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Gateway Hotel & Conference Center

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2100 Green Hills Dr US HWY 30 & University Drive, Ames, IA 50014
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The Gateway Hotel & Conference Center At Iowa State University is the largest full-service hotel & conference center in Ames, Iowa. Located at the entrance to Iowa State University on Highway 30 and University Blvd. It is the closet hotel to the Iowa State Center, ISU Research Park, Reiman Gardens, and Ames Airport. Developed by the leadership of Iowa State University on 14 acres of beautiful lawns, trees, and cattails, next to the Gateway Green Hills Park with 1.5 miles of walking trails.
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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
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Family rooms
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Melissa H wrote a review Sep 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 contributions8 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
Melrose, United States10 contributions
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 contributions30 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 contributions76 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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Lynelle D wrote a review Sep 2019
Ottumwa, Iowa79 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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Happy_DP_Traveler wrote a review Aug 2019
Apple Valley, Minnesota35 contributions8 helpful votes
Marvelous Experience!! Very close to Iowa Sate University. Website in lightning fast. Staff at check in is spot on. Great room, great value. Highly recommended! Chose to eat off site at other restaurants.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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QUTAIBA AL-JANABI wrote a review Aug 2019
Dallas, Texas94 contributions2 helpful votes
Overall what you're expecting from a 3 star. The restaurant is good and reasonable. The only hard part is navigating the giant building! Room was very good and very clean too. The staff very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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US$93 - US$145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gateway Hotel & Conference Center
Which popular attractions are close to Gateway Hotel & Conference Center?
Nearby attractions include Iowa State University (2.5 km), Reiman Gardens (1.2 km), and Brunnier Art Museum (2.3 km).
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.
What are some restaurants close to Gateway Hotel & Conference Center?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cafe, Hickory Park Restaurant, and Aunt Maude's.
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.
Are there any historical sites close to Gateway Hotel & Conference Center?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Farm House Museum (2.9 km).