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BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4200 Northwest 97th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32606-3742
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tallahassee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Wonderful breakfast, afternoon snack and attached restaurant and room service....Since we were from Tallahassee, would have preferred some FSU memoribilia too in the Sports bar rather than just Gator decorations...Lovely pool area, parking and surounding landscaping. Easy accessibility to GNV area, Shands, Malcom Randall VA, Museum, restaurants

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Ron G, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed our food service. We receive many wonderful comments about our restaurant and banquet facilities. We do put out Florida State University decorations during the FSU, UF game. We hang big flags of both teams in the lobby along with both helmets and pendants. Maybe we'll see you for the next... More

Wellington, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This hotel is very clean, and the hotel staff is very friendly and genuinely caring and helpful. I spend a lot of time there for business and always look forward to my stays there. The only downside is that there isn't much around which can be a problem if you don't have a car or if you don't like to... More

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Ron G, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful comments. It always makes us feel great to hear that someone considers us as their second home. The staff here strives to supply hospitality and it's awesome to hear it succeeds at times. Hope you have a great day. Ron More

Atlantic Beach, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

As this property is located outside the bustle and traffic of the city of Gainesville, it provides a calm oasis away from the other activities usually found in a college town. It's surrounded by tropical trees and has a nice pool ready for refreshment, as well as a nicely equipped fitness room. A breakfast with many choices awaits in the... More

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Ron G, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments. Hope to see you again on the outskirts of Gainesville for a relaxing stay. Have a great day. Ron More

Antigua, Guatemala
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

I travel quite a bit and this was my worst Hotwire experience. Nice looking exterior but shabby carpet, dirty upholstery and a dire need of fresh paint inside. Room smelled like old smoke. Noisy AC unit with just two temperature settings; and a lumpy spring coil bed. No vanity in bathroom, just a sink with exposed piping. Internet not working... More

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Valrico, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

Room is very clean and updated; quite spacious- king bed with separate sofa sleeper area. Almost passed on this based on most recent review, but saw overall reviews were quite good. Excellent value - ask for available discounts as they will find one for you- Triple A, U of F visitor, etc. I'll come back here for sure!!!

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Ron G, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review

Thanks for the great comments. Glad you chose to stay with us. Hope to see you next time your visiting UF or just on vacation. Ron More

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This hotel was recommended to use because we were coming to town for a wedding. Most of the wedding guests stayed at the hotel. Only 1 room was available for early check-in; however when we went to the room, it REEKED of smoke (pretty ridiculous after I had to sign a smoking penalty waiver at the front desk). I'm traveling... More

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Naples, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Stayed overnight traveling through. Best westerns most have been remodeled, I guess they forgot about this one. Beds are very hard. Carpet needs to be cleaned. Front desk clerk was extremely polite and even gave us chips and popcorn for being a rewards card holder. Breakfast was ok waffles hard boiled eggs cereal all breads and muffins, but for extra... More

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Ron G, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and comments. I would like to let you know that the hotel guest room renovations will start in August. We will be adding new beds and furniture to the guest rooms as well as hallway carpet throughout the hotel. Hope you will try us again. Thanks, Ron. More

Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We stayed there for the weekend. The room as clean, the front desk was very friendly. We checked in very late at night, the hotel was full and we saw them answering all guests requests very quickly . We were there for a competition and even though the breakfast usually starts at 7:30 they started serving at 6:00 so that... More

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Thanks so much. We hope to see your team again when you're competing in Gainesville. Have a great day. Ron More

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15 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I stayed here on business for two nights, I normally stay far away from the Best Western brand after several bad experiences. The company booked the rooms so I was stuck. To my surprise, this was a pretty nice Best Western! The accommodations aren't anything out of the ordinary but the hotel is clean, rooms are a good size, and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I have never checked in at a hotel where the flimsy bed linens were so wrinkled they looked used. When we called for the housekeeping supervisor to stop in, she said that was the way they all looked. The blanket was ratty, the carpeting was filthy, and the mattresses were old and impossible to sleep on unless you enjoyed bouncing... More

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Address: 4200 Northwest 97th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32606-3742
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Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand 3*
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