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Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel
Ranked #111 of 340 Hotels in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 26, 2014

Friendly staff, good price.

You can easily walk to universal (20min) there is a footpath all the way, and wet and wild (1 min) from this hotel as well.

We got upgraded to a mini suite for our stay. Which is essentially twice the size of a regular room with a sofa - really nice, fridge, microwave and a big tv with pretty good HD channels as well, not nasty fuzzy pictures either.

Nicely done BW, we will be back again - thanks

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
1  Thank martgadget
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Bill J, General Manager at Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2014

Dear Martgadget,

Thank you for staying with us during your visit to Orlando. I was pleased to see that we could upgrade you to one of our mini suites and that you enjoyed the room. Our location is fantastic for whatever you want to do in Orlando!

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Sincerely,

Bill Jones, CHA
General Manager

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Reviewed April 25, 2014

Overall a handy place to stay but pool is shadowed over during the day and no balcony on the room. The service was good the beds comfortable and the room clean, all you can expect from a budget hotel. If you're not looking for anything too fancy and a comfortable stay close to Universal ect it's worth the visit

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank phillandmaggie
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Bill J, General Manager at Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2014

Dear Phillandmaggie,

Thank you for reviewing our hotel after your recent stay with us. The sun does peak behind the buildings in the afternoons during the first quarter of the year and that is why we built a sundeck for those who want to work on their tans. The sundeck out at the pool gets all day sun! I can assure you that the sun is shining bright on the pool all day during the summer months.

Again, thank you for your review and we hope to see you again should your travels bring you back to the Orlando area.

Sincerely,

Bill Jones, CHA
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Reviewed April 25, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay this past week. We were treated wonderfully. The hotel is in a great location near the sites of Orlando. We came to Orlando to attend The Holy Land Experience and the hotel was close by and the staff helped us find the BEST route. Great staff!! Very clean!!!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western
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Bill J, General Manager at Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2014

Dear Arlin C.,

Thank you for your review of our hotel! I was happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff treated you wonderfully.

I hope you enjoyed the Holy Land Experience attraction and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Bill Jones, CHA
General Manager

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Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

Another great stay. Short trip to Universal Studios over the Easter Weekend. Very convenient location and a great price. Staff was excellent. Already planning on going back again in 2015. Well worth the stay.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Bill J, General Manager at Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2014

Dear BJarv11,

I am glad that you enjoyed your Easter Weekend in Orlando and especially glad that you enjoyed your stay with us!

We will see you in 2015!

Sincerely,

Bill Jones, CHA
General Manager

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Reviewed April 24, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights during our visit to Universal Studios and Disney World, occupied 3 rooms and overall quality / price ratio is good . The location of the hotel is excellent , close to Universal Studios, practically next to Wet ' n Wild and near outlets and places to eat . The latter was the main reason we selected this hotel and were satisfied .
The hotel needs some updating but overall the cost we paid seemed quite acceptable for what we received .
The downside was that days before arrival we emailed asking if we could send a packet to the hotel to pick up during our stay, with no problem they said yes . The problem was that at check -out we get the unpleasant surprise of having a $50 dollar charge for having received and stored the package . I find it quite dishonest that they didn't informed in advance that the service had a cost, if we had known we would have not accepted as I think $50 USD is too expensive for a package the size of an envelope. I was very upset about this, so I don't think I will be coming back.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank gabyly4
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Bill J, General Manager at Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2014

Dear Gabyly4,

Thank you for your review of our hotel. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and the you found our accommodations worth the money! However, I respond to the emails that come to us regarding packages. We do receive packages for our guests that shop prior to arrival but do have fees associated with the packages. The first package is free but for packages 2-9 a charge of $50 is applied to the account. We only do this because we literally receive hundreds of packages per week and have had to hire a person to handle the receiving, storage and disbursement of the packages. If you send me the e-mail that was sent to you, I will be happy to reimburse you for the charges as we should have told you about the charges regarding packages.

Again, I apologize for this inconvenience and hope that you will consider staying with us again in the future.

Sincerely,

Bill Jones, CHA
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights and had a really nice stay!! Room was very clean and nice. Comfy beds and fluffy pillows. Staff was so nice. Great thing they have is in the lobby a place to check in for your flights and even print your boarding passes love that! The location here is awesome you are just steps away from Wet and Wild and all the craziness of I Drive but not right in the middle of it so hotel is a bit calmer and relaxing. Rooms are very quiet and the hotel was very full but didn't feel so crowded. Would for sure stay here again!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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Bill J, General Manager at Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2014

Dear hollygiesler,

Thank you for your recent review of our hotel. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. You are right, our location is "right where you want to be for all the fun things you want to do in Orlando". I will pass on your comments regarding our staff, cleanliness and the fact that you loved our pillows!

We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Sincerely,

Bill Jones, CHA
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

My boyfriend and I wanted to find a reasonably priced hotel within walking distance of Universal Studios.. and we found it! This hotel had a great deal and I was worried we'd show up and find a dump. But that wasn't the case at all! It's a great spot, clean, quiet.. and the walk to the park was only about 15-20 minutes (you'll be walking all day anyway). I'm very pleased with the deal we got.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Kristen B
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Bill J, General Manager at Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2014

Dear Kristen B,

Thank you for your business and for your kind review of our hotel. I am pleased that you and your boyfriend enjoyed your stay with us. Our goal is to always provide clean, comfortable, safe accommodations at reasonable prices and we clearly met that goal during your recent stay.

We hoe to see you soon!

Sincerely,

Bill Jones, CHA
General Manger

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Address: 7299 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando > Florida Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Best Value Hotel in Orlando
#122 Family Hotel in Orlando
Price Range: $72 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 297
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay at this stylish Orlando, Florida hotel situated close to SeaWorld(R), Universal Studios(R) and the Disney(R) Theme Parks. Welcome to the Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel, the "Gateway to Orlando Attractions" in Central Florida. This full-service hotel offers the best in customer service for both business and leisure travelers. Guests will be minutes from Universal Studios, the Islands of Adventure theme park and the Hard Rock Amphitheatre where visitors can enjoy local concerts. Each well-appointed guest room and suite at this Orlando hotel features cable satellite television with HBO(R) and free high-speed Internet access. Hotel guests will find great dining onsite at the hotel's restaurant or cocktail lounge. The hotel is also ideal for group travel with full-business services and meeting facilities, perfect for conferences, family reunions and other events. The Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel also features a fitness center, guest laundry and tennis and basketball courts. Guests staying at the Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel will be less than ten miles from local attractions such as the Walt Disney World Resort and Theme Parks, SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and Disney's the Wide World of Sports. Corporate travelers staying at this Florida hotel will be close to the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center, Coleman Aerospace, L-3 Communications and Lockheed Martine Missiles and Fore Control. Hotel guests will also enjoy sky diving at the indoor Sky Venture, less than one mile away.The Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel is proud to offer superior customer service and a convenient location in Orlando. Make a reservation today and save! ... more   less 
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Clarion Orlando
Clarion Hotel Universal
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