Room was drafty & cold. Bug crawling on top of bed blanket. Heater went on & off every 30 seconds. No sleep!!
had patches in walls that were not painted, found hairs on bathroom floor, soap in bathtub drain,looked like sheets were not changed .
We needed to find an inexpensive option for our visit to Ames, and this certainly fit that description. Be aware that there are tradeoffs for saving a few bucks. Our 1 queen bed room was quite small, and only had a nightstand and lamp on one side of the bed. There were only two lights in the bedroom (other one on the desk. None in the entry hall), so it was a little dark overall. Thus, one of us didn't have the convenience of a side table and lamp. The bed was overall uncomfortable.. on the firm side. Did not get a good night's sleep. Blankets are a bit thin, so I always felt chilly. The air conditioner/heater was stuck on one temperature, one fan speed, and you could not turn it off either. We did not report that... just lived with it. There was a moldy patch on the bathroom wall near the tub. Shampoo/Conditioner and Soap are provided, but no other bathroom toiletries. Breakfast is either cereal, pre-packaged muffins, or a waffle you can drop in a toaster. On the plus side, the young man at the front desk was extremely pleasant and helpful. A great employee to have.The location is a few miles from the ISU campus, which was fine. Overall, I probably would hope to NOT stay there again, as I like a few more plusses in my hotel stays. For sheer economy, this works.
....and, Ishmael (sp?)!! Our room was very clean & comfortable. We checked in when the temperature was -2° and our room was nice & warm as soon as we walked in. Ice machine wasn't working that 1rst night & we'd have to either walk in the freezing air or take our semi over or unhook the tractor...all equally a pain...but...Ishmael at the front desk unbelievably..kindly..gave us his car to use!!! I'm still so blown away by this. Thank you so, so much "Moby Dick"!!--you're an amazing man.
Stayed 2 nights, and would stay again. Clean, quiet, warm & great rate.