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2500 University Boulevard
Ames, Iowa 50010-8621
United States


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Hotel Overview

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Experience all that Ames, IA has to offer - from Iowa State University to the Reiman Gardens to the bustling Main Street Cultural District - within minutes of this cozy hotel.

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Centrally located in the all-American city of Ames, IA, the Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites is the perfect accommodation for friends, families and fans of the Iowa State Cyclones. The Iowa State University campus is within a mile of this Ames hotel, offering guests easy access to exciting games at the Jack Trice Stadium and Hilton Coliseum or to a number of events, conventions and shows at the Iowa State Center. The beautiful ISU Reiman Gardens is one of the largest public gardens in the state.

Just a few miles away, Ames' quaint Main Street Cultural District offers an abundance of events, dining and shops. Visitors often enjoy a ride on the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, while the golfers of the group might tackle the nearby Coldwater Golf Links.

Business travelers will appreciate the proximity to the Scheman Conference Building, Iowa Department of Transportation, the United States Department of Agriculture Disease Lab, 3M®, Sauer-Danfoss, Ag Leader and WebFilings. More than 50 businesses are located in the Iowa State University Research Park, just a few blocks away. This Ames hotel also offers meeting facilities for up to 50 people.

The full-service Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites offers 86 spaciously-appointed guest rooms and suites, each equipped with a refrigerator, cable satellite television and free high-speed Internet access. Guests will wake each morning to a complimentary full hot breakfast. This pet-friendly Iowa hotel also features an indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub, fitness center, 24-hour business center and meeting facilities.

For superior customer service and a convenient location in Ames, Iowa, make a reservation today at the Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites!


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Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
We are pet friendly and allow up to two dogs in a room. The size limit for a dog is 80 pounds. The pet friendly rate is $20 per day with a $100 per week maximum.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

2500 University Boulevard
Ames, Iowa

Hotel Amenities


  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary full breakfast, Choice of breads, Cereal, Fruit, Yogurt, Eggs, Hot breakfast meat, Other hot items, Juice, Coffee
  • Indoor pool heated
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Hot tub
  • Exercise facility open from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. bicycle, treadmill, and weight machine
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Interior corridor
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundromat nominal fee
  • Late check out
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Business center 24 hours
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy machine
  • Audio/visual equipment
  • Dataports
  • Shipping
  • Mail services
  • Meeting facilities 2 Meeting Rooms, 800 square feet and 552 square feet
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cold weather hook-ups
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Free newspaper in lobby
  • Analog Dial up Dataport
  • Ethernet RJ-45 jack for Laptop
  • Express check out
  • Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms; All guest rooms are hardwired and offer free wireless Internet access
  • Conference services
  • Parking for the physically challenged, free

Guest Room Mobility Accessible Features:

  • Accessible doors and doorways (at least 32-inches of clear width passage)
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  • Cable or satellite television
  • VCR available
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • AM/FM radio stereo
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave available, in Kitchenettes
  • Refrigerator
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron, ironing board
  • Desk/work area
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Speaker phone available
  • Voice mail
  • Free local calls under 30 minutes
  • Air-conditioning
  • Wake-up calls
  • Easy chair available
  • Sofabed available
  • Spa available
  • Adjoining rooms available, only one set of connecting rooms in hotel.
  • Crib available, in some rooms
  • Rollaway available, in some rooms, nominal fee

Public Space ADA Accessible Features:

  • Accessible parking spaces and signage (car and van)
  • Accessible parking space that is 96-inches wide with an appropriate access aisle
  • An accessible route that allows for approaching and entering the hotel
  • An accessible lobby entrance door
  • Interior routes to public spaces that do not have abrupt level changes
  • Accessible table in eating area
  • The eating area has self-service shelves and dispensing devices within reach range
  • Public restrooms accessible

Guest Room Communication Assist Features:

  • Closed-caption televisions
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Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 0.25 mile(s) from Iowa State University Research
  • 0.30 mile(s) from CPMI Event Center, banquet and conference center
  • 4.00 mile(s) from United States Department Agriculture
  • 5.00 mile(s) from 3M
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Sauer Danfoss
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Agricultural Information Center


  • 0.50 mile(s) from Iowa State Center, sporting events, concerts, plays
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Reiman Gardens, botanical and butterfly garden.
  • 2.80 mile(s) from Main Street District, Main Street Cultural District


  • 2.00 mile(s) from Red Lobster®, full service, Seafood, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from La Fuente, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Hickory Park, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Dublin Bay, bar/lounge, International, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Fuji Steakhouse, full service, Japanese, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Old Chicago, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Olde Main Brewery, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Carlos O'Kelly's, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Cazador, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Applebee's®, full serivce, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Cafe Northwest, cafe, Greek, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Aunt Maude's, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Okoboji Bar and Grill, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 4.00 mile(s) from The Cafe, cafe, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 4.00 mile(s) from The Spice, full service, Thai, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Wallaby's, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner


  • 1.00 mile(s) from Iowa State University
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Des Moines Area Community College

Nearby Cities

  • 5.00 mile(s) from Gilbert
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Nevada
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Boone
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Story City
  • 24.00 mile(s) from Ankeny
  • 35.00 mile(s) from Des Moines


  • 2.00 mile(s) from Coldwater Golf Links, 18 hole golf course
  • 2.50 mile(s) from Ames Racquet & Fitness, fitness center
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Perfect Games, bowling, lasertag, arcade, food/drink


  • 3.50 mile(s) from Main Street, downtown shopping area
  • 4.00 mile(s) from North Grand Mall


  • 0.01 mile(s) from Cy-Ride
  • 230 mile(s) from Kansas City International Airport
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Ames
  • 41.00 mile(s) from Des Moines International Airport
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Ames Municipal Airport