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Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Ames
Certificate of Excellence
Owatonna, United States
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“This hotel continues to upgrade, wow factor”
Reviewed 3 February 2014

The Best Western Plus University in Ames is our favorite place to stay for both business and pleasure. When I'm in Des Moines, it's easy to drive up I-35 and stay there, and when on pleasure, it's hard to beat. I stay at top end hotels and resorts for work, and this is great. AND they are upgrading so many things, hard to keep up. NEW expanded workout center with NEW equipment, NEW lobby and eating area, NEW elevator. Try this one out, the staff is so friendly, and kids like the pool and hot tub (so do adults) Best Western Plus is on our list a super hotels, we like them.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Lynn K
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BWUniversityPark, Public Relations Manager at Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Thank you for continuing to stay with us and for being understanding with us during our renovation period. We enjoy having you stay with us and can't wait for you to see our upgrades as they are completed!
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ames, United States
1 review
Reviewed 26 January 2014

Clean, safe place to stay. Tom greeted us and answered all of our questions. He took the time to make sure that we were comfortable and had all of our questions answered. The location was convenient with easy access to everything in town.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Ames IA, United States
1 review
Reviewed 24 January 2014

Staff went the extra mile to find and mail a lost item that was left in our room upon checkout. Much appreciated by my son who lost it, and my me so I didn't pay for another one. Thank you very much for your attentiveness and promptness.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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BWUniversityPark, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 10 September 2014
Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. We are glad to hear you received your cell phone charger in the mail. We hope to see you again in the future.
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charlotte, United States
1 review
Reviewed 17 January 2014

we brought our nephew out to college to get him set up in his dorm and stayed at this best western. this hotel is very close to the stadium and college. i went to the online bids to get a cheap room, then called the 1800bestwestern no. and they gave me a better deal. clean safe and staff are helpful. close to many college attractions.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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BWUniversityPark, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to leave feedback about your stay. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future!
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Britt, United States
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

I stay at this hotel repeatably for business and have always had a very good experience. The staff 'bend over backwards' to be accommodating and you couldn't ask for a more convenient location. My room has always been clean and comfortable. Love the fact I can eat (a variety) of breakfast items and get my day off to a good start without needing to stop somewhere else.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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BWUniversityPark, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 15 January 2014
We appreciate you choosing to stay with us whenever you are in Ames. We're glad that you enjoy our breakfast and the comfortable guest rooms. We are constantly evaluating our breakfast menu and amenities so thank you for leaving us feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

This was a great place to stay. The room was very comfortable and clean. The bed was very comfortable. The rooms were quiet. The free breakfast was fantastic and the pool and hot tub were so relaxing.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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BWUniversityPark, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 15 January 2014
Thank you for staying with us! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast, pool/hot tub, and your hotel room. Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on your stay and we hope to see you again in the future.
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Owatonna, United States
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

This is the best hotel in Ames, period. Nice rooms, nice people, good breakfast, free parking and close to everything. We love that it's so close to Iowa State University, yet it's quiet. Convience store next door along with gas station for snacks, and restaurants are near by. We've stayed at every hotel in Ames, we always come back to this one.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Lynn K
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BWUniversityPark, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 15 January 2014
Thank you for continuing to stay with us and for leaving feedback on your stay. We're glad you enjoy our proximity to Iowa State University and hope you continue to stay with us when you come back to Ames. Go Cyclones!
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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 Best Value Hotel in Ames
#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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Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites Ames, Iowa

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