Stayed in the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center. We splurged and stayed in the beautifully appointed Atanasoff Suite: two rooms with a large bedroom, gigantic bathroom, separate sitting area, and a kitchenette. The decor is traditional with warm tones and leather furniture in the sitting area. It was clean (tho I did find a couple of minor "spots" on the bed linens and a linen throw but I'm not overly picky about such things). I did appreciate the free wifi and the proximity to ISU.
The only reason I am not giving it a Level 5 review is b/c the pocket door to the bathroom was difficult ~ it either needs a different kind of "grippable" handle or it needs a formal door that opens and closes. I just found it frustrating to try to close in the middle of the night. I do agree with other reviewers who have observed that, at these prices, breakfast really should be included as part of the overall stay. That seems to be a pretty standard piece in other similar properties. But other than that, this hotel far surpasses any other that we have tried in Ames and we are looking forward to staying here again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Gateway Hotel Ames
- Hotel Gateway Center
- Gateway Center Hotel Ames, Iowa