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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 #10 of 18 hotels in Ames
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014
Bill W Waverly, Iowa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Waverly, Iowa
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I am often traveling the Midwest, and one of my favorite spots on the I-35 corridor through the state of Iowa is not actually in Des Moines, but just a bit north, in Ames, Iowa, The Gateway. Just off Hwy. 30 as you exit the interstate, and directly south of one of the Big 12 Conference universities, Iowa State, this... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I've stayed here several times, each with excellent bedding (both mattress and sheets) and an above average degree of cleanliness. Parking is quite ample. I have neither eaten in the restaurant nor used the pool. Only 2 things would make this hotel top-notch. It was 18 degrees F outside when I checked in the hotel and found my room set... More

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Oskaloosa, Iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We stayed at this hotel over New Year's Eve with our family. It was great. Extremely reasonably priced as well. The hotel is located near the Iowa State University campus. We attended a basketball game prior to the stay. The hotel pool and hot tube were great for our kids. Hotel staff was excellent and the morning breakfast buffet was... More

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Bloomington, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Had a very nice weekend in Ames for kids basketball tournament. Hotel staff was very friendly and efficient, hotel has nice amenities including indoor pool and small workout room. Next time we're in Ames we'll be staying there!

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Aiea, Hawaii
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

Nice indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, to use at the end of a busy day. The restaurant served hearty portions of good food in a comfortable setting. Rooms were comfortable with fridge, microwave, coffee maker. Nice paved walking trails around the property, if you like that sort of thing. In room wifi was strong with on password hassle. Overall great... More

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Okemos, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

For a conference hotel it was just fine. Didn't stay in the hotel much because of the conference and didn't use the spa, pool or other offerings. The conference breakfast buffet was wonderful. Staff was great.

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Senior Contributor
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21 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here while in town for a wedding. It's a big hotel, and as such, was very busy. Only one (semi-rude) person working the front desk. About 10 people in line. Took over a half hour to get checked in. When we got to our room, neither key card worked. Back down to the front desk, waited in line another... More

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Huxley, Iowa
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I have had the opportunity to stay in this hotel a couple of times in recent months. The facility is very nice. The rooms are nice, if only slightly dated. Beds are comfortable and clean. Housekeeping in general does a very good job. The hotel breakfast includes a buffet which is nice, if not "standard fare" for a business type... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I stayed here with 2 other colleagues while recruiting engineering students at ISU. Hotel staff was friendly upon check-in and room was clean and quiet. They have a nice restaurant, bar area that we enjoyed a night cap (friendly bartender) and breakfast before we hit the road. Food was good and reasonably priced. There was a pool and hot tub... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This hotel really is awesome. the beds were really comfortable. Breakfast was good, try the chef's special. They do have a swimming pool its not really great for lap swimming, but that's okay I don't swim laps anyways. It goes down to 6 feet which is a good depth. They also have a jacuzzi which is pretty big. They also... More

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Also Known As:
Gateway Hotel
Gateway Hotel Ames
Hotel Gateway Center
Gateway Center Hotel Ames, Iowa
Address: 2100 Green Hills Drive, US 30 & Elwood Drive, Ames, IA 50010
Location: United States > Iowa > Ames
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 18 hotels in Ames
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Gateway Center Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gateway Hotel & Conference Center is a full service business hotel located in a beautiful natural setting near Iowa State University. ... more   less 
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