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    Chances of a hotel

    What are the chances of finding a hotel for the game Friday night? In Ames.



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    Re: Chances of a hotel

    I would say about 100% or so. Plenty of rooms in Ames, and most fans won't be staying the night.



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    Re: Chances of a hotel

    On expedia, the closest available is Boone.

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    Re: Chances of a hotel

    Most hotels in Ames are out of rooms for game weekends before the season even begins.



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    Re: Chances of a hotel

    You should be able to find a room, but the rates are jacked up on game days.



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    Re: Chances of a hotel

    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinaCy View Post
    I would say about 100% or so. Plenty of rooms in Ames, and most fans won't be staying the night.
    Really? Clearly you've never tried to get a room on the night of a game the week before. Always full. Also, most fans won't be spending the night? It's a night game so most anyone from out of town will absolutely be spending the night.



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    Re: Chances of a hotel

    This is the same weekend as the All State Music Festival too. You can call the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau and they are tracking hotels that may have rooms available.

    Number is 515-232-4043 or www.visitames.com



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    Re: Chances of a hotel

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyhops View Post
    What are the chances of finding a hotel for the game Friday night? In Ames.

    I as just getting ready to look up the weather forecast for Friday night. Tell you what, you look up the weather and I will look up hotel info for you.



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    Re: Chances of a hotel

    I have a hotel rm in Ankeny for Friday night. I will be calling to cancel it as I can't make it Friday. I reserved the room back in August and that was the closest I could find.



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    Re: Chances of a hotel

    Quote Originally Posted by AllN4ISU View Post
    This is the same weekend as the All State Music Festival too. You can call the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau and they are tracking hotels that may have rooms available.

    Number is 515-232-4043 or www.visitames.com
    Yep, this is important to keep in mind as well.

    If you can get one in Boone that would be pretty solid. Ideally the Baymont Inn & Suites would be what you want if you end up in Boone. One of the first things you will see once you get there on the Hwy from Ames.



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    Re: Chances of a hotel

    Quote Originally Posted by AllN4ISU View Post
    This is the same weekend as the All State Music Festival too. You can call the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau and they are tracking hotels that may have rooms available.

    Number is 515-232-4043 or www.visitames.com
    All State Music Festival is the same weekend as a football game? What genius decided that would be a good idea?


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    Re: Chances of a hotel

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone1450 View Post
    Really? Clearly you've never tried to get a room on the night of a game the week before. Always full. Also, most fans won't be spending the night? It's a night game so most anyone from out of town will absolutely be spending the night.
    I've done so plenty of times actually. Of course that was during the Mac and Chizik eras, so that could explain the ease of getting rooms.

    How many ISU fans are driving more than 2 or 3 hours to games? Can't think it's too many. I'm coming with another guy from Omaha, and we're driving back afterward. Did so for every night game last year too.



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    Re: Chances of a hotel

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    All State Music Festival is the same weekend as a football game? What genius decided that would be a good idea?
    All State Music Festival has been the weekend before Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember.

    Last year the concert was the same time as the Missouri game, ISU managed to set up shuttles for people to get to and from Iowa State Center, and used the big MWL parking lot for All-State people. It worked out fine


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    Re: Chances of a hotel

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    All State Music Festival is the same weekend as a football game? What genius decided that would be a good idea?
    All State Music Festival is always the weekend before Thanksgiving. They have a multi year contract with Ames and Iowa State to host the event. The years there is no football game it is great, the years there is a game the entities work together on any issues that the groups may have.



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    Re: Chances of a hotel

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyhops View Post
    What are the chances of finding a hotel for the game Friday night? In Ames.
    Book a room at the LaQuinta in Clive. Great location and a reasonable price. It's where I stay whenever I'm back for a game or to see family. Yes, it's not in Ames, but you're only 45-min and it's a lot more reasonable.



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