Cheer on the ISU Cyclones near our hotel in Ames, Iowa off I-35

Whether you’re touring the Iowa State University (ISU) campus, attending business meetings, or participating in an event or sports tournament, the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Ames, IA offers you comfortable accommodations within easy reach of I-35 and your daily destinations. Families can visit students at ISU, three miles away, while corporate and leisure travelers appreciate great shopping and dinner options in the Main Street Cultural District, just 10 minutes west. You can also explore area attractions like Reiman Gardens, Jack Trice Stadium, and the Octagon Center for the Arts—all within 10 minutes of the hotel.

On arrival, grab a cookie and fresh coffee from our lobby and use free Wi-Fi to touch base with family or the office. If you need to decompress, you can take a refreshing dip in our indoor pool or enjoy the weather on our outdoor patio. In the mornings, keep up with your exercise goals at our fitness center before heading to the dining area for a free, hot breakfast. Need to print out event tickets or fine-tune a presentation? Visit our business center.

Unwind with free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV in our rooms and suites

Finish up a day of touring ISU by sinking into a Serta® Elite pillowtop mattress in your spacious hotel room or suite. You can post pictures of your day using free Wi-Fi and whip up simple snacks thanks to the microwave and fridge. For evening entertainment, watch a favorite show on the flat-screen TV offering premium cable programming. Traveling with family or a group? Take a look at one of our extended-stay suites, which offer amenities like a separate living area, a sleeper sofa, and a dining area.

King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 3 adults
Pull off I-35 and relax on a king-size pillowtop mattress in this standard room with free Wi-Fi and a fridge.

2 Queen Beds

  • 2 queen
  • 5 adults
Families traveling together appreciate this standard room with two plush beds, free Wi-Fi, and a fridge for snacks.

Studio Suite-King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 5 adults, 1 child
To unwind from a busy day, sip a drink chilled in the fridge and enjoy a soak in this suite’s two-person whirlpool.

Whirlpool Suite-King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 5 adults
Treat your special someone to a romantic getaway in this suite with a two-person whirlpool and a living area.

1 Bedroom Suite-King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 5 adults
Enjoy separate living and sleeping quarters, plus a sleeper sofa and two TVs in our spacious one-bedroom suite.

Extended Stay Suite-King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 5 adults
Ideal for longer stays, this apartment-style suite offers a separate living room and a dining area with real dishes.

Extended Stay Suite-2 Queen Beds

  • 2 queen
  • 6 adults
This spacious suite welcomes your entire travel party with a dining area and a living room with a sleeper sofa.

Extended Stay Suite-King Bed-1 Queen Bed

  • 1 queen and 1 king
  • 6 adults
Spread out and relax in this suite with a dining room and two TVs in the separate living and sleeping quarters.
Plan a productive business meeting or an intimate wedding reception at the Country Inn & Suites in Ames. Our flexible meeting room accommodates up to 80 guests theater style and 75 guests at banquet tables. To ensure your presentation or party goes off without a hitch, we offer audiovisual equipment and free Wi-Fi, and you can keep your attendees updated on important details with a customized event website. If you have overnight guests, our affordable group accommodations are easy to book.

Services

In addition to the sports events and live performances available at Iowa State University, Ames offers plenty to keep you busy, from attractions like the Octagon Center for the Arts to the more than 50 stores at North Grand Mall. You can spend a day entertaining your kids at Adventureland Park or riding the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad. The Main Street Cultural District is the ideal spot for an afternoon of shopping and dining. Be sure to check out these area favorites during your stay:

Adventureland Park

24.67 mi / 39.7 km from the hotel
Board a roller coaster or a fun family ride at this seasonal amusement park. During the summer, don’t miss Breaker Beach Wavepool and the Caribbean Cruiser lazy river at Adventure Bay water park.

Ames Community Theater (ACTORS, Inc.)

5.07 mi / 8.16 km from the hotel
Catch a play or a musical at this theater that's been a part of the community for more than 60 years.

Blank Park Zoo

33.84 mi / 54.47 km from the hotel
Meet giraffes, African lions, red pandas, sea lions, and more at this 22-acre Des Moines zoological park, home to more than 1,400 inhabitants from over 100 animal species.

Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad

16.59 mi / 26.7 km from the hotel
For a fun family outing, get your tickets for a ride on the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, which offers kid-friendly themes like Chuggington and Thomas & Friends as well as romantic dinner rides and picnic excursions.

Iowa Arboretum

15.28 mi / 24.6 km from the hotel
Discover all that the Des Moines River Valley has to offer at the Iowa Arboretum, where you can hike woodland and prairie trails, wander through the Peony Labyrinth garden, and look for a special souvenir at the gift shop.

Iowa State University

3.82 mi / 6.15 km from the hotel
Get your cardinal-and-gold gear on before heading to the campus of Iowa State University to cheer on the Cyclones. Tour the gardens and museums while enjoying one of the most beautifully landscaped campuses in the country.
2605 SE 16th Street, Ames, Iowa 50010, United States

Located just off I-35, our Country Inn & Suites hotel places you near Ames’ biggest attractions, starting with the downtown area, just three miles away. Here to visit a student at Iowa State University or cheer on the Cyclones? You can reach ISU’s campus in less than 15 minutes. Major area businesses like the US Agricultural Research Services and Ames Laboratory are also within a 15-minute drive of the hotel. If you’re flying into the area, Des Moines International Airport (DSM) is 38 miles south.

From Des Moines International Airport

By car:

From the airport, take Fleur Drive and continue straight for four and a half miles. (The road name will change to Martin Luther King Jr Parkway and then 19th Place). Turn right to take the I-235 E ramp, and drive about six miles before merging onto I-35 N. Drive about 24 miles and then take Exit 111A, keeping left at the fork to merge onto US-30 W. Almost immediately, take Exit 150 and turn right onto S Dayton Avenue. Take the first right onto SE 16th Street. The hotel will be on your left in less than a mile.

From I-35

By car:

From I-35 N, take Exit 111A, keeping left at the fork to merge onto US-30 W. Almost immediately, take Exit 150 and turn right onto S Dayton Avenue. Take the first right onto SE 16th Street. The hotel will be on your left in less than a mile.

From I-35 S, take Exit 111B, keeping left at the fork to merge onto US-30 W. Almost immediately, take Exit 150 and turn right onto S Dayton Avenue. Take the first right onto SE 16th Street. The hotel will be on your left in a little less than a mile.

From US-30

By car:

From US-30 E, take Exit 150 and turn left onto S Dayton Avenue. Cross the overpass and take the first right onto SE 16th Street. The hotel will be on your left in less than a mile.

From US-30 W, take Exit 150 and turn right onto S Dayton Avenue. Take the first right onto SE 16th Street. The hotel will be on your left in less than a mile.

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