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“Lisa Smart is Spicy, Funny, and Fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Red Roof Inn Ames

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Red Roof Inn Ames
Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Ames
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Story City, Iowa
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“Lisa Smart is Spicy, Funny, and Fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

Lisa Smart, the wonderfully entertaining Breakfast Attendant, really makes my day! She really is a priceless asset to the entire friendly and helpful staff at the Hampton Inn of Ames, Iowa. Thanks for brightening my day, Lisa!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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HamptonAmesMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Thank you so much for putting a smile on our team’s faces with your awesome review! We strongly believe the heart of our hotel comes from our team! Lisa was thrilled to hear your comments, you brightened her day! On behalf of our team in Ames, we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

I was a bit worried when we ended up on the first floor (always prefer an upper floor room), but we were lucky to not have any late-night noise issues, despite being fairly close to the pool. The typical nice, clean Hampton room. Their wi-fi network was extremely slow, to the point that I disconnected from it and used my phone as a much faster wi-fi hotspot. The breakfast area was very small, but Hampton standards. Nice location, though, right off the highway. Didn't have much interaction with the staff, but they were nice folks.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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HamptonAmesMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Thank you for your comments about our Hampton! I have found your reservation and updated your Hilton Honors profile to ensure next time you stay with us we get you in a room on our top floor! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, despite the issues you had with our wireless internet. I forwarded on your comments to our Stay Connected By AT&T team to see what went wrong! We are very excited to let our guests know that we are in the planning stages of opening a brand new Hampton Inn & Suites, set to open in 2015! We look forward to your continued loyality and we can't wait to welcome you back soon!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

I'll start out by saying I hate staying in hotels. They are expensive, the beds are never comfortable, and the staff usually doesn't care. This wasn't true on my recent trip through Ames. A lot of hotels were sold out this weekend and with choices thinning we finally settled on this Hampton. My wife and I had had some engine troubles with our car so we got a late start. Needless to say, by the time we reached the hotel, we were exhausted. Upon entering the hotel we were greater warmly, check-in was fast, and to top things off we were handed hot fresh cookies. After we had settled in, we got a call on our phone in the room. This kind of confused us, but we answered it anyways. It turns out that it was the front desk calling to make sure we were comfortable. Ive stayed at many hotels and I've never had anyone check on me. Over all, the hotel is an older hotel yes, but what it lacks in the building itself, we feel it defiantly makes up for with the staff. I think they need to renovate the hotel or move the staff, but I still feel they are above and beyond.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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HamptonAmesMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Thank you for putting a smile on our team's faces! Your review is exactly what we love to hear! We truly believe that our team is what makes our hotel the best in the area, and we are glad you could feel what we like to call "Hamptonality" from the moment you walked into our building! We are very happy to announce that we are in the planning stages of our building a brand new Hampton Inn and Suites, planned to open in 2015! If there is anything else we can do for you prior to your next visit please feel free to let anyone on our team know!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

My wife and I went to visit my son and my granddaughters and we always stay at this hotel as it close to my son/his wife. We always stay at this Hampton Inn because it is so nice and well kept. The location is really great as a church is close also, that my wife likes to attend.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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HamptonAmesMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Thank you for your kind comments about our Hampton! It is always great to see you and your family during your travels to Ames! We hope to see you again soon in a few months for your granddaughters upcoming birthday in May! If there is anything we can do for you prior to your next stay please let any one on our team know!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

a good place to stay in Ames Iowa where the people are friendly, the hotel is comfortable, and the price is very affordable leaving little doubt that Hampton is the working-man's choice for a decent night's accommodation

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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HamptonAmesMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
"Real Value From Your Friends At Hampton" is one of our best mottos and your review reflects that we are a great choice when you are looking for real value! From free high speed internet, free breakfast, free coffee tea and hot chocolate you can't go wrong when booking at Hampton! On behalf of our entire team in Ames, we thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Crystal Lake, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

Needing a hotel for the weekend to visit college Son, this fit the bill. Staff was super welcoming and friendly all weekend. Pool was ok, not very big and no hot tub. Lobby worked great for playing games after dinner. Room was nice but a little small for the pull out couch. Great Staff!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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HamptonAmesMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Thank you for letting us know about your past stay with us at our Hampton! We have many different room types at our Hampton, and we would love for you to try out our two room suite during your next stay with us. This room has nearly three times the space of the room you booked during your past stay with us and is perfecft for the entire family! Check us out at Hamptoninn.com to see pictures or even better become our friend on facebook! If there is anything else we can do for you prior to your next visit please let anyone on our team! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

Really love this hotel! The staff is really awesome and they will definitely take care of you when you stay. I would recommend this hotel to all my friends and family when looking for a place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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HamptonAmesMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Ames, responded to this review, 7 April 2014
Thank you for your kind recommendation of our Hampton! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We love to continue to build our circle of friends, and are glad to hear we have you as a new loyal friend to Hampton! On behalf of our entire team in Ames, we look forward to welcoming you back to Ames the next time your travels bring you to Ames!
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Additional Information about Red Roof Inn Ames

Property: Red Roof Inn Ames
Address: 1400 S Dayton Pl, Ames, IA 50010-6436 (Formerly Hampton Inn Ames)
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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Ames
#7 Business Hotel in Ames
#8 Family Hotel in Ames
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Red Roof Inn Ames 2.5*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Red Roof Inn Ames, Iowa home to Iowa State University. Located just off of US-30 our hotel provides easy access to all of Ames attractions whether you are traveling for business or pleasure. Nearby businesses include Syngenta Seeds, Amcore Rigid Plastics, Barilla America Inc, Monsanto Co., USDA, Danfoss and Danaher Oil. Our hotel is also close to Pfizer, Workiva, DuPont, John Deere, Dow Chemical and the Mary Greeley Medical Center. Not traveling for business? Not a problem. Our guests enjoy events at the Jack Trice Stadium, Hilton Coliseum, and the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & James H. Andrew Railroad Museum. Start your stay off right with a complimentary continental breakfast (6am-10am) and coffeehouse style coffee and tea in the lobby, then get your workout in, in our fitness center or indoor pool. Traveling for business? Take advantage of our business center or host your next meeting in our conference room. The Red Roof Inn Ames offers guests comfortable, pet-friendly, family friendly rooms equipped with free WiFi, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, in-room coffee and a desk. Select rooms will also offer a microwave & refrigerator. A coin laundry is also available for your convenience. One well-behaved family pet is welcome. ... more   less 
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