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Iowa House Ames

405 Hayward Avenue , Ames, IA 50010 USA (Show map)
4.6
45 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

Nightly Rate: N/A

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 room4.6
  • Services4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.4

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45 Reviews

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Wonderful stay

5 on March 17, 2014

I've stayed here several times and each time the service has been great and the room wonderful.


Iowa house bed and breakfast

4.4 on March 05, 2014

Me and my son stayed here for 2 nights because we were visiting iowa state university. We stayed in a room that had a loft which was great because it gave my son his own space when he wanted it. The inn was very cozy and clean and the people who worked there, all of them were very nice. I was always asking questions about where to eat or directions and they were extremely helpful. The breakfast was great and they always had snacks out. I would stay there again if we were to go back. Very nicely run!!


First Iowa House Stay

5 on January 05, 2014

The room and staff (especially the chef) were so accommodating and friendly. The bath salts and the tub jets are a spa experience! I will definitely stay here again and recommend to all my friends!


Very comfortable

4.0 on November 20, 2013

This was our second stay at the Iowa House. Very quiet, very comfortable, with pleasant hosts. The breakfast is typical fare (eggs, juice, etc.), made to order. The rooms are not overly spacious but what furniture there is is nice and the beds are comfortable. And really, for a weekend getaway what else do you need?


Iowa House 9/12-9/13

4.4 on September 18, 2013

Great place to stay within walking distance of ISU campus. Nicely decorated, spacious rooms and general living areas. Very comfortable!


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Location

Location Type

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

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, Reiman Gardens, Cy Stephens Auditorium, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, 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

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

Check Dates

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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