BEST WESTERN Plus Siesta Key Gateway,  Sarasota

4.0/5  - based on 1044 guest reviews.
6600 S Tamiami Trl, 34231-4832, Sarasota, United States - See map
+1 941 924 4900 +1 941 923 7774

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Experience it all, lounging on the beach, delighting in a great meal and having fun at the nearby attractions, when staying at this Sarasota hotel. Water sports enthusiasts and beach bums alike will love the fact that Siesta Key Beach is only a mile away, and Turtle Beach is just four miles from this Sarasota hotel. If you're interested in exploring more of the area's aquatic offerings, we recommend that you head to the nearby Mote Marine Aquarium, where you can discover the secrets of the sea and see sharks, dolphins, manatees, sea turtles and hundreds of other species of marine life. Selby Aquatic Center and Twin Lakes Park are also close by. Enjoy shopping and dining during your stay. The Pavilion Mall and Westfield Sarasota Square Mall with IMAX Theater are within 2 miles and St. Armand's Circle Shopping District is 6 miles from this Siesta Key hotel. If you're looking for more culture, be sure to visit the Ringling Museum of Art. Make the most of your business trip while staying at this Sarasota hotel. IBM, Seneca Foods and GE are within minutes of our property. With Sarasota Bradenton International Airport just 20 minutes away, you can travel with ease. Feel right at home in the spacious, modern and serene rooms at this Sarasota hotel. All rooms offer a 42-inch flat panel television with Direct TV satellite television, high-speed Internet access, a microwave, a refrigerator, a desk and more. Guests rave about our complimentary full breakfast, including eggs, yogurt, cereal, juice and much more. Relax after a day of sightseeing or working in the sparkling outdoor heated pool and relaxing hot tub. Adding to the serenity is the lush tropical landscape that surrounds the pool area. We also offer an exercise facility, a 24-hour business center, free parking, sidewalks surrounded by tranquil landscapes and fresh popcorn and warm cookies in the lobby. For a stay in Sarasota with a great location and impeccable service, choose our property.

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BEST WESTERN Plus Siesta Key Gateway,Sarasota
  • 4
    « Convenience and Location »

    The price and location are right. The staff was friendly, informative and helpful. The breakfast was plentiful, complete and delicious. We were attending an event at Harry's Sports Bar, which shares their parking lot with this BW, and location was paramount in importance. With a AAA discount the nightly rate was a bargain. The bedding left a lot to be desired in our room. Our king bed was not updated in a while and had a rut in the middle and was not close to my needs for a good nights sleep.

    5
    « Great room, pool, hot tub, and tiki bar. »

    One of the highlights of our brief stay, was the availability of free transportation to siesta key beach and all the restaurants on the island. It was a short trip, but so much better than having to drive and find a parking space. When we wanted to return to the hotel, just a short wait for our ride. And the breakfast was awesome!

    3
    « No-Frills Hotel 10-Minute drive from Siesta Key Beach »

    I stayed overnight on business. I booked this directly and I benefited from a AAA (CAA) discount. This hotel is well located approximately a 10-min. car ride from Siesta Key Beach, 15 minutes from downtown Sarasota, and 20 minutes from Sarasota/Bradenton Airport, although the immediate area around the hotel is not so interesting. The room was clean and well equipped, although the outside walkways are tired, and the hotel rooms are set up Florida style, with direct access outdoors. The complimentary breakfast was good, with lots of choice. If you are looking for a decently priced hotel in a good location for pleasure or business travel, this could be a good choice, but I'd avoid thinking that this would be a good spot for an extended vacation stay.

    4
    « Just one thing »

    The Siesta Key Gateway is a pretty great hotel for the money. Good location, nice rooms, a very nice pool, cordial front desk, all of that. One odd thing: Towels. In our room we just got one each, and at the pool, not only were there few towels, they were too small and virtually threadbare. It's odd. The rest of the hotel seems pretty up to date and well maintained. And it's not like these towels are awful. They are just adequate when the idea, even at a Best Western, is to be a bit better than that. It wouldn't prevent me from recommending it but it could be better without much expense, it would seem to me.

    3
    « Above Average »

    Pricing is consistent with the quality of the facility. Good service and amenities. Would book again. Nice courtyard / garden / pool area with bar and snacks. Well set back away from the road. Facility and room were comfortable and quiet.

    5
    « Best best western »

    A nice comfortable hotel with nice friendly staff. Not as close to the beach as I thought but transport was available although the hotel said it was free felt obliged to tip. Nice pool and bar. Plenty of restaurants very close to the hotel. Would stay again

    4
    « Girl's Softball Mini Reunion »

    Awesome location close to everything, Harry's across the street is a great Bar/Grill! It was easy from booking to checkout. I don't recommend a room by the elevator as the room adjacent to it you could hear it ding loud into the room.

    5
    « I loved this hotel! »

    I had the opportunity to travel with friends to Siesta Key over the weekend. I live in Lakeland, Florida and they were in town visiting. My friend booked this hotel as they had stayed there previously. When we arrived, my friend's daughter asked if we could have a poolside room. We were given a room on the second floor just above the pool bar. The room was clean. I did find the room to be a little tight on space, especially near the bathroom area. The hotel is located very close to the bridge going over to the beach and is easy to get in & out of. They offer a pool bar with live music at some times. There is also a fire pit and a hot tub. The pool water was a great temperature. Not too hot, not too cold. They offer popcorn during the day and cookies daily at 4pm. We asked for, and received, late checkout on Monday. I will definitely remember this hotel and try to return if we ever go to that area again.

    4
    « Best western Siesta Key »

    Our stay was very nice. Our room was spacious and clean. We would stay here again! The front desk people were pleasant and helpful. Our room was on the 4th floor overlooking the pool. The pool area was very nice, it appeared to be new. the seating area around the pool was great with cushioned furniture with a large gas fire area. There is a newly opened outside bar at the pool area as well. The breakfast was what you would expect, nothing delicious but many items to choose from. The breakfast bar was kept up and was meticulously clean.

    4
    « Family trip »

    I spent 4 nights here while meeting up with family staying at a condo in Siesta. This is a great location (near shopping and a 1.6 mile walk to the beach. There's a great restaurant infront of it called 'Harry's Sports Bar' with live entertainment. The hotel has a nice pool and hot tub as well as a bar with drink specials and appetizers. There's also a decent free breakfast.

  • 5
    « Extremely Well Run Hotel »

    We really enjoyed our stay at this Hotel. Facilities for this class of Hotel were very very good. Spotless modern pool area with a well stocked pool bar. Reception staff warm friendly always available,accommodating and very competent. Breakfast included, good quality, stocked to the max. Never once did we require to ask for an item to be restocked bountiful comes to mind and we ate there for a whole week. Breakfast areas kept immaculately clean. Complimentary Coffee and popcorn available at all times cookies in the afternoon. Bedroom suite with sofa bed well appointed again clean and tidy good,maid service. Thanks to all the staff and management -- GOOD JOB!!!

    4
    « Weekend in Siesta Key, Sarasota FL »

    The outdoor look of the hotel is not very nice (old property). However, the lobby, breakfast, heated pool, bar and of course rooms (which matters the most to me) where very nicely decorated, clean and comfortable. Great location super, commercial (US41 a.k.a Tamiami Trail). Free breakfast buffet, free shuttle to Siesta Key Beach, the Village, etc (they just ask you to tip the drivers that are very professional) and yes the beach is beautiful (I read is #1 beach in the USA) of course my 21 year old had to confirm online that fact and it was the number 1 in or until 2013. Now is #2. Number one is one beach in Oahu, Hawaii. Still awesome as a Floridian to have the 2nd best beach in the country at a driving distance. Go visit!!!

    3
    « Staff was accommodating and service was good »

    Stayed at the hotel for two nights when I was in town for a funeral. Rooms are small, bathroom tiny but clean. Layout was a little odd in the room. The Complimentary breakfast was wonderful and the free popcorn in the lobby was a nice touch. Never got to try the 4pm cookies.

    4
    « warm weather break »

    nice location good breakfast it comes with room nice pool and outside bar five minutes to siesta key beach. nice restaraunts on either side of hotel plus small shopping plaza and large plaza across the street. hotel is set rite off the main road.

    3
    « Great staff and serviceable lodging »

    Clean with decent amenities, reasonable rate. Very helpful staff throughout our visit. Well located. Rooms open to parking lot. Offers free breakfast, varied selection, food is decent. Would return if we were in the area.

    4
    « not actually siesta key but close »

    This is a standard best western hotel that is very much like the other best westerns. Comfortable beds, wifi and cable in room, hot water for the shower, AC, free breakfast, all the basics i expect in a room. The location is decent in the heart of sarasota on the mainland near the south bridge to get across to the key, but not on the key.

    2
    « Third year treat »

    Nice place..rooms small and bed needs new mattress...great breakfast with room! Pool and bar a plus with Friday and Saturday poolside entertainment! Enjoyed the complimentary popcorn! Great location! ..mile to the beach...friendly and helpful staff..

    5
    « Wedding in Siesta Key »

    We had a group of 35 people that stayed at this hotel for a wedding celebration. They were extremely accommodating to us and our needs while there. The breakfast was very good each morning, and the pool was nice, and we enjoyed the bar at the pool each day!! A real short walk to a bar and grill as well!! We all used the shuttle to get to the beach which worked out great. We will definitely stay here again!!

    4
    « Perfect Location To Visit Siesta Key! »

    Best Western Plus On US 41 @ Stickney Point Rd. is convenient, clean, friendly and free rides to the beach!! Excellent staff, hot breakfast was on point. Only 1 negative was no BYOB at the pool, you must purchase adult bevs at their bar inside the pool. HIGHLY recommend this hotel for your visit to Siesta Key!!

    5
    « Vacation in the sun »

    Best Western Siesta Key is a great little getaway- a very short drive to Siesta Key Beach. Hotel has a great pool & music at night and a great pool bar. Rooms are comfortable, nothing extraordinary, but lots of conveniences like a fridge & a microwave oven. Morning breakfast is great with lots of options & a lovely breakfast room. Close to shops & the hotel backs on to a Carrabbas restaurant. Good value for the money & there's even free popcorn!

  • 4
    « Location location location »

    This was our second stay here and every bit as good as the first. The breakfast is really good and tea and coffee available 24/7 in the lobby free of charge. The pool area is excellent. The location is great with lots of restaurants within walking distance and a retail shopping centre just over the road. Our only disappointment was the noisy air con.

    5
    « A surprising value »

    Although the rooms were a bit small, I hadn't expected such luxury at a modest price. Each bed had four pillows, and a super-comfortable duvet. There were plenty of towels and a good shower. Excellent AC. Fridge, microwave, WiFi and large TV. The pool was huge with a lovely bar and sitting area. Full breakfast, too, and coffee/tea available 24/7. The location was in a retail shopping area, but easy access to the beach by car. South Tamiami Trail is the main drag to picturesque downtown and waterfront marina/park(about 6 miles), or south to Venice, Naples, etc.. The front desk staff was extremely helpful in giving us maps and directions. Every imaginable eating spot nearby such as Red Lobster and Outback. Only downside: TVs in lobby and breakfast room were constantly blaring Fox News which some guests might find annoying and distasteful.

    3
    « Ok »

    Loud airconditioning. Felt more like a motel than a hotel. Good breakfast and the kids liked the live music at the pool and loved the free popcorn. In all the rooms felt a little outdated. But I guess you get what you pay for.

    4
    « Nice Stay »

    Nice Location to discover Sarasota Area by Car. Many Restaurants and Shopping near by in walking-distance. Free Shuttle to Beaches (but they ask for a tip). You can call them an they are there in 5 - 10 Minutes. Breakfast was really good. A lot to choose from. Should be something there for everyone.

    3
    « Good but a little noisey »

    Great position for all in Sarasota Walking distance to Carabas and Harry's Bar - Hooters over the road We are here for the golf and beach - so perfect position Pool bar good - jacuzzi - night time relax around the pool - with flamed fire - free popcorn and good breakfast - The only downside is the very noisey air conditioning - we complained - no solution so bought ear plugs!

    1
    « OVERPRICED »

    Rooms very small, staff unaccomodating, find a different hotel. Internet horrible, no weather channel which is needed as an evacuee of a hurricane. No pets. Only good thing is that it's in a good location. WAY too much money for a "closet" with a curtain. Haave to squeeze by computer chair everytime you go to a sink or a bathroom.

    5
    « Great stay! Really enjoyed »

    Great location close to highway, with dozens of highly rated restaurants within half mile radius. Nice friendly staff and comfy rooms. Our room overlook the large pool, sauna, and outdoor bar with fire feature. Standard room has king bed, 42" TV, adjustable a/c, blow dryer, desk, big chair, side table, iron, safe, even got fridge & microwave! Bathroom small but adequate & clean. Soft close toilet! WiFi weak but may just be our room. Breakfast served 7-10am is one of the best free hotel breakfasts ever! Omelettes, fresh fruit, yogurt, oatmeal, breads/cereals, biscuit & gravy, bacon & sausage, juices, teas, coffee. The lobby is clean and well kept, with computers to use and free fresh popcorn, tea & coffee available anytime. Free shuttle service to Siesta Keys beach & village available 10am to 2am. But need to tip driver. Only 10 min drive to beach. I would definitely stay here again.

    4
    « Good stay »

    Very good location. A little bit noisy for the rooms facing the front of hotel due to garbage trucks every morning and very early. Good breakfast and very nice pool area. Rooms are decent sized and clean.

    5
    « In town for business »

    When we arrived there was big buzz about hurricane Matthew, hotel booked with guest from the east coast side of Florida, room clean and comfortable, fresh coffee 24 hours a day, breakfast very good, friendly staff. I would definitely stay here again.

    5
    « Siesta Key Getaway »

    We had never been to this area even though we only live less than 2 hours away. Since we are BW members, we picked this hotel. It is a great location, very clean and an excellent value for the money. They have popcorn, cookies and coffee available all day. The breakfast is top notch. The staff is very caring. there is a pool with a pool bar which is great.

  • 3
    « Location Location Location »

    This hotel had an amazing location for being a chain restaurant near Siesta Key (and also close to downtown Sarasota). I was able to get an amazing rate (~$80/night) and wouldn't have been happy if I had paid more for it. The staff were all very kind and the rooms were comfortable, but again you are in a Best Western. Your door opens up to the outside and the bathroom is just the basics. They do give you a 2 for 1 at the (small) pool bar for one evening, but as a warning, don't bring your drink near the pool, it has to stay far away from the water. All in all, I'd stay here again if I was able to get this rate.

    3
    « Staff great, hotel OK »

    Location is good, staff here great and very helpful, air con noisy, room ok has everything you need, set out like motel - with rooms opening onto outside corridors which we are not fans of, pool good.

    5
    « Great vacation to see our new Granddaughter! »

    The hotel was perfect! The front desk was so nice, hotel was clean and the pool was perfect. Breakfast was tasty. The only thing bad was the ice machine on the 2nd floor didn't work, so we had to go to the 1st floor for ice. We had a great stay and when we go back we will stay there again. Highly suggest you stay there too!

    5
    « What a great vacation stay »

    My husband and I stayed here for a few days while visiting Sarasota for our anniversary getaway. We were both very pleased with the hotel. Room was clean, bed was comfortable, pool was refreshing, and staff was friendly and helpful. Couldn't beat it for the price and the location. We are already planning to book again next year for another visit (my husband is from Sarasota so this is where we like to vacation).

    4
    « Great front desk help! »

    Katherine at the front desk graciously helped my husband and myself get into a room quickly so we could shower and attend a family gathering even though it was a little before official check-in time. We were very grateful.

    5
    « Wedding weekend »

    Spent the weekend here for a wedding and I was pleasantly surprised. I got a suite just in case someone needed to crash on my couch since we were across the street from the reception and we had so much room! If you need a little extra room for friends or to sprawl or its perfect and really not that much more money. Friends of mine had a king and loved it. Hotel was clean, service was prompt and there was a very nice sports bar right in front of the hotel for lunch or dinner. I will start here again.

    4
    « Excellent Customer Service and the Staff are very friendly!!! »

    We truly enjoyed the customer service they provided to us during our stay! All of the staff are very friendly and super nice people! The hot breakfast is great and has many items to choose from. Much better than a typical continental breakfast! The only improvement this hotel can make is the room cleanness. We felt the room were not that clean and it's getting aged and dated. The pool and hot tub is very enjoyable. Most people will feel comfortable to stay at this hotel! Awesome staff and service provided!!!

    4
    « Holiday Weeked in SIesta Key »

    Enjoyed our stay at Best Western Siesta Key. Good location with restaurants neaby and not far from beach. Enjoyed free full breakfast and pool area with bar and entertainment. Free shuttle to beaches and restaurants in Siesta Key. Room and bed very comfortable but bathrooms were small. Only issue was room service was not provided during our 2 night stay. Overall nice hotel at a reasonable cost.

    5
    « Very good »

    The service and the room was great. It was very clean, the hotel keep a good service replacing the towels. The hotel is in a good location, the beach was a mile away from the hotel and a variety of restaurants.

    5
    « Great room and pool bar! »

    Had a great experience. Room was a great price. The bed was very comfortable and the bar had a great bartender and cold beer! There were lots of great restaurants very near by... Location location location

  • 5
    « Very pleased »

    We were a large party so we got 2 rooms, they were big enough and clean. Breakfast was good and we noticed that they rotate a few items depending on the day. The lady working there: Monica was very efficient and super friendly, she and my wife almost become BFF LOL. The Beach is about 5 minutes away, They have a courtesy shuttle service, but we decided to drive. The beach is one of the best no matter where you search and the hotel was good, we may be back.

    5
    « Great stay for the whole family. »

    We had lots of people in town for our son's wedding. The location was perfect. Close to the beach and close to where the wedding/ reception was held. The breakfast in the morning was great as there were lots of children in the group and it was easy for parents to get everyone what they liked. I also enjoyed the popcorn in the lobby!

    5
    « My stay »

    Breakfast was lovely, bed was comfortable, pool staff was cordial, vending machines always had what I wanted, maids were very helpful. The exterior lighting was adequate, the manager was very kind, the parking was free and well lit, there was a free shuttle to Siesta Key.

    5
    « Lovely place to stay »

    The grounds were very luscious and tropical. Very relaxing and accommodating. The work-out room had one of each of the typical machines and 2 TVs. Clean and spacious. Breakfast was a hit-many choices of food with an extra eating room.

    1
    « Really disappointed »

    Stayed here for one night to check out the siesta key beach. Check in was quick but not the friendliest. Room was poolside but with a car park view so that was a bit misleading on the agents part. Went for a drink at the bar and the rudest lady was serving. Waited 5 minutes before she even acknowledged me as she was busy filling her face with her lunch and chatting on her mobile. I reluctantly left a tip for her and went off to my room. Rooms were good, clean and nice bed. We didn't have the breakfast as we wanted to eat out of hotel. I had a little accident while there and the way it was dealt with was totally unacceptable. Have contacted head office about that and await a response. Really disappointed to choose a big brand hotel name and have such a poor experience.

    5
    « very nice hotel for the price »

    We came to Siesta Key for a quick one day stay. This hotel was a nice hotel for a reasonable price. The pool area is awesome with a great little Tiki- bar. The drive to the beach is very short and Siesta Key has a nice public access with plenty of parking or the hotel has a free taxi (tips only) that will take you to the beach or Siesta Village.

    4
    « Best Western.A good place to stay in Sarasota. »

    Very well situated hotel in Sarasota.All activities are in a short distance.Shopping,beach, museums etc.Service is very good and the price is fair.Surrounding area is clean and beautiful.I will recommend this Hotel to everyone i know.

    5
    « Beach Bum »

    This is a great Hotel For a weekend Get Away ! The Location was fabulous ! The room we had overlooked the Pool ! The Sleep we Got was Perfect ! It appears that we had some Goose down Feathers. The Breakfast was sensational the only thing I would like to see Is a Sign that say No Taking Food Back up to YOUR ROOM for health Regulations ! N-joy your stay book directly thew this Hotel

    4
    « Great stay. Really liked the place. »

    Was first trip to Gulf coast of Flordia and Sarasota for my wife and I. Had my travel agent select this Best Western hotel. We enjoyed are stay here. Found the property to be clean and well maintained. Noted a number of families also staying here during our visit. The hotel is no more than 10 minutes from the beach and restaurants are quite close, too. Hotel staff were very personable and helpful throughout our stay. A breakfast is provided each morning with a wide variety of food slections to meet everyones tastes. Overall, I would not hesitate in recommending this hotel to anyone traveling to Sarasota. It's a good place to stay that won't cost you a fortune and its centrally located near beach and resturants. In my opinion, can't go wrong in staying here either as a couple or as a family on vacation.

    4
    « Great place to stay for a weekend getaway »

    The room were clean and the location is perfect. Breakfast is included and many choices are provided. You can walk next door for dinner or across the street and have a variety of places to chose from. There is a convenient shuttle that will take you and pick you up from the public beach or downtown area. The kids loved the pool and enjoyed the all day popcorn machine.

  • 5
    « Closest to #1 Beach - Siesta Key »

    I have been staying at this Hotel for about 6 or 7 years now, even before it was a Best Western. Its proximity to the beach, shopping and tourist sites cannot be beat. I have always found the hotel to be very clean, comfortable and have a very friendly staff. I will continue to stay here for as long as I vacation in Sarasota.

    5
    « great time in siesta key »

    Siesta Key beach is one of the finest beaches in our country and staying in the Best Western in Siesta Key is not only a great value but also a great experience. The staff is warm and friendly and go out of their way to accomadate you. Beds and pillows are comfortable and the rooms are clean. They provide a wonderful breakfast with nice seating. Pool area is very, very nice. As an extra nice touch, the staff makes fresh popcorn from an old fashioned machine that sits right in the lobby so that when you come back from the beach, you can fill up your own bag of popcorn. Warm cookies in the later afternoon put a smile on our grandchildren's faces along with the delicious popcorn. This is a wonderful place and we will return here when we can get back to Florida.

    5
    « This what not a pleasure trip »

    This trip was for a funeral; the Sarasota National Cemetery is about a 20 minute drive; Stickney Point turns in to Clark road going east. Upon check-in, I was afforded a late check-out since I was not sure of the time frame. The woman at the front desk was most helpful and even offered to extend the time an additional 30 minutes. I have been there before and have been impressed with the landscaping. The hotel staff is friendly and even the other guests make it a definite location for a friendly atmosphere. The only draw back was that I did not find out until 6 AM the next morning that the coffee maker in the room did not work. So it was an hour wait for coffee along with a great breakfast selection that is offered.

    4
    « Great hospitality and fine location »

    Compliments for service and kindness of the crew. The quality of the hotel is fine; our room, the swimmingpool and other facilities. Location is perfect for visiting Sarasota, Tampa and the beaches. Our compliments.

    4
    « Love Siesta Key! »

    Great location and pool. Kids loved the popcorn! A reasonably good hotel in a great location a short drive away from the lovely Siesta Key beach. Would definitely stay there again. Need to type 200 characters. ;-)

    5
    « Sweet 16 Birthday Celebration »

    This hotel is strategically located near the beach and great restaurants. The staff was very welcoming. They offered free breakfast and 2 free drinks at their pool bar. The rooms were very clean and the beds were comfy.

    4
    « Great base! »

    This hotel is exactly as advertised. Small rooms but very comfortable and ideally equipped. Free parking, microwave, fridge, good wifi strength and powerful shower. Rooms were cleaned daily with fresh towels. Staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Pool area clean with nice tiki bar. The location is excellent. Just over the causeway to siesta key with fantastic beaches and a beautiful village - 10 minutes drive approximately. Siesta beach is naturally great (rated Americas number one) but Turtle Beach is equally good and is worth a visit. We still prefer Lido key which is 25 minutes north. The hotel has Plenty of eating places near by and super markets across the road. Large pub / grill next door ( Harry's) with extremely helpful and happy staff- highly recommended. We would stay in this hotel again if in the area - good value for money.

    4
    « Birthday weekend »

    Great place to stay without breaking the bank! Was so close to beach and restaurants! Staff was friendly and room suited is just fine. Just a 5 min ride to beach and the bars. Free parking everywhere which was great and hotel has cute little pool bar for chillin

    5
    « Awesome pool area! »

    The room had everything that we needed and the pool area was great! Very clean and the bar was excellent. The breakfast was very good and included! Very close to the beach and nice restaurants around it. Very nice place!

    4
    « Siesta Key get away »

    Very clean , pleasant and helpful employees . Room was very nice w/o that funky hotel smell.. Would def. stay again . Only 5 min. drive to the beach. Breakfast was the usual same old menu but food was hot and tasty..

  • 4
    « close to everything and very nice place »

    Room was very nice and comfortable. Mattress was a little uncomfortable, but we managed. Bar is too pricey for no entertainment. Breakfast we just so so. Restaurants are near so you can walk to them.mmmmmm

    5
    « Great Getaway »

    Great weekend getaway hotel.for couples and family. I highly recommend for out of town visitors and local Floridians. I wish check-in was earlier such as 3 pm. It seems to be a very popular and booked quickly hotel.

    5
    « Great hotel/motel if visiting Siesta Key beach! »

    Stayed here for only 1 night as we were stopping for a day at Siesta Key beach before heading to the east coast for a cruise. This motel has the look of the older type hotels/motels that used to find along the interstates. However, it is extremely clean, and extremely well kept up. The staff as very friendly, the pool was in great condition, and overall it was a nice place to stay. The rooms are small with the old style window a/c units, but that is just because the property has the old style motel vibe to it. Don't let that detract from you though. It's clean, it's quiet, and its very close to the beach - about a 5 or 10 minute drive. I believe the hotel may have a shuttle that runs to/from the beach - but we didn't use it. The entire Siesta Key area was unlke any other beach area/town I've been to. The whole area is nicely decorated, very clean, no typical beach trashy areas, etc. Is a really great beach to visit. If you find yourself visiting Siesta Key beach for a day or two consider staying here.

    5
    « Great place! Very close to the beach »

    Enjoyed our stay very much! Rooms a little small! But clean and updated! Comfortable beds, nice cold air conditioning, great service! Loved the bar attached to the pool! And the bartender was great! She was very helpful with Dinner arrangements! Will definetly stay again!

    4
    « Nice Hotel »

    I thought the hotel was very nice; and the staff was nice. The location of the hotel was great. We were not located on the beach but "Johnny's" free shuttle service was EXCELLENT. They picked us up and returned us to the hotel each time. Overall, we had a wonderful experience at Siesta Key.

    4
    « Great location and nice pool bar »

    Try to get a room on the upper floors (we had a room on the third floor). Nice standard, just too bad the fridge didn't had a freezer department. The pool bar, located next to the pool is nice and the staff is very friendly. The complementary wi-fi is ok, not more. Another great thing about the hotel is that it's located next to Harry's Sports Bar and a 10 mins stroll to the closest Publix.

    4
    « Clean and comfortable »

    We were very happy staying here. The room was clean, quiet and comfortable (great beds and pillows). The staff were professional and accommodating. It's located very close to the Stickney Bridge and the beaches. We'd stay there again. Especially if we get the great reasonable price we got from Kayak.com.

    5
    « Best Western Plus Excellent Bargain »

    This Hotel is about a mile and half from the public beaches. It is also walking distance or very short ride to excellent eating. The hotel is very clean and the staff is very nice. The room l was in was a king bed and sofa sleeper. The sink is outside of the bathroom. Bathroom was small but ok. They have executive rooms where the bed is in a separate room then the sofa sleeper. They have free popped popcorn all day long and breakfast is excellent and hot. Full eggs and meat, bread, cereal etc. The pool is nice and has a gas fire pit and towels. If you go to the Public beaches go early 9am to get parking it is free or go after 4 and get some one leaving. We parked in the second lot that has more bathrooms and a beach carpet so you don't have to walk on the sand. Siesta key beach is the best we went to Turtle beach for a look not as nice. As far as food if you like Chinese we went Taste of Hong Kong it was surprising good. I am a NYC boy and l love good Chinese this was that good. There is also a nice ice cream shop called Abel's really nice too. They come around and give you ice water while your eating. There were also other good restaurants in the same area that received good reviews from T.A. Thank you Nicole and Mr. Petersen and staff sorry couldn't see your name tags without my glasses. :) Enjoy!

    4
    « Satisfied Customer »

    Nice Hotel, clean, updated rooms. Great breakfast with a lot of variety. Easy access to the beach beach. Family friendly. Close to shops and a Publix if you want to buy items prior to going to the beach.

    5
    « Location, location, location! »

    I think what made this hotel very special is the team that works there, particularly Kevin who is the world's friendliest receptionist. After a long and boring transatlantic flight we just wanted to get a room and relax. When we arrived at the hotel Kevin gave us a really warm welcome and told us everything there is to know about the hotel. He really did cheer us up! The hotel itself is very clean and very well maintained. We loved the small garden with the swinging chairs. Being from Europe we really liked the layout of the hotel and the fact that room entrances were from the street and not from internal corridor. The pool is large with perfect water temperature and plenty of sunbeds around it. There is also a nice bar right by the pool which was pretty popular with hotel guests. We were very impressed by the fact that fresh fruit was available 24/7 in the dining area, as well as free coffee and tea. You can also get free popcorn by reception. The breakfast was also very good with plenty to choose from. I really loved the bacon that they make at this hotel. I've got to say, I've never eaten anything like that before. A couple of times they served burritos which tasted like they were homemade! Our room was very spacious, in fact it was bigger than any other room we had in European hotels and other hotels that we've been to in Florida. We had a king bed and it was very comfortable, so comfortable that I would come back to this hotel just for the quality of sleep! The size of TV was also very impressive. The bathroom was very clean and I absolutely loved the showerhead which had several settings including the massage function. The WiFi coverage was also very good and my phone and laptop never lost signal at the hotel premises (they do change passwords on Friday afternoons though). There are also two computers and a printer in the lobby. This was very helpful as we needed to print out our return tickets. And finally ? hotel's location is just perfect. It takes about 7 minutes to drive to Siesta Key Beach and about the same to Turtle Beach. If you don't fancy driving you can walk to the Beach Access 12 in just 20 minutes. The hotel offers free shuttle service to Siesta Key (just give a tip to the driver) which is very convinient if you want to go out for a drink or don't fancy driving yourself. There are a few restaurants and a Publix within 10 minute walking distance from the hotel and Sarasota downtown is about 25 minutes' drive. All in all we are very happy with this hotel and would visit again!

  • 4
    « Better than usual for a Best Western »

    Don't think this is Siesta Key, it isn't. It is only a drive away so convenient for visiting. There is a really nice pool and pool bar a perfect end to the day. The adjacent food outlets are of a good standard and we stayed 2 nights and found an Italian restaurant one night and a steak bar the next.

    5
    « Affordable, clean & convenient »

    If you're looking for a clean, affordable hotel that is convenient to the Siesta Key beaches then this is the place to stay. They have a fitness center, free full breakfast, a nice pool with a bar and a free shuttle to the Siesta Key beaches & village. It's also convenient to nearby stores and restaurants including one in front of the hotel. This was our 4th stay here and we plan to return.

    2
    « The only Great thing is location. »

    Location great. everything else standard to low. Terrible experience with night clerk SCOTT, he would not provide additional blankets for three days straight of asking, got really confrontational and even threatened my wife. Only reason cops were not called is because I felt bad for the old, rude and crippled man. When we spoke to the manager instead of offering some sort of apology either by word or even in the form of discount of some sort since we stayed for 4 nights, all we got was more excuses. It's sad because even though the hotel is old and room carpets obviously need replacing, you can tell that maintenance does its best to keep everything running the best possible. Overall location is the best thing for this hotel. I would love to get a call from the GM to really go over the details, because even though I'm upset I'm still holding back because a couple of employees should not tarnish the reputation of hotel. (I sent request to contact through hotels webpage in case MR GM you want to talk to a disgruntle customer that would love to improve customer service in your hotel)

    5
    « 2016 vacation »

    Booked through priceline and management accommodated us with a roll-away bed with no problems! Popcorn and coffee always available! Freshly popped I might add!! East to find and about 2 mile away from Siesta Key public beach. Lots of eateries near!

    4
    « Holiday Getaway »

    Great location near the beaches and plenty of restaurants nearby. Convenient shuttle to beaches and downtown if you don't want to drive. A/C did not seem as cool as temperature listed, but was adequate. I would stay again.

    5
    « one of the best hotel for the price. Clean, professional and helpful staff »

    we stayed overnite after a four day weekend at Orlando. the hotel is close to the beach and easy to find. The outside looks average but you cannot beat the price to the professional service, and cleanliness. The room is clean and spotless. Bathroom is so clean and cleaner than the very expansive Marrriot and Sheraton in Orlando. the front desk manager Margaret was helpful, polite and friendly. She gave us suggestions where to go and offered to lend us two beach chairs and two beach towels since we were traveling through Sarasota. we spent a whole morning at the beach , a paradise needless to say. Breakfast was plentiful and great. When I travel, I like a clean hotel room and a clean bathroom. I got that. We will definitely come back to Sarasota and stay in this hotel. None can beat the combination: cleanliness, friendly, great breakfast. Hotel guests look like they have stayed here before. families observed playing card games at the breakfast room. Its a friendly hotel. Margaret, thanks for being helpful and providing such great services to a traveler.

    3
    « Room Smell »

    The room had a bad smell of mildew. The mattresses were very uncomfortable. The rooms were not cleaned until very late in the afternoon each day. We had to search out towels each day for showers. The free breakfast was above average from others we have had. The pool and pool bar were nice, although the pool water was too warm.

    4
    « "Three great days" »

    We had a very good experienced staying at Best Western Plus Siesta Key Gateway. Excellent location close to all sort of businesses, Restaurants, Grocery Stores, Shopping Centers, etc. Clean rooms, refrigerator, microwave and safe in the room. In my opinion, the beds are antiquated. They need to be replaced and fast. They are too hard and do not provide a nice night of rest. Very professional and courteous staff at check in and check out. Kevin and Margaret at the desk, and Sobeira, our room attendant, are employees that dignify and represent extremely well the motto of Best Western Hotels. Outstanding hot breakfast every morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Although we do not drink alcohol, there is a full bar located at the pool side to please their patrons. The pool is big enough to accommodate a good number of guests. There is also a hot tub that accommodate six people at the time and a gas fire pit for cooler nights. Plenty of car parking spaces outside the building.

    3
    « Weekend Getaway »

    Great location close to restaurants, and shopping. It's more than 1 mile to Siesta Key public beach but less than 2 miles. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The room was nothing fancy but it was clean and maid service cleaned and replenished towels daily. The beds were comfortable and the air conditioner a little noisy. With the Florida heat, it'd be nice if the rooms had an overhead fan. The only trouble I had was the door locking me out on my second night of stay. When I slid the card key, it lit up red. I went to the front desk and they reactivated the card key and mentioned that if it was placed near a cell phone,which it was, sometimes inactivates the card key. I later that evening stepped out for dinner and when I came back couldn't get in the room. This time the key card would light up green but I couldn't open the door. The Maintenance guy (white male) came and took a look and didn't find anything wrong with it. The following day, after coming up from breakfast, again I was locked out of the room. The card key was still lighting up green but I couldn't open the door. Again I went back to the front desk and explained that once again I was locked out of my room. This time there was another maintenance guy there. He had a spanish accent. He immediately mentioned that he knew what was wrong and followed me up to the room. He pushed the door opened and then showed me what was causing me to get locked out of the room... I had not completely folded over the inside lock, therefore, it kept getting stuck! :p Other than that, great value for the price and the free breakfast was okay. They offered eggs, pancakes, stale pastries, toast, bagels, cereal, oatmeal, grits, sausage, bananas, oranges, yogurt, milk, coffee, tea, juice, etc. They kept replenishing breakfast as it ran out, which was awesome! Would definitely stay again! :)

    5
    « Vacation »

    Very nice place. Rooms are very clean. Friendly staff. Refrigerator and Microwave in the room. Many restaurants and stores nearby. Free Shuttle to the beach. Free coffee hot tea and hot chocolate during the day with chocolate chip cookies. Continental breakfast

  • 4
    « Nice place to lay your head, nice admosphere »

    Very considerate people. check in and at check out. have bar at pool. very clean hotel. everything about the hotel is nice. close to siesta beach and the Sunday Drum Circle. if you are older, I would maybe recommend the front of the hotel, verses the pool area. kids can get rather rowdy at times. Over all however, I think for the value and safety, this is the hotel.

    5
    « Family »

    This hotel is great was clean comfy beds and pillows no musty smell the only thing I found wrong with the room was a little to small for 4 people,Breakfast was ok pancake machine was out of mix 2 days in a row, gravy for biscuits was just ok. We did use the free shuttle to the beach that was nice since we were never here before. This hotel is so close to the ocean we would definitely come back maybe I can upgrade to a bigger room we will be back

    4
    « Good for a weekend. »

    One of those hotels to stay just once. Overall good experience. Average breakfast. Great fitness center with all you need in just 4 machines and free standing dumbbells set. Good sleep quality. Everything is in short distance with our rented car and gps. Great experience at Siesta Beach, but try to arrive before 11:00 AM since parking lot is limited. Next time will try another hotel or apt condo closer to beach.

    4
    « Great location, super price... very nice »

    Pros: - Clean, neat, super friendly at the front desk, very accommodating - Great price (we stayed in late June 2016) and the posted rate was 120.00, but we received a discount because we were AAA members that brought the room rate to 108.00 (plus tax of course) - Breakfast was included, which saved us some $$ (more below on this under the cons) - Room was clean, sufficient, nothing fancy but nice - Pool and outside patio was very nice, and no one was ever in the pool when we were there! The pool is a bit small, and it's nice that the bar is nearby the pool, and there is a fire pit (propane gas over rocks) surrounding by nice comfy chairs. Cons: - The "free" shuttle really wasn't free. It was recommended that we tip $3 to $6 dollars per person for the shuttle to the beach or other places nearby, but with four of us, that seemed a bit too much, so we didn't use it... - Breakfast was included, but we aren't carb people, we were only able to eat the eggs. There was no "meat" (i.e. sausages, bacon or ham), only sausage gravy. Yes it is a little thing, but it's something to note if you don't consume sugars and carbs - Room next to us was a bit noisy overnight with doors slamming. We understand that this will happen, but again, something to note. - A/C in the room wasn't quite cold enough, even on the lowest setting (difficult to sleep because of this) - Wi-fi is free, but super slow; guess better than nothing. So here's something else to note: The front desk gives you a ticket to get a "buy one get one free drink" at the outside bar near the pool which was very nice. When we got there, we were only allowed to drink beer or wine. When we asked the female bartender if we could use it to get a "well" mixed drink, she didn't answer, and instead repeated, "BEER or WINE." We got two beers and threw one away. Could have been handled differently and even the one beer wasn't cheap. Bottom line: We'd stay here again since the Siesta Key beach is simply the BEST... super soft, cool sand that feels like you are walking on cool flour. The waves are nice and low (especially for kids) and the water was clear blue/green and gorgeous. You do have to walk a bit to get to the beach from the parking lot, but everyone at the pavilion is very nice and accommodating (plus parking is free, if you can find a spot!)

    5
    « We will return! »

    You won't be disappointed! We were welcomed the minute we walked through the doors. The smell of fresh popcorn and freshly baked cookies was wonderful. It only took us a few minutes to check in, and our room was ready. The hotel staff is very nice and extremely accommodating. We used the pool and the pool bar, while enjoying music by a lovely young singer, Emily Ross. The Best Western is close to several restaurants, and Harry's is within walking distance. It only took us a few minutes to get to the beach. I highly recommend this hotel!

    4
    « An oldie but goodie »

    The Best Western Siesta Gateway title for this hotel is somewhat misleading--the hotel is on the mainland about 5-6 miles from Siesta Key. So, you will need a car to get to the beach or Siesta Village, although there are shuttles available if you just can't spring for a car. The hotel itself is old, probably from the '60's or 70's, but meticulously maintained and VERY clean. If you are a person who wants modern, this hotel will not work for you. However, if you are a person who doesn't care about decor so much, this sparkling clean hotel with impeccable service should work for you. For example, the first night we were there the sink was blocked because the stopper could not be raised--it was broken. We reported this at the front desk as we were leaving for dinner and when we came back, it was fixed. Also, I requested an additional luggage rack and got it immediately--almost scared me it came so fast! I will definitely stay here again if I am in the vicinity, even though the drive to Siesta Key is not my favorite--the money we saved by staying at the Best Western plus the great service have made me a real fan.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    Nice bar with drink specials. Great swim area. Good breakfast. Close to several nice restaurants. Free shuttle to Siesta Key. Staff friendly, rooms clean, nicely remodeled and updated. - overall nice place!!!!!

    4
    « Short stay »

    Comfortable hotel. Spacious rooms. Nice pool and bar. Popcorn in lobby was nice. This part is annoying. Having to write more than 200 characters. The hotel was good value for money. Service was good. etc

    4
    « On vacation! »

    Great hotel to stay in. A little higher on the price than I usually spring for & not as close to the beach as I had thought from the description & reviews, however, still a nice stay & very close to the beach (less than 10 minutes driving). I appreciated the free shuttle service offered to area attractions from 10 am until 2 am. I didn't take advantage of the service but thought it responsible of the hotel for those night owls needing to be driven home, but also nice for those who choose not to fight parking issues. Great staff, very helpful & polite. Everything was very clean, rooms were not smelly (AC was on when I entered the room, which helps). Lots of shopping & AMC theater within 15 minutes. Breakfast was very awesome! All the usual continental items plus bacon, biscuits & gravy & western omelets. I enjoyed the 2 spacious dining rooms, one family oriented with tables & 4 + chairs, the other with a long, tall table, seating for 2 & a large tv screen. Oh yes, by request made the night before, I was able to get a to go breakfast bag for my 5 am departure (banana, orange, granola bar & water). Simple, but very much appreciated! Free popcorn in the lobby & I received a bogo ticket for beer or wine at the pool side bar. The pool area was very nice, clean, a little small but lots of comfortable seating. Easy access, right on Hwy 41 so easy to get to I75 & other major roads. Airport is a little far for an early morning flight, but very doable & easy to navigate. I would recommend this hotel & would stay here again.

    3
    « Reasonable rate and close to Siesta Key »

    Family member passed so we wanted to stay close to the family on Siesta. Breakfast was dissapointing, (what happened to regular scrambled eggs?), room just plain beat up. Shuttle was very convenient and the best part of our stay.

  • 3
    « good »

    Good location, clean room , good breakfast and friendly staff.The staff were very helpful. Breakfast was very crowded but there was ample supply until the end. Located on a quiet street. they stated that we had beach front room, no such thing.

    4
    « Won't return to a Best Western »

    Nothing special, but clean, pleasant, helpful personnel and a solid breakfast. In the breakfast room, the TV was tuned to Fox and the denigration of the President and the glorification of the disgusting nominee. When I asked about it, I was told that personnel were under orders not to turn it off. I suggested the weather channel or another neutral channel, but was turned down. I do not believe that a hotel environment ought to be a location to push propaganda. I won't be back.

    5
    « Excellent hotel »

    We were so pleasantly surprised when we checked in to this hotel. It is one of the nicest, if not the nicest, hotel I've ever stayed in. The rooms were updated and beautiful, bed extremely comfortable. The staff was polite, accommodating and extremely friendly. The breakfast is great, tons of options and they keep the chafing dishes full throughout the entire designated breakfast time. The pool bar and pool itself are immaculate with friendly bartenders. The outdoor fireplace is such an elegant and nice touch. Very convenient to Siesta Key beaches and other area amenities without the Siesta Key Beach hotel prices. Great value for the money; don't think I will ever stay anywhere else when visiting Siesta Key.

    5
    « Very nice »

    Your room is very nice and clean, the bed was very comfortable and big The breakfast was a very nice setup, the cooks are great Your pool bartender Katrina was very nice and entertaining ,it was our 42 wedding anniversary, your pool setup and night lights and fire pit was very romantic Thank you very much for a comfortable stay, we will greatly recommend your Best Western Getaway to others and will stay there again, A Big Thank You

    5
    « summer birds »

    Was easy to find, very nice and helpful staff, rooms were clean and nicely decorated, breakfast was good, Off season rates where reasonable. Vacationed all over southern Florida and only stayed at Best Western Hotels all where highly recommendable.

    4
    « Overall good experience - would stay again... »

    Pretty good place overall - good location, comfortable beds, nice pool, and decent breakfast. The only negative was that our in-room WiFi wasn't working. The location provides easy access to Siesta Key, and has lots of shopping/restaurants nearby...

    4
    « Nice Hotel, Good Value »

    We stayed for two nights over the memorial day weekend. The hotel handled the large crowds quite well. It was mostly quiet and comfortable. Breakfast was good with a nice variety of items and had a good amount of space to handle the large families. The pool area was excellent and we spent an afternoon listening to a young lady that was very entertaining. If you go to the beach on a weekend and plan on parking go early. We arrived at 9:30 and parking was full. Overall stay was excellent and a good value.

    5
    « Baseball Trip »

    The hotel was nice and was great for our family. It is very close to the beach and conveniently located to the baseball fields where we were playing. The staff was friendly and helpful. The pool area was nice and clean.

    2
    « Ride to key west »

    After being on bike, fighting rain found first hotel only to be told they only had one room left and they don't have to honor AARP discount . Basically do you want it or not. So unhappy with his attitude will not stay at best Western ant time soon. Bikers and AARP are not welcome at this location

    1
    « Scary Night »

    People who spoke Spanish were in the room next to us 129# and a small kid was crying off and on from 1-2a.m. At least because it woke us up and we smelled strong smoke. I could hear a drunk Mexican man grunting and moaning and a woman hushing the child. I am afraid to go to sleep. There is an adjoining door with a small, weak, deadbolt on it and when I listened and my friend woke and started blabbing their noisy crying and moaning and yelling went silent. I am prepared to call 911 if the smoke gets worse and the child cries out one more time. This is my last hotel stay in Sarasota.??

  • 4
    « Great staff, nice stay »

    We really enjoyed our stay. The staff was welcoming and attentive. Warm complimentary breakfast was a great day starter. There was always coffee available in the lobby. Free shuttle to the beach was awesome. We highly recommend this hotel and would stay again.

    5
    « Return stay and still a gem for beach go'ers »

    We were traveling up the Gulf Cost and decided to visit at our favorite beach "Siesta Key". One day here is never enough so we stayed over in the tried and true Best Western. This place in very reasonable and has everything for the beach go'er that you need. Clean facility's, Friendly and helpful service, Pool, New Pool Bar, Breakfast, and plenty of nearby restaurants and less than 2 miles to our favorite beach. We will make this hotel a regular stop for sure!!

    3
    « avoid poolside rooms »

    great value ...if early sleep is important then try and get a room on other side of hotel... tiki bar at pool is open to public and generally speaking the outsiders have little respect for paying customers

    5
    « Great stay »

    This was a great hotel - clean, comfortable, and fairly conveniently situated. The pool was nice and the breakfasts and the free all day coffee and popcorn were a nice touch. It was a bit of a drive (15 mins or so) from downtown Sarasota but close to SIesta Key, where we spent most of our time.

    5
    « A Lovely, Small Oasis in a Commercial District »

    We wanted something fairly close to beach, and Sarasota sights without paying the premium of being on Siesta or Lido Key. Reviews of this property were accurate and we had no complaints. Poolside, looking down on the pretty landscape with 'hidden' seating, or the immaculate pool with towels provided, or late afternoon live music on a Friday afternoon, sipping a cold drink from the poolside bar - one could imagine oneself somewhere far more exotic than a few steps away from some small strip malls. But a convenient walk to those stores provide some dining choices as well as Abel's ice cream for an end of day cone! Front desk clerks were pleasant and helpful; the full breakfast (with a change in hot eggs/meats daily) was good with adequate seating and well tended. While we didn't use the free (tip-oriented) shuttle to the beach - we were glad it was there. The room was clean, well-maintained and we had good wifi throughout the complex. We spent three nights and stay here again if in the area.

    4
    « Memorial weekend Vacation »

    I saw pictures on internet but I was not sure what we will find after. sometimes they post some pic but when you come to see is a different story. In this case I got surprised everything was the same as published, very clean rooms, comfortable beds and pillows, professional staff. they were 4 more families together with us and we all got satisfied.

    5
    « All you need for business or a short pleasure! »

    Great free hot/ cont breakfast bar and dining area, tiki bar, nice pool, clean nice rooms and comfy beds! And popcorn machine in the lobby! There is also a sports bar right in front and you can walk to some shots, Carrabas, a health food organic market store and Swim City and some other small shops....

    4
    « Very Enjoyable Place to Stay »

    This was a very lovely experience. The staff was very friendly and quite helpful. The room was clean, bed was very comfortable, and it had many amenities. There was a free breakfast in the morning with many options of food, you receive a two drink gift card for the bar at the pool, and there is free transportation to Siesta Key provided by a local company. Not only that, there is an excellent restaurant and sports bar in front of the hotel that has wonderful food and lively music (which you cannot hear unless you are outdoors). They also have a business center with the free use of their computers, plus fresh popcorn snacks available. All in all, a lovely place to stay for the price.

    5
    « Old Faithful »

    This is the 3rd time I have stayed at this hotel in the last year or so, This hotel has never disappoints me. Its clean, the staff always goes out of their way without question. The room air conditioners are great, and the pool is inviting. I could ramble on but I think most get the idea( I really like the place). Its near the beach and many restaurants are near by.

    4
    « Everything you need and more »

    Clean, comfortable, attractively decorated room. Very nice and spacious pool and lounge area. Easy parking. Restaurant adjacent to hotel and shopping and more restaurants right across street. Shuttle to beautiful Siesta Key Beach. Free popcorn, cookies, coffee all day. Safe to store valuables. Computers for guests to use. Many breakfast options - not just continental. Friendly staff.

  • 4
    « They have it about 80% right »

    We have stayed at this hotel before. We like how quiet it is and the rooms are clean and equipped with the basics. The lobby popcorn machine is a hit with our 5 year old and there is nice, relaxing steel drum music played by the pool/bar. We HATED the breakfast buffet (powdered eggs ruined it) and the OJ was bad, toaster broken. If they revamped this feature they would earn an extra star from us. Great location.

    3
    « Better last year »

    We were staying 4 nights, we love the pool and the bar next beside it. It is good located for restaurants nearby, but a 5 min ride to downtown. The sad part: The breakfast was better last year, with more options and fresh fruit salad etc. Our a/c didn't do a proper job in de-humidify our room, and a pretty noisy unit as well.

    5
    « Clean, affordable & close to the beach! »

    This was our third stay and we have another stay planned for July. The staff is nice & helpful, the room was clean and the hotel is located only one mile from the beach. There's a free shuttle service that will take you to & from the Siesta Key beaches so you don't have to worry about parking--just remember to tip them! There are stores & restaurants close by--less than a mile, some within walking distance.

    5
    « Close to beach and everything else you may need »

    My Caddy and I were in Sarasota for a Disc Golf Tournament and wanted to stay somewhere close to it all. The beaches were right over the bridge. Plenty of shopping and restaurants in walking distance to Hotel.

    5
    « Keep coming back! »

    I think this is the third time that we have been at this Best Western Plus, but they seem to get a lot of repeat guests, at least from the people we talked to at the bar. We go down to visit ailing relatives, so a convenient location works for us. Best Western is not that far from the airport, close to the beach for a quick walk in the morning or late afternoon. The idea that the breakfast (very good) is included works for us.The Sandbar lounge is a great place to unwind. Meets every thing we can use.

    4
    « Clean place to stay with some perks »

    This hotel was just ok, a clean place to stay. Everything worked and no complaints about the room itself. As for the location, its not far from the beach, if you drive. Nothing to really do at the hotel but swim. Pool was nice and warm. They had an on-site bar which wasn't too loud or crowded and the bartender was really helpful. Free popcorn all the time. Free cookies at 4. The breakfast was free too, wasn't the greatest but still was something. A few restaurants within walking distance, but definitely have to take your car. Johnnie's free ride is free, but with a tip, so not really free. All in all wasn't bad stay

    5
    « Way better than expected! »

    I'm always a little wary of properties that have some negative reviews in the last six months so I read them thoroughly and decide to try it or not. Very glad we tried this hotel!! I was mostly worried about the complaints regarding check in staff (since they are your greatest resource if you need something or if there is something wrong with the room), but I can honestly say that Kevin at the front desk was welcoming, incredibly helpful and went out of his way to look up attractions as we were talking about them while standing near him. The hotel itself was great and met our needs perfectly. All rooms are outdoor facing but we felt safe (biggest concern) and didn't hear any outside noise. The property felt very clean and although we didn't spent time at the pool we did check it out and it seemed to have a fun crowd gathering. It is also so close to the most amazing beach I've ever been to. In addition to the free parking and buffet breakfast (very typical Best Western breakfast- continental plus hot options, eggs/sausage/pancakes), there was coffee, tea and popcorn in the lobby all day. I left there very impressed and definitely glad we gave it a try. (Booked through Priceline).

    4
    « Really clean and had a great breakfast for not being a resort! Price was great!!! »

    We had very clean accommodations! The queen bed was fantastically comfortable, the pillows were great, friendly service and the breakfast was great. The bar by the pool was very spendy for the weak cocktails, but that was the only issue. Pool was really nice and clean also!! Would easily stay here again!!! Hotel has free shuttle service that drops off in Siesta Key and picks up in Siesta Key... Any location like a taxi... Only need to tip!!! It was great after a night of cocktails in Siesta Key... Safe!!

    4
    « Great hotel for the money. »

    Nice clean facility, rooms were more than I expected, staff was very accommodating. Complementary breakfast was better than most, and free shuttle to the beach and Siesta Key Village. The hotel exceeded my expectations. I would definately reccommend this hotel.

    5
    « Great location. Nice Hotel. Nice Breakfast. »

    Was pleasantly surprised for a Best Western. This was an excellent choice. Breakfast food was much better than some of the higher end hotel "Hot Breakfast" offerings. Will definitely stay here again next time we go to Siesta Key and will possibly stay an extra day.

  • 4
    « great location »

    Room needed a little help, amenities and location great. Friendly staff, fun pool and pool bar. Very quiet. We were able to walk to a few restaurants. Free parking. Grocery store and shopping across street.

    4
    « Great location »

    We have stayed here several times. The location is great. Close to the beaches, restaurants, shopping. Breakfast is included in the price. They have free wifi and HBO in the room. There is a nice pool and hot tub.

    5
    « We didnt want to leave!! »

    My husband and I were vacationing in the Florida area, travelling from Orlando down the west coast, across to Miami and up the east coast. We planned to spend one night in the Best Western - we ended up staying three! My son and his girlfriend joined us for the last two nights! Fab hotel, great shuttle service to the beach, excellent breakfast, loved the music by the pool. Special thanks to Kevin at Reception who was happy to help with our (many!) enquiries. Will be back next year and not just for three days!

    4
    « Good price, 3 miles from beach »

    If you want fancy, this hotel is not for you. The rooms are fine, nothing great. Rooms do have a mini fridge and microwave which is a huge plus! We used it often for leftovers and drinks. There was a free breakfast, cereal, oatmeal, fruit, doughnuts, toast, English muffins, bagels, yogurt and pancake station. There was also, sausage, bacon, sausage gravy, biscuits, eggs (omelets, scrambled, fried) depending on the day. The eggs were definitely fake and not very tasty. The pool area was nice with lounge chairs, table and chairs and cushioned patio furniture around a fire pit. There is also a bar at the pool with friendly staff. The only downfall to the pool is that it is open to the public so on the weekends it seemed to be a little bit more crowded with non-hotel guests. I would most definitely stay here again. Location is nice, walking distance to a few restaurants, pharmacy and other stores. Only a short drive to the beach. You can also get a free ride from Johnnys free ride to anywhere in siesta key.

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    We stayed at this hotel for a week and were very impressed. Very clean, great customer service at front desk. They offer the largest free breakfast we have ever had at a hotel. Eggs, bacon, cereal, bagels, fruit, oatmeal even pancake maker. And the freshly baked cookies at 4 everyday were so good! It was about a 5 minute drive to the Siesta Key beach. The area has a free shuttle company which will take you anywhere on Siesta Key and pick you up when you call them.. very convenient.. they run on tips. BTW Siesta beach is gorgeous! We were woken up 5am several mornings from garbage truck emptying dumpsters. We were on the 3rd floor on non pool side so might want to stay on pool side to avoid noise.

    4
    « Siesta Key »

    Location, location, location - beach, restaurants, entertainment and access to major highway - couldn't asked for a better value or location. The breakfast selection would please anyone from children to adults. Nice pool area with bar. And there was even live entertainment at the pool.

    4
    « Lots of Sun and Sand »

    The perfect getaway from the cold and icy Northern Maine weather! This Gateway Best Western was so conveniently located and staffed with the friendliest people which certainly helped us tremendously on our first visit to Siesta Key! Already looking forward to our next visit.

    4
    « Value for money »

    The hotel sits on the main route onto Siesta Key. It has good links to Sarasota and good, basic amenities. A pool with bar is well serviced and can be a bit noisy during the day, especially if there is live music. However, as the pool & bar shut at 10:00pm the noise isn't a problem at night. Whilst the hotel doesn't provide food other than at breakfast, there are plenty of bars and restaurants near by. Certainly use this hotel again.

    5
    « I traveled alone and had a very nice time. »

    Had no problems. Everything was very nice. I enjoyed the accommodations and felt very secure traveling alone. The breakfast was very good and I enjoyed the popcorn. The staff at the pool bar were very friendly.

    3
    « Cool little poolside bar. »

    Hotel is close to Siesta Beach a beautiful beach ( 15 minute walk) and close to highway and Tamiani highway. No restaurant but 2 nice ones very short walk. The service was very good. Decent little workout area with dumbells. .

  • 4
    « Nice Hotel, Good Location »

    This is a nice hotel with a good location for Siesta Key. The pool area is large and it has a good hotel breakfast. The only down side is our room was a little small, especially the bathroom. The room was modern and updated, but not the bathroom.

    5
    « Great service »

    The hotel has been recently renovated and has a very nice breakfast area, pool, poolside bar and has several computer stations. Parking is free. Our room with a garden view was nicely appointed and spotless. The bed had a very comfortable mattress; firm, but not too firm. They provide Pantene shampoo and coditioner. The breakfast in the morning is included and offers a great variety of choices, including fresh pancakes, fresh fruit, breakfast burrito's, yoghurt and the other usual breakfast options. Another treat is the pop-corn cart in the lobby where you can help yourself to freshly popped pop-corn. All the staff, from the front desk to the cleaning staff, was very helpful, courteous and friendly. The front desk staff was especially knowledgeable and accommodating, assuring our stay was pleasant and comfortable. The hotel is conveniently located near a shopping center and there is a sports bar/restaurant next door. It's less then 10 minutes driving (or free shuttle ride - just pay a tip) to Siesta key beach (with it's powdery soft, white quartz sand), or a 15 minute drive to downtown Sarasota (depending on traffic). We would definitely stay here again!

    4
    « Comfortable, relaxed »

    I stayed here with my father for our few days in Siesta Key. The shuttle to the beach and to the Village was very handy, and at this time of year the car park at the beach was empty, so no problems accessing it. There are plenty of shops around, and a couple of restaurants within walking distance. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful.

    5
    « Short drive to Siesta Key! »

    I went down to Siesta Key for a friends wedding and rather than staying in condos in Siesta Key, I decided to stay in this hotel which was just a short 5 minute drive over the bridge into town. The staff was very friendly and accommodating! The hotel was very clean and up-to-date. It was nice to have a fridge and microwave in the room. The one recommendation I would make is to make sure you are not in a room near the elevator if you are a light sleeper. As soon as morning hits, the elevator is in use non-stop. Other than that, everything was great!

    5
    « WOW »

    This Best Western Plus was one of the nicest hotel I have stayed in. I thought it was a 5 star hotel. The suite [I wouldn't call it a room] was spacious, spotless, lovely, and had all the amenities necessary, It is in a great location and very close to the Ford & Edison Estates. The breakfast and breakfast room was also exceptional. The staff were all professional, friendly and helpful. It was a great experience.

    4
    « Great to be so close to SIesta Key beach but not pay "beachy" prices »

    Convenient location, great restaurant right in front of the hotel building and walking distance to Abel's ice cream parlor. Front desk staff members were exceeding helpful. Enjoyed the poolside bar facility as well. Great for a glass of wine before bedtime.

    5
    « Great Place To Stay »

    We were so pleased with our week long stay at Best Western Plus Siesta Gateway! Our room was clean and freshened every day, Katrina at the Sand Dollar Bar was a delight, the pool and deck were a relaxing place to unwind each evening. The staff was more than helpful and breakfast offered some healthy choices beyond just baked goodies.

    4
    « Good Location and Good Value »

    Just stayed one night, but had a great time. The pool bar was fun, the desk people were great and the room was clean and comfortable. Sarasota and the surrounding areas are fun places to visit. Of course, Yoder's is a must while visiting Sarasota.

    5
    « Nice Surpise »

    I was pleasantly surprised by the professional and courteous staff at this venue. The hotel was very clean, upbeat and fresh. Room was fine, Great area around the heated pool and outside fireplace. Nice small bar. Probably the best continental breakfast we've experienced at a Best Western. Impressive array of foods , with every food need considered. I am pretty hard to please at most of these breakfasts......not this one. A large variety of both cold and warm foods, many with diet consciousness considered. I recommend this place. Only drawback was that it was not on the beach. However, a free shuttle bus is available to take guests to beaches, restaurants, etc.

    3
    « Best Western Plus Siesta Gateway »

    Rooms are clean and recently updated, seems quiet despite being full. Breakfast is good with an assortment of hot foods, baked goods and cereals. Pool is small for hotel size. Turtle Beach and Siesta Beach less than 10 minutes away. Hotel does offer shuttle for tips

  • 4
    « Great Stay »

    This hotel is newly renovated, very cute, and clean. The staff was so sweet, and nice outdoor pool area. Good idea to give guests a free drink coupon to get them out by the pool - definitely worth it while waiting for our taxi. We stayed here while the wedding party stayed at The Capri to save some money. The Johnny Car service they offer is great. I would recommend staying here.

    5
    « great location for beach and travel »

    the hotel was very clean and services were done with a smile. The pool was just wonderful open till 10 o'clock at night. Rooms were spacious and tended to very well. The location on Tamiani Trail allowed for travel to Sarasota or Venice to be easy. AT the same time access to Siesta Key was just down the road no more than five minutes by car

    5
    « great location »

    hotel has a great location. Staff is friendly and professional Room was clean and bed very comfortable. Price was excellent Shopping and dining within walking distance. Free shuttle to the beach is available.

    5
    « Another great stay at Best Western Plus Siesta Key Gateway »

    We had another wonderful stay at this hotel (although we had hoped for a room overlooking the pool and ended up overlooking the gardens and car park). The pool area was immaculate, breakfast very good and the pool bar great fun with the fantastic Katrina behind the bar :) We also enjoyed a night down in Siesta Key Village at The Cottage (which was absolutely wonderful). Will definitely be back.

    5
    « Siesta Keay Best Western »

    Very Clean, All employees were extremely cordial, great breakfast,clean comfortable rooms, close to Siesta Key shops and restraunts, very nice pool area,centrally located, free taxi service to the beach and shops

    5
    « Three nights close to the beach »

    This hotel is about 10 minutes (or less) from the world famous Siesta Key Beach. The hotel is very good-clean, comfortable, friendly staff. The hot breakfast is excellent. We spent three comfortable nights here and dined at three area restaurants:Der Dutchman Amish Restaurant, Capt. Eddies seafood restaurant and El Toro Bravo for Mexican. There are many other fine choices in the area. I would recommend this hotel for it's service and it's location. It also has an excellent pool.

    5
    « Excellent experience »

    Great location clean and well kept. Staff was friendly and professional. We had friends in the area and this location worked out to be close and easy to get to everything. Would go back and stay anytime.

    5
    « great getaway weekend »

    This hotel is an easy drive to main Sarasota beaches like Siesta Key, Venice Beach & Turtle beach. Nice pool & updated rooms for a mid-priced hotel. Courteous staff, everything very clean. Glad we chose to stay there. Perfect trip.

    4
    « Definite Value Here »

    Real good spot ... Check in staff and nite staff were awesome, the breakfast - OMG, if you complain about this there is something wrong. Coffee fresh, baked goods same, eggs out every 15 min, all good there. Rooms clean, close to every where you need to be in Siesta Key.

    5
    « The Best, Best Western »

    I don't typically stay at Best Westerns. This facility is definitely a cut above. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff friendly and helpful. The management team very attentive to their guests as well. The pool and tiki bar made our stay. It was enjoyable to sit at the Tiki bar, managed by Katrina . I'd return to this place, when in the area. Plus its a short ride to the beach and other local attractions.

  • 4
    « A week at the Best Western Plus »

    Location is great, easy derive to key and beach. Pool area bar is nice. Breakfast changes every morning. Music pool side was a nice extra. Next door is a full service bar and a full menu of food choices.

    5
    « Best Western Plus Siesta Key Gateway Sarasota »

    Our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids aged 12) thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The staff was polite and friendly, the hotel was clean, the continental breakfast was delicious, the pool area was clean and the water warm, just the way our kids like it. We would recommend this hotel to our friends and family and would stay there again if the opportunity arose.

    4
    « Great location »

    Great stay at the BW. Great location, the rooms were clean/updated, the staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast bar was one of the best I have had for a hotel without a full dining room. Great family choice.

    5
    « Excellent choice of place to stay in area »

    Wonderful staff, clean room, fun pool with musician. Had health problems and found staff to go above and beyond in every way. Breakfast was warm with great variety including eggs, biscuits and gravy, fruit, oatmeal...all tasty and fresh. Just great!!

    4
    « Great Location and Great Staff »

    The staff was very friendly at every turn. The pool was awesome with great bar staff. The room was clean and a good value. The breakfast was a great value and not just the typical continental breakfast fare. The location in proximity to Siesta Key was a huge advantage. Slo the free shuttle was terrific.

    3
    « Good standard, American hotel »

    Stayed for two nights while visiting friends and family in Sarasota. The location is very good if you want to be close to the beach. Nice and clean, nice staff. Extra plus for the heated pool, perfect for us! A really nice pool area given that it is more or less on the parking lot! The breakfast is quite poor, but as an "American" breakfast I think it keep standard. Everything is fresh, but as European i miss rye bread and something not as sweet as candy for breakfast. The disposable plates, mugs etc. makes the feel of the buffet poorer than it has to be. Quite spacious room. A good hotel, I could stay again depending on the price, but will probably choose a cheaper hotel next time, because the extra money spent on this hotel didn't give as much value as I hoped.

    4
    « Nice hotel »

    This is the 3rd time I've stayed here. The rooms are clean and well maintained. The free breakfast offers a wide variety. Some items include: French toast, omelets, bacon, sausage gravy & biscuits, pastries, yogurt, cereal, orange juice, apple juice, coffee and more. The later you go down for breakfast, which is served between 7am and 10am, the more crowded it becomes. It has a heated pool which is very clean along with a hot tub. The staff if very courteous and always willing to help with anything such as extra towels, etc. They're very friendly and accommodating. The location is excellent and the hotel offers free transportation to the beach which is slightly out of walking distance. Lastly they have free WiFi and also a couple computers in the lobby for those who may need them. My only recommendation is to not count on a parking spot on the end that's in between Harry's Bar & Grill (which is really good) because it fills up quickly in the evening.

    4
    « Spring Break with Family »

    Positives:Overall, a Nice hotel near Siesta Key. Walking distance to shops. Beach is about 20 minutes or you can call ahead for shuttle service. Great breakfast and friendly front desk staff. Negatives: No water the second night....our family could not take a shower until after 8pm and the maid service needed to provide more than a couple towels everyday. We booked through Expedia, so our complaints were overlooked do to a "third party" reservation. I would call hotel directly next time to get rates, since this was their excuse to not compensate us for a day without water!

    5
    « Another great vacation »

    This year we chose this best Western location. What else could you ask for, this establishment has everything you could need. The breakfast is always great, if you don't like smoking it is a smoke free property. The beach is only 2.5 miles from the hotel. There are many great places to eat and visit. I would recommend this hotel for anyone that would like a reasonably priced room with great amenities.

    4
    « Think of everyone please »

    A cool bar, comfortable pool temperature, shaded seating, lounge chairs, fire table, and a smoking area in the far corner of the parking lot. I understand that not everyone likes smoke. I get it. I hate cigarettes but cigars are an entirely different thing. After a nice excursion and dinner at the sports bar next to the hotel, I would like to have a nice cigar. Instead of having a small vented seat area or something in the corner of the pool area, the smoking area is under a tent, in the dark, and two picnic tables for seating. How am I supposed to enjoy a cigar on vacation in a dark corner of a parking lot? Other than this, the hotel is great. The pool area is fantastic, not too small- not too big. The staff gets a 9/10 rating from me. The property is seemingly shared with the sports bar, but it is incredibly quiet. Even the standard rooms are nice and sanitary. Hope this helped anyone who understands the difference between cigars and cigarettes.

  • 4
    « Nice Hotel »

    Nice hotel at southern entrance to Siesta Key. Room clean. Wifi spotty. Excellent breakfast. Large pool, but limited number of reclining loungers. Music at the pool every day from 3-6 pm. Free shuttle to beach and village, which we did not use.

    4
    « Nice Hotel but Wifi a Bit Hit/Miss »

    This is a nice hotel with a very nice pool area with a pool bar which is especially nice in the evening. Rooms are nice and as a bonus have an in room safe. Wifi was very slow and unreliable but free. The AC unit in the room was a bit on the noisy side and the wardrobe space is in the Bathroom which may put some people off. The room itself was nice and they provide free cookies at 4pm every day. Nice breakfast included in the price. Hotel is situated quite close to the beach at Siesta Key however the traffic when we were there was horrendous, not helped by the continual opening/closing of the swing bridges. Huge car park for the beach but full on the afternoon we tried to go.

    3
    « NOISE »

    I had booked 2 nites with a garden/pool side. Paid extra ($10.00) per nite. Upon arrival was told I requested parking lot side. Was told they didn't have garden/pool side . I realized after checking out and returning back to Michigan my bill wasn't adjusted the extra $ 20.00 i had paid for garden/pool side..With the parking lot side a garbage truck business made it impossible to get much sleep due to the excessive noise factor... NOISE,NOISE,NOISE.....

    5
    « Very nice hotel - staff is excellent - pool bar awesome - breakfast good! »

    We really enjoyed staying at this hotel as it is literally at the entrance to Siesta Key. There is also free shuttles to Siesta key so you don't have to try and find a parking space over there. Rooms were a good size, beds are doubles which we always love queens but they were so totally comfortable! Breakfast is the standard hotel breakfast except they totally keep it stocked. They also add hot foods such as scrambled eggs, western omelets, bacon, sausage, etc. It was different each day. Never too crowded when we were there and I believe they were full! My only complaint was where our room was. We had 419 - stay away from the ones ending in 19, 219, 319, 419. They are right in front of the elevator so not only do you not get a view when you open the drapes, it is all dark, but then everyone getting on or off the elevator can look in your room. Also, although really we didn't have any issues late at night people do tend to talk when they get on an elevator. I should have asked for a move right away but we arrived back at the room late. Totally loved the pool bar. Jason was friendly and can make some yummy creations! The bar was reasonably priced. If you have a family the only drawback I see is you cant bring food or drink to the pool. I believe this is a bad rule, but there it is. In the lobby there are 3 PC's to use for anyone. Made it easy to print plane tickets or look something up. We said if we come back we will stay here again! Really nothing to complain about!

    4
    « Good choice ! »

    Took a little trip south to watch some Pirates games, couldn't beat hotel pricing & location for this time of the year, very convenient to Bradenton and Sarasota parks along with Siesta Key beach only two miles away which was awesome...took a day to get acquainted with heavy traffic advise using Stickney Point Road to beach & Hwy 75 to Sarasota rather than all the lights onTamiami Trail Road

    5
    « Enjoyed it ! »

    Visited this week with my two teenage kids. Nice hotel, rooms were nice, service and staff were helpful and friendly. Breakfast had a good variety too. Pool and bar area were very nice plus had entertainment. Hotel has 3 major restaurants within about 150 yds of property, we just walked over. Short drive to Siesta Beach parking lot or you can take the Hotel shuttle. Great value for the money and easy to drive anywhere in own. Would recommend and return.

    3
    « Good spot for a short stop »

    Nice enough property. Pool area very pleasant. Easy go get to, despite heavy traffic. Good access by foot or car to several fine restaurants. Never made it to the beach, due to horrendous spring break traffic, which is beyond the control of the hotel.

    5
    « Beach & Baseball!! »

    This is the second time I have stayed at this hotel & cannot wait to go back again. Rooms are nice and clean. Staff is great!! The Sand Dollar Pool Bar is great. Jason & Katrina are awesome bartenders. And we cannot forget the free popcorn all day and night!! LOL It is a great location too and the free rides with Jonny's is a bonus. And truly Siesta Key is easily the #1 beach in USA.

    5
    « Best place to stay in Siesta Key »

    The Best Western was our residence for 6 nights and what a grand time it was! We were one mile from the beach, but had our bikes and our car; therefore, we drove tot he large beach parking area early and enjoyed the beach for two hours....then went biking at the Legacy Trail or toured Myakka Park or swam in the hotel pool, a large and very clean pool. the bar, poolside, was amazing with great drinks and prices. Breakfast was varied and above average with large screen TV's and free papers to read. Our room on third floor overlooked the pool...quiet, clean, comfortable bed...great stay. Nearby were great restaurants with a large variety of offerings. We checked out the prices at some neat looking condos/hotels nearby....uh, $800+ per night was not an option. the Best Western was a much better deal.

    5
    « Vacation »

    The room was very clean and conveniently located by the pool and outdoor pool bar and fire pit area. Just beautiful! The beds were very comfortable and the shower very hot. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet and the nice variety of foods. The Jolly van transportation to the Siesta Key beach and Village was an added bonus--didn't have to worry about parking a car with all the traffic. We will definitely be back for a visit.

  • 5
    « Great hotel »

    Great hotel! Loved the free popcorn in the lobby and pool and bar by the pool. One late afternoon had live acoustic music by the pool- so cool!! Rooms are on the small size but we just used for sleeping! Loved the free taxi to the village- and the shuttle to the beach- although we didn't sign up ahead of time and drove ourselves- hard to find parking. Great breakfast in the morning too! Would definitely stay here again!

    5
    « Wonderful stay - highly recommended! »

    Wow, is this place terrific. Staff is super-friendly and heated pool is wonderful. Garden area behind hotel is a nice touch. Jets in spa were not working, but this was a minor issue. Our stay was a delight, and I wouldn't hesitate to go back. Solid and plentiful breakfast. Shuttle to Siesta Key is great too, and all the drivers were awesome, but book early, as it can fill quickly during high season. I'd go as far as to book the day before for mid-morning the next day.

    4
    « Perfect for us »

    We stayed here the last two nights in Sarasota and it was exactly what we needed. The hotel staff was very helpful and friendly. The location was perfect for us as well. We liked the breakfast and all the things that this hotel had to offer. It was even nice that they had a guy playing guitar by the pool on Sunday afternoon. The grounds are also very pretty with all the colorful flowers, shrubs and trees. Would stay here again in the future.

    3
    « Nice - not great »

    The hotel rooms are nice but small. Bathroom door stuck and need to step in and to the side to shut! Bed was very comfortable. Tv was big but channels not clear. Refrig and microwave was useful. Noisy due to outside hallways, trash truck noise and the birds in the morning was bad. Wifi was horrible-had to reset constantly. Breakfast was average at best. Some breads were stale, green bananas, coffee tasted burnt. Cookies at 4 was good. Computers with a printer to use for free was helpful. Restaurants were close to hotel and the shopping center across the street was convenient. Enjoyed the pool. Nice pool bar and fire pit area. Very pretty landscaping. Siesta Key beach just a short drive away - free shuttle did not use. Overall it was a good experience but would probably look elsewhere before booking again.

    3
    « Good service, but small rooms »

    The room was small , but it was clean. The poolwater was good warm. The beds were good to sleep. Television was great with a 42'' monitor. Wifi was for free. No more marks, because we stayed only for three days.

    4
    « Best Western Siesta Key »

    The property is well maintained and the service staff were all pleasant and helpful; free breakfasts were excellent. Also, it is convenient to several good restaurants and to Siesta Key. The one shortcoming we noted was in the bathroom: the shower/tub was somewhat difficult to get into and out of. This was because there are no "bars" to grab onto when getting in or out. This could be a serious issue, especially for seniors. All in all, it was a very lovely place to. If possible reserve a room facing the pool.

    4
    « Awesome Pool, Pool Bar and Staff »

    Hotel must have been a previous motor lodge; they did their best to update the rooms, but still felt a bit cramped and dated in the rooms, specifically in the bathroom area for a $200+ nite hotel. Beds were very comfortable, however. Luckily, we did not spend much time in the rooms and instead enjoyed the pool, pool bar and staff - made the hotel totally worth it. Also enjoyed the complimentary breakfast, popcorn and hot, fresh cookies. All in all a good choice to enjoy the close proximity of Siesta Key, Lido Beach and Orioles Spring Training. Would stay again.

    5
    « Great time! »

    We stayed for four nights for spring break. This was a great hotel and very close to siesta key. From the time of booking, the staff was really helpful. The room I originally booked online said it was for four people but it was not able to actually accommodate four people but it allowed me to book it due to a glitch. The desk called me and informed me of the error, and Mark helped me book another room at a low price. We were poolside which was a beautiful view. The pool bar was great as well as the fire pits they have going during the evening. Also the free breakfast was the BEST. A variety of selections including eggs, sausage, and pancakes which were our favorite. We would definitely return.

    4
    « Comfortable, convenient motel »

    This is a great place to stay. The property is well-maintained and the staff is excellent. There are not many hotels or motels in the area, so it's nice they put so much effort into making this one a good value.

    4
    « Decent hotel for the price, great location »

    The Best Western was comfortable, and was ok for the price. The pool was very nice. Very good service from the front desk staff. My only complaint was noise from the traffic on Tamiami Trail, and from the bar next door. Access to Siesta Key was easy.

  • 3
    « comfortable »

    Nicely renovated and Clean. The name is a little misleading if you expect it to be on Siesta Key. There is an elevator but room access is outside hallway. Rooms are somewhat small but Pool area is very attractive. Breakfast has nice selections

    4
    « Outstanding pool lounge area, bar and staff »

    Excellent place to unwind with friends. Free breakfast was very good and a friendly staff. The only reason i didn't give it a 5 is the rooms are on the small size but very clean. Free shuttle was also a huge plus.

    5
    « nice break »

    enjoyed the hot weather at the pool with the pool bar being a nice touch. Warm cookies in the lobby were really tasty but you had to be fast to get any or all you got to enjoy was the aroma. Location was great as was the breakfast. Would definitely stay here again when I am in the area

    4
    « Good deal for your dollars »

    If you don't mind traveling to get to Siesta Key beach and the little strip there the saving in dollars is worth it. They do provide free shuttle service but using our own car proved easy and provided flexibility. Drive time was about 20 to 30 minutes. Room was clean pool area nice but just viewed it as we were there to see and enjoy the beautiful beach.

    4
    « It provided what we needed »

    My wife and I recently spent five nights in Sarasota--by far our favorite city in Florida--and stayed at the Best Western Plus Siesta Key Gateway. It met all of our needs very well; the room was clean, the WiFi was free and functional, the beds were comfortable, and everything we needed was close at hand. The room may have been slightly smaller than we usually experience in this price range, but the layout was efficient and we didn't feel cramped. Happily, two of my frequent pet peeves were not applicable here: the room included a comfortable reading chair with a good lamp, and the breakfast was somewhat better than usual (the eggs were less rubbery, the variety was satisfactory, etc.). The only slight drawback is the hotel's location. It's ideal for access to Siesta Key, but other Sarasota attractions are somewhat farther away. Driving to the center of the city generally took us about 20-25 minutes, depending on the time of day. Overall, however, we were quite pleased and would not hesitate to stay there again.

    4
    « Convenient and Clean »

    This best Western is one of the better ones. Nice pool and lovely pool area with a small bar and places to sit and relax in or out of the sun. Close to Siesta Key and right off Tamiami Trail (41). The rooms are clean and comfortable, and quiet at night. Typical breakfast in the morning. Close to restaurants and shopping.

    5
    « nice place wtih great breakfast »

    The staff was kind enough to call me when our room was ready so we could check in early. Room was nice, but I dont understand "double" beds, queen would be better. Our stay was great, good pool, staff well informed and professional. Good location, with a shuttle service. Very good breakfast too!!

    5
    « Best bed in siesta key »

    This hotel is run by an excellent staff. The pool was the warmest pool of our five location travels. The breakfast was good. The bed was the best of even the higher priced places we stayed. I was leery of the location when I first arrived, as it was across the bridge from the key. But in fact, it was a short drive to the beach, and it was closer to restaurants and shopping, than if I had stayed on the key. Great find!

    5
    « Wonderful place to stay »

    We stayed at this hotel in February 2016 and loved it! The rooms are updated and clean. The staff was friendly and helpful. The front desk employees were knowledgeable about the area and attractions nearby. We appreciated the amenities the hotel had to offer: hot breakfast, free popcorn and cookies, and beautiful pool area.

    5
    « BW Gateway, Sarasota »

    We stayed here for 2 weeks and booked late and felt lucky to find a hotel of this quality. We were very satisfied in how close it was to Siesta Key and with how updated and lovely it was. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, the pool was attractive and heated, and chocolate chip cookies at 4pm and freshly made popcorn, made our stay all the better.

  • 5
    « Great place and price »

    This is a great hotel in the Sarasota area. It is centrally located to St. Armand's Circle and Siesta Key Village/Beach. The rooms are nice and clean. The beds are comfy and the staff is wonderful. Monica, the breakfast attendant/server was extrememly friendly and helpful and kept things clean and fresh. We look forward to coming back to this hotel and hopefully find time to enjoy the lovely pool and hot tub as well.

    5
    « Fabulous Hotel »

    Very courteous and friendly staff. Breakfast was delicious and with many options to choose from. The free popcorn and hot cookies were an added bonus and delicious. First rate hotel!! I would strongly recommend this hotel to friends and family.

    3
    « Getting a feel for the Sarasota area. Thinking about eventually purchasing a home. »

    The hotel was nice and staff were friendly. I felt that the room was a little on the small size and our room was overlooking the parking lot which was very noisy especially in the early morning when the garbage truck came to pick up.

    4
    « Great week in Florida »

    Had a great stay at Best Western Plus Siesta Key Gateway, Sarasota. Staff was professional and friendly - particularly enjoyed the staff at the pool bar. Great location as we walked to many of the shops and restaurants. Would recommend this hotel.

    5
    « relaxing »

    Tiki bar great. Pool nice size and heated, hotel supplied towels. Harrys great place to eat and good atmosphere. Was next to hotel.Nice staff. Be sure to use the shuttle for beach and shopping, owned by the hotel.

    4
    « Stayed near Siesta Key »

    Best Western Plus was a comfortable, clean and pleasant base for visit to the Siesta Key area. While not actually on Siesta Key (note: "Gateway"), it is nearby and has good access. It is surrounded by many types of businesses - some useful to travelers. It provides a good breakfast and appears to offer a pleasant swim pool and adequate to better fitness facility. Staff are excellent.

    5
    « Too Expensive »

    It was a nice, but small room. It was kept clean with the maid service. We stayed there for 14 days and found the fresh baked cookies at 4:00 pm everyday and the popcorn which was available everyday and anytime very special. However, I felt their prices were too expensive.

    5
    « Warm & Beautiful »

    We escaped the cold February on Long Island at this hotel. The ladies working at the breakfast buffet were the stars of the show. Room was clean and sundries were well supplied. Laundry room needs an upgrade. Pool area has been remodeled beautifully. Worth a stay.

    4
    « 3rd Stay and as Good as the 1st and 2nd »

    This was our third stay here and it was as good as our first two. Rooms were very clean although some of the furnishings could be updated. We like the poolside of the building. They have a great poolside bar as well as large heated pool. Katrina is really good. She is very friendly. She makes good drinks as well as sandwiches. The hotel is close to Siesta Key, restaurants and shopping. Johnny's shuttle service to Siesta Key is free9(Tip the Driver). Breakfast was included and was good. The Wifi service was intermediate which was a bit disappointing. Overall this hotel will always be a stopping point for us whenever we drive to Southwest Florida.

    4
    « Bicycling around Florida »

    The room was clean and nice, staff pleasant but really did not go out of their way to be helpful, which is ok. Pool and hot tub were nice. I think it is probably a really nice place but I got so tired of climbing over the bed to get to the bathroom when my husband was on the computer that I wanted to leave. Fortunately we spent most of our time out of the room. I would not go back. My husband forgot and left the chair pushed out and I tripped over it going to the restroom during the night. A very frustrating experience for me. We stayed at 5 other places that were $100.00 less per night and way more relaxing. And then the Coke machine was out of Coke. Not permitted to eat while sitting around the pool.

  • 4
    « Well located hotel »

    We were there 2 nights. The room was clean and well maintained. It is close to some restaurants, within walking distance and easy to drive to many others. The internet was quite slow and they change the passwords on Friday and didn't tell us which added to that frustration. They blasted the music from the pool one evening so we had to call and then it was turned down. The other side of town from the Ringling Bros museum but we went there just one day and I think the area around the Siesta Key is much nicer. The breakfast was delicious.

    4
    « great location »

    this hotel has many amenities and perfect for a stop for a couple nights or just one. located close to the siesta key beach, shopping, restaurants, and grocery stores. the pool and tiki bar is very nice with live music and good and drinks. Rooms are mediocre with dated decor and fixtures. would like to see further updating with furnishings and decor. Overall, impressive, convenient, and nice. bed and pillows not comfortable to me

    4
    « Close to Siesta Key Village and Beach »

    This hotel is very close to Siesta Key Village and Beach. It provides a free shuttle to Siesta Key which is great as the traffic is heavy across the bridge. Free breakfast is great. The only negative is the size of the hotel room - rather small. The pool and the bar were great - loved all the seating possibilities.

    5
    « Very nice hotel »

    The staff was very helpful. The hotel is very well maintained. The area around the pool has benches to sit and enjoy the landscape. The breakfast was the usual standard fair. Parking was plentiful. Location was good.

    5
    « Nice Hotel »

    We stayed here for one night to see visitors that were down in Siesta Key. The room was very nice, bed comfortable, and towels were very soft. I wasn't impressed with the breakfast but it did have items that most hotels have. The scrambled eggs were good but I wasn't interest in the breakfast burrito. They did have waffles, cereal, oatmeal and yogurt. All in all it was a nice place to stay. The staff was very accommodating and friendly, a plus in the hotel business. It took about 15 mins to get to the beach due to all the traffic.

    4
    « Close to Siesta Key - best beach with white sand very relaxing and with calm water »

    Hotel clean and good service. Very close to Siesta Key - we would say best calm and with white smooth sand. Close to the Bay and shopping! Breakfast is great. You can walk to Siesta Key 30 minutes. S. Tamiami Trail is actually a busy and main road in Sarasota. Sarasota airport is about 10 minutes drive. Another attraction the Lido Key has lots of night entertainment and boutiques ( even though the beach is not as good as Siesta Key) is just 10 minutes drive from this motel/hotel.

    4
    « Centrally located and convenient to restaurants and shops. »

    Nice hotel/motel just a short drive from Siesta Key. We stayed in an executive suite which was comfortable with one bedroom and two bathrooms. The walls, however, are a bit thin, and you hear everything, including a loud gentleman next door who decided to carry on a conversation at 2 AM. The pool bar and adjacent fire pit area was nice for relaxing and the pool was a comfortable 87 degrees, but the Jacuzzi was a disappointment because the pumps that make the bubbles weren't working. The breakfast each morning was good. The best part was the staff. They were helpful and accommodating, especially Margaret, who each morning suggested little day trips that we could take, based on our interests.

    3
    « Not as good as we thought it would be. »

    Location is on the main arterial route, so good if you plan exploring the area. A good 25 minute walk to the beach. A number of restaurants within walking distance but all very similar ie American style diners. If you want something different you need to drive. Wi fi excellent. Decent pool area with bar. Major downside is noise - the hotel backs onto other commercial premises and deliveries start at 5am. We were woken 3 mornings out of 5 between 5 and 6am. Not really what you need on holiday. Small gym which fits 4 people max though was quiet. Found a cockroach in our room on last night, though to be fair hotel did seem generally clean. Breakfast pretty good though.

    4
    « Great stay-but no wifi »

    The rooms are average. This is a Motel, not a Hotel, which made me a bit nervous. The breakfast was great. Pool area was fantastic. Hot tub and pool heated well enough to enjoy on 50-60 degree days. Liked that there was a bar and seating around a fire. Great place to unwind. All staff were friendly and accomodating. Highly recommend. Good location. Only complaint would be that we really never were able to conncet to wifi which was frustrating to my teenage children.

    4
    « Nice stay »

    I had done some research on hotels in Siesta Key on TripAdvisor, concentrating on reviews from solo travelers. Best Western PLUS Siesta Key looked like a good match for me. I don't often travel solo and wanted a location that would be easy for me, especially since I preferred not to rent a car. Best Western PLUS Siesta Key was really perfect for me. There was free van shuttle for travel within Siesta Key (including the beach and Village). They only asked for tips. In addition, there were lots of chain restaurants and shops within walking distance. Since the room had a refrigerator, I was able to buy some food from Publix across the street and a very good health food store right next door. Of course, the hotel provides a free breakfast that was sufficient, with fresh fruit, eggs, and cereal. I especially enjoyed shopping for clothes bargains at Steinmart (across the street) -- one of my favorite stores! Didn't use the pool much since the weather was cool, but it was very nice and clean. I would definitely recommend this hotel to solo travelers as well as anyone who doesn't mind being a van ride away from the beach. My room was a bit small but fine for one person. Service was mixed. Some staff went out of their way to help but others didn't like to even give directions without prodding. One young man went out of his way to find me Downton Abbey on the lobby television since PBS wasn't one of the in-room options. I was very grateful. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to others or to return myself or with friends or partner in the future.

  • 4
    « Great Hotel »

    All around great choice for a vacation to the sunny state! Great breakfast, great pool, and excellent staff. Rooms were a tad small, but we were not there for the room. The surrounding area was quiet, and the beach was nearby. A great choice all around!

    5
    « Siesta season perfection »

    This is my fourth time at this Best Western. The front desk was extremely accommodating considering I had booked a king bed room but needed two doubles.even though it is high season and they were full they changed our room at no additional charge. The free breakfast buffet is great with hot food that is delicious. Every time I stay there I receive the same consistent service.

    4
    « Location fit the bill »

    Hotel was situated so we could go to many places and beaches. Having breakfast included was a plus. Very nice pool, close to shopping and restaurants. Within walking distance of shopping and restaurants.

    4
    « Clean and well run. »

    We spent two nights here on the way back from the Keys. We were happy with all aspects, and little touches are evident. A good choice for breakfast, coffee available 24 hours along with hot chocolate. The pool and garden area well kept. There is transport to the beach if needed. The place is well managed and it shows. Thank you for a pleasant stay.

    4
    « Best Western was a PLUS »

    Hotel was in a good location to get to various beaches. Free breakfast was a perk. Great pool. Close to restaurants and shopping. 24 hour hot beverages, warm afternoon cookies, and popcorn was an additional plus.

    5
    « Great time in Siesta Key, Sarasota »

    This motel was a wonderful experience for our visit to Siesta Key, Sarasota. It was very clean, comfortable, and made our trip successful. Easy access to the beach and free transportation. Our room was very comfortable and bright and just made my wife and I very happy.

    5
    « Siesta Key Vacation »

    Great hotel at a reasonable price. Walking distance to the Gulf and also several restuarants. You can avoid the beach traffic and finding a place to park in excahnge for a moderate walk (less than 1/2 mile).

    2
    « out dated hotel / terrible stay »

    First of all this hotel is so outdated and motel style. it is definitely not a three star hotel. The rooms are small and nothing great about them. The beds are terrible. We had to have them replace our fridge because it wasn't working. The pool area / bar was nice but we didn't spend a lot of time at the hotel to really enjoy it. Plus it was storming the 2 days we were there. We didn't sleep very well due to the beds being so uncomfortable. The breakfast was average, not really anything special. The staff was helpful and friendly. I just think they need to renovate very badly.

    4
    « Overall happy with my stay »

    I enjoyed my stay at the Best Western. The location was great, conveniently located to resturants, retail and only a 10-15 minute ride to Siesta Key Beach. The bed was very comfy and I thought the room and other facilities were well kept. Breakfast was great each day and they offer free 24 hour coffee/hot chocolate and free popcorn. Take advantage of the free cookies at 4:00PM too. My only criticism would be of the Wi-Fi, which was very slow and kept logging off. I did mention this to the front desk but they weren't too helpful with this issue. However, they were very accommodating for everything else.

    5
    « Super hotel in great location! »

    Just returned from 4 night stay at Best Western Siesta Key Gateway. The hotel is very well kept with clean rooms and a wonderful pool area. Sand Dollar pool bar was a nice place to relax and meet new friends. Harry sports bar is next door and had good food at modest prices. Also several other restaurants within walking distance. There is a free breakfast buffet daily, and free popcorn and cookies in the lobby. All in all highly recommend The BW, the place is great.

  • 5
    « 5 relaxing nights »

    Had 5 nights here, very clean and friendly staff., Quite busy as the week went on due to some guests unable to go home as the snow was very bad at the North east coast. All facilities in room plus security box. This is a B.W. plus, so a few little extras on offer. Warm salted popcorn in the reception area, fresh baked cooked near teatime and hot coffee available 24hrs. No waffle making machine at breakfast but there was a pancake machine. Free shuttle available to the beach, if you book it, just tip the driver. Plenty of resteraunts in the area. You can walk down to the public beach in Sarasota about a mile over the causeway also local buses available. Lovely warm pool with a bar(you pay everything on credit card to the room. Also live entertainment at the side of the pool one afternoon. A very enjoyable stay would recommend it.

    1
    « Not So Nice a Place »

    The room was noisy and not cleaned on one day. The manager and one desk clerk were unpleasant--anything that went wrong was seen to be our fault. The breakfasts were disappointing. There is no fresh fruit available in Florida???

    5
    « Excellent location and well appointed »

    just spent 4 very pleasant nights at the Best Western Plus Siesta Key Gateway. Lovely pool area. Room was a bit dated, but it was very clean, had a great TV and the plumbing and air conditioning worked well. It was very well appointed with plenty of outlets, mirrors, little fridge and a microwave. The hotel was busy, but the staff was well trained, friendly, accommodated our requests and made helpful suggestions. There were many good choices at the breakfast buffet. The 24 hour coffee/tea bar was a huge plus. The location was perfect for getting to the gorgeous Siesta Key beach and the hotel parking area had a walkway to reach the strip mall next door without walking on the highway. We found a wonderful organic grocery store there to get lunch fixings to take to the beach, making this hotel extremely convenient. Overall, we had a super time and we will be back again.

    5
    « Best of Everything! ?? »

    We hadn't planned on staying in Siesta Keys but ooh so glad we did! ?? This Best Western rocks! It's close to the Ringling brother's home of John and Mabel. It's close to Lido beach. The staff is friendly. The rooms are clean. They also include a yummy hot breakfast of eggs, bacon or sausage, muffins and breads, coffee and juice. Great pool and hot tub area.

    5
    « visit for fun »

    I have stayed here before and always liked the property and it location for my needs. Close to restruants and the beach. Very happy my stay and will stay there again when returning to the Siesta Key area. Have family there so once a year I go to golf and beach!

    4
    « SIESTA KEY IN THE RAIN »

    Even though I had lots of rain during my stay, there is certainly much to do. Did manage a few hours on the beach between the rain and it is as spectacular as billed. One rainy day, I went up to the John and Mable Ringling Compound and spent 6 hours seeing the wonders of the house Ca' d'Zan, The Art Museum and the Circus Museum. It was easy to get to from the Hotel- almost a straight route. The Hotel was very welcoming with both a complimentary 2 for 1 Happy Hour Drink coupon around the lovely pool and Hot Tub Area as well as a coupon for free transportation. The staff was vey helpful as well. The property is clean and updated and the complimentary breakfast robust with changing items each day.

    4
    « sunny florida »

    Excellent stay at the Best Western Gateway Hotel Siesta Key Florida. Very good failities and helpful cheerful staff. Pool and surrounding area was great. Good size and heated a pleasure to swim in. Breakfast was very good. Plenty of choice and coffee avalable all day plus free pop corn

    4
    « Customer Service »

    Front end service needs a lot of improvement. They seemed annoyed that we were there. We were told to call Best Western ourselves when we could not find our rewards card. Front end was not very helpful finding us a room. Maybe, Hotels.com might have been a problem.

    5
    « A Gem off the beaten path »

    This is a great place to stay. The best rate around. Breakfast is awesome a variety of foods to choose from. The pool and outdoor bar are a big plus. They have the most comfortable kingsize beds. Siesta Beach is just 2 - 3 minutes away by car. This is the best beach in the world. St armands circle is within driving range and there are so many restaurants you'll have a hard time deciding where to eat

    4
    « Good hotel,convenient location »

    Booked for 3 nights initially,but when we got here we decided we wanted to stay longer,so booked another 3 nights.the hotel is very good,breakfast is included,and there is plenty of choice,yogurt,fruit,cereal muffins bagels bread,cream cheese peanut butter jams ,selection of doughnuts and cakes,pancakes omelettes,and cooked food which changes daily.fruit juice,and coffee which is available all day along with popcorn.there is a very nice pool area and a pool bar,towels provided at no cost,there is a laundry $2 for wash $2 for dryer.Small carton of powder $ 2 .there is a small gym which we used,the equipment is very good condition,there are TVs in there and Weights towels and chilled water.The Staff are very nice,Margaret who works on reception very kindly organised a taxi for us ,much appreciated,but all the staff are very helpful.our room was very nice,fridge coffee machine,nice shower,walk in,I think our room was set up for disabled,but that was fine,it was walk in shower and very spacious,room 104.cant fault this hotel,would stay again.Also the Longhorn is over the road,which was very good and the Carrabbas is next door to this hotel,there are two bars aswell next door.

  • 4
    « Visiting Family »

    Hotel is very conveniently located and the shuttle to Siesta Key is a nice touch. Staff all very welcoming and friendly, especially lady serving at poolside bar. Had a thoroughly enjoyable stay here and can't think of anything negative to say.

    4
    « 2016 Tornado »

    We were displaced from our condo on Siesta Key following a tornado!! Your location was perfect and your staff was extremely helpful. Allison booked our room and the staff got it ready for early check-in!

    4
    « Storm Warning »

    Love this place however, this was the first time I stayed and it lost power. I know the they are working on it, but the back up power only lights up the outside. The room got hot quick but once they restored the power completely all was well.

    4
    « Siesta keys »

    Hotel was located in a great spot to visit the keys. jonny shuttle worked great! The hotel rooms could use a deep clean. The hot tub wasn't working all of the time.. Great staff. We were there during the tornado.

    3
    « vacation »

    Had a nice stay but the 6am wake up call every morning with the trash trucks and others banging across the speed bumps in the lot got old quick. Would recommend staying in a pool side room may help a little.

    4
    « Winter retreat »

    Siesta Key is a beautiful beach! Best Western has a great location to access the beach. Nice neighborhood to take a long walk, if it is too cool to go for a swim. Bright area to enjoy a wonderful breakfast. The fresh popped corn, smelled so good when you enter the lobby!

    5
    « Great Experience »

    Awesome room and great service... I had no trouble with anything at the hotel. Staff was friendly and willing to answer any questions I had. Wireless Internet was better than expected. Definitely worth the price for comfort.

    5
    « Best way to see Siesta Key »

    Hotel is only minutes from the beach. They have a free full breakfast. Shuttle to the beach is reliable and easy to use. Front desk staff is more than accommodating. The heated pool and fire pit are delightful, Add to that an open bar with afternoon snack food available gives the family a great afternoon/evening if too cool for the beach. And the evening cookies and popcorn are a welcome surprise!

    4
    « GREAT ROOM AND BREAKFAST NICE POOL »

    My big complaint is I was charged $374.78 for my stay etc. which was what I expected but also a $1375.29 charge is on my visa which I called twice about and is still there I will be calling a 3rd tomorrow and then will not be as patient if it is still there

    4
    « Good location »

    We enjoyed our stay once again, have stayed about 3 times before. Hotel is very close to beach and several restaurants within walking distance. Hotel offers hot breakfast and kept very clean. Room very comfortable and clean.

  • 4
    « Winter get away »

    We met our daughter and fiance' there for a quick get away. Check in was quick, easy and everyone was very nice. The convenience of the laundry room and daily breakfast were perfect! Our room over looked the beautiful pool area, complete with a hot tub and fire pit with cushioned chairs. The Sand Bar at the pool was fun! Katrina is the bartender and she's got a fabulous personality for it. We loved hanging out with her and she gave us delicious recommendations for dinner!! It was the best, Best Western we've ever stayed & would recommend it to anyone visiting Siesta Key.

    5
    « Very Relaxing »

    Enjoyed our stay here. It has a very nice pool and hot tub. The grounds are nice too. Close to beaches and many resturants are nere by. The rooms are clean. Maybe could use some updates in the bathroom.

    3
    « 9 days »

    Housekeeping could have been better. Entering our room after check-in I found an empty water bottle and torn strip from a snack bag. The next few days the toilet paper roll left little strips on the floor , these remained for two days as well as crushed potato chip. On the good side, pool area was nice as well as bar and breakfast. Front desk and breakfast friendly.

    5
    « Great Stay »

    Everyone was very friendly including the front desk and the maids. We were particularly impressed with Stacy who worked the breakfast area. She was very kind and caring. She is the type employee that every employer would love to have.

    4
    « Very good for the price »

    Clean and nice hotel in the Sarasota area. It offers free shuttle service to and from the beach. Great breakfast included in the price of the room. The front desk staff is very kind. I asked for an extra hour late check-out and it was given at no extra-cost. I recommend this hotel for a family vacation.

    4
    « Christmas Getaway »

    Nice hotel, with very comfortable beds. Front desk employees were very friendly & helpful. Beautiful pool area & don't miss the fire pit at night -- great place to have a night cap & unwind by the fire. The breakfast was good, but it did get very crowded & there really wasn't enough seating area. Overall, a nice hotel & I would definitely go back.

    3
    « Comfortable and convenient, but needs updating. »

    Again, the facility is comfortable and convenient, but the bathrooms really need to be updated. The Western wrap breakfast is too dry. We like the fresh popcorn in the lobby. Blah, blah, blah, blah. Two hundred characters is unnecessary.

    3
    « Good location, nice pool »

    If you like to sleep late in the morning. ask for a room that is not too close to the elevator. It can get very busy and noisy in early in the morning. Hotel is a 10 minute drive from Siesta Key beaches. However, if you watch the sunset, it can take you up to one hour to get back to the hotel due to heavy traffic. This was our second stay at this hotel. We were seduced by the resort-like pool area the first time we stayed there.

    5
    « Comfort problem (lol) »

    The bed plus it's amazing pillows were so comfy that we slept in until eleven o,clock when we had planned on being up, going to the complementary breakfast and back on the road. Opps!! The price of the room was a lot more than we would have liked and we almost walked away because of it but my husband was too tired to drive any longer.

    5
    « My overall experience staying here has been fantastic. »

    I stay here often and have always been pleased with everything. The front desk employees are always smiling and very helpful. The breakfast is great and again the ladies that make sure everything is ready are wonderful. They are on top of things making sure everything is full and clean.. I know I'll be coming back.

  • 4
    « New Years eve with friends »

    For the last 2 years a group of friends have traveled the Siesta Key for the New Years eve. this year we had 5 rooms at the Best Western. The pool bartender Katrina was wonderful. We really enjoyed our time with her at the pool. The hotel offers free rides to Siesta Key bars and restaurants which is very convenient.

    1
    « Abysmal Customer Service »

    My wife and I made a reservation over the phone and were told a confirmation email would be forthcoming; however, we were never sent a confirmation email. When we arrived at the hotel, we were told that the reservation had been booked for the night before and we were charged for a no show. We tried to explain that the reservation was made incorrectly by the person with whom we spoke on the phone. We spoke with desk staff and the general manager to try and explain the situation. In the end, the general manager insisted that my wife and I were lying in order to try and get a free room. A mistake on the behalf of hotel desk staff is understandable, but blatantly accusing a customer of being intentionally dishonest is unthinkable. If you plan on having any interaction whatsoever with the staff at your place of lodging, I would avoid this location like the plague.

    4
    « Great Stay »

    Loved the room and the whole place. Was excited for the hot breakfast, but it was precooked eggs and the waffles and pancakes were not as good as they could have been. I would suggest going back to cooking them to order instead of that machine which was very temperamental. Humans still are better than machines.

    5
    « Scott was great on staff »

    Great Place to stay. I always stay pool or garden side the east side of the property w the sunrise That is key to this property Good Viddles in the morning the lady working that area was great She was older but served w grace.

    4
    « Good stay, warm pool »

    We were travelling a family with 2 kids, and enjoyed the free popcorn in the reception, the warm pool and the very good staff that worked here. The room was a little bit dated, but clean. We would like to spend a few nights there again. Easy access from interstate and near siesta key beach ( tip, use church's parkingsspot and take the free transport to the beach) since finding a parking at siesta key can be almost impossible.

    5
    « Awesome Stay »

    My wife and I just stayed 3 nights. Excellent stay. VERY clean... Nice pool and Tiki bar. Excellent Staff. Free shuttle to where ever you want to go. Will DEFINITELY stay again. Lots of stores and restaurants within walking distance. Very reasonably priced.

    5
    « Location, professionalism, nicely managed resort hotel »

    A one-night stay in Sarasota brought me to this very well-appointed and professionally staffed hotel. Staff greeted us enthusiastically, checked us in expeditiously, and directed us to the hotel's amenities without prompting. At 8:30 p.m. the pool was populated with several families, the fireplace sitting area was abuzz, and the poolside bar was hopping. The amenities close down at 10 allowing for quiet for all guests. Standard Best Western breakfast (cereal, waffles, pastries, eggs, sausage) is served between 7 and 10 a.m. and my favorite, real (not lite) Oikos yogurt was available. I am a long time aficionado of the Best Western brand as an economical and reliable choice for short-term and overnight stays, and this Siesta Key Gateway property is exemplary.

    5
    « Loved Every Minute! »

    We stayed at this hotel for a week and were very pleasantly surprised by how nice it was. Clean Rooms, Professional Staff and great Breakfast! We will definitely be back to stay with them again! Close to everything!

    5
    « Great hotel and close to Siesta Key beach »

    Great hotel, and only a 10-minute drive to Siesta Key beach. Amenities offered include a variety of free breakfast items, fitness center with dumbbells and machines, and heated outdoor pool and hot tub. I highly recommend this hotel and plan on returning in the future.

    5
    « Short vacation »

    Just spent 4 days in Sarasota and enjoyed a stay at the hotel, well located near major points visited. Personal service was excellent and amenities quite good. Negative points as follows: Beds too hard. Breakfast menu - had it only twice - had no potatoes and scrambled eggs were insipid. Best points: Great coffee choices, hot chocolate, coffee and pop corn available at all hours.

  • 3
    « Very noisy! »

    All the rooms at the north side of the hotel are next to a very large (airco?) installation which makes a lot of noise day and night. Ask for a room at the south side or you won't get a decent sleep! This is a regular Best Western hotel; no idea why the "Plus". A free popcorn in the lobby won't help that.

    4
    « Great spot »

    Excellent location, 1 mile to the beaches,right on Tamiami close to shops, restaurants , highway. Hot breakfast. Nice pool,Jacuzzi, fire place & bar. I'm always satisfied. Room is clean,comfortable, thick towels & a bar of soap that you can't see through!

    5
    « Great Stay »

    Plus: *Great pool, with fire pit pool side and a new jacuzzi *Very nice rooms, big tvs, big bathrooms, new and clean *Pool side bar with TVs *good breakfast *free shuttle service to the beach *good location *great rates *WiFi *etc, etc Cons: none that I noticed

    5
    « Good Value »

    Stayed one night passing through. Only down is that for the price you could probably get a weekly rental on siesta key. Clean and updated rooms. Walking distance to several good restaurants. Pool is very nice. Excellent landscaping. So much so that you don't notice that you are completely surrounded by parking lots. Good hot breakfast including bacon!

    5
    « Great Hotel- Great Location »

    I stayed here with 2 of my girlfriends. One of our best friends lives in the Sarasota area. The free transportation to Siesta Key was awesome! Quick and on time. The breakfast was surprisingly satisfying every morning! There was a large selection and it changed daily. I would recommend this hotel to anyone!

    5
    « Pleasantly surprised - great value »

    My mom and I had never been to Sarasota before so we chose this hotel based on the Trip Advisor reviews. We were pleasantly surprised with the hotel. It was very clean, the room was a sufficient size and the breakfast was good. The Florida décor was nice and towels seemed new. We did not use the pool but it was very large with a pool bar and fire pit area. The location is excellent - very close to Siesta Key and in walking distance to Publix, a sports bar and some restaurants on the street behind the hotel. There is a shuttle that will take you to Siesta Key for tips which I thought was an added bonus. The hotel is a little hard to find and could use a bigger sign. You can't make a left turn out of the hotel so we used the street at the back of the parking lot and made a right to get to US41. This hotel was a great value and I would highly recommend it.

    3
    « Strategic location for those desiring to explore the entirety of Siesta Key. »

    Room could be modernized and better accessorized. Daily breakfast availability and service was an absolute positive attribute of this hotel. People at the Front Desk need better training on how to handle occupant complaints and requests. Also, a paper bill at Check-Out (or at any time during one's stay) should be standard operating procedure. Finally, Jonny's FREE RIDE service to and around Siesta Key is an unexpected windfall.

    5
    « Definite Recommendation!! »

    Super clean, incredibly convenient, friendly staff, great pool area with a little bar, snacks throughout the day, and very comfy bed!! Could not have asked for more!! There is a shopping area and convenience stores close by to get anything extra you may need. Siesta Key's downtown is a 10 minute drive (on the off season), or they have a free shuttle (you just tip the driver), or they also have bikes that you can borrow! Stay and enjoy a carefree vacation!

    5
    « Has good vibe »

    This is my second stay at this hotel and it was as pleasurable as the first. I enjoy the pool, and all its other amenities. It's close to the beach and there is just about every restaurant that you can imagine around it.

    4
    « Best Western Plus Siesta Key Gateway, Sarasota, Florida »

    I have stayed at many Best Western locations both in the U.S. and Europe and this one in Sarasota was one of the best ones yet! Lovely pool area with many lounge chairs/umbrella areas and comfy seating around a "heated" area. Room was a nice size and everything was neat and clean. Lovely establishment and will continue to book BW in the future.

  • 4
    « GOOD QUICK DRIVE TO THE BEACH HOTEL »

    If you do not have to stay right on the beach than this is a good place to stay. A nice hotel with everything you need ( including internet ). A good value for the price. Nice cozy rooms with everything you need. Nice garden on one side in back & nice pool area on other side. The hotel is aesthetically pleasing and efficiently designed and they did a nice job landscaping the hotel to give it that little oasis feel. Service was good all the way around. Our room ( # 216 ) was a little noisy from mechanical sources outside the room ( ? ). Breakfast buffet needs to taken to a little higher level.. We will stay there again and we give it our recommendation.

    4
    « Very friendly personal. »

    4th floor poolside room, very clean, no disturbing noise. The breakfast is plentiful, but little bit too sweet for our Scandinavian taste. The situation is fine, very short distance to Siesta Keys fantastic beach.

    5
    « Anniversary Get Away »

    We normally go to Sanidel for or anniversary and Siesta Keys for my birthday but decided to switch it up this year. It turned out real nice. The upgrades that were made were really nice and were a pleasant surprise. The lounge out by the pool area with a beautiful fire pit was a great way to enjoy a glass of wine from the the pool side bar.

    4
    « I said I'd go back ... and I did! »

    Like any good hotel, the Best Western Siesta Key has a great staff dedicated to making your time there as pleasant as can be. It's clean and it's easy. The breakfast buffet had everything I needed to get the day started and between an included breakfast and free wi-fi you're way ahead of the game. The pool area had lots of improvements since I was there last year including a nice glass marble fire pit where you can sit with a drink from the outdoor bar after a swim in the large pool or a soak in the hot tub. I love this place and the people that run it. While it's a mile or two from the public beach (Regularly rated the number one beach in America!) Jonny's Free Ride Service is based right in the hotel so a quick trip to the beach or Siesta Village is always available. You'll like it here!

    5
    « Excellent Stay Close to Siesta Key beach »

    We enjoyed our stay here. The front desk staff were welcoming and helpful as they immediately moved our room when we discovered a leak from the air conditioner unit. Rooms are comfortableand nicely decorated. Hot breakfast was delicious. We highly recommend this hotel when visiting the area.

    5
    « The key to Siesta Key »

    Perfectly located hotel for Siesta Key. The hotel has a free shuttle but if you like walking then it is less than a mile of comfortable walking to get to the beach. There is also an hourly bus service just outside the hotel that goes all the way to Siesta Key Village. Also within walking distance are loads of decent eateries, shops and supermarkets. The hotel has a great heated swimming pool with a poolside bar. The breakfast is excellent and cookies and popcorn are available in reception. The rooms are a little small but very comfortable, clean and well furnished. All in all a great choice if visiting Siesta Key and its wonderful beach.

    4
    « Nice place to stay »

    It is very convenient for visiting the beautiful beach. Room is quiet and clean. Staff nice. Beautiful garden on north side for $10 more. Nice firm bed. Nice warm above average breakfast. Breakfast room face the garden. They served bacon and cheese omelette. New fancy automatic pan cake machine. No oat meal, I was a little disappointed but just a little. Walking to restaurant and market.

    5
    « Great stay »

    This was an unscheduled stayover which turned out to be two nights. The room was very clean and well appointed - it was extremely comfortable. Th location was ideal for me and worked out very well! Will def be back!

    5
    « Great Hotel for Visiting Sarasota »

    Located at the intersection of Routes 74 and 41 this is a great location if you are visiting area attractions many of which (especially The Ringling) are located on 41. Route 74 is the access to the beaches of Siesta Key. Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island are accessed at several points off 41. We found the hotel to be clean, comfortable and quiet. Comfortable beds, good shower, and a breakfast that is a bit above the average. A sports bar is located next to the hotel. We didn't experience any evening noise from the bar. But we did experience two good evening meals there. The signage on route 41 for the entrance to the hotel is so tiny its easy to overlook. Better to look for the larger Harry's Bar sign (with the hotel sign below it). You can turn in just before or just after the Harry's sign. The easiest way to leave the hotel for Routes 41 North and 72 is to exit the hotel lot to Avenue A (opposite side of the hotel property from Route 41). Take a right on Avenue A to route 72. Then right for Route 41 North or South or left for 72 towards Siesta Key.

    4
    « pleasant stay »

    We have spent four nights in this hotel and were happy there. Convenient location for everyday trips to Siesta Key. Quality breakfast, free shuttle service to Siesta Key. Clean and spacious rooms, quality services.

  • 5
    « I love it... »

    I if I would stay again !!!!!!Indefinitely yes!! have visited many hotels but this is one of the best the room very clean bathroom clean.the staff is very professional and friendly..also coffee free 24hrs i love the play.

    5
    « Heavenly! »

    Best Western properties usually deliver a top notch hotel experience and the Siesta Key Gateway did so with honors! Easy, friendly check in with warm fresh baked cookies and popcorn in the lobby. Elevator close by with luggage carts. Renovated rooms that are spotless, fresh and embracing. Wonderful beds, roomy bathroom, big tv with 50 channels, fridge, microwavce, hair dryer, valubles safe, quiet A/C, lots of hot water. Breakfast included, swimming pool, pool bar. We were close to a bar and restaurant district just one block away that had lots of funky cool eating and drinking. They also offer a free shuttle to Siesta Key beach. This was fantastic because parking at the beach is limited. We would recommend this hotel to anyone coming to the Siesta Key area!!

    5
    « Wonderful Surprise »

    Thank you to the entire staff that were so friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed the delicious complimentary breakfast and the assortment of both hot and cold choices. The fresh fruit and unlimited coffee and tea were an added perk as well as the hot cookies put out daily. The pool grounds and hotel were immaculate and the location could not have been better to the beach and shopping. We had a wonderful trip and look forward to a return in the near future. I highly recommend

    2
    « Location OK, but poor management »

    Just got back from a 3 day weekend at this Hotel. The Rooms were decent and clean. Breakfast was suitable even for a gluten free diet, but you would have to be okay with milk products. Mark, the Manager was nice, but an assistant named Margaret would keep me from ever returning to this hotel. She was rude and intentionally tried to delay our checkout so we would have to pay for another day....we had already confirmed we would not stay the last day with Mark when we arrived and she insisted we had not complied....a guest should not be treated this way and ...really a pity since the price was right and it was a decent spot to get to other areas...we were also told by a hotel employee that Sharkeys on the Pier was closed for remodeling and I called and they were NOT closed....Sharkeys was one of our best evening experiences. Siesta Key was my favorite beach and the shopping area reminded me of Hawaii....I will look for a place nearer the beach next time, even if it costs more

    5
    « A nice stay »

    I came in to visit family, it was neat and clean and the ac was very quite and worked well. The bed was comfortable and the hot water was almost instant. The pool area was also nice. I really enjoyed my stay and will stay here again on my next visit. If I had a con it would be that I was't crazy about the free breakfast. But the 24/7 free coffee/tea/Cappuccino/Hot Chocolate more than made up for it.

    4
    « Good value »

    Good location, not far from the great Sarasota beaches and downtown. Good value and near many restaurants. Easy parking and liked the complimentary breakfast. A map would be useful for room numbers, night staff not great with directions.

    5
    « Incredible »

    I was shocked how nice this hotel was for the price, cleanliness, and very convenient to all areas of interest. I would most definitely stay here again. Even though the breakfast was typical, it did have all the main stays for all types of eating suggestions.

    5
    « Fun Time »

    Ideal and close to Siesta Key beaches and villages. Best Western Plus was located near the beach, shopping, places to eat or nearly anything that you would need while staying in a town away from home.

    4
    « Siesta key visit »

    The hotel itself was amazingly beautiful, the staff was awesome. The only thing we didnt like was that the bartender did not allow us to drink near the pool or Jacuzzi area. Considering that the pool is in the enclosed area of the pool.

    5
    « A sunny wonderful vacation »

    We stayed from Oct 11 through Oct 17 2015 This was by far one of the best vacations we have had. Very clean , the rooms were always stocked with supplies. The lobby was well taken care of. When ever we went through someone always said "Hi". The bar was again well taken care of the bartenders Katrina and Jason we so much fun!! A hot breakfast every morning, coffee through the day and fresh baked cookies every day at 4:00 We flew from Hartford on Jet Blue. I recommend this airline to everyone. We will always fly Jet Bluenow . Never had a bad day always sunny and warm

  • 4
    « Good Location and Price »

    Located near the entrance to Siesta Key and close to the heart of Sarasota, this is a great location from which to plan your day trips. The rooms were adequate with a hot breakfast offered each morning. The pool was nice and has a bar located on the premise offering "Happy Hour" specials.

    3
    « Not bad for the price »

    My boyfriend and I stayed for 2 nights: pool area was nice and had a bar but the staff seemed uninterested in taking drink orders and interested in watching the game on TV while having their back turned toward the customers. Quality of drinks was good though (if you could grab his attention to order). Room was neat and clean but the carpet exuded unpleasant dirty feet odor which could not be ignored. Wifi worked at all times. Quality of breakfast - below average but "free". Reception staff - warm and welcoming. All in all - not bad for the price and actually a bit better than what I was prepared to expect.

    5
    « WEEKEND TRIP »

    The first weekend of october we stayed here booked it on line we ask if the room could be ready by 12 instead of 4 and it was.nice clean rooms had a tiki bar at the pool. enjoye our stayed harry in front of hotel not to far from siesta key beach has a shuttle that will take u there. nice place the staff was friendly

    3
    « Mini Family Getaway..... »

    The hotel is not far from Siesta Key Florida, just crossing the waterway about one mile west of the hotel and you are on the Siesta Key. I do not like to write very negative things about places, but this hotel for the price is a joke. The only good thing about this hotel was the Housekeeping staff and the cleanliness. O sorry I forgot the breakfast buffet was not that special, everything was sitting for a wile under the heat, so kind of dry and the staff's friendliness was sad. The so called bossboy never put gloves on himself when emptying the trash, than he went outside did a little gardening, smoke a cigaret came back in cleaned up on the buffet without gloves. The mattresses in the room are horrible. So I just will leave it at that. If you can please find other accommodations for your selfs. Thank you

    5
    « Stay at Best Western Plus Siesta Key, Sarasota FL »

    This is our second stay at this particular Best Western Plus. As our adult daughter was with us, we booked a suite. We stayed 3 nights so we got a very good rate. It was lovely having two bathrooms and TVs. There was a door between the living room section and the bedroom section so we really had privacy. Sarasota is a lovely city and its beach is one of the best in the country.

    5
    « Great Location to Siesta Key »

    We have experienced many vacations at a Best Western location. The Best Western in Sarasota was so conveniently located to Siesta Key public beach. It was a 5 minute drive to the beach and the parking and access to the beach was the best i have encountered in Florida! First, the price at the Best Western was affordable for such a prime location, the staff were very friendly and approachable, very clean rooms, parking a plus and a great pool. We had breakfast daily to an assortment of fresh fruit, egg dishes prepared daily, sausage, French toast, assortment of breads, cereal, and anything in between! A great way to start your morning! Coffee was available 24/7 and they have an awesome cappuccino machine. Have some fresh popcorn too located by the office. The Best Western is located on the Tamiami Trail and it is conveniently located near a Publix, restaurants and golf courses. Everything is a short drive around town. About one hour from Tampa International. This is definitely a re-do in the near future!

    5
    « nice hotel for the price »

    This was a very clean hotel, and had super comfortable beds. There is a really nice pool area, with a pool bar and fire pit seating. Breakfast was also good and they offer a free shuttle to the beaches or any where near the hotel.

    5
    « Great hotel! Great location! Nice Amenities! »

    This hotel was a nice surprise! Very clean, nice selection for breakfast and a great pool/spa area. Shuttle available to take you to the beach or to the shops. Location is close to shops, drug stores and the beaches! Even has a great sitting area by the pool with a beautiful fire pit. Would definitely stay here again!

    5
    « Good Hotel »

    Very happy with the hotel. Loved the pool and the pool bar where you could get drinks and food. There was a great variety of food for breakfast. The hotel was very clean and the exterior was very attractive. Ice and soda machines on every floor was a definite plus. Recycling is very important to me and was very pleased to see a recycling bin on each floor. I feel they care about people and the environment.

    5
    « Definitely consider this hotel as an option on your next trip to Siesta Key! »

    My fiance and I chose this hotel last minute as a quick "cheap" vacation spot and I can tell you we got more that we thought we would! We were so happy with the choice. The staff is super friendly and the breakfasts are different every day and plentiful. The beds and the pillows were comfortable and the room had all the amenities, including: microwave, refrigerator (no freezer), hair dryer, nice TV and moderately quiet A/C. The coffee was just so/so but it was available both in the room and the lobby all day as well as popcorn in the lobby all day. The workout room was small but good equipment. The location was right on the way to Siesta Key, so it was close to the beaches. We had a very small rental car and it was perfect for zooming around the keys. There is every restaurant and coffee/ice cream shop that you could imagine around the area. The pool and hot tub were nice and there is a pool bar. Definitely recommend.

  • 5
    « Home away from home! »

    We stayed here for several weeks while looking for our winter retreat. The room was a double with 2 baths,separate living room ,microwave,mini fridge etc. Just perfect for an extended stay. The staff is great and the room was kept clean everyday. We felt like we lived there and the front desk staff and housekeeping were old friends....this is a great place to stay!!

    5
    « Relaxing Siesta Key area hotel. »

    In town for a reunion and wanted to be near beach. This hotel is very good for family vacations near the beach and includes breakfast. Hotel clerk Yvette was very attentive to our requests during our stay. She offered us popcorn as soon as we checked in. Breakfast is perfect and has a lot of variety. Breakfast Hostess Stacey was very friendly and attentive and kept the coffee and food coming despite all the people trying to eat in the morning. All the staff we saw were always smiling. I believe this is a family run hotel and it shows in the pride of the facility and staff. We will be back.

    3
    « Nice clean hotel for the night »

    Arrived early-around noon, (a business trip for one night), there was one room available, it was a garden-pool view however we paid extra for the pool view. We picked this because we knew the pool is closed at 10:00 and should be quiet on this side. It was, and we had a great night sleeping. Didn't wake up once! Bed was very comfortable. We did go to the pool bar (They offer a drink ticket) and had a drink, bartender was nice, sporting games on tv, and we chatted with him a bit. e didn't use the pool as it was raining, however looked nice. The morning they offered breakfast, fruit, eggs, sausage, juice, coffee. The coffee had grounds in it, floating. I prefer my coffee without the grounds- would have been better without!

 

Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: Tampa. I-75 South to Exit 205. Head west approximately five miles to US 41. Turn left on US 41. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway is on your right. ·From: Fort Myers. I-75 North to Exit 205. Head west approximately five miles to US 41. Turn left on US 41. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway is on your right.