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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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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed here for a week in March and found it to be sufficient for my needs, I had a room in the main building. If you are looking for a clean and comfortable place to use as a hub for your Long Island visit, you will not be disappointed. The staff is very warm, welcoming and accommodating and the... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed her recently while visiting friends on long island,being familiar with the area,,did not expect views etc. Get the rooms in the main building,the cheaper rooms look like cell blocks. The staff were very nice,except the housekeeping staff was off duty,therefore we could not get a stable table for computer access.the two most memorable staff were Margie at the front... More 

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Granite bay, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This motel has been around for probably 60 years. It has been updated but it's still more of a motel than a hotel. Right on Sunrise Highway (NY27), so it is very convenient. No pool but a nice free breakfast. Wi-fi was spotty but the friendly desk staff helped us log on. We had out-of-town family members stay there 35... More 

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Summerhill, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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
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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
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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 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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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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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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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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