Lodging

As of January 1st, all hotels in Iowa must have competed a Human Trafficking Prevention Training in order to receive public funds for state-funded events.

All hotels on this list have completed the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Human Trafficking Prevention Training and are eligible to receive public funds for state-funded events. If you choose to stay in a different hotel not on this list, you must ensure they are certified using this link in order to be reimbursed: https://stophtiowa.org/certified-locations

A block of rooms is being held at the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center will serve as the venue for the Awards Ceremony on Monday, March 7th. The Gateway Hotel & Conference Center features free parking, heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool, fitness facility, business center with workstations, and the onsite restaurant and bar, the IowaStater.

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center is located in Ames, Iowa, and is just a 10-minute walk from the campus of Iowa State University. From I-35, take the exit for US-30 West followed by the exit onto University Boulevard before turning south and then west onto Green Hills Drive.

To reserve a room, you can call the hotel directly at 515-292-8600 or by using this link. Rooms are at the special rate of $96.00 per night plus tax. When calling, mention you are attending the Extension Annual Conference to receive the discounted rate. Rooms will be held until Monday, February 14. After this date, rooms can be reserved based on availability.

As of early January, these were the hotels that were human trafficking prevention certified and offered the state rate, but the list is constantly changing.  Be sure to verify the hotel you choose to stay at has completed the certification using this link, and confirm the rate with them when booking. Be prepared to show your state ID at check in.

Comfort Inn & Suites
603 S 16th St
515.663.9555
Rate: $80/night

Country Inn & Suites:
2605 SE 16th St, Ames, IA 50010
515.233.3935
Rate: $80/night

Quality Inn & Suites
2601 E 13th St
515.232.9260
Rate: $80/night