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Best Western Plus Siesta Key Gateway
Ranked #8 of 49 Hotels in Sarasota
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Walkerton, Canada
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“Great hotel”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights and this hotel is great. Clean with a great pool. It is close to the airport and there are lots of planes, but that did not really bother us. The staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel is not new but well maintained.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Macedon, New York
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

We stayed at this place several times. The first time it was a Holiday Inn express. I believe it was the same when we stayed there this past spring.
The last time we stayed we were amazed how nice the place was. That's not to say that it was bad prior to this last stay.
My grandaughter particularly loved the 24-7 availability of latte's in the lobby. I have to say I liked them too.
The continental breakfast was by far the best I have ever had. The food was fantastic and the staff continued to keep the food coming. There was a great variety of offerings and all of it was teriffic.
The room was super clean and the bed was most comfortable.
The staff could not have been more accomodating in meeting our needs.
This is a great place to stay as it is very close to Siesta Key and all that it has to offer.
Now after saying all of this good stuff above, the place changed their name shortly after we stayed there so I'm hoping that at least they maintain what they had (as it was great) and do whatever improvements they desired (I did not see anything to improve).

Room Tip: You might want a room on the back side as it's closest to the pool.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We liked this hotel so much, that I almost hate to tell people about it, as it may become harder to get a reservation here. Fast, free wi-fi. Good hot free breakfast, although the room was a little crowded around 9 am. We just got up earlier the other days, and had no problem finding a seat. All of the cleaing staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel has been renovated, the rooms are clean, nicely decorated and very pleasant. I believe that all of the rooms have a microwave and refrigerator. There is also an in room safe. The pool area has comfortable lounges and chairs. The pool is heated, and the spa is great! it's a five minute drive to theSieata Key beaches, Walmart, Bealls, etc. We will definetly stay here again if in the area.

Room Tip: ask for a poolside room, it's a pleasant view looking over the garden and the pool.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Aiken, SC
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Room was clean and comfortable. Wonderful breakfasts. Popcorn available all day and warm cookies at 4 pm. Staff was very helpful. Complimentary shuttle to beach. Close to Siesta Key and restaurants. Very affordable.

Room Tip: If you want a room facing the pool, request it when you make your reservation.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cambridgeshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2013

We stayed at the BW Gateway for 3 nights early February 2013. The hotel is at the junction of two very busy roads and a few minutes drive from Siesta Key (great beach).

The hotel is very clean and tidy and has a reasonable sized pool which looked relatively new and a hot tub. There where plenty of loungers. Parking was free with plenty of spaces. Our room was at the back of the hotel overlooking the pool. It was a good size, modern and well maintained.

The hot breakfast was good with cereals, yoghurts, sausage patties, scrambled eggs etc.

The hotel is within walking distance of several restaurants. We ate at the Stonewood Grill (good food), the Boatyard (nothing special) and Beckham's (great fish and chips).

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cincinnati
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Great location-close to siesta key and lots of restaurants within walking distance. Publix grocery, Marshalls, Ross, Books a Million bookstore, Ulta, Steinmart and lots of other stores in plaza across the street and a Walgreens is also very close. Room was clean and quiet. Bed comfortable. Breakfast buffet was great with lots of fresh fruit and hot items; also lots of seating. Front desk staff were very helpful and friendly. Free wireless internet a bit slow, but not too bad.

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Property: Best Western Plus Siesta Key Gateway
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 49 Hotels in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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