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“Great Place to Stay Before Going to the Keys” 5 of 5 bubbles
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
Olney, Illinois, United States
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59 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Place to Stay Before Going to the Keys”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

We needed a hotel to stay where we could park our truck and motorcycle trailer while we rode our motorcycles to Key West. This was a great place for that. The front desk staff was very friendly and accomodating. They did not charge us for leaving our truck and trailer during our Key West adventure and everything was in perfect condition when we returned. Our room was very clean and accomodating. The pool area was beautifully landscaped even though the pool and hot tub were not warm enough to use. The breakfast room was very nice and large enough to accomodate guests to use to visit in the evenings. The breakfast was very good! I would definately recommend another stay here.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bim59
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

I am not sure of the age of this hotel has the appearance of being new. Rooms are wonderful, clean, a good size. A very refreshing experience. Pool area is in courtyard and very private with lots of space for sunning. Washers and dryers are available for use free of charge. Rooms are well sound proofed. Air conditioning good with a reasonable noise level.

Breakfast included was very good. Bacon, scrambled eggs. A good variety with bagels, english muffins, pastry and bread. Also low cal yogourt. Several types of juice were also available. Dining room was spacious airy and clean. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate were available 24/7.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Pamela L
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GATEWAYBW, Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway to the Keys, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
I am glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We work very hard to keep our property fresh. It has been recently renovated and there is always something new we are adding to the property We have the only hot tub in the area and our pool area is an oasis away from the city. I am glad you made use of the free laundry room. I hope you come back again and enjoy all the area has to offer.
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Devon, UK
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Idlepair
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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
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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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
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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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 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Helpful?
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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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Gateway to the Keys

Property: BEST WESTERN Gateway to the Keys
Address: 411 South Krome Avenue, 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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Best Western Gateway To The Keys Hotel Florida City
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