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BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4200 Northwest 97th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32606-3742   |  
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  • Location
    4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Good service, clean room, comfortable bed. Close to my daughter and family so I stay as often as I visit. Very convenient of the highway. I really like sleeping on the king size pillow top mattress and the bedding is comfy.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

This is definitely the largest BW we have stayed at and we were rather concerned when we found out our room was in the area of the convention center with its rental rooms. However, we had no problems with noise at all. Check-in was fine. We had already scouted the area for restaurants so we didn't ask about that. We were using BW reward points so the room rate didn't apply. That was good since it was a football weekend and we know the rate would have been very high. Our room was very nice and very clean. The bed was comfortable. The main problem was the bathroom layout--tub and toilet in one room and a sink outside that. Normally that wouldn't be a big deal but there was literally no bathroom counter around the sink which is very difficult for travelers. Breakfast was continental though we did find out after the fact that there were some heatable breakfast sandwiches--wish we had known! It was a good stay overall and we'd stay again for one night.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Apopka, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Even though we were there on business and not football, we were satisfied with the hotel. It was very quiet in our room and that was a big plus. Other hotels in Gainesville are always raucously noisy on football week-ends and sleep is disturbed. Other Pluses:: is the friendly service and the nice, adequate breakfast. On the Negative side is the small size of rthe oom and bathroom. However, everything was clean and tidy. Furniture is a little shabby in the room, but everything appeared well polished and clean.

It waa nice that there is a restauant there along with room service.

Room Tip: For football fans-I understand that they have a shuttle to and from the stadium. This is a major pl...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ellenwood, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Stayed at this hotel, UF Homecoming Weekend. First, I was very disappointed that I had to sign a Football Form, even though I was there for a funeral. Next, I had to pay a ridiculous expensive amount in advance if I wanted a room. The mattress on the pull out sofa was the worse I've ever seen. The HVAC was another issue. It blew hot air, when it was suppose to be cold, and cold air when it was suppose to be hot. The breakfast was good, and the staff was very friendly.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I knew something was wrong when we walked into our room and found garbage under the desk. You could see it from the threshold of the room door. There was a clear 1"in wide line of dust on the floor running along the baseboard. Clearly this is from not vacuuming sufficiently.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ron G, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review, November 17, 2012
Thank you for your comments. We schedule housekeeping staff on until midnight each day. If an item is overlooked a quick call to the desk can help solve most guest needs by sending the houseman to fix the problem or if rooms are still available, we would be glad to move your room if it is desired. I will share your comments with the housekeeping staff and trainers.
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Higginsville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Price was higher considering it was a football weekend, but still compared well to other area hotels. Staff was very friendly, hotel was clean and breakfast was best i have seen for free breakfast. Has shuttle service to and from football games, it is a little distance from the stadium, but stadium parking is very limited. Bar/restuarant on site was great, food was excellent and reasonably priced. I would stay here again without a doubt.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ron G, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review, November 17, 2012
I appreciate your excellent comments about the Gateway Grand. I will share them with the managers and staff at the hotel. We will be increasing the shuttle service to next years games and adding a sign up section to our football form so advance reservations can be made with the shuttle. We hope to see you again on game day.
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Address: 4200 Northwest 97th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32606-3742
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Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Gainesville
#7 Romantic Hotel in Gainesville
#11 Family Hotel in Gainesville
#12 Business Hotel in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand 3*
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