COUNTRY INN & SUITES BY CARLSON AMES IOWA

2605 SE 16th St., Ames, IA 50010 United States (USA)
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2.5 Star Suburban Hotel in Story County
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Very Good
4.0/ 5

Based on 217 guest reviews

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  • Indoor pool in hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • The Avg. Group Saves 8.5%!
  • Access to gym on-site
  • 78 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Check out: Noon
  • Group booking rating of 10.0/10

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Summary of Verified Reviews

Summary of 176 verified reviews

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83
Very Good

Very good family hotel. Friendly staff with great wellness facilities. Fair breakfast prices.

“Rooms are spacious and clean” “Nice pool area”

Good Overall Ranking Top 30% in city
Great Family Hotel Top 19% in city
Cleanest In City
Best Pool In City

Good to know

  • Great desserts & fruits

    “Welcoming cookie” “Free cookies”

  • Fair breakfast prices

    “Free hot breakfast” “Complimentary breakfast”

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Clean pool and spa” “Hotel was clean”

  • Friendly service

    “Fast and courteous check-in service” “Hotel staff was friendly and helpful”

Review highlights

Pool

96/100
18 reviews

Great pool.

“Pool as requested” “Pool water temperature was great” “Nice pool area”

Value

94/100
26 reviews

Best value for money. Fair breakfast prices. Affordable beverage prices.

“Free cookies” “Reasonable assortment” “Complimentary beverages”

Bar

94/100
15 reviews

Excellent bar with great prices.

“Complimentary beverages” “Nice happy hour at check in” “Good coffee”

Wellness

94/100
11 reviews

Great wellness & sports facilities.

“Huge spa” “Big hot tub” “Great hot tub”

Breakfast

93/100
62 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

“Free hot breakfast” “Breakfast each morning was very tasty” “Great staff and breakfast”

Cleanliness

92/100
49 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

“Rooms are spacious and clean” “Room was thoroughly cleaned” “Clean pool and spa”

Service

90/100
69 reviews

Service is professional and friendly.

“Courteous & welcoming staff” “Fast and courteous check-in service” “Really enjoyed the reception room”

Location

90/100
18 reviews

Great location.

“Lots of restaurants” “Close to campus” “Convenient to Highway”

WiFi

82/100
7 reviews

Good internet service.

“Reliable wireless” “Good wireless” “Free wifi”

Food

74/100
19 reviews

Food is great, especially the desserts.

“Welcoming cookie” “Free cookies” “Reasonable assortment”

Room

71/100
72 reviews

Clean, large rooms with awesome beds and acceptable bathrooms. Run-down rooms with shoddy furniture.

“Great water pressure” “Rooms are spacious and clean” “Beds amazing”

Comfort

70/100
23 reviews

Spacious rooms, comfortable and with great beds, but too noisy.

“Rooms are spacious and clean” “Comfortable bed” “Room spacious”

Ranked top 48% by families, with a score of 78

Good to know

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Clean pool and spa” “Hotel was clean”

  • Rather comfortable

    “Rooms are spacious and clean” “Comfortable bed”

  • Clean rooms

    “Rooms are spacious and clean” “Room was thoroughly cleaned”

  • Clean

    “Rooms are spacious and clean” “Room was thoroughly cleaned”

Review highlights

Value

94/100
6 reviews

Best value for money.

“Free cookies” “Reasonable assortment” “Complimentary beverages”

Cleanliness

92/100
10 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

“Rooms are spacious and clean” “Room was thoroughly cleaned” “Clean pool and spa”

Service

91/100
9 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Courteous & welcoming staff” “Fast and courteous check-in service” “Really enjoyed the reception room”

Breakfast

91/100
9 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Free hot breakfast” “Breakfast each morning was very tasty” “Great staff and breakfast”

Room

70/100
11 reviews

Clean rooms.

“Great water pressure” “Rooms are spacious and clean” “Beds amazing”

Comfort

68/100
5 reviews

Comfortable.

“Nice sized suite” “Comfortable mattress” “Strange noises”

Ranked top 13% by couples, with a score of 88

Good to know

  • Friendly service

    “Fast and courteous check-in service” “Hotel staff was friendly and helpful”

  • Tasty breakfast

    “Free hot breakfast” “Breakfast each morning was very tasty”

  • Great room

    “Great water pressure” “Rooms are spacious and clean”

  • Fantastic service

    “Courteous & welcoming staff” “Fast and courteous check-in service”

Review highlights

Breakfast

94/100
8 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Free hot breakfast” “Breakfast each morning was very tasty” “Great staff and breakfast”

Service

91/100
6 reviews

Friendly service.

“Courteous & welcoming staff” “Fast and courteous check-in service” “Really enjoyed the reception room”

Cleanliness

90/100
5 reviews

Clean.

“Rooms are spacious and clean” “Room was thoroughly cleaned” “Clean pool and spa”

Room

70/100
10 reviews

Great room.

“Great water pressure” “Rooms are spacious and clean” “Beds amazing”

Good to know

  • Great desserts & fruits

    “Welcoming cookie” “Free cookies”

  • Fair breakfast prices

    “Free hot breakfast” “Complimentary breakfast”

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Clean pool and spa” “Hotel was clean”

  • Friendly service

    “Fast and courteous check-in service” “Hotel staff was friendly and helpful”

Review highlights

Pool

96/100
18 reviews

Great pool.

“Pool as requested” “Pool water temperature was great” “Nice pool area”

Value

94/100
26 reviews

Best value for money. Fair breakfast prices. Affordable beverage prices.

“Free cookies” “Reasonable assortment” “Complimentary beverages”

Bar

94/100
15 reviews

Excellent bar with great prices.

“Complimentary beverages” “Nice happy hour at check in” “Good coffee”

Wellness

94/100
11 reviews

Great wellness & sports facilities.

“Huge spa” “Big hot tub” “Great hot tub”

Breakfast

93/100
62 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

“Free hot breakfast” “Breakfast each morning was very tasty” “Great staff and breakfast”

Cleanliness

92/100
49 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

“Rooms are spacious and clean” “Room was thoroughly cleaned” “Clean pool and spa”

Service

91/100
69 reviews

Service is professional and friendly.

“Courteous & welcoming staff” “Fast and courteous check-in service” “Really enjoyed the reception room”

Location

90/100
18 reviews

Great location.

“Lots of restaurants” “Close to campus” “Convenient to Highway”

WiFi

82/100
7 reviews

Good internet service.

“Reliable wireless” “Good wireless” “Free wifi”

Food

74/100
19 reviews

Food is great, especially the desserts.

“Welcoming cookie” “Free cookies” “Reasonable assortment”

Room

71/100
72 reviews

Clean, large rooms with awesome beds and acceptable bathrooms. Run-down rooms with shoddy furniture.

“Great water pressure” “Rooms are spacious and clean” “Beds amazing”

Ranked top 36% by families, with a score of 78

Good to know

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Clean pool and spa” “Hotel was clean”

  • Clean rooms

    “Rooms are spacious and clean” “Room was thoroughly cleaned”

  • Clean

    “Rooms are spacious and clean” “Room was thoroughly cleaned”

  • Fantastic service

    “Courteous & welcoming staff” “Fast and courteous check-in service”

Review highlights

Value

94/100
6 reviews

Best value for money.

“Free cookies” “Reasonable assortment” “Complimentary beverages”

Cleanliness

92/100
10 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

“Rooms are spacious and clean” “Room was thoroughly cleaned” “Clean pool and spa”

Service

91/100
9 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Courteous & welcoming staff” “Fast and courteous check-in service” “Really enjoyed the reception room”

Breakfast

91/100
9 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Free hot breakfast” “Breakfast each morning was very tasty” “Great staff and breakfast”

Room

70/100
11 reviews

Clean rooms.

“Great water pressure” “Rooms are spacious and clean” “Beds amazing”

Comfort

68/100
5 reviews

Comfortable.

“Strange noises” “Rooms are spacious and clean” “Bed was terrible”

Ranked top 15% by couples, with a score of 87

Good to know

  • Friendly service

    “Fast and courteous check-in service” “Hotel staff was friendly and helpful”

  • Tasty breakfast

    “Free hot breakfast” “Breakfast each morning was very tasty”

  • Great room

    “Great water pressure” “Rooms are spacious and clean”

  • Fantastic service

    “Courteous & welcoming staff” “Fast and courteous check-in service”

Review highlights

Breakfast

94/100
8 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Free hot breakfast” “Breakfast each morning was very tasty” “Great staff and breakfast”

Service

91/100
6 reviews

Friendly service.

“Courteous & welcoming staff” “Fast and courteous check-in service” “Really enjoyed the reception room”

Cleanliness

90/100
5 reviews

Clean.

“Rooms are spacious and clean” “Room was thoroughly cleaned” “Clean pool and spa”

Room

70/100
10 reviews

Great room.

“Great water pressure” “Rooms are spacious and clean” “Beds amazing”

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Customer Reviews of Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Ames Iowa

4.0 out of 5.Based on 217 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

Newly renovated hotel conveniently located at the corner of I-35 & US Highway 30, within 2 miles of Iowa State University. Hotel features Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet featuring scrambled eggs with bacon, hash browns, biscuits & gravy, make your own waffles and much more. We also feature a nightly complimentary cocktail hour 5:30-6:30. All rooms feature microwaves, mini-refrigerators, new Serta pillow-top mattresses, wireless high speed internet access, coffeemakers, 32" Flat Panel TV's with cable / HBO, iron & ironing boards. All King rooms & Suites feature new work desks with ergonomic chairs. Indoor pool, largest whirlpool in the city, fitness room. Hotel is located just minutes away from ISU, 3M, Sauer-Danfoss, UGS, Ball Plastics Corporation, Barilla Pasta, BASF, Becker Underwood & Boehringer Ingelheim.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:3:00PM
Check Out:Noon
Year of Last Renovation:2000
Floors:3
Rooms:78
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:70
Handicap Rooms:3
Suites:28
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Meeting Rooms:1 View Spaces
Meeting Space:1200 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 70 people
Dist. to Food/Bars:1.0 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant:1.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym:2.0 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours:nightly 5:30-7:30
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Individual cancellations will be accepted up to 4:00 PM one day prior to arrival date without charge. Any cancellations received after this time will be subject to one night's room and tax. Any guaranteed no-shows will be billed one night's room and tax
Nightly Parking:0
Total Taxes:12.00%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
We accept pets rooms are limited. Fees apply.


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Radio in room
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV - Free HBO
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Des Moines Municipal Airport is 25 miles away and Ames Airport is1.5 miles from Hotel.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

About Country Inns By Carlson

  • Great lending library where you can borrow books & return them on next the visit
  • Be Our Guest breakfast offering waffles, make-your-own omelete, breakfast burritos, and yogurt parfait
  • Grab and go bar options including hot beverages, fruit, and granola bars
  • Enjoy Free High-Speed Internet Access
  • Fresh cookies in lobby

The Country Inns By Carlson highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Previously known as:
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Group vs. Individual Rates at Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Ames Iowa

Rate fluctuations of Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Ames Iowa

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Ames Iowa

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Ames Iowa.

Feel free to use the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Ames Iowa meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Ames event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Harvester Room42 x 28 x 8117670/80--362420----/--92----
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Harvester Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1176 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
42 x 28 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
9
Columns:
0
Windows:
3
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
Half Day Rental:
$75.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$100.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$100.00 USD
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