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Lake Villa, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very nice hotel maybe a little "dated" . but the solid concrete build does make for a very quiet hotel. Restaurant food was surprisingly very good. We paid to be on the top floor for the view. Not so sure that was worth it but the pool and hot tub was some of the best I've been in. Even had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here several times. Each time, I felt that the Gateway was like a comfy home away from home. Our housekeeper was extra good and accommodating. The Iowa Stater Restaurant always has good food. Stayed there for a week.

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New Lenox, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here mid August when we moved our son into his campus apartment. Rooms were very clean and AC was nice and cold. Hallways in the hotel smelled damp, they had dehumidifiers throughout the halls. Didn't seem to help with the smell, but it wasn't that bad. At the time the lobby was being remodeled and they had a make... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know where to start other than to point out that a modern hotel is under construction within 100 yards. This hits is Dated. Dated. Dated. Hasn't changed one iota since the 70s. And if you have allergies Stay Away. Some type of construction In hotel triggered my allergies. Hotel Seems To be run by college students who try... More 

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Tecumseh, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

An excellent stop in Ames. The staff is unbelievably friendly and helpful. There is a nice indoor walkway to the attached conference centre. The rooms are large enough for two, close to a Holiday Inn type of decor and layout. There is a lovely walking trail nearby. You will not be disappointed staying here.

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Milwaukee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

I think the best part of our stay was comfortable beds and great service. However, this place is in need of wholesale renovation. They were working on a new lobby but it needs much more. Carpets were worn in hallways, elevators slow, carpet in our room had come apart at bathroom door and was duck taped. Door to bath had... More 

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Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

The gateway is OK for business trips. The rooms are clean and spacious. The bathrooms are clean and have shampoo and conditioner. No fridge or microwave in the rooms. The Wi-Fi is good, but the cell phone signal in the rooms is usually fairly dismal. I had one bar one my last trip, but have previously stayed in a room... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We've stayed at the Gateway before and enjoyed it. However, this time our room felt like a damp sponge. Even the bedding/sheets and floor were damp. It was miserable. Clothes spritzed the night before and hung up to straighten didn't dry out. Not sure I would come back. Also, no refrigerator in the room and there is a $5 per... More 

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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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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 )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • 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 Dr, US 30 & Elwood Drive, Ames, IA 50014-7898
Location: United States > Iowa > Ames
Price Range: $113 - $252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gateway Center Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 187
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Also Known As:
Gateway Hotel Ames
Hotel Gateway Center
Gateway Center Hotel Ames, Iowa
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