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Ramada Kissimmee Gateway
Ranked #39 of 153 Hotels in Kissimmee
Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
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“Clean and good location”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We had a voucher to stay so we didn't get to choose where and I don't know about the cost. However, after reading reviews I wanted to stay in the tower, not out behind. Of course, we were just stuck out behind in the older looking section. I was pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness of the room and no bugs! It was cleaned each day we were out at parks too. When we needed a better pillow option the front desk sent one out to us right away. The heated pool was nice enough-not very new but mostly clean. We didn't use the unheated one at all. The courtyard in the middle was nice too. We didn't like that the continental breakfast was an upcharge even just for the basic. We never ate there because of that. Our room had a tiny fridge we used. We ended up actually liking the location of the room out back because the pool was just down the walkway from us and we had less of a walk for grandparents as we parked right in front of our door. We also liked secure parking lot. The shuttle they offer to the parks is very limited in times and although it is the last hotel picked up to the parks (so short ride earlier in the day), it is the last drop of the night so a LONG ride after a long day in the parks was not what we planned. Plus, the shuttle drops you off at the transportation center so you have to walk out and ride monorail to there then walk clear across the huge parking lot to where they park their bus. Next time we'd drive to downtown Disney and park and take a bus from there. We would stay again if we value was right. Cleanliness and lack of bugs is biggest challenge with budget friendly places! Staff were polite but not out of their way to help.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 5, 2012

The service was good, there was two restaurants on this ,an full service restaurant, and a
restaurant which serve snacks.

The hotel offered rooms in the high rise tower,as well as courtyard hotel rooms with indiviual
room entrance.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Lymington
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Just spent a week at this hotel and took advantage of upgrading our room to the tower block at a cost of $15 per night
The room was large with 2 kingsize beds and also included a fridge and, microwave oven, The room was very clean with good quality beds.
Staff were very helpful and there is an abundant of eating choices all within a mile of the hotel
Geat access for the parks and intertate 75
Would definetly stay there again

Room Tip: Get the upgrade to the tower rooms, it is welll worth the extra few dollars
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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RamadaGatewayGM, General Manager at Ramada Kissimmee Gateway, responded to this review, October 5, 2012
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and even happier to hear that you will be back! We only have a few of those double king rooms, so if you liked that and would like to have that bed type again, please let us know when you make your reservation so that we can do our best to accomodate you! The best way to do that is to book your stay with the hotel directly at Ramadagateway.com, our in house reservation department.
Thank you again for taking the time to comment on your stay!
Ramada Gateway GM
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redcar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2012

We stayed at this hotel with friends, we were six pensioners and were visiting "The Parks", Disney and Universal. For four of us it was the first time in Florida but the other two had been before. The hotel was chosen because I had stayed there five times previously and found it adequate as a base. It is ideal for Disney as it is only a couple of miles from the parks and around eleven miles from Universal. The hotel itself is clean and dry but is in need of a face lift, it is very dated, the two pools are never full of people and there are towels which you use then throw in the bin to be cleaned.
The safety deposit room is ideal and you can go there whenever you need to, although this also needs a little refurbishment.
There is a laundry with washing machines and driers, TIP, take your own washing tablets/powder, and if you are a tea drinker take your own preferred tea bags.
The maintenance staff are usually very quick to respond to complaints, we phoned to say the hair drier wasn't working and in less than five minutes the maintenance man was there and pointed out that the override button had tripped and the drier was working perfectly. I think the worst thing about the hotel were the air conditioners, they were very loud and disturbed sleep.
There are ample eating places around and one of the best value was Golden Coral of which there are about three in a five mile radius. TIP. Before three oclock is the cheapest price, then between three and six is a little more expensive and after six is the most expensive. If you are a pensioner just ask for "seniors rates" that way you get it a little cheaper. The staff fall over themselves to be helpful and really make you feel welcome, TIP, ask for a drink to go before you leave and you get your drink of choice in a cup with a lid and straw. TIP, ask for cold drinks without ice, that way you get the drink that doesn't get watery as it gets to the bottom of the glass, it's cold enough anyway without the ice. Please don't forget to tip the staff, they get minimum wages and are grateful for the extra cash.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Staffordshire, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Stayed at this hotel previously and hour it was good. 5 years later returned and was a little bit disappointed to be honest. Paid for upgrade to tower room on advice of some of reviews on here and had room on 3rd floor. However I wouldn't bother again. Room very dated, smelt musty and in serious need of redecoration. The rooms over looking pool seem much better and cleaner although don't have a flat screen TV.
Plus side was beds comfortable and room was cleaned daily. Staff were friendly in restaurant and made fuss of our 5 month old son. Buffet Breakfast only cost $5 or was free if had continental. We stopped for three nights before travelling around Florida and are staying again for four nights in two weeks time before flying back home. We will stay in poolside room and won't bother upgrading so will be able to give good comparison.
Overall cheap and basic but you get what you pay for.

Room Tip: Was not impressed with Tower Room and wouldn't bother paying to upgrade.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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edinburgh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2012

We bought this hotel as part of a British Airway Flight & Hotel package. It was the cheapest package available. We had looked at this hotel when we were looking to book for Christmas 2011. That time we booked another hotel and paid a quite a few dollars more. This time we went ahead and booked for 3 weeks. Included in the package were a complementary continental breakfast & a room upgrade. We paid for a standard room.

At the time of booking the reviews were not too bad, but as the date of the holiday approached the reviews took a down turn. We started to worry and even contacted a few reviewers, to get more advice; I rang BA to enquire about changing hotels.

On arrival a pleasant check in clerk assigned a standard room with a pool view, and gave us the breakfast vouchers. The room was, to my relief OK, I wasn’t expecting 5 stars, but everything worked and it was clean.

There was an external corridor (not my favourite), so we kept the curtains drawn when we was in the room. There was two double beds (not the most comfortable, I’ve slept in Orlando), a small fridge, a coffee maker, an old style TV on a set of 6 large drawers. In the vanity area was space to hang clothes (no wardrobe), and a separate bathroom, with in bath shower. There was no in-room safe, but there were free safe deposit boxes near reception.
The free in room Wi-Fi was not the fastest or that reliable but later on; in a different room it was better.

The room over looked the main pool, and for the most part was quiet; we were on an early to bed early to rise type of holiday, so that was important to us. There was the odd night that conversation could be overheard, but the AC could drown this out.

We only ate breakfast in the hotel; we had a free continental breakfast, which was fruit, yogurt, toasted Bagel or toast with preserves plus hot beverage and juice. We upgraded to a buffet breakfast a few times, $6.10 (which included the tip (on the bill)). This included cooked to order eggs, cereal, waffles, bacon & sausage. There was a deli, bar and the restaurant, was open for evening meals. We didn’t even manage the manager’s complementary drinks Mon to Fri evening, for an hour.

We spent some time by the pool, and there was pool towels included. The sun was over the pool for most of the day, there was the odd umbrella for shade.

During the last week, we upgraded to the “deluxe” rooms, this cost about $16 a day from the Standard room (garden view). This was a much brighter room (internal corridor), with lighter bed covers and better bed linen & pillows. The room included a micro wave, a flat screen TV, but still no safe. The Wi-Fi was better in this room also, (my better half was able to watch UK TV on the iPad).

We were on the 6th floor (of 8), and could see the fireworks at Epcot & MK. I would not like to be on a lower floor, or even overlooking the hotel grounds, (even number rooms).However there is an outside balcony on every floor at the side of the hotel where you can see the fireworks at MK.
I enjoyed the deluxe rooms but to be honest, we were happy with the pool view room. This was handy for the car and the pool.

To sum up
Pro’s :- Price, Clean rooms, Friendly Staff
Con’s:- not the Ritz but I didn’t pay for the Ritz.
Would I stay here again YES, for the price, very good value.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2012 via mobile

The hotel was easy to find and had a black Angus and a ponderosa within walking distance and a 7 11 across the road.
We were greeted by friendly staff and given directions to our room, we had a room at the back of the hotel which was nice and quiet. The room was clean and was cleaned and tidied everyday. We were asked if we wanted to upgrade to a tower room but didn't bother as we just wanted a base and wasn't planning on spending much time in the room, we used the pool which was un heated everyday and thank to the Florida sun was always warm.
Enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to stay at the ramada gateway again.
Thank you for a great stay.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Property: Ramada Kissimmee Gateway
Address: 7470 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747-1721
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Kissimmee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Kissimmee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ramada Kissimmee Gateway 3*
Number of rooms: 500
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ramada Gateway, one mile from the gates of Walt Disney World®, is a designated Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® hotel and close to other popular tourist attractions such as Sea World Orlando and Universal Adventure .Our high-rise, deluxe rooms feature the convenience of microwaves, double sinks, hair dryer, iron and board with panoramic views. If you prefer more modest accommodations, stay in our standard Inn rooms - providing views of our covered garden area and tropical landscaped pools. Complimentary scheduled transportation daily to Walt Disney World®, Sea World, Univesal Adventure and Lake Buena Vista Factory Oulets shopping. ... more   less 
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