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“Good Hotel, Convenient Location” 5 of 5 stars
Review of BEST WESTERN Gateway to the Keys

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BEST WESTERN Gateway to the Keys
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Florida City
Certificate of Excellence
Devon, UK
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18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Good Hotel, Convenient Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Good hotel in location convenient for Everglades and Florida Keys.
Rooms of good size and standard and properly cleaned. Plenty of parking. Good free breakfast but the seating area off reception is small although there are additional tables outside. Hot drinks and biscuits are available free all day in the hotel lobby. Free Wifi is only accessible in reception. There are many fast food restaurants within a short walking distance.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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GATEWAYBW, Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway to the Keys, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
We are very glad to see that you enjoyed your stay. We also appreciate you taking the time to write this review for others to see. I hope your enjoyed your vacation in South Florida and were able to visit the many attractions in the area. Please come back and visit again.
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Cooperstown, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We chose this hotel because we wanted something close to both the EverGlades and the Florida Keys at a reasonable price (hotel prices in the Keys were a bit too high). This Best Western was a good choice because of the location and the service. Rooms were very clean, pool area was very relaxing and had a nice row of hedges around it for privacy and to block road noise (although the hotel sits pretty far back from the road) Breakfast was good with many choices and the staff did a great job at keeping it clean and stocked. My only suggestion for improvement would be if they could add more variety to the hot items. ( scrambled eggs and bacon evry day)
My only "disappointments" were that they did not have an exercise room for working out and WiFi was in the lobby and pool areas only. (you could plug a laptop in inside the room)...this addition would have made it more highly rated in my opinion.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank moochr
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GATEWAYBW, Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway to the Keys, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
We are really glad you enjoyed your stay here with us in Florida City. I apologize for the Wifi, they are in the process of installing it for the rooms as we speak. We offer a lot more value for the price then the hotels in keys and our property is very well maintained. I appreciate you taking the time for writing this review and hope that you come visit us soon again. We strive for higher ratings and we hope we can achieve this upon your next visit.
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Our stay at the Best Western, Florida City, more than met our expectations and was very satisfying. We stayed here because of its proximity to the Everglades National Park and reasonable price, considering its location in South Florida.
The staff was very friendly, informative and accomodating; we requested a first floor room and, even though the hotel was full, our request was granted with a smile. We were able to park directly in front of the room, which makes for easy transport of belongings. The room was immaculate, light, airy and roomy. The beds were very comfortable with nicer than average sheets and bedspreads. There was a nice sized TV with HBO, coffeemaker, refrigerator, microwave, utility sink and a roomy bathroom. The only issue was the outside noise at times, but we put on the fan to mask some of it.
There is a lovely pool area with a small, but relaxing hot tub; quite an oasis in the middle of a city. There is breakfast available in the morning and coffee and cookies 24/7. We felt very safe here, as it is built away from US 1, so there is no easy access to outsiders. We felt this was a perfect launching pad for our incredible trip to the miraculous Everglades!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Irises4
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GATEWAYBW, Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway to the Keys, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time and reviewing our hotel. I appreciate that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you come back and visit us again. Your kind words about our hotel is very helpful for other guests to make the right decision for their trip. Again, thank you for your comments on our excellent location and your stay.
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North Palm Beach, Florida, Usa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We booked a fishing charter out of Flamingo (in Everglades National Park) and stayed in this hotel the night before the charter. The rooms were clean and quiet and the hotel well run. Very comfortable beds. Perfect location for this side of the park.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Mark M
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GATEWAYBW, Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway to the Keys, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
We hope you enjoyed your vacation while visiting South Florida. We appreciate you taking the time to write this review. Our hotel is well located and I am glad to see you enjoyed our beds and the upgraded linens. We hope you come visit us again.
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Forestville, California
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116 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We needed a place to stay closer to the Ft. Lauderdale Cruise Terminal than Key West (where we had been the night before). This fit the bill perfectly. It's really close to the entrance to Everglades National Park, less than an hour from Ft. Lauderdale or Miami, close to restaurants and Hwy 1. They have very nice, large rooms with all the amenities, a very friendly and professional staff, nighttime security, and a great breakfast (included in the price). We were very pleased with every aspect of our stay here, even though we were just passing through.

Room Tip: Our second floor rooms were great
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Bob H
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GATEWAYBW, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway to the Keys, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
You really took advantage of your vacation and all that South Florida has to offer. I am glad you enjoyed your stay even though it was only in passing. You could easily spend a week in our area and enjoy the many attractions near the hotel. I really appreciate your kind words about the hotel and taking the time to write this review. I really recommend you to come visit us again for a longer period of time. Thank You
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Brookline
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48 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Best Western Florida City is conveniently located as the gateway to Everglades National Park, Robert Is Here fruit and vegetable stand, and the Keys. Lots of amenities in the room……a wet bar, microwave, refrigerator, dresser, closet, iron and board, desk, and seating. Room is very clean. Property is well-maintained. Staff is friendly and courteous. Breakfast offered a good variety of both hot and cold foods. Also healthy foods….yogurt, granola, and fresh fruits.
It is off South Krome Avenue where there are lots of authentic Mexican eateries. Highly recommend this as a base to the Keys.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Viajera825
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GATEWAYBW, Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway to the Keys, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Thank you for staying with us and we are glad to here you enjoyed your stay in Florida. Roberts is Here Fruit stand is one of my favorite local spots and have great milkshakes. It is nice to see that you were able to expierence what this area has to offer. Thank You for taking the time to write this review and hope you visit us again. If there is anything we can do for you, please dont hesitate to call.
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Witney, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

This is our second stay at this hotel (September 2012 last) we weren't disappointed then and we are not now.

Check in quick and pleasant.

Room clean, fresh and well equipped.

Pool, hot tub & area clean and spacious.

Army of hotel maids, matience, reception and management all happy and chatty.

Place is so good we booked in for 5 days, changed our plans, now here for 10!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Thank In2pets
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GATEWAYBW, Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway to the Keys, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
We really appreciate your stay with us and hope you come back again soon. We are constantly improving ourselves and the services offered. We hope to have a few more ameneties and services completed before the next time you visit. We do qualify for the "Plus" title but are choosing not take on that brand. We appreciate you noticing the extra touches we have added for our guests. Again, thank you and your kind words have been passed on to the staff.
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Property: BEST WESTERN Gateway to the Keys
Address: 411 S Krome Ave, Florida City, FL 33034-4913
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Florida City
#5 Family Hotel in Florida City
#6 Business Hotel in Florida City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Gateway to the Keys 2.5*
Number of rooms: 114
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Florida City/Homestead, Florida, close to attractions such as the Everglades National Park, the Florida Keys, Miami Speedway, and Biscayne National Park. Best Western Gateway to the Keys’ guests will find friendly helpful staff, newly renovated accommodations and convenient access a variety of key area attractions. Located in Florida City, adjacent to Homestead this Southern Florida area hotel features well-appointed guest rooms, each equipped with Flat Screen LCD television, refrigerator, microwave and free high-speed Internet access. Hotel guests will enjoy an array of amenities including a complimentary hot breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, Free guest laundry, free boat and RV parking and meeting facilities. Guests staying at the Best Western Gateway to the Keys will find an array of shopping nearby at the Prime Outlet Shops, the Cutler Bay Shopping Mall and The Falls Shopping Mall. NASCAR® fans staying at the hotel will appreciate being 5 miles from the Homestead/Miami Motorsports Complex, home to a variety of racing events throughout the year. This Homestead area hotel is also located less than 10 miles from key area attractions such as the Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park and the John Pennekamp Underwater Stone Park. Visitors our hotel will also enjoy a day of fun in the sun at the beautiful Florida Keys or at Miami Beach, just a short drive away. The friendly, helpful staff at the Best Western Park Gateway to the Keys is ready to ensure a fun-filled memorable stay in Florida City, Florida. ... more   less 
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