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Best Western Gateway Grand
Ranked #4 of 47 Hotels in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

Stayed at the Best Western Gateway in Gainesville7-9 Feb and it was excellent. The room (suite) was clean and the bed very comfortable. All the staff was very friendly and courteous. Free WiFi and a good selection of cable channels. The continental breakfast was very good and you could purchase an omelet for $3.00. The toppings were almost unlimited making it well worth the price.
I attended a banquet function with approximately 120 people. The food was excellent and hot. There was London broil, salmon, and chicken for main entrees. Each was tasteful, full of flavor, and not over cooked. One of the best meals I’ve had in hotel a buffet.
I plan on staying there the next time I visit Gainesville. In addition I believe our organization will use the Best Western Gateway for our next activity.
Room rate was good at $89 plus tax.
There are also 4 additional restaurants near by.

Room Tip: Higher floor has less noise. Hotel has an elevator. Select the suite.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Ron G, General Manager at Best Western Gateway Grand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2014

Thanks you very much. I will share your comments with our Executive Chef, Justin. He started his career 15 years ago at our hotel. We receive comments quite a bit on the meals his banquet cooks produce. He truly does have a passion for his job and will appreciate your wonderful comments. We hope you will be attending other functions here at the Gateway Grand.

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Reviewed 16 February 2014

For the price, quality and location, this is an excellent choice for a traveler. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. The property is well maintained. The room is clean, spacious, and quite. We ate dinner in the sports bar/restaurant in the hotel1. The salads were fresh and served cold. The grouper fingers were just OK, but the rest of the meal was very good.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

Every aspect of this hotel is top notch. The restaurant on the property is great and carries a good choice of both bar foods and regular meals. We have stayed here four times and will definitely be back again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Gregory B
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

The Gateway Grand is positioned perfectly off I-75 for the southern bound traveler. We were glad for the size of the rooms. The extra space afforded through the seating area is very comfortable and makes the whole experience a lot more pleasant. The hotel is right next to a golf course that provided a wonderful walking opportunity on their cart paths. There were plenty of luggage carts available.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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2  Thank Ed S
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Ron G, General Manager at Best Western Gateway Grand, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2014

Thanks for the wonderful comments. Hope to see you next time you're traveling south or north of I-75. Also, thanks for giving our guests some suggestions on walking areas near the hotel. Ron

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Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

Room was clean, staff was nice and helpful. Nice pool area and breakfast good, made to order omelets for $3.00 otherwise you can make waffle and otherwise normal continental breakfast.
Sports bar hooked on and stays open until midnight also has good food.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Ron G, General Manager at Best Western Gateway Grand, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2014

Take you for the excellent comments. I'm glad to see you were able to take advantage of the continental breakfast and our sports bar. Hope to see you next time your in Gainesville. Ron

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Reviewed 22 January 2014

This is a very nice place to stay with our 70# dog. The room was carpeted so she did not slip on the floors. We were very pleased with our room and our dog slept well too. There is plenty of outdoor space for dogs to walk and do their business. They even provided bags to clean up after our dog. Would recommend this place if you have a dog.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Ron G, General Manager at Best Western Gateway Grand, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2014

Thanks for the comments. Most of the employees have pets and are pet lovers. We try to make it a little easier for someone traveling with a pet. The most odd pet we ever had stay with us was a Cheetah that Jack Hannah had with him to do a presentation at the Santa Fe zoo across the street. Hope to see you again. Ron

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Reviewed 20 January 2014

The two double beds room we had was very small and the bathroom was even smaller. The elevator was dirty when we arrived and was even dirtier when we went down the next day for breakfast. The breakfast room is neat and the choices fine for a quick bite.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ron G, General Manager at Best Western Gateway Grand, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2014

I'm sorry you thought our double rooms are small. On your next visit you may with to rent a king deluxe or king premier room. They are a slightly higher price than the double. Have a great day. Ron

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Address: 4200 NW 97th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606-3742
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Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Gainesville
#3 Green Hotel in Gainesville
#4 Family Hotel in Gainesville
#7 Business Hotel in Gainesville
Price Range: £81 - £311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Gateway Grand 3*
Number of rooms: 152
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