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Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Ames
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 February 2010

Our family group had two rooms for our trip to an Iowa State basketball room. Two relatives stayed in a regular room, and I paid only a few bucks more for a suite to share with my two sons.

Rooms were average, but clean and well appointed. Hotel appears to have been updated in the last few years. Lots of channels on the TV. My sons liked the pool. There are not many tables in the breakfast area, but that didn't seem to be a problem during our visit.

There were a few minor drawbacks. Our rooms were not ready upon our arrival, so we couldn't check in until after the game. Even by the low standards of pull-out couches, the pull-out couch in our suite was a very uncomfortable bed.

There are certainly cheaper hotels in Ames, but this offers a good value for your money. We recommend it.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled with family
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BWUniversityPark, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2013

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. We're glad you found our location to the university convenient and I hope you had fun at the football game. Please contact us when you come to Ames in the future!

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Reviewed 22 October 2009

Stayed at this hotel with several colleagues. In town working with Greener Ways blog. Spacious lobby made for a great place to meet and discuss business, as well as the business center that was available. Great breakfast. FAST Wi-Fi and wired connections accommodated all of my group's needs. Very friendly staff. Would stay again.

Stayed: October 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 October 2009

Better than the average Best Western the front desk staff are very helpful and warm. Has a family-friendly environment. Simple, decent breakfast--nothing extraordinary but good value for the cost. The only slight issue both times I stayed here -- it was rather chilly in the hotel..found the hallways quite cold..brrr..Free internet access was nice too.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2009

Went with family to look at ISU. Needed a room to accomidate 5 which was hard to find and still be affordable. The room was nice and not too crowded with all the beds. The hot breakfast had lots of variety. Everything, including the room, was clean. There is a really nice sitting area outside. The hotel was very close to campus and the staff was friendly. Would recommend and would stay again with a large group.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 July 2008

We took our son to Ames to check out Iowa State University, so we stayed overnight at the Best Western Park Inn and Suites. I was very impressed, the exterior of the Motel was very nice, with a front porch and hanging flower baskets. The rooms were average size with a small refrigerator, clothes iron, hair dryer and coffee maker. The beds were the best motel beds I have ever slept on, they were soft and comfortable. The pool area was nice and the pool was warm. There was also an exercise room that we used. Another fantastic part was the breakfast. They had scrambled eggs, sausage, waffles, cold cereal, muffins, bagels, and toast. One of the best breakfasts I have eaten at a motel. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 December 2005

in town for medical emergency the week before Christmas. stayed one night after staying down the road at another hotel and what a different a night makes. your place light and airy, beds most comfortable, food in am great and most of all EVERYTHING clean and smelled good! Also the computer faster and more updated. which really counts when trying to keep in touch back home with business. thank you, will more than likely be back in the near future due to the health of my daughter and as needed,will know where to stay. THANK YOU,

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C.Stansill
Tulsa,Oklahoma

  • Stayed: December 2005
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BWUniversityPark, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2013

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  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled on business
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Additional Information about 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: £73 - £144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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