Stayed for 3 nights. All in all a nice place to stay but there is nothing to do in the area in forms of entertainment. No Pool. No fitness area. They do provide continental breakfast of the limited variety. Small place in quiet neighborhood on a main street. Very close to airport. Choose this location for that reason and that they offer free parking. Check out parking at other locations and you can pay upwards of $30 a night....Really? Gateway gives you the feel of security with parking and lobby. Fenced in parking right under hotel. Actually parking is on street level and room floors begin at 2. Limited parking spaces and some are tight to get into. We had a Chevy Tahoe and didn't feel comfortable maneuvering into parking spot but Hotel offers a few spaces located behind fenced in area in alley way but at no time did we feel unsafe about parking there. Neighborhood seems clean and very welcoming. To get to rooms you have to enter in through small lobby and take elevator up to room floors. So you will be seen by desk attendant. Only 2 floors.
Rooms are just that. Nice enough and mostly quiet. Loud toilet flush. And though our room was facing a side street we heard no traffic noise. But we did have a gas station/car wash on our side and when the air dryer for the car wash gets activated that alone was enough to wake the dead. But the station/car wash is only open during business hours. Beds were on the hard side. Room had micro and fridge.
Rooms could use some TLC...Paint touch up(walls had numerous nicks and scuff marks and steel bathroom door frame had lots of rust).
The tub in the bathroom is set higher than floor level so you need to step up into tub but coming out is quite a step down so if you are not use to it, it can take you by surprise and you may as we did almost fall out as you step down for the floor.
Nice enough neighborhood that wife and I went on a 3 mile walk and enjoyed ourselves. A block away is a business street with a Starbucks and numerous stores and eateries of many different ethnic choices. A Walgreens is 3 blocks away and a IHOP is 2 blocks away as is a Wendys (I must say we ate there on the night we checked in late and I had the best cheeseburger I ever had from a Wendys. It was so fresh and juicy...Yum)
Freeway access is near but not of your On/Off variety. Drive to San Fran is 20min. So bottom line is nice hotel for the money with free parking, friendly staff and nice location.
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