$59 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 13, 2014 Check-out: Jul 14, 2014

Best Western Orlando Gateway

3 stars
7299 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
289 reviews
bang for ur buck

Staff friendly. Room quiet. Right around the corner from universal. See full review

  • mk1984
  • Mar 3, 2014
hard to find fault

We were very surprised at the great value of this hotel. it is about as well located as a hotel can... See full review

  • zoomdba
  • Feb 10, 2014
After completing a $2 million renovation, the new Best Western Orlando Gateway is the perfect hotel for business or pleasure. This 8 story, 298 room, 3 diamond, full service hotel is conveniently located just outside of Universal Studios, 3 miles from the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center and 10 miles from the Walt Disney World Resort. All rooms have new furniture including a 37 plasma TV, microwave, refrigerator, clock stereo with I-pod hook up and free high-speed internet access. Enjoy the comfort of our new beds including superior mattresses, extra pillows and soft duvets. You will appreciate the convenience of dual vanities and well-lit bathrooms when getting the family ready for the days activities. Take advantage of our full service restaurant and lounge, New York Style deli, state of the art fitness center, business center, heated pool, lighted tennis and basketball courts and seasonal pool bar. Relax and enjoy the free scheduled transportation to Universal Studios, CityWalk, Islands of Adventure and Sea World. Free high-speed internet access in all guest rooms and public areas. Planning an event? We have fully catered banquet and meeting facilities for up to 100 guests. Hotel is people and pet friendly! The Best Western Orlando Gateway is an Official Partner Hotel with Universal Studios, Orlando.

Best Western Orlando Gateway Rooms

DELUXE - GUEST_ROOM
Deluxe Guest Rooms
Our deluxe guest rooms represent one of the best values of any Orlando hotel. The tropically appointed guest rooms feature two double beds and the following amenities;

• FREE high speed internet access and voice mail
• Coffee/tea maker with coffee and tea
• Iron and full size ironing board
• Hair dryer
• Remote-controlled TV with Super Nintendo games
• E.S.P.N, CNN, movie channels and “on Demand” movies
• Handicap accessible rooms available upon request
SUPERIOR - GUEST_ROOM
Leisure Guest Rooms
Our Leisure guest rooms add a microwave & mini fridge for your convenience. The tropically appointed guest rooms feature 2 double beds and the following amenities;

• FREE high speed internet access and voice mail
• Limited number of king beds available.
• Microwave & Mini fridge
• Coffee/tea maker with coffee and tea
• Iron and full size ironing board
• Hair dryer
• Remote-controlled TV with Super Nintendo games
• E.S.P.N, CNN, movie channels and “on Demand” movies
• Handicap accessible rooms available upon request

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
General
Pet friendly
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

28.4581 -81.4635
Area served
Universal Studios resort area, International Drive resort area.
Nearby airports
Orlando International Airport is 10 miles east.
Area description
Within 4 miles of the hotel you will find Universal Orlando, Islands of Adventure,
Wet-n-wild, Sea World, the Orlando-Orange County Convention Center, the Mall
at Millenia, the Holy Land Experience, Prime Outlet shopping, dinner theaters, night
clubs, golf courses and much more. We are 10 miles from the Orlando International
Airport (MCO), the Walt Disney World Resort and Disney’s Wide World of Sports.
Daytona Beach, Port Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center are about an hours drive.

Nearby points of interest

  • Skyventure: 0.4 mi
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 0.7 mi
  • Guinness World of Records: 0.8 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 0.9 mi
  • Universal Islands of Adventure: 1 mi
  • Universal Studios Florida: 1 mi
  • Universal Studios Escape: 1.2 mi
  • Trainland: 1.7 mi
  • Wonderworks: 1.8 mi
  • Pointe Orlando Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Complex: 1.8 mi
  • Orlando Convention Center: 2.2 mi
  • Shingle Creek Gold Club: 2.4 mi
  • Millenia Mall Complex: 2.7 mi
  • Aquatica Park: 3 mi
  • Seaworld Orlando: 3.2 mi
  • Skyventure: 0.4 mi
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 0.7 mi
  • Guinness World of Records: 0.8 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 0.9 mi
  • Universal Islands of Adventure: 1 mi
  • Universal Studios Florida: 1 mi
  • Universal Studios Escape: 1.2 mi
  • Trainland: 1.7 mi
  • Wonderworks: 1.8 mi
  • Pointe Orlando Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Complex: 1.8 mi
  • Orlando Convention Center: 2.2 mi
  • Shingle Creek Gold Club: 2.4 mi
  • Millenia Mall Complex: 2.7 mi
  • Aquatica Park: 3 mi
  • Seaworld Orlando: 3.2 mi
  • Sea World Adventure Park: 3.5 mi
  • Discovery Cove: 3.6 mi
  • The Florida Mall: 4.2 mi
  • The Florida Citrus Bowl: 6.7 mi
  • Downtown Orlando: 7.6 mi
  • Amway Arena: 7.8 mi
  • Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre: 7.9 mi
  • TD Waterhouse Centre: 7.9 mi
  • Gatorland: 7.9 mi
  • Lake Eola Swan Boat & Gondola Rentals: 8 mi
  • John Young Planetarium: 9.2 mi
  • Loch Haven Park: 9.6 mi
  • Orange County Historical Museum: 9.8 mi
  • Orlando Museum of Art: 9.9 mi
  • Lake Whippoorwill Speedway: 14.2 mi
  • CFE Arena: 19.2 mi
  • Bright House Networks Stadium: 19.5 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
2,500 sq feet of flexible meeting space. Up to 100 people.

Dining

Sharky & Jacks Restaurant and Lounge
Located on property, open for breakfast & dinner. Full service Bar opens at 5:00 and serves finger foods as well as full meals.
Shades Deli
On property. Open from 7am to midnight. Barneys coffee, Bores Head meets, pastries, salads and Pizza.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (289)

Ratings and reviews for Best Western Orlando Gateway

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
289 out of 289
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.8

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Best Western Orlando Gateway

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Thasin
East Lansing
Jan 6, 2013

Pleasant stay

Pleasant stay, courteous staff, great location. Comfortable bedding, new feel to rooms. Great ambiance.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Best Western Orlando Gateway

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ramoefus
PR
Nov 26, 2012

Perfect Spot

Short distance to Universal Studios, Wet and Wild and other amusements parks.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Best Western Orlando Gateway

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
batis500
trenton, nj
Nov 19, 2012

Great location but nothing fancy

This hotel is in a great location to the parks but could use a face lift. Everything in rooms seems older and in need of an update.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Best Western Orlando Gateway

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bradenton Matt
Bradenton
Oct 2, 2012

Convenient Lodging

Overall its a good experience. The hotel needs some updating though. The restroom had several broken tiles and peeling paint. They have a good low pet fee and its not limited to just ankle biters. The hotel is less than five minutes from Universal which is nice!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

So close to Universal Resort

Review of Best Western Orlando Gateway

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kro222
Miamisburg Ohio
Sep 17, 2012

Good Value Stay

The staff at the front desk was fantastic. The hotel had water problems in (3) of the (7) days that we stayed there. The cleaning staff did not make up our room one day. We have stayed there a couple of other times ,still good value even with our problems.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Best Western Orlando Gateway

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
kdaniels
Business
melb
Aug 24, 2012

very nice

it was a great hotel for the price. i would stay here again. it was prfect and clean

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

close

Review of Best Western Orlando Gateway

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
best mon
jupiter,fl
Aug 22, 2012

last minute getaway

great hotel.great price. perfect location,close to everything.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Best Western Orlando Gateway

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mary43
Philadelphia PA
Jul 31, 2012

Ok hotel!

Hotel was ok but could improve a lot of stuff..we had issues with the A/C that were not fixed, restaurant and deli store need better customer service. Otherwise, was a good hotel for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of restaurant to choose from

Review of Best Western Orlando Gateway

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
bja11
Donovan, IL
Jul 17, 2012

Short Trip

Great place to stay if you are planning on spending time at Universal Studios or the Islands of Adventures.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Best Western Orlando Gateway

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kelly968
Somerville,MA
Jul 8, 2012

Great Stay

I was impressed with the front desk staff..friendly and efficient! The woman (Sonja) who does the shuttle passes is fast and very helpful.The food at the resteraunt is so/so...we were hungry so it did the job,but not alot to choose from on the menu. Somewhat dissapointing for the cost of the meals. The Deli was ok..can't really complain except it was pricey! Great service though.. Our room was clean and we had a fantastic view of Universal Islands of Adventure and Wet&Wild. Pool was awesome...very clean!I would definitly stay here again! I would recommend to this hotel!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

If you go to Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure go early.

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