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BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gary the shuttle van driver made my stay here much more convenient as Uber and cabs in Gainesville can be a long wait in tje AMs. The airport is a short 20 minute ride away. Hotel could use an upgrade in the fitness room. We always super appreciate a rack of free weights/dumbells in a hotel fitness facility. Staff here...

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Brian W, Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us during your recent trip. I will pass along your appreciation to Gary. Thanks for your suggestion regarding the free weights in the fitness center, we appreciate when guests take time to offer helpful suggestions. I will also pass along the nice comments about our staff and breakfast - nothing brightens up their day like...

Ajax, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this hotel at the last moment. What a surprise and a gem. We had a h-u-g-e room with a king size bed and separate seating area. Very clean and quiet. The staff were friendly. Check in was easy. The breakfast was delicious. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for really good and well priced accommodations....

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Brian W, Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review

Wow, what a nice review! Thank you for all the positive comments and compliments. The breakfast has recently been expanded to include items for most any dietary need. Our friendly and welcoming front desk staff set the tone for great stay. We hope that you will stay with us again in the future. We appreciate you choosing our hotel!

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our RV broke down on our way home so we were stranded here for 3 nights and it was way beyond our expectations. The people were SO incredibly kind and accommodating. Their pool was great for the kids, breakfast every morning was so nice and helpful. I would highly recommend !!

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Brian W, Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review

I'm so happy that we were able to help you in your time of need. Thank you for all your compliments regarding the staff and the facilities at the Gateway Grand. We appreciate your recommendation to other travelers. I hope that you make it home safely and when you have occasion to come through Gainesville again, you will be able...

Elkhart, Indiana
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shouldn't have animals located around guest, not all people like barking dogs. I will defiantly look for that when booking in the future. I was a national sales manager and this was the first time I've ever been woke up by a barking dog in forty years.

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Brian W, Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review

Apologies for the barking dogs that you encountered during your stay. We take extra precautions at check in notifying guests with pets of our noise rules and penalties. Once someone contacts the front desk, we immediately call the guest with the pet and make them aware of the noise disturbance. Again, we are sorry this disrupted your stay. Thank you...

Bonita Springs, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here primarily because we have a dog--found this to be one of the best hotels we have EVER stayed at. Room was very clean and large. Had room service because of pet--only a $3.00 fee and food was excellent. Friendly staff both at check in and in the morning of checkout--Bob was very thankful for our positive comments.

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Brian W, Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review

We have lots of guests that choose our hotel because we are so pet friendly. We usually are able to get you on the 1st floor near our huge dog walk area. I'm glad you enjoyed your meal from the Gators Den, we receive many compliments about the food. Bob is amazing, isn't he? He makes every guest feel like...

Lecanto, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been coming here almost every weekend for several months and have never had a problem or complaint. All staff are friendly and very helpful. Before coming here I stayed at the Best Western in Apalachicola once a month for 1 1/2 years. Very satisfied there too.

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Brian W, Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! It is so nice of you to take the time to compliment the hotel and our employees. Our staff makes every effort to exceed your expectations on each and every visit. We appreciate that you choose our hotel for your weekly visits and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Southeast Georgia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time staying at this hotel. It looked like an older hotel. It was very pretty and nicely decorated for the holidays. The check-in was very nice. There were plenty of employees working. The lobby was gorgeous. They even offered me a snack out of a basket of goodies since I'm a rewards member. The hallways were...

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Brian W, Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our hotel. We are very happy that all your needs were met and exceeded. It is very nice when guests take time to tell others about how beautifully decorated out lobby is over the Christmas season. We have recently upgraded all of the furniture in the lobby and the breakfast area. Our front desk staff does...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time here while traveling through! Nice clean well maintained property. Room clean and quiet. Staff nice and concerned that you have a nice stay! Easy access from interstate. Be aware that they have a restaurant attached to the hotel and also do banquets, party's, etc! Can be crowded through the evening and hard to park. Breakfast this time was...

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Brian W, Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review

We really appreciate your return visit! Thank you for choosing to stay with us again while traveling through Gainesville. It's extra nice of you to mention our staff, we all strive to outperform your expectations. We try and make sure every guest is welcomed in a caring and concerned manner. We offer omelets by one of our breakfast chefs that...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I always stay here when visiting Gainesville. Lovely hotel with great staff. Very pet friendly facility and lots of room to walk and play with your pets. We love the Gator Grill. The food is delicious and service is always spot-on. The complimentary breakfast is varied and fresh with a made-to-order egg bar. Pool area is so...

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Brian W, Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review

It's great that you choose to stay with us when visiting Gainesville each time! Thank you for returning again and again. The Gators Den is a great place, isn't it? With a TV at every table, you can watch exactly the game or event you like. Your compliments inspire our staff to keep performing at the warm and welcoming level...

Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone was kind, very efficient. I especially appreciated the thoughtfulness of shuttle drivers Mike Mac and Brian. The housekeeping staff are really wonderful. The location was convenient to the highway. Thanks!

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Brian W, Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review

Excellent to hear that you had such a great visit with us! Mike and Brian make every van passenger feel special, we are fortunate to have them on staff. We appreciate you taking the time to compliment the housekeeping staff - they work extra hard to make sure each guest's visit is a pleasant one.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand

Address: 4200 NW 97th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606-3742
Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range: $157 - $249 (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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Also Known As:
Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel Gainesville
Best Western Hotel Gainesville
Best Western Gainesville
Gainesville Best Western
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Gainesville
#3 Green Hotel in Gainesville
#4 Family Hotel in Gainesville
#7 Business Hotel in Gainesville
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