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halifax, ns
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Submitting this very late from a trip in 2013. This wasn't a bad hotel. It was in a very quiet location just of I-drive without being in the midst of the craziness. Pretty much directly across from Wet n Wild; it was nice just to be able to walk there for a day. The rooms are nothing special, very basic... More 

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

Dear Nslass, Thank you for your review. It was in 2013 that you stayed with us and so many things have changes. We have completely upgraded our lobby, changes all of our drapes, sheers, bedding and replaced all of the carpet in our rooms and corridors. We have also replaced all of our pool furniture and are in the process... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

Back in october, my fiancé , his siblings and I stayed here. We had a great time. We walked to universal studios since it was so close to us. Now, the only down fall was the staff. At 1st they were a little stuck up but as the night went on they got nicer. The 1st time using our room... More 

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

Dear Yessenia, I appreceiat you taking the time to leave us some feedback after your October stay with us. I certainly apologize for the issues you encountered during your stay. I will pass your comments on to the rest of our departments so that they can take a look at their procedures and make any changes that need to be... More 

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2015

This was our second time staying at a Best Western and both times were so impressed by the staff, amenities and quality of the room & property. I've stayed in 5-star hotels that din't come close to our GRET experience we had at Best Western. We are now loyal customers!

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

Dear Timm, Glad to see that we were able to help bring you over to Best Western! Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Bill Jones, CHA General Manger More 

Tampa, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay and will definitely return again. The staff was great, location fantastic, everything was clean and tidy. The breakfast, while not free, was very good and worth it!

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2 Thank Caitlin A
Bill J, General Manager at Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Caitlin, I was glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again in the near future. Sincerely, Bill Jones, CHA General Manager More 

Ventura, California
1 review
Reviewed 28 April 2015

I am from California and I had reservations for 4 days here while on a pleasure trip to watch my daughter compete in The Cheer leading Worlds Championship in Orlando.During my layover in Atlanta, i lost my credit card. I arrived at the hotel and realized I had no credit card to check in! The first staff member to help... More 

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

Dear Tamara, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I was glad to see that our staff was able to make things easier for you during your stay. There are so many things that can go wrong while traveling and we certainly don't want to be part of any problems. I will let Orlando, Teena, Diana and... More 

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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2015

Clean rooms and very close to Universal attractions. We arrived early at 2ish and the lady at the front desk was nice enough to check us in without any extra charge. The rooms were clean, parking was ample, pool was nice and there was good wifi - was able to stream an episode of Game of thrones on HBO Now.... More 

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

Dear Romil, Thank you for your review. I was glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you would recommend us to others. I will pass your comments on to our staff and we hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Bill Jones, CHA General Manager More 

Arvada, Colorado
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2015

This hotel is very close to Universal Studios with a free shuttle service. It is an excellent place to stay with a large heated swimming pool and two hot tubs of different temperatures. The pool area is really lovely with a covered sitting area, rest rooms and bar. The rooms are adequate, the lobby area large and comfortable. I would... More 

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

Dear Michelle, Thank you for your review! I do appreciate the comments and I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Bill Jones, CHA General Manager More 

1 review
Reviewed 24 April 2015

Large pool, two whirlpools, fitness center, walking distance to lots of attractions, restrauants and shops including Wet N Wild, Universal Studios (about a mile or so). Comfortable room and friendly staff. Have stayed there many times and will again.

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

Dear Jeff M., Thank you for leaving us feedback regarding your recent trip to our hotel. We certainly appreciate your business and love that fact that you have stayed with us on many occasions. Please feel free to ask for me during your next stay with us, I'd love to say hello. Again, thank you for your review and we... More 

north port, United States
1 review
Reviewed 24 April 2015

bath room door handle was broken when you went into bathroom and closed the door you could not get out , this is a dangerous situation someone could get stuck in the bathroom till the maid service came the next day.

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

Dear Dennis, Thank you for bringing the matter to our attention. I have passed your message on and we will inspect the bathroom door hardware in each room to make sure they are working correctly, We hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely, Bill Jones, CHA General Manager More 

Tallahassee, Florida
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Stayed 3 nights. Pros: Nice Beds Clean room upon arrival Convenient to local attractions Mostly Quiet Breakfast is great but should be included in price of room not extra Internet was not bad, little spotty Cons: A/C unit controls are broken, I had to guess what setting it was on. My room was never cleaned during my stay. There were... More 

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

Dear Cody, I do appreciate you taking the time to complete your survey. I appreciate the pros and the cons regarding your stay with us. I will pass them on to our staff so that we can make changes, where necessary, to prevent these issues from occurring again. Again, I apologize that your stay was not prefect and I hope... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 32819-8353
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando > Florida Center
Price Range: €64 - €171 (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:
#33 Best Value Hotel in Orlando
#122 Family Hotel in Orlando
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