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Gateway Center Hotel

2100 Green Hills Drive, US 30 & Elwood Drive, Ames, IA 50010
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Ames
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First the pros. The staff was friendly. The hotel is located just off of Hwy 30, very easy to find. Plenty of parking. Nice walking / running trails nearby. The restaurant on site is very good! A little spendy, but very high quality food and drinks. Now the cons. The pool is FRIGID! Worst I've ever experienced for an indoor... More 

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is dated but the choice in Ames is a bit limited so I would say this is probably your best bet. The staff are very helpful and the rooms clean. the desk is big enough to work and the WiFi reliable.

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DELAVAN
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83 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time visit to Ames for a weekend wedding. Prompt and friendly check-in, very clean and comfortable room, and food at restaurant was very good. It is very close to the ISU campus and I would highly recommend it for a football/basketball game stay. If I ever return to Ames I would stay again.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Pros: Pleasant and clean rooms. Good conference facilities and a full bar & restaurant. Nice room TV's. Cons: Aged frayed towels, certain outdated wallpaper and hotel design. No outlet where they place the coffee pots. Suggestions: Throw away old worn out towels. Move the coffee pot to the bathroom or desk near an outlet. Don't make the guest have to... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were in town for a wedding and stayed two nights at the Gateway. The room was large and pleasant, great king bed, and the staff were very helpful. There is no breakfast included with the room, however. In the summer, lots of young people stay in this hotel for team competitions and it was noisy well into the night.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I must say, I had high hopes.. nothing fancy, nothing out of the ordinary.. the property looked like it would be an awesome place to stay. I have to admit that the property was fine.. nothing fancy.. it was clean. It was spacious. But where I had the issue was with the hotel front desk. My elderly mom booked this... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

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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Toluca
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46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 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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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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