Stay at our Radisson hotel near Iowa State University

Located near Highway 30, Radisson Hotel Ames Conference Center at ISU lies two miles from Iowa State University, less than a mile from the ISU Research Park, and only five miles from I-35. During your stay, you can borrow a complimentary bicycle, helmet, and bicycle lock through the Cybike program to reach campus or nearby research park. If you're traveling for work, enjoy easy 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 experiencing a touring Broadway production at the Iowa State Center.

After taking a campus tour or attending 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.

Stay in contemporary hotel rooms and suites with free Wi-Fi near Iowa State University

The Radisson features 75 spacious, up-to-date rooms and suites that include a microwave, a refrigerator, and a coffeemaker. To enhance your experience, book one of our Business Class rooms with two complimentary drink coupons per night, breakfast for two each morning, 1,000 bonus Radisson Rewards points, and early check-in when available.

King Bed

  •  294 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 3 adults
Enjoy the comforts of home in one of our standard rooms with a fridge and a microwave.

2 Queen Beds

  •  387 ft²
  • 2 queen
  • 3 adults, 2 children
Perfect for groups, our rooms with two queen beds offer either a plush sleeper sofa or a sleeper chair.

1 Bedroom Suite-King Bed

  •  460 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 3 adults
Get a quiet night’s sleep in the private bedroom of one of our one-bedroom suites with a king bed.

Business Class-King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 3 adults
Settle in at the work desk with free Wi-Fi and a fresh cup of coffee in this Business Class room.

Business Class-2 Queen Beds

  • 2 queen
  • 3 adults, 2 children
Perfect for a pair of colleagues, this Business Class room includes free breakfast and drink vouchers.

Reserve our flexible meeting room for events

Radisson Hotel Ames Conference Center at ISU offers 4,530 square feet of meeting space divided across three rooms. Ideal for meetings, social gatherings, or wedding receptions, our facilities can accommodate up to 325 people and feature free Wi-Fi, built-in screens, tables, chairs, linens, and catering services.
Radisson Hotel Ames Conference Center at ISU - Meeting Room in U-Shape Setup


Room service

Radisson Hotel Ames Conference Center at ISU - Two Queen Guest Room

Enjoy a delicious meal delivered to your door with our convenient room service, available during breakfast and dinner hours.

Opening hours

6:30–10:30 am | Breakfast, Monday–Friday

6:30–11 am | Breakfast, Saturday–Sunday

4:30–10:30 pm | Dinner, Monday–Saturday

6–9 pm | Dinner, Sunday

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Restaurant and bar

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

Located on site at the Radisson, Bistro 1864 Restaurant and Bar serves fresh, made-to-order dishes for breakfast and dinner. Choose from a full menu of appetizers, salads, entrees, 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, iced coffee and tea, as well as packaged meals, and sweet or salty treats to take back to your room.

Opening hours

6:30–10:30 am | Breakfast, Monday–Friday

6:30–11 am | Breakfast, Saturday–Sunday

4:30–10:30 pm | Dinner, Monday–Saturday

6–9 pm | Dinner, Sunday

Things to do in Ames

Conveniently situated near Highway 30 and I-35, the Radisson in Ames lies only two miles from all the attractions of Iowa State University and three miles from downtown. Attend a basketball game at Hilton Coliseum, or cheer on your soccer player at Hunziker Youth Sports Complex. The Iowa State Center hosts concerts and theatrical productions, and Reiman Gardens provides a relaxing spot to go for a stroll. Explore these nearby attractions:

Adventureland Park

24.77 mi / 39.87 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 Golf & Country Club

5.26 mi / 8.46 km from the hotel
This scenic country club offers an 18-hole golf course, a swimming pool, and two tennis courts.

Blank Park Zoo

33.08 mi / 53.23 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

13.69 mi / 22.03 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.

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.

High Trestle Trail

8.97 mi / 14.43 km from the hotel
Spanning 25 miles, this paved recreational trail provides an ideal place to jog or bike.

How to find Radisson Hotel Ames Conference Center at ISU

2609 University Boulevard, Ames, Iowa50010, United States