Hilton Garden Inn Ames

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Premium bedding, free cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds, free WiFi
32-inch flat-screen TV with cable channels, MP3 dock

Overview of Hilton Garden Inn Ames

Hilton Garden Inn Ames

3.0 star property

4.2/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
1325 Dickinson Ave, Ames, IA, 50014

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationReiman Gardens6 min drive
  • Popular LocationFarm House Museum7 min drive
  • Popular LocationIowa State University9 min drive

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About this area


Hilton Garden Inn Ames is located in Ames. Stephens Auditorium and Octagon Center for the Arts are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Veenker Memorial Golf Course and Snus Hill Vineyard and Winery. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Jack Trice Stadium or Hilton Coliseum.

What's nearby

  • Reiman Gardens - 6 min drive
  • Stephens Auditorium - 6 min drive
  • Jack Trice Stadium - 6 min drive
  • Farm House Museum - 7 min drive
  • Iowa State University - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Eppley Field Airport (OMA) - 176 min drive


  • Garden Grille & Lounge — 1 min walk
  • Cafe Milo — 5 min walk
  • Chinese Home Style Cooking — 4 min drive
  • West Street Deli — 4 min drive
  • Dunkin' Donuts — 4 min drive

About this property

Hilton Garden Inn Ames

3-star business-friendly hotel near Iowa State University
Take advantage of a grocery/convenience store, a terrace, and shopping on site at Hilton Garden Inn Ames. Garden Grille & Lounge, the onsite restaurant, features American cuisine. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a garden and dry cleaning/laundry services.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self parking
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), express check-out, and 3 meeting rooms
  • A TV in the lobby, a reception hall, and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Guest reviews speak well of the breakfast, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Hilton Garden Inn Ames boast perks such as premium bedding and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and free weekday newspapers. Guests reviews say good things about the comfortable rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, rollaway/extra beds (surcharge), and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with free toiletries and hair dryers
  • 32-inch HDTVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of CleanStay (Hilton)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee 6 AM–11 AM on weekdays and 7 AM–11 AM on weekends: USD 12.95 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space (2591 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms - 3


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • MP3 dock
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers (weekdays)
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

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.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 12.95 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and window guards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

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

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Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 333 out of 659 reviews
5 - Excellent 51%
Rating 4 - Good. 206 out of 659 reviews
4 - Good 31%
Rating 3 - Okay. 78 out of 659 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 32 out of 659 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 10 out of 659 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities
The Hot tub was very cold. Shower in the bathroom had issues, very very noisy at night and morning. Breakfast was very expensive for a few scrambled eggs, undercooked Bacon, no drinks without asking, no pancakes or waffles, very little to have for $12 a person.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This property is wonderful for a family get away while being close to restaurants and events
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
My $130/night room had a courtyard view of sorts. Even with all the lights on, it was dark. I tried to open curtains (one heavy blackout curtain hidden by normal looking one) in addition to the open drapes which though open allowed no light in. There was no obvious way to pull up the curtains over the window so I rolled them up and tied them up on top of the window frame and there was light! Lousy view but light. The curtains over the window are likely cold/heat barriers to make temp. control easier but who wants a room that is like a dark cave? Also, they charge $3 cup for coffee in the breakfast area but it is free near checkin area 30 feet away. BTW $13 is steep for a breakfast often free at lots of other hotels. They also offer a bottom rung cable offering from Direct TV; almost every decent program and movie would cost extra. My basic Dish package at home is far better. I'd shop elsewhere for a good hotel in Ames, Iowa.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
We’ve stayed several times and this time 😞
Our refrigerator wasn’t working well. Our lights were flashing in our room and one was burnt out. Both were fixed when we called for service. But the fridge didn’t work properly until our last day. Also, the hot tub was not in working order. And when I asked for house keeping, they said nothing after 10:00 am.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021