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BEST WESTERN Orlando Gateway Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7299 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819-8353 (Florida Center)
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Ranked #146 of 327 hotels in Orlando
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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South Brunswick, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of the best hotels I have stayed in Florida. All of the staff greet you with a smile. The rooms are very clean and extremely quiet. It has a very large pool with a bar and two hot tubs. Can't wait to go back.

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Feasterville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

excellent price for the service, and location walking distance to wet and wilde, if you plan to visit universal studios or islands of adventure , this is the best place you can stay, the only hick-up is the staff somehow promotes the wyndham time sharing program and they channelize everything to it, even though right in the hotel there are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

GREAT LOCATION GREAT POOL nice at the pool free parking awesome location to I drive excellent and helpful staff nice business center very close to wet and wild and universal On site restaurant and bar

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lobby of this hotel and the services offered are nice. The location to Universal was very convenient. The staff was friendly and accommodating for the most part. We stayed for four nights and my biggest complaint was the cleanliness. There were cigarette burns on the blankets and foreign hairs throughout. I asked for the bedding to be exchanged but... More

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Sebring, Florida
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10 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During a trip to Universal Studios in Orlando this past June, my husband and I stayed at the Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel. Though the property is older, it offered several amenities including an onsite store, restaurant, bar, pool, two Jacuzzis and more. This reasonably priced family-friendly hotel is conveniently located near Wet and Wild and just blocks from Universal... More

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Bill J, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Orlando Gateway Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are refurbishing our rooms, corridors and lobby and know that you will enjoy the changes we have made. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future! Sincerely, Bill Jones, CHA General Manager More

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in this hotel for one night while we visited Universal Studios. Pro's -The front desk staff was super personable and friendly -The room was clean -Comfy Beds -Free Shuttle to Universal - It's Super Close -Cab rides to and from Universal were less than $10 with tip! -Restaurant and a little convenience store -Very reasonably priced (I used... More

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Bill J, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Orlando Gateway Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Keisha, Thank you for your detailed review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you would recommend us to your friends and family. We hope to see you again should your travels bring you back to the city beautiful! Sincerely, Bill Jones, CHA General Manager More

Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed there with family for a 4 nights. The location was fabulous, less than 2 miles away from Universal Studios, which is a 5-minute drive or a 20-minute walk. It was also a short drive to restaurants, shops, and groceries in Dr. Phillips neighborhood and on I-Drive. The pool and hot tubs were clean and well maintained. The downsides: rooms... More

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Bill J, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Orlando Gateway Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Carol, Thank you for your comments regarding your stay with us and I was glad to see that you enjoyed our location. We think it is perfect . I will pass your comments on to our staff. I'm a little confused regarding the closing time for the service desk as our front desk is open 24 hours per day.... More

Wilsonville, Alabama, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed seven (7) nights. Staff was very friendly. Room was very clean and quiet! Minor issues were dealt with quickly! Would return there in a heart beat! Easy access/egress to/from interstate. Within walking distance to Universal Studios as advertised.

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Bill J, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Orlando Gateway Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Al, I am glad that you and your wife enjoyed your 7 days with us and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Sincerely, Bill Jones, CHA General Manager More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed with friends for a short break . Location to Universal, IOA and the shopping outlets was great. Rooms were clean and comfy, good value for money. Within walking distance of many eateries. Pool area was fab, also nice and clean.

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Bill J, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Orlando Gateway Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Julie, Thank you for your review, I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed your short break and found us to be a good value. I will pass your great comment on to our staff! We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Sincerely, Bill Jones, CHA General Manager More

Houston, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a great experience. When we got there it was very early and there were no rooms available but they asked us if we wanted to upgrade to a suit for only $10 more a night because they had one available. We took it and it was very comfortable for the 4 of us that were staying in the... More

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Bill J, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Orlando Gateway Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Maritza, Thank you for your review. I am glad that we were able to get you into one of our rooms suites and that you and your family enjoyed the room. There is nothing better than a relaxing time after spending all those hours at the park! We hope to see you soon and thanks again for the review.... More

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Address: 7299 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819-8353
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando > Florida Center
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Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Orlando Gateway Hotel 3*
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Clarion Orlando
Clarion Hotel Universal
Orlando Clarion

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Stay at this stylish Orlando, Florida hotel situated close to SeaWorld(R), Universal Studios(R) and the Disney(R) Theme Parks.Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Orlando Gateway Hotel, the "Gateway to Orlando Attractions" in Central Florida. This full-service hotel offers the best in customer service for both business and leisure travelers. Guests will be minutes from Universal Studios, the Islands of Adventure theme park and the Hard Rock Amphitheatre where visitors can enjoy local concerts. Each well-appointed guest room and suite at this Orlando hotel features cable satellite television with HBO(R) and free high-speed Internet access. Hotel guests will find great dining onsite at the hotel's restaurant or cocktail lounge. The hotel is also ideal for group travel with full-business services and meeting facilities, perfect for conferences, family reunions and other events. The BEST WESTERN Orlando Gateway Hotel also features a fitness center, guest laundry and tennis and basketball courts. The hotel is pet-friendly. Guests staying at the BEST WESTERN Orlando Gateway Hotel will be less than ten miles from local attractions such as the Walt Disney World Resort and Theme Parks, SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and Disney's the Wide World of Sports. Corporate travelers staying at this Florida hotel will be close to the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center, Coleman Aerospace, L-3 Communications and Lockheed Martine Missiles and Fore Control. Hotel guests will also enjoy sky diving at the indoor Sky Venture, less than one mile away.The BEST WESTERN Orlando Gateway Hotel is proud to offer superior customer service and a convenient location in Orlando. Make a reservation today and save! ... more   less 
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