Days Inn Ames

229 South Duff AvenueAmes50010USA
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About Days Inn Ames

Days Inn Ames is a family-friendly, budget hotel in a central area of Ames featuring complimentary continental breakfast and full-equipped, air conditioned rooms.

Smoke-free rooms have a sitting area, private bathroom and kitchen utilities such as refrigerator and microwave.  Other amenities include hair dryer, blackout drapes and cable television.

A front-desk safe is available to keep valuables secure and 24-hour front desk service is available.  Other amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi service, laundry facilities and free parking.

There's no restaurant on-site but coffee and tea is available in the lobby throughout the day and there are vending machines offering drinks and snacks.  There are restaurants and pubs located close to the hotel.

Guests can participate in a range of outdoor activities around Days Inn Ames including golfing, cycling and hiking.  Octagon Center for the Arts, Iowa State Center, Jack Trice Stadium, Hilton Coliseum and Brunnier Art Museum are all nearby.


229 South Duff Avenue, Ames, IA, 50010, USA
Telephone: +1(515)2320280 | Fax: +1(515)2324578 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00

Positive Reviews

Very Cozy Rooms With Comfortable Furnishings

The well-kept and cozy rooms at Days Inn Ames are cleaned frequently and to a high standard and guests reported that the beds and furnishings are comfortable and all amenities are properly-functioning.

Excellent Location in the Heart of Town

Guests reported that the location of this hotel is excellent and almost everything they needed to access was within walking distance.  The university campus, restaurants and shops are all nearby and so is the downtown area.

Responsive Staff who are Service-oriented

Anything guests need, including extra items for rooms and suggestions on things to see and do in the area, is provided promptly and efficiently by very helpful and accommodating staff members.  Staff are always visible, they are always friendly when dealing with guests and they deal with issues in a professional manner.

Negative Reviews

There's a smell of Mold and Smoke

Guests reported that there is a bad smell around the hotel and it mostly comes from cigarette smoke and mold.  Guests reported that the cigarette smoke is so bad that the pillows and bedding in the rooms smell like smoke.  Mold can actually be seen in some places and the smell from it can be detected pretty much all over the building.

Poor-quality and Lacking Breakfast

The breakfast served each morning is of poor quality with little to choose from.  It features frozen items that need to be reheated in the microwave and unhealthy items such as white bread.  Guests also reported that items run out quickly and if you don't go down early, there's not much left.

There's Some Noise Around the Hotel

The walls in the rooms are paper thin.  Guests reported being able to hear everything outside the room including conversations in the corridors, loud televisions, footsteps, doors opening and closing and traffic noise from the street outside.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 972 reviews across the web
6.3 /10
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6.3 out of 10 based on 972 reviews