Gateway Hotel and Conference Center at Iowa State University

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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

Overview of Gateway Hotel and Conference Center at Iowa State University

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Gateway Hotel and Conference Center at Iowa State University

3.0 star property

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
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2100 Green Hills Drive, Ames, IA, 50014

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationReiman Gardens20 min walk
  • Popular LocationJack Trice Stadium2 min drive
  • Popular LocationStephens Auditorium3 min drive

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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.

What's nearby

  • Reiman Gardens - 20 min walk
  • Jack Trice Stadium - 2 min drive
  • Stephens Auditorium - 3 min drive
  • Hilton Coliseum - 4 min drive
  • Brunnier Art Museum - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Des Moines International Airport (DSM) - 44 min drive

Restaurants

  • Provisions Lot F - 13 min walk
  • Hickory Park - 3 min drive
  • The Mucky Duck Pub - 3 min drive
  • Old Chicago - 4 min drive
  • Texas Roadhouse - 4 min drive

About this property

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center at Iowa State University

Pet-friendly hotel connected to the convention center in Ames with free parking
Along with an indoor pool, this hotel has a restaurant 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 snack bar/deli, and a sauna are onsite. 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.

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Spanish

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 on site
  • RV/bus/truck parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

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

Restaurants on site

  • The IowaStater

Things to do

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

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Indoor pool
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

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

Guest services

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

Business services

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

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 (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • 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
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress

Bathroom

  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • 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

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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
Late check-out fee: USD 50
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets stay free
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming 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 Hotel Conference Center
Gateway Hotel Conference Center at Iowa State University

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.3

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 522 out of 990 reviews
5 - Excellent 53%
Rating 4 - Good. 333 out of 990 reviews
4 - Good 34%
Rating 3 - Okay. 90 out of 990 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 35 out of 990 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 10 out of 990 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.2/5

Eco-friendliness

4/5 Good

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
High quality for average price
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Rooms need updates, hot tub was broken, door to swimming pool was broken.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Last minute reservation. Nice clean and friendly.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I love this property for its location and nearness of Iowa State. We received a complimentary breakfast option for the first time this stay and it was less than stellar though. Hardly any food to eat or choose from. Lack of continental breakfast for staying here is definitely the only thing I would say is a deterrent. Lastly, I would say COVID restrictions puts staying here for extended lengths of time not convenient. We were here for 4 days and ran out of cups to coffee to towels and always had to find someone to replenish us since they do not service rooms until gone.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
I paid a premium to stay at the property for my son’s graduation for 2 nights. My room was never serviced after the 1st night and when I called about it after spending all afternoon at the commencement I was told that rooms were only cleaned upon request and I should have been told that at check in. I wasn’t told and my room wasn’t cleaned.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I booked the property because of access to their full service restaurant but (understanding difficulty hiring) the restaurant was unavailable for breakfast. In hindsight I’d have been better off staying at a different hotel with breakfast included.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Never encountered a 4pm check in time before. Not very convenient. Staff was very helpful tho. Rooms and furnishings are clean but dated. Sinks/vanitys in bathrooms are very low. The restaurant/bar is good but closes early on weekdays. And the hotel only includes 1 breakfast buffet per room just fyi.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is our go to place to stay when in Ames. It is close to everything and clean!
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Professional staff. Nice meeting rooms and amenities. Clean, quiet guest rooms.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
The Gateway has lost its shine. Our room had clearly not been updated since the 1990s per the dated decor. When we arrived to our room, it was cold and the furniture was covered in dust. No one had prepped the room for guests. The ceiling had been water damaged and had a rough and obvious 10-foot repair. The ceiling finish was chipping off in other locations. The piping in the bathroom came through a rough unfinished gash in the wall. Definitely not the elegance I remembered from years ago and not worth $170.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022