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Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Ames
Certificate of Excellence
Winterset, United States
1 review
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“Clean Room, good breakfast”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

I was pleased with my stay. The room was clean and very comfortable. The complementary breakfast was good. Had hot foods along with bagel and toast choices, make your own waffles, scrambled eggs with sausage and ham, ect. I was pleasantly surprised by the check out reciept slipped under my door the morning of departure so my check out was simple and easy. I will stay again the next time I have to travel to Ames for summer classes.

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Herrin, Illinois
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

This motel is located just a couple of miles from the Iowa State University campus. This was important to me because I was in Ames, Iowa, to attend a family reunion held at the Iowa State Alumni Center. I appreciated being assigned to a ground-level room. The motel itself is beautiful and has a convenient convenience store across the parking lot from it. I enjoyed using the treadmill in the fitness center in the mornings. Overall, it was a pleasant stay for me.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Byron, Illinois, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We stayed in a double queen room in June 2014. The room was good-sized and had a nice little sitting area. The beds were comfortable and the TV was a nice HD model. The breakfast buffet had several hot items and had a pretty good selection. The hotel was easy to get to, but far enough away from Hwy 30 that there was no traffic noise. The staff was wonderful. A wonderful place to stay for the price.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Loved the location-quiet, but had great freeway access. Loved the facilty-clean, clean, clean. Did I mention the motel was really clean? Loved the food, but so did every one else... It was great quality, so it was a bit too crowded in the serving area. Awesome staff- very professional and polite. Didn't care much for the TV remote- HBO didn't work the first night, but it was available the next night. Great experience overall.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Arkansaw, WI, United States
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank you for staying with us. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come see us again when you visit Ames.
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Canoga Park, United States
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

We stayed here one night, after a late arrival to Des Moines airport. This motel was perfect for what we needed: easy to get to, clean, comfortable bed, and a nice breakfast bar in the am. I recommend Best Western Plus in Ames to anyone who needs a quick stopover, or needs a place to stay near the University. It is about one hour from the Des Moines airport.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We have tried several hotels in Ames and to our surprise, we actually found the Best Western a cut above the rest. Although all the hotel layouts and rooms are basically the same, we found Best Western good enough to warrant a review. First of all they created a sitting area when first entering with a couch, TV, refrig. coffee maker, kitchenette. The bathroom is in the middle and the bedroom on the other side with its own TV. It allowed us separate spaces for reading, TV and sleeping. The bed was very comfortable, the room very quiet and the duvet not too warm (One of my pet peeves in all these hotels...bed looks great but duvet is too hot and no blankets usually available as a alternative.)
Breakfast was included but we left early and did not partake. We did take coffee and it was actually good. My one recommendation would be to offer the room with or without breakfast. I would prefer to have a price option like that and it would separate this hotel from the others.
We would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: We were on the second floor and room was very quiet
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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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
#2 Best Value 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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