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Iowa House Ames

Ames, IA 50010 USA (Show map)
4.6
60 Reviews
$95 - $195
per night

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About

• 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.

Rooms & Rates

Room 100

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Room 101

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Room 102

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

Room 201

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Room 202

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Room 203

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Room 204

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Room 205

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Room 206

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Loft Suite 301

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Room 302

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!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Loft Suite 303

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 7
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Room 304

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Room 305

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Room 306

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.5

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Good value, comfortable and close to ISU

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.


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4.8 on August 13, 2014

The room was wonderful and the breakfast was great


delightful and convenient!

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.


Thanks for a great stay!

4.4 on August 11, 2014

This was just what we needed to get ready for a great day tour at Iowa State. Thanks!


Awesome!

5 on August 05, 2014

Friendly accommodating staff. Room 206 is small but perfect! I will definitely plan another stay at Iowa House!


Great B&B!

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.


Iowa Gem

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.


We stayed and Would stay again.

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.


Best overall B and B we have stayed in.

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.


Obvious choice for business travelers in Ames area

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!


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Location

Location Type

South of Iowa State University (ISU) (3 Blocks), One block west of Welch Avenue, Southwest Athletic Complex (ISU softball & track), "Campustown" Ames, Iowa

Airport

Omaha, NE (OMA-Eppley Field) 42 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

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

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 p.m. - 11 p.m
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: We welcome well-behaved children under adult supervision.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some special events may require a two or three-day stay
  • Deposit Amount Required: We require a deposit equal to 100% of the quoted rate plus tax. You may use a credit card to book and pay online.
  • Cancellations: Most situations: If you give us 15 or more day’s notice, we will cancel your reservation(s) and refund your deposit(s), less a $25 cancellation fee per room. If you cancel within 14 days and up to two days before your arrival date we will refund the balance of your deposit less the $25 per room fee if we are able to re-rent the room at the same rate. If you cancel after 4 p.m. two days prior to your arrival date, you will lose your deposit for the entire stay. Early departures and "No-Shows" are regarded as cancellations. Special Events: For special events like Family Weekend, VEISHEA and Spring Graduation, If you give us 30 or more day’s notice, we will cancel your reservation(s) and refund your deposit(s), less a $25 cancellation fee per room. If you cancel within 30 days and up to five days before your arrival date we will refund the balance of your deposit less the $25 per room fee if we are able to re-rent the room at the same rate. If you cancel after 4 p.m. two days prior to your arrival date, you will lose your deposit for the entire stay. Early departures and "No-Shows" are regarded as cancellations.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Monte & Tana Parrish "Montana"

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Gourmet Country Breakfast

  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Details

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405 Hayward Avenue , Ames, IA 50010 USA (Show map)

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