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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
Hotel room in Ames, IA featuring king bed, chair and desk

HOTEL INFORMATION

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA
2605 Se 16th Street
Ames , IA 50010

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HOTEL AMENITIES

  • • Free Breakfast
  • • High-speed Internet
  • • Indoor Pool
  • • Fitness Center
  • • Suites
  • • Pets Allowed

HOTEL OVERVIEW

Comfortable, Modern Hotel Close to Iowa State University
Please note there will be a Detour of Dayton Place. See details below.

Whether you’re visiting the campus at ISU, heading to a business meeting, or attending an event or sports tournament in the area, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Ames, IA places you within easy reach of your daily destinations. Explore area attractions like Reiman Gardens, Jack Trice Stadium, Octagon Center for the Arts and Furman Aquatic Center, and be sure to take in a show at Stephens Auditorium. After a day of sightseeing or meetings, visit historical downtown and tour the Main Street Cultural District. Our pet-friendly policy also allows the four-legged members of your family to join you on your trip to Ames.

Designed for families and business travelers alike, our hotel’s array of amenities includes free high-speed Internet access and a free, hot breakfast. Be sure to enjoy some downtime at the hotel by splashing in our indoor pool and kicking back in your spacious room with the whole family. Relax on our outdoor patio with a fire pit while enjoying a cold beverage from our nightly reception.  Our amenities include:

  • Free, Hot Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fitness Center
  • On-Site Parking and Bus Parking
  • Indoor Pool and Hot Tub
  • Nightly Reception
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Meeting Facilities

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Our Hotel Rooms
Finish up a day of meetings by sinking into a Serta Elite® pillowtop mattress in your spacious hotel room. 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 Wi-Fi
  • 32-Inch Cable TV with Premium Channels
  • In-Room Movies
  • Serta Elite® Pillowtop Mattress or Sleep Number® Bed
  • Coffee/Tea Facilities
  • 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.

Bars & Restaurants
Rouse your kids for the short trip to our hotel’s dining room to enjoy the complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast. Enjoy favorites like bagels, waffles and scrambled eggs, and plan which local restaurant to hit for lunch and dinner while you savor one last cup of coffee.

Nearby options include B-Bop’s for burgers, sloppy Joes and shakes, and Aunt Maude’s for high-quality American cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients.

Things to Do in Ames
Though ISU is the city’s main source of entertainment, Ames also offers attractions like the Octagon Center for the Arts and more than 50 stores at North Grand Mall. Be sure to check out these area favorites during your stay:

  • Iowa State University– An array of ISU attractions are less than four miles from the hotel, including the Hilton Coliseum and the Brunnier Art Museum. Visit friends and family, and show your Cyclones pride!

  • Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad– Set aside an afternoon to take your kids on this wonderful bit of Americana, a historic railroad just 25 minutes away that meanders through Iowa’s beautiful landscape.

  • 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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Plan Your Next Meeting or Event
Our meeting space can accommodate 25 to 80 guests. Sports teams appreciate easy group accommodations, and business planners enjoy the convenience of audiovisual equipment and free Wi-Fi. Our event space also makes a wonderful venue for intimate wedding ceremonies.

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100% Non-Smoking Facility

Expect construction on major roadways in Ames, IA this summer: Coming from the North on I-35, take Exit 113 and turn right (headed west). Turn left (headed south) on Dayton Avenue. Turn left (headed east) on SE 16th Street and our Country Inn & Suites hotel is located on SE 16th Street. Coming from the south on I-35, take Exit 111 B (headed west). Take Exit 148 Duff Avenue. Turn right (headed north) on Duff Avenue. Take a right (headed east) on SE 16th Street, and our Country Inn & Suites hotel is located on SE 16th Street. Coming from the east, take Exit 148 Duff Avenue. Turn right (headed north) on Duff Avenue. Take a right (headed east) on SE 16th Street and our Country Inn & Suites hotel is located on SE 16th Street. For more information, please visit www.thinkames.com/summer-construction-update.