Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel in Orlando, FL

7299 Universal BlvdOrlando, FL 32819
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Located near Universal Orlando® Resort, overlooking Wet ‘n Wild water park, Best Western Plus Orlando Gateway Hotel offers an ideal place to lodge in the heart of Central Florida. This pet-friendly Universal Partner Hotel provides free Wi-Fi and scheduled shuttle services, comfortable accommodations, an outdoor heated pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, flexible event space, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Orlando Travel Experts
  • Located 1.3 miles from Universal Orlando, and 7.4 miles from Walt Disney World.
  • Pet friendly rooms available.
  • Guests enjoy free shuttle service to Universal Orlando and SeaWorld.
  • Minimum check-in age is 18.
  • Heated outdoor pool.
  • Poolside bar.
  • 2 restaurants on-site.

Property Amenities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • ATM/Banking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Business Center
  • Car Rental on Property
  • Coffee Shop or Café
  • Concierge Services
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry Services
  • DVD Players Available
  • Elevator
  • Express Checkout
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Game Room
  • Guest Laundry
  • Handicapped Access
  • Hot Tub
  • Ice Machines
  • Inside Corridors
  • Internet Access in Public Areas (free)
  • Keyless Room Locks
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Movie Rentals
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool (seasonal)
  • Parking (surcharge)
  • Poolside Bar
  • Restaurant on Property
  • Room Service
  • Security Guard
  • Shuttle Services - Limited (free)
  • Shuttle Services - Limited (surcharge)
  • Smoke-free Property
  • Smoking Rooms Available
  • Sun Deck
  • Sundry/Grocery
  • Tennis Court on Property
  • Wedding Services
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from Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel
Check-In: 4:00pm Check-Out: 11:00am
The Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel provides Affordable Comfort in a 3 Diamond Full Service hotel. Perfectly located, just off of International Drive, away from the traffic, but close to the action!

We feature “Sharky & Jack's” Caribbean restaurant & lounge, “Shades” New York style deli, our seasonal pool bar, lighted tennis court, heated pool, 2 semi-private Jacuzzi’s, a large sun deck and more.

FREE scheduled transportation to Universal Studios, SeaWorld and Islands of Adventure.

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Dan T
Saint James, New York
"Average but cheap"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 20, 2018 NEW
I stayed here for one night on a quick business trip. It was okay for that; if I had to stay for more than one night I probably wouldn't have been happy. Bathroom wasn't that clean. Room and hallway had that old wet dog smell to it. The lobby was clean and the employees were nice, but it is completely zero frills.
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Guelph, Canada
"Great Stay & Price"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2018 NEW
Date of Stay: Tuesday, Feb 6th - Friday, Feb 9th, 2018. Rooms: 413 & 432 The price of this hotel attracted us, the reviews of this hotel confirmed it was worth taking a chance. Upon arrival, we were checked in by a very pleasant gentleman at the front desk, who was very efficient at his job. He surprised us with a wonderful upgrade to a suite. At first, I thought he meant he gave us a suite instead of 2 rooms, but he meant each room was a suite. The lobby was very 'Floridian' decorated with rattan chairs, settees, and ceiling fans. It was spacious, clean, and well maintained. The parking is included, and very ample and surrounds the building. many parking spaces in the back half can be a bit far from the nearest entrance, but not too bad. The rooms (suites) were very large and spacious as well. There is a kitchenette, with a fridge, sink, and coffee maker. There is a large sitting area with a sofa, chair and coffee table. The bed is a giant king size - soft and plush bed. The bedding was nice, but the pillows were a little small and limp - making the sleep a little uncomfortable. The Bathroom was big and well equipped. I am not a huge fan of the bathroom sink being in a different room than the shower. The shower had good water pressure, and the shower head is high enough for tall people to shower comfortably. No mould or mildew. Breakfast: there is no breakfast included in the price of the hotel, but there is a very nice restaurant in the main lobby that serves a nice buffet breakfast complete with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, roasted potatoes, baked goods, yogurt, fruit, oatmeal cereals, and mickey mouse waffles. You can also ask the breakfast server to cook you up a nice omelette or fried eggs, etc. The cost of this breakfast is $9.99 + tax and considering the cost of the room and the cost of breakfast elsewhere - this is totally worth it. the location of the hotel: it is perfectly situated between Orlando and Walt Disney World. It is extremely close to Universal Orlando. Gym Facility: There is a nice pool in the courtyard. There is a good gym facility which is open 24 hours. Price: we only paid $75usd per room (no charge for the upgrade).
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"OK place for the price"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 15, 2018 NEW
Rooms are average. Very fair for the price we paid. We didn't use the pool but, from our window, the bottom looked quite dirty. Kids dribbling a basketball after 11:00 kept us up a bit. All-in-all, seemed a bit dated but was what I expected for the rate we paid.
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Belleville, Illinois
"Great stay!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 12, 2018 NEW
This was a nice hotel close to Universal Studios. We really appreciated the free bus transportation to Universal. We arrived at the hotel 3 hours before check in and they let us into our room which was really great since I was not feeling well after a turbulent flight. Rita was kind and greeted us with a smile. Our room was pleasant and very clean. It was nice to have a microwave and fridge in the room. The hallway corridors are a little dated and could use a renovation but overall the hotel was very clean. The pool area was nice. It was a little too chilly for us to use the heated pool but the hot tubs were very nice and plenty warm. The on site restaurant was OK. After a long day at the parks, it was nice to have a place to eat in the hotel and not have to go too far.
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Roberto C
Atlanta, Georgia
"Very good service"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 07, 2018 NEW
Excellent service, great staff and hotel facilities are clean and comfortable, the only disappointment is the breakfast because they charge 9.99 per person and breakfast quality is not different from the ones with free breakfast
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel

Is the hotel pet-friendly?
No. Pets are not allowed.

What onsite dining options are available?
The following restaurants and eateries are available for guests:

  • Sharky & Jack's Bar & Grille
  • Cocktail Lounge
  • Coffee Bar / Shop
  • Poolside Service
  • Room Service (Limited Hours of Service)

What attractions are located nearby?
At the Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel, guests are less than 10 miles away from Walt Disney® Resort and Theme Parks, SeaWorld®, Discovery Cove® and Disney's the Wide World of Sports. Corporate travelers 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 skydiving at the indoor Sky Venture, less than one mile away.