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Gateway Inn
88 East Center St, Blanding, UT 84511   |  
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Blanding
Leesburg,Fl
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Read Sal17's Review”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

It's like we were traveling together. Everything he mentioned is absolutely as we would have put it. We were very pleased with our stay there. We were surprised in the morning to find a bowling alley in the gas station/convenience store! Also, when leaving be conscious of the speed limit in town. The guy in front of us was not and he got a souvenir to take home.

Room Tip: Back side is off the road.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Rowley, Massachusetts
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

The Gateway Inn in Blanding, UT is sure showing it's age. The carpets are old, but clean. The beds are not the most comfortable. The price, however was great for a 2-room suite. One room had a king bed while the other had 2 queen beds. Both had TV and seperate heat and air conditioning. The Motel is large and we did not, in all fairness, get to see any other rooms.
We did stay here 2 nights as it was close to Natural Bridges National Park and Canyonlands National Park Needles Section-both of which we wanted to explore. There are other motels in the area--not many, but for the price, the 2-room suite was quite a bargain.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eugene
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We stayed at the Gateway Inn for a night after driving from Moab on our way to Natural Bridges National Park and the Southern Utah sights. We just wanted somewhere on a modest budget that was comfortable and clean before another long drive the next day. The Gateway Inn was a good basic small town motel. Clean and with all the amenities you'd expect (iron, ironing board, fridge, coffee machine, free wifi and A/C that worked!) Nothing fancy, but nor was anything else we saw in town. Breakfast was also quite basic, (muffin/coffee/juice) as would be expected for the price and the clerk was polite. A fine one night stop over on the journey of sight seeing.
One tip....go check out the Native American museum a few blocks away with wonderful artifacts and a Kiva you can go inside of. Quite interesting.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

The Gateway Inn is a good basic motel. My room was large, clean and comfortable, with effective air conditioning, decent furniture, working refrigerator and microwave, and a good shower. I was on the south side of the motel and it was very quiet and felt very safe. Breakfast was more limited than most. The staff were friendly and efficient. I spent a comfortable four nights here. The Gateway is better than the first impression you get from the exterior.

Room Tip: My room upstairs on the south side was very quiet.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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pittsburgh
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52 reviews 52 reviews
52 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I STAYED 5/17-5/19 AND THE PEOPLE WERE FANTASTIC unfortunately I ferget there names :( the last nite I was talking to a college guy but all the staff were telling what parks to go to talked about bluff Utah and monument valley that's were I went
THE ROOMS WERE EXCELLENT EVERYTHING WAS GREAT
THE GATEWAY INN is like a middle sport to attractions in a 50 mile radius and u don't have to spend 200 bucks a nite ,I spent 144.54 fer 2 nites so the little bit of driving was worth it
THANK YOU EVERYONE AT GATEWAY INN

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Wickenburg, Arizona
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64 hotel reviews
Reviews in 153 cities Reviews in 153 cities
473 helpful votes 473 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We had won a stay at this motel at a raffle the previous year, and we came back to the area this spring we arranged for our free night. The motel consists of several parts. The main building, perpendicular to the main road, which is the highway running through town, is two story. Two more wings frame a large courtyard where you can park. Whereas the buildings are old, the rooms and the lobby have been refurbished and redone. We were immediately impressed with the nice and tasteful sitting room off the lobby and front desk. There was also computer guests can use.
Check in was swift and without any fuss. The guy at front desk was really friendly and helpful.
Our room was fine, maybe a bit on the mall side, but we wanted to stay the night there, in bed, and not play baseball in it, so that was more than okay. There was a small fridge and a microwave, as well as a wall-mounted TV set. The room also boasted a small table and two chairs, as well as a chest of drawers. The bed was comfortable and everything was spotlessly clean.
WiFi worked perfectly. When we first went to bed – fairly early as we are early birds and usually get up real early again- you could hear some traffic on the road, but later on it got real quiet even though you’re in town.
The breakfast room is fairly small with only some three tables and a small selection of breakfast foods, including fresh fruit.
We really liked our night here and would definitely stay at the Gateway Inn again when in town.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

The night staff person was helpful but the adults at the front desk in the morning were online reading their TripAdvisor reviews (!) and too engrossed to notice guests or wipe off the tables and refresh the very limited continental breakfast items. Our room had a gap under the door that let cold air blow in and the bathroom fixtures were poor quality and the shower didn't drain. We'll stay somewhere else next time.

Room Tip: King rooms face a busy highway but the queens are off the street so they are quieter.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 88 East Center St, Blanding, UT 84511
Location: United States > Utah > Blanding
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Blanding
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 60
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