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Red Roof Inn Ames

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Dick B
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. More 

McLouth, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago 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... More 

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Thank Tonya W
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. More 

Minnesota
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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Older property but kept up nicely. Overall very clean and quiet. Friendly and helpful front desk. Breakfast was good with biscuit and gravy and sausage links. Had room that backs up to the elevator but no noise issues. Good value for the money compared to other properties in the area.

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

Dear Guest Thank You for the star Review!!! I am glad to hear your stay with us at Red Roof Inn Ames was an enjoyable one. Clean, quiet, friendly and helpful desk, good breakfast , good value for the money are the comments we like to hear from our guest. My staff will be happy to hear the comments. We... More 

Bella Vista, Arkansas
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After trying to book into a chain in Ames, I booked the Red Roof Inn. The other place was too expensive and the response was pure snotiness. When folks at the RR answered it was with a pleasant how are you doing today. The whole conversation was pleasant and they were very accommodating. The price was reasonable and the stay... More 

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Thank kingcareking
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 stay with us at Red Roof Inn Ames was an enjoyable stay. My staff will pleased to hear their hard work paying off by being pleasant and very accommodating. We hope to see you next time you visit Ames. More 

Washington, Iowa
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice room. Comfortable beds! I loved the updated bathroom. Great counter space and shelving! The hallways were very nice, new carpet, nice smell. The only thing that was a little worn was the desk chair, not much padding on the seat. They had an excellent hot breakfast with great hours! Candace at the front desk was very nice... More 

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Thank Julie2257
RedRoofAmesMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for your kind words and the 5 star rating. We are so happy that you are able to enjoy yourself while staying with us. We are eagerly awaiting your future stays with us. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

There are about seven hotels at this exit and this was one of the less expensive options. It was perfectly acceptable - clean, comfortable, quiet, adequate breakfast. Unless you are dead set about spending more money, this is a fine choice. It's also close to the only restaurant in the immediate area.

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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 was and enjoyable one, Clean, Comfortable, Quiet, Adequate Breakfast, less expensive are the comments we love to hear, my entire team here at Red Roof Inn Ames will be glad when they hear the comments. We hope to see you next time... More 

Detroit Lakes
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

The man at front desk (I didn't get his name) was extremely helpful with check in. They room was very nice and clean. After a long 8hrs of driving in a pouring rain it was a very welcome relief and enjoyed the morning breakfast before continuing on my journey.

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1 Thank David P
RedRoofAmesMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review

Thank you for your five star review! We are thrilled to hear our team was able to welcome you to Ames, Iowa during your recent trip to us! We hope on your next visit for less rain so you can visit many of the local business and shops downtown. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Our Beepball (baseball for the blind) team was there in July. Sheila and Tracy went above and beyond making everyone feel welcome and was a big help with all the guys. See you at the next World Series.

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

Dear Guest Thank You for the 5 star review! I am glad to hear that my staff went above and beyond making everyone feel welcome and helped all the guys to make your stay an enjoyable one. We will be happy to accommodate your stay during the World series please contact us to make the reservations. More 

Lone Tree, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Check in was very easy. Everyone was very eager to help. Continental breakfast was good and breakfast area very clean. The receptionist, Tracy, was very pleasant and helpful. Room could have been cleaned a little better. All in all, a very nice place to stay.

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Thank losthillsols
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 a pleasant stay, tracy will be pleased to hear your comments. I am sorry our room did not meet your expectation. We hope to get a chance to accommodate you on your next visit to Ames. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed during Farm Progress Show. My room was ok, but I have stayed in better in Ames. The overall cleanliness and age of hotel were turn offs. I did have some coworkers stay and they seemed to have a better experience. There are newer and nicer hotels. Ames does have Uber, which helps if you like to have a beer... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank You for the 3 star review! I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Red Roof Inn Ames. Ames have developed quite a bit, and uber is a great thing we have for travelers. I hope you give a chance to accommodate you on your next visit to ames. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
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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
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
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  • 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-9am) 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 Place, Ames, IA 50010 (Formerly Hampton Inn Ames)
Region: United States > Iowa > Ames
Price Range: $91 - $180 (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
#2 Best Value Hotel in Ames
#7 Business Hotel in Ames
#8 Family Hotel in Ames
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“East has early morning sun and quiet evenings, heard NO noise from freeway any place.”
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