Where do I begin? First, I am a fan of this chain having very positive experiences in the past. But this location was just not up to par! I reserved a room well in advance asking for a single queen bed and requesting a room on the lower level. Upon arrival, I was told that all single queens were on the 2nd floor other than the HC accessible rooms. I said that was OK, but the HC rooms were all sold out. The 2nd floor would not have been bad but the place HAS NO ELEVATOR. I wasn't about to drag luggage up the stairs so the alternative was to have a lower level room with a KS bed at a higher price. I wasn't happy about this but after driving all day, I was not in a mood to argue so took it. I will state, however, that it was a comfortable room, but I was just not happy with the way the whole thing was handled.
The breakfast was the standard fare and most of the front desk crew were pleasant and helpful. And, the pricing could not be beat for the Ames marketplace. Quite a savings here, if one is willing to contend with other irritations, issues, etc.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our pet-friendly Econo Lodge hotel in Ames, IA near Iowa State University is an easy stop on the road where you can find a great place to stay, all at a great rate. Enjoy these popular Iowa destinations near our discount hotel in Ames: Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad and Museum, Ames Municipal Airport, Reiman Gardens, and North Grand Mall. Make travel a little easier on everyone by taking advantage of these amenities at our hotel which include a computer with Internet and copy and fax services so you can get work done, in addition to: Free continental breakfast, Indoor heated pool, Guest laundry, Popcorn machine, and Sauna. Your inviting guest room includes a flat-screen TV, desk, coffee maker and hair dryer. This Ames hotel cares about the environment and has taken active steps to support green hotel practices. This Econo Lodge hotel in Ames allows you to stay on budget so you can focus on the important reasons you travel. Book now! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Heartland Hotel Ames
- Econo Lodge Ames, Iowa