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Gateway Hotel and Conference Center

3-star3 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator
  • Free self parking
2100 Green Hills Drive, Ames (and vicinity), IA, 50014, United States of America

Pet-friendly hotel with indoor pool, connected to the convention center, near Reiman Gardens
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Elevator
    • Free self parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Hotel is super out dated, and a little on the old side, but I guess for price you…Apr 10, 2021
  • Always love staying here, but you can tell the hotel is aging. It is time for some…Apr 8, 2021

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center

from NZ$168
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Tower
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Tower
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds, City View, Executive Level

What’s around Gateway Hotel and Conference Center

Landmarks

  • Iowa State University - 44 min walk
  • Reiman Gardens - 20 min walk
  • Jack Trice Stadium - 23 min walk
  • Stephens Auditorium - 30 min walk
  • Iowa State Center - 33 min walk
  • Brunnier Art Museum - 33 min walk
  • Hilton Coliseum - 34 min walk
  • Octagon Center for the Arts - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km

Getting around

  • Des Moines International Airport (DSM) - 44 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 187 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 4 PM-2:00 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others

Children

  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets stay free (dogs and cats only)

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*

  • 3 per room (up to 100 lbs)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transport

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Payment types at the property

*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
Working away
  • Number of meeting rooms - 9
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 20000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1858
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1978
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
Accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
More
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

The IowaStater - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Mountain biking on site

Nearby

  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center’s small print

Also known as

  • Gateway Ames
  • Gateway Hotel
  • Gateway Hotel Ames
  • Hotel Gateway
  • Gateway Conference Center Ames
  • Gateway Hotel and Conference Center Ames
  • Gateway Hotel and Conference Center Hotel
  • Gateway Hotel and Conference Center Hotel Ames

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

For details on pet restrictions and to request pet-friendly rooms, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 50 (subject to availability)

Microwaves are available for an additional charge

Rollaway beds are available for USD 10 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Gateway Hotel and Conference Center

  • Does Gateway Hotel and Conference Center offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Gateway Hotel and Conference Center does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center?
    Yes, there's free self parking. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
  • Is there a pool at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center?
    Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center?
    Yes, cats and dogs stay free, with a limit of 3 per room and maximum weight of 100 lbs per pet. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center?
    You can check in from 4 PM - 2:00 AM. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 50 (subject to availability). Express check-out is available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Gateway Hotel and Conference Center?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, The IowaStater. Nearby restaurants include Thai Kitchen (2.1 mi), Hickory Park (2.2 mi), and Mickey's Irish Pub (2.3 mi).
  • What is there to do at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center and nearby?
    Have fun with onsite activities like mountain biking and hiking. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the indoor pool. Gateway Hotel and Conference Center also has a sauna and a fitness center, as well as a picnic area and a garden.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 323 reviews

Good 6.0
Front desk attendant very pleasant and helpful. But you could barely see him through the plexiglas because it was filthy. The glass doors at the entrance were dirty, the elevator was filthy as were the glass panels in the elevator. The hallways needed to be vacuumed. And our room was not very clean. With covid you would think extra care would be taken. Splatter stains in bathroom under sink and dead bugs. Made us uncomfortable.
kimberly, as1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Disappointing
I am not sure why other Hotel.com guests rated this hotel so high. The restaurant is closed, no breakfast. The hot tub was colder than the pool. The only working ice machine was on the 5th floor, and I am not sure what the stank was in that area, but it was unbearable. The room was satisfactory - nothing out of the ordinary good or bad there.
Jennifer, us2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
It was fine, but I woulda liked breakfast.
Perfectly fine hotel for the price. It's starting to show its age. Really needs some work done, top to bottom, to make it a little nicer. There were cracks in the facade, chucks on concrete missing in the outside steps, railings in disrepair. Nothing crazy, but also not a great look. Their restaraunt was closed for renovations, which also meant no breakfast, which would have been included in my fee. Considering I'm pretty sure they must've done bagged breakfasts during COVID, it's a bit ridiculous they couldn't fall back on that as an option during a renovation--I can skip a breakfast; it's more the principal. Don't tell me breakfast is included and then tell me I'm SOL because you can't plan better.
Andrew, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great rooms, friendly staff!
Gregg, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good place
The hotel was clean, very nice and welcoming. I Lobby was nice as were the rooms. Front desk guy was nice. Hot tub and pool both open. Shower heads don't have much power, but all of us were able to have a hot shower. Disappointed that the on-site restaurant not open due to Covid. Overall would stay at this hotel again.
Melissa, us1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Nice overnight getaway
This was a great place to stay. And we got a great deal on the rate.
Leslie, us1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Mid-satisfarctory
I was happy with the overall stay, but it would've been nice if the website would've been updated to say that free breakfast was canceled along with the restaurant not being open. It was a very cold weekend, going out wasn't in our schedule so it made it just a little annoying.
Darth, us2 night trip
Very good 8.0
The hotel is in a good location. Easy to get to. Enjoyed the pool area.
us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice spacious rooms. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub. Centrally located, close to Iowa State University and many eating establishments.
us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Stay
Nice, clean room with comfortable furniture. Staff was very friendly-just wish their great restaurant was open.
Julie, us1 night business trip

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center