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BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand

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Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for my sisters wedding. My wife and 4 kids. Pool is outdoors, really nice, not too much chlorine and clean, hot tub. Staff is super attentive and nice. Recently updated it seems. Kids liked it. Heard restaurant has great food. We had other plans and didn't eat there. Folks were at the pool calling in orders and staff...

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Vince S, Rooms Division Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review

Congratulations to you and your family! Thank you for making the BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand a part of your special day! I was glad to hear that you were all able to spend some time relaxing out at our beautiful pool deck. With three gazebos providing plenty of shade, a great meal just a phone call away, and lush surroundings,...

Miami, United States
Reviewed 13 March 2016

A little pricier for similar amenities in equal quality hotels in the area. Rather noisy and chaotic breakfast area. Otherwise, excellent service, very comfortable rooms. Very clean all over. Convenient location to activities in Gainesville, especially Santa Fe and NW area.

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Vince S, Rooms Division Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand for your stay. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! I appreciate you sharing your comments on our breakfast area. With the wide variety of breakfast goodies we offer (like our waffle maker, breakfast sandwiches, and fresh oatmeal station) our breakfast is always very popular. While our staff is always there...

Neenah, Wisconsin
Reviewed 10 March 2016

We stopped in Gainesville at Best Western on our way to Naples. It was New Years Eve but we do not party anymore so we enjoyed a quiet dinner at Gators Den Sports Grill which is attached to the hotel. The hotel offered a discount coupon and we could walk so we did. We enjoyed the restaurant and having a...

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Vince S, Rooms Division Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing the BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand for your stay last New Year's Eve! We're so glad we could help you ring in the new year right! I loved your comment about our lottery, I feel the same way every time I walk in. With the high ceilings, large windows that let in plenty of sunlight, and the beautiful...

Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 8 March 2016

My department at UF has been holding our annual research seminar at the Best Western Gateway Grand for 14 years and we've had a wonderful experience every year. The Director of Catering, Jorge Negron, could not be a more customer-focused individual. He ensures that a stressful day goes smoothly. Also, the catering and catering staff have improved over the years....

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Vince S, Rooms Division Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review

Thank you for making the BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand a part of your event for the last 14 years! It means so much to us that you would come back year after year, and we are truly grateful for your loyalty. Our food and beverage staff work hard to make sure all of our events go off without a hitch;...

Westerville, Ohio
Reviewed 2 March 2016

My son just got married this past weekend. We used this hotel for both the rehearsal dinner and the reception. Everyone was exceptionally accommodating. Mark one of the banquet set up managers even went out of his way to accommodate my friends after the rehearsal dinner. Without exception all of our family and friends who mad the trip for the...

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Vince S, Rooms Division Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review

Congratulations to you and your family on the wonderful occasion! Thanks for making the BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand a part of the festivities. Our banquet staff want your friends and family to make memories that will last a lifetime, so they always go above and beyond to make sure your event is perfect. You'll always find delicious food, a beautiful...

Thomson, United States
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Will be going back to this area and this is where I plan to make my home away from home. Great staff and Great room service. Awesome Breakfast and pool area. Close to highway and lots to do in the area.

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Vince S, Rooms Division Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on the BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand! It's an honor to know that we're your new hotel of choice in Gainesville. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time out by the pool! We can't wait for spring and summer to arrive so everyone can enjoy our beautiful pool deck. With three gazebos, plenty of lounge chairs,...

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 23 February 2016

The First Commandment of hotel travel is, unless you have a tassel in the graduating class, never book a room in a college town; a motel there doesn't have a chance against the party crowd that leaves the rooms as trashed as their war zones at home. Of course, this only occurred to me too late when I was already...

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Vince S, Rooms Division Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review

Wow, I am speechless! Thank you so much for the extremely kind words. We've had our whole team read your review and everyone is delighted at how much you enjoyed your stay at the BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand! You've really said it all, so let me once more say "Thanks!" We eagerly await your next visit!

Naples, Florida
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night along with our two dogs in a trip from South Florida to Georgia. This hotel was clean, comfortable and quiet and perhaps one of the nicest pet-friendly hotels we've ever stayed in. The bed was particularly comfortable, as though the mattress had been newly replaced, and we enjoyed a great night's sleep. The continental...

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Vince S, Rooms Division Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience of the BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand! We're so glad your dogs enjoyed their stay! We have recently updated the bedding in all of our rooms, so it's great to see how comfortable you found your bed! Thank you for your feedback on our continental breakfast. We typically do carry fruit as a part of...

Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night while traveling home. Very attractive property. Has very nice pool area. Well decorated rooms. Spacious hallways and lobby was very quiet in room. In a nice peaceful area near interstate. Had wall thermostat (a plus! )Reasonable price for what is close to an upscale hotel. A couple minor negatives, no express checkout seems odd for a 152...

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Vince S, Rooms Division Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand for your stay in Gainesville! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! Our staff works hard to keep our grounds and interior beautiful and they will be pleased to know it made a difference to you. We do have an express check-out option where your receipt is e-mailed directly to you,...

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Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Stayed here a college visit to University of Florida with my daughter. Easy on and off 75. Close to college. Friendly staff. Restaurant on premises. Close to Publix and Walgreens. Clean hotel. I would recommend if in the Gainesville area.

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Vince S, Rooms Division Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review

Thank you for making the BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand a part of your college visit! We're lucky to be located just 15 minutes from the University of Florida and less than 5 minutes away from the Santa Fe College. And if you're looking for a great meal, we've got Italian, BBQ, Mexican, seafood, and more all within a few minutes...

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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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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Microwave
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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 Northwest 97th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32606-3742
Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range: $169 - $329 (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 Green Hotel in Gainesville
#3 Romantic Hotel in Gainesville
#4 Family Hotel in Gainesville
#7 Business Hotel in Gainesville
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“Presidential suite. Has two separate bedrooms separated by a living room and a large balcony overlooking the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles PamsPicks13, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“For a quieter room, ask for a room away from the lobby. Pool side seemed nice.”
 of 5 bubbles aeweller09, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“all rooms are great.....tried them all.....Well, most of them.”
 of 5 bubbles DBRX, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We have a dog and got a 1st floor room with easy access to the outside.”
 of 5 bubbles rgbres, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask to face the pool. Jacuzzi suite is wonderful!”
 of 5 bubbles joels943, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
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