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Red Roof Inn Ames

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 10 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...

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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.

Janesville, Wisconsin
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Check in a breeze, front desk lady was lovely and I enjoyed the conversations we had. For what we paid the room itself was ok, beds very small only doubles I think but what bothered me the most was it was very dirty. We are pretty basic people that don't care if we have high end anything but I do...

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

Thank you for taking time out to post a review on your stay at our hotel. We have read your comments and have shared with our staff. Comments like yours help us improve our guest experience so thank you.

Reviewed 28 August 2016

front dest iwith tracy + abby or the most free spirit helpful people i met in iowa i just wonna say that i injoyed my stay at red roof inn breakfast was fresh nice an clean newspapers an the news was always on in the morning i felt at home everybody smiles all the time

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

Dear Guest Thank you so much for our 3-star rating! We are glad to hear you enjoyed staying at our Red Roof Inn in Ames and found our staff "free spirit helpful, smiles all the time " "fresh breakfast daily newspaper and news in the breakfast area each morning was pleasant." I am also glad to hear you felt at...

Homewood, Illinois
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I read the review before I booked, and I thought they were accurate. The front desk person was very pleasant and the room very clean. The breakfast was ok, it's your typical hotel complimentary food items (the waffle iron wouldn't release the batter) and the seating area was very nice.

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Management T, Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review

Thank you so much for our 4-star rating! We are glad to hear you enjoyed staying at our Red Roof Inn in Ames and found our staff "pleasant" and "rooms very clean." We look forward to your next visit when coming back to ISU. Thank you!

Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Staff was nice. The included continental breakfast was fine. The hotel room was very dated and worn. Carpet had visible stains with sticky spots. Pull out sofa was uncomfortable with cushions sinking into the back. Hallways had the appearance of not being vacuumed during 3 night stay. Lobby looked recently updated, but again has the appearance of not being vacuumed...

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Management T, Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out to post a review on your stay at our hotel. We have read your comments and have shared with our staff. Comments like yours help us improve our guest experience so thank you.

Lanesboro, Minnesota
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful!! Will be back!! Great breakfast and wonderful value!!! Sams club membership had an amazing value!! Thank you! Don't worry about location! You are right where Hampton Inn used to be!!! Just me and my husband... No kids.. Pool small but would be awesome for kiddos...

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Management T, Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review

We sincerely thank you for our 5-star rating!! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed staying at our Red Roof Inn in Ames, and found the whole experience "wonderful" and "an amazing value." We look forward to your next visit, thank you!

Reviewed 15 August 2016

The staff are very kind and accommodating. They went out of their way to be of service with any of our needs. The weekly rate we found to be the best deal and booking in advance. The rooms fill up fact and you have to ask for senior citizen or other discounts that may be available. The hotel used to...

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

Dear Guest Thank you for the great review I am glad to hear that my staff went out of their way to service your needs my staff will be thrilled to hear your review. We so appreciate your rating of "Four Stars" and will continue to work diligently to maintain that rating. Please visit us again when in Ames.

Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We were in the area to ride the Boone and Scenic steam train on Saturday, August 6, and looking for a reasonably priced room for one night. We did not expect to have a hot breakfast or updated bathroom so were pleasantly surprised when we checked in. Our room was clean and the carpet in the hallway and room looked...

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

Thank you for your feedback about your past time with us at our Red Roof Inn Ames! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Our entire team works hard to ensure we prove the best possible service in the area. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Bellevue
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We stayed during the remodel to be a Red Roof Inn and an open house week at ISU...a very busy time. The staff could not have been more accommodating. Sheila, the front desk, was super when we needed to extend our stay. There was a problem with the TV and within minutes someone was there to assist. Our room was...

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your great review about your past stay with us! Our entire team works hard every day to ensure we are exceeding our guests expectations with every stay. We are honored to hear you say positive comments of our staff. Your review made our entire team smile. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Jamestown, Ohio
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This was a Hampton Inn, you could still see the old signage. No fridge in the room, toilet set was loose, sink drain was disconnected. We stayed here for four nights. Breakfast buffet was just OK. Staff seemed not to be able to handle checkout in a expeditious manner.

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback! We strive to provide the best possible service in the Ames area and are disappointed to hear about your experience this past weekend. We assure you this is not the usual experience and will use your feedback to ensure this does not happen again. Please reach out to me directly via phone or...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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-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 Pl, Ames, IA 50010-6436 (Formerly Hampton Inn Ames)
Region: United States > Iowa > Ames
Price Range: $90 - $166 (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
Red Roof Inn Ames Iowa
Hotel Style:
#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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