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

Whether you’re visiting the campus at Iowa State University (ISU), heading to business meetings, or attending an event or sports tournament, the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Ames, IA offers you 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 a 10-minute drive away. You can also explore area attractions like Reiman Gardens, Jack Trice Stadium, and the Octagon Center for the Arts—all just 10 minutes away from the hotel.

Our pet-friendly hotel encourages you to relax, thanks to an indoor pool and an inviting outdoor patio. In the mornings, take advantage of our free, hot breakfast. After a day of fun, you can connect to free Wi-Fi to upload photos of your adventures and keep in touch with friends. If work brings you to Ames, take advantage of the business center and on-site event space.

Sleep well on pillowtop mattresses in our hotel 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. Entertainment and refreshment are always within arm’s reach thanks to free Wi-Fi, premium cable channels, a microwave, and a fridge. Families and groups prefer our spacious suites, which offer amenities like separate living areas, sleeper sofas, dining areas, and whirlpools.

King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 3 adults
Prepare refreshing drinks at the dry bar and unwind with free Wi-Fi in this standard room with a pillowtop mattress.

2 Queen Beds

  • 2 queen
  • 5 adults
Friends or families will enjoy this standard room with free Wi-Fi, a microwave, and a fridge.

Studio Suite-King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 5 adults, 1 child
Dip your feet in the whirlpool while you sip a cold drink from the refrigerator in our studio suite.

Whirlpool Suite-King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 5 adults
Enjoy extra space and a soothing two-person whirlpool in this suite with a separate living area.

1 Bedroom Suite-King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 5 adults
French doors provide additional privacy between the bedroom and the living room in this one-bedroom suite.

Extended Stay Suite-King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 5 adults
Serve sit-down meals on real dishes in the dining area of our apartment-style extended-stay suite.

Extended Stay Suite-2 Queen Beds

  • 2 queen
  • 6 adults
This spacious suite welcomes your entire travel party with a living room, a dining area, and 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 separate living and sleeping quarters, a dining room table, and two TVs.
Plan a productive business meeting or a beautiful wedding reception at the Country Inn & Suites in Ames. In our flexible meeting room, you can take advantage of audiovisual equipment and free Wi-Fi to ensure the success of your event. We also offer affordable, easy-to-book group accommodations and a customized website to keep your attendees updated on the important details.

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In addition to all of the entertainment offered at ISU, Ames offers attractions like the Octagon Center for the Arts and 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 thrilling roller coaster or a fun family ride at this expansive 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
Visit giraffes, African lions, red pandas, sea lions, and more at this 22-acre Des Moines zoological park, home to more than 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

The Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Ames, IA places you next to I-35 and near Ames’ biggest attractions. 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. Downtown Ames is just three miles away, and major area businesses like the US Agricultural Research Services and Ames Laboratory are all less than a 15-minute drive from the hotel. If you’re flying into the area, we’re an easy 38-mile drive from Des Moines International Airport (DSM).

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 onto the I-235 E ramp. Drive about six miles and then follow the signs to merge onto I-35 N. Drive about 24 miles and then take Exit 111A. Keep left when the ramp forks and merge onto US-30 W. Almost immediately, take Exit 150 and turn right off the ramp 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 I-35

By car:

From I-35 N, take Exit 111A. Keep left when the ramp forks and merge onto US-30 W. Almost immediately, take Exit 150 and turn right off the ramp 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 I-35 S, take Exit 111B and merge onto US-30 W. Almost immediately, take Exit 150 and turn right off the ramp 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 off the ramp onto S Dayton Avenue. Cross the overpass and 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 W, take Exit 150 and turn right off the ramp 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.

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