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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA

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Columbia, Missouri
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked through Orbitz. I arrived late in the evening and was greeted warmly. After the basics, the front desk staff began going through the spiel about what's where, when, etc. She reminded me of an auctioneer with her speed and I couldn't help but think, holy crap, girl. Slow down or you'll hurt yourself. Just because you've done this...

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CX_Ames, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA, responded to this review

We apologize for the disappointing service you received at our property. Our team works hard to make sure our guests are comfortable and receiving our best service.The issues you mentioned regarding your arrival process, cleanliness and noise encounters have been addressed with the appropriate parties. We appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention, and hope for another opportunity to...

Siren, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The room was comfy, the staff was accommodating, the breakfast superb and a happy hour unexpected. Easy on and off the highway. Only a short drive took us to restaurants and shopping. Winter conditions outside were awful but we were safe, warm and happy travelers indoors at this Country Inn.

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CX_Ames, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. We enjoyed having you as a guest and enjoy seeing you in the near future!

Coralville
Reviewed 6 January 2017

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Granger, IN, United States
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I stay here for business often. They have recently remodeled the lobby and breakfast area. Hopefully the rooms are next, but they are still in decent shape and always very clean.I would recommend it for a reasonable stay in the Ames, IA area. Friendly staff and good breakfast.

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Minneapolis, United States
Reviewed 15 December 2016

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Abbeville, Louisiana
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Once again, I had the opportunity to stay at this chain of hotels. I have always been satisfied when I have stayed at this chain and it's one of the first places I look for when visiting an area. Comfortable bed, great amenities. Did not need anything that they didn't provide. I encourage anyone who has never tried this chain...

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CX_Ames, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We hope to see you back when your travels bring you back to the Ames area.

Mulvane, Kansas
Reviewed 30 November 2016

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Apple Valley, MN
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We stayed here while visiting our son at Iowa State. We have stayed here at least 4 other times because it has been reasonably priced and we really like the extra large room they have available. The lobby is nice and the cocktail hour is a very nice touch (however, hours could be expanded. My complaint is they need to...

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CX_Ames, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time share your experience. We do want to let you know that over the next month our property will be undergoing an extensive guest room renovation to help enhance our guests' experience. We do hope you give our property another chance to exceed your expectations after the renovations are completed.

Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This was a very nice hotel. We travel to Ames quite often and have stayed in a lot of different hotels in Ames. The rooms were clean and quite. They provide a free drink in the evening which was nice. Breakfast was good. They had a nice variety. The pool was nice and warm. The hot tub was very warm...

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Jeremy M, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting such a fantastic review regarding your recent stay at the Country Inn & Suites of Ames! I'm thrilled to see that you enjoyed your stay with us- as it was our honor having you as our guest. We definitely want to be your choice in lodging when you're in the Ames area. If there's...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA

Address: 2605 SE 16th Street, Ames, IA 50010
Region: United States > Iowa > Ames
Price Range: $141 - $232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA 2.5*
Number of rooms: 78
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Also Known As:
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Ames Country Inn
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#4 Business Hotel in Ames
#5 Family Hotel in Ames
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“Extra large room is really nice”
  • Rust around inside bathroom door
  • Sink drain needs replacing
 of 5 bubbles whereshouldwego44, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I would image every room at this hotel is equally dirty”
 of 5 bubbles gingerl41, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“North side of motel overlooks lake area.”
 of 5 bubbles williamdV8314XX, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our room on the 3rd floor was fine (except for the cleanliness issues), but I'd stay away from the rooms near the ice machines.”
 of 5 bubbles IowaGozzie, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Avoid 119,121 due to proximity to dining, kitchen, laundry”
 of 5 bubbles Nancy4Jayhawks, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
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