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Gateway Center Hotel

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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel for 5 days. We reserved a king bed room and upon arrival was informed there was no king bed room available for the entire week we were there. Hmmm, really?? The front desk help was rude when we questioned her about our reservation for a king. She made no apologies for the mix up but...

Thank GracySue
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I stayed here for a conference event held at Iowa State right down the street. Check in was easy and covered which was nice as it rained both days we were there. Room was comfortable a little dated. I needed a fridge as I bring my meals with me often. They brought one up as rooms don't have one as...

Thank SuitcaseLife75
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This was bad from the beginning. Got to the hotel about 9pm....and was told I didn't have a reservation!...booked thru Hotwire. The next 20 minutes was spent calling Hotwire, who then called the hotel and they were told that I in fact did have a prepaid reservation. The clerk at the desk was very nice, and gave me two free...

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I thought this hotel was fantastic, especially for the price: - Location: I had meetings in Ames and Des Moines, and this location was perfect. The drive into Des Moines is only 30 mins, and it's a straight shot with little traffic. - Very clean: The building is tired and clearly old, but my room was SPOTLESS. I am a...

Thank Brittany C
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This hotel is a few minutes from Iowa State and it is an easy drive if you are visiting. Overall the hotel is a nice and it has had some updates. When I arrived at 3:50 my executive room was not ready and they asked if I would take two queens instead of one king. Based on the write up...

Thank Chris O
Brookings, South Dakota
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I stayed here for a meeting this week. What a nice, quiet, convenient place to be if you are visiting Iowa State University. The rooms are comfortable for hanging out and arranged so that you can work in them. One of the nicest university-affliated hotels I've stayed in.

Thank Geochemprof
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 31 January 2017

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!

Thank Onlyforthrreunion
Kansas City, MO
Reviewed 27 January 2017

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

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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
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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 Dr, US 30 & Elwood Drive, Ames, IA 50014-7898
Region: United States > Iowa > Ames
Price Range: $150 - $265 (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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“If you are given 314, 414, 514, 614, 714 these are directly across from the elevator. You need to go a few numbers on either side.”
chip915, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upper rooms have a better vista”
Geochemprof, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ask to be away from elevators for a quieter room”
BDKBS, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Not first floor.”
463helens, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for "executive wing" for quiet room.”
KazzyKano, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
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