Skip to main content.
All hotels in Ames, Iowa, United States of America
1 room, 2 adults

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center

3-star3 stars
2100 Green Hills DriveAmesIA50014United States of America

3-star hotel with indoor pool, near Reiman Gardens
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Great location
Delicious food
Tasty breakfast
Ordinary amenities
238See all 238 reviews
From 181 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center

from ZAR 1,107
  • 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

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Reiman Gardens (12-minute walk)
  • Jack Trice Stadium (14-minute walk)
  • Stephens Auditorium (21-minute walk)
  • Hilton Coliseum (21-minute walk)
  • Iowa State Center (21-minute walk)
  • Brunnier Art Museum (21-minute walk)
  • Iowa State University (27-minute walk)
  • Octagon Center for the Arts (35-minute walk)
  • Veenker Memorial Golf Course (42-minute walk)

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 14
  • Conference space size (feet) - 16,000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1978
  • 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 238 reviews

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
It was as comfortable and clean as always. We love staying at the Gateway. The Iowa Stater Restaurant and Bar is a family favorite. The grounds are beautiful and so very walk-able. Parking is never an issue. The Gateway will always be where we stay when we're in Ames.
Jeanne, us3 night trip
Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
We have stayed at this hotel many times and it has always been great! This last stay was a little more difficult because we were at the end of the conference center on first floor and had to go up a flight and walk along way on 2nd floor and then go down again to get to the lobby...took awhile to figure this out on our two night stay. Then it was also difficult to find a way to take our small puppy out so we didn’t have to do all that! By the second day we figured it out and then was time to leave! Also the closest Ice machine in this area wasn’t working so we had to figure out this up and down thing just to get some ice. But other than the location of the room and needing to do all that maneuvering it was the same quality as before as our many other stays while visiting our family there. Next time will request a different area so we have easy access to the lobby and restaurants, etc.
Diane, us2 night trip
Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
Very nice hotel.
Hotel was great, stayed there many years ago. Still very nice hotel.
Attila, us1 night trip
Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
Very Good8.0
so so
Nice to sit in the hot tub but it is terribly LOUD. Are the beds really queen size? They seem quite small and terribly uncomfortable. Also, it would be nice to have a fridge and microwave in the room. We loved having an area to visit and eat in the restaurant but the food wasn't that great. I like to take the stairs but you don't have a continuous set, as the housekeepers area is at the end of the 1st floor.
Brandon, us1 night trip
Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
Very Good8.0
above average
Service was fine. Good location. Nice Bar. Little understaffed for when it was really busy. Room was okay but had one of the AC units that turned on and off all night which I am not a fan of.
Mike, us1 night trip

See all reviews

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center

Is the description of this property not correct? Tell us