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Gateway Center Hotel

2100 Green Hills Drive, US 30 & Elwood Drive, Ames, IA 50010
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Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We stayed here for a convention in June. The staff went out of their way to accommodate the convention. Friendly at reservation, friendly at check in, and easily willing to accommodate a last-minute addition. Our room was clean, quiet, and comfortable. The pool was nice, clean, and warm. Parking was ample, close to our room, and free. Breakfast buffet (not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

This place is Great. I,ve stay here numerous times and its always consistance. The bad reviews of this place does not concur. First of all CLEAN, soft pillows, good beds, indoor pool , sauna etc. This place is often run by Iowa state Students and they do a great Job. Well done.

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We had a double queen room and it was a nice looking, large room, and clean. The beds were a bit hard, and that caused our hips to be a bit sore the next day. It was interesting where the coffee machine was placed. It looked good on its little counter, but there was no plug in anywhere at all... More 

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Saint Paul
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Stayed on a Friday night. Very, very quiet. Executive king accommodation. Would have given 5 stars but two negatives. Coffee maker did not work. Desk chair vertical adjustment stuck at lowest level. Comfy bed. Two nice stuffed chairs for reading. Good lighting. Nice shower. Good computer and internet offering

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omaha, ne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Rooms were clean, parking was plentiful, but the place needs updating. The beds were comfortable and we appreciated the plentiful towels. Breakfast buffet was very pedestrian, what you would expect from a Hampton Inn. Apparently there was a pool, but it was under construction.I am sure during football season the place is packed, the location would be ideal.

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Eugene, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

The place was supposed to be the best place in Ames. I don't doubt it, but there was really nothing to compare it with. The layout was a bit confusing, and the rooms were spacious, clean and generic. It was OK, but nothing special or fancy. I guess I was paying for convenience to the campus, but it didn't seem... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

My parents used to stay here when they visited me, and it's still a very nice place st stay. Rooms are nice, bed is comfy, and the best hotel towels I've seen in years. Pool area is very meet and well tended. The decor in the Libby might be eating dated but rooms felt fresh and lovely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

Our first room had a major leak in the ceiling. We were moved to another room after that. The staff were friendly. The hotel does appear to need some updates. There is a pool fitness room and sauna. The pool is nice the fitness room has lots of opportunities. The hot tub was nice. We did not dine here.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Ames does not have a lot of great, or even what could be considered good, hotels. Typically I would try and stay at the Hilton Garden Inn or if that was filled, the Hampton Inn. It had been years since I had stayed at the Gateway. Had a chance to stay in August and September and was very impressed. Great... More 

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Ames
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
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 

Additional Information about Gateway Center Hotel

Address: 2100 Green Hills Drive, US 30 & Elwood Drive, Ames, IA 50010
Location: United States > Iowa > Ames
Price Range: $118 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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