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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA
Exterior of Accommodations in Ames, Iowa with Fire Pit
Ames Hotel Lobby with Fireplace
Large Indoor Pool at the Country Inn & Suites, Ames, IA
Ames Hotel's Complimentary Breakfast
Spacious Hotel Room in Ames, IA
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA
2605 Se 16th Street
Ames , IA 50010

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  • • Free Breakfast
  • • High-speed Internet
  • • Indoor Pool
  • • Fitness Center
  • • Suites
  • • Pets Allowed
Enjoy Your Stay in Ames near Iowa State University

Whether you’re visiting family at ISU, attending an event in the city or headed for a business meeting, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Ames, IA places you within easy reach of your daily destinations. Explore university attractions like Hilton Coliseum and Reiman Gardens within 10 minutes of the hotel, and be sure to take a scenic train ride, visit the local art center, or tour the Main Street Cultural District. Enjoy all the comforts of home with our hotel’s array of amenities, including free high-speed Internet and complimentary breakfast. Our pet-friendly policy allows the four-legged members of your family to join you on your trip to Ames.

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Hotel Amenities & Services
As one of the highest-rated hotels in Ames, we strive to make each guest feel right at home. Take advantage of amenities like complimentary breakfast, free high-speed Internet access and valet laundry services. Our whirlpool tub invites guests to relax tired muscles. Our amenities include:

  • Complimentary, Hot Be Our Guest Breakfast
  • Free High-Speed Internet Access
  • Fitness Center
  • On-Site Parking
  • Indoor Pool and Whirlpool Tub

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Our Rooms & Suites
After a long day, sink into the comforts of one of our rooms or suites with Serta Elite® pillowtop mattresses. Entertainment and refreshment are always within arm’s reach thanks to free Internet, premium cable channels, and a microwave and fridge. Standard amenities include:

  • Free High-Speed Internet Access
  • 32” Cable TV with Premium Channels
  • In-Room Movies
  • Serta Elite® Pillowtop Mattress or Sleep Number® Bed
  • Coffeemaker with Complimentary Coffee
  • Microwave and Refrigerator

Need space for the whole family? Our Two-room Queen Suites feature amenities like a separate living area with a pullout sofa.

Where to Eat While You’re Here
Start your morning with an energizing coffee and our complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast. Enjoy favorites like bagels, waffles and scrambled eggs, and then check out the local restaurants. A perfect choice for lunch, B-Bop’s serves burgers, sloppy Joes and shakes. For dinner, head to Aunt Maude’s for delicious cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients.

Things to Do in Ames
The Octagon Center for the Arts features rotating exhibits, classes and a shop, ideal for art enthusiasts. Get your shopping fix in the 50 stores of the North Grand Mall. Be sure to check out these other area favorites:

Iowa State University – The array of ISU attractions, like Hilton Coliseum and the Brunnier Art Museum, are just minutes from the hotel. Visit friends and family, and show your Cyclone pride!

Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad – In search of a scenic trip through Iowa’s beautiful landscape? At this attraction, 25 minutes from the hotel, you can ride historic rails for an unforgettable and unique view of the area.

Main Street Cultural District – Experience the heart of Ames by visiting the many shops, businesses, restaurants and galleries found downtown, just three miles from the hotel. Attend an outdoor concert and discover what makes this city one of Iowa’s most charming. Chocoholics won’t want to miss a visit to Chocolaterie Stam.

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Groups & Meetings
Our meeting space can accommodate 25 to 80 guests. Event hosts appreciate our audiovisual equipment, free high-speed Internet and group accommodations. The space also makes a wonderful venue for intimate wedding ceremonies.

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100% Non-Smoking Facility