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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WiFi in public areas
Free WiFi in public areas
Free WiFi (rooms)
Arrival / Departure
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 11:00
1418 S Dayton Ave , 50010 , Ames , USA Telephone: +1(515)2326510 | Fax: +1(515)2323922 | Official Homepage