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 Lodging to Iowa State University.

The Only Lodging 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, and we have large yard tent(s) available, as well as gourmet lunches and dinners.

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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
63°
Cloudy
06:4419:47 CDT
MonTueWedThuFri
min 52°F
75/45°F
65/34°F
46/25°F
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Hear It Directly From Our Guests!

  •   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
  •   Nice renovated frat house. We had room 304, loft with king bed. Bed very comfortable. 2 recliners. Refrigerator and microwave. Nice jacuzzi tub. Nice bath supplies. Good pillows. Quiet.... read more

    halvie
    9/29/2019
  •   Of the over 25 B&Bs I've stayed in across the US, Iowa House is one of the best. Gorgeous furnishings in the main rooms and bedroom, good amenities including nice... read more

    394fhlw
    9/05/2019
  •   We really wanted to love this place, it just missed the mark in so many ways. We stayed in the basement “suite” because we wanted room for our family of... read more

    Loveoftrav
    9/02/2019

Hear It Directly From Our Guests!

  •   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
  •   Nice renovated frat house. We had room 304, loft with king bed. Bed very comfortable. 2 recliners. Refrigerator and microwave. Nice jacuzzi tub. Nice bath supplies. Good pillows. Quiet.... read more

    halvie
    9/29/2019
  •   Of the over 25 B&Bs I've stayed in across the US, Iowa House is one of the best. Gorgeous furnishings in the main rooms and bedroom, good amenities including nice... read more

    394fhlw
    9/05/2019
  •   We really wanted to love this place, it just missed the mark in so many ways. We stayed in the basement “suite” because we wanted room for our family of... read more

    Loveoftrav
    9/02/2019

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