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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway
Ranked #6 of 47 Hotels in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Naples
1 review
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“Week-end stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

Was looking for a good clean and inexpensive hotel for just one night in Siesta Key. We found this one. Room was clean and bed was real comfortable. Great Tiki bar. Real good food and Clayton was a good bartender. He went out of his way to make us feel good as customers. Also, not far away from a great beach. It's been a while since I've been to Siesta Key beach but it was a spectacular beach with great white sand and very clean. Plus it was a free hotel shuttle and you tipped what you wanted to.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2014

I stayed here for 3 days with my daughter. The hotel is not large, but the rooms were well kept, Lobby looked recently updated, maybe the rooms are next? They have a sweet little pool with a bar and the breakfast room has a good variety daily. They have afternoon popcorn in the lobby, too. I was there during Spring Break, but never felt crowded. The hotel offers a shuttle to Siesta Key Beach and they are across the street from a pleasant shopping center. If you forgot anything, you can pick it up there. I ate lunch twice at the restaurant situated just to front of the hotel on the main road. Great burgers! I would stay here again if I am in the Sarasota area.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Orange Park, Florida
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16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2014

We were visiting friends in Siesta Key but needed our own place to sleep so this was an affordable solution. It is very hard to find a room for just 2 nights near the beach there! The check in was easy, the room spotless and recently updated, the bed was SUPER comfy and crispy white sheets (my fave!) & soft pillows made my sleep there almost better than at home. In-room coffee, fridge, microwave, huge flatscreen TV, made the stay very comfortable overall. The breakfast was ample and good, the pool area large/clean, and they even give you 2 free happy hour drinks! We will definitely stay here again if we return to the area. My only "downside" was the clerk telling me our "stay won't count" because I booked via AAA.com?? which = No rewards points? Hmmm. No fair. Anyway... good hotel value overall.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014

We now stay at this gem of a hotel prior to spending 2 weeks in a rented house with relatives. A great way to get over jet lag, unwind and just kick back for a few days. Hotel is clean, comfortable and run by a fantastic group of helpful and efficient personnel. Good breakfast, great pool and tiki bar (kudos to Katrina who runs it), close to Siesta Key and numerous restaurants. Give it a try!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Gulf Breeze, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014

Our son recently moved to Sarsota. We go down every couple of months to visit and have stayed about six times now at the Siesta Key Best Western. It is VERY well located. On the main highway, and also on the main entrance to the beach road going to Siesta Key. The pool and hot tub are always well maintained, and there is a nice snack bar. Laundry service is available also. It is a Very Nice HOtel for the price & we always return.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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LaSalle, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

We went for a wedding on Siesta Key. All the hotels/condos on the key were going to cost us around 250$ to 300$. We booked using priceline for 70$ a night. I was a clean room, a little dated but good for the value. It was a perfect location for access to the key and all the shops. We used Jonny's free beach rides during our stay and it was perfect. We didn't need to worry about finding parking and we could both have a few drinks.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Perry, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

The check in gal suggested for a good time and good food we go to Siesta Key. It was an awesome tip and we had wonderful food and fun. The rooms were great... and we plan to return here for a longer vacation to the Srarsota area !!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway
Address: 6600 S. Tamiami Trail, 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 #6 of 47 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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Holiday Inn Express Sarasota-Siesta Key Area Hotel Sarasota
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