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“Best Kept Secret in Ames!”

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BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Ames
Certificate of Excellence
Sheldon, United States
1 review
“Best Kept Secret in Ames!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

We have stayed in this motel before and every year we have not been disappointed. The staff is awesome by being so helpful and friendly. Everything about the room was more than you could ask for! Often when you stay at any motel, there always seems to be something that is not quite right (ie. pool water is too cold, breakfast is skimpy, no clean towels given, mattress and pillows may be uncomfortable, or whatever) but during this stay, we could absolutely not find one thing that was not top rate! Love this place!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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BWUniversityPark, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on your stay. I'm glad you found our hotel comfortable and hope you enjoyed your visit to Ames. Thanks for staying with us and please come back soon.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

What a find on this hotel. Very relaxing and comfortable. Gals at check in very helpful with even maps to all eateries around area. Hotel on outside very charming with wrap around front porch and hanging flower baskets. Inside lobby is very spacious and plenty of room for having breakfast in the AM. Room very nice as had small living area with microwave and mini frig. Also has sink with running water nice and handy. In between this area and room is the bathroom so that is in the center and makes it so handy. Room and bed very comfortable and had very good night of sleep. Breakfast in the AM consisted of "hot" scrambled eggs and sausage, cold cereals, fruits, waffles, choice of juice and coffee, sweet rolls and breads. All was presented well and kept clean. Will stay again if in area.

Room Tip: Would stay on side of lobby area as gas station on opposite side and you could hear cars coming and...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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BWUniversityPark, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 30 September 2013
Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to leave feedback on your stay. I'm glad you enjoyed the breakfast and the king suite you stayed in. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Carroll, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

This Best Western is welcoming and I highly recommend it. The facility is cozy and very well kept! Very clean! Staff are helpful and really care that you have a great experience! My family will definitely utilize this hotel any time we are in the area and selecting a hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

Nice to have a great hotel location with pool and breakfast. Will definitely stay here again. and again. All our company employees stay here and we have used this for family vacations in Iowa also several times. Love the available breakfast and the coffee is unbeatable. Kids love the pool.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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BWUniversityPark, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
Thank you for staying with us. I'm glad your company and family enjoy staying here. The coffee is a locally roasted brand, Burgie's Coffee, and I'm glad you enjoyed that too. Please visit us again!
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Milton, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

This hotel was very clean. The staff was friendly and very accommodating for our large group including many small children. We needed to spend a significant time at the hotel and did not feel like we were in the way while we hung out in the lobby. Breakfast was good and fresh.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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BWUniversityPark, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 28 August 2013
Thank you for staying with us. I'm glad you felt comfortable in our spacious lobby and hope you enjoyed your wedding. Please give us a call if you need a place to stay in Ames in the future!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

I compare Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites with contemporaries I have stayed over the last couple of months and even years.

The best description I can give to this facility in combination with her most wonderful staff is that, it is a home, far away from home.

The rooms are cozy and complete, be it the Presidential suites or the Standard rooms... the rates are very adequate and can accommodate all classes. I will return here again when I am in Ames or a nearby vicinity.

Room Tip: Do not bother about location of room... every room is unique and just perfect!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

This hotel was part of a discount for a wedding I atteneded. The room was clean, the breakfast was hot. Very good for the price. I would stay again when in Ames, Ia. The location is right off of HWY 30 across from the holiday inn, next to a gas station. The room was quiet.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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BWUniversityPark, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 28 August 2013
Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to leave feedback on your stay. We hope you enjoyed the wedding as much as you did your stay at the hotel! Thank you!
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites

Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites
Address: 2500 University Blvd., Ames, IA 50010-8621
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Region: United States > Iowa > Ames
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Ames
#3 Business Hotel in Ames
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Choose this pet-friendly Ames, Iowa hotel located close to the Coldwater Golf Course, Iowa State University and the Ames Municipal Airport.Welcome to the BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites, a full-service hotel located just minutes away from the Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. This Ames hotel offers convenient access to the Iowa State Center, home to sporting events and concerts as well as the Iowa State University Research Park.The BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites offers 87 spaciously-appointed guest rooms and suites, each equipped with a refrigerator, cable satellite television and free high-speed Internet access. Guests will wake each morning to a complimentary full breakfast. This Iowa hotel also features an indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub, fitness center, 24 hour business center and meeting facilities. Pets are welcome!Guests staying at the BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites will be close to the Reiman Gardens, the Boone Scenic Valley Railroad and the North Grand Mall. Business travelers will appreciate the proximity to the Iowa Department of Transportation, the United States Department of Agriculture Disease Lab, 3M®, Sauer Danfoss and the Ag Information Center.For superior customer service and a convenient location in Ames, Iowa make a reservation today at the BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites! ... more   less 
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