Travel & General Information

Des Moines Airport

Car Rental Places in the Airport:

Alamo, AVIS, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Thrifty

Transport from Airport to Ames Executive Express

Hotels with reserved Rates

For your convenience we have negotiated reduced rates at two hotels. Please quote “American Society of Plant Biologist Midwest Regional Meeting” to receive the reduced rates.

The Gateway Hotel & Conference Center is conveniently located off Highway 30, just south of Iowa State University.  The special guest room rate is $119.00 plus tax (currently 12{ca1a54eb00cacb7b8c9f55ce10610c1399c35c9563bc445767797dc3e2ff57ce}). This special rate is only available until February 9, 2018.

Gateway Hotel & Conference Center

2100 Green Hills Drive

Ames, Iowa

Tel: 515-292-8600

For booking use this link:

The Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ames is 4 minute drive time from Iowa State University. The special rate is $89.00 plus tax (currently 12{ca1a54eb00cacb7b8c9f55ce10610c1399c35c9563bc445767797dc3e2ff57ce}) and is only available until February 2 2018. To book call 515-233-4444 (since the rate only available for the hotel located in Ames) and quote “American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) ” to receive this rate


Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ames

2216 SE 16th Street

Ames, Iowa 50010

Tel: 515-233-4444


Link to Howe Hall

Howe Hall

Map with conference Venue, parking lots and hotels

Google Maps

Campus Map

Transportation in Ames

                Parking Lots:

CYRide: Unfortunately the bus system on the weekends does not service either hotel.

Taxi/Cab:; Tel: 515-232-1343 or 515-233-3324