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Gateway Inn

Sunrise Highway, Merrick, NY 11566
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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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Summerhill, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since moving out of state, we visit NY frequently. We discovered the Gateway and have made that our hotel of choice. It is immaculate, the staff is most welcoming and makes us feel as though we are home whenever we visit. This last visit, I made a mistake and forgot to request a change as far as our accommodation, (... More 

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Madison, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Visiting friends on south shore of Long Island. They suggested this hotel. Couldn't have been more pleased. This was a great place to stay. Clean rooms, friendly staff and a super continental breakfast. I would not hesitate to recommend to family or friends.

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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I came into New York for 2 weeks to help my mother pack up her house and move. I reserved for 2 weeks. I'd stayed here once before because it's close to my mom. Upon check in, I was asked to pay for the entire stay in advance, or just the first week. I have never been asked that before,... More 

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Mt. Olive, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We stay in the Gateway Inn whenever we have need or occasion to stay on Long Island's south shore. While from the outside the Gateway appears to be a standard drive-in motel, this property that does everything right with what it has. The Gateway is immaculately clean, from the rooms to the common areas to the grounds and landscaping, and... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Kevin Hofmann and she staff are ALWAYS friendly, respectful & hardworking. This hotel is CLEAN! They have a great continental, with New York bagels YUM!!! But it is the attention to little details that we have come to expect: the double top sheets, the night light in the bathroom, the night light under the night stand & coffee/ tea 24... More 

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Webster, New York
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98 reviews 98 reviews
28 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

On the positive side, all of the staff were extremely friendly and helpful , especially the weekend breakfast lady. The breakfast was very good and had a wide variety of food. If you are interested in the Long Island Railroad (we weren't), there is a stop across the street. The biggest negative was that our room had a smell that... More 

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Yorktown Heights, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

My Mom and I stayed at The Gateway in Merrick, NY, for one night so we could attend the Barry Gibb Concert at the Nikon Theater of Jones Beach. It felt as if we stayed a week. We were greeted by Kevin the manager, who right away made us feel at home. Kevin was so helpful in giving us directions... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This hotel had the minimum. I expect more from somewhere I have to pay over a hundred dollars for, but it didn't have it. It was generally clean, but that was it. The pillows were very small the tv was old, the breakfast was minimal and the keys were something I haven't seen since the 80's.

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Hastings, Minnesota
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I came to stay at Gateway Inn in the summer of 2013 because we were burying my Bonus dad. This was a sad time, he was one of the best friends I've ever had and I loved him dearly. I arrived before the rest of my family and wanted to just get comfortable, get food and rest. I have a... More 

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Houston, tx
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Gateway Inn is on Sunrise HWY-a major road, near the Merrick LIRR station, and a short drive from Jones Beach. Overall, I liked it because it was close to the family we were visiting and it had pretty much everything we needed. My husband found the beds hard and uncomfortable and is not too keen on going back. Rooms were... More 

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