We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Hilton Garden Inn Ames

Show Prices
#6 of 20 Hotels in Ames
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Professional photos
Hilton Garden Inn Ames
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

381 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 379: English reviews
Austin, Texas
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Right on US 30, only 5 minutes from ISU and West Ames. Great, friendly, and considerate staff. The facility is spotless. We prefer to meet our family for breakfast at one of Ames' wonderful cafes and coffee shops, but it is great to have the tasty and nutritious breakfast served here as a fallback. We've had it often and have...

Thank 442clifft
Stillwater, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were tired after traveling all day and it was so nice to sleep in a hotel that was clean, beds so comfortable with extra pillows and in a quiet area of town. Not super close to the downtown area or to Iowa State, but not that far of a drive either.

Thank Marybeth R
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Still a good hotel. However the rooms need an update. They are dark and gloomy unless you open shades and it's daytime. Televisions are not very big, maybe 36 inches. Plug ins are not convenient bedside. Yes there is one in the lamp, but if plug is not a standard size, it won't fit. Many devices have folding plugs or...

Thank GolfingBearcat
Cedar Grove, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family & I decided to get away for a few days at the last minute - I had stayed at this location before and it was wonderful stay. So I hopped online and booked a room for 2 nights. We arrived at the hotel and had a quick and very nice check-in; the young man was polite, offered an...

Thank JanetCat73
HGIAmes, Public Relations Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Ames, responded to this review

First, we appreciate the service that our Military provides us and have the highest respect for all they do to keep us safe. Our GM worked with the National League of Families during the Vietnam War and was recognized with the American Legion Award. She also worked with the VA at another hotel employing veterans to assimilate back into the...

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my second time at this hotel, and the standard is still high. I will not hessitate to come back. Pool area not new but in fine conditions. Breakfast is my favorite. Check-in and out is swiftly done with a smile

Thank henrikskovt
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great staff and location! Well maintained and comfortable room! Have stayed here before and will continue to stay here. The only drawback this time was there was a "home" football game so had to prepay and price was higher than normal.

Thank robinn508
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, comfortable rooms with plenty of space. Small fridge & coffee maker included in my room. Comfortable bed and quiet location made sleep in easy. Quick access to highway 30 made getting anywhere else quick and easy. Good breakfast saved time in the morning.

Thank Todd P
Nevada, Iowa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I reserved a whirlpool room for my brother and his wife for his birthday. They were put in a room that wasn't supposed to be rented and they decided to only stay 1 out of the 2 nights that were reserved for this reason. The room was supposed to be marked OUT OF SERVICE because the whirlpool was out of...

Thank Lola83ia
Mandan, North Dakota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had great service, a nice, clean room - albeit a little dated. It was close to the University. The front desk person wished my son good luck as he was leaving for his veterinary school interview, which was very much appreciated!

Thank G6742BIjohnl
HGIAmes, Public Relations Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Ames, responded to this review

Dear G6742BIjohnl, Thank you for your review! We hope the interview for your son went well, and we hope that you continue to use our hotel for your ISU visits or any visits to Ames. Sincerely, Sheila J

Madison, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

no complaints, clean, dependable responsive staff, and safe area in Ames Iowa... I don't know what else to write so I using these characters meet the minimum of 200 and until I reach 200 i will continue to write words

Thank Bradley W
HGIAmes, Public Relations Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Ames, responded to this review

Dear Bradley W., Thank you for your 5 bubble review! We don't have a minimum number of characters that we have to use for a response, so we could type thank you a hundred times!! (we won't) We look forward to your next stay with us. Best Regards, Sheila J.

40 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (18)
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Bathroom (1)
Room/Suite (3)
Other (13)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (22)
Room/Suite (10)
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Dining (2)
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Other (5)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Ames hotels
9.0 km away
Holiday Inn Express Ames
8.7 km away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA
3.7 km away
Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center At Isu
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
8.2 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites Ames
0.1 km away
Sleep Inn & Suites
Sleep Inn & Suites
#8 of 20 in Ames
66 reviews
5.9 km away
GrandStay Hotel & Suites Ames
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
No photo provided
Great American Grill
Cuisines: Italian, American
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hilton Garden Inn Ames hotel is located in the heart of Iowa on Highway 30 west at the South Dakota exit and just five miles from Interstate 35. This Ames, Iowa hotel is three miles from Iowa State University, home of the ISU Cyclones, with Hilton Coliseum and Jack Trice Stadium less than ten minutes away. Notable among Ames, Iowa hotels, our flexible meeting rooms include an Executive Boardroom for up to 10 people and a Grand Ballroom seating up to 175 people. From the Garden Grille with the cooked-to-order breakfast to our 112 beautifully decorated guest rooms with complimentary WiFi, Hilton Garden Inn Ames is the perfect complement to any corporate or social event. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hilton Garden Inn Ames

Address: 1325 Dickinson Ave, Ames, IA 50014-5568
Region: United States > Iowa > Ames
Price Range: ₹ 7,623 - ₹ 13,613 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hilton Garden Inn Ames 3*
Number of rooms: 112
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hilton Hotels, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Priceline, Expedia, Odigeo, Travelocity, Orbitz and Cheap Tickets so you can book your Hilton Garden Inn Ames reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hilton Garden Inn Ames Hotel Ames
Hilton Garden Inn Ames Iowa
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Ames
#8 Business Hotel in Ames
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Hilton Garden Inn Ames staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Hilton Garden Inn Ames staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Don't get room over or near pool!”
 of 5 bubbles Disneyadic, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Look for a room away from highway and not across from HVAC plant.”
 of 5 bubbles MmeMarie, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Stay at this hotel if you have a student at ISU, especially if they live in the Towers or on the West side.”
 of 5 bubbles 835karenc, 29 Apr 2015 | Read review
“They might say it caters for 5, but unfortunately they can't put a rollaway bed in a four person room due to it being a fire hazard. They gave us lots of extra pillows and blankets to make up a little bed on the floor.”
 of 5 bubbles hannahs804, 5 Jan 2015 | Read review
“If you want to use the gym or pool, ask for a room between 101 and 115.”
 of 5 bubbles 157geraldp, 21 Nov 2014 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay