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Recent guest reviews

I always like staying at the Gateway in Ames. However to be honest I feel the decor has not changed For many years and is need of an update. The hallways seem to have a bad odor. The location is great being close to the University.

It actually had a working hot tub and pool! The fitness ceneter was huge too!

Close to where I needed to be. Been there before. Recommend to everybody.

The only thing that was lacking was there was no microwave oven in the room

Enjoyed the stay. Everything at the hotel operated smoothly and friendly.

Love the coffee in the Lobby. Comfy beds. Easy check in.

Place rundown needs updating there is tape on carpet

Super friendly staff. Super clean. And excellent food at the restaurant

The stay was very enjoyable. I am most happy with the service. The hotel was Clean and close to college. That was a plus!!! Although the weight room was small the other amenities such as pool, restaurant, etc... was enjoyable.

Wifi didn’t work. Room was dirty. Room was run down.

Was a beautiful stay and loved the restaurant. Breakfast buffet was a super nice touch.

The Gateway is a clean hotel and convenient to campus

overall stay was pleasant however, rooms did not have mini fridge and no microwave. also ice machine was on different floor than rooms. However the staff went out of their way to get us two adjoining rooms and checked us in early despite being fully booked the previous day.

Green Hills Drive Ames IA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like Reiman Gardens and Jack Trice Stadium. This 187-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's connected to the convention center in central Ames and also close to Stephens Auditorium and Iowa State Center.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or meet other guests at the free manager's reception. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM and on weekends from 6:30 AM to noon.


Rooms

All 187 individually decorated rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. 40-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and pillowtop beds with down comforters ensure a restful night. Ironing boards and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with securing valuables, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Tower

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Tower

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds, Refrigerator

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Gateway Hotel and Conference Center

Everyone (15) Couples (5) Business (6) Family (19) Other (4)
5
Everyone

By on Mar 4, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 5, 2020

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Gateway Hotel. We appreciate your great review!

4
Family

I always like staying at the Gateway in Ames. However to be honest I feel the decor has not changed For many years and is need of an update. The hallways seem to have a bad odor. The location is great being close to the University.

By , from Kansas City on Mar 3, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 3, 2020

Thank you KB for choosing to stay with us at the Gateway. I appreciate your awesome feedback regarding our property. We are taking steps towards improvement to our decor and hallways. Again, thank you so much for your great feedback!

4
Everyone

By on Feb 19, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 19, 2020

Thank you for staying at the Gateway Hotel. We appreciate your great review and hope to see you again in the future!

4
Partner Couples

It actually had a working hot tub and pool! The fitness ceneter was huge too!

By , from Cedar Rapids on Feb 12, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 12, 2020

Thank you Chris for choosing to stay with us at the Gateway. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our Pool and Fitness facilities. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

5
Business Business

Close to where I needed to be. Been there before. Recommend to everybody.

By on Jan 19, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 20, 2020

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Gateway Hotel. We appreciate your awesome feedback and hope to see you again in the future!

5
Everyone

By on Jan 13, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 14, 2020

Thank you for staying at the Gateway Hotel. We appreciate your awesome review and hope to see you again in the future!

5
Family

The only thing that was lacking was there was no microwave oven in the room

By on Dec 21, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 24, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. I understand that a microwave can be a key amenity for hotel guests. I know that in the near future we would like to have them more readily available. If you do choose to stay with us again, ask our front desk about adding a microwave to your room.

5
Family Family

Enjoyed the stay. Everything at the hotel operated smoothly and friendly.

By , from Dallas on Nov 18, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 18, 2019

Steve, Thank you for staying with us at The Gateway. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come back and see us again your next stay in Ames!

5
Family

Love the coffee in the Lobby. Comfy beds. Easy check in.

By on Oct 28, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 28, 2019

Thank you for staying with us at the Gateway Hotel. I am happy you enjoyed our amenities and beds at our property. The Gateway team hopes to see you back in the future!

3
Family Family

Place rundown needs updating there is tape on carpet

By on Oct 27, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 28, 2019

Thank you for staying with us at the Gateway Hotel. We are very sorry about the overall decor of our property. We do have plans to update these areas in the future.

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center

2100 Green Hills Drive, Ames, IA 50014
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