Gatesville's Ramada hotel sits on the east edge of town next to the US 84/Hwy 36 intersection, just 3.5 miles from the north entrance to Fort Hood, and 35 miles from Waco. There are several restaurants adjacent, but otherwise the surroundings are rural/residential; most facilities in town are between 1 and 2 miles west. The hotel has a bright, clean appearance, and offers all the standard amenities, of free continental breakfast, free wi-fi, a pool (outdoor), fitness center and meeting space. Pets are welcome, for a small fee. The 63 guest rooms all contain a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker and safe.