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Red Roof Inn Ames

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cleanliness is the main reason for this rating. The floors looked like they hadn't been vacuumed in weeks. There were stains on the furniture. The staff was friendly and the price was reasonable, but not enough to compensate for the room condition.

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RedRoofAmesMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for the review!!! I am sorry for not meeting your expectations. As we recently had change of ownership we will be doing renovations to the property so hopefully next time you do visit Ames we should be renovated. I hope we can have the opportunity to accommodate your stay.

Plano, TX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for two nights. Staff was accomodating and pleasant. Rooms and hotel were very clean; pool was beautiful and well maintained. Breakfast area was very pleasant and light. Linens were great and the bathroom was large. Good value for Ames!

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RedRoofAmesMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank You for the 4 star review!!! I am pleased to hear your stay with us at Red Roof Inn Ames was a accommodating and pleasant. Clean and well maintained property, pleasant and light breakfast, large bathroom, great linens and good value are the kind of comments we love to hear. We will be pleased to accommodate your...

Ostrava, Czech Republic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It appeared like this had gotten decent reviews and was the cheapest one I found on Trivago, but, I didn't feel like it was a good value with so many others to choose from in the neighborhood. The breakfast was the best thing.

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RedRoofAmesMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for the review!!! I am sorry we did not meet your expectations. I am glad to hear you enjoyed our breakfast. We hope to have the opportunity to accommodate your future stay in Ames.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tracy and Greg were the nicest Hotel lobby personnel, Greg even talked to us after we went swimming. One of the best hotels we have been to and definitely will be back. Breakfast was super delicious! 😊

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RedRoofAmesMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank You for the 5 star review!!! I am pleased to hear of being the Best hotel in Ames. Tracy and Greg will be happy to hear of their comments. We will be happy to have the opportunity to accommodate your future stay next time you visit Ames.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Had a delightful stay in Ames, IA on 2/18/17. Hadn't stayed at an RRI since the early 1980s. Room very clean, Kody at the front desk was friendly and helpful, bed and pillows as comfy as any premium Starwood property, and full breakfast was fresh and steaming hot (at least it was at 6 AM). A few minor annoyances, which...

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RedRoofAmesMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank You for the wonderful review!!! I am glad to hear your stay with us was a delightful stay. Kody will be pleased to hear of your comments. We will address the minor annoyance issues as you visit us next time we will be the top notch property in the area. We hope to see you next time...

Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Nice room, good size and clean. Great stop for the price. Breakfast in the morning was adequate. We travel many thousands of miles during the winter staying in budget hotels and this was definitely a good one.

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RedRoofAmesMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for the 4 star review!!!! I am pleased to hear your stay with us at Red Roof Inn Ames was pleasant. Nice room, good size and clean. Great stop for the price. Breakfast in the morning was adequate. We travel many thousands of miles during the winter staying in budget hotels and this was definitely a...

Sheldon, Missouri
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Nice room for the price. The beds were small (doubles) but comfortable. The room was clean. We went down for breakfast at 8:30 and they were out of almost everything. We waited for them to refill the items and it was very good. We had muffins, fruit, biscuits and gravy, waffles, and cereal. We plan on staying here again when...

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RedRoofAmesMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for the 4 star review!!! I am pleased to hear your stay with at Red Roof Inn Ames we a pleasant one. I am sorry for the bed size as we just recently transitioned we will be doing renovations to the property and hopefully by the time you come back next time we should have the...

Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Tracy was excellent, pleasant and very helpful. She was there when we checked in late afternoon/early evening and was there when we checked out around 9am. Not sure what her hours were but she made our stay very enjoyable with her fun and pleasant attitude. We will stop here again!!! The room was great very clean and well kept. The...

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RedRoofAmesMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank You for the 5 star review!!!! Tracy will be glad to hear your comments. I am glad to hear tracy made your stay enjoyable with her fun and pleasant attitude. I am also glad to hear your was clean and comforting and met your expectation. Please do let us know when you will return to make your...

Reviewed 24 November 2016

Tracy the desk clerk was particularly helpful. In room spa was very nice. Breakfast was adequate--instant oatmeal might have been an improvement. Near the intersection of highways. Lots of parking. Not very scenic location.

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RedRoofAmesMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank You for the 5 star review!!!!! I am glad to hear your you enjoyed your stay with us at Red Roof Inn Ames. Tracy will be glad to hear your comments. We hope to see you next time you visit Ames.

McLouth, United States
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We always look for a spot to drop in between Kansas and Minnesota with a pool that won't break our budget. Very friendly staff who was more than willing to meet our specific needs. Got a cot/bed and bedding right away, helped find a room facing our vehicle bc we were hauling things. Breakfast was beyond the average carbs only...they...

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RedRoofAmesMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank You for the 4 star review!!!! I am glad to hear your stay with us at Red Roof Inn Ames was enjoyable. My staff will be glad to see your comments. We hope to see you next time you visit Ames.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 complimentary continental breakfast (6am-10am) and coffeehouse style coffee and tea in the lobby, then get your workout in, in our fitness center or indoor pool. 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Red Roof Inn Ames

Address: 1400 S Dayton Pl, Ames, IA 50010-6436 (Formerly Hampton Inn Ames)
Region: United States > Iowa > Ames
Price Range: $85 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Red Roof Inn Ames 2.5*
Number of rooms: 77
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Also Known As:
Hampton Inn Ames
Ames Hampton Inn
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#1 Green Hotel in Ames
#7 Business Hotel in Ames
#8 Family Hotel in Ames
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