Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel in Orlando, FL

7299 Universal BlvdOrlando, FL 32819
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Located near Universal Orlando Resort, Best Western Plus Orlando Gateway Hotel offers an ideal place to lodge in the heart of Central Florida. This family-friendly Universal Partner Hotel provides free Wi-Fi, comfortable accommodations, an outdoor heated pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, Sharky & Jack’s Bar & Grille, 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.
  • Minimum check-in age is 18.
  • Splash around in the heated outdoor pool.
  • Grab a drink at the poolside bar.
  • Free WiFi is available to keep you connected.

Property Amenities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Express Checkout
  • Game Room
  • Guest Laundry
  • Handicapped Access
  • Hot Tub
  • Inside Corridors
  • Keyless Room Locks
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Movie Rentals
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Restaurant on Property
  • Room Service
  • Sun Deck
  • DVD Players Available
  • Internet Access in Public Areas (free)
  • Tennis Court on Property
  • Smoking Rooms Available
  • Wedding Services
  • Free Parking
  • Security Guard
  • Ice Machines
  • Car Rental on Property
  • ATM/Banking
  • Concierge Services
  • Parking (surcharge)
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Poolside Bar
  • Coffee Shop or Café
  • Sundry/Grocery
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry Services
  • Smoke-free Property
  • Shuttle Services - Limited (free)
  • Shuttle Services - Limited (surcharge)
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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.

Resort fee of $8 inclusive of taxes, per room per night is due upon check in payable directly to the hotel.

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TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2019 NEW
Everything was great besides a few food stains that could've been clean off of the office chair. Overall good experience. Food was good, staff was friendly and the sat was very enjoyable. They even had staff write happy birthday on a cars for my girlfriend!
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"NO WAY STAY OUT seriously Do Not Book here"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2019 NEW
Dirty smelly rooms, AC leaking all over the carpet, there is the musty smell fridge not working everything spoiled, bathroom toilet leaked I was offered 2 free breakfast for my trouble. They should have immediately given us another room since we complaint within hrs of getting there totally exhausted to put up with someone fixing and drying and trying to clean a carpet, bar drinks and lack of essentials and bartender ZERO. PLEASE let the price not fool u, U are not saving you are settling for either this or sleeping in your car
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"Great location but no recycling!"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2019 NEW
This hotel was extremely close to Universal Orlando Resort. We walked each day which took approximately 20-30 minutes. The hotel also offers a shuttle, but you'll need to book a day ahead of time, as the spots fill up quickly. The hotel and room were clean, but the room was dated and tired. Our in-room coffee maker didn't work and the sliding doors on the closet keep falling off the track. However, my biggest issue with this hotel was that they didn't make adequate use of recycling programs. We had no recycle bin in our room, just a garbage bin. Over the duration of our stay, we acquired some plastic bags, cardboard boxes, etc. and I didn't want to throw these materials into the garbage to end up in a landfill. At the end of our stay, l took all of these recyclable materials to the front desk and asked if they would put them in their recycle bin (thinking surely the front desk would have a recycle bin). They informed me they didn't have a recycle bin! Imagine all the paper the front desk must be throwing in the garbage when it could be recycled! The front desk employee said "maybe there's a recycle bin at the back of the hotel in maintenance?" and then said "I could throw those items in the garbage for you, if you'd like." No thank you! Why does this large hotel not make use of the local/municipal recycling programs? Due to this issue and the sheer volume of recyclable materials that this location must be dumping into landfills, I will not be staying at a Best Western again. Disappointed.
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Perth, Australia
"Stayed Longer"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 12, 2019 NEW
Enjoyed the facilities so stayed longer. Took issue however when we found out the credit card had been charged twice. Apparently a holding bond returned when you depart... no need for this as they have credit details and could charge if damage if needed. This caused issues as I had been traveling using card for weeks and just about used up credit, withholding a second amount reduced my credit limit. Funds then not released till a week later "why".
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Benton, Kentucky
"Universal trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 11, 2019 NEW
Reasonable price, clean rooms and great service! We were greeted with a fresh baked chocolate chip cookie and a smile at check-in. Our room was ready and everything was perfect. Ate breakfast here and they have several options. Would stay here again if back in Orlando!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel

How much is parking?
Free self-parking, limited to one car per room, is offered. Additional parking passes are $22.50 per night.

Do you have parking for oversized vehicles, trailers, tractor trailers, RV’s, motor coaches?
No, we do not have parking for oversized vehicles. We have very limited parking and run at high occupancy. We cannot allow oversized vehicles on our property because they take too many spaces.

Can I check-in early?
Check-in is at 4:00 pm. We cannot offer guaranteed early check-in but may be able to offer depending on availability. Please contact the hotel directly for availability.

Can I check-out late?
We offer 1:00 pm late check-out, based on availability.

Is there a minimum age to check-in?
Yes, the minimum age is 18.

Can you store luggage?
Yes, luggage storage with same day pick-up is complimentary. Overnight storage is $5 per bag per day and must have confirmation of reservation booking to return to the hotel.

Do you have an airport shuttle?
We do not have an airport shuttle, but we recommend the following methods of transportation from Orlando International Airport:

  • SuperShuttle – Outside of Baggage Claim in airport 
  • Taxi – Outside of Baggage Claim in airport
  • Car Rentals available at the airport

Do you offer cribs? 
Cribs are complimentary.

Do you offer rollaway beds?
Rollaway bed is available for $22.50 per day.

Do you have guest laundry available? What about dry cleaning?
We have a guest laundry available on the first floor, with 24-hour access. Washers are $3.00 per load and dryers are $3.00 per load. Laundry detergent is available for sale in Shades Deli. Dry Cleaning is available Monday – Friday Only.  Drop-off at the front desk prior to 7 AM for same day delivery.

Do you have a fitness center?
Our fitness center offers treadmills, stationary bikes, an elliptical machine, free weights, and a stretching area.

Do you allow smoking?
We are a nonsmoking hotel. There are designated areas outside of the Hotel for your convenience.

Do you allow pets?
No, pets are not accepted.

Do you offer a complimentary shuttle to Disney Parks?
No, we do not offer complimentary Disney transportation.

Do you offer a complimentary shuttle to Universal Studios?
We are a Universal Partner Hotel, and they provide scheduled complimentary transportation to their parks and SeaWorld Orlando.

Do you offer complimentary breakfast?
No, we are a full-service Best Western Hotel. We have a restaurant and deli on-site for your convenience.

Is there an additional fee for microwave and refrigerator?
No, all rooms include a mini microwave and refrigerator.

Is there a daily resort fee?
Yes, $8.00 per night.

Can I pay cash? Are deposits required?
Effective immediately, we will no longer accept cash upon arrival. All guests must check-in with a valid credit card.  They may opt to change their form of payment at check-out to cash, but they will be charged for their entire stay upon arrival.

How many elevators do you have?
We have three elevators.

Do you offer complimentary Wi-Fi?
Yes, see the front desk for a security code.

What is the voltage in the guest rooms?
120V 60Hz

Do you enter rooms with DND signs?
Our main priority is the safety and well-being of our guests and associates. We reserve the right to visually inspect all guestrooms for wellness checks, security, maintenance, or other purposes, even when they do not disturb sign is displayed.

Are emotional support/ comfort dogs permitted?
No, they are not considered service animals. The work or task performed by a service animal must be directly related to the individual’s disability.