Best Western Waldo Inn & Suites

Best Western Waldo Inn & Suites

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Located in Waldo,FL, the Best Western Waldo Inn & Suites is sure to provide a peaceful and comforting home away from home for any traveler. Each Best Western hotel provides free internet access, giving guests the opportunity to check emails and surf the web, all from the comforts of their room or the business center. With cleanliness and value being our top priority, we ensure a restful and productive stay. On top of that, our superior customer service will ensure that we meet all your needs and go beyond your expectations.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Non-smoking hotel
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
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Location

17230 NE US Highway 301, Waldo, FL 32694
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Car recommended
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Candace D wrote a review Feb 2023
Hotel's Favorite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was clean and roomy we stayed in a suit king bed. Had a walk in shower. I'll be back again when I come to see my son. We didn't eat breakfast got up too late. But I love the coffee and tea by the front desk. Very nice people and fast check in.
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western
Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Hermes05aer wrote a review Aug 2021
Raleigh, North Carolina
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I stopped here to break up a long road trip. Overall I would say it is about what you would expect from a Best Western - no more and no less. The women who checked me in was very friendly and helpful. My room was as expected and I slept comfortably. The only reasons I give it 3 instead of 4 stars are because figuring out the tv was a bit tricky. I followed the directions provided on my dresser and still had some issues with it. The body wash dispenser in my shower was empty so I just used the bar soap instead. I think it is worth mentioning for families with small children that the room had a walk-in shower with no tub. I know for some adults a walk-in shower is a huge bonus but some families require a tub option. Overall my stay here was fine. I wouldn't rush back but if I needed a room I know it would suffice and the pricing was great.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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ninfrtr wrote a review May 2021
washington dc
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nedded a place to stay for night before picking up daughter from UF. It was close to the school(25 minutes) Less expensive then hotels in Gainesville---it was graduation time and all hotels were full or extremely overpriced near UF so we booked BW in Waldo. This hotel is in the middle of nowhere but it was clean and the bed was very comfortable....I would stay here again
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western
Date of stay: April 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Jolynn wrote a review Jan 2020
Bartow, Florida
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel has been renovated and is clean. Beds are comfortable. However, on the morning of checkout, there was no hot water at 6:15am. Called the front desk and was told they were full the night before as if this was a valid reason. Waited 30 minutes prior to taking a cold shower to be told at 7:55 (at checkout, no call back while in the room) that maintenance was on the scene and hot water would be up so. Would not recommend it as hot water is expected with a $115 room
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Steven L, General Manager at Best Western Waldo Inn & Suites
Responded Jan 3, 2020
I apologize for the hot water issue and more importantly for the way it was handled by the front desk staff. The issue with the hot water was a malfunctioning damper control valve. I am sorry that the front desk agent that you spoke to gave such a generic answer and then failed to communicate further, I am actually shocked by the answer that you were given. The employee will receive reprimanding and retraining because of this. I would like to again apologize for everything.
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M N wrote a review Mar 2023
Minneapolis, Minnesota
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My friend & I initially looked for a place in Gainesville, but each one of them was either overpriced (it was Saturday night) and/or had poor reviews, so we chose this hotel instead as our pit stop on our way to Miami.

We arrived here late after very long drive and left early the next morning, so we didn’t “explore” the area at all. That being said, the hotel seemed to be located in an area where road trip necessities like gas & food were all nearby.

In-room amenities were pretty typical: free WiFi, fridge & microwave, coffee machine, a chair & a small desk. Although the room was nice & clean and perfectly comfortable, I wish the water pressure in the shower was much stronger (I’m guessing that they’re trying to be eco-friendly with weaker water pressure?). They had a variety of breakfast items, including eggs & sausages, DIY waffle maker, in addition to other typical breakfast items. While nothing fancy or particularly impressive, we appreciated the choices we had.

I wish the hotel was a lot closer to a major highway since we were in the middle of a long road trip, but it was certainly a nice hotel, and I’ll be happy to stay there again if I drive by the area.
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Date of stay: March 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Inspire64648793303 wrote a review Mar 2023
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We only tried the pancakes. They were pretty terrible. I wouldn’t feed them to my dog if I had one.

Aside from the breakfast, our hotel room bed had hair all over the sheets under the comforter. It was absolutely disgusting. The shower contained tons of mold. We purchased bleach, sprayed the shower with bleach and it disappeared with no water, no scrubbing. This tells us that this is pure neglect. You are not even trying to maintain this property in a safe and healthy manner. On the second night, both my five year old son and myself broke out with a terrible, itchy, red rash/ welts over most of our bodies. Not sure what you are washing the sheets with, if anything at all but you need to change detergents because it’s not good for anyone!

The one pro that I would give the hotel is the staff. Everyone I encountered was nice which is the reason for the one star.

If I ever come back to Waldo, I will never stay in this hotel again.

When one decides to start a business, you can’t just set it and forget it. You need to maintain and nurture the business. You need to take some of the revenue and reinvest it back into the business to maintain and the upkeep of the facility.
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western
Date of stay: March 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Tourist11807495063 wrote a review Apr 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The management and ownership of this Hotel In Waldo Florida is always clean inside and out. I have yet to see anything out of place or a wet floor on a rainy day. They strive to keep this property like new. On March12th i left my Ipod and ear buds in the room and realized the next day I was missing them. I caleed that day and inquired about my loss and to my good luck an honest room service person cleaning the room turned them in and they were placed in lost and found. You do not get that kind of help very often anymore. I stayed on Thursday April21st and asked for them and happily received my lost item. This tells you the quality of people who work for this company.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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kwalters2k wrote a review Nov 2023
Florida
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for UF Family Weekend. All the Gainesville hotels were sold out and most didn’t have the greatest reviews anyway. Didn’t mind the extra 20 minute drive to stay here. It was very clean and comfortable and conveniently located right next to a travel stop where you can fill up on gas and Dunkin coffee when you hit the road. Complimentary breakfast was a plus although it was just ok. Decent shower and in room amenities. My only negative was that we were greeted at the front desk by a young lady wearing a Care Bear hoodie who seemed to just be going through the motions, mumbling routine answers. Nothing against her personally. It didn’t impact my overall stay and I would absolutely stay here again; I just feel like Best Western would have minimum expectations on professional attire and customer service. First impressions are important in the hospitality industry.
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Date of stay: November 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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bnlwells wrote a review Dec 2021
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Given COVID, I was surprised at the lack of cleanliness in my room. Garbage from previous guest was still in the can and pet food from previous guest on the floor, which led me to believe that the room had not been vacuumed. Beyond that, the TV didn't work in our room, which my husband needs on to sleep. He notified someone at the front desk and they gave him some advice to help reset the TV, but it didn't work. Bathroom floor needed mopped, bedside tables had residue from previous guest, and the comforter on the bed was stained. I'm not sure if these issues were because we were in a pet friendly room, but pet friendly rooms should be just as clean as non-pet friendly rooms. We had been travelling for 15 hours and had already unpacked our bags once we realized all of these things, and we were just exhausted so didn't ask to move to another room. Staff was fantastic and very courteous. If only the rooms lived up to the standard of the staff!
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Date of stay: December 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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tcohen3810 wrote a review Jan 2020
Cape Coral, Florida
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This trip was for personal business and I was less than impressed. The room cleanliness was marginal with hair in the bathroom sink and shower. The hotel is pet friendly, which is fine, but the two little dogs across from my room barked frequently and it was very difficult to sleep. The best for last: no hot water when I was getting ready for my morning event. When inquired with the desk what the issue was with the hot water, I was advised a sensor was malfunctioning and maintenance was called. When leaving, the outdoor propane tank was being filled. Ahhh, the sensor was most likely functioning just fine. Just needed propane to heat the water. When I asked the front desk if the issue was corrected, I was advised there should be hot water within minutes and thank you for asking. Will not return to this location.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Steven L, General Manager at Best Western Waldo Inn & Suites
Responded Jan 3, 2020
I do apologize for the issues during your stay, the hair in the sink and shower is absolutely not ok and I will be speaking to the room attendant that cleaned your room. Our pet friendly rooms are all grouped together because of the fact that some animals travel better than others, I do apologize for the issue that the dogs caused. The hot water issue was caused by a malfunctioning damper control valve. I apologize and will speak to your booking source about getting your invoice adjusted. Our last propane delivery was on 12/31/2019 @ 1:52 and we are not due for a delivery for another 9 days when the tank will usually still be at 35% capacity, I will be reviewing footage from our cameras to find out exactly what was going on because I also do not have an invoice for a delivery today. I want to thank you for bringing these things to my attention and allowing me the opportunity to address these concerns.
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Kathy W wrote a tip Nov 2023
9 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to forget that Dunkin Donuts is nearby & has a drive-thru !! LOL It’s a dangerous situation if you are dieting LOL "
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LHS G wrote a tip Apr 2022
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"101 is the loudest back door and ice maker"
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Java G wrote a tip Oct 2018
5 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Run weary travelers go to Residence Inn in Ocala off exit 350 they take more than 2 pets"
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susankelly51 wrote a tip Aug 2018
Sebastian, Florida14 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on the West side quieter !!!!"
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WilliamK99 wrote a tip Apr 2018
Vilseck, Germany4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book a different hotel"
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PRICE RANGE
$114 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Waldo Inn & Suites
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
51
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BEST WESTERN WALDO INN & SUITES - Updated 2024

Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Waldo Inn & Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Waldo Inn & Suites?
Nearby attractions include Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation (4.1 miles), Waldo Farmers & Flea Market (0.4 miles), and Waldo Canal Park (1.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Waldo Inn & Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Best Western Waldo Inn & Suites?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Waldo Inn & Suites?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Waldo Inn & Suites?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Waldo Inn & Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include FairFoods, Randy's Rib Shack, and Classic Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Best Western Waldo Inn & Suites?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Best Western Waldo Inn & Suites?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Best Western Waldo Inn & Suites?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Best Western Waldo Inn & Suites accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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