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GrandStay Hotel & Suites Ames

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Sutherland, Iowa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the front desk staff to be extremely friendly and helpful. With that being said our room was in need of paint touch up and a new shower curtain as it was dirty on the bottom. The elevator and hallway were in need of a good vacuum. We prefer the Holiday Inn Express on 13th. They also have an...

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GrandStayAmes, General Manager at GrandStay Hotel & Suites Ames, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at GrandStay with others. We certainly appreciate your comments about our friendly and helpful front desk staff. I apologize that there were some items that needed attention in your room; those have since been repaired/replaced. We hope we will see you again when your travels bring you to Ames, IA....

St. Paul, United States
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Very comfortable beds. Close to Iowa State campus. Excellent value. I paid the lowest price that I ever have paid for a room this size. The set up of the two bedroom suite was perfect and allowed for plenty of privacy. The room could have slept 6. There were 3 TVs. Old Chicago, which could accommodate our gluten free allergy...

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GrandStayAmes, General Manager at GrandStay Hotel & Suites Ames, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at GrandStay with others. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the set up of the Two Bedroom Suite as well as the convenience of having the Old Chicago restaurant next door! We hope to see you again soon, especially if your son or daughter decides to become an Iowa State Cyclone! Best regards,...

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall a great place to stay, but hot breakfast was a disappointment on Feb 18. Ran out of waffle mix, we were told it would take 20 minutes to make more, the biscuits & gravy were cold, there were no other meat options and the only eggs offered were hard boiled. Fruit was OK but the rest was all HIGH...

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GrandStayAmes, General Manager at GrandStay Hotel & Suites Ames, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at GrandStay Hotel & Suites. We sincerely apologize that the breakfast was not well stocked, and that the biscuits and gravy were not at the correct temperature. We are taking steps to ensure that this does not happen in the future. Again, thank you for your comments and we...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 14 February 2017

this hotel is nice on many levels, it has a great breakfast, we appreciated they take dogs, and we like the mini-kitchen (would love an oven). However the last 3 times we've stayed we've had stained carpets, terrible permanent mildew all over the bathroom, the beds and especially pillows are horrible, and no one at check out ever asks us...

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GrandStayAmes, General Manager at GrandStay Hotel & Suites Ames, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at GrandStay with others. We appreciate your feedback regarding areas that could use some attention and/or improvement. This spring we will be replacing the carpet in drapes in all of our guest rooms -- in the meantime we will be sure and shampoo the carpet in the Two Bedroom Suite...

Mondamin
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I have already recommended this to a friend who travels to Ames for softball. Great facilities and friendly staff. I would definitely stay there again. I will recommend this to anyone who is staying in Ames.

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Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Nice place for a week stay. The kitchenette was helpful to make food when you get tiered of pizza and burgers. i did not get a chance to use the pool of workout facilities but from what I got to see from the other guests was smiles when I walked by. The staff was polite, no good mornings or good...

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GrandStayAmes, General Manager at GrandStay Hotel & Suites Ames, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at GrandStay with others. We appreciate your comments regarding the staff and the breakfast - just so you know, we offer a different hot entrée item each day, and biscuits with sausage gravy is one of the choices in the rotation. We look forward to seeing you again later this...

Waterloo
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Decent place for am overnight stay. Nice rooms and pleasant staff. Pool is a little small but since we were the only ones using it the kids actually enjoyed it more. Breakfast was sketchy but average for most hotels. Nice sized rooms though.

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GrandStayAmes, General Manager at GrandStay Hotel & Suites Ames, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at GrandStay with others. We appreciate your positive comments regarding our rooms and the staff. We hope to see you again the next time you need a weekend getaway! Best regards, Jean McBreen General Manager

Ute, Iowa
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice , clean, like new! I Will always stay here on my trips to Ames ! Pool area is sweet! Beautiful lobby and room was so nice! I would recommend this hotel to any traveler! Nice to have Resterant so close!

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Thank you so much for sharing your experience at GrandStay with others! We appreciate your recommendation, and look forward to seeing you again soon! Best regards, Jean McBreen General Manager

Eden Prairie
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We had a great experience at the Ames, Iowa property. Very friendly staff. The 2 bedroom suite was perfect for our group. Very nice accommodations at a reasonable price. Connected to Old Chicago is especially nice in the winter!

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North Liberty
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I stay here several times a year for work and the stay are always friendly! On a recent visit, I had trouble with the toilet handle and they fixed the problem in under an hour. They also have a great breakfast.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at GrandStay Ames with others. We appreciate your kind words regarding our staff and our Grand Start Breakfast. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best regards, Jean McBreen General Manager

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
EXTENDED-STAY, FAMILY & EXECUTIVE SUITES HOTELGRANDSTAY AMES, IOWA. GrandStay(R) Residential Suites Hotel in Ames, Iowa offers spacious family and executive suites. Conveniently located off Interstate 35 at the corner of Duff Ave and Hwy 30, our Iowa hotel offers all the comforts of home with complimentary Grand Start Breakfast™, high-speed Internet, and fully equipped kitchens in every suite. In the heart of the Midwest and Iowa, Ames is the source for tradition, discovery, diversity and of course the Cyclones. Enjoy 33 woodland parks, hop on our 55 miles of bike and pedestrian trails or do what we do best and cheer for the best college teams in the nation! With a variety of Studio, One & Two Bedroom suites, with nightly, weekly and monthly extended-stay suites and accommodations available, our Ames, Iowa hotel is perfect no matter your needs. Enjoy the best of Ames and the all comforts of home when you stay in our luxurious business and family hotel. Reserve your hotel suite today! ... more   less 

Additional Information about GrandStay Hotel & Suites Ames

Address: 1606 South Kellogg Avenue, Ames, IA 50010
Region: United States > Iowa > Ames
Price Range: $165 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — GrandStay Hotel & Suites Ames 2.5*
Number of rooms: 53
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Grandstay Residential Hotel Ames
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#5 Business Hotel in Ames
#6 Family Hotel in Ames
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“Ask for a suite to allow more privacy”
 of 5 bubbles barbarafY7914NF, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“If you don't want to hear everything (and I mean everything) then stay on the top floor”
 of 5 bubbles samanthaf432, 23 Apr 2016 | Read review
“last room at end of hall is quiet”
 of 5 bubbles BDKBS, 26 Jun 2015 | Read review
“If you have a lot of luggage suggest a ground floor room as the elevator is a bit slow. The staircases on the end lead directly to the parking lot and the central staircase opens up into the lobby area.”
 of 5 bubbles Schmerko, 10 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Choose 2 bedroom If you want a door between you and your kids.”
 of 5 bubbles MNfamily_10, 11 Aug 2014 | Read review
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