Red Roof Inn Ames

1400 S. Dayton50010AmesUSA
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About Red Roof Inn Ames

Situated off the I-35, the Red Roof Inn Ames hotel is near Iowa State University and Reiman Gardens. Amenities available to guests include a 24-hour business center and an indoor pool.

Rooms at this Ames hotel feature flat-screen TVs with cable, full and lap desks, and coffee makers. Guests also benefit from free Wi-Fi. Suites with sofabeds and kitchenettes are also available.

Facilities at the Red Roof Inn Ames hotel include a 24-hour front desk, a fitness room, meeting and conference space, coin laundry, and dry cleaning services. Free parking is available for cars and large vehicles.

A continental breakfast is complimentary. Plus, free coffee is served in the lobby. Nearby dining spots include the Hickory Park Restaurant and the Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill.

The hotel lies within three miles of Ames Municipal Airport, as well as attractions such as the Octagon Center for the Arts, Coldwater Golf Links, and Jack Trice Stadium.


1400 S. Dayton, 50010, Ames, IA, USA
Telephone: +1(515)2399999 | Fax: +1(515)2396015 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel safe
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Telephone


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Convenient location

Guests have found the location of this hotel convenient and easily accessible by car. The hotel offers a good base for visiting students at Iowa State University and there are few attractions or points of interest in the area that are further away from the property than a ten to 20-minute drive.

Friendly and helpful staff

The standard of service offered by the staff at this hotel appears to be good. Although some of the reviews relate to when the hotel was a Hampton Inn (changed in May 2106), feedback since the changeover has remained impressive in this area.

Budget-friendly choice

Previous guests have found this Ames hotel to be a budget-friendly choice. Room rates are reasonable and guests have noted that the various freebies such as breakfast and Internet access can add up to significant savings throughout the course of a stay here.

Negative Reviews

Mixed feedback about rooms

Guests tend to find the room amenities better than usual. However, guests do describe the rooms as small and dated and also highlight some areas where maintenance could be improved. Mold and damp have been noticed in the rooms and guests often found the beds uncomfortable.

Housekeeping could be improved

Previous guests have been disappointed with the standard of cleanliness at this hotel. The bathrooms in the rooms, especially, are a regular source of disappointment. Guests have reported hairs (of the curly variety) and stained towels.

Some internal noise concerns

Guests have found this hotel fairly noisy. The rooms seem poorly soundproofed and this problem is worsened by the hotel’s apparent lack of enforcement of pool times and quiet hours.

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