• 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 high speed internet. • Free 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.
This former fraternity housemother's lower level room has a private outside entrance and handy access to our Chapter Room. Features a whirlpool tub and shower, flat screen cable TV, free wireless internet, and hair dryer.
Spacious main floor room 101 has beautiful hardwood floors and a large accessible bath. It can connect to spare bedroom room 102 to make a two-bedroom suite. Includes flat-screen cable TV, wireless high-speed internet, hair dryer - and our hot Country Gourmet Breakfast.
This spacious first floor "spare bedroom" connects to Room 101 to make a two-bedroom suite. It can also be used in conjunction with any other room or suite. It is furnished with a Queen-sized bed and features an 1856 Iowa map over the desk. Includes: flat screen cable TV, wireless high speed internet, internet and delicious gourmet country breakfast
A great second floor corner room with north and east facing windows and sunshine to awaken you. Includes: flat screen cable TV, wireless high-speed internet, mini refrigerator, hair dryer, upon request an Iron and ironing board - and our amazing Gourmet Breakfast served every morning.
A popular, spacious southeast corner room with both east and south facing windows: whirlpool tub and shower, flat screen cable TV, wireless high speed internet, mini-frig and hair dryer. Start your mornings with a hot gourmet breakfast in our colorful dining room.
A spacious second floor north-facing room features ISU's George Christensen photography, includes flat screen cable TV, wireless high-speed internet, Avanti fridge/microwave unit and hair dryer. All rooms have complimentary shampoo, conditioner and lotion. Iron and ironing board available upon request.
A beautiful whirlpool room with windows facing both south and west, overlooking the Iowa House grounds. Watercolor art is by Iowa artist Ken Smith. Amenities include flat screen cable TV, wireless high speed internet, clock radio, mini-fridge and hair dryer.
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 great feeling corner whirlpool room with south and west windows for a perfect sunset at the end of a beautiful Iowa day. Includes: LCD flat screen cable TV,wireless high-speed internet, hair dryer and our Gourmet Country Breakfast served from 7-9 AM weekdays and 8-10 AM on Saturday and Sunday.
A welcoming two-room suite with a high vaulted ceiling...a spiral staircase takes you up to the loft with sleeping accomodations for two additional guests. Spacious bathroom with beautiful ceramic tiled shower. Suite sleeps a maximum of four. Includes flat screen cable TV, wireless high-speed internet, hair dryer and a great Gourmet Country Breakfast to start your day.
An absolutely delightful third-floor southeast corner room with lots of quaint roof pitches and a whirlpool tub and shower. Includes flat-screen cable TV, wireless high-speed internet mini-fridge, hair dryer and a hot Country Gourmet Breakfast!
This whirlpool Loft Suite is simply spectacular! Its spiral staircase leads up to the nicely appointed loft with sleeping accomodations for two additional guests. By adding the connecting spare bedroom, Room 305, you can create a larger suite which will accommodate six guests. Includes two flat-screen cable TV's, wireless high-speed internet, mini fridge, hair dryer and our great hot Gourmet Country Breakfast.
A soothing third floor room with south facing windows and a view of the Iowa House grounds. Includes flat-screen cable TV, wireless high speed internet, hair dryer and a hot Country Gourmet Breakfast.
This spare bedroom has a full-size futon and can be reserved in conjunction with any other room. When used with loft suite 303, there are interior connecting doors which can be opened to create a suite that sleeps six. Includes flat screen cable TV wireless internet and our great Country Gourmet Breakfast.
A quaint, relaxing southwest corner location with lots of roof pitches gives a great view of the ISU southwest athletic complex. Whirlpool tub and shower, flat-screen cable TV and wireless high speed internet round out this quaint experience. Gourmet Country Breakfast starts every morning of your stay.
4.6 on August 15, 2014
Overall we were happy with our stay. The hotel is clean and classy and the room we stayed in was spacious and had all the amenities we needed to be comfortable. My only complaint is about lack of friendliness from a couple of the staff. The female who answered the phone when I called to inquire about a room was blunt and not helpful. I only went online and rented the room after I was unable to get one at the Union. The man who ran the front desk was barely polite and looked irritated when I asked a couple of simple questions. Part of the charm of staying in a bed & breakfast usually includes friendly interaction with the staff and I felt he was bothered by having to deal with a customer. That made it feel more like staying in a hotel than a "home". That being said we were still glad we ended up there. The rooms are lovely and have a nice eclectic mixture of functional furniture and antiques. The young man who took our breakfast order was friendly and accommodating. If you don't have time to eat a made to order breakfast, there is a nice selection of quick items and beverages, something for everyone and they had to-go cups for coffee ( a necessity for me ). We loved that it is in walking distance to ISU unlike any of the local hotels except the Union. If my daughter ends up going to ISU we will probably stay there again.
4.8 on August 13, 2014
The room was wonderful and the breakfast was great
5 on August 12, 2014
My son and I stayed before his college tour and found it so convenient! I didn't anticipate being able to stay in a B&B that had options of two beds for us to comfortably share a room. Breakfast with chef service was so pleasant and tasty.
4.4 on August 11, 2014
This was just what we needed to get ready for a great day tour at Iowa State. Thanks!
5 on August 05, 2014
Friendly accommodating staff. Room 206 is small but perfect! I will definitely plan another stay at Iowa House!
4.4 on August 04, 2014
We were delighted with our stay at the Iowa House in Ames. Everything was super comfortable, the breakfast was perfect, and Jennifer was wonderfully pleasant and helpful. Will definitely stay here again.
5 on July 28, 2014
My husband and I recently stayed at the Iowa House again when visiting our son. We love this place and would probably change the dates of our visit if we couldn't find an open room - we would not stay anywhere else in Ames! The rooms are clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The dining room serves delicious breakfasts in the morning, and always has extra beverages and snacks during the day. Service has always been excellent and accommodating. This is the place to stay when in Ames.
3.6 on July 27, 2014
We stayed on a weekday night and enjoyed the Iowa House. It is a very unique place and everything was satisfactory. The breakfast was nice and the staff was friendly. The cooling units in the room could have been colder but there were fans in the room that helped. I would recommend the Iowa House and would stay again.
5 on July 21, 2014
Great location for ISU families. Nice rooms and decor. Nice breakfast and service. Great coffee. Dining room and living room set up for Active social environment.
4.2 on July 20, 2014
The Iowa House has always been a great experience. I travel for business and have always found a great atmosphere - not quite bed and breakfast, not quite hotel; somewhere in between - to be found there. The best part is breakfast where the chef asks if you'd like the daily special, cooked to order. I'll stay there again!
South of Iowa State University (ISU) (3 Blocks), One block west of Welch Avenue, Southwest Athletic Complex (ISU softball & track), "Campustown" Ames, Iowa
Omaha, NE (OMA-Eppley Field) 42 miles
We are 42 mi from Des Moines Int'l Airport (DSM) 5800 Fleur Drive Des Moines, IA 50321: • Exit Airport and turn LEFT (north) on FLEUR DRIVE. • After FLEUR DR. becomes MARTIN LUTHER KING PRKWY, merge RIGHT onto I-235 E. • Follow I-235E to I-35 N; continue past Ankeny, IA to Ames. • 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). • Merge RIGHT on to UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD and GET IN THE LEFT LANE. • At the stoplight turn LEFT (west) onto MORTENSEN PARKWAY; Continue about (0.8 mi). • Turn right on HAYWARD AVENUE; look left for 405 Hayward Ames, IA 50014.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, 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
Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn
BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Iowa State University Activities, Iowa State Alumni Association, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming
Gourmet Country Breakfast