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Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Ames
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Grant, Michigan
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658 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 530 helpful votes
“Hard to go wrong here.............”
Reviewed 4 August 2010

Stayed here last month. Nice place, easy to find and really decent. Gas station right next door.

Business center has computers that actually work, and work well. Nicely maintained computer room, too.

Breakfast was OK, not great. Breakfast area seemed to hold a lot of people at once.

Staff was very nice and were all about making sure your stay was to your satisfaction.

The temp of the rooms and motel in general is kept very cold. The A/C there REALLY works.

I would stay there again without hesitation.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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DFW, Texas
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Reviewed 11 June 2010

We stayed here while visiting Iowa State. The location is excellent, right down the road from the University. Our room overlooked the adjacent gas station, but was actually VERY quiet and with the comfy beds we slept well. Breakfast was standard fare. Room was clean, beds and pillows comfy and as I said, quiet. Overall, a good stay! Would recommend for ISU visits, it is a little closer than some of the other hotels off Duff(which is a busy main drag).

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2010

The rooms had plenty of space. Breakfast is served in the large lobby area, and they let us use the area in the evening for a pizza party. This was really nice, since no other hotel we had been to could offer us a space to eat. The pool isn't large, but it is shallow. The kids had a great time. There were a few tables, but not a lot of space to hang out, however the parents made do.
There was no elevator. Our room was the farthest from the pool as it could get. The rooms were fine. Very 'Best Western'ish. It was located within view of the highway, but was very nice and quiet.
Breakfast included make your own waffles and yogurt with blueberries, as well as the usual cereal, toast etc.
We'll probably stay again if in Ames. It is close to the university and the hockey rink.

  • Stayed February 2010
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Omaha, USA
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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 review, 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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Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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California
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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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Omaha, NE
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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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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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