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

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Current Weather in Ames, Iowa

Ames
10°
Clear
7:34am5:18pm CST
SatSunMonTueWed
25/23°F
28/18°F
25/14°F
25/18°F
25/10°F

Hear It Directly From Our Guests!

  • 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
  • star rating  We stayed at the Iowa Inn for three nights. The host and staff were fabulous, friendly, and provided fantastic service. The building is in perfect condition and the... read more

    darylmonge
    August 26, 2021
  • star rating  This bed and breakfast was a beautifully restored older home. The rooms were large and tastefully decorated. The breakfast was wonderful with plenty of food and excellent service.... read more

    ginnyfromkansas
    July 10, 2021
  • star rating  I will only stay here when I come back to Ames! Quaint, clean, comfortable with a great location. I will recommend this place to everyone! Friendly staff, homey feel, great... read more

    N5333FZmichelleh
    May 11, 2021
  • star rating  OMG,OMG,OMG!!!!!!! I cannot say enough good things about this place. It was very private, very clean, and had everything you could possibly want in a room. 1000% better than any... read more

    ronac333
    April 23, 2021

Hear It Directly From Our Guests!

  • 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
  • star rating  We stayed at the Iowa Inn for three nights. The host and staff were fabulous, friendly, and provided fantastic service. The building is in perfect condition and the... read more

    darylmonge
    August 26, 2021
  • star rating  This bed and breakfast was a beautifully restored older home. The rooms were large and tastefully decorated. The breakfast was wonderful with plenty of food and excellent service.... read more

    ginnyfromkansas
    July 10, 2021
  • star rating  I will only stay here when I come back to Ames! Quaint, clean, comfortable with a great location. I will recommend this place to everyone! Friendly staff, homey feel, great... read more

    N5333FZmichelleh
    May 11, 2021
  • star rating  OMG,OMG,OMG!!!!!!! I cannot say enough good things about this place. It was very private, very clean, and had everything you could possibly want in a room. 1000% better than any... read more

    ronac333
    April 23, 2021

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