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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ames
2.5 out of 5
2137 Isaac Newton Drive, Ames, IA
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The price is $89 per night
4.24 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (180 reviews)

"Staff is friendly. Clean hotel. Safe area. Breakfast was good."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ames
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Ames
2.5 out of 5
1523 South Dayton Avenue, Ames, IA
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The price is $99 per night
3.87 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (125 reviews)

"Great location, friendly staff at check in, super fast"…"

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Ames
Hampton Inn & Suites Ames
2.5 out of 5
2100 Southeast 16th Street, Ames, IA
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The price is $76 per night
4.03 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (242 reviews)

"Very large room, very clean, all amenities, great bed"…"

Reviewed on May 23, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Ames
Hilton Garden Inn Ames
3 out of 5
1325 Dickinson Ave, Ames, IA
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The price is $99 per night
3.07 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (590 reviews)
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"Nice lobby. Large room size and comfortable bed."…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Ames
Baymont by Wyndham Ames
2.5 out of 5
1605 S Dayton Ave, Ames, IA
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The price is $58 per night
4.15 mi from city center
3.4/5 (668 reviews)

"The bed was very comfortable; the room was clean. The pool was cold and the hours were not as late as we would liked (if the temperature were warmer)."…"

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

Baymont by Wyndham Ames
Days Inn by Wyndham Ames
2 out of 5
229 S. Duff Avenue, Ames, IA
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The price is $60 per night
2.47 mi from city center
3.1/5 (695 reviews)

"This hotel was in a great area, and it was very clean and with a nice staff!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Ames
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ames
2 out of 5
2216 Se 16th St, Ames, IA
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The price is $57 per night
4.1 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (1,138 reviews)

"Good accommodations for traveling with pets. Pleasant employees."…"

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ames
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Ames, IA
2.5 out of 5
2605 Se 16th St, Ames, IA
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The price is $99 per night
4.19 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (551 reviews)

"the breakfast was very good and thier pool was very clean"…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Ames, IA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames
2.5 out of 5
2600 E 13th St, Ames, IA
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The price is $81 per night
3.38 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (230 reviews)
I’d book it again

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

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2020

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames
Radisson Ames Conference Center at ISU
3 out of 5
2609 University Blvd, Ames, IA
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The price is $84 per night
3.38 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (465 reviews)

"It's a nice hotel. We stayed during the COVID-19 stuff so no breakfast or pool but we expected that. Staff was pleasant."…"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

Radisson Ames Conference Center at ISU
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Visiting Ames

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Ames, and visitors give high marks for the college vibe and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its sporting events and shopping.

  • There are 50 hotels and other accommodations in Ames
  • The closest major airport is in Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), 33.9 mi (54.6 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Ames

Cultural venues in the city include Stephens Auditorium, Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad and Museum, and Octagon Center for the Arts. Shopping is a favorite activity, so consider an excursion to Main Street Cultural District and RVP~1875 Historic Furniture Shop & Museum. Football fans will find lots to cheer about, while everyone can enjoy an event or game at Hilton Coliseum, Jack Trice Stadium, or Boone Speedway.

In Ames, there are 50 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. Below are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Ames - With a stay at this 2.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and an indoor pool, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its dining options and comfortable, quiet rooms.
  • Iowa House Historic Inn near Campus - Our customers like the breakfast and comfortable, quiet rooms at this B&B. This 3-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott Ames - This 2.5-star hotel features free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its helpful staff and clean, comfortable rooms.

Dressing for Ames

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 56°F and the nighttime average to be 11°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 85°F during the day and 33°F at night
  • July through September averages 85°F during the day and 47°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 71°F during the day and 12°F at night
  • Ames gets about 35.83 inches of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually July and June with an average temperature of 83°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 14°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Ames?
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Ames is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This hotel offers an indoor pool and free WiFi. Other favorite options based on reviews include Hampton Inn & Suites Ames and Comfort Inn & Suites near ISU Campus.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Ames, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel reservations are refundable provided that you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your check-in date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it may still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Enter dates in and click on “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to get the best deals in Ames.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Ames?
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What's the best place to stay on a budget in Ames?
Based on reviews, Red Roof Inn Ames is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other options for your budget-friendly stay include Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ames and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Ames, IA.
What's the best place to stay for families in Ames?
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Ames, IA is a hotel with an indoor pool and free parking, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other good options for your kid-friendly vacation include Days Inn by Wyndham Ames and Iowa House Historic Inn near Campus. Attractions in the area like Center Grove Orchard are also fun for the whole family.
What's the best accommodation for couples in Ames?
Hilton Garden Inn Ames is a favorite 3-star hotel for couples, and features premium bedding and an indoor pool. Other good choices for a romantic stay include Americas Best Value Inn Story City and Baymont by Wyndham Boone.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Ames?
GrandStay Hotel & Suites is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers an indoor pool and free newspapers for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet include TownePlace Suites by Marriott Ames and Super 8 by Wyndham Ames.
Where is the best hotel to stay near Iowa State University?
Iowa House Historic Inn near Campus is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. It’s located just a short 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Iowa State University. Other good choices within 5 miles include Gateway Hotel and Conference Center and Sleep Inn & Suites Ames near ISU Campus.
What about the best place to stay close to Stephens Auditorium?
One of the top choices for your stay is Iowa House Historic Inn near Campus, located a short 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Stephens Auditorium, and this 3-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Gateway Hotel and Conference Center and Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites are two other good options within a few miles.
What's the best golf hotel in Ames?
Gateway Hotel and Conference Center is a 3-star hotel featuring an indoor pool and free WiFi, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. Other good options to stay near a golf course include Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites and Super 8 by Wyndham Ames. You can tee off at Veenker Memorial Golf Course or Jefferson Community Golf Course while you’re in town.
What are some accommodations with pools in Ames?
Cobblestone Hotel & Suites - Jefferson is a popular 3-star hotel featuring an indoor pool, free buffet breakfast, and free WiFi. A couple of other options with an onsite pool include Quality Inn & Suites Starlite Village Conference Center and Baymont by Wyndham Boone.
What is the best spa hotel in Ames?
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Ames, IA is a highly recommended spa hotel with an indoor pool. Why not spend some time relaxing in the spa tub? Other popular spa hotels in Ames include Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames and Gateway Hotel and Conference Center.

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