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BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   6600 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express)   |  
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Ranked #21 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
Lake Mary, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

The entire property showed a tremendous pride of ownership. My room was beyond my expectations and the staff were friendly and efficient. The large flat screen tv's were a nice touch. I know this is my new hotel to stay at when doing business in Sarasota.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Albany, NY
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116 reviews 116 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

I called the Best Western at 2am when our original hotel had some how messed up our reservation, didn't save our late check-in and had no other rooms. The night guy was fantastic, held a room for us and was so nice when we got there. The rooms were very nice, newly renovated, very fair rates especially since it included breakfast in the morning. I would have stayed here for the rest of our trip if we hadn't prepaid for the other place. The facility is very nice, and the staff is really what I found most impressive.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sebring
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

The Best Western was more than great, the staff, the accomodations, the super breakfast , the grounds, everything was absolutely fantastic, my wife and I really enjoyed ourselves. Very comfortable rooms soft towels and a very nice large screen TV.All the staff were very friendly and went out of their way to help you, all would ask if things were okay and were we enjoying our selves.

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  • Stayed September 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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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

the first thing i must say if anyone reads my review is to disregard any review written before or during the renovation from the old holiday inn to the new bestwestern gateway hotel.....

my wife and i stayed there for 3 nights labor day week and we thought it was a new hotel.....
our room was first floor/poolside.....
it was immaculate with a 42 inch flat screen tv.....
with a oversize bathroom.....
the lobby was spacious and the complementary breakfast was the best i've seen.....
and the dining area was huge.....
one table they had stuck out.....
it was a large table that sat 8 people.....
great for a family.....
the pool was larger than most and crystal clear.....
with plenty of comfortable lounge chairs.....
beautiful landscaping and everything you need within walking distance.....
from shopping to dining.....
all this complimented by a great staff.....
we will definitely stay there again.....
and the freshly popped popcorn in the lobby was a nice touch.....

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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SiestaHotelMgr, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I have already shared this review with the staff and we all genuinely appreciate your input. We truly hope that we have the opportunity to host you and your family again if you are ever in our area in the future.
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Toronto, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

Visited 3 times this summer!
Best value near Siesta Key
The hotel front desk staff were amazing.
Breakfast was hot and plentiful. Loved the popcorn in the afternoon too
The restaurant next door is also worth a visit..Bogeys

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SiestaHotelMgr, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
It is always helpful for our staff to read that they are doing a good job and we appreciate you taking the time to compliment them. Thank you for your positive feedback and hope that you will choose us again if you return to the area.
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south florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We travel to Siesta Key often and all but a few places let you rent for less than a week. we were visiting family that was staying on the Key but for us; only for a few days, this is the perfect place. Minutes from the most beautiful beach in the country!
Just had a major renovation, not the Ritz but it was fine. We opted for the king Suite and it was great, 2 rooms and more importantly 2 baths!!
I wouldn't choose this hotel for a vacation resort, just a clean, well kept place to rest my head at night...

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kingston, Jamaica
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

My father and I stayed here while passing through Sarasota and were pleased with the accommodation. The room was clean and the beds comfortable. They serve complimentary popcorn in the lobby throughout the day and served freshly baked chocolate chip cookies at 4:00 pm. We paid a little extra to stay on the swimming pool side for less noise. Our room cost for the night, including tax, wax around $115. The continental breakfast was above average, with omelettes, fruit and cereals, and other breakfast foods served in a spacious dining area.

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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway

Address: 6600 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express)
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway 2.5*
Number of rooms: 121
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the newly renovated Best Western Plus-Gateway Siesta Key located at the south bridge to the #1 beach in the US. This hotel is 1 mile from public beach access on Siesta Key and surrounded by restaurants, shopping and many points of interest. Your stay includes hot breakfast everyday and every guestroom includes microwave, fridge and 42" flat screen with HDTV channel lineup. We look forward to seeing you here in paradise. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Sarasota-Siesta Key Area Hotel Sarasota
Holiday Inn Sarasota
Holiday Inn Express Siesta Key

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