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BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway

2.5 of 5 6600 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Unless you want to pay a fortune and stay directly on Siesta Key, there are no decent hotels within two or three miles inland from the island. I think that Best Western Plus is as good as it gets - which, that being said, isn't very good. The lobby of the hotel has been renovated and is nice and modern.... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I must, however, point out a couple of your assumptions as being incorrect. This property underwent a $1.5 mm renovation, completed in July, 2012. Among the many things that were upgraded were the corridor coverings, which is all brand new exterior carpeting. Being exterior corridor, as you can understand, we are subject to the elements.... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The hotel itself is fine for what it is. The breakfast was good. However the staff and General Manager are lacking in professionalism. We had in an incident where the housekeeping staff (presumably) used our bathroom and when we notifed the front desk/mgmt spoke with the General Manager who had absolutely no compassion for the situation. Was told there would... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Your review states that a housekeeper presumably used your bathroom but your room had not been serviced. This unfortunately, does not sound as if it was our staff that had been in your room. If we did not leave towels for you during your stay, that is not part of our normal service unless you... More 

Apopka, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I actually was surprised at this hotel after reading some of the reviews..I went to see for myself on a business trip and I am so glad I stayed. The hotel staff upon and arrival and departure were excellent! I will stay again!! The breakfast surpised me! French toast & fresh fruit with all the other normal good stuff. I... More 

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

Thank you for your review and we are delighted that you decided to give us a try and we were able to exceed your expectations. So glad you like our breakfast since it is something that we do pride ourselves on, adding fresh items and rotating them to keep the choices varied for our guests. We look forward to hosting... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We have just returned from a 7 night stay. We went to Sarasota for a family wedding and did a lot of research of hotels in the area prior to booking. The hotels close to the beach were very expensive but this hotel was very reasonable and in a very good location for all attractions including Siesta Key, and not... More 

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Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We stayed for 5 nights. Wanted to be near Siesta Key beaches but not pay too high a rate. This hotel was clean, staff was pleasant and helpful. The breakfast was excellent. Kudos to the breakfast lady who worked so hard each day keeping everything replenished, fresh, and always with a smile. Access to restaurants, beach, and shopping was quite... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut, Usa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The room was clean and the daliy service was excellent. The staff at the desk was always cheerful, helpfull, and prompt. The morning breakfast although the exact same every day was certainly adequate. The only negative was at night you could hear alot of traffic activity that usually died off after midnight. I would most definately stay here again as... More 

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Lawrence, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I stayed at the Best Western Plus Gateway Siesta Key from April 22, 2013 - April 27, 2013. Not to far of a DRIVE from Siesta Key Beach, but not normal walking distance. I have been traveling every year/every other year for about 15 years. Have stayed at this hotel when it was under the Holiday Inn Express ownership. Siesta... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I was surprised to read that you didn't take advantage of our free, on-demand shuttle service to anywhere on Siesta Key from the hotel which operates from 10AM to 2 AM everyday. This would have alleviated your parking issues at Siesta Beach. I was sorry to read that you lost... More 

new york
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15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I stayed at the BWP Siesta Key and the keyword is 'gateway.' It is nowhere near Siesta Key and you pretty much have to drive if you want to get there. The Siesta Key Beach is nice and the town is not exactly charming but worth a visit. (The food there is overpriced and rather mediocre, but there are plenty... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I was disappointed to read that you were not impressed with the area including Siesta Key Village, a quaint and charming hot spot on the island. Our hotel property is actually under 1 mile from the public beach accesses on Siesta Key, named the #1 beach in the US. We... More 

North Chili, New York, United States
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

This hotel helped make our 5 days in Sarasota a great time. The hotel is very lovely, beautiful-flowered grounds, a clean and very beautiful outdoor pool. Our room was clean and well kept. The housekeeping staff is great. The full breakfast included with your stay was really good. Lots of choices. Very nice areas for eating as well. There is... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Me and my wife stayed at the hotel for 1 night. The check-in was smooth and the front desk staff was very friendly. They had a coffee machine vending different varieties of coffees and had some great cookies as well ;) The room was great, LCD TV, clean restrooms...overall very decent. You can request a free shuttle to the beach,... 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*
Number of rooms: 121
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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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