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4.3 out of 5

"This room did NOT give us the warm fuzzies. Way too industrial as in kind of had that hospital room feel. We won’t be staying there again. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 04 Nov 2019

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Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Iowa State University

In Ames

Within 3 miles (5 km) of this Ames hotel, you'll find Iowa State University and Reiman Gardens. Jack Trice Stadium and Iowa State Center are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, a gym, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 3 conference rooms, as well as the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Free self parking, a terrace, and a garden are also offered.

Free Internet, MP3 docks

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 112 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as flat-screen TVs with cable channels. MP3 docks, room service, and premium bedding are also available.

2 Queens Evolution Rm

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$100* Per night/room Dec 16 - Dec 17

Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

One King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

King Evolution Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hilton Garden Inn Ames ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Hilton Garden Inn Ames

Everyone (2) Family (3)
3 out of 5
This room did NOT give us the warm fuzzies. Way too industrial as in kind of had that hospital room feel. We won’t be staying there again.

Posted by on Nov 4, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 2, 2019 by General Manager

I'm so sorry that the room did not exceed your expectations with our new renovations. We certainly would love to know of anything we could potentially do to make this better for future stays. Thank you!

5 out of 5
Room was very clean. We need accessibility for wheel chair room and it was awesome. The room was extremely dark though. Very large room and not nearly enough lighting. Bedding was ok. Pillows were very thick. And no light blanket, only a sheet or the heaven bed spread. Room got very warm during the night but was cool in the morning... weird... The bathroom was clean but again very dark. Difficult to do makeup. There was a full length mirror in the “closet” but no lighting. The ironing board took up the area to hang clothes. Staff was very friendly. Complimentary water was nice. Work out room was clean. Hot tub was down for repairs and we did not use the pool but looked to be ok. Several usb chargers. We like to play cards/games, no table in the room to accommodate.

Posted by on Oct 11, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 13, 2019 by General Manager

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are so glad your overall experience was a positive one and will take into advisement the improvements you mentioned about your suite. Thanks again and we hope to see you again in the future.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 12, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 20, 2019 by Chelsey

Thank you for your recent stay at Hilton Garden Inn-Ames! We appreciate your positive feedback and hope to see you again!

5 out of 5
Clean. Quiet. Great staff. I wound stay here again.

Posted by on Apr 6, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 13, 2019 by Marlena H - GM

Thank you for staying with us. We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay.

5 out of 5

Very comfortable

We enjoyed our two night stay. Above average hotel breakfast for extra fee.

Posted by , from Clinton, IA on Aug 16, 2016

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3 out of 5

CABLE AND BREAKFAST

Cons: poor cable selection and quality, breakfast not included
The cable TV selection had very few specialty channels such as outdoors, etc., and HBO reception was broken up - the desk said they would contact the cable provider but it did not change in the 20 hours I was at the hotel. Note that breakfast is not included.

Posted by on Jan 23, 2013

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5 out of 5

Excellent value

Pros: Free Internet, friendly staff
Cons: Poor breakfast
This hotel is very clean, well run with a very friendly and helpful staff. Staff readiness to go out of their way to help impressed me the most. They let me park in front of the hotel over night so they can keep watch over my roof cargo bag that I could not lock. The only thing I was not completely happy about was the quality of continental breakfast but I guess it was ok. I recommend this hotel.

Posted by on Aug 12, 2012

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5 out of 5

Awesome!

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet, laser tag right next door!!
Cons: pool is small
This hotel made all the difference in our stay. For those travelling to Iowa for Odyssey of the Mind, I highly recommend this hotel.

Posted by on Jun 13, 2012

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5 out of 5

Very Clean

Pros: Quiet
Cons: hard beds
Our hotel room vas very nice and clean. Beds were very hard. Staff were also very nice and accommodating. They tried to give us a smoking room but worked it out to change us to a non smoking room since that is what I had originally requested. No free continental breakfast, but does have a restaurant. Great location.

Posted by , from Lincoln ,Ne on Jun 12, 2012

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4 out of 5

This was a wonderful hotel we loved it.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Highly recommend this to all who wish to stay.The pool is clean the rooms well clean and the staff is really friendly.

Posted by , from New Boston, IL, USA on May 31, 2012

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About the Hilton Garden Inn Ames

Location 1325 Dickinson Ave, Ames, IA 50014

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. Event space at this hotel measures 2591 square feet (241 square meters) and includes conference space. A fitness center, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Hilton Garden Inn Ames. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Ames hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 112 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2591 sq ft of conference space
  • 241 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2008
  • Deli
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Onsite shopping
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

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

Hilton Garden Inn Ames offers 112 accommodations with MP3 docking stations and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This Ames hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary weekday newspapers and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • MP3 dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast on weekdays from 6 AM to 11 AM and on weekends from 7 AM to 11 AM.

Garden Grille & Lounge - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

Accessibility

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

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

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.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

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 credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and window guards

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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, Diners Club, JCB International, Carte Blanche, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector and window guards in each accommodation. 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. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of CleanStay (Hilton). 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
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • 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
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines CleanStay (Hilton)
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 12.95 per person (approximately)
  • 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

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You should know

  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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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.