Gateway Hotel & Conference Center

2100 Green Hills DriveAmes50010USA
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About Gateway Hotel & Conference Center

Just off US Route 30, Gateway Hotel & Conference Center offers pet-friendly accommodations close to Iowa State University. The hotel features an indoor swimming pool, business center and conferencing facilities.

Each of the hotel’s guestrooms and suites includes a flat-screen TV, writing desk, coffee-maker and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms also add a microwave and refrigerator. Executive suites offer larger working desks, overstuffed chairs and a walk-in shower.

The hotel’s 16,000 sq. ft. of event space can be adapted to accommodate large and intimate events. Guests can work-out in the fitness center or unwind in the sauna. A business center is located on-site, while parking is provided free of charge.

Located on-site, The IowaStater serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can also enjoy a drink at the bar.

Gateway Hotel & Conference Center is one mile from the Iowa State campus, with both the Research Park and Veterinary School nearby. Jack Trice Stadium is 1.2 miles away.


2100 Green Hills Drive, Ames, IA, 50010, USA
Telephone: +1(515)2928600 | Fax: +1(515)2682224 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Convenient choice for ISU visitors.

Gateway Hotel & Conference Center is situated about a mile from the campus of Iowa State University, making it a good choice for university visitors. For sports fans, Jack Trice Stadium (football) and Hilton Coliseum (basketball) are both within a five-minute drive.

Friendly staff, good customer service.

According to reports, the hotel staff is friendly, helpful and professional. From the front desk team to restaurant servers, guests report that a good level of customer service is demonstrated by all staff.

Hotel restaurant receives praise.

Visitors opting to dine in the hotel restaurant, The IowaStater, are generally pleased with the food on offer. In addition to a lunch/dinner menu, the restaurant also serves a breakfast buffet and early morning à la carte options.

Negative Reviews

In-room décor is somewhat dated.

Past guests staying at Gateway Hotel & Conference Center report that the décor in some rooms is a little dated. Additionally, it has been suggested that some furnishings are starting to look a little rough around the edges.

Sound travels between rooms.

Guests looking to enjoy a peaceful getaway may find their stay interrupted by noises from next door. According to reports, sound travels between rooms at the hotel, particularly those with connecting doors.

Refrigerator not included in all rooms.

While some rooms and suites at the hotel come equipped with a refrigerator, it is not a given that your room will feature this particular appliance. The hotel does offer a number of refrigerators for rent, but if you know you need a refrigerator (e.g. for medication), you may wish to confirm this is included at the time of booking.

Rating Overview

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8.4 /10
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8.4 out of 10 based on 1450 reviews