Super 8 Ames

1418 S Dayton Ave50010AmesUSA
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About Super 8 Ames

Easily accessible from Interstate 35, the Super 8 Ames places guests within a ten-minute drive of Iowa State University and Reiman Gardens. The motel offers budget-friendly rooms and free on-site parking for cars and large vehicles.

The motel has 60 rooms, each one offering air-conditioning and an en-suite bathroom as well as cable TV and a coffee maker. Select rooms add a microwave and mini-fridge.

Facilities at this two-star motel include 24-hour front desk services, free newspapers in the lobby, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Children stay free and pets can be accommodated for a fee.

Guests are offered a complimentary continental buffet breakfast. Local dining spots include El Azteca, Hickory Park, and the Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill.

The Super 8 Ames lies four miles from the Brunnier Art Museum, within 20 miles of Iowa Arboretum and the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, and a three-hour drive from Minneapolis.


1418 S Dayton Ave, 50010, Ames, IA, USA
Telephone: +1(515)2326510 | Fax: +1(515)2323922 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

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Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

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

Positive Reviews

Recently renovated

Although there are a fair number of reviews that raise concerns about the standards of cleanliness and maintenance at this motel, renovations in 2015 seem to have addressed many of the issues. Recent reviews are considerably more favorable about the quality of the rooms.

Friendly staff

Previous guests have found the staff at the Super 8 Ames are friendly and pleasant. Also, guests note that the front desk staff is happy to help with any questions or queries. Basic services such as check-in and room allocation appear to run smoothly.

Easy on the pocket

Guests tend to be pleased by the room rates at this motel, finding them both reasonable and competitive for the area. The low-cost rooms are complemented by free perks such as a continental buffet breakfast, on-site parking, and Internet access - which offer additional savings throughout your stay.

Negative Reviews

Limited facilities

Although the rates here are low, the budget-friendly nature of this motel does come with some drawbacks. With the exception of laundry facilities, most of the basics are covered but there are few extras to speak of. Unlike many Super 8 motels, a pool, business center, and fitness rooms are all unavailable.

Occasional reports of bugs

Reviews of this property very occasionally reveal that guests encountered some unwanted visitors in their rooms. There are reports of both bedbugs and cockroaches.

Rate hikes

Although room rates here are generally pleasing, several previous guests have been disappointed by the rate hikes applied over the Iowa State football weekend. Perhaps unsurprisingly, guests felt like they were being held to ransom.

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