Gateway Hotel & Conference Center

2100 Green Hills Dr., Ames, IA 50014 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
3 Star Downtown Hotel in Story County
42.0012935-93.6409398
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3.5/5

Based on 193 guest reviews

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  • Includes an indoor pool
  • The Avg. Group Saves 27.2%!
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Hotel has 187 rooms
  • 8 floors in property
  • 8 suites in property
  • Check in time: 4:00 PM
  • Group booking rating of 10.0/10
  • Hotel has 20 meeting rooms

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Local Attractions

Close to ISU, Reiman Gardens, Main Street Cultural District, Brunier Art Gallery, Farm House Museum, Octagon Center for the Arts, five nearby golf courses, and many local parks.

Verified Reviews of Gateway Hotel & Conference Center

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Nice and clean."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
They upgraded our room at No cost due to shower concerns. Clean and comfortable. Will return. Price was good.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
17-Aug-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Aug 14 to Thu Aug 15 2019 at a $73.14 average nightly rate.
3.5 out of 5. Based on 193 guest reviews

Property Description

As Iowa's premier full-service, independent hotel, the experienced staff at Gateway can expertly handle every detail of your business meeting, conference, family vacation, wedding, or weekend getaway. Our 187 guestrooms and suites are elegantly appointed, creating a comfortable, relaxing retreat. With nearly 17,000 square feet of meeting space, Gateway can easily accommodate social gatherings up to 600 people and conferences up to 800.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Year of Last Renovation: 2006
Floors: 8
Rooms: 187
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 169
Handicap Rooms:
Suites: 8
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 20 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 25197 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 850 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 3.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours: 6:30 AM-11:00PM
Pool Info:
Indoor pool with hot tub and sauna.
Ownership: Friends of ISU
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
24 hour cancellation policy for both.20% attrition policy applies to groups.
Nightly Parking: $0
Total Taxes: 12.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 5.00%
Occupancy Tax: 7.00%
Food and Beverage Tax: 7.00%
Audio Visual Tax: 7.00%
Parking Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Rooms Wired Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 21.00%
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost: 7.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost: 12.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost: 12.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost: 18.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost: 18.00 Per Person
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost: 15.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost: 30.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost: 32.00 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 8.00 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost: 8.00 Per Person
Banquet Gallon of Coffee: 32.00 Per Person
Banquet Soda: 2.00 Per Person
Banquet Bottled Water: 3.00 Per Person

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pet's allowed


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Bus parking
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Jogging path
  • Laundry valet service
  • Licensed bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private garden grounds
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • Terrace
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Des Moines airport is an approximate 45 minute drive.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

$11.75 breakfast buffet served in the IowaStater Restaurant daily. Order off the menu items available.

Internet / WiFI

Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and in each room.

Seasonality and Projections at Gateway Hotel & Conference Center

Rate fluctuations of Gateway Hotel & Conference Center

This graph illustrates fluctuations of sleeping room prices for both group rates and the most competitive individual traveler prices our rate checker could find at the time the group/meeting offer was placed. The lowest group/meeting rate displayed is 44.0% in the month of April 2019 and the highest average individual rate is $299 in the month of September 2020. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Gateway Hotel & Conference Center in a month when rates are lower.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Gateway Hotel & Conference Center

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Gateway Hotel & Conference Center.

Feel free to use the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Ames event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Prairie Ballroom 52 x 140 x 13 7280--/550--400------50/36850750--
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Prairie Ballroom

This space can be split into separate spaces. North Prairie, Central Prairie and South Prairie combine to create the Prairie Ballroom.
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
7280 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
52 x 140 x 13 Ft.
Floor Level:
Columns:
0
Windows:
2
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
North Prairie
52 x 60 x 13 3120--/220--1606050----/--300300--
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North Prairie

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
3120 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
52 x 60 x 13 Ft.
Floor Level:
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Central Prairie
52 x 40 x 13 2200--/150--1204836----/--225200--
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Central Prairie

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
2200 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
52 x 40 x 13 Ft.
Floor Level:
Columns:
0
Windows:
2
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
South Prairie
52 x 40 x 13 1860--/120--903628----/--210180--
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South Prairie

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
1860 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
52 x 40 x 13 Ft.
Floor Level:
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Garden Room 57 x 77 x 15 4389--/320--240------30/--460400--
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Garden Room

Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
4389 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
57 x 77 x 15 Ft.
Floor Level:
Columns:
0
Windows:
8
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Meadow Room 40 x 33 x 10 1320--/80--543624----/--100130--
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Meadow Room

The Meadow Room is comprised of North Meadow and South Meadow.
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
1320 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
40 x 33 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Columns:
0
Windows:
4
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
North Meadow Room
20 x 33 x 10 660--/40--322418----/--6060--
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North Meadow Room

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
660 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
20 x 33 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
South Meadow Room
20 x 33 x 10 660--/40--322418----/--6060--
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South Meadow Room

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
660 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
20 x 33 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Columns:
0
Windows:
5
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Harvest Room 38 x 16 x 8 608--/40--302418----/--6060--
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Harvest Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
608 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
38 x 16 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Columns:
0
Windows:
4
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Conference Room 1 26 x 13 x 7 338--/20--121210----/--3030--
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Conference Room 1

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
338 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
26 x 13 x 7 Ft.
Floor Level:
Columns:
0
Windows:
2
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
Conference Room 2 26 x 13 x 7 338--/20--121210----/--3030--
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Conference Room 2

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
338 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
26 x 13 x 7 Ft.
Floor Level:
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
Conference Room 3 26 x 13 x 7 338--/20--121210----/--3030--
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Conference Room 3

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
338 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
26 x 13 x 7 Ft.
Floor Level:
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
George Washington Carver Board Room 20 x 20 x 8 400--/----------16--/--------
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George Washington Carver Board Room

Room Type:
Boardroom
Total Size:
400 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
20 x 20 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Columns:
0
Windows:
4
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • LAN Internet
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
Ada Hayden Conference Room 20 x 20 x 8 400--/30--162012----/--3040--
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Ada Hayden Conference Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
400 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
20 x 20 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Columns:
0
Windows:
4
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
Gallery Terrace 37 x 43 x 0 1591--/--------------/----150--
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Gallery Terrace

Landscaped with flower beds and trees within the patio area.
Room Type:
Outdoor Miscellaneous
Total Size:
1591 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
37 x 43 x 0 Ft.
Floor Level:
Power Outlets:
0
Columns:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Sound System
Meadow Terrace 59 x 28 x 0 1652--/--------------/----150--
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Meadow Terrace

Located off the South Meadow Room - great pre-meeting gathering area.
Room Type:
Outdoor Miscellaneous
Total Size:
1652 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
59 x 28 x 0 Ft.
Floor Level:
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Sound System
Garden Terrace 15 x 110 x 0 1705--/--------------/----170--
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Garden Terrace

Conveniently located off the Garden Room, perfect for outside breaks and receptions.
Room Type:
Outdoor Miscellaneous
Total Size:
1705 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
15 x 110 x 0 Ft.
Floor Level:
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Sound System
Pool Terrace 32 x 34 x 0 1088--/--------------/----100--
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Pool Terrace

Relaxed area just outside from the pool area with an additional large grass lawn adjacent to the terrace.
Room Type:
Pool Deck
Total Size:
1088 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
32 x 34 x 0 Ft.
Floor Level:
Columns:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • WIFI Internet
  • Microphone
  • Sound System
Waterfall Garden Patio 39 x 80 x 0 3120--/130------------/--225200--
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Waterfall Garden Patio

Hard surface area landscaped with evergreen, perennials, natural grasses, boulders and a 40 foot waterfall. Perfect for weddings, receptions, and other outdoor gatherings.
Room Type:
Outdoor Miscellaneous
Total Size:
3120 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
39 x 80 x 0 Ft.
Floor Level:
Columns:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Sound System
Gallery Lobby 50 x 8 x 20 630--/--------------/----15010
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Gallery Lobby

Flexible area for breaks or relaxes receptions. Can also be used for registration tables or vendor tables.
Room Type:
Lobby
Total Size:
630 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
50 x 8 x 20 Ft.
Floor Level:
Columns:
0
Windows:
8
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Prairie Rooms 140 x 52 x 13 0--/----400--------/--850----
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Prairie Rooms

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
0 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
140 x 52 x 13 Ft.
Floor Level:
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
    Meadow Rooms 40 x 33 x 10 0--/----54--24----/--10080--
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    Meadow Rooms

    Room Type:
    General Meeting Room
    Total Size:
    0 Sq. Mi
    Dimensions:
    40 x 33 x 10 Ft.
    Floor Level:
    Natural Light?:
    No
    Obstructions?
    No
    Built In Screens?
    No
    Built In Stage?
    No
    Built In A/V?
    No
    Amenities Available
      Conferernce room 1 26 x 13 x 7 0--/----12--10----/--3020--
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      Conferernce room 1

      Room Type:
      General Meeting Room
      Total Size:
      0 Sq. Mi
      Dimensions:
      26 x 13 x 7 Ft.
      Floor Level:
      Natural Light?:
      No
      Obstructions?
      No
      Built In Screens?
      No
      Built In Stage?
      No
      Built In A/V?
      No
      Amenities Available

        FAQs about Gateway Hotel & Conference Center

        What time is check in?

        Check in time is 4:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

        What time is check out?

        Check out time is 12:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

        How many rooms does Gateway Hotel & Conference Center have?

        There are 187 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

        Is there any meeting space at Gateway Hotel & Conference Center?

        Yes, they have 20 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

        What kind of breakfast is at Gateway Hotel & Conference Center?

        $11.75 breakfast buffet served in the IowaStater Restaurant daily. Order off the menu items available.

        How much does internet cost?

        Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and in each room.

        Is there a gym at Gateway Hotel & Conference Center?

        Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

        Is there a pool at Gateway Hotel & Conference Center?

        Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. Indoor pool with hot tub and sauna..

        Can I get a group rate at Gateway Hotel & Conference Center?

        Yes, you can get room block and/or discount for a group if you need 10+ rooms per night. The average groups saves around 27.2%.

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