Choose our modern hotel in Ames near Iowa State University

For an easy stay within walking distance of Iowa State University Research Park, choose Radisson Hotel Ames Conference Center at ISU, located five miles west of I-35 and two miles from the main campus. Just south of Highway 30, our hotel offers quick access to dozens of local businesses and world-class research facilities like the National Animal Disease Center and Ames Laboratory. Complete your visit by cheering on the Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium or seeing a touring Broadway production at the Iowa State Center.

After a campus tour or a research conference, return to the hotel to enjoy dinner on site at Bistro 1864 Restaurant and Bar or relax in our indoor pool. Families can have fun together at the kiddie pool, and the well-equipped fitness center makes it easy to keep up with your workout routine. If you need to accomplish work-related tasks, you can connect to free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel or visit our business center, which provides fax and copy services for a small fee.

Relax in a contemporary room with a mini fridge and a coffeemaker

Designed to meet the needs of business and leisure travelers alike, each of our 75 spacious, up-to-date rooms and suites includes a microwave, a mini refrigerator, and a single-cup coffeemaker. If you want extra space and privacy during your stay, choose a suite with a separate living room and a sleeper sofa.

King Bed

  •  294 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 3 adults
Our standard room provides all the essentials for a business trip, including free Wi-Fi and a single-cup coffeemaker.

2 Queen Beds

  •  387 ft²
  • 2 queen
  • 3 adults, 2 children
Featuring a plush sleeper sofa or sleeper chair, this standard room is perfect for families.

1 Bedroom Suite-King Bed

  •  460 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 3 adults
For extra space and privacy on a college tour, book this suite with a separate living room and a sleeper sofa.
Ideal for business meetings, social gatherings, or wedding receptions, our event facilities include free Wi-Fi and built-in screens. The ballroom can accommodate up to 325 people or be divided into three smaller meeting rooms. Let our professional team set up tables and chairs and coordinate linens and catering services so you can focus on the guest list.


Room service

Radisson Hotel Ames Conference Center at ISU - Business Class-2 Queen Beds
Whether you want a quick breakfast while preparing for morning meetings or a relaxing dinner in, you can order a delicious meal from room service.

Opening hours

7–10 am | Wednesday–Saturday, Breakfast

7–11 am | Sunday, Breakfast

6–10 pm | Thursday–Saturday, Dinner and bar

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Restaurant and bar

Radisson Hotel Ames Conference Center at ISU - Bistro 1864 Restaurant and Bar

Bistro 1864 Restaurant and Bar serves fresh, made-to-order dishes for breakfast and dinner. Choose from a full menu of appetizers, salads, entrées, sides, and desserts, and then complete your meal with a local craft beer from our large selection.

If you’re craving a late-night or a mid-afternoon snack, stop by the 24-hour Market next to the front desk. We offer a variety of beverages, including sodas, bottled and sparkling water, sports drinks, and iced coffee and tea, as well as packaged meals and sweet or salty treats to take back to your room.

Opening hours

7–10 am | Wednesday–Saturday, Breakfast

7–11 am | Sunday, Breakfast

6–10 pm | Thursday–Saturday, Dinner and bar

One of the country’s most beautiful college campuses, Iowa State University offers top-notch cultural venues minutes from our hotel. Home to Stephens Auditorium, the Iowa State Center hosts major concerts, theatrical productions, and regional artists. Attend a basketball game at Hilton Coliseum, or cheer on your soccer player at the Hunziker Youth Sports Complex. In downtown Ames, quaint Main Street is lined with stylish specialty shops, cool cafés, and lively pubs. Explore these attractions during your stay:

Adventureland Park

24.77 mi / 39.87 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.

Downtown Ames

2.28 mi / 3.67 km from the hotel
Browse local shops, stop for a delicious meal, or experience a special event in vibrant downtown Ames.

Iowa Arboretum & Gardens

11.99 mi / 19.29 km from the hotel
Discover the beauty of the Des Moines River Valley at the Iowa Arboretum & Gardens, where you can hike woodland and prairie trails and wander through themed areas like the butterfly garden.

Iowa State University

1.86 mi / 3 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.

Iowa State University Research Park

0.58 mi / 0.94 km from the hotel
Home to dozens of major corporations, ISU Research Park is a prominent site for biomedical, animal health, and computer science research.

Jack Trice Stadium

1.24 mi / 2 km from the hotel
Cheer with up to 61,500 Cyclones fans as you watch ISU take on a Big 12 rival at Jack Trice Stadium.
2609 University Boulevard, Ames, Iowa 50010, United States

Located within walking distance of Iowa State University Research Park, our hotel is just south of Highway 30 in Ames. We’re five miles west of I-35, which provides easy access from Des Moines International Airport (DSM) in under an hour. If you’re arriving by charter flight, Ames Municipal Airport (AMW) is less than two miles from the hotel. You can reach the ISU campus in minutes by car or CyRide public bus. A stop for the number 6 Brown line, which serves the university area, is steps from the hotel’s front door on University Boulevard.

From Des Moines International Airport

By car:

As you exit the airport, take a left on Fleur Drive. Head east on I-235, which will turn into I-35 N.

Take exit 111B (Iowa State University exit) to Highway 30. On Highway 30, go west to the third exit, 146/University Boulevard. Turn left, and the hotel will be on the right.

From Ames Municipal Airport

By car:

Turn left onto Airport Road. At the roundabout, exit onto Oakwood Road. Take the first right, and the hotel will be on your left.