2100 Green Hills Drive | Ames, Iowa 50014 | 515-292-8600 | Fax 515-268-2224
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Accommodations At The Gateway Hotel In Ames Iowa

Join us at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames, Iowa. Featuring 187 guest rooms and suites all thoughtfully appointed with your needs in mind. Our prime location gives you easy access to Ames, Iowa and is in walking distance of Iowa State University’s Campus.

On Site Hotel Amenities Include

  • Heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and whirlpool
  • A fitness facility featuring treadmills, weight machines and ellipticals
  • Business Center with work station
  • The IowaStater Restaurant is on site and has room service options available
  • Free Parking

Guest Room Types

At The Gateway Hotel, we are proud to offer five different types of guest rooms suited to fit your needs. All guest rooms include the following amenities:
-Down comforters and feather pillows available upon request
-Pet friendly
-Flatscreen TVs
-Free wireless internet
-Phone with voicemail
-Coffee maker
-Writing desk
-Iron, ironing board and hairdryer

Tower Rooms

Tower Rooms feature your choice of a king or two queen beds along with our standard amenities.



Platinum Rooms

Platinum Rooms are located on the top floor and offer a beautiful view of Ames, Iowa. These rooms feature upgraded bathroom soaps and amenities.


Executive King

Executive-King200x125Executive King rooms are located in the Executive Wing of the hotel. These rooms are designed with the business traveler in mind. These rooms include a larger desk, overstuffed chair, two telephones and a walk-in shower.

Executive King Feature

Executive Feature King Room 2

The Executive King Feature offered at Gateway Hotel is one-and-a-half-times larger than the standard Executive King. This room is a great option for business professionals because they offer a separate seating area with a coffee table, two overstuffed chairs and a love seat. Also included is a 32-inch flat screen TV, Keurig coffee maker, two phone lines and a walk-in shower.

Atanasoff Suite


The Atanasoff Suite is named after famous mathematical physicist, businessman and Iowa State University Alumnus John Vincent Atanasoff, inventor of the electronic digital computer. This eighth floor suite is equipped with one plush king bed and has additional special features that make it very accommodating for entertaining.

  • This suite can be connected to a charming guest room with two queen beds for additional space.
  • The suite’s beautiful parlor with kitchenette includes everything needed to host a successful gathering – a refrigerator, microwave, wet bar, ice maker and wine cooler.
  • The upgraded bathroom features a whirlpool tub, an oversized shower with five showerheads and a mirror television setting.


Accessibility Features at The Gateway Hotel

-Accessible Rooms
-Accessible business center
-Accessible elevators
-Accessible hotel restaurant
-Accessible meeting rooms
-Accessible parking
-Accessible parking spaces for cars in the self-parking facility
-Accessible public entrance
-Accessible registration desk
-Accessible route from the accessible public entrance to the accessible guestrooms
-Accessible route from the accessible public entrance to the registration area
-Accessible route from the hotel’s accessible entrance to the meeting room/ballroom area
-Accessible route from the hotel’s accessible public entrance to the Iowa Stater Restaurant
-Accessible route from the hotel’s accessible public entrance to the business center
-Braille elevator
-Digital alarm clock available with sound and a vibrating pad
-Digital alarm clock available with sound and strobe light
-Grab bars in bathroom
-Hotel complies with ADA Guidelines
-Level or ramp entrance into the building
-Rooms accessible to wheelchairs (no steps)
-Service animals welcome
-Strobe alarms
-Swimming pool hoist for pool access
-Vibrating fire alarm available
-Visual alarm for hearing impaired

See our Specials and Packages to see current deals, such as our Bed & Breakfast Package. This package includes a rejuvenating stay in one of our rooms, complimentary breakfast buffet for two at the IowaStater Restaurant, and the many perks a stay at Gateway Hotel provides. That includes access to all amenities, along with board games and bikes available for checkout.

Aside from our beautiful rooms, we have over 16,000 square feet of space to accommodate your business meetings, conferences, weddings, or other social events. Groups from 10 to 850 people can fit comfortable in one or a combination of our many spaces.

If you are planning a trip to Ames for any reason, contact the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, we are confident that we will be able to accommodate any of your lodging needs. We look forward to your next stay with us, please call us to schedule your stay today!