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Davenport
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room options and layout are excellent. The location was perfect for our event. The face to face service was excellent. The room was tidy, but not throughly cleaned. The breakfast did not stand up to their competitors standard.

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Omaha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always stay here when I am in Ames for business. They have the best beds - the comforters are just that, nice and soft. The hotel manager always goes out of her way to make sure guests have what they need. Also very close to many dining choices.

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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 of your recent stay at GrandStay Hotel & Suites. Our beds have been known to be described as "sleeping on a cloud." We look forward to seeing you again the next time business brings you to Ames! Best regards, Jean McBreen General Manager

Atkinson
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a great experience from the time I call to set up the reservation to check that day to checking out the hotel is absolutely fabulous everything is really good condition our room was twice Spector told my wife that there was one more room in our room We could live there . It is pet friendly and that...

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

We are so pleased that you had a positive experience at GrandStay Hotel & Suites! We appreciate your glowing words regarding our staff and our spacious rooms. Since extended stays are our specialty, we actually have had some guests live here for up to 14 months! We certainly hope you will come back and see us the next time you...

Naperville, Illinois
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This visit was Family Weekend at ISU. Room was spacious and has a full size fridge. Very clean and comfortable. Being so close to campus is great. The restaurant attached to the hotel is very convenient. They are dog friendly which is a plus. We've stayed here a few times and will book again.

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at the GrandStay with others. We hope to see you again the next time you are in town for an Iowa State University event!

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We stay here when we come to support our Cyclones and visit our daughter. The staff is amazing. The property updates are lovely. It feels like home, every time we are there. It is the perfect place for tailgating weekends, campus visits, move-in trips and all things ISU.

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

Thank you for your positive review of your recent stay at GrandStay. We are pleased to be your home-away-from-home when you cheer on the Iowa State Cyclones -- now if they could just win a few more games! We look forward to seeing you again the next time you're in town! Best regards, Jean McBreen General Manager

Silverthorne, Colorado
Reviewed 1 November 2016

everything was as expected. clean rooms, friendly staff. we arrived back to our room after an event at stephens auditorium to still be able to order food from the pizza place attached to the hotel and they delivered to our room. breakfast, not so much. no meat, or potato, only crumbs of eggs with peppers left. i had a banana...

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

Thank you for your review of your recent stay at GrandStay. Although I am pleased that you experienced clean rooms and our friendly staff, I do want to apologize that the breakfast hot entrée item had not been replenished when you visited our Grand Start Breakfast. I do hope that we will have the opportunity to have you as a...

brandon, United States
Reviewed 1 November 2016

outstanding place to stay - we make it a point to stay here every visit to Ames for good reason . Want to shout out to Jean who was extremely helpful and just a real nice person and is underpaid and overworked and should run for president

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

Thanks for the kind words -- not only about the hotel, but your comments regarding me, as well! Run for President? I think it's too late to throw my hat in the ring for this year . . . maybe in four years! Thanks again! Best regards, Jean McBreen General Manager

Hinckley
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Just one night stay, Hot tub was really hot but otherwise nice. Rooms clean. Breakfast very good. Location very close to shopping was good. food at restaurant ws good took alittle long but was world series night so not bad.

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at GrandStay with others. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to having you stay with us again the next time your travels bring you to Ames, IA!

Lathrop, Missouri
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Just one night stay. Room was clean and spacious. Breakfast was good and location to college was excellent. The front desk was great and the hotel was inviting. Did not use the pool as we got there late in the evening but looked like it was clean.

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

Thank you, jmartin2015, for sharing your experience at GrandStay Hotel & Suites with others. We appreciate your kind words regarding the cleanliness of the hotel as well as our front desk staff. We hope your student will choose to attend Iowa State University and that we will see you often during college visits! Sincerely, Jean McBreen General Manager

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We were just in town for one night but it was nice to have the fridge and the space to visit. We were celebrating a birthday so there was a nice homey feel. Decorated nicely. I would have given it a 5 except for the fact that they say the breakfast is included which it is but the only thing...

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

Thank you for your kind words regarding our Two-Bedroom Suites here at GrandStay. I also appreciate your comments regarding our breakfast -- with sensitivity to gluten becoming more common, you make a very good case that it would be helpful to have more choices for those with a gluten allergy. Thank you again for taking the time to share your...

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Amenities

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  • 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: £101 - £133 (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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Grandstay Residential Hotel Ames
GrandStay Hotel & Suites Ames Iowa
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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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