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BEST WESTERN PLUS Bradenton Gateway Hotel
Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Bradenton
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Boone, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

Very clean, wonderful atmosphere. Quiet and classy. Only wish is were a bit cheaper. Otherwise a great place! Staff very friendly and when we got lost, lead us right back in. Would stay again if not for the high price.

Room Tip: We had Rm 117, very pretty, huge bathrooms, 2 queen sized bed. Pets Ok for a $15 fee.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

Staff is great. Rooms a bit small but clean. Location was convenient but a bit sketchy. We were approached by a man the moment we pulled in with some con about his car and needing $15-$20 to fix it at 8:45 at night. The next day he was at it again (he didn't seem to remember us from the night before). At first, I felt guilty not helping him since his story sounded suspicious. I was glad we didn't fall for it. I mentioned it to hotel staff, but its not really their responsibility. Just a weird note to begin our vacation on.

  • Stayed April 2013
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bradenton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

This hotel is well above most of the others in this town. It is very comparable to hamptons and Hiltons. I was shocked when i read nothing special. I am a gold certified service auditor and live in Bradenton. My husband and I come hear quite often to get away and I trust them with my family members when they are in need of a place to stay. The staff has always been absolutely amazing and the atmosphere is excellant. Pleas i encourage you to tell any of them your concerns, they will correct most of them. V. Horton

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

Everything you expect from a mid-range chain hotel: clean, comfortable, safe (although there wasn't one in our room - instead there was a microwave hidden away in the place where we thought the safe might be) and moderately priced. Breakfast was a little better than average and there are plenty of eating options within walking distance. One shortcoming for us was that the windows were sealed and unless we left the air-con fan running the room air felt stale. However even the front the rooms are very quiet as the hotel is well away from busy Cortez Road. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Camden, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

This is our third stay for six nights. The property is well located, affordable, clean, and safe. You can be at the beach, IS 75, or downtown Sarasota in 15 minutes. It sits behind a Cracker Barrel which is convenient however the hotel has a nice free breakfast. The staff led by Manager, Chris Sears, is personable and very accommodating. We will continue to make this hotel our destination every year! We view this hotel as incredibly well managed which is rare these days!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

After a few days in the Best Western last spring, my wife and I returned this year and stayed for a week. Our room was spotless; the bed was comfortable, and the service was alway pleasant and helpful. The good breakfast gave us a good start for each new day, and in the afternoon when we had a little time to spare, we quite enjoyed lounging and swimming in the outdoor pool.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Bradenton Gateway Hotel

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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