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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Reviewed 24 July 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...

Thank skdonner
Reviewed 5 June 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...

Thank Beth1874
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Reviewed 19 May 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
Reviewed 26 April 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...

Thank Jilly070
Saint Paul
Reviewed 13 April 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

Thank Jack V
omaha, ne
Reviewed 15 March 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.

Thank mcarollo13
Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed 29 February 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...

Thank bb_organic
Reviewed 27 February 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.

Thank Jen G
Reviewed 16 January 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.

Thank herkiescamper
Eagan, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 September 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...

1Thank Mike N

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • 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
Region: United States > Iowa > Ames
Price Range: €103 - €189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gateway Center Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 187
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Hotel Gateway Center
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“ask to be away from elevators for a quieter room”
 of 5 bubbles BDKBS, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Not first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 463helens, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for "executive wing" for quiet room.”
 of 5 bubbles 188JackV, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Hwy 30 on North side is loud.”
 of 5 bubbles Stingray94, 23 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Get a room away from the elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles RichardinOhio, 18 Jun 2015 | Read review
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