Rate based on Check-in: May 1, 2014 Check-out: May 2, 2014

BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway

3 stars
6600 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-4832
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
64 reviews
Anniversary

Perfect location and good staff. Thanks for good times. See full review

  • Chris G C V
  • Jul 1, 2013
Good Start

This is a nice hotel for Best Western. The look is very updated compared to many other hotels in... See full review

  • Runch
  • Jul 17, 2013
Near Siesta Beach, hotel offers pool, free breakfast, free Internet

BEST WESTERN PLUS Gateway Siesta Key Hotel is located in Sarasota, Florida just over a mile from the popular Siesta Beach and close to dining, shopping and attractions such as the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. This 3-star hotel offers guests a complimentary breakfast and coffee, cookies and snacks in the lobby throughout the day. The lovely pool area with lush tropical landscaping is the perfect place to spend a hot Florida afternoon. The hotel offers a business center and free Wi-Fi Internet access.

Highlights
  • Close to beach, dining and attractions
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Express Start deluxe hot breakfast bar from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Rooms

Pleasantly decorated in traditional style, with neutral tones, crisp white bed linens, and plush drapes, the 131 guest rooms and suites at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Gateway Siesta Key Hotel offer a comfortable stay. All rooms include air-conditioning, TV with premium cable channels and pay-per-view movies, a coffee-maker, microwave, mini fridge and hair-dryer. Guests traveling with kids can request connecting rooms, cribs and rollaway beds. Spacious two-room executive suites have fully-equipped kitchenettes.

Features

Located just over a mile from Siesta Beach and close to shopping, dining, and Sarasota attractions, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Gateway Siesta Key Hotel provides comfortable 3-star accommodations. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Gateway Siesta Key Hotel welcomes visitors in its cheery lobby area. The free, hot Express Start Breakfast Bar serves morning favorites like cheese omelets, scrambled eggs, bacon, and yogurt.


Guests seek respite from the Florida sun at the outdoor pool surrounded by lush tropical landscaping, before heading out for dinner at one of the many nearby restaurants. Stay connected at the business center which has a PC available for guest use. Both Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access are available at no charge.

Transportation
  • Sarasota bus service (SCAT) (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (10.4 mi/16.7 km)
Attractions
  • Siesta Key Beach (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (5.8 mi/9.3 km)
  • St. Armand's Circle (8.9 mi/14.3 km)
  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens (9 mi/14.5 km)
  • John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (9.9 mi/15.9 km)
  • Mote Marine Laboratory (10 mi/16.1 km)
  • South Lido Park (10.2 mi/16.4 km)
Business
  • Meeting room
  • Business center
  • Free high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi access

BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway Rooms

1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,POOLSD,PILLOWTOP,42IN LCD TV,SOFABD,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,MOBACC,BATHTB,POOLSD,NSMK,FULL BREAKFAST
SUITE-1 KING BED
SUITE-1 KING BED,NSMK,2 RM SUITE,SOFABED,MICFRG,2 BATHRMS,FULL BREAKFAST
SUITE-1 KING BED
SUITE-1 KING BED,NSM,SEPBDRM,POOLSD,SOFBD,MICFRG,2 BATHRM,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,SMOK,PILLOWTOP BD,42IN LCDTV,MICRFG,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,POOLSD,PILLOWTOP,42IN LCDTV,MICRFG,FULL BREAKFAST
2 DOUBLE BEDS
2 DOUBLE BEDS,NSMK,PILLOWTOP BD,42IN LCDTV,MICRFG,FULL BREAKFAST
2 DOUBLE BEDS
2 DOUBLE BEDS,NSMK,POOLSD,PILLOWTOP,42IN LCDTV,MICRFG,FULL BREAKFAST
1 DOUBLE BED
1 DOUBLE BED,MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE,ROLL IN SHOWER,NSMK,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE,ROLL IN SHOWER,NSMK,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,MOBILITY ACC,COMMASSIST,BATHTUB,NSMK,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,PILLOWTOP BD,42IN LCDTV,MICRFG,FULL BREAKFAST

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Exercise gym
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
FAX
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Safe
Phone with speaker
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Sofa bed
Electronic door locks
Ironing board

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Hotel Map

27.2587 -82.5211
Area served
Tampa, Venice, St. Petersburg, Miami, Bradenton, Orlando
Nearby airports
(SRQ), 10.00, MI, S;
Area description
Resort

Dining

Bogey's
Adjacent to Bogey's, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
5 Guys
Across the street from 5 Guys, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, good burgers and lots of fries
Ruth Chris
0.10 mile(s) from Ruth Chris, bar/lounge, American, open for: dinner, high class steak house
Stonewood Grille
Adjacent to Stonewood Grille, bar/lounge, American, open for: dinner
Carrabba's
Adjacent to Carrabba's, bar/lounge, Italian, open for: dinner

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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.

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Guest Reviews (64)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway

Overall score

3.9 / 5
64 out of 64
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.9

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway

Reviewer score

3
OldReg
Mt Dora, fl
Apr 13, 2014

Good location

Hotel is dated, but a really good location for Siesta Key. Not enough room when hotel is busy for breakfast to have a seat but the hotel was pretty full during my stay. Would recommend this hotel because of its location.

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

Harry's sports bar is next to the hotel and if you don;t want to go far you will get a good meal for a reasonable price.

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway

Reviewer score

3
Banker Karen
Tallahassee, Fl
Mar 30, 2014

Good location - fantastic breakfast!

Rooms were very clean - location great - close proximity to great dining. Fantastic breakfast buffet served every morning.

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

Carraba's close by as well as Harry's.

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway

Reviewer score

3
j9tai
sarasota Fla
Mar 17, 2014

winter get away

room was not cleaned one day..........and it was VERY noisy due to truck traffic early in the AM

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway

Reviewer score

3
Flossmoor fans
Chicago, IL
Mar 2, 2014

Great value, good location, odd entrance

Not on the Siesta beaches, but a very short drive to the ones on the south end. Weather was cool, cloudy so we didn't use pool but it looked nice. The breakfast buffet was excellent--3 choices of hot entrees each day and easy circular toaster for bagels etc that speed up the line, fresh fruit etc. So popular it was sometimes hard to find a seat. Only odd thing was entrance sign and road on Tamiami is so small and between others it is easy to miss---hotel is back from road and traffic makes a north or west exit difficult.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
4
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway

Reviewer score

3
Family travel 2014
Canada
Jan 21, 2014

Near beach

We were 4 adults in exécutive suite and it was great. 5 minutes car from siesta key beach to see the sunset.

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

Siesta key beach

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway

Reviewer score

3
PLeach44
Business
Mobile, AL
Aug 22, 2013

Great for the Young and Bold

Hotel was nice but empty...and I was placed in a handicapped room. Air Conditioner was far from efficient and phone/internet service must be attained in the lobby. There is a trash compactor next door that ran for 8 hours one night. (boxes from a grocery store). Breakfast was good and coffee was available 24/7. There is a great bar and restaurant next door. Just walk across the parking lot. Located next to the southern entrance of Siesta Key. In my college days I would have thought it was heaven.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway

Reviewer score

4
Runch
Orlando, FL
Jul 17, 2013

Good Start

This is a nice hotel for Best Western. The look is very updated compared to many other hotels in the area. If you're looking to not stay on the beach but close, it's location is right next to the bridge to Siesta Key, but it is not a beach access location hotel. Other good thing is many shops around the hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway

Reviewer score

5
Chris G C V
Miami
Jul 1, 2013

Anniversary

Perfect location and good staff. Thanks for good times.

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 PLUS Siesta Key Gateway

Reviewer score

4
JaimeeK
Tampa, FL
Jun 24, 2013

Great place to stay!

We always stay here when visiting out friend in south Sarasota. This is a great hotel for a great price...Nice breakfast, great service, nice pool, and clean comfortable rooms with very nice decor...Only thing was that I think they should serve breakfast a little later on the weekends...it was mobbed at 9:30 when they were supposed to be shutting down, and there wasn't a lot of food left. Other than that, it was great, as usual.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway

Reviewer score

1
Chris Vernier
Cape Coral, FL
Jun 11, 2013

One of the dirtiest rooms I've ever seen.

Room was dirty. Air conditioner did not work properly. Cups, toiletries were not replenished. Pool area, and pool itself were also unclean. General Manager, Maria Bankemper, was going to comp my 2 night stay. Please help me get my money back. C. Vernier

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
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