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Looking for something to do while you're staying at our hotel in Ames? If you want to whip up some spaghetti or are just getting into 'jarring' your own jelly, Ames is the place to be (we're home of Barilla pasta and the Ball Corporation). The famous inventor George Washington Carver – who developed, among many other inventions, a crop rotation method that helped Southern cotton farmers replenish their soil – taught here at Iowa State University.
Discover 55 miles of bike trails when you're not downtown strolling among our historic homes, antique shops and great restaurants. The Hampton Inn® hotel in Ames is just a stone's throw from I-35 and 40 miles from the state capital, so getting here is easy.
Book your room today at our hotel in Ames, and be sure to stop by the reception desk for some tips on how to enjoy all of the historic, educational and outdoor attractions our beautiful Iowa town has to offer.
MI=Miles BLK=Block KM=Kilometers MT=Meters YD=Yards
Whether you're here for business or pleasure, we're committed to offering you some great ways to keep in shape and have fun.