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2600 SE 16th Street, Ames, IA 50010-6495
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#18 of 23 hotels in Ames
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Our pet-friendly Econo Lodge hotel in Ames, IA near Iowa State University is an easy stop on the road where you can find a great place to stay, all at a great rate. Enjoy these popular Iowa destinations near our discount hotel in Ames: Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad and Museum, Ames Municipal Airport, Reiman Gardens, and North Grand Mall. Make travel a little easier on everyone by taking advantage of these amenities at our hotel which include a computer with Internet and copy and fax services so you can get work done, in addition to: Free continental breakfast, Indoor heated pool, Guest laundry, Popcorn machine, and Sauna. Your inviting guest room includes a flat-screen TV, desk, coffee maker and hair dryer. This Ames hotel cares about the environment and has taken active steps to support green hotel practices. This Econo Lodge hotel in Ames allows you to stay on budget so you can focus on the important reasons you travel. Book now!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Golf course
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Wifi
Paid internet
Indoor pool
Breakfast available
Self-serve laundry
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Refrigerator
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Crystal M wrote a review Jun 2022
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The folks there are so awesome... friendly and very helpful... they have pet friendly options... and the manager offered to help every time we were nearby... probably because we had 7 dogs between our two rooms... the place is clean and easy to find...the price is good although they do charge a pet fee. It is well lit, and well kept. Breakfast was yummy and they offered quite a selection!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, General Manager at Econo Lodge
Responded 20 Jun 2022
Hi ReverendCrystal, Thank you for sharing this five-star review of our hospitality and service. At all times we will provide an efficient, clean, friendly and helpful service to all our customers, and we are very pleased to hear of our success in this ambition. We will happily share your comments with our staff and we look forward to seeing you soon! Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to be back to normal someday soon, and we thank you for your understanding. On behalf of our entire staff, we thank you for your business and we hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to the area!
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Kayla M wrote a review Mar 2022
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I stayed for a few nights, room was clean, staff was very friendly and helpful. The price of the room was decent. It was quiet at night, their breakfast was good. Overall a good stay and I would recommend it to anyone!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, General Manager at Econo Lodge
Responded 7 Apr 2022
Hi Z2621, Thank you for your kind comments and 5-star rating! We are so happy to learn that you enjoyed our staff's hospitality, breakfast service, and for letting us know how impressed you were with the cleanliness of our hotel. We appreciate the great review and look forward to working with you again soon.
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PastorLyn wrote a review Jul 2019
Nebraska34 contributions3 helpful votes
Looked nice on the outside, well lit, clean and well kept and the breakfast area looked nice but it was 2am and I couldn't wake the front desk clerk so I guess we will try elsewhere. πŸ˜ŸπŸ˜―πŸ™‚πŸ€”πŸ˜‰πŸ€ͺπŸ˜ŠπŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Bansri A, General Manager at Econo Lodge
Responded 8 Jul 2019
Dear Guest- I am extremely Sorry ti hear this and am disappointed to lose your business. For my research and training, could you please provide me the date that you tried to check in? I really hope you would give us another chance to provide you with better and efficient service next time. Thank you, Bansri Amin ( GM )
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Shannon J wrote a review Dec 2018
248 contributions33 helpful votes
The staff here was very friendly. The hotel was clean. If you're a light sleeper ask to be on the other side of the hotel (it runs along the interstate). The building is old but has been relatively well cared for. The bonus is the microwave, coffee and fridge in the room. Beds were decent ---- kind of a strange mattress -- yet didn't prevent me from sleeping. The morning breakfast isn't anything fancy. Yet I like hotels that provide something. If I was going to be spending more time at the hotel possibly in the pool or with family, I may opt for a different location. All in all - it was a good experience,
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Room Tip: Ask for rooms on the opposite side of the Interstate. PS - THERE IS NO ELEVATOR.
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Amy C wrote a review Dec 2018
Remsen, Iowa3 contributions
This Econo Lodge is clean and fairly quiet. I've stayed here many times for business and intend to stay again. The staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms are what you'd expect for a hotel in this class.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Michael B wrote a review Oct 2018
Milwaukee, Wisconsin268 contributions90 helpful votes
Was pleasantly surprised at how nice this property is. It seems to have recently been remodeled. The room was nice, clean and very large. excellent shower. The bed was very comfortable. The breakfast in the morning was nice and the usual fare.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cj B wrote a review Sep 2018
Camden Point, Missouri29 contributions43 helpful votes
I was with a community college football team and we stayed at the Econo Lodge in Ames and I really liked the hotel the one, thing I wish was the tv was more clear to see but that is ok stayed for one night, If I am in the area I would stay at the Econo Lodge in Ames again.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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micheleandrichard wrote a review Jul 2018
Des Moines, Iowa4 contributions
The location was perfect and the room was just what we needed for a quick overnight stop. The staff went above and beyond to accommodate our group with varying entry times. We had a emergency while we were there and the staff was immediate in getting us help and providing some much needed transportation.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Ian F wrote a review Jun 2018
Scottsdale, Arizona1 contribution1 helpful vote
The staff at the check in desk were pretty friendly. Regarding the room I stayed in, the carpet feels odd on your feet, it definitely is vacuumed but I did not get the impression of a regular shampoo schedule that would make sense. The room at first had a damp smell until I adjusted the HVAC unit. The pillows were decent, except I found a strain of someone’s hair on top of one of mine. The bathroom tub has a poor design and when showering, water pools very fast inside of the tub so a shower is kind of like a footbath. There are also some black residue in the corner area of the ceiling above the shower area. The hair dryer in the room was also not functional. Looked like previous spores that was cleaned off. The price is around market for the area but too high from the quality presented. The Desk staff were friendly but I would pay $30 more a night to stay somewhere else for better quality, or pay $30 less to stay her again.…
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Retired1939 wrote a review Jun 2018
Oxford, Iowa50 contributions11 helpful votes
I was in Ames for a wedding and stayed at Econolodge, My check in and check out were both quick and friendly. The room was as was expected for the price. It was clean and bed was comfortable. The breakfast room was quite crowded but the food selection was quite good. Biscuits and gravy, mini muffins, toast, coffee, juices and cereal and milk as well as apples and bananas were the fare. My stay was pleasant and the staff very friendly. Good value.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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US$67 - US$90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ECONO LODGE - Updated 2022 Prices & Hotel Reviews (Ames, IA)

Frequently Asked Questions about Econo Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Econo Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Iowa State University (5.8 km), Reiman Gardens (4.9 km), and Brunnier Art Museum (5.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Econo Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Econo Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Econo Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Econo Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Econo Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cafe, Aunt Maude's, and Hickory Park Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Econo Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Econo Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Econo Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Farm House Museum (5.8 km).
Is Econo Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.