I stayed at the Gatehouse Suites recently when I had to bring a bunch of high school girls to MSU for a field hockey camp. It was a good fit for our purposes.
The Suites look like a small set of two-story apartment buildings, similar to the type many of us lived in as college students. We stayed in a two-bedroom unit on the second floor. The unit was organized as follows: on the first floor, there was a living room, a small kitchen, and a bedroom with full bath. Stairs lead up to a loft with a second bedroom and full bath. There were TVs in each bedroom and in the living room. The couch in the living room pulled out into another bed. The unit slept 6 overall. The kitchen was nominally equipped with the basics - a set of dishes and silverware, toaster, knives, a couple of pots and pans and other utensils. Fine for heating and eating, but not much more. Nothing looked new, and there was certainly nothing fancy about the place, but everything was nevertheless clean and in reasonable working order.
Breakfast was complimentary in the gatehouse - it was unremarkable, but adequate. The hot food was basically eggs, biscuits and gravy, and hash browns. None were better than ok. The cold food was cereal, some muffins, bagels, yogurt. Again, all pretty ordinary. There was a small pool on-sight, but we didn't use it.
While I doubt I would stay at the Gatehouse Suites if I was traveling by myself or with one other person, for our large party it was great. There was enough room for all of us, the hot water held up to numerous showers, everything worked, and the property was close enough to MSU to drive anywhere on campus within a few minutes. That being said, it was not really walking distance to most of the campus (the "one block from MSU" ads are a bit misleading). For example, I think it would be about a 20 minute walk to the heart of Campustown, or to the main quads.
If I return with my family or with another large party, I would likely book again with the Gatehouse Suites.
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