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, IA
48°
Clear
6:56 am5:59 pm CST
MonTueWedThuFri
73°F / 41°F
61°F / 10°F
36°F / 23°F
55°F / 36°F
63°F / 39°F

Hear It Directly From Our Guests!

Mia W
Mia W
I had a scheduling mix-up with making my reservation and my friend and I had arrived very late at night, and they were so wonderful to help us so quickly despite the late hour! We were made a wonderful breakfast the next morning which was delicious! I have never been at a place so helpful, kind, and understanding. Will 100% be coming back when I visit my friend on campus again!
Linda Speer
Linda Speer
Feels like home.
Kelly
Kelly
Positive: The beautiful building, communication from the residence directly to me, the food/drink options that were complimentary.
Dr. Maestro
Dr. Maestro
The highlight of our road trip. This place was amazing. It felt like staying at a relative's house. My family said when we go back to ISU this is the only place we will stay! The breakfast was amazing.
marek marganski
marek marganski
Excellent place to stay ✅ 👍
Rosa S
Rosa S
Que hermoso lugar! Las habitaciones limpias y muy cómodas. Se siente como en casa. A solo una cuadra de la universidad, muy tranquilo y seguro. Muy recomendado 💕💕💕

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