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Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited a friend in Chicago over the weekend and the friend picked the Gateway Inn for us to stay at. When we arrived we thought to ourselves, (being from Nashville and exhausted after the trip), that this may be a bit too quaint and small for our needs. Upon entering the office to check in, we...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am on a strict budget so this motel, while reasonable by today's standards, cost 1/3 again what I normally pay. But needed someplace safe & nice while visiting a relative in a medical facility for several days, so chose to upgrade a little from a lower priced, one-night type institution that can often feel sketchy for a single female...

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Rita O, Owner at Gateway Inn, responded to this review

Wow- I wish all are guests were clones of you!! LOL- we are a "mom and pop" we want everyone to know that too- many customers are unsure about staying at the smaller spots, but with your help hopefully they will give us a chance! Thanks for all your kind comments, you truly understand what we are all about. Yes...

Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Overall the experience was OK. The people on duty were very friendly and responsive. Management needs to get up off their behinds and and improve the breakfast area, the toiletry items in the rooms (stay one night in a Days Inn to get pointers) and make it clear that patrons are to be considerate of guests who sleep normal hours....

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Rita O, Owner at Gateway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, The breakfast area is something we recently added in 2016, its so popular we are expanding it this spring, so thanks for your comments, it helps sell my argument to the husband, who thinks people do not really care about the breakfast. We are always trying to update our small, little inn, and keep up...

Lincoln, Nebraska
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This Inn has good price for us to afford around big city Chicago. Its convenient and comfortable. It is easy to chick in and check out. We cook waffles by ourselves for breakfast and free milk and juice.

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Rita O, Owner at Gateway Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad you took the time to write us a great review.. We are a small Mom and Pop, but we are trying to keep up with the big guys- hense... ( waffles...lol lol) But , we love those waffles too.... We hope you come back to stay real soon.. The staff at the Gateway Inn of Oak...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 13 November 2016

1. Wifi internet did not work in my room: I had to go to the office to get on internet. 2. Room is outdated: the paint is worn off switches and wall plugs. 3.Breakfast is below standard: only supersweet cereals (cheerios etc), milk only on demand 4.I asked for a quiet room, nevertheless my room looked out on the busy...

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Rita O, Owner at Gateway Inn, responded to this review

SO SORRY--- YOUR STAY WAS NOT SO GREAT AFTER YOUR LONG FLIGHT..... WE ARE A SMALL " MOM AND POP" PLACE, WE ARE ALWAYS WORKING ON RENOVATIONS AND UPDATES- We are located on 95th street near the very busy Advocated Christ Hospital- We hope to make our little place a little better every day, so in the future we will...

Lansing
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Pleasant people in a pleasant place who strive to provide a pleasant stay-over experience worthy of your consideration. A down-home place that goes the extra mile for the good of their business and clientelle.

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Rita O, Owner at Gateway Inn, responded to this review

Wow. That has to be one of the best and most truthful reviews we ever had.... Thanks so much for noticing that we are always trying to go that extra mile... We are hoping next year to really remodel the hotel and make it the best it can be.. Thanks so much... Sincerely- Rita and Bob , owners and operators...

Rushville, Illinois
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We didn't expect much when we made a reservation at this motel. We did it mostly for the price and the proximity to the venue where our friend was getting married. When we checked in, we were pleasantly surprised! The bedspread was really cute and there was enough room for a couch in there. The bed was comfy and breakfast...

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Rita O, Owner at Gateway Inn, responded to this review

Wow.. It's so great when people see past the fact we are smaller, and older, but we are cozy....clean ..... and affordable....... So thanks for telling the world , that its a great place to grab some sleep and get a cup of coffee and muffin .... WE SO APPRECIATE YOU GIVING OUR LITTLE SPOT A TRY.... THANKS FOR THE...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Oak Lawn is a ways out of the city center. It is a quiet area in a quiet suburb (although we were told not to go past a certain street in order to stay in a safe area. About the only complaint I had was for the breakfast. It is served in the office area with only minimal seating and...

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Rita O, Owner at Gateway Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to let everyone know what we are really like, The good news is we have recently been approved by our village to expand our lobby - ( which is the current breakfast area) We know its small and and dated. which is why we are making a pretty big renovation, in that area. Please come...

Hampton
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Our room was very clean, but small. The breakfast offered was very limited. The employees were somewhat friendly, however, one of them brought their dog Bob into work and while I was in the lobby, he precisely sprayed the back of my pants! The owner of the dog apologized or acknowledged the incident. Then they tried to tell us that...

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Actually, due to Air Canada error (don't fly Air Canada) we were unable to stay here - but they refunded our reservation deposit without argument. Perhaps someday we can actually enjoy staying as they are very fair people.

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Rita O, Owner at Gateway Inn, responded to this review

So sorry your travel plans got messed up... But thanks big time for taking the time to let the world know --- We are fair ,, and nice, lol people. We all hope to serve you and your family in the future. Sincerely- the entire staff at the Gateway Inn of Oak Lawn..

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family owned and operated, super clean and affordable. Great location near Advocate Hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital, Midway Airport, downtown Chicago, metra station. We offer a free breakfast, HBO, ESPN and more....we are a great stop as a real at-home Mom and Pop inn. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gateway Inn

Address: 4657 W 95th St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453-2529
Region: United States > Illinois > Oak Lawn
Price Range: $128 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Gateway Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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“All rooms have great and free parking”
sullivant, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms face the parking lot & busy street. But I LIKE seeing my car from my room & city noise doesn't disturb my sleep.”
862debrad, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Pleasant people in a pleasant place who strive to provide a pleasant atmosphere worthy of your consideration.”
KENTB551, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you're traveling with a small family or several friends, ask for rooms 8 & 9 (aka "The Penthouse Suite"). You won't be disappointed.”
tomsG459AV, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The room was clean and cool and the housekeeper Crystal was very pleasant and welcoming. The hotel is in an area of lots of very nice small businesses, including restaurants, quiet bars and bakeries, and everything you could want is nearby.”
, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
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