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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beds are the most comfortable I've experienced at a hotel. Lovely atmosphere and ambience. We drove 11 hours for our daughter's unofficial visit and were extended the best hospitality. We felt right at home! We're due back once a year for camp and will definitely return to Gateway!

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Kansas City, MO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice place to stay while in Ames. The hotel was clean as was my room and bathroom. The bed was very comfortable. The bathroom had nice quality towels. The lobby is bright and inviting and staff checked me in quickly. The hotel is a short walk, about a mile, to the university so if you stay here...

Thank ajayhawkfan
Overland Park, Kansas
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I have stayed at the Gateway many times over the years when I return to my Alma Mater, Iowa State University. Even though the Gateway has been in Ames for many years, it has been continually updated and is an excellent place to get a restful night. I would highly recommend the Gateway.

Lake Villa, Illinois
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice hotel maybe a little "dated" . but the solid concrete build does make for a very quiet hotel. Restaurant food was surprisingly very good. We paid to be on the top floor for the view. Not so sure that was worth it but the pool and hot tub was some of the best I've been in. Even had...

Thank Lce41
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here several times. Each time, I felt that the Gateway was like a comfy home away from home. Our housekeeper was extra good and accommodating. The Iowa Stater Restaurant always has good food. Stayed there for a week.

Thank EarlEbert
New Lenox, Illinois
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Stayed here mid August when we moved our son into his campus apartment. Rooms were very clean and AC was nice and cold. Hallways in the hotel smelled damp, they had dehumidifiers throughout the halls. Didn't seem to help with the smell, but it wasn't that bad. At the time the lobby was being remodeled and they had a make...

Lincoln, Nebraska
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I don't know where to start other than to point out that a modern hotel is under construction within 100 yards. This hits is Dated. Dated. Dated. Hasn't changed one iota since the 70s. And if you have allergies Stay Away. Some type of construction In hotel triggered my allergies. Hotel Seems To be run by college students who try...

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Tecumseh, Canada
Reviewed 14 August 2016

An excellent stop in Ames. The staff is unbelievably friendly and helpful. There is a nice indoor walkway to the attached conference centre. The rooms are large enough for two, close to a Holiday Inn type of decor and layout. There is a lovely walking trail nearby. You will not be disappointed staying here.

Thank ColindeBain241
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I think the best part of our stay was comfortable beds and great service. However, this place is in need of wholesale renovation. They were working on a new lobby but it needs much more. Carpets were worn in hallways, elevators slow, carpet in our room had come apart at bathroom door and was duck taped. Door to bath had...

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The gateway is OK for business trips. The rooms are clean and spacious. The bathrooms are clean and have shampoo and conditioner. No fridge or microwave in the rooms. The Wi-Fi is good, but the cell phone signal in the rooms is usually fairly dismal. I had one bar one my last trip, but have previously stayed in a room...

Thank Helen S

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gateway Hotel & Conference Center is a full service business hotel located in a beautiful natural setting near Iowa State University. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gateway Center Hotel

Address: 2100 Green Hills Drive, US 30 & Elwood Drive, Ames, IA 50010
Region: United States > Iowa > Ames
Price Range: RM486 - RM888 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gateway Center Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 187
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Hotel Gateway Center
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“ask to be away from elevators for a quieter room”
 of 5 bubbles BDKBS, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Not first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 463helens, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for "executive wing" for quiet room.”
 of 5 bubbles 188JackV, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Hwy 30 on North side is loud.”
 of 5 bubbles Stingray94, 23 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Get a room away from the elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles RichardinOhio, 18 Jun 2015 | Read review
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