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Iowa House Historic Inn near Campus

3-star3 stars
405 Hayward Ave., Ames (and vicinity), IA, 50014, United States of America

3-star B&B, convenient to Iowa State University
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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  • This is a B&B in a retired but beautifully maintained Fraternity house 3 blocks from the…Mar 15, 2021
  • We really appreciated the close proximity to campus, the no contact check-in, and the…Feb 12, 2021

Iowa House Historic Inn near Campus

from NZ$142
  • Loft Suite, 1 Queen Bed (Suite 301)
  • Loft Suite, 1 King Bed (Suite 303)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Room 100)
  • Family Room, 2 Queen Beds (Room 101 & 102)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Room 201)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Room 202)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Room 203)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Room 204)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Room 205)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Room 206)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Room 302)
  • Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds (Room 304)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Room 306)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Room 101)

What’s around Iowa House Historic Inn near Campus


  • Iowa State University - 12 min walk
  • Farm House Museum - 16 min walk
  • Stephens Auditorium - 17 min walk
  • Iowa State Center - 19 min walk
  • Brunnier Art Museum - 19 min walk
  • Hilton Coliseum - 21 min walk
  • Reiman Gardens - 22 min walk
  • Jack Trice Stadium - 24 min walk

Getting around

  • Des Moines International Airport (DSM) - 48 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 13 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-8:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out
The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 325
  • Conference space size (meters) - 30
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in stairways
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 26-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping

Iowa House Historic Inn near Campus’s small print

Also known as

  • House Iowa
  • Iowa House Historic Inn near Campus Ames
  • Iowa House Historic Inn near Campus Bed & breakfast
  • Iowa House Historic Inn near Campus Bed & breakfast Ames
  • Iowa House Historic Campus
  • Iowa House Inn
  • Iowa House Hotel - Ames
  • Iowa House B&B
  • House B&B
  • Iowa House B&B Ames
  • Iowa House Ames


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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.

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

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. 

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • 7 percent tourism fee will be charged

Deposit: USD 50.00 per stay

  • A damage deposit of USD 50.0 will be collected before check-in.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 18.00 per night

Cribs/Infant beds are available for USD 10.00 per night

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 Iowa House Historic Inn near Campus

  • Does Iowa House Historic Inn near Campus offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Iowa House Historic Inn near Campus 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 Iowa House Historic Inn near Campus?
    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.
  • Is parking offered on site at Iowa House Historic Inn near Campus?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Iowa House Historic Inn near Campus?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Iowa House Historic Inn near Campus?
    You can check in from 3 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Iowa House Historic Inn near Campus?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Stomping Grounds (3-min walk), Pizza Pit (4-min walk), and Paddy's Irish Pub (5-min walk).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 124 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
The service was awesome, I felt just like home, everything very clean and nice!
us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay! Rooms were very well-kept and everything is in nearly new condition. The breakfast here is delicious too! Staff were friendly and helpful.
tw5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Outstanding service and beautiful accommodations in a very convenient location just a couple blocks from campus. I had a lovely stay.
Kathryn, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Ambria checked us in and was very kind and helpful. The entire facility was extremely clean and smelled amazing! The normal breakfast foods, snacks and fruits were available. Rested very comfortably and in the morning a gentleman named John provided us with a fresh cup of fruit while he cooked fresh eggs, ham and toast at no additional charge! What a bonus! Looking forward to returning someday...
Keith, us1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
We had a lovely stay. The staff was wonderful. They thought of every detail. Beds were comfy & breakfast was great. We would highly recommend it.
margaret, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful historic home with nice very comfortable, exactly as advertised!
Laurie, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Iowa House was great! Beautiful house right near campus. Clean and friendly staff. Will stay here again for sure.
Claudine, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Iowa House is my preferred place to stay when visiting Ames. Location is very convenient to campus, rooms are beautiful, it is quiet and comfy.
ChuckW., us1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Check in ruined it for me!!
The hotel itself was great, slightly rustic and more home like. There was a hot breakfast that was also really nice. Our experience with the staff checking in was not so great. There were multiple phone calls about payment and it was super frustration as we paid about a month earlier at the time of booking. I ended up sending the manager screenshots of our bank account showing the payment. There was no one there when we checked in or when we checked out. After we were home the manager called about a cot we used. I assumed that was comped since I hadn't heard anything about it during our stay. What a stressful mess! This would be the reason we wouldn't go back... Too bad they didn't try to rectify the situation, it was a fun atmosphere close to the university.
Ashley, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Another enjoyable stay, immaculately clean, Masked employees and patrons. Very pleased.
ray, us1 night family trip

Iowa House Historic Inn near Campus