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Gateway Center Hotel

2100 Green Hills Drive, US 30 & Elwood Drive, Ames, IA 50010
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Ranked #10 of 19 Hotels in Ames
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I come to Ames several times a year on business and stay at the Gateway whenever possible. Believe it offers the broadest line of service in Ames -- restaurant, bar, conference center. Easy to find off the highway and close to Vet school, stadium. The place is kind of dark and shows its age, but not too badly. Rooms are... More 

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46 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here on business and it was a fine hotel. The bar was great, the lobby was nice, the internet worked better in the lobby than in the room so I spent most of my time there. The room was fine. I don't know how much this place costs, but it's probably overpriced. Great location if you have business... More 

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Toluca, Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I stayed here for one night as part of a large group travelling through Ames. My room was fantastic! It was spacious, modern, elegant, and importantly, quiet. I would have loved to stay here in the summer to take advantage of the nearby walking trails. I'm surprised by some of the other reviews. Perhaps my room had been recently overhauled?... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This hotel room was one of the cleanest rooms I've ever stayed in. I would have been comfortable hiring a lab to come do tests for bacteria. Wonderful job of cleanliness. My wife and I are very fussy and we were so comfortable and happy staying there. Front desk dude was also very well trained. Love this place. Will be... More 

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I recently stayed here while attending a conference. I stayed in a very nice room on the 5th floor. The room looked like it was recently remodeled. Everything was quite pleasant in the room. The bathroom did not appear to have a very good exhaust van, so the shower was quite steamy. The conference meeting room was nice. Nothing spectacular,... More 

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Midwest USA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This hotel / convention center is big, sprawling and the physical plant shows its age. However, to be fair, the hotel is clean, well maintained and comfortable. But, there hasn't been a major update in a while. We visited during December graduation and for several nights, we were among only a few guests in the place. There is no free... More 

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St Paul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We stayed at the Gateway during graduation weekend at Iowa State and overall were pleased. The place is in pretty good shape with an attractive, welcoming lobby and public areas and the rates are reasonable...but unfortunately the experience involved some weirdness. The front desk guy said we were in the "executive" wing and told us we could just come in... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We stayed here with our family and were very impressed by the hotel's staff, service, and amenities. The guest rooms are clean, the beds are very comfortable, and the pool was warm (unlike many hotel pools). Best of all, the nightly rate is reasonable considering the quality of everything you get here. The only thing I wish they'd do differently... More 

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Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We visit Ames frequently since our daughter attends college there. We have stayed at various hotels, usually trying to stay at some of the newer ones due to the fact that many hotels run down quickly. This trip we were forced to stay at the Gateway, which is much older hotel, I believe it was built in the 70's. I... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

You walk into a lobby area that includes the pleasant sound of water flowing over stones and such... to meet a very pleasant check-in person. Just one person (I never saw more than one) but that was enough as I was the only person checking in. When I asked if my original room was near the elevator (it was just... More 

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