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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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salt lake city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up on Long Island and always thought the Gateway was a motel that people who partied late into the night, or people who were just passing through stayed at. So many times I passed it by wondering if it was safe, if it was dirty, if it was some place with rude and uncaring staff. My girlfriend and... More 

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Summerhill, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once again, we have spent 4 days at the Gateway Inn. We stay there about every 6-8 weeks, and it is always like going home or visiting a relative. We always get such a welcome!!! All our needs are always taken care of, before we even arrive! I cannot say enough about Kevin, Jeremy, Joe, Donna and Sharon. They ensure... More 

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Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We went to Long Island to take advantage of Jones Beach and Manhattan via the LIRR. The Gateway was the perfect choice for both. Long Island Railroad only a few minutes walk provided flexibility and convenience. The Meadowbrook Parkway on-ramp was close enough to walk to. Our room was in the main building and was quite large; the King Sized... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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 June 16, 2015 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 June 7, 2015

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
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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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