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4.1 out of 5

"Convenient to Iowa state for a college visit. Breakfast needs some improvement. Wish there had been something next door for breakfast instead. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 24 Oct 2021

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Hotel Description

Hotel near Iowa State University in Ames

In Ames

You'll find Jack Trice Stadium and Stephens Auditorium within 2 miles (3 km) of this Ames hotel. Reiman Gardens and Iowa State Center are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

This hotel features an indoor pool and a gym. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Guests will appreciate freebies like continental breakfast and free self parking.

Free Internet, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 87 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities include premium bedding, free newspapers, and free local calls.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (Pet Friendly)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$83* Per night/room Dec 5 - Dec 6

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Bathtub

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave (with Sofabed)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Executive Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave (with Sofabed)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites

Everyone (6) Family (3)
4 out of 5
Convenient to Iowa state for a college visit. Breakfast needs some improvement. Wish there had been something next door for breakfast instead.

Posted by on Oct 24, 2021

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1 out of 5
Handicapped room was not by handicapped parking and miles from dining room. Ext door by our room did not lock so did not need room key to get in which means anyone could get in!! Safety no!! Ext trash can overflowing at 6 PM when we checked in. Weeds galore in landscaping. Big piece of vinyl facia from the other end of building in front of our window. In room coffee was good but no half and half. Dead bugs in bathroom floor and one was moving in the morning. I had to go to quick shop next door and buy half and half for in room coffee. Coffee was a good brand in room. Coffee in lobby was weak and cold. With COVid I don't expect breakfast like before but good coffee/cream is essential. front desk gal when checking in was blah. Should not get Best Western name - I do not remember the travelocity stars for this hoetl, and can't find it this morning, but should have 1 star!

Posted by on Oct 12, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 16, 2021

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 11, 2019

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5 out of 5
Beautiful and clean. Service was wonderful and quick

Posted by on Jun 27, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on May 27, 2019

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4 out of 5
The staff was friendly, breakfast was good, and the pool was clean. My only complaint was the noise level. We could hear the sound of every door.

Posted by on Mar 25, 2019

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5 out of 5

Comfortable & Modern

The hotel has recently been remodeled. It is very nice, clean, and comfortable. Our room had a microwave & refrigerator as well. We will stay at Best Western again.

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017

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3 out of 5

Average hotel.

Pros: room was clean and beds comfortable
Cons: Better breakfast area to get food and some additional items like bacon and sausage.
Location: Location not too far off Hwy 30 and close to ISU and sports complex
Needed a hotel for granddaughter's basketball tourney at ISU. Hotel was clean and staff friendly. They were renovating, so hallways smelled like carpet glue. Breakfast was okay, but set up small to get food. I thought the cost of the room was high at $130 before all the taxes were on and over $150 after taxes.

Posted by , from Northern Iowa on May 16, 2016

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4 out of 5
Hotel is in process of remodel. But still nice and very clean. Beds were very comfortable! Staff on the second night wasn't able to answer many of our questions and yelled at the kids when going to the room to be quiet, but the whole lobby was full of adults being loud and obnoxious and nothing was said to them. (It was only 930pm also)

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016

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About the Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites

Location 2500 University Blvd., Ames, IA 50010

Renovations + Closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites offers its guests an indoor pool and a fitness center. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. Free breakfast is available daily. The business-friendly Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites also features a terrace, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Self parking is free. This Ames hotel is smoke free.

  • 87 guestrooms or units
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • No smoking on site
  • 1 conference room

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites offers 87 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. This Ames hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 5:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 20 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 80 lbs)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club; cash is not accepted

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We Care Clean (Best Western). This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines We Care Clean (Best Western)
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 20 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Best Western Plus University
  • Plus University Park & Suites
  • Best Western Plus University Park Ames
  • Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites Ames
  • Best Western Plus University Park Inn Ames
  • Best Western University Park
  • Best Western Ames
  • Ames Best Western
  • BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites Ames, Iowa
  • Best Western Plus University Park Inn Suites
  • Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites Hotel
  • Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites Hotel Ames

You should know

  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.