As always, after reading reviews, looking at maps and wondering about a place where we have never been - we were very much surprised at the location, properties conditions, etc.
The Best Western Gateway to the Keys is a VERY WELL KEPT hotel!!
The Entrance and Main Check-In area well clean and welcoming!
The Front Desk and Check-In could use some improvement, check-in was VERY SLOW, but the front desk clerk handled the situation nicely considering she had more than 5 in line waiting to check in at the same time.
The rooms were fresh and clean, beds were comfy, as were the fluffy pillows.
The bathroom was clean and had products at hand if you forgot yours.
Breakfast area was small and had the typical 'free' breakfast assortment, toast, waffles, cereal, pastries, etc. My only complaint about this area was they should keep up with the guest flow and clean up MORE OFTEN. Tables were sticky, counters were messy, etc. But not so bad that you did not mind grabbing that bite to eat before you hit the road.
Although we did not use the pool - that area was clean and VERY TEMPTING (lack of time hindered us) with loungers, tables and chairs.
On a side note - the hotel is making wonderful improvements as well, granite counter tops in the bathrooms for one example!
I would highly recommend this hotel for location, cleanliness and most important its low price in comparison to other area hotels.