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BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   6600 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express)
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Ranked #21 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
bfree377 jackson, mich
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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jackson, mich
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great Staff, Great location. Very close to Siesta Key. Wonderful pool and and hot tub with a great little poolside bar. Made the reservation at the last moment and the price was still a good value. Definetely would recommend and will be back.

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SiestaHotelMgr, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway, responded to this review

Dear bfree377 - Thank you for your most recent review of our hotel property. It was wonderful to know that we have exceeded your expectations during your stay with us and that the poolside bar was definitely a positive experience for you. We truly appreciate it when our guests give us some detail when they stay to let us know... More

Philadelphia, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The room is just what we needed and super clean. The staff was very nice, and also helpful. We had a problem with the soda vending machine and laundry detergent machine eating our money, and they staff took care of the problem immediately. I also used the small fitness room which had a treadmill, elliptical, bike, some free weights and... More

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SiestaHotelMgr, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway, responded to this review

Dear crazyshayla - Thank you for your recent review and thank you for writing such nice comments about the staff. These are reviewed by all of us regularly. It would seem by your score that there was something amiss with your stay but your comments support a very positive experience. We appreciate the feedback and hope that you will choose... More

Lewes, Delaware
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is older but well maintained. Breakfast is OK. The pool area is very nice. The pool bar is great. The service was really good with great bartenders. The bartenders are very friendly and helpful.They have a nice lunch menu, not a large menu but adequate. Definitely recommend this hotel.

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SiestaHotelMgr, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway, responded to this review

Dear fyed13 - Thank you for your recent review of our hotel property. We are grateful knowing that we were able to provide a great guest experience for you and that our poolside bar was a great amenity for you to enjoy. We hope that if you return to the Siesta Key area you will choose to stay with us... More

Seminole, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful Place to Stay in Sarasota!! Room was clean, Staff were friendly and very courteous. In a very convenient area, Sarasota and Bradenton to the North and Venice to the South. Easy Access to the beaches. Parking was very easy.

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SiestaHotelMgr, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway, responded to this review

Dear tombaby1 - Thank you for your most recent review of our hotel property near Siesta Key. We appreciate your input regarding our location and that it worked very well for you during your stay. We hope you were able to enjoy Siesta Beach and some of the area's wonderful tourist attractions. We appreciate your time and hope that we... More

The Villages, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked this hotel for a weekend getaway, and were thrilled with the service, grounds, room and location. Quick easy drive to downtown Sarasota, beaches, St Armands Circle and across the street from well known shopping. Popcorn in the lobby was great snack throughout the day, and the front desk and bartender all very friendly and helpful. I LOVED the... More

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SiestaHotelMgr, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway, responded to this review

Dear vidachevere - Thank you for your review of the Best Western Plus - Siesta Key Gateway. We are thrilled to know that you had such a great night's sleep on our branded pillows. These are proprietary pillows and made just for Best Western. However, if you wish to contact us, we can ship them to you or better yet,... More

Mehlville, Missouri, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We called and they got us in when I thought because of a last minute stay we would have trouble but they got us right in and o the first floor because of my husbands back trouble and the bartender by the pool, Katrina, was absolutely the best. She recommended the best restaurant within walking distance and was great at... More

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SiestaHotelMgr, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway, responded to this review

Dear Cheryl S - Thank you for staying with us and choosing to go out of our way in order to find us. We are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations and you were happy with your stay. We hope that you will choose to stay with us again in the future when you are traveling through... More

New Jersey, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When we arrived the check in was very pleasant. breakfast food was so-so. Bartender at the pool Laura she was great. made the visit. Rooms are said to be handicapped but no grab bar in bathtub and toilet was to low. Still not bad for the price. would come back. Best part is a shuttle to Siesta Key for free,... More

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SiestaHotelMgr, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway, responded to this review

Dear Mary M - Thank you for your recent review of our hotel property. It is nice to know what makes our guests happy and what may not exceed their expectations. The poolside bar sounds as if it was a great addition for you and we hope you were able to enjoy this wonderful ambiance to the fullest. We hope... More

Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this property with the family. They had everything I needed for such a great price I found online. The bar was great at the hotel and the whirlpool was nice. I would stay here again! The beach is wonderful here

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SiestaHotelMgr, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway, responded to this review

Dear Rachel M. - Thank you for your most recent review of our hotel property. We are extremely happy that we were able to exceed your expectations during your stay and that you included 2 of your favorite amenities located on this unique hotel property - the poolside tiki bar and the whirlpool. If you return to Sarasota, we hope... More

Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I liked this place. Nice lobby. Good breakfast. Very polite staff. The rooms are motel outdoor access so the rooms smell musty from the Florida humidity but they are clean. Bring a spray. The rooms are small just big enough for bed and dresser. I do feel even with close beach proximity they are overpriced at $100@night. Perhaps if you... More

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SiestaHotelMgr, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway, responded to this review

Dear goinintl407 - Thank you for your recent review of our hotel property. With our proximity to Siesta Key and the #1 beach, all local hotels and condominiums near the beach are exterior corridor which is not unusual for this area. But our size, being 120 guest rooms with very large public facilities including tiki bar, pool, hot tub and... More

Tampa, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is a great value. Clean, friendly staff and a tiki bar to boot. spent the weekend there without an issue or complaint. Centrally located and close the Siesta Beach, shopping and about 5 miles from I75.

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SiestaHotelMgr, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway, responded to this review

Jim B - Thanks for your most recent review of our hotel property. We are glad that you decided to stay with us and that we were able to exceed your expectations, especially with the poolside tiki bar! We hope that when you return to Sarasota, you will choose our property again in the future and would be happy to... More

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Address: 6600 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express)
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway 2.5*
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Sarasota-Siesta Key Area Hotel Sarasota
Holiday Inn Sarasota
Holiday Inn Express Siesta Key

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