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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel

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2600 E. 13th Street, Ames, IA 50010
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Welcome to the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites of Ames, Iowa. The hotel is conveniently located in Ames, off I-35 at exit 113 on 13th Street. We are minutes away from many local attractions, including Iowa State University, Jack Trice Stadium, Cy Stephens Auditorium, NorthGrand Mall and downtown Ames. Several corporate and government offices are also nearby, such as USDA, NVSL, National Farmers Organization, Sauer-Danfoss, Hach Chemical, Barilla, Ball Co. and 3M. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel was designed with keeping comfort in mind by providing spacious guest rooms and amenities to make travel less stressful. Here, we offer recently renovated guestrooms and public areas with contemporary decor and tons of great amenities, such as an indoor heated pool, a modern well equipped Fitness Center and a new Sundry shop stocked with snacks and toiletries. We also feature the complimentary Express Start breakfast bar. All rooms offer free high-speed Internet & refrigerator/microwave. The hotel features suites offering all the same amenities as our standard rooms plus a separate parlor area. Whether it's for business or pleasure, you can enjoy peace of mind at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ames. The Holiday Inn Express Ames is conveniently located within walking distance to Sauer DanFoss, 3M, and the USDA. There are also restaurants and bars within a few minutes walk! Comfort, convenience, and warm hospitality are all located in Ames - it happens at the Holiday Inn Express Ames.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Soundproof rooms
Sofa
Telephone
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Green
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Hindi
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TravelingSoccerLoon wrote a review Jun 2022
Saint Paul, Minnesota1668 contributions675 helpful votes
We had a good stay at this hotel when visiting our son for an Iowa State Cyclone Football game. There are hotels closer to the stadium and campus. Even though this hotel is on the edge of town not far off I-35, it's only a 10-minute drive to campus. Bed was comfortable and room was quiet. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Management Team, Owner at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel
Responded 15 Aug 2022
Thank you so much for taking time out to review your stay with us. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed staying at our Holiday Inn Express Ames hotel and we look forward to your next visit. Thank you and take care!
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Ken wrote a review May 2022
Loveland, Colorado950 contributions753 helpful votes
The less problems there are with a stay, the shorter the review. Thus, this is a short review. I'm a fan of the free, included breakfast; I missed having biscuits-n-gravy, but no biggie. I recommend this HIE.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Steve Nagar, Owner at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel
Responded 20 May 2022
Dear Ken S, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you have a worry free and problem free stay. We strive to deliver the best experience and we definitely appreciate your kind words. Thank you. Very Respectfully, Management
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toodlebug123 wrote a review Apr 2022
Saint Paul, Minnesota28 contributions47 helpful votes
I come to Ames often to visit my child at ISU. This was my second visit to this hotel. The hotel is clean and the beds are comfy. We did run into minor issues at check in which did not get the stay off on the right foot. The front desk person was on a lengthy call when I arrived so I sat in a chair right next to the desk since I had all my bags and was standing in front of the door. Another couple came in and we’re checked in ahead of me since they happened to arrive as she was completing the phone call. It took 30 minutes to complete the phone call and check in 2 people. I was then informed the hotel was oversold and I would be in a king suite rather than the double queen I had booked. Instead of apologizing she made it seem like this was to my advantage. She did end up being able to put me in a double queen so not sure what the issue was initially. The other thing that bothered me is when I pulled up my reservation online it was updated to say I reserved a king suite. I knew that is not what I reserved and ended up finding my original confirmation that said double queens. Very disappointing the hotel was oversold and then I was made to feel like that was my problem to deal with instead of theirs.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Management Team, Owner at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel
Responded 26 Apr 2022
Thank you for taking the time out to review your recent stay with us. We have read your comments and will be speaking with our team members so that we may improve in the areas where it is needed, so thank you. We sincerely apologize about the issues you faced while staying at our hotel. We do look forward to your next visit. Thank you and take care.
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KC wrote a review May 2021
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We had a three night stay at this hotel. The staff was incredibly helpful and went above and beyond expectation to accommodate any need we had. Everything was clean, quiet, in good condition, and the staff made you feel like family (especially Dani)! Don’t hesitate to stay at this hotel. It was a wonderful experience and we will be back for sure.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Management Team, Owner at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel
Responded 7 Jun 2021
Thank you for the five star rating and for taking time out to review your stay at our Holiday Inn Express Ames hotel. We are so glad you enjoyed staying at our hotel and had a great experience. And thank you for choosing our hotel. We look forward to your next visit! - Holiday Inn Express Ames Team
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Dschulte wrote a review May 2021
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Codey, Dani and others were so friendly, helpful and curious during my 10 day stay. Housekeeping staff was great too. Very comfortable bed. I could adjust temp in room as much as I wanted to. Great location, next to I35. Near fast food, convenience store/gas station and sidewalks for walking or biking. Thanks for making my stay to pleasant.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Management Team, Owner at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel
Responded 17 May 2021
Thank you so much for five star rating and for taking the time out to review your recent stay with us. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed staying with us and look forward to your next visit! Thank you and take care.
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Jeff R wrote a review Nov 2020
Buffalo, New York540 contributions147 helpful votes
This is a remodeled hotel. The bed was comfortable and a decent size room. The Covid-19 restrictions did create some problems. It would have been nice if there was an “ask” regarding breakfast. I know it wasn’t much but keeping behind the desk was different from everyone else as we completed this trip. Certainly a nice facility with a courteous staff.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Codey Woeckener, Owner at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel
Responded 23 Nov 2020
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at The Holiday Inn Express Ames, IA. I apologize that you were a bit disappointed in the limited breakfast options available due to the pandemic. However I am so happy that you the facility to be very nice and the staff incredibly courteous. We can't wait to see you the next time your travels bring you to the Ames, IA area. Thank you, Codey Woeckener General Manager
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Ken B wrote a review Aug 2020
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I'm riding my bike across America and what a relief when the folks at the front desk welcomed me with open arms. I was so comfortable in my room I decided to stay an extra night!!! When I got to my room the tv was acting up but they were super quick to come up and get it going properly. They give you a pretty good little to go bag for breakfast which included a bottle of water, a couple pieces of fruit, a couple breakfast bars too. An added bonus was the great coffee. Don't hesitate to stay here if you're in the area.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from arol Springer, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel
Responded 31 Aug 2020
Thank you so very much for your lovely comments and the "Five Star" rating. It is wonderful to hear of your greeting and the comfy room which welcomed you to stay for an additional day. Please stay safe as you continue your biking journey. Carol S General Manager
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Tim S wrote a review Jun 2020
Palm Harbor, Florida9 contributions9 helpful votes
Nice average lobby and room. Clean. Had to tolerate ambiance of 3 workers outside main entrance downing a case of beer. Breakfast is by asking; front desk will give you a paper lunch bag with a yogurt, bottle of water, power bar and small orange. Disappointing. We have been traveling for 2 weeks; this is the lowest. We realize there are virus concerns, however other successful hotels at least offer muffins, fresh fruit, cereal and fresh coffee in their lobby. Drury even still offers the usual hot breakfast, except served by an employee. Make your choice.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Safari55337613331, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel
Responded 19 Jun 2020
Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay with us. Your rating and comments are deeply appreciated. We certainly strive to give every guest a five star experience and I am so sorry we fell short in providing that experience for you. We would always appreciate another opportunity to serve you should your travels return you to Ames. Carol S General Manager
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Aventureskier123 wrote a review Mar 2020
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Esperenza was very helpful upon check-in. She told me about the area and the property which was directly off of the highway and very easy to find. Perfect spot for travelers looking for a clean place to stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from CarolSpringer2, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel
Responded 24 Mar 2020
We are so grateful that your experience allowed you to score a perfect "Five" rating. Thank you for noting Esperanza's helpfulness and the cleanliness of the hotel. We are most appreciative. Please do visit us again when your travels bring you through Ames. Thank you for being our guest. Carol S General Manager
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Dondi H wrote a review Mar 2020
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Always stay when I come to town for work. Staff is always very pleasant especially Esperanza who got me checked in and made sure I had everything I needed. Never had a time where I’ve gone in there and my stay be uncomfortable.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from CarolSpringer2, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel
Responded 14 Mar 2020
Thank you so very much for your kind comments. We so appreciate your loyalty and enjoy hearing the staff is always pleasant while noting Esperanza as being exceptional. We also appreciate the "Four Star" rating. We will look forward to your continued visits when in Ames. Carol S General Manager
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US$118 - US$184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Iowa State University (5.7 km), Reiman Gardens (5.5 km), and Brunnier Art Museum (4.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cafe, Hickory Park Restaurant, and Aunt Maude's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Farm House Museum (5.4 km).