (2.1 mi), Pizza Ranch (2.1 mi), and Texas Roadhouse (2.4 mi).
  • What is there to do at Econo Lodge Ames and nearby?
    Econo Lodge Ames has an indoor pool.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.0 From 110 reviews

Very good 8.0
Limited everything
Pool wasnt working...minimum breakfast...garbage under beds. About an inch of water stayed in tub while showering.
Barbara, us1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Clean, worn, but OK
Typical motel. Room was clean, but show3d some wear. Bathroom ceiling had water stains and shower curtain was suspect. Shower drain was slow and would back up while taking a shower. Gentleman chexking me in was excellenty, but the you young man checking me out in the AM did not wear a mask during the pandemic.
Matthew, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Great staff!
The staff was welcoming and very accommodating. Unfortunately for us, the guests in the room across the hall from us were disruptive all night. I did call to complain and the staff did talk to the guests, but the guests continued. When I checked out, I spoke to the staff about the guests' behavior. The staff apologized, offered us a free stay and was kicking the disruptive guests out. Great staff!
Carol, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing, would be staying here again!
us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Excellent for the price
We brought our dog to visit and we picked this hotel because it's pet friendly and their price for pets to stay was the best in Ames. They put us in the pet friendly wing of the hotel and it was nice and very quiet. Room was clean and although the hotel itself is dated, everything outside our room was very clean and well kept. Water pressure is excellent and the bed was comfy. Breakfast was lacking, but couldn't be helped too much because of COVID. Would definitely stay here again.
Andrea, us2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
The night lady was extremely rude, but the day staff was welcoming. The place needs to be updated but overall it was clean. Also, please leave breakfast out a bit longer
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
I liked that carpet was replaced with laminated flooring.
Kelly, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Nice updates to the lobby and guest rooms. Good value for the price. We appreciate having a lower cost option when traveling. Service and amenities were excellent. Thank you! Tracy-South Dakota
Tracy, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
It's an older property but the included breakfast was quite nice and the water pressure in the shower was excellent. Couldn't beat the price either.
Denny, us1 night business trip

Econo Lodge Ames