• Built in 1924 as the Delta Chi Fraternity house. • Became a small hotel in a massive renovation in 2007-2008. • Guest rooms have private baths, most with whirlpool tubs. • Breakfast (included) is served in our dining room 7-9 am weekdays and 8-10 am Saturday and Sunday. • Free wireless high-speed internet. • Free off-street parking. • Great for campus visits, reunions, small weddings, family gatherings and business travelers. • Located in the "Campustown" area of Ames, convenient to Central Campus, restaurants and shops, Jack Trice Stadium, Hilton Coliseum, Iowa State Center, CY Stephens Auditorium, Fisher theater and The Lied Recreation Center.
4.2 on July 27, 2016
Very charming, beautiful woodwork/décor. great shower. Very accommodating chef. bed was a bit too soft, lots of windows/light.
4.4 on July 25, 2016
Our stay at Iowa House was a welcome surprise. I saw it on a list of interesting places to stay and it appealed to me immediately AND it was less expensive than the hotel chains. Walking in was like walking into your own living room. The decor is mostly mission style and is cozy like a home would be. It was quiet... Even with others staying there we heard nothing. Breakfast was wonderful and served in the dining room made to order. It was such a nice experience and worth the cost. If traveling to Ames I would recommend this over a hotel chain any day!!
5 on July 16, 2016
Iowa House was charming, clean, and every room had unique character. The breakfast was delicious and the staff very helpful and friendly. Highly recommend staying here and it's very close to the college if you are there for a visit as we were.
4.8 on July 14, 2016
Great chef on site. Loved the location for ISU. No elevator.
5 on July 13, 2016
The rooms are large, comfortable and clean. Our daughter is just starting out at Iowa State, and we will try to sty there for every visit!
5 on June 30, 2016
I love love love Iowa House in Ames. And I look forward to many more stays over the next few years.
5 on June 29, 2016
Great place to stay in Ames, Iowa. Enjoyed walking nearby trails. Sunday breakfast--eggs benedict--was outstanding.
4.6 on June 23, 2016
Iowa House is a lovely B&B in a quiet neighborhood in Ames, Iowa. It is beautifully decorated with homemade quilts and photographs of days past. We stayed in a room with a loft and a spacious bathroom. Sunday breakfast was spectacular, with bloody Marys, eggs Benedict, fruit, and asparagus. Our vegan friend had breakfast cooked to order. There are a number of fine restaurants nearby. We had dinner at Indian Delights and lunch at The Stomping Grounds. We will definitely stay at Iowa House the next time we are in Ames!
4.8 on June 20, 2016
We have stayed here many times over the years of kids at ISU, closest lodging to campus. You are able to walk to your kid and have them join you for breakfast! A super fun house, so much nicer than any hotel in Ames!
3.6 on June 17, 2016
The room was very nice, however could have used a good dusting!
This former fraternity housemother's lower level room has a private outside entrance and handy access to the Chapter Room.
Spacious main floor room 101 has beautiful hardwood floors and a large accessible bath. It connects to spare bedroom room 102 to make a two-bedroom suite.
Popular second floor corner room at the head of the stairs; has north and east facing windows.
Spacious second floor north-facing Rm 203 features ISU's George Christensen black & white photo art. Microwave-Fridge combo and large wardrobe make this room an extended stay favorite.
A great feeling corner whirlpool room with south and west windows for a perfect sunset at the end of a beautiful Iowa day. Gourmet Country Breakfast served from 7-9 AM weekdays and 8-10 AM on Saturday and Sunday.
Unique loft suite with a high vaulted ceiling. A spiral staircase takes you up to a loft with full-sized futon. Spacious bathroom with beautiful ceramic tiled shower. Includes flat screen cable TV, wireless high-speed internet, hair dryer and a great Gourmet Country Breakfast.
An absolutely delightful third-floor southeast corner room with lots of quaint roof pitches.
This King Bed Loft Suite is simply spectacular! Its spiral staircase leads up to the well-appointed loft with accomodations for two additional guests, total of four. By adding the connecting spare bedroom room 305 it creates a large suite that will accommodate a total of six persons.
A soothing third floor room with south facing windows and a view of the Iowa House grounds
A quaint, relaxing southwest corner location with lots of roof pitches gives a great view of the ISU southwest athletic complex
Spacious southeast corner setting with east and south facing windows in both room and bath. Large wardrobe makes it great for extended stays.
A spacious second floor whirlpool room on the northwest corner overlooking ISU's Southwest Athletic Complex and Arboretum. Includes flat-screen cable TV, wireless high speed internet, mini-frig and hair dryer. This room can accommodate one extra person using our Frontgate E-Z Bed.
A beautiful whirlpool room with windows facing both south and west, overlooking the Iowa House grounds. Watercolor art is by Iowa artist Ken Smith.
SPARE BEDROOM, HAS NO BATHROOM. It can only be used in conjunction with another room with bath. Connects to room 101 to make a two-bedroom suite. Please call to book this room. It is furnished with a Queen-sized bed and features an 1856 Iowa map over the desk.
This spare bedroom has a full-size futon and can only be reserved in conjunction with any other room, as it does not have a bathroom. When used with loft suite 303, interior connecting doors can be opened to create a suite that sleeps six.
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Lower level multipurpose room for small gatherings. Maximum capacity is 20 persons. At innkeeper discretion the Chapter room can be rented for day / evening use. Limited in 5 hour blocks from 10am to 9pm. MAY ONLY BE RENTED VIA PHONE NOT ON WEB
Small town, Urban
Burlington, IA (BRL) 42 miles
Driving north OR south on I-35: • Take Ames EXIT 111B to US HWY. 30 west toward Iowa State University (ISU). • Take UNIVERSITY BLVD EXIT 146 toward ISU. (about 6 mi west of I-35). • Exit RIGHT on to UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD and GET IN THE LEFT LANE. • At the first traffic signal turn LEFT (west) onto MORTENSEN PARKWAY. • When MORTENSON becomes two lanes [about 0.8 mi] look right for HAYWARD. • Turn right on HAYWARD AVENUE (near ISU Cross Country signs). • Go about 0.5 mi and look left for 405 Hayward Ames, IA 50014 (large “Iowa House” sign). • Turn LEFT on Knapp Street and LEFT into the parking lot.
Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Iowa State University, Jack Trice Stadium, Hilton Colosseum, Cy Stephens Auditorium, Reiman Gardens, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery
Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel
Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Ironing Board, Parking, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Iowa State University Activities, Iowa State Alumni Association, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Gourmet Country Breakfast