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Red Roof Inn Ames

2.5-star2.5 stars
1400 S Dayton PlaceAmesIA50010United States of AmericaGreat location! See map

Family hotel in Ames with indoor pool, 24-hour fitness
  • Free weekday hot/cold buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free*!
Great location
Fantastic service
Breakfast is average
Quite clean
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From 348 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Red Roof Inn Ames

from ZAR 1,077
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking (Unique)
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Jetted Tub
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Roll-In-Shower)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 78 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (18 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets stay free


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • RV/bus/truck parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast on weekdays
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space size (feet) - 819
  • Conference space size (meters) - 76
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1996
  • Elevator/lift
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 37-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • MP3 docking station
  • Video-game console
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free long-distance calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Red Roof Inn Ames’s small print

Also known as

  • Hampton Inn Ames Hotel
  • Red Roof Inn Ames Hotel
  • Hampton Inn Hotel Ames
  • Hampton Inn Ames Iowa
  • Ames Hampton Inn


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.00 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Red Roof Inn Ames


  • Main Street Cultural District - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Octagon Center for the Arts - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Jack Trice Stadium - 4 mi / 6.4 km
  • Reiman Gardens - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • Stephens Auditorium - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
  • Hilton Coliseum - 4.7 mi / 7.6 km
  • Brunnier Art Museum - 4.8 mi / 7.8 km
  • Iowa State Center - 4.9 mi / 7.8 km

Getting around

  • Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) - 42 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • RV, bus, and truck parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 327 reviews

Red Roof Inn Ames
They cancelled my reservation without warning me!
Red Roof cancelled my reservation even though I had paid and confirmed through They were unapologetic and did not offer any solutions or explanations at to why this happened without communicating with me. I called from their lobby and the operator helped me find alternate lodging. is great, but this Red Roof was a disaster.
A Traveller, us2 night trip
Red Roof Inn Ames
Everything was great! The only issue I ran into was check-out. I had scheduled a late check out for noon and was not informed that after 11 am, the key card to my room would fail to work. I had to make multiple trips in and out of my room to load up my belongings and my cats and was locked out of my room with my cats in the room unattended. No one was at the front desk - in fact, I yelled around the first floor lobby and laundry room for help for over 5 minutes in reactivating my key before someone came to my aid. The excuse I was given was corporate was on site and the current manager was with them and could not man the front desk. This event and exchange was a poor ending to what was otherwise an excellent stay.
A Traveller, us1 night trip
Red Roof Inn Ames
The room was dirty. There was hair on our sheets and the floor was gross. There was lots of hair on the floor by the pool too. It looked like they hadn't cleaned in a while.
Gina, us1 night trip
Red Roof Inn Ames
Good and bad...
The room was comfortable (bed, pillows, etc)and clean. Drain plug in bathrm sink didn't fit properly so water backed up and toilet handle wasn't working...realuzed chain was broke so had to manually flush each time. Told A.M. desk clerk...had to suggest that maybe something should be done for my inconvenience...that never happened. Response was..."we just need to get a new part for it". Hot and cold breakfast was very nice.
Connie, us1 night trip
Red Roof Inn Ames
The pool had no heat the room was fair the service wasn't right the door had no lock on it but one overall I wouldn't come back
William , us1 night trip

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Red Roof Inn Ames

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