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BEST WESTERN Gateway to the Keys
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   411 South Krome Avenue, Florida City, FL 33034   |  
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great Key West Style Motel! A Must Stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Easy access from Route 997 and well landscaped from the outside. We were on our motorcycles headed to Key West. The desk clerk was very accommodating and friendly. Our room was furnished in ‘key west’ style furnishings. The room was updated, modern,and very clean. We felt comfortable walking on the carpet in our bare feet. We had a king bed which was very comfortable. The pillows were small but we chose not to call housekeeping to change them out. We slept very well all night.

We enjoyed the buffet style breakfast in their ‘café’ room. The pool area looked very nice, but we did not have time to do any swimming. There was a “Captain’s Restaurant and Seafood” place next door which was ‘average’ in food quality and cost. We had fried fish and rice. There was a liquor store and a gas station within walking distance. A McDonalds is located across the street from the hotel.

To our pleasant surprise, we woke up the next morning and found a clean towel on the seat of our bikes! This allowed us to wipe off the dew and moisture off our bikes! It’s nice to know the staff cares about our comfort and the condition of our bikes.

During checkout, Francesse signed us up for Best Western rewards and even sent a follow up note with further instructions. We would definitely stay here again! Best Western took great care of us during our stay.

Room Tip: We stayed on the ground floor which allowed us to park our motorcycles in front of our window and wa...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Stayed at this hotel before traveling to the Keys. Pleasantly surprised!!!! Quiet, beautiful pool area, nice clean room with detail to cleanliness and great hot breakfast. Also washed clothes and they provided detergent at a reasonable cost. I checked out early and was halfway to Key Largo and realized I forgot my Nook. Went back to the hotel and the maid had reported it to management. I would highly recommend this hotel if you're in the area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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New York City
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Very comfortable bed, quiet large room, expected amenities and more; overall an attractive, very clean and well-kept motel. Staff is friendly and helpful and there is ample onsite parking, including handicap. The only downside is the included breakfast, which is of mediocre quality and selection at best, and the small number of tables aren't promptly cleared and cleaned. Parenthetically, we have yet to find a really good place for dinner in Florida City, although there are a couple of OK restaurants nearby. We treat ourselves to really good seafood in the Keys or Miami.

Florida City is about as close as you can get to the Everglades National Park entrance, and is the jumping off point for the Florida Keys.

Room Tip: Choose a room facing the central pool and garden. It's more attractive than facing the parking l...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Key West, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Headed to the lower Keys. Decided to take a day in Key Largo and Pennacamp Reef. After reading many bad reviews and high prices we choose Florida city, with some concern. The Best Western was clean, dependable and affordable. I was traveling with young children and a car full of baggage. I had No worries and the continental breakfast was great!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Florida City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Located in Florida City, adjacent to Homestead this Southern Florida area hotel features well-appointed guest rooms and suites, each equipped with cable satellite television and free high-speed Internet access. Hotel guests will enjoy an array of amenities including a complimentary continental breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, free boat and RV parking and meeting facilities. Standard rooms, done in tropical colors, have flat-screen TVs and two queen-size beds or one king-size bed. Rooms around the lushly landscaped pool cost the most. There's free local calling, free high-speed Internet access in rooms, plus Wi-Fi in lobby.

Room Tip: go in for the CP plan,the breakfast is awesome.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for two nights and drove into Key Largo for snorkling. Typical Best Western. A very clean and comfortable room - with friendly staff. Breakfast was basic but oké. Recommended. Near to Everglades, Miami Beach and Key Largo.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

we stayed one night. A very clean and comfortable room - with friendly staff.
breakfast was basic - but perfectly acceptable.

For the price we paid I was plesantly surprised and would use Best western again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
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Address: 411 South Krome Avenue, Florida City, FL 33034
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Florida City
#3 Family Hotel in Florida City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Gateway to the Keys 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Florida City/Homestead, Florida, close to attractions such as the Everglades National Park, the Florida Keys, Miami Speedway, and Biscayne National Park. Best Western Gateway to the Keys’ guests will find friendly helpful staff, newly renovated accommodations and convenient access a variety of key area attractions. Located in Florida City, adjacent to Homestead this Southern Florida area hotel features well-appointed guest rooms, each equipped with Flat Screen LCD television, refrigerator, microwave and free high-speed Internet access. Hotel guests will enjoy an array of amenities including a complimentary hot breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, Free guest laundry, free boat and RV parking and meeting facilities. Guests staying at the Best Western Gateway to the Keys will find an array of shopping nearby at the Prime Outlet Shops, the Cutler Bay Shopping Mall and The Falls Shopping Mall. NASCAR® fans staying at the hotel will appreciate being 5 miles from the Homestead/Miami Motorsports Complex, home to a variety of racing events throughout the year. This Homestead area hotel is also located less than 10 miles from key area attractions such as the Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park and the John Pennekamp Underwater Stone Park. Visitors our hotel will also enjoy a day of fun in the sun at the beautiful Florida Keys or at Miami Beach, just a short drive away. The friendly, helpful staff at the Best Western Park Gateway to the Keys is ready to ensure a fun-filled memorable stay in Florida City, Florida. ... more   less 
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Best Western Gateway To The Keys Hotel Florida City
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