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By a verified traveler on Mon 13 Dec 2021

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Hotel Description

Ames guestrooms with comfy beds

In Ames

Within 3 miles (5 km) of this Ames hotel, you'll find Main Street Cultural District and Octagon Center for the Arts. Iowa State University and Jack Trice Stadium are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Free perks

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. Business travelers can take advantage of the business center. Enjoy the indoor pool and conveniences like a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 85 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include pillowtop beds, coffee/tea makers, and free weekday newspapers.

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$46* Per night/room Feb 21 - Feb 22

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Pet-Friendly)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Pet Friendly)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Econo Lodge Ames ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Econo Lodge Ames

Everyone (4) Family (4)
4 out of 5
Manager very friendly

Posted by on Dec 13, 2021

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3 out of 5
It was nice being able to bring our dogs with us. Be aware that they charge $15 extra per dog per night. The sink in the bathroom was plugged and wouldn't drain. To be fair, we were busy and not there very much, so did not let the office know until after we checked out.

Posted by on May 10, 2021

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5 out of 5
Everything was great. Staff was nice. Nice rooms

Posted by on Oct 9, 2019

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4 out of 5
I liked the staff,very friendly and help. The room was tired, needed some fixing up.

Posted by on Jul 27, 2019

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5 out of 5

Great stay for the price

Hotel is old but inside is all remodeled. Rooms are clean. Air conditioner worked great. Nice location to college. The price is right for us because of the amount of times we travel to Iowa. Always looking for lower prices.

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017

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4 out of 5

Excellent value!

Pros: nice rooms, friendly staff, inexpensive overall cost
Location: good location, close to ISU
Nice clean hotel, the free breakfast was good, rooms were nice. Very good value overall.

Posted by , from Burnsville, MN on Dec 5, 2016

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4 out of 5

College Visit

Pros: The price and it included breakfast.
Cons: The physical appearance is outdated and simple, but it was clean.
Location: Perfect for a visit to Iowa State University.
We just needed a place to stay the night before our college visit, I wasn't looking for anything fancy. That's exactly what we received. The staff who checked us in after 9:00 pm were efficient and friendly. In the morning the front desk staff gave me directions, maps, and a magazine about Ames, Iowa. Very helpful and friendly! The breakfast was included and just what we needed to get our day started. I would recommend this hotel for a quick place to sleep, shower, eat breakfast, and start your college visit.

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015

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2 out of 5
Pros: The reception and cleaning staff were very nice, and easy to work with. The location was convenient and easy to locate.
The hall way to our room smelled of dead fish, the bed was made very sloppily, and there was a dirty cleaning rag on the floor by the bathroom. The toilet constantly ran and leaked. The pool was very small, and seemed dingy. The breakfast was OK, but they had a hard time keeping the food stocked, and we spent a lot of time waiting for them to bring out more food.

Posted by on Aug 2, 2015

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5 out of 5

very accommodating staff

We had a family group staying at this hotel due to a college graduation. The hotel staff allowed us to use the breakfast area for our post-graduation dinner, and let us use the area well into the evening. Their flexibility and willingess to meet our needs was super!!!

Posted by on May 9, 2012

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1 out of 5

Hotel was a disaster

Cons: No free Internet, Noisy, Poor breakfast
We went to Ames to attend my sons graduation. We had stayed in all the other hotels in Ames. when we were a little slow in finalizing plans for this trip the only place left in Ames. We now know why. From the room smelling like it had be closed up for several years to poor service it was a bad experience from start to finish. We were told there would be an LCD TV with HBO but had neither. the free continental brekafast was underwhelming, the internet dropped every time you tried it. In total my advice was if everything else is full in Ames get comfortable driving from Ankeny or Des Moines - don't stay here.

Posted by on May 9, 2012

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Renovations + Closures

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

Property Features

WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. Free breakfast is available. The business-friendly Econo Lodge Ames also features an indoor pool, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Ames hotel.

  • 85 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

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


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Econo Lodge Ames offers 85 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary weekday newspapers. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. This Ames hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool.


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

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 15 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees


This property is managed by a professional host

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 credit cards; 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. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, Carte Blanche, and Barclaycard. 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; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Choice).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Commitment to Clean (Choice)
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures


Optional extras

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

  • Pet fee: USD 15 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for an additional fee
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

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

Hotel Names

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  • Econo Lodge Ames Iowa
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You should know

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*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.