Gateway Motel

Gateway Motel

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RabePaul wrote a review Aug 2007
Philadelphia, PA918 contributions198 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The Gateway Motel is near the northside exit off Hiway 33. If you are coming from the south, you must get on the south exit, head north on Hiway 512, then veer off Hiway 512 towards this north exit.

The motel is only a couple hundred meters from the Appalachian Trail, which is the reason I chose it while hiking that path. However, it is far from anything else. The town has several services, but all are over a kilometer from the motel.

The motel welcomes AT hikers, and even keeps cards and photos from hikers at the check-in area.

My room cost $60 per night. It included air conditioning, refrigerator, microwave oven, full bath, phone, and cable TV with about 75 channels. It did not have a clock or a radio. There was no deadbolt lock on the door.

When I phoned to make a reservation, there was no provision made for guaranteeing the room other than asking for my credit card. When I showed up, I had no way to prove I had made the reservation. However, the motel did not seem like one that would often have no vacancies.

I feared that a motel so close to a major highway would be noisy all night, but this was not a problem for me.

The staff was courteous and professional, both when making the reservation and at check-in.
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nehiker wrote a review Jul 2010
nehiker45 contributions21 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a small old hotel. It looks like they have replaced the ceiling tiles, but just about everything else does not look shiny, let's say. The bath tub had stains. They do not really have non-smoking rooms, just an air refreshener in each room. As the first reviewer said, the rooms have a microwave, a fridge, and a A/C (and the A/C worked). Ours cost $70, with no breakfast (which is pretty high for the area). The noise is indeed not a problem. The owner and his kids are very nice; I wish they would freshen up the motel a little.

The only reason I can see to stay there is for day-hiking the Appalachian Trail. It is 15 miles to Delaware Water Gap and about 20 miles to Lehigh Gap (roughly 1.5 miles more currently because of a relocation at the superfund cite, all in the open; bring LOTS of water if it is hot). These 35 miles are pretty doable in 2 days with a day pack. For through hikers though, DWG is a more convenient place to re-supply (everything within 10 minutes of the trail).
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Date of stay: July 2010
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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BradHurley wrote a review Oct 2018
Hartford, CT108 contributions36 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I've stayed in low-end places before and have been satisfied because I got what I paid for. But here I got much less than I paid for, and that might have even been true if I'd paid half.

Where to begin? It's kind of like shooting fish in a barrel.

Inside the room -- I had seen the reviews saying that management has recently renovated the rooms. All I can say is that if you were given a picture of my room and were asked whether you thought this was a "BEFORE" picture or an "AFTER" picture, you would have definitely picked BEFORE. My favorites were the missing shower control that was replaced by a pair of pliers, and the massive stains on the carpeting, and the hole in the ceiling over the bed. I needed to help the staff move a fold-out sofa that was blocking the path to the rest of the room. At least I was given a guided tour about where to avoid banging my shins into exposed bedframes.

Outside the room -- I arrived at night so I missed the full effect. But there was a vacuum cleaner parked right in front of the room door, that I had to move out of the way before I could get in. In the morning, though, I was able to see the huge pile of used mattresses, cigarette butts, and empty beer cans. Lovely.

Check In -- The odd thing about check in was the strange procedures for Internet access. I got the WiFi password no problem, which I was able to use no problem, but the staff required me to log in to the network using all my devices (my phone, my laptop) before I could complete check-in. This process lasted about 15 minutes as I was asked for the device names on my devices, and the IP addresses. Ultimately, they gave up trying to identify my devices, and I still have no idea what they were trying to accomplish
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Date of stay: October 2018
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Rooms at other hotels are probably better
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Donna Lynn M wrote a review Jul 2022
Dallas, Texas32 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I’m an Appalachian Trail hiker. I stayed here to take a shower, charge my phone, and give my feet a break from all the rocks on the trail. This place is a little pricey, $100/night, but everything works well — refrigerator in room was cold, AC worked great, hot water was scalding, bed was comfortable, & there was good water pressure. Plus the owner offered to wash my nasty, dirty, smelly, hiker clothes for free. He said he does laundry for any hiker staying here. This is not a Marriott or Hilton quality hotel, it is pretty much bare bones, but I would stay here again. Owner is super friendly. Restaurants & a convenience store are a mile away. I walked it and it wasn’t bad.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Jim wrote a review Oct 2022
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Pulled un parking lot and dumpster over flowing and trash scattered.
Property was old and run down.
People living their and some sitting outside.
Very sketchy.
Had to knock on a hotel room door for manager.
He wasn't sure if he had a room, he took us to a room that was filthy and said come back in a few hours and he will clean room.
He wouldn't give a rate for a room, but mentioned can only have the room for 1 night.

Stay far-away from this place and ignore the reviews.
I went there due to the good reviews online.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rob S wrote a review Aug 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely disgusting. At first the manager took my money yet put another person in the room I paid ahead for. He tried to then scam a family member for more money for a room for me, but yet still never gave me a room. He told me to stay in a camper in parking lot. Then he made it so I had to pay him a fee for electric but then refused to keep it on. When I became upset he called cops on me and put my parenting skills down because I was upset that he was doing this to my kids!!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: SATISH (MANAGER) APPROACHED ME IN HIS BOXERS, SANDALS AND A DRESS SHIRT. ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING HE...
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MountainMan87 wrote a review Jun 2011
Wind Gap, Pennsylvania5 contributions19 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The Bed was WET!!!!! The room had trash everywhere, in the drawers, in the cabinets, in the desk, under the sink. The pillow did not have a case and it was yellow. the blanket, top sheets, and comforter look like there have never been washed. The room smelled like an ash tray. The front desk, claimed there were no other rooms available, which was a lie. Unless everyone staying there walked and keep there room lights off and she said the A/C I turned on made the bed wet... How is that possible someone peed in this bed of spilled something. I was refused a refund as well. Hopefully these rooms will remain empty and they will go out of business!!!!!!!
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Date of stay: June 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Stay somewhere else.
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oliviapulley wrote a review May 2011
Tokyo167 contributions113 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sitting in most disgusting hotel I've ever stayed in. Ceiling falling in, toilet, carpet absolutely nasty. Old Chinese food in fridge. Sweet people w shuttle to town for $3 each.$70 is outrageous for this place.
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Date of stay: May 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Hiker L wrote a review Jul 2018
6 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I don’t normally post reviews, but my friends went to another hotel in town and switched to 3 different rooms before asking for their money back because it was so bad. They went there because of the old bad reviews for the Gateway. The Gateway hotel has been totally renovated: new windows and doors, new furniture and mattresses, new tv and fridge, new floors, new bathroom tub and fixtures, and fresh paint. The manager is a wonderful man, very friendly and even offered us cold water bottles when we walked in the office because it was so hot out. He will go out of his way to offer hospitality, especially to hikers. It is walking distance to the Appalachian Trail and also walkable into town. It’s right near a highway off ramp, but I couldn’t hear any traffic with the windows closed. There were no shady characters and I felt very comfortable staying here. I definitely recommend this place!
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Tom M wrote a review May 2018
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is fine. Nice and clean and looks like everything has been totally renovated.
Nice guy running it too super helpful and friendly.
Shortish walk to shops and about 2 mins from Appalachian trail.
Def hiker friendly.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gateway Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Gateway Motel?
Nearby attractions include Jacobsburg State Park (7.9 km), Mazezilla (2.7 km), and Blue Ridge Flea Market (1.8 km).
Is parking available at Gateway Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gateway Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Beck's Land & Sea House, Sal's Pizza, and Detzi's Tavern.
Are there any historical sites close to Gateway Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Jacobsburg-Boulton Historic Site (9.7 km).
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