The closest hotel to campus &
The Most Unique Hotel
In Ames, Iowa.
Iowa House Logo
The Closest Hotel
to the Iowa State Campus.
& the ONLY one within walking distance.
Gather. Guests are welcome to meet
in one of our three meeting areas.
dining room Dining Room living room chapter room Living Room Former Chapter Room
Iowa state camponile clock tower is the Perfect ISU Hotel. Iowa House Pillow-top Beds
Whirlpool Tubs
Free WiFi
Free Parking
Gourmet Breakfast
And More!
Check Out Our Rooms

COVID-19 Update & Cleaning Procedures:

The Iowa House is still open and welcoming guests! We are operating under reduced staffing, and ask any guests looking to book same-day reservations to call (515-292-2474) to make your booking instead of booking online to ensure they prepare us for you.

Extra Cleaning Procedures:

  • Employees wear gloves at all times, and wash our hands a minimum of every 3 hours.
  • Masks are provided to employees, and are encouraged to be worn when having interactions with guests.
  • All commonly touched surfaces are sanitized first thing each day, and as guests come through using areas. Keys are sanitized before and after any guest use.
  • We have switched over to all individually wrapped snacks, and have disposable kitchenware available.
  • We are happy to offer contactless check-in as well! Depending upon how busy we are at the time, we may encourage this option for you.

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.

Contact 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

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

Ames
64°
Cloudy
7:10am6:58pm CDT
TueWedThuFriSat
66/52°F
66/43°F
57/36°F
55/41°F
59/39°F

Current Weather in Ames, Iowa

Ames
64°
Cloudy
7:10am6:58pm CDT
TueWedThuFriSat
66/52°F
66/43°F
57/36°F
55/41°F
59/39°F

Hear It Directly From Our Guests!

  •   Great place to stay within a couple blocks of campus. Management is easy to work with and very accommodating. It feels like you are staying at someone's home. Charming, clean... read more

    afamilyof3
    8/18/2020
  •   We stayed at the Iowa House as we moved our son into college. It is conveniently close to campus and truly a unique and special place. We were... read more

    Motobarto
    8/07/2020
  •   My husband and I stayed at the Iowa House on a Friday night and Jessica told us that breakfast was from 8a.m.- 10a.m. the next day. We said that... read more

    brendau192
    7/11/2020
  •   We've stayed here before and had wanted to return. Love the old building and the simple room decor. Everything was comfortable and clean. Noah at the front desk... read more

    DisplacedColoradan
    2/27/2020
  •   Our family stays in Iowa House to participate in the graduation ceremony. The location was convenient to walk to ISU and restaurants, rooms were very clean and well decorated, breakfast... read more

    D_eember
    12/29/2019

Hear It Directly From Our Guests!

  •   Great place to stay within a couple blocks of campus. Management is easy to work with and very accommodating. It feels like you are staying at someone's home. Charming, clean... read more

    afamilyof3
    8/18/2020
  •   We stayed at the Iowa House as we moved our son into college. It is conveniently close to campus and truly a unique and special place. We were... read more

    Motobarto
    8/07/2020
  •   My husband and I stayed at the Iowa House on a Friday night and Jessica told us that breakfast was from 8a.m.- 10a.m. the next day. We said that... read more

    brendau192
    7/11/2020
  •   We've stayed here before and had wanted to return. Love the old building and the simple room decor. Everything was comfortable and clean. Noah at the front desk... read more

    DisplacedColoradan
    2/27/2020
  •   Our family stays in Iowa House to participate in the graduation ceremony. The location was convenient to walk to ISU and restaurants, rooms were very clean and well decorated, breakfast... read more

    D_eember
    12/29/2019

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