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Gateway Hotel and Conference Center

3-star3 stars
2100 Green Hills DriveAmesIA50014United States of America

3-star hotel in Ames with indoor pool, restaurant
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free*!
Great location
Delicious food
Tasty breakfast
Value for money
Fairly good value for money
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From 177 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center

from ZAR 1,594
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Tower
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Tower
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds, Refrigerator

What’s around Gateway Hotel and Conference Center


  • Reiman Gardens - 21 min walk
  • Jack Trice Stadium - 24 min walk
  • Stephens Auditorium - 31 min walk
  • Iowa State Center - 35 min walk
  • Brunnier Art Museum - 35 min walk
  • Hilton Coliseum - 36 min walk
  • Farm House Museum - 43 min walk
  • Iowa State University - 2.3 mi / 3.7 km

Getting around

  • Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) - 44 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free extended parking
  • RV, bus, and truck parking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Children (18 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets stay free (dogs and cats only)

  • 3 per room (up to 100 kg)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free extended parking

  • Extended parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 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
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) -
  • Conference space size (meters) -
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Year Built
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

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
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


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


On Site

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


  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center’s small print

Also known as

  • Gateway Ames
  • Gateway Hotel
  • Gateway Hotel Ames
  • Hotel Gateway


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.

Mandatory fees

Pet deposit: USD 200 per stay

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 50

Refrigerators are available for USD 10 per day

Rollaway beds are available for USD 10 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 11.75 per person (approximately)

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.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 243 reviews

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
Below expectations
Nice clean room but no frig or micro as I expected. Onsite restaurant has been good in the past but the breakfast buffet was below expectations. Items that should have been hot were not. Expected sweet rolls to be in a warmer but were not. No one was at the omelet table and fry pans were cold so we know that there would be extra time to find someone to make the omelet and then warm up the pans for making omelet. The French toast was not edible in my opinion. How do you mess up French toast??? We chose the buffet since we were pressed for time. Order off the menu - you should get a hot meal... BTW - it was not that busy that we would think that they were behind or under staffed.
A Traveller, us1 night trip
Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
Iowa State University Orientation
Perfect location for Iowa state orientation. Close to everything.
Taylor, us2 night trip
Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
Breakfast Buffet
Very pleased with our 2 night stay at the Gateway. We only ate in the restaurant for one breakfast and that buffet was a true bargain at $12.50 each including beverages. Everything was the perfect temperature, which isn't always the case with a buffet and very tasty...Even the biscuits n gravy. Yes the bacon was amazing as it should be in Iowa!
Theodore, us2 night trip
Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
Great place, easy access to University
Excellent place. Did not have time to try a lot of the ammenities, however.
candice, us1 night trip
Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
Feels like an on-campus experience!
The building is quite lovely and our 12 y/o really enjoyed the pool! Speaking of the pool, it is made for adults, too, as the greatest depth was 6 feet. I hadn't planned on swimming as many hotels stop at a lower depth, but I was pleased to experience this hotel's pool. Bonus was the pool area wasn't overpoweringly heavy with the stench of chlorine! Room service was pleasant and the food well made. The IowaStater restaurant was a delicious stop in the morning--so much so that our college students joined us and the breakfast buffet afforded them enough food as well. Every staff member we encountered was pleasant and professional. We will certainly return to this hotel!
Katie, us1 night trip

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