Ratings based on 182 Verified Reviews

4.0 out of 5
85% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Texas

Nice and quiet except for the snow plow

Posted Mar 20, 2017
I had a pleasant stay at the Holiday Inn. It is very quiet in Ames during spring break so the hotel was also almost empty. It's a bit far out from the city, but the hotel staff is very friendly and the hotel is in very good condition. One thing I found really annoying was that a very loud snow plow cleared the parking lot of snow in the middle of the night. It was incredibly loud. Not sure if the was really necessary.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Iowa

Quiet hotel close to University

Posted Feb 28, 2017
Nice quiet hotel. Exercise room and pool area available. Rooms are comfortable and average.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 2, 2017 by Carol S, Hotel Management
Thank you so very much for the "Four Star" rating. We are always happy to hear that your room was comfortable and your stay was quiet. Please visit us again when in Ames. Carol S General Manger
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Convenient, clean, comfortable hotel near ISU.

Posted Dec 12, 2016 on Hotels
The hotel was clean, comfortable and very conveniently located to Iowa State University. The staff was friendly upon checkin. The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. I liked the on-site restaurant. It had good service and the food was pretty good, although it did feel slightly pricey, but I guess that's somewhat expected at a hotel restaurant. One of the only downsides is that there doesn't seem to be much in the area around the hotel. You'll definitely need a car to conveniently get around, but since I was visiting ISU and only staying one night, the location was not too much of a problem. Overall, it was a well-kept property, and would definitely stay here again if I were conducting business at ISU.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 12, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you so very much for your lovely comments regarding the Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center. We so appreciate the positive rating. Please do visit us again when in Ames. Carol S General Manager
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Comfortable stay

Posted Dec 4, 2016 on Hotels
Bed was very comfortable!!!
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 9, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you so very much for the wonderful "Five Star" rating and noting a "comfortable stay". Thank you for being our guest and please return if your travels find you in Ames. Carol S General Manager
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Neligh, United States of America

Skip the breakfast

Posted Nov 22, 2016
While the room was clean and I have no complaints about the overall quality of the hotel, if you are going to be in the room less than 12 hours (we checked in after 9 and checked out 12 hours later), I would look elsewhere. I would definitely skip the breakfast. The price was over inflated for the value.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 25, 2016 by Carol S, Hotel Management
Thank you for noting the cleanliness of our property. I am so sorry that breakfast was a disappointment. I would invite your return when in Ames. Carol S General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from CT

Great value

Posted Nov 7, 2016
Pros: Cute, small, convenient
Cons: Bath needed updating
Location: Saw the University
Great value-booked with expediate-painless! Close to University, very quite. Easy to get to from highway
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 25, 2016 by Carol S, Hotel Management
Thank you for being our guest. We appreciate your comments and that you found a "great value". We look forward to a return visit when in Ames. Carol S General Manager
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Convenient, but not very comfortable

Posted Oct 25, 2016 on Hotels
Staff was wonderful and very helpful. The "pool" and "hot-tub" are so small they should not even be considered as such. (the hot-tub said it was for 6 people, but only 2 could fit in the 4x4 square.) Also, the room was quite crowded (2 queen beds)
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 1, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for your comments. I am wondering if you are thinking of another property as the Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center has a hot tub that is a large "L shape" that accommodates 15 people. Our rooms with two Queen beds are very long and additionally have room for a sofa sleeper. I would always invite you to our property when in Ames. Carol S General Manager
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Oct 18, 2016 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 20, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for being our guest. Please visit us again when in Ames. Carol S General Manager
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Minneapolis, MN

Would not reccomend

Posted Oct 17, 2016
Pros: The room size was good.
Location: Location was good, easy to get to.
The room smelled, the shower had mold in it, and the wait staff in the restaurant was inattentive. I would not stay here again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 20, 2016 by Carol S, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking a few moments to voice your experience. I am so sorry for the problems you encountered. Obviously, we want every guest to have an enjoyable experience. We would certainly appreciate the opportunity to have you return should your travels bring you to Ames. Carol S General Manager
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Good value & great staff

Posted Oct 10, 2016 on Hotels
Hotel staff was very friendly and attentive. Hotel restaurant offered good food, very fresh and reasonably priced.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 12, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for being our guest and noting the friendly and attentive hotel staff. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant that offered fresh, good food at reasonable prices. We so appreciate the "Four Star" rating. Please visit us again when in Ames. Carol S General Manager