Make your experience relaxing and memorable.

Massive renovation transformed fraternity house into charming 15-Room ISU hotel.

Our Guests Enjoy These Modern Amenities:

And Many More!

Gourmet Country Breakfast
Private Bathrooms
Whirlpool Bathtubs
Free Off-Street Parking
Free WiFi

The Closest Hotel to Iowa State University.

The Only Hotel Within Walking Distance.

  • One block west of Welch Avenue in the heart of Campustown.
  • 3 Blocks south of Lincoln Way and the Iowa State Central Campus.
Our Location

Groups & Events

We’re an excellent choice for weddings, receptions, reunions, and retreats.

Conversation Area in Our Living Room
Dining Room
Chapter Room with original bench seating

We host reunions, wedding groups, family gatherings, retreats, and extended stays.

 Iowa House guests may gather in our living room, dining room or the former fraternity Chapter Room.

We offer whole house rentals per request.

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History & Architecture

Built in 1924 as the "Sigma Sigma Delta Chi" fraternity. Iowa House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, under Sigma Sigma Delta Chi Fraternity House. Massive renovation in 2007-2008 transformed the building into a unique hotel to accommodate visitors who appreciate history, the multi-cultural ISU campus ambiance and state-of-the art conveniences.

Iowa House is a three-story brick building with a unique double façade, facing both Hayward Avenue and Knapp. Lower gables intersect the steeply pitched, complex hip roof. The façade facing Knapp sports a porte-cochere or covered coach entry.

About Us

History & Architecture

Built in 1924 as the "Sigma Sigma Delta Chi" fraternity. Iowa House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, under Sigma Sigma Delta Chi Fraternity House. Massive renovation in 2007-2008 transformed the building into a unique hotel to accommodate visitors who appreciate history, the multi-cultural ISU campus ambiance and state-of-the art conveniences.

Iowa House is a three-story brick building with a unique double façade, facing both Hayward Avenue and Knapp. Lower gables intersect the steeply pitched, complex hip roof. The façade facing Knapp sports a porte-cochere or covered coach entry.

About Us

Current Weather in Ames, Iowa

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Current Weather in Ames, Iowa

Ames
59°
Sunny
7:17 am6:47 pm CDT
FriSatSunMonTue
54/28°F
63/37°F
72/41°F
72/46°F
77/54°F

Hear It Directly From Our Guests!

  • star rating  I stayed here on October 27, 2019 with my son when we went to Ames for a tour of Iowa State. Location was close to campus and they advertised... read more

    Jill P
    September 9, 2022
  • star rating  I was in town on business and all the hotels were sold out. I happened to find this gem on Tripadvisor and booked it, as I had no other... read more

    kimv527
    September 3, 2022
  • star rating  Perfect location. Quaint setting with wonderful guests and great amenities. It was a little noisy, especially near the stairway, but that's expected given the age of the building.... read more

    Gungabill
    March 1, 2022
  • star rating  This is a quaint and convenient place to stay. -Clean room, comfy beds, wonderful hot breakfast and super friendly proprietors. It was our first visit, and we will... read more

    jenniferfT793IY
    January 25, 2022
  • star rating  Charming décor, immaculately clean, great breakfast, near restaurants, right by Iowa State, complimentary snacks available 24/7, and contactless entry available. Duplex room was available. No elevator that I saw,... read more

    N611VMandread
    November 11, 2021

Hear It Directly From Our Guests!

  • star rating  I stayed here on October 27, 2019 with my son when we went to Ames for a tour of Iowa State. Location was close to campus and they advertised... read more

    Jill P
    September 9, 2022
  • star rating  I was in town on business and all the hotels were sold out. I happened to find this gem on Tripadvisor and booked it, as I had no other... read more

    kimv527
    September 3, 2022
  • star rating  Perfect location. Quaint setting with wonderful guests and great amenities. It was a little noisy, especially near the stairway, but that's expected given the age of the building.... read more

    Gungabill
    March 1, 2022
  • star rating  This is a quaint and convenient place to stay. -Clean room, comfy beds, wonderful hot breakfast and super friendly proprietors. It was our first visit, and we will... read more

    jenniferfT793IY
    January 25, 2022
  • star rating  Charming décor, immaculately clean, great breakfast, near restaurants, right by Iowa State, complimentary snacks available 24/7, and contactless entry available. Duplex room was available. No elevator that I saw,... read more

    N611VMandread
    November 11, 2021

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