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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel

City-center Ames hotel with 24-hour fitness

  • Free on-the-go breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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NZ$172

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8.4.Very good.
  • Our interaction with front desk staff and general manager was delightful.

    Feb 18, 2021

  • Beds uncomfortable, comforters not warm enough, broken outlet cover in room

    Jan 29, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Clean Promise (IHG) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
Convenient
Easy parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 75 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

For families

  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels

What’s around

  • Heart of Ames
  • Main Street Cultural District - 39 min walk
  • Octagon Center for the Arts - 45 min walk
  • Iowa State University - 5.3 mi / 8.6 km
  • Veenker Memorial Golf Course - 4.4 mi / 7 km
  • Stephens Auditorium - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday:
  • Fitness facility
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant

The following facilities are closed on Friday and Saturday:
  • Fitness facility
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Room, Non Smoking
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (LEISURE)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Location

  • Heart of Ames
  • Main Street Cultural District - 39 min walk
  • Octagon Center for the Arts - 45 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Heart of Ames
  • Main Street Cultural District - 39 min walk
  • Octagon Center for the Arts - 45 min walk
  • Iowa State University - 5.3 mi / 8.6 km
  • Veenker Memorial Golf Course - 4.4 mi / 7 km
  • Stephens Auditorium - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • Brunnier Art Museum - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
  • Farm House Museum - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km
  • Jack Trice Stadium - 5.8 mi / 9.3 km
  • Reiman Gardens - 5.8 mi / 9.3 km
  • Hilton Coliseum - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km

Getting around

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 75 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • 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.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Golfing nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • One meeting room

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

Accessibility

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Grab bar - in shower
  • Roll-in shower
  • Transfer shower

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Small print

Also known as

  • Ames Holiday Inn Express
  • Holiday Inn Express Suites Ames
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel Ames
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  • Express & Suites Ames, An Ihg

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 20.0 per stay

Policies

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.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, and window guards on site.

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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG).

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

  • Yes, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel 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.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Pizza Ranch (5-min walk), El Azteca (2.3 mi), and Grove Cafe (2.6 mi).
  • Maintain your daily exercise routine at the 24-hour gym.
8.4.Very good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It had a Cabin Coffee right across the street and it was close to the highway.

    1 night business trip, Jan 3, 2021

    Verified CheapTickets guest review

  • 8.0.Very good

    Very clean facility and well maintained. The service was excellent.

    KevinS, 1 night family trip, Nov 24, 2020

    Verified Travelocity guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    very clean and neat, easy access of interstate 35, lots of nearby eating establishments

    Chad, 2 night trip, Sep 11, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 2.0.Poor

    A storm blew in and I realize it was extremely bad. However the hotel had no electricity, etc. We realized after going to the car just to cool down, there weren’t even emergency lights in the halls. The windows wouldn’t open to let in cool air. It was a horrible experience. The manager was told about the lights and my husband expressed how it’s against code. She didn’t give him any response. We weren’t compensated for our stay or offered any type of discount. We couldn’t leave to find another place to stay because there were power lines down. However the next day we left and found a hotel with electric.

    Chris P, 3 night family trip, Aug 8, 2020

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 4.0.Fair

    The overall stay was nice wanted to use the pool but due to covid that didnt happen did see that there was a sign said no breakfest buffet but will be able to go to the fry desk to get breakfest. When i asked what was on the menu like bacon eggs pancakes waffles i was told granola bar or a piece of fruit. That is not at all what was expected.i brought 2 families to this location and feel for what i was charged and the things that were taken away from my visit do not add up. I would like a credit for this major inconvience.

    Bri.McErlean, 1 night trip with friends, Aug 2, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 4.0.Fair

    Not happy the pool wasn’t available, not happy the continental breakfast wasn’t available! But my cost didn’t go down! Plus the bed were hard as a rock!

    2 night family trip, Jul 24, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Things went well nice place. Wish the pool could open

    1 night family trip, Jun 19, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 8.0.Very good

    I’d book it again

    Easy check in/out, good hot (mmmm bacon) breakfast, clean room, friendly staff!

    Christine, 1 night family trip, Feb 14, 2020

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 4.0.Fair

    Weather did not allow us to travel safely and we were not allowed to cancel we were told we could not get a refund because it was the same day wish I could have predicted the weather will not utilize this service again

    1 night trip, Jan 22, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wow 5 star

    As always, Holiday Inn Express in Ames is fantastic. Great beds, firm & soft pillows are a huge plus, yummy breakfast, pool & the fitness center are awesome.

    David K, 2 night trip, Oct 21, 2019

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

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