Editor picks: Hotels near Iowa State University

by Alexander Castro  |  Published January 7, 2019

36,000 students. 1,900 acres. 800 clubs. A 20-acre central lawn that’s been singled out as one of the most beautiful campus features in the country. The numbers don’t lie: Iowa State University is a pretty big school. Since its founding in 1858, the school has matured considerably from its beginnings as an agricultural college, and is now recognized as a major research institution. One intriguing area of study? That would be the underground comix collection, stored in the Parks Library on campus.

Iowa State is located in the city of Ames, whose very-fitting motto is “smart choice.” Here are three likewise educated choices for lodging near Iowa State, chosen for their location, affordability and popularity with past guests.