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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel

2.5-star2.5 stars
2600 E 13th St, Ames (and vicinity), IA, 50010, United States of America

City-center Ames hotel with 24-hour fitness
  • Free on-the-go breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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  • Our interaction with front desk staff and general manager was delightful.Feb 18, 2021
  • Beds uncomfortable, comforters not warm enough, broken outlet cover in roomJan 29, 2021

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel

from €94
  • Standard Room, Non Smoking
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (LEISURE)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

What’s around Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel


  • Heart of Ames
  • Main Street Cultural District - 39 min walk
  • Octagon Center for the Arts - 45 min walk
  • Iowa State University - 5.3 mi / 8.6 km
  • Veenker Memorial Golf Course - 4.4 mi / 7 km
  • Stephens Auditorium - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • Brunnier Art Museum - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
  • Farm House Museum - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km

Getting around

  • Des Moines International Airport (DSM) - 43 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 75 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free on-the-go breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Grab bar - in shower
  • Roll-in shower
  • Transfer shower
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel’s small print

Also known as

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The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG).

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 20.0 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel

  • Does Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel?
    You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Pizza Ranch (5-min walk), El Azteca (2.3 mi), and Grove Cafe (2.6 mi).
  • What is there to do at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel and nearby?
    Maintain your daily exercise routine at the 24-hour gym.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 79 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
It had a Cabin Coffee right across the street and it was close to the highway.
us1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Very clean facility and well maintained. The service was excellent.
KevinS, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
very clean and neat, easy access of interstate 35, lots of nearby eating establishments
Chad, us2 night trip
Poor 2.0
A storm blew in and I realize it was extremely bad. However the hotel had no electricity, etc. We realized after going to the car just to cool down, there weren’t even emergency lights in the halls. The windows wouldn’t open to let in cool air. It was a horrible experience. The manager was told about the lights and my husband expressed how it’s against code. She didn’t give him any response. We weren’t compensated for our stay or offered any type of discount. We couldn’t leave to find another place to stay because there were power lines down. However the next day we left and found a hotel with electric.
Chris P, us3 night family trip
Fair 4.0
The overall stay was nice wanted to use the pool but due to covid that didnt happen did see that there was a sign said no breakfest buffet but will be able to go to the fry desk to get breakfest. When i asked what was on the menu like bacon eggs pancakes waffles i was told granola bar or a piece of fruit. That is not at all what was expected.i brought 2 families to this location and feel for what i was charged and the things that were taken away from my visit do not add up. I would like a credit for this major inconvience.
Bri.McErlean, us1 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Not happy the pool wasn’t available, not happy the continental breakfast wasn’t available! But my cost didn’t go down! Plus the bed were hard as a rock!
us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Things went well nice place. Wish the pool could open
us1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
I’d book it again
Easy check in/out, good hot (mmmm bacon) breakfast, clean room, friendly staff!
Christine, us1 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Weather did not allow us to travel safely and we were not allowed to cancel we were told we could not get a refund because it was the same day wish I could have predicted the weather will not utilize this service again
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wow 5 star
As always, Holiday Inn Express in Ames is fantastic. Great beds, firm & soft pillows are a huge plus, yummy breakfast, pool & the fitness center are awesome.
David K, us2 night trip

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames, an IHG Hotel