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Gateway Center Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2100 Green Hills Drive, US 30 & Elwood Drive, Ames, IA 50010
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Ranked #11 of 18 Hotels in Ames
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Kansas City, Missouri
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117 reviews 117 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Gateway is located just south of Hwy 30 and the Iowas State campus. The hotel had been recently remodeled and was neat and clean. Our "executive king" room was spacious and was as represented in the hotel photos. The bathroom was on the small side for two people getting ready at the same time, but workable, and there wasn't... More 

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Arthur, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have stayed here for four years now as my husband attends a track clinic here in December. The rooms are very big and well maintained. We had an issue with the bathroom door handle and our tv and both were taken care of promptly. The staff is very friendly. The second floor where the clinic is held and where the... More 

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Baton Rouge
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

What is most remarkable about this hotel is that the visitor enjoys a pleasant, comfortable experience in one of the most intensely "branded" towns on the planet (the environs of Iowa State University) yet comes away from this venue without a clear idea of what that experience was. On the good, indeed admirable side of the ledger for this hotel... More 

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Ames, Iowa
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I cannot say we've actually stayed over night but we know this property VERY well. We've been pool club members for years and live very close to the Hotel. We eat at The Iowa Stater Restaurant in the Hotel frequently, and find it has excellent cuisine. Their breakfast buffet is not overly large, but plenty for anyone with nice variety,... More 

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Leawood, Kansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for a wedding last weekend. The room was large and very clean. The bed was very comfortable and the staff was very nice and accommodating of our early arrival. There was a beautiful area where the wedding was held in front of a waterfall. The large meeting room where the reception was held was staffed... More 

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Pennsylvania, United States
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126 reviews 126 reviews
26 hotel reviews
448 helpful votes 448 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is my second stay at the Gateway. The rooms are large and comfortable. It is quiet and the beds and pillows make for a great sleep. The breakfast is pitiful buffet option only-- actually less options than at the typical Holiday Inn Express/Sleep Inn. The hotel staff is great and the location ideal. I didn't have a problem getting... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Please, let me preface my comments by saying, it's quite possible I've been in about 1000 bars in my 58 years on this planet. We were at the Gateway for Homecoming at ISU this year. Never, ever, have I experienced a longer wait in a bar for a cocktail than in this place. Case in point: 15-20 customers in the... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Stayed here for a conference and were treated very well. The beds & pillows were VERY comfortable. Plenty of outlets all over the room (executive). Built into the desk, on the table lamp and surprisingly there was a power strip by the bed which was really handy to both the sitting area and bed for my cell phone. I didn't... More 

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Austin, Texas
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98 reviews 98 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Larger property (for Ames), rooms are fine. Surrounded by green belt areas and set back from HW. Has full service restaurant, higher end prices. Breakfast high end. Lots of ISU pictures, hotel must serve as a meeting place for athletics with all the photo shots of school athletes. Good price for room - $89.

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Address: 2100 Green Hills Drive, US 30 & Elwood Drive, Ames, IA 50010
Location: United States > Iowa > Ames
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Gateway Center Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 187
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Gateway Hotel Ames
Hotel Gateway Center
Gateway Center Hotel Ames, Iowa

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