We were in town to celebrate our daughter's 21st birthday. The Iowa House was comfortable, clean and close to campus. We walked to visit our daughter and we walked to the restaurants to eat. The breakfast was incredible. I would recommend the Iowa House!
We highly recommend the Iowa House! We try to keep this cute spot a secret but have to share what a nice place it is! A wonderful breakfast is included! Comfortable and unique bedrooms! We always stay here when visiting our kids at ISU.
A converted fraternity house, this is the best place to stay within walking distance of Iowa State. The neighborhood is a bit rowdy being that close to campus but it's very clean, very comfortable, and the efforts of the chef are fantastic. Some of the best coffee I've had in a long time too.
Over the past couple years this has been a nice place to stay. Parking was available, and one is a 5-10 minute walk to campus. Bring a bring a bottle of wine and enjoy conversation with other parents in the living room in the evening. Will miss the Cafe where we regularly ate when we visited. The weekend breakfast here was a great way to start the day.
The Iowa House is a wonderful place to stay if you are in Ames for any reason, or just want to get away for the night. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. Jenny helped me setup our stay and Molly was there to greet us with a friendly smile. We were in town for a wedding and it was great to relax before and after the ceremony. And the breakfast was fabulous, (best Bloddy Mary ever)! Carl and Ben make some mean eggs! Thank you for the relaxing weekend!
Very nice place. We ended up getting back to the room late and the air conditioning unit didn't work in our room by morning it was very hot and stuffy in our room. Had a nice common room area where we met up with our group before we left for the evening. Would recommend and hope to stay again. Very nice furnishings for the most part. Other than the a/c unit would have been a perfect stay
The Iowa House is a friendly, comfortable place to stay close to the Iowa State University campus. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The beds are comfortable. The breakfast is delicious. IT is always fun to meet new people over breakfast. The rooms can get warm in the winter due to the base board heating. If you want it cooler, talk to the people on staff.
Private, spacious, and comfortable! The innkeeper is a wonderful hostess and cook. The room is complete with games, movies, books. It is a wonderful place to relax and be quiet. We were welcomed with a hot pot of decaf tea and a tray of desserts. After selecting our breakfast time, our food was delivered to our room, along with another pot of delicious tea. We have visited several Bed & Breakfasts; this stay is at the top!
I spent 3 nights, Monday thru Wednesday. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. My room was clean and super-comfy. Each day, someone made my bed and provided clean towels. One of my favorite things is that until 8pm, there was someone at the desk who served as a "concierge". They were available to help answer questions, make recommendations, and show us where to find the corkscrew! The location is PERFECT for visiting the ISU campus. There were snacks available in the common area 24/7. The breakfast was made and delivered by the chef. It consisted of eggs/meat/toast/fruit. There was also cold cereal and yogurt available. Nothing fancy, but good. I would recommend staying here, and will be staying again!
We totally enjoyed our stay at the Iowa House. It was a quiet Friday night so we sat in the fireplace room with our glass of wine and block of cheese and enjoyed our books. Saturday morning the chef made us an excellent breakfast consisting of a vegetable omelet with pancakes. We plan to make this our "go to" place to stay while in Ames.
house very quiet, nice. we had a 3rd floor room. beds are a bit on the firm side, two sitting chairs in the room, hanging rod for clothes, but no dresser, nice desk. we had company -2 adults/2 children for breakfast, cook very accommodating & friendly. fireplace in front room going strong-very nice because it was Cold outside! Next time we will check out the party room in the basement.
My son and his new bride requested to stay there . They were both from out of town, having come back to get married over Thanksgiving . They loved the room and said the breakfast was marvelous and the staff was great. Thank you for taking care of them.
My husband and I stayed her for three nights in October 2016. First of all the hostess, Donna Hardin, is so sweet and kind and extremely helpful. She makes you feel so welcome and at home. Secondj she makes the most delicious and beautifully presented breakfasts for you. Our first morning my husband and I both said we didn't know if we should take a picture of the breakfast or eat it. We did both. I posted on my Facebook page and soon my friends were excitedly asking "What did she make you for breakfast today? Post a picture!" We stayed in the Garden Room which is downstairs in the carriage house. You have your own entrance. It was beautifully decorated and the bed was super comfortable. We slept so well which is sometimes hard to do on vacation. We also had a fireplace in the room and a little sitting area. There is a table for two (where you eat your breakfast that is delivered to your door) and a little kitchen nook with fridge and microwave and sink. Donna even had a "white noise" machine you can turn on at night to help you sleep in case the absolute quiet makes it hard for you to fall asleep. She has thought of everything. The bed and breakfast is located ion their farm and it is very relaxing and beautiful. I loved the sunrise in the mornings and the gorgeous sunsets at night. You can sit and watch the cows or just relax out in nature. We both highly recommend this place. Have nothing negative to say except you might not want to go home. By the time we left Donna felt like a long time friend. You will love staying here.
I felt as though I was a guest in a friend's home...cozy and comfy room, lovely guests at breakfast, warm environment, quiet, great location with a parking spot is a bonus. Breakfast and the coffee was fantastic! I was in Ames to visit my son. He's a student at ISU and I love the location of the Iowa House as it is so convenient to the campus. I will look into to staying at the IH again in the future.