Best Western Gateway Grand

4200 NW 97th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606 United States (USA) near Exit 390 on I-75 (~0.4mi)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
3 Star Property
29.691977 -82.451304
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Local Attractions

University of Florida/Shand's Hospital, Malcom Randall VA Hospital, Santa Fe College, North Florida Regional Medical Center, Butterfly Rainforest. Downtown Gainesville

Verified Reviews of Best Western Gateway Grand

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"A hectic trip buffered by great accommodations and staff."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Last minute needed a room for the week that could also accommodate my two large dogs Every employee I encountered was professional, courteous and knowledgeable. I will be back soon for sure.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
08-Nov-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Nov 02 to Fri Nov 06 2020 at a $85.99 average nightly rate.
"So far so good only been here a few hours."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Beautiful place,has everything we love in a hotel.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
25-Sep-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Sep 25 to Sat Sep 26 2020 at a $114.99 average nightly rate.
"Coronavirus cancelled event."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
The hotel employees were trying to be helpful, however, we used booking.com, which was a mistake bc now we're likely screwed out of six hundred dollars bc those sites aren't in USA. Was upset bc hotel tripled their normal rates for this event that was cancelled by of world wide pandemic. The hotel should tell you if you use one of those sites, you'll be sorry bc the hotel cannot do anything. Never use Travelocity, booking, Expedia, etc.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
15-Mar-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Mar 13 to Sun Mar 15 2020 at a $224.10 average nightly rate.
"Great sleep, relaxing atmosphere."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
This BW was nicely decorated, well maintained. The bathroom was very small but clean. The room itself was spacious and well appointed. Very nice place to spend the night in our way.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
18-Apr-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Apr 14 to Mon Apr 15 2019 at a $90.00 average nightly rate.
4.5 out of 5. Based on 1104 guest reviews

Property Description

When traveling for business or for pleasure with the entire family, the exceptional Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center in NW Gainesville, FL offers the best of both worlds. A convenient location close to the excitement of Gainesville's best attractions with premier lodging and amenities, as well as a full-service conference center and banquet facility. Centrally located in NW Gainesville, Florida, directly off I-75 at exit 390, guests of the Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center are minutes from the best attractions of the city. Spend an afternoon exploring High Springs or Ichetucknee State Park, seeing a show at the Hippodrome State Theatre, checking out the Florida Museum of Natural History or discovering Downtown Gainesville's Historic District, or Paynes Prairie State Park, the choice is yours. As one of the closest hotels near the Gainesville Raceway/Gator Nationals, visiting sports fans can cheer for their favorite teams at nearby University of Florida, the NHRA Track or with baseball at Champion's Park in Newberry. Guests will feel right at home at the Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center with spacious accommodations featuring two double beds, king suites with separate living area and sleeper sofa, or king hot tub suites, perfect after sports activity or as a romantic get-away. All guest rooms are generously equipped with 42" LCD Cable televisions with HBO®, large working desk with Wi-Fi or wired high-speed Internet access, microwave, refrigerator and coffee brewer. King and Hot Tub Suites offer the convenience of a spacious wet bar. Wake up each morning to a complimentary full American breakfast buffet (served during COVID-19). Enjoy a swim in our large outdoor swimming pool surrounded ample lounge chairs and cabana's to shield the Florida sun, then relax in the oversized Jacuzzi. Get your heart pumping in our large, fully equipped 24- hour fitness center, then easily do your laundry in our guest Laundromat. Dry Cleaning service is also available. The Gateway Grand Hotel features the Gators Den Sports Grill on site, with wide screen and tableside TVs. Business guests staying at the Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center will enjoy complimentary use of our business center with individual work stations and printing capabilities, meeting space that can accommodate up to 300 people in a host of configurations and a close proximity to local corporations, including FHSAA, Exactech, Moletech Power Systems and Sabine. Guests visiting students at the University of Florida, will love staying at the Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center. We offer complimentary shuttle service to area businesses, attractions, UF and the "Swamp.". Rapidly earn reward points that never expire by joining Best Western Rewards. Reserve your accommodations at the Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center, where it is our sincere intention to exceed your expectations. Best Western - Timeless hospitality meets unsurpassed value.

Green Sustainability

The hotel is certified "Florida Green Hotel" 2020

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 04:00
Check Out: 12:00
Year of Last Renovation: 2018
Floors: 3
Rooms: 152
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 152
Handicap Rooms: 7
Rooms with 1 Bed: 85
Rooms with 2 Beds: 67
Suites: 80
Room Windows: Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 10 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 10000 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 324 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 2.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.3 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours: 5pm - 11pm
FEMA Approved: Yes
Pool Info:
Pool and Jacuzzi hours are 9am - 10pm daily
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Individual reservations: cancel by 4:00 pm prior to arrival to avoid charges. Please note: during periods of peak demand or special event, cancellation policies are subject to change
Nightly Parking: 0.00
Typical Group Deposit: CC to guarantee payment
Total Taxes: 12.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 7.00%
Occupancy Tax: 5.00%
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 21.00% (All conference services)

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Bus parking
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Grocery service
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry valet service
  • Licensed bar
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • TV Channel: Weather Channel
  • Terrace
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Gainesville Regional Airport GNV, approx. 10 miles. We offer complimentary airport transportation with advance notice. Taxi one-way: approx. $35.

Local Shuttle Info: Complimentary airport transportation and local shuttle service within a 10 mile radius of the hotel, with advance notice.

Breakfast Information

Hot American Breakfast buffet, including optional omelet station (additional charge) is offered daily

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with an 80 pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc) may be accepted at the hotel's discretion. Pet rate is $20.00 per pet, per day.

Parking Info

Complimentary parking, bus and large truck parking also available

Internet / WiFI

Complimentary wi-fi is offered throughout the hotel

Cleaning Policies

Our “We Care Clean” program includes heightened safety and cleanliness standards.We have put in place enhanced safety practices at the front desk and in the lobby. We are minimizing your contact with personnel – streamlining check-in and check-out processes. We practice social distancing by ensuring a safe distance for interactions, and we disinfect anything you will touch – from the front desk surface to the pens you use. Every key card is disinfected and sanitized with appropriate cleaning agents. Prior to your stay, your room will be sanitized, disinfected and closely inspected. Every guest room is sanitized using an electrostatic sprayer. Every guest room high touch point will be cleaned with chemicals aimed at killing the COVID-19 virus – door handles, light switches, thermostats, desk areas, hangers, television remotes, alarm clocks, coffee makers, telephones and all bathroom fixture handles and touch points. Of note, the room you stay in will likely have not been used for a period of 24

About Best Western International

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  • 3 hotel types: Best Western, Best Western Plus, and Best Western Premiere
  • Best Western offers exceptional value with great amenities including free breakfast, high-speed internet, local calls, and lond distance access. Convenient computer room in the lobby area perfect for copy and fax services, and even printing out boarding passes, maps, etc.
  • Best Western Plus offers upgraded bath amenities, an in-room mini-fridge, and a spacious work desk. Fitness room, laundry room, and business center also available. Free breakfast, high-speed internet, local calls, and long distance access
  • Best Western Premiere gives guests the highest quality amenties, furnishings, and decor with personalized guest services. All rooms have a safe, mini-fridge, free high-speed internet access, free local and long distance calls, and an LCD or Plasma TV with HD channels. On-site dining, fitness room, business center, snack shop, and meeting rooms

The Best Western International highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Previously known as:
Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel & Conference Center, Best Western Plus Gateway Grand Hotel

Group and Meeting Promotions at Best Western Gateway Grand

Below are the "hot dates" for Best Western Gateway Grand. These are typically special promotions for groups and meetings during slower times of the year for the property.

Nov 13, 2020 - Jan 04, 2021
King Suite (King bed + sitting area w/queen sleeper sofa), or Double (2 double beds) rooms at $89.00 Thru Jan 2ndDiscounts available for meetings in our 10,000 conference center. Best Western Rewards points now available to meeting planners!
Posted on 13-Nov-2020

Restrictions may apply and these offers may change at any time.

Seasonality of Hotel Rates at Best Western Gateway Grand

Rate fluctuations of Best Western Gateway Grand

The graph above is seasonality of room rates for both our group rates and the lowest online individual rates we could find at the time the group/meeting bid was placed. The best group rate shown is 46.1% in March 2021 and the highest average individual rate is $254 in the month of September 2021. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Best Western Gateway Grand in a month when rates are lower.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Best Western Gateway Grand

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Best Western Gateway Grand.

Feel free to use the Best Western Gateway Grand meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Gainesville event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Springhills Ballroom 78 x 50 x 12 3930270/--227200--70--25/--350300--
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Springhills Ballroom

Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
3930 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
78 x 50 x 12 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
10
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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Springhills Ballroom East
39 x 50 x 12 1969128/--114105--45----/--150150--
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Springhills Ballroom East

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
1969 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
39 x 50 x 12 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
4
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Springhills Ballroom West
39 x 50 x 12 1969128/--114105--45----/--150150--
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Springhills Ballroom West

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
1969 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
39 x 50 x 12 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
4
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Cross Creek Ballroom 75 x 49 x 11 150080/--5066--3230--/--80100--
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Cross Creek Ballroom

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1500 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
75 x 49 x 11 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
4
Columns:
2
Windows:
8
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
Yes
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
San Felasco 24 x 26 x 10 64950/--3633--2020--/--5050--
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San Felasco

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
649 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
24 x 26 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
4
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Santa Fe 24 x 26 x 10 64950/--3633--2020--/--5050--
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Santa Fe

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
649 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
24 x 26 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
4
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Edgewood Board Room 14 x 25 x 8 357--/----------10--/--------
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Edgewood Board Room

Room Type:
Boardroom
Total Size:
357 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
14 x 25 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
4
Columns:
0
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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Magnolia Boardroom 15 x 16 x 8 269--/----------8--/--------
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Magnolia Boardroom

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
269 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
15 x 16 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Pre-function area 72 x 15 x 13 1080--/------------20/----10025
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Pre-function area

Room Type:
Lobby
Total Size:
1080 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
72 x 15 x 13 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
10
Columns:
0
Windows:
5
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Continental Mezzanine 51 x 30 x 16 1545--/74------------/----1004
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Continental Mezzanine

Room Type:
Mezzanine
Total Size:
1545 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
51 x 30 x 16 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
9
Columns:
4
Windows:
5
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System

FAQs about Best Western Gateway Grand

What time is check in?

Check in time is 04:00 based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 12:00 based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Best Western Gateway Grand have?

There are 152 rooms in the property.

Is there any meeting space at Best Western Gateway Grand?

Yes, they have 10 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

What kind of breakfast is at Best Western Gateway Grand?

Hot American Breakfast buffet, including optional omelet station (additional charge) is offered daily

What parking is available at Best Western Gateway Grand?

Complimentary parking, bus and large truck parking also available

How much does internet cost?

Complimentary wi-fi is offered throughout the hotel

Is there a gym at Best Western Gateway Grand?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Is there a pool at Best Western Gateway Grand?

Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. Pool and Jacuzzi hours are 9am - 10pm daily.

Can I get a group rate at Best Western Gateway Grand?

Yes, you can get room block and/or discount for a group if you need 10+ rooms per night. The average groups saves around 11.7%.

Testimonials:

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"It was very convenient and the bids were timely. Only hotels that met my criteria responded and I considered hotels and parts of town that I otherwise would not have considered." L.I. - Atlanta, GA

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