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Gateway Hotel & Conference Center

2100 Green Hills Dr US HWY 30 & University Drive, Ames, IA 50014
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Gateway Hotel & Conference Center is located in the heart of Iowa State University in Ames, IA.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
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Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Quiet
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Jean Mote wrote a review Aug 2023
Hiawatha, Iowa1 contribution
My husband and I were in Ames for a wedding and to celebrate my/our birthday with my twin. The Gateway was near the wedding venue as well as the Iowa State campus. We had a wonderful stay. Like many hotels now, they do not offer daily room servicing, but we are accustomed to that - gotta change with the times! There was clear notification in our room that daily room Our room was spotlessly clean, well stocked, and with a very comfortable bed and linens. When we needed it, we had very prompt service. Our remote for the TV didn't work, and the maintenance worker was at our room in five minutes or less to exchange it. We ran out of coffee to have for our second morning, and the front desk person said they'd bring it right up, and we knew they meant it. We told them we were just going out, so we'd stop at the desk to get it. They had it ready and waiting for us. All the staff was so friendly and helpful. Our room had been recently updated, including the bathroom, and we loved the convenience of a huge vanity with plenty of room for makeup, etc. The shower was large and elegant, unique in several way, including the ability to switch from a rain shower head to hand held. We loved the barn door effect on the bathroom. We had dinner and breakfast in the hotel restaurant and cocktails in the bar after we returned from the wedding. Savannah, the bartender, was friendly and served us some drinks of her own design. Wait staff at both meals did an outstanding job. Overall, we had a simply wonderful stay. Our only recommendation would be to have both elevators running, but even with just one, it was not a real inconvenience. We'll be back and highly recommend the hotel, restaurant, and bar.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Lisa R wrote a review Jul 2023
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No housekeeping services. 4 nights and they never made the bed. Never refreshed with new waters. I asked, got new towels when I complained but that’s it. The barn bathroom door in the remodeled room …..hope you don’t want privacy- you can see the TV in the shower with the door closed. Doors are not wide enough for the opening.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Bring our own water. Get more towels upfront and plan for no service.
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Melissa H wrote a review Sept 2022
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The price was great (even during a football weekend). All of the staff members we encountered were VERY polite, personable, and helpful (front desk, wake up call, cleaning staff, etc..). We will definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Kevin P wrote a review Jul 2022
Carroll, Iowa29 contributions10 helpful votes
Spent our wedding night there 40 years ago then again last weekend on our anniversary. Great staff and good clean hotel. I recommend the Honeymoon package: Champagne, Chocolate covered Strawberries and a Rose left in your room all for a very good price.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Beth T wrote a review Jul 2021
Miami, Florida30 contributions5 helpful votes
We were apprehensive when we saw the rate for a room, that this would be a nice hotel. We were over the top pleased! What good value for the price! The location was quiet, being a little further from the interstate. The staff was super friendly, from the front desk to the restaurant hostess and waiters. It is beautifully decorated. But the best was the cleanliness! We appreciated how the bed was made up, with careful detail to how the fresh linens were put on, if you understand what I mean. Everything was spotless! We will definitely stay again!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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OCS wrote a review Feb 2020
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Overpriced for what you get! This hotel needs serious updates in order to charge the prices they do! It was nice to have a restaurant and bar on site but if you don’t like the food channel don’t plan on sitting at the bar and watching a game the bartender isn’t keen on changing the channel. Stairwell smelled like dirty diapers and is needed to get to some of the rooms.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Samuel Meisinger, General Manager at Gateway Hotel & Conference Center
Responded 20 Nov 2020
Hi Olivia, Thank you for staying with us at the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center! We appreciate your business. I sincerely apologize that you felt the value was not their for the price you were charged. We recently renovated our lobby and all of our hallways, and we are currently renovating our guest rooms as well to brighten up our hotel for our guests. I have brought your experience in the restaurant to the attention of our F&B Director, and we will ensure your concerns are addressed. I hope you will join us in the future, and please reach out so we can accommodate you to the best of our ability.
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nailuj110 wrote a review Nov 2019
Humboldt, Iowa343 contributions31 helpful votes
We were visiting Ames fora wedding. The hotel was booked for us. Not mowing what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. It an older building, but has been well maintained. Rooms are spacious, but not what I would call big. Couple of critiques. There was no plugins near the coffee maker. & the windows didn’t look like they had been cleaned on the out side for a while. ( but I hadn’t planned on sitting in my room all day & looking out of the window) The outside door, that was supposed to lock at night, so you were supposed to use your room key to access the hotel didn’t lock. 🙁Those aside I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Brad L wrote a review Oct 2019
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Hotel is old and tired. Needs updating. Bugs crawling across the lobby. Hot tub working but clearly had not been cleaned in quite some time. Room was not cleaned well. Service in Iowa Stater restaurant was poor. On a positive note, the staff at the front desk were pleasant and helpful.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Shelleystarr2753 wrote a review Oct 2019
Davenport, Iowa137 contributions77 helpful votes
I booked this hotel on Expedia mostly because it had a hot tub. However when we went to use the hot tub, it was drained and had caution tape around it. This was very frustrating, as I paid to have a working hot tub. I went to the front desk and asked for a partial refund, and we denied due to booking through a third party. The did offer to let me use the Best Western's hot tub across the street. Yeah, like I want to drive over there, soak, leave wet, and drive back in wet clothes back to my hotel.. I understand that sometimes there are mechanical failures can happen, but maybe make a little more effort to have fixed--especially before an event like Family Weekend at Iowa State. Also, our room was right next to the elevator on the 2nd floor, and the bar is on the 2nd floor so we could hear loud, drunk people all night.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: Maybe if you don't have a room on the second floor, right next to the elevators it may not be...
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Lynelle D wrote a review Sept 2019
Ottumwa, Iowa84 contributions46 helpful votes
The hotel is showing its age. needs updated. The room smells musty. Beds clean. Bath top stopper does not seal for a bath. The water was leaking out. Nice hot water. Hallways noisy. The guide on Remote did not work.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gateway Hotel & Conference Center
What are some of the property amenities at Gateway Hotel & Conference Center?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Gateway Hotel & Conference Center?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Gateway Hotel & Conference Center?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Gateway Hotel & Conference Center?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gateway Hotel & Conference Center?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gateway Hotel & Conference Center?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Gateway Hotel & Conference Center?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Gateway Hotel & Conference Center offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is Gateway Hotel & Conference Center accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.