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Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel

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Reviewed 8 July 2015

Great hotel. Great location(close to every thing) It is right next to Wet and Wild and a 10-15 minute bus ride to Universal. The hot tubs were hot, clean, and secluded. The pool was nice. Didn't pay the extra money to have the breakfast but they have a grab and go place also on site. Good food near by. If...

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Bill J, General Manager at Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ashley, I appreciate you taking the time to review our hotel. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had the time to enjoy our pool and hot tubs which are a great place to relax after spending all day in the long lines and hot sun. Again, thank you for your...

Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Best hotel for the money in the area. Read some bad reviews on this hotel but I don't honestly see what all of the fuss is about. The staff is super friendly and always pointing people in the right direction. It's conveniently located close to Universal, and they have a complimentary shuttle. Even if you miss the shuttle, it's about...

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Bill J, General Manager at Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JasonandKrystal, Thank you for your review. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff was friendly and helpful! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Bill Jones, CHA General Manager

Las Vegas, United States
Reviewed 7 July 2015

I chose this property because of the discounted price and deals with Universal Orlando. I didn't expect a luxury hotel, just a clean bed and shower. It met that requirement, but nothing more. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Though I have never had so many problems to report. TV remote had to be replaced, hot water didn't work...

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Bill J, General Manager at Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Robin, I was happy to read that our staff was able to overcome the issues that you encountered and that you would stay with us again in the future. We will certainly follow up on the issues you encountered, tighten up our processes and make sure that they are avoided in the future. Thank you for your review and...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 6 July 2015

This is the hotel to choose. From the great staff that caters to their guests to the cleanliness of the rooms. I will choose this hotel for my next trip. Their pool is great with a shady spot to lounge and they have 2 hot tubs! Great place at an affordable price.

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Bill J, General Manager at Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Hotel8888, Thank you for your review of our hotel. I was delighted to see that you really enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff service stood out for you. Our goal is to provide clean, comfortable, safe and affordable accommodations while providing superior customer service to all of our guests. We hope to see you soon. Sincerely,...

Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

I had a good time here, all the employees are really kind. There's a bar with some craft beers on tap, a pool, a gym, and a mini grocery store (don't need to worry about running out of deodorant or toothpaste 😉). It's close to Universal Studios, Walgreens, and the "all you need is here" International Drive. But i gotta...

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Bill J, General Manager at Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tiago L., Thank you for your review. I was happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are a non-smoking hotel and any guests who decide to smoke in their rooms are charged a $250 cleaning fee. I apologize that you encountered this during your stay, I do know that two rooms were charged this past...

Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

We love this place! Really close to universal studios and Island of adventure. When we come back to florida we will be staying here for sure. Very clean rooms and nice staff. Nice pool to set by to relax

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Bill J, General Manager at Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bloodsy, As a hotelier, it is nice to see a frequent reviewer on TripAdvisor compliment your property. I was pleased to read that you loved our hotel and that you will be returning to us the next time you visit Orlando. Again, thank you for your review and we hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Bill Jones, CHA...

West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

I actually booked this reservation through Priceline's Express Deals for a great price. I've used this service numerous times in the past and have been very lucky to get 4-star hotels at 3-star prices. If you are not familiar with Express Deals it gives you several hotels by location along with it's star rating and a price per night rate....

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Bill J, General Manager at Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Milole, Thank you for your review. I am glad that we didn't disappoint and that you had a great time while visiting Universal Studios. I appreciate you mentioning our staff by name and I will make sure that I reach out to each one letting them know that they made a difference in your stay. Congratulations on your wedding...

Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 29 June 2015

We didn't get fresh cups every day. We had to call the front desk, and they said they would send some up, they never did. Toilet paper ran low so my mom had to take one off the cart. The air conditioner was broken.

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Bill J, General Manager at Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ann S., I certainly apologize that our usual standards were not met during your stay with us. I will pass your comments on to our housekeeping and front desk staffs so that we can make improvements where needed. Again, I apologize for any inconveniences and do hope that when you are in the area again that you will give...

Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

This is a very nice hotel to stay in for it's proximity to Universal Studios. Very convenient to local restaurants and outlet mall for shopping. Right across the street from Wet & Wild. Hotel room was clean and recently renovated. Beds were very comfortable. Parking was plenty.

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Bill J, General Manager at Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jeerem V. Than you for your review, I was glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are renovating our property and that is ongoing. Our furniture samples will arrive shortly and we will continue to add value to our hotel. Again, thank you for your review and we hope to see you again in the...

Naples, United States
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Restaurant has a very limited menu. Other restaurants available within walking distance about a 15 mins. walk or by taxi. The rooms are clean and excellent shuttle bus for transportation to the parks.

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Bill J, General Manager at Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Faust, Thank you for your review. I am glad that you found our rooms comfortable and clean. We certainly hope you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Bill Jones, CHA General Manager

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Banquet Room
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay at this stylish Orlando, Florida hotel situated close to SeaWorld(R), Universal Studios(R) and the Disney(R) Theme Parks. Welcome to the Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel, the "Gateway to Orlando Attractions" in Central Florida. This full-service hotel offers the best in customer service for both business and leisure travelers. Guests will be minutes from Universal Studios, the Islands of Adventure theme park and the Hard Rock Amphitheatre where visitors can enjoy local concerts. Each well-appointed guest room and suite at this Orlando hotel features cable satellite television with HBO(R) and free high-speed Internet access. Hotel guests will find great dining onsite at the hotel's restaurant or cocktail lounge. The hotel is also ideal for group travel with full-business services and meeting facilities, perfect for conferences, family reunions and other events. The Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel also features a fitness center, guest laundry and tennis and basketball courts. Guests staying at the Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel will be less than ten miles from local attractions such as the Walt Disney World Resort and Theme Parks, SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and Disney's the Wide World of Sports. Corporate travelers staying at this Florida hotel will be close to the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center, Coleman Aerospace, L-3 Communications and Lockheed Martine Missiles and Fore Control. Hotel guests will also enjoy sky diving at the indoor Sky Venture, less than one mile away.The Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel is proud to offer superior customer service and a convenient location in Orlando. Make a reservation today and save! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel

Address: 7299 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando > Florida Center
Price Range: RM348 - RM757 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 297
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Also Known As:
Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel Florida
Clarion Orlando
Clarion Hotel Universal
Orlando Clarion
Hotel Style:
#24 Best Value Hotel in Orlando
#122 Family Hotel in Orlando
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“Room always clean, Fresh towels every day. House keeping top of the line.”
Military1623, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Check out toilet before you unpack. Be careful entering lobby as guests drive like maniacs.”
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“I was on first floor”
conairs2, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you have to stay here, make the most of it and at least get a balcony. Take your own snacks and drinks.”
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“Ask for 8th floor, it is very quiet, not all elevators go to the 8th floor. Splurge for a suite.”
327donr, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
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