Stay off I-35 and cheer on the Iowa State Cyclones near our hotel in Ames

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 hotel rooms within easy reach of I-35 and your daily destinations. Explore area attractions like Reiman Gardens, Jack Trice Stadium, and the Octagon Center for the Arts. Families love the rides at Adventureland Park, and corporate travelers appreciate great business-dinner options in the Main Street Cultural District.

Our pet-friendly hotel encourages you to relax, thanks to an indoor pool and an inviting outdoor patio. You can connect to free Wi-Fi to let friends know how your vacation is going and upload photos of the free, hot breakfast. If work brings you to Ames, take advantage of the business center and on-site event space.

Sleep well on pillowtop mattresses

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 beverages at the dry bar and unwind with free Wi-Fi in our standard room.

2 Queen Beds

  • 2 queen
  • 5 adults
Settle in for a cozy evening on a Serta Elite pillowtop mattress in our standard room with a microwave and a refrigerator.

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
Soothe your muscles in the revitalizing waters of this modern suite’s two-person whirlpool.

1 Bedroom Suite-King Bed

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

Extended Stay Suite-2 Queen Beds

  • 2 queen
  • 6 adults
Our spacious extended-stay suite welcomes your entire travel party with a living room, a dining room, and a sleeper sofa.

Extended Stay Suite-King Bed-1 Queen Bed

  • 1 queen and 1 king
  • 6 adults
Spread out for a family-style meal at the oversize dining room table in our extended-stay suite.
Plan an impactful business meeting or a beautiful wedding reception at the Country Inn & Suites, 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 Cellar at White Oak is a must for wine lovers, while 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 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, and sea lions at this 25-acre zoological park in Des Moines.

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.
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