It was nice to get here after a bit of tough driving conditions. We had an easy check-in and were told there would be a manager's reception about 5:30. When we went to check it out, it was soup, but a type that neither of us liked. Luckily, we hadn't planned on it, so had eaten an early dinner. The room was average and well maintained. It is easy to find and not far from the main part of Ames, just off the freeway. There was a fridge in the room, but no mic. We would stay here again. The breakfast had the usual Hampton offerings.