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“Great Hotel right in town” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Bradenton Gateway Hotel

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Bradenton Gateway Hotel
Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Bradenton
Certificate of Excellence
Bradenton, Florida
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186 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great Hotel right in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2012

Love staying at this beautiful hotel right in Bradenton. Disappointed in breakfast. Hot breakfast included cold boiled eggs, warm sausage patties and waffles. Hotel is top quality and breakfast used to be better when we were here two years ago.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2012

This was by far more than I expected from a BW. Very modern, updated & clean. Nice free breakfast offering. Centrally located about 20 minutes from the beaches. Plenty of shopping & restaurants nearby. Stayed for 3 nights while visiting family nearby & will definitely book again!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lighthouse Point, Florida
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200 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2012

We spent three nights in your hotel, and we found it all that it was cracked up to be. My only complaint was the wireless internet did not work in my room. The front desk was very helpful but could not get it to work so i just sat in the lobby and did my thing. Breakfast was good, room was very clean and had absolutely no smell in it. Beds were comfortable. Maybe could mention on website EXACTLY where it is located as we did drive by the first time. It sits behind the Cracker Barrel. But, yes, we would stay there again and found it to be a pleasant experience. Great value also.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank tomkat65
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South Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2012

I stayed here for one night with my kids as we were attending an event nearby. I was considering a few similarly rated hotels in the area but chose this one because I was able to get the best rate. I was pleasantly surprised at how new the hotel was. The lobby was very clean and modern and so were the rooms. I like that the bathroom had a little "nook" area in the wall where they stored extra towels and the shampoos because it left more space on the counter for our items. We really had no issues, just needed a place to sleep and a decent breakfast in the morning. The clerks that I dealt with, both at check-in and at check-out were very friendly. The worst thing I could say is that you had to hold the remote control at a strange angle in order to change the channels on the television. Certainly not anything major to complain about. We would definitely stay here again when we return to the area.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank amoe4
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Fort Myers, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

We did a walk in with a coupon and at first was told the hotel was booked because of News Years Eve and the coupon wouldn't apply. Chris the manager worked hard to find us a room for that rate. The room was 107 and was very clean. Had a small fridge and microwave and a new bed. We had a pleasent nights sleep. All in all was a good stay. Only 2 very minor issues. We heard the elevator everytime it ran, sounded like the motor room was next to us. Also early in the morning about 6:00 AM a very loud quest was talking in the hallways. I almost went to shut him up! We have stayed here before and will again when we visit the area. Our past stays have been great. Very very nice hotel. Thanks Chris!

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York, NY
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2011

I stayed here with my husband for a family visit and it was a great value (though my uncle got a significantly lower rate from a brochure at a rest stop). The room was a good size and all facilities/amenities were up to date. It was nice to have a microwave and a (spotless) mini fridge. There's also a coffee maker in the room even though coffee and juice are available in the lobby 24/7. The breakfast provides plenty of decent choices (fresh waffles, hard boiled eggs, sausage, english muffins, toast, bagels, donuts, instant oatmeal and grits, cereal and fruit). The location is convenient to all the restaurants and shops in Sarasota and Bradenton and about 15-20 minutes to the beach. Spent most of our time visiting family, but sleeping here was very comfortable. (PS: Skip the Cracker Barrel that's next door - pretty disappointing for breakfast!)

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank michdoll
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UK
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39 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2011

We stayed here recently. It was clean and tidy. There was a restaurant right in front. The price was reasonable. The front desk seemed very busy.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank barry77
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Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Bradenton Gateway Hotel
Address: 2215 Cortez Rd W, Cortez & Highway 41, Bradenton, FL 34207-1245 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Manatee Hotel)
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Bradenton
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Bradenton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Bradenton Gateway Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our modern and upscale hotel is offering a major step up in style and one of the best hotels that Bradenton and Sarasota have to offer. We are located less than three miles from the beautiful Gulf beaches, and just minutes from Long Boat Key and Anna Maria Island. ... more   less 
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