• 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.
3.2 on February 02, 2016
A winter storm in the East, (Pennsylvania) caused over 8,000 flight cancellations and delays which made it impossible to get a flight to Iowa for my father--in-law's funeral. Therefore we drove. We informed the Iowa House we would be arriving late which was not a problem. The receptionist called us in route with information to enter the building after hours. Upon arrival we had no problems entering and the key for our room was where she said it would be however the directions to our room were wrong and there wasn't a sole to be found to ask. I called the number I had but it went to a recorded message. After wondering around this huge, beautifully decorated house, we finally found our room. It was small but comfortable in consideration of the dust and vacuuming that appeared neglected. I do wish the room had a better place to hang cloths other than a hall tree. We stayed in a room with a private entrance but our room key did not work on the "private entrance" door so kind of defeated the purpose of that which wasn't a bad thing, the steps to access the private entrance were icy. This was the first time we stayed at a Bed and Breakfast so I assume it is common to have a receptionist only a few hours a day? The hospitality/dining area was well supplied with drinks and snacks. The breakfast was commendable as well. The buffet offered cold cereal, yogurt, fruit, sweets and we were served the hot menu items. Overall it was a very pleasant experience, especially under the circumstances and traveling 14 hours. We plan to stay again when we visit Ames, Iowa and will recommend this facility to others.
3.6 on January 29, 2016
Was a really nice place to stay since it was quiet and just like being at home. Very well kept older house. I think someone needs to be at the front desk more. We only saw someone when we checked in the next morning never saw anyone. Who answers the phone? All in all great place to stay and we would stay again.
5 on January 13, 2016
Best B&B...Ever! Beautiful rooms. Wonderful owners. Just perfect
4.6 on January 03, 2016
This was my second stay at Iowa House Ames. I look forward to staying again. The staff was very responsive. For example, I needed to work while I was there and the wifi signal happened not to be strong in my room at the end of the hall. They immediately went out (on a snowy day) and purchased a "booster", installed it, and my wifi access was great. Every breakfast (I stayed for five nights) was different and very tasty. A lovely place.
4.6 on December 16, 2015
We stay at the Iowa House when we go to see our son in Ames. We love it, great service, great breakfast, rooms are very nice and quiet. It's a great place to stay.
5 on November 04, 2015
My family of 4 had a wonderful overnight stay. House is wonderful, beautifully decorated & has all the amenities you'd want. Location is great as well and close to both food as well as the university. Breakfast was great and left me and the rest of the family feeling very full. Nothing to complain about, everything was great!
4.2 on October 12, 2015
This is a lovely place to stay when visiting ISU campus. The rooms are updated and very clean. The common rooms and breakfast area charming. We plan on stay here each and every time we visit our daughter at school!
3.0 on September 23, 2015
Beautiful palce yet too expensive for the type of service. Example, I had to resquest a third set of towels twice (there were three guests in the room) and bathroom wasnt complete clean one day. Again, night rate too expensive to miss these important detatils.
5 on September 10, 2015
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was almost like being at home. Staff was very friendly, breakfast was great and the rooms were well appointed and comfortable.
4.2 on September 06, 2015
Every room is different and lovely. I enjoyed the location because it's right in the middle of campus town, where the action is.
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.
This spacious first floor "spare bedroom" connects to room 101 to make a two-bedroom suite. It can only be used in conjunction with another room, as it does not have a bathroom. 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
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
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). • Merge RIGHT on to UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD and GET IN THE LEFT LANE. • At the 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.
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
Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn
BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet
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