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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 7 August 2013

We had to stay here because we were traveling with our pet and there was no other option which was close to Universal. The property is old and dated. I felt like I was in a bad dream in Reno! But As some of the earlier reviewers have said, the staff are great but housekeeping is going to need some...

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Tampa, United States
Reviewed 5 August 2013

We stayed here with our dog overnight to be close to Universal. You definitely get what you pay for at $73 a night. THe staff was great, however the hotel is old, with lift carpet and loud kids everywhere. Never again.

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2Thank Katrina P
Newcastle
Reviewed 1 August 2013 via mobile

We have just returned from staying at this hotel four of us in our party myself two sons and my friend. To say it in a few sentences couldn't be done. We've enjoyed every moment of our stay at the best Western getaway all the staff went out of there way to make our stay extremely enjoyable. The rooms were...

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4Thank slinkydi2004
Missouri
Reviewed 31 July 2013

We got (what I think) a good deal from priceline. We booked two rooms and got connecting rooms. The hotel was a little aged but clean and got all basic stuffs that we needed. We were out all day, and just used the room for sleeping. The location was good, only few min. away to Int'l Dr., we didn't mind...

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3Thank Nonchalante
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Booked as part of the Universal Orlando Holiday Reservations. Enjoyed a great 3 night stay here in early June. Very prompt and attentive service at reception desk and extremely helpful advice with regards to the parks. The room was spacious and well equipped - more than enough room for 2 travelers but I imagine that there would be plenty for...

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3Thank rightbackgranty
Lafayette, Louisiana
Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

Very good place to stay with family when experiencing attractions in the area. Pros -Restaurant service was great. Front desk was knowledgeable. Rooms are a bit dated, but the extra sink outside the bathroom is a plus. 1 con - elevators need work.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

This was our second time staying at this hotel. We picked it again because we had such a great experience the first time. It is very clean and comfortable. The staff was always eager to help and housekeeping did a great job as well. You have to have yoyr room key to get in the hotel from the pool and...

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Not even up to the standards of a regular Best Western. A $3.50 resort fee despite being pre-paid. A $50 hold for incidentals, no breakfast, no wifi Small and uncomfortable beds... Decent location if your going to Universal, or the water park, but not if your just passing through.

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Woking
Reviewed 26 July 2013

Ok - so you get what you pay for... it was £45.00 per night. We were booked for 15 nights. The first room (536) was grubby, threadbare carpet and generally in a poor state of repair. We were too tired to move after we had checked in and unpacked. After speaking with reception, the next morning we were upgraded to...

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 21 July 2013

We made our second visit to Best Western Gateway plus. Found it to be very good again. Our last visit was in 2011. My grandson loved the pool and made friends from England. A member of the staff found us a great upgrade when we arrived early due to our flight. The hotel has a great location, a mile from...

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Bill J, General Manager at Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our hotel near Universal Studios. We are all pleased that you enjoyed your second visit with us as much as the first and I was happy to see that our front office staff was able to get you upon your early arrival! Once again, thank you for your review and we hope to see...

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Stay at this stylish Orlando, Florida hotel situated close to SeaWorld(R), Universal Studios(R) and the Disney(R) Theme Parks. Welcome to the Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel, the "Gateway to Orlando Attractions" in Central Florida. This full-service hotel offers the best in customer service for both business and leisure travelers. Guests will be minutes from Universal Studios, the Islands of Adventure theme park and the Hard Rock Amphitheatre where visitors can enjoy local concerts. Each well-appointed guest room and suite at this Orlando hotel features cable satellite television with HBO(R) and free high-speed Internet access. Hotel guests will find great dining onsite at the hotel's restaurant or cocktail lounge. The hotel is also ideal for group travel with full-business services and meeting facilities, perfect for conferences, family reunions and other events. The Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel also features a fitness center, guest laundry and tennis and basketball courts. Guests staying at the Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel will be less than ten miles from local attractions such as the Walt Disney World Resort and Theme Parks, SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and Disney's the Wide World of Sports. Corporate travelers staying at this Florida hotel will be close to the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center, Coleman Aerospace, L-3 Communications and Lockheed Martine Missiles and Fore Control. Hotel guests will also enjoy sky diving at the indoor Sky Venture, less than one mile away.The Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel is proud to offer superior customer service and a convenient location in Orlando. Make a reservation today and save! ... more   less 

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Address: 7299 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando > Florida Center
Price Range: £62 - £146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 297
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Also Known As:
Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel Florida
Clarion Orlando
Clarion Hotel Universal
Orlando Clarion
Hotel Style:
#30 Best Value Hotel in Orlando
#122 Family Hotel in Orlando
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“Room always clean, Fresh towels every day. House keeping top of the line.”
 of 5 bubbles Military1623, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Check out toilet before you unpack. Be careful entering lobby as guests drive like maniacs.”
 of 5 bubbles notjudgemental1, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I was on first floor”
 of 5 bubbles conairs2, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you have to stay here, make the most of it and at least get a balcony. Take your own snacks and drinks.”
 of 5 bubbles suzannew597, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for 8th floor, it is very quiet, not all elevators go to the 8th floor. Splurge for a suite.”
 of 5 bubbles 327donr, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
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