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BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites

2500 University Boulevard, Ames, IA 50010-8621
Phone: 515/296-2500   |   Fax: 515/296-2874   |   87 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

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.

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 87 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!

 

Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 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
  • Banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • 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

BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites

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Conveniently located, the best western plus university park inn & suites in Ames, Iowa is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 42.00005  /  Latitude: -93.639005

 

Driving Directions to Hotel

 

From: Des Moines. Take Interstate 35 North to Exit 111B, Highway 30 West. Go West to Exit 146, University Boulevard. Proceed left going South. The BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites is on the left side of the road.

From: Nevada. Take Highway 30 West to Exit 146, University Boulevard. Proceed left going South. The BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites is on the left side of the road.

From: Boone. Go East on Highway 30 to Exit 146, University Boulevard. Proceed right going South. The BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites is on the left side of the road.

From: Story City. Take Interstate 35 South to Exit 111B, Highway 30 West. Follow West to Exit 146, University Boulevard. Proceed left going South. The BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites is on the left side of the road.

BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Iowa State University

Founded in 1858, the Iowa State University (ISU) – formally known as the Iowa State University of Science & Technology – is located in Ames in central Iowa. Covering nearly 2,000 acres, this urban campus is home to more that 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

ISU features a number of firsts; for examples, ISU is the birthplace of the first electronic digital computer and the cooperative extension, and features the Ames Laboratory – the former home of the Manhattan Project.

Other ISU campus features include Lake LaVerne, Reiman Gardens, and museums like the Brunnier Art Museum, the Farm House Museum, the Christian Petersen Art Museum, and more.

Main Street Cultural District

Affiliated with the Ames Chamber of Commerce, the Main Street Cultural District is located in downtown Ames in central Iowa. An epicenter for Ames events, shopping, and cultural sites, the Ames Main Street Cultural District was established in 2004 – becoming official in 2005.

The Ames Main Street Cultural District is home to the Octagon Center for the Arts, and hosts events like the Octagon Art Festival, the Ames Main Street Farmers' Market, Tune In to Main Street, and festivities like art walks, music walks, Fourth of July, and more.

Octagon Center for the Arts

Established in 1966, the Octagon Center for the Arts is set in central Iowa within the downtown Ames Main Street Cultural District. The center is home to art-related programs, alternating exhibits, and a gallery shop – plus events like the annual Octagon Art Festival in September.

Ame's own Octagon Center for the Arts offers classes and workshops for adults and children, covering topics like Adobe Workshop, and events like Ladies' Art Night In. Drawing over 6,000 annual visitors, the center features three galleries.

Reiman Gardens

Covering over 14 acres, Reiman Gardens is located on the campus of Iowa State University in the city of Ames – set in central Iowa. Located south of Jack Trice Stadium, the gardens are open throughout the year.

Originating in 1914, Reiman Gardens encompasses the Mahlstede Horticulture Learning Center, Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing, and the Conservatory Complex – including a gift shop. Other sites include Lake Helen, the Patty Jischke Children's Garden, the Hunziker Garden House, and more.

More Area Attractions & Services

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

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

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

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Hot tub
  • 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

Nearby Restaurants

BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Ames. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

October 2014

October 4, 2014
Harvest Festival

The Harvest Festival brings the town of Clear Lake together for a day of farmers markets, scarecrow contests, autumn displays, flower bulb sales, and more.

May 2015

May 24 - June 9, 2015
Loessfest

Council Bluffs hosts this Memorial Day week-long celebrations at Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park. Don't miss fireworks, outdoor movie screenings, obstacle courses, live bands, and more.

May 30 - June 6, 2015
Winefest Des Moines

Des Moines throws this week-long celebration of wine tastings, food tastings, and culinary celebrations, scattered in special events throughout downtown.

June 2015

June 5 - 7, 2015
Frontier Days

Frontier Days celebrates the history of Fort Dodge and the region with frontier-themed entertainment, parades, historic museums, kids' activities, and more.
 

June 26 - 28, 2015
Des Moines Arts Festival

Held at Western Gateway Park in Des Moines, this summer juried art festival features some of the best visual artists in the country alongside interactive arts exhibitions, live music, and film showings.

July 2015

July 18, 2015
Linn Creek Arts Festival

Marshalltown's Linn Creek Arts Festival features a juried arts show on the grounds of the Fisher Community Center. Don't miss paintings, photography, ceramics, wood, textiles, and more.

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