BEST WESTERN Hotel Starke,  Starke

4.0/5  - based on 203 guest reviews.
1290 N Temple Avenue, 32091-2116, Starke, United States - See map
+1 904 964 6744 +1 904 964 3355

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  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
    Outdoor pool
  • High speed internet access
    High speed internet access
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Stay at this Starke hotel and enjoy a host of convenient amenities while traveling in sunny Florida. The BEST WESTERN Starke is conveniently located off of Highway 301 with easy access to key area attractions and business locations including St. Augustine, Kingsley Lake, the University of Florida and Gator Nationals. Hotel guests will appreciate the variety of nearby dining and shopping options. Each spacious guest room features free wireless high-speed Internet access and long distance access, cable television with HBO® and ESPN®, microfridge, iron/ironing board, coffee/tea maker and hairdryer. King size beds and other upgraded amenities are available in select rooms. Other hotel amenities include a complimentary continental breakfast and outdoor swimming pool. Visitors may enjoy fishing on one of the many surrounding lakes or participating in a range of outdoor activities at the Gold Head Branch State Park. Business travelers will find that the BEST WESTERN Starke Inn is conveniently located near Dupont, SMI Joist and Camp Blanding. Make an online reservation today and save at this Starke hotel! Enjoy your stay. We are renovating our lobby and breakfast areas. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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  • 5
    « In town for A Florida Gators football game. »

    We stayed in Starke Florida because it is a short drive to The University of Florida. Staying at The Best Western in Starke is perfect for going to a game at UF as it is alot cheaper than staying in Gainesville. The Best Western in Starke Florida has been recently remodeled and looks great! The breakfast area has been enlarged... the free breakfast tastes good too! Room was very clean, smelled so nice. There is an outdoor pool. There are nice places to eat in Starke as well, I recommend The Dairy Freeze next door to the Best Western, The Downtown Grill and Cedar River Seafood.

    5
    « Nice stay! »

    We stayed here two nights. (In the area for a wedding). The room, as well as the entire building, was recently updated. Very clean and quiet. Comfortable beds. Friendly staff. Housekeeping was attentive. Grounds were well kept. Breakfast was "basic" but it had plenty. Pool was closed for the season, but the outdoor amenities were a nice plus. (patio, gazebo, fire pit, etc). Driving around the area, this was the nicest place we saw! We made an excellent choice!

    5
    « Driving to SW Florida? Recommended overnight stop »

    Driving from North Carolina to SW Florida, we thought we'd overnight in Jacksonville, but several hotels we tried were fully booked, so we continued on to Starke. So glad we did! The Best Western was less expensive, easy to find and an excellent place to stay. It is freshly renovated, clean and attractive. The front desk staff gave us a useful map showing local restaurants, along with suggestions for dinner. Our room was very comfortable and quiet. In the morning when we heard that car accidents in Jacksonville had backed up traffic, we were thankful that stretch was behind us. We had an early breakfast at the hotel (lots to choose from) and were on our way.

    4
    « Easy location to get to and close to restaurants, gas stations. »

    Very helpful staff. Comfortable beds and a/c was very quiet. Love the location. Easy on and off of Rt. 301. Nice big flat screen TV - we loved that Good breakfast and newly remodeled lobby and breakfast area - very cheerful and bright - reminded us that we were definitely in Florida!

    1
    « Reed C »

    Just awful. Called ahead for a room. Then told the room was gone. I was just 15 minutes away. Only smoking rooms available. The one I took the lock was broken. Ended up in a stinking second floor room. No help from the desk. I was exhausted or would have left

    4
    « Nice clean pet friendly stop. »

    Driving from Ohio to Clearwater, Fl. Made it to Starke. Happy with our choice. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. And our kitty appreciated the privacy. They are going through some updates which should make it even better.

    5
    « Best Buffet in town! »

    Just as the title says, we love this place. Fried chicken and chops are great. Veggies are cooked like they were made country style, they normally have a different variety including cabbage, lima's corn, Green beans, okra & tomato of course mashed potatoes, rice not grace, then the salad bar. You also have the option to order from the menu. Steer burgers are very good as well. Wait staff are always polite and helpful and take care of you. Be sure to get some rolls. Weekends are seafood nights.

    4
    « A very good place to stay »

    The staff was friendly and courteous. Room was clean and pet friendly. It was located close to many restaurants and gas stations. I would recommend to a friend and we would stay there in the future., We were very pleased with our experience there.

    5
    « Great stay with the family! »

    Wow this hotel is so nice! Everything is so well taken cared off! Staff was very accommodating, room was super clean, beds were comfortable. I loved that the TV remote was sanitized! Everything was in great condition and it felt the room had barely been stayed in before - I usually don't get that feeling when staying in a hotel! Our sons enjoying taking a dip in the pool as well. We only stayed for 1 night as my husband was doing a triathlon at Camp Blanding, but we were very impressed from check-in to check-out. If we ever come to Starke again, we will be sure to stay here again - no doubt.

    4
    « Decent hotel »

    The hotel was very clean. My only complaint is the bed was hard and the linen was kind rough feeling. But other than that the hotel was a nice stay for the price. It was a quick check in and very convenient. We was in town for to enroll my daughter at UF. And the hotels was either booked or over priced. So we was happy to come across the Best Western

  • 4
    « Very nice »

    Motel was clean and comfortable. Staff was very friendly. We just spent one night there. Arrived early, so we had time to tour the town and eat in a local restaurant, before retiring. We would stay there again.

    5
    « Wonderful Hidden Gem »

    Needed a place to stay overnight heading to FMB with our dog fur baby. Glad we found Best Western Starke on Trip Advisor identified as pet friendly. What a hidden gem along Route 301. Guest rooms are exceptionally clean, well appointed, nice pool and courteous guest services. The hotel is in the midst of a lobby renovation so didn't take advantage of the complimentary breakfast. Centrally located to many fast food establishments and other store conveniences. Major recommendation - watch your speed when driving along 301. Saw many cars pulled over!

    4
    « Starke Reality Best Western »

    It is by far the only place to consider staying while in Starke, FL. It is convenient to the one side of the city and the most Hospitable staff you will encounter anywhere. The pool is very nice and you can enjoy some sunshine all day long. The shade will not block the sun unless you want to sit under the umbrella, or building hangover.

    1
    « Up to date but not truthful »

    Traveling to Florida with family and stopped for the night. Recently renovated, so the room is up to date. Got up in the morning to eat breakfast at the hotel, came back, got out bags and left. As a business owner of a cleaning service for luxury cabins and commercial buildings , I know what is preformed by maid services. Before we even got in the car the maid was already in the room taking the towels.. Not too professional. Location is so-so. Dairy Freeze is in walking distance from the hotel and has good food, it reminds me of "Tasty Freeze" from the show Friday Night Lights. Behind the hotel is a Parol and Probation office which turned us off. That night between 2-4 there were also multiple people conversing loudly outside our room. I realized I didn't have my ring and left it on the sink counter. I checked everything multiple times and called the hotel before returning to to retrieve it. The ring was "no where to be found." When approaching the receptionist and cleaners they were not to my help.. If theft is going to happen, the person needs to at least hide their not telling the truth .. Written all over their face.

    5
    « Excellent service »

    The staff at this property are awesome! Everyone was friendly and they went out of their way to make sure all needs were met. The staff even created a map of the area with all restaurants, points of interest, labelled. That is a caring staff! And their recommendations were right on! They also acknowledged me as a reward member, something most BW agents don't do!!

    4
    « Surprise Find in Starke »

    We had a business meeting at Camp Blanding and in trying to find a room, the Best Western came up to my surprise given the rural nature of the community. When we got to the hotel we could not have been more surprised. It was well cared for, updated and very comfortable and ideally located for our work at Camp Blanding. It is a must stay place for folks like us who do business our in that area

    4
    « Traveling the Southern tier on a tandem bicycle. »

    Friendly staff. First floor room, nice size room, refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker. Bed and linens gd. Wfi good. Nice covered sitting area with swing. Brkfst the usual, no hot food except waffles.

    4
    « Perfect , Always stay here when visiting family in town. »

    Perfect , Always stay here when visiting family in town. Great price , clean inside and out, great breakfast. Beds were comfortable . I always stay here and will continue to stay here whenever in town visiting

    3
    « Clean and pleasant stay! »

    My family and I stayed overnight while attending a baby shower in the area. The rooms were clean, the staff very responsive, and the pool was well maintained. My only recommendation would be to extend breakfast on the weekends -- it ends promptly at 9 a.m. which is pretty early for families with children who like to sleep in on the weekends.

    3
    « Too noisy »

    Everything was ok except for the noise level outside of rooms. People tended to have large social gatherings outside their rooms. This happened next to my room a 3 nights out the 5 nights that I was there

  • 4
    « A very pleasant stay in the middle of Florida »

    There are not a lot of choices in the middle of Florida on 301 and to find a Best Western was very fortunate. This was a very nice one and except for the continental breakfast which we didn't partake of it really could be a Best Western Plus.

    4
    « Pleasant Stay »

    My son had meeting at UF for admissions and we stayed it this hotel. It was clean and well maintained. Only downside was road noise was noticeable. Breakfast was good and staff was friendly. All in all it was a pleasant stay. Will stay there in future.

    5
    « Clean Hotel »

    Clean Hotel, very friendly, great service. Staying and entire week only room available was a smoking room and it was super clean and does not smell of smoke like most rooms do. House keeping is awesome they check with us daily to see if we need anything. Very pleased and happy. Will be staying here again in July.

    3
    « Ok Place »

    Stopped and stayed here on my way to Treasure Island. It was late at night and I had no idea where I was. Went to another hotel before this one and they were talking in the lobby that they had no fights that night so I left. Hotel was fine, rooms were clean and staff was very helpful. Only thing is I would never stay in Starke again.

    4
    « A nice place to stay »

    The Best Western Starke is very clean. It looks like they have painted the outside recently. The room is a very nice size. I have a handicapped accessible room, They have two HA rooms. One has a walk in shower the other does not. Sadly I did not have one. The girls in the office were fantastic. They were very accommodating.They have an outdoor pool, and there is a ramp to it, but the gate is not wide enough for a power wheelchair. So I could not go there. I would recommend this motel to anyone that finds themselves in this area.

    5
    « One night stay »

    We got to the hotel very late (around 12am) but our rooms were ready for us when we got there! It took us less than 10 minutes to have our keys and enter the room. The bed was high quality and everything was working perfectly. They have traditional breakfast included and everything was fresh. I had a couple of bagels, cereals, and yogurt! Very good service overall

    1
    « I had reservations,I was told I did not »

    I enjoy staying here , but was very upset when I was told I did not have any reservations. I have never had a problem before, Res# 54623. I told the clerk My party would come in later in evening and was told no problem, was I surprised when I was told I didn't have any rooms

    4
    « Clean »

    Clean room and nice people. We had some packages sent to the Best Western and the front desk people took them To the room for us. Breakfast room was very small. I will stay at this Best Western next year.

    5
    « Unexpected Pleasure »

    On our way to Jacksonville for a cruise we happened upon the Best Western Starke. We found the rates reasonable, the staff VERY professional, and the beds really comfortable. We will definitely stay again. (The pool area is absolutely beautiful but the weather did not cooperate that day.)

    5
    « Make The GW Your Place to Stay »

    If you are ever visiting Stark, Florida, please make The Best Western on the 301 your place to stay. The rooms are very clean, the beds are very comfortable and the staff are very friendly. The breakfast buffet was ok, it would be better if they offered some type of bacon or sausage to go with the waffles.

  • 5
    « Much better »

    Seems they did some renovations. Much better. The room was very nice. The only complaint I have is the pool was really small. Great staff. Breakfast wasn't bad. I've stayed here a few times but this last time I have to say was the best room I've ever gotten.

    5
    « Best Choice in Starke »

    From Check-in to Check-out, this is the best choice for overnight stays in Starke. Rooms are well appointed, clean and comfy. Bathrooms are clean, in good repair and roomy enough. You get all of this at a reasonable price. It doesn't get any better.

    4
    « Clean, a little aged, but the best in Starke »

    check in was smooth and the room and bedding was clean. That is all I needed as I passed through Starke. I have made this trip several times and the Best Western is the best hotel / lodging offering in Starke, FL. Breakfast was nice, the staff friendly and di ask if I needed anything. Again, a clean room in an older hotel is fine, I was not looking for anything more than that & wifi, which they did have and it worked good. I will stay there again when I make this trip.

    5
    « Wonderful family overnight stay. »

    We spent the night here on a family trip and we were pleased to find a clean and friendly hotel. Terri (spelling?) was very friendly greeting us and signing us in for the night. She let us know if we needed anything just to call the front desk and she would take care of it. It's nice to experience great customer service and friendly staff. The hotel looks newly renovated and the rooms were neat and clean. Good job! Would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others.

    4
    « Not bad for a small quiet town »

    Went to a wedding in this area. Most everything was either booked or $150 per in Gainesville. Rate was a little high for this type of hotel in this type of town, maybe because Florida Gators were playing home on this weekend. Cleanest hotel in this town. Not much around except for Grannies about 1 mile or 2 away for a good home cooking type breakfast. Friendly staff. Very quiet during our stay. Very good for one night.

    5
    « November 17, 2015 »

    Recently renovated....very well appointed rooms...very eye appealing duvets and pillows on the beds. Furniture modern and new. It was obvious that the housekeeping staff took pride in their jobs.....everything was clean...lots of fluffy towels. The staff was incredible....very friendly, welcoming, and helpful with answering questions. The person at the front desk and one of the housekeeping staff (who happened to be at the desk when we checked in) were both great representatives for Best Western Starke. We would absolutely stay there again, if in that area. Great accommodations for the price.

    5
    « Clean rooms, free breakfast and good internet »

    I am very pleased with my stay, and Terry took great care of us. Lots of choices for the continental breakfast; bagels, coffee, muffins, juices, oatmeal, fruit, and waffles (I am missing a lot of other things). I loved the breakfast. The pool was clean, the room was clean with good air conditioning, the TV had good stations and we had a parking spot right in front of our door. A++++

    5
    « Excellent service »

    We booked this hotel to go to a gators game, didn't know the area or hotel so a tad apprehensive since it was two females. The receptionist at check was lovely and the next morning the lady who was on the front desk went out of her way to help, I was very happy Clean room , not bad breakfast although the breakfast area could be a bit larger, overall a great experience.

    5
    « Sweet Spot »

    Ended up in Starke by accident and was very surprised by this Best western. It was clean and comfortable and the rooms seemed almost brand new. Friendly staff--and a great little road-food joint nextdoor.

    4
    « Captive Customers? »

    This hotel is almost the only in town. It could be excellent with a better breakfast and better rate. The location is good, right on the highway but within walking distance of only one family-type Mexican restaurant. The others were all within a short drive for which the hotel supplies a very good map and information. It is a two-story property without an elevator, so if you do not get a ground-floor room, be prepared to schlep your stuff up the stairs.

  • 3
    « Great room. But there were issues. »

    I was down there seeing family, and trying to get some business at a funeral home done. So I ended up staying 4 days. Room was lovely. On day one I got a knock saying check out was at 11. The staff was unawares I was staying more than one night. No big deal really. Day three I accidentally knocked the remote behind the mattress, and upon my attempt to retrieve it I discovered a baby diaper..... I didn't examine it too close. I threw it in the trash, and went about my day. Departure day I had noticed at that point ants had made my truck a home. Never saw one in the room. But my truck right outside the door(by the way great parking) was free game apparently. Synopsis. The room was great. The best time I had in Florida was in that room. Not Jacksonville. Certainly not Orlando. But it was apparently secretly kind of gross. Wouldn't say dirty. But gross sure. Diapers are gross. Ants in my vehicle. I mean a lot too. Like 30 that I could see. Slight worry entered my mind that they would actually jam the engine with their bodies somehow. This is all expected, and acceptable if paying 50$, even 60$ a night for your hotel. Mostly I'm peeved I payed about 100$ a day. I spent almost as much as I do on rent while here. Though I suspect that's because I booked on a Friday. I'm still learning about hotels. I've learned that one's that have the entrance to the room on the inside of the building are preferable. Not every hotel of the same name is of the same quality. If possible? Forking over the extra cash is worth it. If you enjoy R&R.

    5
    « Pleasant experience »

    I found this hotel in the 'middle of nowhere', on US-301 road in center of Florida. Clean and nice building, very nice and helpful staff. breakfast area was small, but beside it everything else above average.

    5
    « Good stop over »

    This hotel has plenty parking for a boat trailer. The staff is very courteous and helpful. It was so helpful to stay at a hotel that accept dogs and have grassy areas around the hotel to walk your dog since the hotel is on route 301 but our room was quiet.

    5
    « Best Qualityand Value »

    This is by far the best hotel in this area. It also has great pricing and is a wonderful value if you are in the Gainesville area. Very clean rooms, this is a signature for them. You know a hotel is clean when the stairwells are neat and clean. Good morning breakfast. My only recommendation to them and all other hotels, if you are pet friendly, save some rooms pet free for those of us with allergies or not interested in staying where animals have been on the furniture. I did not see any signs of pets, but would prefer a pet free room due to allergies.

    4
    « Best Place to Stay in Starke »

    Our church uses The Best Western Starke, FL frequently when doing outreaches and volunteering in and near Starke, FL. The rates are great and the staff are always extremely accommodating. Never had a complaint in all the years we've been using the hotel.

    2
    « Do not expect too much »

    My wife and I have stayed at this hotel numerous times in the past during our travels to FLA. I was very disappointed with my most recent stay(10/2/15) Check-in was much more timely than is necessary. Door key did not work so we had to change rooms. Maid had not prepared the room for new guests. A/C cover rattled often when the A/C came on. Beds were comfortable and general area around our room was quiet. Breakfast was minimum.

    5
    « Best Western Inn Starke Florida »

    Excellent experience. I recommend anyone traveling to that area stay at Best Western. Clean room, everything worked, no bad odors, no noise after dark, and very good continental breakfast. I had a wonderful experience. James Buchannon

    4
    « A nice place for Starke »

    My guess is this is the best place to stay in Starke. The first night my wife did say the trains bothered her a little. Also, we were locked out of the room after the first night. That was fixed easily. The breakfast was the usual, but they did have more bananas than any Best Western we have visited. I have one minor complaint. At check in and check out the clerk was on the phone for a bit longer than I thought necessary before we were acknowledged.

    5
    « Excellent Service and resonably priced »

    The staff at the Stark Best Western were extremely accommodating and the room was clean and recently updated. I would definitely stay again as the price was very reasonable, especially for a holiday weekend.

    5
    « "ABOVE AND BEYOND my expectations of a BEST WESTERN. »

    In the past i have stayed at many best westerns and this one by far is the best i have ever stayed in. The rooms are very clean and very up to date/modern.. All the ladies that work the front desk are very nice and pleasant to deal with...Mr sam is very friendly to talk to and accomodate you with anything you need.. Definitely will come back to this hotel when needed.

 

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·From: Route 16. Go to Highway 301 to the BEST WESTERN Starke. ·From: Route 100. Go to Highway 301 north, and go one mile on Highway 301 to the BEST WESTERN Starke. ·From: Interstate 10. Take Exit 343 and go south on Highway 301 for 25 miles to the BEST WESTERN Starke. ·From: Interstate 75. Take Exit 358, County Road, and then take 326 East to Highway 301. Continue north on Highway 301 for 50 miles to the BEST WESTERN Starke.
 

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