• 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 April 30, 2017
We always stay here when visiting our college kids at ISU. Very friendly staff, clean, quaint rooms. A homemade wonderful breakfast is included.Every room has a microwave and fridge!
5 on April 26, 2017
We were in town to celebrate our daughter's 21st birthday. The Iowa House was comfortable, clean and close to campus. We walked to visit our daughter and we walked to the restaurants to eat. The breakfast was incredible. I would recommend the Iowa House!
4.2 on April 19, 2017
We highly recommend the Iowa House! We try to keep this cute spot a secret but have to share what a nice place it is! A wonderful breakfast is included! Comfortable and unique bedrooms! We always stay here when visiting our kids at ISU.
4.2 on April 17, 2017
A converted fraternity house, this is the best place to stay within walking distance of Iowa State. The neighborhood is a bit rowdy being that close to campus but it's very clean, very comfortable, and the efforts of the chef are fantastic. Some of the best coffee I've had in a long time too.
4.8 on April 12, 2017
Stay here every time I am in Ames. Wonderful, relaxing feel.
5 on April 10, 2017
Whenever we head to Ames to see my so at ISU, we check the Iowa House first. Love the atmosphere and updated rooms. Bloody marys and breakfast are always great. Walking distance to downtown/Welch Ave.
4.0 on April 04, 2017
Over the past couple years this has been a nice place to stay. Parking was available, and one is a 5-10 minute walk to campus. Bring a bring a bottle of wine and enjoy conversation with other parents in the living room in the evening. Will miss the Cafe where we regularly ate when we visited. The weekend breakfast here was a great way to start the day.
4.0 on April 03, 2017
Great place to stay in Ames. The rooms were comfortable and the breakfast's were outstanding.
5 on March 27, 2017
The Iowa House is a wonderful place to stay if you are in Ames for any reason, or just want to get away for the night. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. Jenny helped me setup our stay and Molly was there to greet us with a friendly smile. We were in town for a wedding and it was great to relax before and after the ceremony. And the breakfast was fabulous, (best Bloddy Mary ever)! Carl and Ben make some mean eggs! Thank you for the relaxing weekend!
3.6 on March 23, 2017
Very nice place. We ended up getting back to the room late and the air conditioning unit didn't work in our room by morning it was very hot and stuffy in our room. Had a nice common room area where we met up with our group before we left for the evening. Would recommend and hope to stay again. Very nice furnishings for the most part. Other than the a/c unit would have been a perfect stay
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.
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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
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