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Welcome to the newly renovated Radisson Hotel Ames at ISU! We are located just off Highway 30 and 5 miles from I-35, less than 2 minutes from the Iowa State University campus and adjacent to the ISU Research Park. This fabulous location is convenient to most Ames companies including Workiva, DuPont, Syngenta, Fiat Chrysler, Land O'Lakes, Koch, Merck, Danfoss, AgLeader, DOT, USDA and 3M. For a little fun or relaxation, we are also very close to Reiman Gardens, Jack Trice Stadium, Hilton Coliseum, Stephens Auditorium, Fisher Theater and historic downtown Ames. Our full service hotel offers a wonderful restaurant serving delicious meals at breakfast and dinner and you can enjoy a cocktail, craft beer or glass of wine in our lounge. With 4,000' of meeting space, we are the perfect location for your corporate meeting or social event.

Hotel Exterior


· 120 AC
· 24-hour front desk
· Accessible facilities
· Accessible parking
· Air conditioning
· Baggage hold
· Banquet facilities
· Brailed elevators
· Bus parking
· Business center
· Business services
· Coin operated laundry
· Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
· Desk with electrical outlet
· Driving range - (In Area)
· Elevators
· Exercise gym
· Fax service
· Free high speed internet connection
· Free parking
· Front desk
· Golf - (In Area)
· Hair dryer
· Health club
· Heated pool
· High speed internet access for laptop in public areas
· Housekeeping - daily
· Housekeeping - daily
· Ice machine
· Individual Efolio available
· Indoor pool
· Ironing board
· Lounges/bars
· Meeting rooms
· Multilingual staff
· Non-smoking rooms (generic)
· Outdoor parking
· Pets allowed
· Photocopy center
· Recreational vehicle parking
· Restaurant
· Safe deposit box
· Security
· Shopping mall - (In Area)
· Shops and commercial services - (In Area)
· Spa - (In Area)
· Sports bar - (In Area)
· Stairwells
· Sundry/Convenience store - (In Area)
· Vending machines
· Wakeup service
· Wheel chair access
· Wireless internet connection in public areas

Room Information

Air conditioning, CNN availaible, All news channel, Cable television, Coffee/Tea maker, Connecting rooms, Electrical current voltage, Fire alarm, Fire alarm with light, Grab bars in bathroom, Complimentary high speed internet in room, Iron, Ironing board, Microwave, Hairdryer, Refrigerator, Safe, Smoke detectors, Sofa bed, ESPN available, HBO available, Pets allowed, Non-refundable charge for pets, Accessible room, DVD player

Miscellaneous Information

· American Dollars is the native currency.
· Check in time is 3:00 PM
· Check out time is 12:00 PM
· Time Zone is CST
· Opened in 2000
· 75 rooms.
· 6 suites.
· 3 floors.

Cancellation Policy

-Because the cancel policy may vary by rate please see individual rate details for cancellation policy.

Restaurant Information

Bistro 1864

Directly Accessible from Hotel Lobby

Aunt Maude's

547 Main St, Ames, IA 50010 2.8 Miles Northeast of the hotel

Cafe Beaudelaire

Brazilian Cuisine - Bar closing hours subject to change 2504 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014 2.4 Miles North of the hotel

Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill

Irish and American Cuisine 320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010 2.3 Miles Northeast of the hotel

El Azteca

Lunch Specials Available Mon - Fri 2727 Stange Road, Ames, IA 50010 4.3 Miles North of the hotel

Bar La Tosca

400 Main St, Ames, IA 50010 - Closed Sundays 2.8 Miles Northeast of the hotel

Olde Main Brewincg Co & Restaurant

Pub Hours 1100 - 0200, Late Night Menu Wed-Sat, 2200-0100 316 Main St, Ames, IA 50010 2.0 Miles Northeast of the hotel

Stomping Grounds Cafe

303 Welch Ave, Ames, IA 50014 2.2 Miles North of the hotel

Taste Place

2512 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014 2.4 Miles North of the hotel

Meeting Facility


Offering 4,500 square feet of event facilities, the space can be divided into 3 smaller meeting rooms or combined to create a banquet hall capable of holding up to 325 people.

Recreation Information

Fitness center on-site


Outdoor tennis courts


Tennis court

Indoor pool

Area Attractions

- Iowa State University

The largest university in the state of Iowa and home to the NCAA Division I Cyclones sports teams of the Big 12 athletic conference.

- Ada Hayden Heritage Park

Formerly Hallett's Quarry, now a 137 acre park that includes an accessible pier, boating (no gas motors - electric trolling motors are allowed), fishing, paved bike bath, and walking trails.

- Alluvial Brewing Company

Located on a 40 acre organic farm, and offering several craft brews in their "free range" taproom.

- Brunnier Art Museum

Founded in 1975, it is the only accredited museum emphasizing a decorative arts collection in the state of Iowa. The University Art Collection includes prints, paintings, sculptures, textiles, carpets, wood, lacquered objects, silver, and furniture.

- Cinemark Movies 12

A 12 screen movie theater offering special screenings and current wide release movies.

- Fisher Theater

Part of the Iowa State Center located on the Iowa State campus, along with the Scheman Building and Stephens Auditorium, and host to ballets, plays, musicals, symphonies, and a performing art series.

- Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Over 13 acres of public botanical gardens that include native plants and a tropical conservatory. There is a fee for admission.

- Hilton Coliseum

Home to the Iowa State University Cyclones men's and women's basketball teams, wrestling, gymnastics, and volleyball teams, as well as the site of the annual Iowa All State Music Festival.

- North Grand Mall

Stores currently include Christopher & Banks, Eddie Bauer, JCPenney, Kohl's, and Younkers amongst others.

- Pappajohn Sculpture Park

Located in downtown Des Moines, a 4.4 acre park offering more than 20 sculptures by 22 of the world's most celebrated artists. A guided audio walking tour is available via cell phone.

- Perfect Games

A family entertainment center, offering a bowling alley, 2-story laser-tag arena, video arcade, and mini-golf that is available seasonally.

- Reiman Gardens

17 acres of elaborate gardens that include thousands of plants representing hundreds of varieties. The gardens also include a conservatory complex and indoor tropical garden containing exotic and native butterflies from six continents.

- Stephens Auditorium

Part of the Iowa State Center located on the Iowa State campus, along with the Fisher Theater and the Scheman Building, and host to ballets, plays, musicals, symphonies, and a performing art series.

- Adventureland Park

Open seasonally and family owned and operated since 1974. Adventureland includes Adventure Bay Water Park, and offers over 100 rides, shows and attractions, including a wooden roller coaster.

- Hy-Vee Hall

Hy-Vee Hall hosts events that include concerts, conventions, trade shows and major events. The south end of Hy-Vee Hall houses the Iowa Hall of Pride, which honors the achievements of Iowa high school athletes and performers.

- Iowa Events Center

Located in downtown Des Moines, the Iowa Events Center is a conventions and events complex consisting of the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center (more commonly known as Veterans Memorial Auditorium), Hy-Vee Hall, and the Wells Fargo Arena.

- Blank Park Zoo

The only Association Of Zoos and Aquariums accredited zoo in the state of Iowa. The zoo offers educational programs and various exhibits spread over 25 acres. Exhibits include several species of endangered animals native to the African continent.

- Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Now known as Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, the facility is part of the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines and offers a 28,800 square foot ballroom with convention and meeting facilities.

- Jack Trice Stadium

Home to the NCAA Division I Iowa State Cyclones football team of the Big 12 Conference.

- Wells Fargo Arena

Part of the Iowa Event Center in Des Moines, the 17,000 seat Wells Fargo Arena is home to the NBA G-League's Iowa Wolves, the AHL's Iowa Wild and the IFL's Iowa Barnstormers, as well as hosting family shows and national performing artists.

- Campustown

A mixture of off campus housing, bars, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife, all within walking distance of the Iowa State campus.

- Ledges State Park

One of the first of Iowa's state parks, and one of its most visited, the park offers access to a ninety-one mile bike route that connects with other state parks, canoeing, kayaking, stream fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, and scenic overlooks.

- Iowa State Center

Not to be confused with the Iowa Events Center, The Iowa State Center consists of the Fisher Theater, Hilton Coliseum, Jack Trice Stadium, Stephens Auditorium, and the Scheman Building, which is also the site of the Brunnier Art Museum.

- All Iowa Attack Basketball Fieldhouse

Basketball academy for Iowa boys & girls elite youth players.

- City Center

City Center

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