Choose our hotel near Iowa State University for your Ames visit

For a convenient stay near Iowa State University, select Radisson Hotel Ames Conference Center at ISU. South of Highway 30, our hotel is two miles from campus, less than a mile from the ISU Research Park, and only five miles west of I-35. During your stay, you can borrow a complimentary bicycle, helmet, and bicycle lock through the CyBike program to reach the nearby campus or research park. If you’re traveling for work, we offer 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 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. Free Wi-Fi is offered throughout the hotel, and a business center is available.

Relax in a contemporary hotel room with a fridge and a Keurig coffeemaker

We offer 75 spacious, up-to-date rooms and suites that include a microwave, a refrigerator, and a Keurig® coffeemaker. To enhance your experience with free breakfast and drink vouchers, book a Business Class room. Upgrade to a suite for extra space and enjoy a separate living room and sleeper sofa.

King Bed

  •  294 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 3 adults
Connect to free Wi-Fi in a standard room that includes a fridge, a microwave, and a Keurig coffeemaker.

2 Queen Beds

  •  387 ft²
  • 2 queen
  • 3 adults, 2 children
Sleep comfortably in a standard room with two queen beds and either a plush sleeper sofa or a sleeper chair.

1 Bedroom Suite-King Bed

  •  460 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 3 adults
Find privacy in this suite, which has a bedroom, a separate living room, and a sleeper sofa.

Business Class-King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 3 adults
Ask about early check-in and earn bonus points each night you stay in an upgraded Business Class room.

Business Class-2 Queen Beds

  • 2 queen
  • 3 adults, 2 children
Select a Business Class room and enjoy complimentary breakfast and drink vouchers for you and a colleague.
Ideal for business meetings, social gatherings, or wedding receptions, our venue can accommodate up to 325 people. Reserve one of four flexible meeting rooms, which include free Wi-Fi and built-in screens. We can set up tables and chairs and coordinate linens and catering services for you.

Services

Room service

Radisson Hotel Ames Conference Center at ISU - Business Class-2 Queen Beds
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

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, 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

We're only two miles from all the attractions at Iowa State University and less than three miles from downtown Ames. 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 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 seasonal amusement park. During the summer, don’t miss Breaker Beach Wavepool and the Caribbean Cruiser lazy river at Adventureland 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

11.99 mi / 19.29 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

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, the 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 60,000 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 two miles from Iowa State University, our hotel on University Boulevard is just south of Highway 30 in Ames. We are five miles west of I-35, and Ames Municipal Airport (AMW) is less than two miles from the hotel.

From Ames Municipal Airport (AMW)

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.