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GrandStay Hotel & Suites Ames

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Very nice motel. Great value for room size. Two rooms, two TV/s all you need to get away from in-laws while spouse sees her parents. Very good breakfast. Location is quiet. Short drive to campus and downtown

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your positive comments regarding our One Bedroom Suite, the breakfast, and our location. We hope to see you and your wife again the next time you travel to Ames to visit your in-laws! Best regards, Jean McBreen General Manager

Pender, Nebraska
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I would recommend the GrandStay to anyone going to Ames. I particularly like this hotel for extended stays when multiple people are in the group. Their double bedroom suites afford a kitchen, two bedrooms, and a shared bathroom. Perfect for my team. Several restaurants are within walking distance including Old Chicago (attached to the hotel), Fuji (hibachi grill that shares...

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Iowa
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We stayed during the Farm Progress Show. Our room was spacious and the beds/pillows very comfortable. It's nice to have the extra room for business. The refrigerator was a plus also. We also enjoyed their breakfast choices. Plenty to pick from and a nice clean eating area. The staff was very friendly. Will be back again.

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Ames, Iowa
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Very friendly staff, quiet place and great location in relation to Ames. I spefically went for work on campus and it is one of the closest hotels to campus there is. My room was really cozy and my only true complaint was I stayed in a suite and the dishes were dirty (that's why you always check before using!). The...

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West Salem, Wisconsin
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This was an unexpected stay in Ames due to our college daughter's illness. We felt that room was quite affordable. Rooms were clean, except the mirror in the common area. Beds were comfortable. Staff was friendly. Breakfast was okay. There were no hard boiled eggs on a Sunday morning.

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Durant, Oklahoma
Reviewed 21 August 2016

After ten hours on road it was great to relax in a quiet room with Old Chicago down the hall. Breakfast was great and the coffe was hot. The lady taking care of the breakfast was very pleasant. The kitchen made it easier for us to keep our food fresh.

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

Thank you for sharing your experience with others on TripAdvisor! We are pleased that you were able to relax in one of our Two Bedroom Suites after your long day on the road. If your travels bring you to Ames, IA in the future, we hope to see you again! Best regards, Jean McBreen General Manager

Denison, Iowa
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The room is set up very nicely with 2 bedrooms and a sofa bed. Plenty of room to sleep a group. The breakfast was ok and there was a full kitchen with a large refrigerator if we would have needed it. The location is great as it is within walking distance of the movie theater and several restaurants.

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at GrandStay Hotel & Suites with other travelers. We are pleased that you found our Two Bedroom Suite large enough to accommodate your group. We hope you will again choose GrandStay the next time your travels bring you to Ames! Best regards, Jean McBreen General Manager

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 15 August 2016

When family of 4 combs down for breakfast way before 10am, there should be coffee and options more than cereal. Someone came right out at 10 to lock coolers but not replenish after asking. Value is to save money and time in morning if im paying 175.00 a room.

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

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about the lack of food on our complimentary Grand Starts hot breakfast buffet when you stayed with us last weekend. I have reviewed your comments with our weekend breakfast attendant -- it is our practice to replenish the food as needed until the breakfast ends at 10:00 a.m. I sincerely...

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 26 July 2016

My coworkers and I stay here once a year. The rooms are comfortable and clean, and the staff are helpful. It is also convenient that the facility is connected to Old Chicago. In addition, with the full kitchen, we are able to bring food of our own.

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

We appreciate that you and your fellow CPA co-workers stay at GrandStay Hotel & Suites each year! Thank you for your kind words regarding the comfort and cleanliness of our rooms, as well as our helpful staff. We look forward to seeing you again next year! Best regards, Jean McBreen General Manager

Lehigh Acres
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The GrandStay Hotel & Suites Ames was very clean. It also included a wonderful free breakfast every morning and the staff were very friendly. Our room came with a full size fridge, a stove and a dishwasher. I would definitely stay here again.

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at GrandStay Hotel & Suites with other travelers. Just so you know, all of our rooms have a refrigerator, two-burner stove top, microwave, dishwasher and toaster -- we're glad you enjoyed having those available in your room. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best regards, Jean McBreen General Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
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  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • 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 S Kellogg Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8000
Region: United States > Iowa > Ames
Price Range: $171 - $218 (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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#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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