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Best Western Plus Siesta Key Gateway
Ranked #8 of 50 Hotels in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 22, 2012 via mobile

I was concerned about our recent two night stay here after reading some of the negative reviews. However, it turned out to be better than expected. The room was small, but clean. Lobby was nice. Breakfast was just ok, but it was free so.can't really complain about that. Beds were not great. Thin, lumpy mattresses. It is very close to siesta key beach. There are no major chain hotels on the beach strip. The beach is beautiful and the five minute drive over the bridge was really no big deal. I found it funny that the maid would not make one of the beds in our room because of 'personal belongings' on the bed. The personal belonging consisted of about two inches of the end of a phone charger which was plugged in on the nightstand next to the bed. I don't need the bed made, just found it a touch overboard. Never had that issue at any hotel I have ever stayed at. Lastly, management was very helpful in shipping a left behind item to our next destination. I really appreciated that. Would I stay here again? Probably not but it really is not nearly as bad as some of the reviews suggest.

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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Alot of the reviews I read appear to be complaints about the renovation being done, which, when construction is being done, may cause an inconvenience. We were there after the renovation and no construction was going on. I found the hotel to be neat, clean, with no problems with the room, everything that I expect when travelling at a Best Western, which is the new chain this hotel is operating under. The room was clean, breakfast was hot with alot of space for seating. About the only warning I can give is to watch out for the snails on the sidewalks outside at night, there are alot and easy to step on, so watch the bottoms of your shoes. Overall, a very nice night, with no problem on extending a late check-out time.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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SiestaHotelMgr, General Manager at Best Western Plus Siesta Key Gateway, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2012

Thank you for writing a review and for your positive comments . The property has recently finished major guest room and public space renovations and re-branded to a Best Western Plus. We hope your review will encourage others to see the wonderful changes and improvements we've made to both the guestrooms and the property.

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Reviewed July 15, 2012

I'm not sure where this review will fall, as while we were there, this property turned from Holiday Inn Express to Best Western Plus. And it is a PLUS! It was just renovated and is a very nice property. Pretty grounds, flat screen tv, new carpet, yummy breakfast, free popcorn(cute popcorn stand)in lobby, washer/dryers, comfy beds, and it was quiet.
It made our 3 day stay there very enjoyable.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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SiestaHotelMgr, General Manager at Best Western Plus Siesta Key Gateway, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2012

Thank you for your positive comments and we are glad to have met your expectations. The property has recently finished major guest room and public space renovations and re-branded to a Best Western Plus. We hope your review will encourage others to see what we've accomplished.

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Reviewed July 12, 2012

This "hotel" is NOT on Siesta Key but a world away over the bridge. It has a pawn shop and strip mall next door and is a very old run-down property on a major thoroughfare. Beware, Hotwire ranks it as a 3-star property. Only in their wildest dreams but they are cashing in on its proximity to Siesta Key. Equivalent to Motel 6 with a pretty good breakfast.

Room Tip: Go someplace else. The North side has view of pawn shop; the South side a trailer park. Take your...
  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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SiestaHotelMgr, General Manager at Best Western Plus Siesta Key Gateway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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Reviewed August 9, 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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Address: 6600 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express)
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 50 Hotels in Sarasota
Price Range: $118 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Siesta Key Gateway 2.5*
Number of rooms: 121
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the newly renovated Best Western Plus-Gateway Siesta Key located at the south bridge to the #1 beach in the US. This hotel is 1 mile from public beach access on Siesta Key and surrounded by restaurants, shopping and many points of interest. Your stay includes hot breakfast everyday and every guestroom includes microwave, fridge and 42" flat screen with HDTV channel lineup. We look forward to seeing you here in paradise. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Sarasota-Siesta Key Area Hotel Sarasota
Holiday Inn Sarasota
Holiday Inn Express Siesta Key

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