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Indoor pool
Hypo-allergenic bedding, down comforters, pillowtop beds
Hypo-allergenic bedding, down comforters, pillowtop beds
Hypo-allergenic bedding, down comforters, pillowtop beds

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.
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We always try and stay at the Gateway when we are in Ames. Beautiful hotel, big rooms, and comfortable beds. Good choice to make.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationMain Street Cultural District5 min drive
    Popular LocationIowa State University12 min drive
    Popular LocationLedges State Park21 min drive

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  • Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds, City View, Executive Level

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsSuperior Room, 2 Queen Beds, City View, Executive Level
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsExecutive Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Tower

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 King Bed, Tower
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Tower

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsStandard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Tower

About this area

Ames

Located in Ames, Gateway Hotel and Conference Center is connected to the convention center. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Reiman Gardens, while Stephens Auditorium and Brunnier Art Museum are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Jack Trice Stadium or Hilton Coliseum. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as kayaking and other activities like golfing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Main Street Cultural District - 5 min drive
  • Iowa State University - 12 min drive
  • Boone Speedway - 17 min drive
  • Ledges State Park - 21 min drive
  • Saylorville Lake - 37 min drive

Getting around

  • Des Moines Intl. Airport (DSM) - 44 min drive

Restaurants

  • The IowaStater — 1 min walk
  • Hickory Park — 3 min drive
  • The Mucky Duck Pub — 3 min drive
  • Fuji — 4 min drive
  • Texas Roadhouse — 4 min drive

About this property

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center

Pet-friendly hotel connected to the convention center in Ames with free parking
Along with a restaurant, this hotel has an indoor pool and a fitness center. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free manager's reception are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a spa tub, and a sauna are onsite. All 187 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. For a bit of entertainment, LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves. Housekeeping is available on request.
Gateway Hotel and Conference Center offers 187 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and designer toiletries. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters. 40-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Microwaves, hypo-allergenic bedding, and change of towels can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • RV/bus/truck parking

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Free reception
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Fitness center
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Indoor pool
  • Mountain biking
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Indoor pool
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 9 meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference center (20000 square feet of space)

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Picnic area

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Linens
  • Pillow-top mattress

Bathroom

  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4 PM - 2:00 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets stay free
Dogs and cats only
3 per room (up to 100 lbs)
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out fee: USD 50 (subject to availability)
  • An in-room microwave is available for an additional fee
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions; guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Gateway Ames
Gateway Hotel
Gateway Hotel Ames
Hotel Gateway
Gateway Conference Center Ames
Gateway Hotel and Conference Center Ames
Gateway Hotel and Conference Center Hotel
Gateway Hotel and Conference Center Hotel Ames

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center and receive a full refund?
Yes, Gateway Hotel and Conference Center offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Gateway Hotel and Conference Center cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Gateway Hotel and Conference Center have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool.
Is Gateway Hotel and Conference Center pet-friendly?
Yes, this hotel allows cats and dogs (limit 3 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 100 lbs per pet. Service animals are exempt from fees.
How much is parking at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center?
Check-in is from 4 PM - 2:00 AM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center?
Check-out is at noon. Late check-out is available for USD 50 (subject to availability).
Where is Gateway Hotel and Conference Center located?
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Reiman Gardens and Jack Trice Stadium. Stephens Auditorium and Iowa State Center are also within 2 mi (3 km).
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4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We always try and stay at the Gateway when we are in Ames. Beautiful hotel, big rooms, and comfortable beds. Good choice to make.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
We had a wonderful time at the Gateway Hotel. The staff is helpful and nice. Great hotel for dogs and their humans. The hotel takes every precaution regarding COVID.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great place to stay
As always it was a good stay. The hotel is spacious and clean and easy access to campus. The food is wonderful!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
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.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location and close to campus, very clean, and helpful staff.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

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