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Gateway Inn

2.0 of 5 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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Mt. Olive, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
27 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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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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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Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
17 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Found this hotel on Columbus Day Weekend on busy Long Island after an exhausting search through another hotel staff member who led us to this hotel. We called the Gateway Inn and spoke to Kevin, who was an absolute angel. Kevin provided us with exact driving directions to the hotel and upgraded us to a beautiful huge room on the... More 

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New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I stayed at the Gateway for four nights. The staff and service are top notch - better than I've experienced in many 5-star hotels! It was a pleasant shock to be greeted by name when passing through the lobby. That's the good part. My room was upstairs, in the rear of the building, which apparently has not been refurbished yet.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Went to see Jimmy Buffet at Jones Beach last light. Decided to stay in town, we didn't feel like driving 2 hrs back home. I have to agree with all the other positive reviews. Arrived at 11:00 pm. (By the way there's a 7-eleven next door for snacks) Quick service at the desk . In our room in 5 minutes.... More 

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Address: Sunrise Highway, Merrick, NY 11566
Location: United States > New York > Merrick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Gateway Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 61
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Gateway Hotel Merrick

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