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1400 S Dayton Pl, Ames, IA 50010-6436
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#12 of 23 hotels in Ames
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Welcome to the Red Roof Inn Ames, Iowa home to Iowa State University. Located just off of US-30 our hotel provides easy access to all of Ames attractions whether you are traveling for business or pleasure. Nearby businesses include Syngenta Seeds, Amcore Rigid Plastics, Barilla America Inc, Monsanto Co., USDA, Danfoss and Danaher Oil. Our hotel is also close to Pfizer, Workiva, DuPont, John Deere, Dow Chemical and the Mary Greeley Medical Center. Not traveling for business? Not a problem. Our guests enjoy events at the Jack Trice Stadium, Hilton Coliseum, and the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & James H. Andrew Railroad Museum. Start your stay off right with a continental breakfast (served daily from 6AM - 10AM) and coffeehouse style coffee and tea in the lobby, then get your workout in, in our fitness center. Traveling for business? Take advantage of our business center or host your next meeting in our conference room. The Red Roof Inn Ames offers guests comfortable, pet-friendly, family friendly rooms equipped with free WiFi, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, in-room coffee and a desk. Select rooms will also offer a microwave & refrigerator. A coin laundry is also available for your convenience. One well-behaved family pet is welcome.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Parking
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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English, French, Spanish
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Lesley E wrote a review Aug 2022
Phoenix, Arizona13 contributions8 helpful votes
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My family and I stayed 3 nights for my mom's funeral and there were problems from the moment we checked in. They made errors in our reservation, causing my husband to have to go to the desk four times to straighten it out. Our room was filthy and worn down. My sheets had stains on them, the toilet seat had dark hairs all over it, there were cobwebs in the shower with bugs, a large crack in the shower wall and the shower curtain rod was falling off the wall preventing the shower curtain from closing, resulting in a lot of water spilling on the floor while we showered. The room was non-smoking, but reeked of cigarette smoke. The blow dryer was broken and the ironing board pad would not stay on the board because the ties were broken. When we discussed our concerns with the owner, Sam, he was rude, argumentative, and told us he could cancel or last night's reservation and suggested we go to another hotel. My aunt and sister also stayed there and had the same problems. My sister switched rooms 4 times to find a room that was clean and didn't reek of smoke. The owner also entered her room, while she was in it, without waiting for a response after a quick knock, to get a blanket from her room. She told him she could have been getting dressed when he did that but his only response was that she didn't have a "Do not disturb" sign on her door. My aunt ran out of toilet paper and had no way of reaching anyone to get some. I had to take toilet paper from my room to give her. It was obvious the owner of this property does not care about his hotel or the guests who stay there. There are multiple hotels in this area. I would recommend anywhere but here.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 22 Aug 2022
Dear leastmanrn, We are gutted to know that your recent stay at our property was not up to the mark. On behalf of our entire staff, please accept our sincere apologies. We take feedback very seriously, and please be ensured that we will work on your concerns diligently so that no other guest experiences what you did. We have briefed our housekeeping staff, and we will ensure a more stringent approach from here on, especially when it comes to enhancing our regular quality checks. We would hate to lose a valued guest like you and we sincerely hope you will give us another chance to host you better.
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Dawn A wrote a review Aug 2021
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Dann Sutton was very accommodating, and all staff were very friendly. They had lemonade and cookies for us when we arrived, along with a nice welcome bag with info about Ames from the Chamber of Commerce I believe. He was organized and ready for us when we arrived, having all keys identified. It was great. Newly painted rooms and floors, some of the showers needed some attention, but it was worth it for the price.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, Other at Red Roof Inn Ames
Responded 24 Aug 2021
Dear dawnaG6507GI, Thank you for taking the time to share this five-star experience with our management, staff, and future guests. We are glad that our services, hospitality, and accommodations exceeded your expectations and hope that you experience the same comfortable stay during your next visit! We will happily share your comments with Dann Sutton and we look forward to seeing you soon!
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davidstreko wrote a review Jul 2021
Kenilworth, New Jersey21 contributions7 helpful votes
The place is immaculate comfortable and in a great location. Greg at the front desk is a gem. He was knowledgeable about the area and very helpful. Good quality people were observers not sketchy characters as you may sometimes see at lower priced hotels. Amazing place and a credit to the Red Roof chain.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, Other at Red Roof Inn Ames
Responded 13 Jul 2021
davidstreko, Thank you for taking the time to share this five-star experience with our management, staff, and future guests. We are glad that our services, hospitality, and accommodations exceeded your expectations and hope that you experience the same comfortable stay during your next visit! Greg is so happy that she can provide such an awesome experience for everyone. We hope to impress you again during your next visit and we thank you for sharing your experience.
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Julie G wrote a review Jun 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Everything about this hotel is dirty and run down. The exterior is crumbling. The rooms are dirty, peeling paint, mold above the bath/shower, bugs, bad pillows, squeaky bed, on and on. I'm not a fussy person but this place is a dump. We only stayed because we could not get a room anywhere else. The only bright spot was that the staff person at the front desk was very nice and they did have bananas and coffee/tea in the morning. We will definitely stay elsewhere next time we are in Ames.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, Other at Red Roof Inn Ames
Responded 16 Jun 2021
N2313GSjulieg, Thank you for letting us know about the inconveniences that you encountered during your recent stay at our hotel. We are very sorry to hear that your experience with us was less satisfactory due to the peeling paint, pillows, and cleanliness of the room at that time, which made your stay less pleasurable. This is certainly not the kind of experience we would like for our valued guests to have. We do appreciate the compliments to our front desk staff and we are addressing our policies to prevent the housekeeping issues that you experienced from occurring in the future. We hope you'll return someday to see how we have addressed and improved upon the issues that you have expressed, thanks to your valuable feedback.
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gingersnaps527 wrote a review May 2021
Spearfish, South Dakota397 contributions65 helpful votes
The number 1 priority for a hotel is cleanliness. This place missed the mark. The vent in the bathroom was thick with dust and cobwebs. There were stains on the wall near the shower. The shower curtain did not close on either side. Breakfast was minimal and awful. I think I'm being generous with an "average" rating.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, Other at Red Roof Inn Ames
Responded 27 May 2021
Cherlyn L, Thank you for rating your recent experience at our hotel. It is disheartening to learn that the bathroom was not properly cleaned and maintained according to the high standards of our housekeeping and maintenance staff. Your feedback is certainly going to be taken into consideration as we are always seeking ways to improve upon the guest experience.We look forward to showing you how we have learned from your experience.
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Renee L wrote a review Aug 2020
Joliet5 contributions1 helpful vote
Several issues with stay. They have older housekeepers (this is what front desk worker said to me). This wasn't the biggest issue the biggest problem was no one wearing masks. Items in room not cleaned (hence above statement). I travel a lot and used my points at Hampton and Holiday Inn Express for family and I picked the less expensive for me to stay at. Well you get what you pay for. Couldn't believe the difference between Hampton and RedRoof. Red Roof should check in at Hampton to see what should be done..
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Tina M, Other at Red Roof Inn Ames
Responded 11 Aug 2020
730reneel, Thank you for sharing your experience, and I am very sorry for the inconveniences that you encountered during your stay. It is disheartening to learn that you did not enjoy your stay and that the room was not properly and thoroughly cleaned and maintained according to the high standards of our housekeeping and maintenance staff. Also, I am so sorry that our staff did not wear masks at that time. We already informed the management about this for necessary actions. We value our customers well and we apologize for the mistake of the clerk. We hope that during your next stay, your expectations will be far surpassed!
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Laura wrote a review Jul 2020
Ames, Iowa1 contribution
I enjoyed my stay at this place the people were very kind as well as helpful. Rooms were clean and it was really comfortable and the best part was I could have my dog with me and he did not have a pet fee.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Tina M, Other at Red Roof Inn Ames
Responded 22 Jul 2020
Lowlow79, Thank you for sharing your perspective of our hotel’s accommodations and services! It is very rewarding to hear your perspective of our hotel and we appreciate that you have acknowledged our efforts to provide a clean, comfortable, and hospitable experience. We are all looking forward to your next visit and hope it will be just as enjoyable
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olsm12@aol.com wrote a review Jan 2020
Trego, Wisconsin51 contributions17 helpful votes
I was very pleased with this motel. The manager was very accommodating to find the best room for my dog and I. There is adequate area to walk the dog around the property and has sidewalks. The room was very comfortable. Very clean, and plenty of space. With a microwave, refrigerator, flat screen tv, a coffee maker, a sitting area, desk and a large bathroom, it met all of my needs plus. It was beautifully decorated. Very good restaurants are nearby within a few miles. One within walking distance that was excellent! It felt very safe and secure. The hot breakfast was very good and had a nice variety. I eat gluten free and there were plenty of options to make me happy such as sausage, eggs, yogurt, fresh fruit. I would happily stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Tina M, Guest Relations Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames
Responded 16 May 2020
kowgirl2007, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how you enjoyed your stay with us! It is very rewarding to hear your perspective of our hotel and we appreciate that you have acknowledged our efforts to provide a clean, comfortable, and hospitable experience. We can't begin to tell you how much we appreciate your five star review, and we can't wait to serve you again!
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FarAway302321 wrote a review Sep 2019
51 contributions19 helpful votes
I originally had booked a 2-night stay; however after 1-night, I checked out $ went to a different hotel.I figured since the hotel had been updated (luxury vinyl flooring/LVF) it would be great - considering I've stayed at other recently updated RRI.Check-in was good, front-desk person accommodating. 1st room had dead bugs around the baseboards, & some black mold around the tub. I told the front-desk, very apologetic & was upgraded to a different room. It was cleaner around the baseboards, but the jetted tub also had black mold spots around the caulking. I would've checked-out but it was already passed 11pm and I was very tired from driving most of the day. They need to spend the $$ and replace the shower/tubs with one-unit combo's so there's no chance of black mold around caulking; or rip out all the old caulking & replace with new.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Responded 16 May 2020
FarAway302321, Please accept our sincerest apologies for the housekeeping issues that you encountered during your stay in our hotel. It is our primary aim to give you a five star experience and it is disheartening to hear that this is not the impression we left you with.We want you to experience the best value for your money, to feel comfortable, and to have your expectations exceeded; I hope that this will be the case during your next stay with us.
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Brenda M wrote a review Aug 2019
20 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed during our Iowa state student business. Hotel was kept very clean, staff were very polite and accommodating. Rooms had laminate floors which was a nice touch. Overall it met our needs and I felt very welcomed.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Tina M, Guest Relations Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames
Responded 16 May 2020
brendam102018, Thank you so much for sharing your review and giving us an honest look at the guest experience in our hotel. It is very rewarding to hear from you on this matter and we appreciate that you have acknowledged our efforts to provide a clean, comfortable, and hospitable experience. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next stay in the area.
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PRICE RANGE
US$69 - US$88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hampton inn ames, ames hampton inn
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hampton Inn Ames
LOCATION
United StatesIowaAmes
NUMBER OF ROOMS
77
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Frequently Asked Questions about Red Roof Inn Ames
Which popular attractions are close to Red Roof Inn Ames?
Nearby attractions include Iowa State University (5.6 km), Reiman Gardens (4.8 km), and Brunnier Art Museum (4.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Red Roof Inn Ames?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Red Roof Inn Ames?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Red Roof Inn Ames?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Red Roof Inn Ames?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Red Roof Inn Ames?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cafe, Hickory Park Restaurant, and Aunt Maude's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Red Roof Inn Ames?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Red Roof Inn Ames?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Red Roof Inn Ames 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 Red Roof Inn Ames?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Red Roof Inn Ames?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Farm House Museum (5.6 km).