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4.3 out of 5

"Clean, friendly, good breakfast. Definitely worth staying! " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 12 Apr 2021

Hotel Description

3-star Tuscan hotel with free breakfast

Close to airport

Stay at this Gainesville hotel and you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Meadowbrook Golf Club and 2 miles (3 km) of Fresenius Medical Care at Shands Lake Shore Hospital. Also, Sante Fe College is within 2 miles (3 km) and Oaks Mall is within 6 miles (10 km).

Renovated in 2015

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 7 conference rooms, 24-hour business center, and free airport shuttle. Enjoy the 24-hour fitness center and free perks like buffet breakfast and free self parking.

Free Internet, cable TV

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 152 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as TVs with cable channels. Room service, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers are also available. Change of towels is available on request.

Standard Room, Multiple Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$89* Per night/room May 23 - May 24

Classic Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave (with Sofabed)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Hot Tub

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking, Balcony

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Best Western Gateway Grand ratings based on 19 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Best Western Gateway Grand

Everyone (13) Couples (1) Family (4)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 25, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 10, 2021 by Front Desk Staff

Thank you for your feedback! We sorry to hear that your stay was anything less than grand, but we hope you will consider giving our hotel another chance to meet, if not exceed, your expectations in the future.

5 out of 5
Clean, friendly, good breakfast. Definitely worth staying!

Posted by on Apr 12, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 14, 2021 by Front Desk Staff

We're glad that you enjoyed your stay here at the Best Western Gateway Grand and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Gainesville!

5 out of 5
It was a very large property with all the amenities. Nice on site restaurant was a big plus and the pool area was beautiful.

Posted by on Mar 16, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 14, 2021 by Front Desk Staff

Thank you for your response. We're glad you enjoyed your stay here at the Best Western Gateway Grand! We hope you choose us again on your next trip to the area!

5 out of 5
Really nice interior - wide halls, plenty of room in our room. Very friendly staff in the breakfast room! Desk clerk at check-in not the best personality - something else on her mind, rough prior customer...?

Posted by on Jan 8, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 11, 2020 by Forrest Martin

Thank you for your review! We are ecstatic to hear that you had such a great stay here with us, and apologize if anything with your check-out experience was anything less than phenomenal. We hope that you will consider staying with us again soon so that we can have the chance to make it up to you, and make your next stay here with us a truly grand one!

5 out of 5
The bed was very bad! Uncomfortable ! Everything else was excellent! Staff was superb!

Posted by on Oct 4, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 4, 2019 by Director of Sales

Thank you for your review and comments. We appreciate you staying with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center again soon.

5 out of 5
The included breakfast was thoughtfully and thoroughly planned and executed with the guest in mind. First, the location was beautiful with long windows and chandeliers and plenty of seating. Everything was clean and fresh; there were separate stations for everything. From the coffee and tea to the entrees and specialties like waffles was stocked and continually filled! It was perfect!

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 20, 2019 by Director of Sales

Thank you for your 5 out of 5 review. We are happy to hear that you were able to enjoy our amenities and your overall stay. Thank you for staying with the us and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center.

4 out of 5
I was very pleased with this Best Western. I know as a whole the company has been renovating and updating and sometimes you don't always know what to expect but I had a good stay while I was in town for a work trip. Breakfast wasn't anything special - that would be my one "eh" but outside of that I had a good experience and would return. The staff was GREAT - especially the older gentleman who worked over night. They really were the "bow" on my stay.

Posted by on Aug 18, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 18, 2019 by Natalie Edwards

Thank you very much for your kind review on our property! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a great experience with our amenities and staff, and I will be passing your suggestions on to our management department so that we can work towards ensuring a better stay for you and other guests in the future!

1 out of 5
Had to cancel our stay due to illness, we purchased trip insurance...staff could not have been more difficult in already distressing situation.

Posted by on Aug 15, 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 22, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 22, 2019 by Director of Sales

Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Best Western Gateway Grand.

3 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 22, 2019

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Jul 22, 2019 by Director of Sales

Thank you for your review. Thank you for staying with the us and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center.

About the Best Western Gateway Grand

Location 4200 NW 97th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606

Renovations + Closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

All-inclusive Details

  • Gratuities not included
  • Taxes not included

Property Features

Best Western Gateway Grand offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center, coworking spaces, and limo/town car service. Event space at this hotel measures 10000 square feet (929 square meters) and includes a conference center. Spa services, a terrace, and a vending machine are also featured at the business-friendly Best Western Gateway Grand. An area shuttle within 15 miles and a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) are free. Self parking is free. A complete renovation of Best Western Gateway Grand was completed in February 2015. This 3-star Gainesville hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 152 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 10000 sq ft of conference space
  • 929 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1998
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Cabanas by the pool (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Water dispenser

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) (18.4 km / 11.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle, area shuttle within 15 miles, shopping center shuttle, and bus station shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Best Western Gateway Grand offers 152 accommodations with complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Gainesville hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and fans. In-room massages, change of towels, and change of bedsheets can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast on weekdays from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM and on weekends from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Gator's Den Sports Grill - This theme restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

  • Golfing nearby

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages.

  • Sports massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 20 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 80 lbs)
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, cash, and mobile payments

Parties and events are allowed on site

Long-term renters welcome

This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and window guards

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, cash, and mobile payments. Parties and events are allowed on site. This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products. Long-term renters welcome. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We Care Clean (Best Western). This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of: SafeStay (AHLA - USA); COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC); COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO); Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).

  • Property follows sanitization practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Car not required
  • Long-term renters welcome
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Staffed front desk
  • Events/parties allowed
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Mobile payments
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines We Care Clean (Best Western)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 20 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Best Western Gateway Grand offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 48 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • The seasonal pool will open in January and close in December.
  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
  • Alcohol isn't allowed at Best Western Gateway Grand.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.