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Best Western Plus Bradenton Gateway Hotel, Bradenton

4.5/5  - basé sur 464 notations.
2215 Cortez Road W, 34207-1245, Bradenton, United States - See map

Getaway to this modern Bradenton hotel and enjoy a central location with easy access to the beach, State College of Florida and Anna Maria Island. You'll feel right at home at Best Western Plus® Bradenton Gateway Hotel - our modern and spacious rooms offer generous amenities, including cable or satellite television with in-room movies, coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, desk, high-speed wireless Internet access and much more. Wake up each morning to a complimentary full hot breakfast. Looking to make your stay extra special and relaxing? Book one of our whirlpool suites. After breakfast, head out to explore the area. Discover new things by visiting the South Florida Museum, Ringling Museum of Art, Mote Aquarium and the Salvador Dali Museum. Looking to take in the great outdoors and stunning scenery? The Best Western Plus® Bradenton Gateway Hotel is near the beach, Anna Maria Island, Long Boat Key and Siesta Key Cruises. Many guests also delight in enjoying a Pirates Spring Training game. Traveling with a large group? We gladly accept group reservations, making this the perfect place for sporting teams to stay while in the area. With its central location, this Bradenton hotel is just a short drive away from many corporate locations, such as Lab Corporation, State College of Florida, IM6 School, Manatee Community College and a satellite office of Starbucks® Corporation. Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport is just seven miles away, making traveling easy and stress-free. Enjoy the wonderful weather and sunshine while surrounded by a serene tropical setting in our outdoor heated pool or on our sundeck. Get even more value out of your stay by taking advantage of many more on-site amenities, including exercise facility, concierge, guest laundry, children's activities, 24-hour business center, 24-hour coffee bar and free parking. For an extraordinary trip to Bradenton, Florida, make a reservation at the Best Western Plus® Bradenton Gateway Hotel today and save! Enjoy your stay.

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Bradenton Gateway Hotel

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Hotel advantages

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  • Outdoor parking
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Certificate of Excellence 2018
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"An Oasis in the Heart of Bradenton"

5
26/06/2018

We've stayed here every year for a mini-vacation in the Bradenton/Sarasota area. Always a wonderful experience; caring staff, spotless facility, upgraded room with amenities, fabulous hot buffet breakfast and central location. As good quality and value as you'd find in this area at half the price. On this summer's trip we encountered a highway accident that caused us to reroute resulting in a 6 1/2 hour trip which usually takes 3 1/2. Upon check-in, we found out that our reservation was for the other BW plus in Sarasota. Kudos to Chris for booking us into a comparable room.

"Clean and Friendly"

5
22/06/2018

The day before we closed we needed a place for the night, this hotel is right around the corner from our new home. The front desk was very friendly and the rooms were clean. We feel comfortable recommending this location to friends and would not hesitate letting our family stay there. Pleaseanr surprise! Thanks.

"Surprise stay"

5
18/06/2018

The staff went above and beyond to help us in a bad situation. We arrived at 12:00 anti a dirty rental and Jessica got us a room immediately and looked into rates for our family for the week if needed. It was clean and welcoming. I would recommend a stay and thanks again to Jessica and the entire staff!

"Can be better"

3
23/05/2018

The front desk guy is a little bit rude, he never look at the guest. The room smell like old and the water in the bathroom smell really bad( poor pipe maintenance). The bed covers, bathroom floor was dirty.

"Very nice hotel"

5
10/05/2018

We were there on business so being near attractions was not important. However, the staff were all very friendly. Rooms were neat and clean. Bed was comfy. There are plenty of food choices. The breakfast was amazing. The pool was clean but closed at dusk. Great hotel. Very well maintained and staff seemed happy to be there and accommodate. Will definitely return.

"Excellent Hotel"

5
30/04/2018

Our soccer team had 15 rooms for a weekend tournament. We travel all over the State of Florida and I can I tell you this hotel was excellent. Management was terrific, breakfast was very good, clean rooms. No complains. I strongly recommend this hotel.

"Visit to Bradenton - celebration of life"

5
30/04/2018

The hotel was a positive experience - friendly staff; convenient to our needs in Bradenton; and the room was just right for us. We needed internet and business office support and the Wi-Fi was excellent and the small business set-up with computer and printer worked well.

"Spring Training Visit"

5
26/04/2018

This hotel was inviting and very clean and comfortable. I realized I left my makeup/accessories bag hanging on the back of the bathroom door. I called the hotel and spoke with Chris. He was kind and attentive to my situation. He made arrangements with UPS to ship to me. My pkg arrived with everything in tact. I am a happy/thankful customer??

"Very good basic hotel"

4
25/04/2018

Our room was clean and the bed was comfortable. The A/C did not cool very well and the room was humid and at times had a musty smell. The breakfast was good with scrambled eggs and sausage, waffles, breads, and fruit.

"The BEST Best Western ever!"

5
13/04/2018

Family, small or large groups or individual, you will be pleased with this hotel experience. It's been updated and remodeled, and some of the rooms have hardwood floors installed now. That was wonderful, because it just made the rooms feel so clean and homey. The beds are the best, and the covers are to die for. Best of all, Chris, PD and the rest of the staff make you feel like family. They give you information about local things to see and do, and they really want to make your stay more enjoyable. They make you feel like it is a 4 star hotel just by their care and hospitality. Thank you, Chris, PD, and the late night gal for making it a wonderful stay! We love you guys!

"great breakfast"

4
06/04/2018

good stay hotel, had all you might need for a few days, nice desk people, great breakfast , a basic hotel , did the trick for a few days stay to visit family, easy access to Sarasota /Bradenton airport , close to food

"Pleasant Surprise"

5
02/04/2018

Scheduled this hotel with family for spring break. A very nice hotel which exceeded our expectations. It seemed as if the hotel had been recently renovated, but I was told no. Everything was great and we enjoyed our stay.

"my family trip"

5
29/03/2018

I Thought,the hotel was in great shape, had all the accommodations. It was located in a good area, we were able to walk to other places to eat and drink. thing were only a few minutes away. great bonus!

"Different Twist Pretzel Mobile Bakery"

5
21/03/2018

Great location expensive for amenities would stay again if price was less not worth almost $200 but what can you do if there is not another choice. VRBO?? Well that is what the trend is so that is where money will be the best bang for the buck! VRBO.

"Bang for the Buck!! The only way I can explain average reviews are its the competition trying to bring this place down."

5
13/03/2018

I have never stayed here and come to the area twice a year. I will tell you why this will be the only place we stay from here on out. I had 10 rooms and changed it every way possible, number of rooms, number of days, more days on certain rooms, cots in certain rooms etc. and Carla was so patient and friendly. She even returned emails etc. on her days off and just held my hand every step. The rooms where first class and not what you would expect from a mid level hotel chain either. All granite showers and vanities as well as dresser tops. The rooms are all decked out. This was a business trip with our High School all star football team that played in a local tournament. The staff was as nice as can be with all of us and breakfast was great. Its a real breakfast, from waffles to breakfast sandwiches and fruit, yogurt, pastries and more. They kept the breakfast buffet full at every sitting. Debbie is a workaholic and is a doer. She is constantly working and very helpful. deserves to be recognized as an asset to the team and you are lucky to have her. Only down side was the pool is kind of small and cheesy as it sits basically in a parking lot but its heated and does the job. This review is as real as it gets and we are going back in June and staying there again. Great job Best Western Plus!

"Wonderful family atmosphere!"

5
28/02/2018

Convenient location for us. Many stores, restaurants nearby. Good sized rooms. Very friendly, helpful staff! Has a family-like feeling. Manager Chris Sears 'runs a great hotel! Many good choices for buffet breakfast.

"Family emergency durning season "

5
19/02/2018

P.D. & the staff were wonderful. I was traveling alone felt safe. Rooms were clean & comfortable. Staff went above & beyond 4 me, gave me hugs,let me cry. Just like Family. Will only stay at this B. W.

"OK"

3
10/02/2018

The staff was polite. The rooms seemed like they had been cleaned sufficiently, however, the room smelled like a hay barn and we did see a few bugs. I wouldn't want to stay here again, but I guess it's not a place I would avoid like the plague either. I needed a hotel in that particular area of bradenton, and if you need a hotel right there for a night or two it would suffice. But if you don't need a hotel right there, I'd recommend finding something else.

BW_Chris, General Manager at Best Western Plus Bradenton Gateway Hotel, responded to this review
I find it funny that you know what a hay barn smells like?? I have slept in our hay barn as a kid and if it smelled funny like a you say I would have had the sense to tell my mom and dad or who ever owned or ran the place about these bugs and hay barn smell so that they could correct it right away instead of getting on here and trying to trash a very nice hotel. I check every room every day myself and have yet to ever run into a room that smelled like a hay barn. As for a few bugs, its very rare here in florida to ever see a bug..OMG. That too could have been taken care of but I guess letting the Front Desk staff read the minds of the entire hotel is a much better idea.. There is a Hay Barn down the street a few miles I think I will go check it out..

"Go stay at the Hampton"

2
06/02/2018

I stayed here because it had a great rating and was less expensive than the Hampton. Now having stayed here I would highly recommend paying up and staying at the Hampton. First, the location is in a rough area of town. I thought it was right downtown by the water where the Hampton's but it wasn't. Second, the building is old, worn down and I would not give it a “plus” rating. To me it was more like a motel. Next, the breakfast was awful. You had a chose of a pre-made omelet or scrambled eggs that tasted like it was out for a long time. There was some yogurt, bagels and breads. Honestly, I bought breakfast each day. Next, the internet was so slow my iPhone wouldn't even download an app. Finally, when I checked in I was added as a member even though I said no. Hey fixed it but still... There is a saving grace though! The rooms are actually decent. The beds were comfortable. It comes with a microwave and fridge. The air conditioning gets the room nice and cool. If you just need a quick place to crash in a decent bed then this hotel is not bad. However, if you care more than that then go somewhere else.

BW_Chris, General Manager at Best Western Plus Bradenton Gateway Hotel, responded to this review
I just wanted to clear up some stuff here, I am happy that you can pay up as you put it, I keep the rates here lower for those of us that want a nice hotel with out the nice high price. I am not sure you even stayed here I could not find your name in my system however the location as you say is in a rough area of town is odd to me as directly in front of the hotel is a Cracker Barrel directly around us are these businesses: Home Depot, Smugglers Cove Mini Golf for kids, Panera Bread, Chipotle, Carraba's, LA Fitness, 3 entire shopping centers with every kind of store, Best Buy, Dick's Sporting goods, it goes on and on, so I am at a loss as to this your rough area and I really don't think that all these company's are going to build in a rough area?? This building you put as old and worn down? This hotel was built 9 years ago from the ground up? it just had a complete make over inside and out? I guess you paid up and missed a good breakfast too because we get many many guests telling us what a great breakfast we have with a large selection of food, too many to list. If the internet was slow it would have been nice to just let us know as we can not read minds ( I have tried to no avail.) You seemed to be the only one with this problem because we have not had a complaint about it being slow in months and we always correct it after reading the mind of the guest that is having an issue. I am glad you like the room and hope you sleep well downtown where the over 100 year old building- Hampton Inn sit and is with in walking distance to the Salvation Army that lets all 250 self helping homeless people out the door at 630am to find a job and to brighten your day.. So as I always say: Smile and go out and make it a great day..

"Loved it!"

5
06/02/2018

This is a great place to stay, felt very safe, everything is new and clean. The location was perfect, close to the beaches, shopping and restaurants. Will definitely stay here again. Keep those review responses coming Chris, you kill me! Thanks for your hospitality...

BW_Chris, General Manager at Best Western Plus Bradenton Gateway Hotel, responded to this review
Thanks for the review, I am glad you posted this as the review above this one said this was a rough area and I had to explain to her what she could not see?? I love social media. Can't wait to see ya'll again,, cheers

"Always a Pleasure"

5
31/01/2018

With our son playing baseball in Bradenton we come down frequently to see him play. Ever since our first visit we always return to stay here. Chris and his staff are always accomodating,and great to talk to. We will be back again in March and looking forward to our stay.

"Loved every aspect of our stay!!"

5
22/01/2018

The room was tastefully decorated, clean and very comfortable. The breakfast was delicious and so many choices! The Manager, Chris and his staff were very friendly and accomodating! Great location! Less than 10 minutes to the beach! Loved it all!

BW_Chris, General Manager at Best Western Plus Bradenton Gateway Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your ever so grateful and truthful response as it gives light to the "I am just not a happy person no matter what you do" type of people who thrive on writing things that just are not true or they want something for nothing --gotta be a show off, make a scene in the middle of the lobby until they get something for fee to shut them up. (these people know who they are, I can read them like a book..) So when the true to heart person writes a review it takes care of the lesser desired type if you know what I mean,.. LOL. So as I alway say, Smile and go out and make it a great day!..Thanks again and hope to see you soon... Cheers...

"Stayed Three Nights Here"

4
09/01/2018

We stayed here for three nights right before Jan. 1, 2018. One night was free thanks to BW rewards points that don't expire. The place was pretty full each night and a little bit noisy on New Years Eve. Otherwise, we had a good time.

BW_Chris, General Manager at Best Western Plus Bradenton Gateway Hotel, responded to this review
Awesome so glad you had a nice time, and Happy New year to you and yours...cheers

"Smelly"

1
07/01/2018

Before writing this review I had to double check if this was the same hotel I stayed with my family in August. It´s also hard to believe this is a excellence certified hotel. In fact, it´s a very old hotel, the reception was a mess and the hotel areas and rooms were smelly. The breakfast was awful and there were plenty of sign advertising the guests of the itens prices if they decide to steal them from the hotel. It´s definitely not a cozy place to stay with your relatives.

BW_Chris, General Manager at Best Western Plus Bradenton Gateway Hotel, responded to this review
This Review is posted on the wrong hotel, Mr Klettenberg you did not stay here. Too boot this hotel is only 9 years old a new build from the ground up and just had a complete make over of the every room right down to putting 50" inch brand new tv's and top of the line Serta Elite double sided pillow top beds in. Cheers to the new year.

"Dirty place"

1
04/01/2018

Room was dirty and musty. Don't know last time they were cleaned. Checked in checked out. Worst best western ever in Staff at front desk just go through the motions with not a genuine concern Just plane yuk

BW_Chris, General Manager at Best Western Plus Bradenton Gateway Hotel, responded to this review
This man never stayed here again, this is the fifth time he has done this when he gets bored he has anger issues and writes another thing like this because when he did stay here a month ago he demanded a free night for not getting his bed made after the house keeper went back to the room 3 times and we even asked him from the front desk about service for his room after he turned her away. I would suggest getting some help with your anger issues and by the way best western is one word: "Bestwestern" you keep doing this in all of your reviews please go back to finishing school..

"recent vacation stay"

5
03/01/2018

Chris Sears runs a very welcoming accommodating hotel with prompt, courteous and professional service from all staff I encountered. I highly recommend this Best Western location for those visiting the Bradenton area.

"Amazing"

5
28/12/2017

Amazing staff, excellent hotel, great breakfast, and would highly recommend it. Chris and Carla are outstanding employees and always very helpful. Rooms are always clean, no issues with anything in room, great and friendly people.

"always a good stay"

4
26/12/2017

This hotel and staff are very good and consistent. The only thing I would prefer would be a firmer bed. The breakfast is sufficient. The check in and out personnel are always polite and helpful. I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying the Bradenton area. It is convenient and there are many restaurants and stores close by.

"Stay in Bradenton"

5
17/12/2017

Excellent location , good service, lovely atmosphere. The rooms were nicely furnished and well equipped with essential items. the amenities worked well and provided exactly the services that were needed. The breakfast was very good and had a good variety of choices for every type of diet. The bed was comfortable to sleep in and the tub and shower were well equipped. the pool looked nice but it was too cool to go in.

"completely satisfied"

5
10/12/2017

My husband had to be hospitalized emergently and we were over two hours from home. The staff at this hotel were very accommodating and helpful to me during this difficult time. The rooms were very clean and the breakfast was good. I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in the area.

"Poor customer service"

3
06/12/2017

Our check in went well, the room was OK and the breakfast was very good. We did not get maid service the first morning and when I checked out the desk person said she saw a note about it but did nothing to satisfy me regarding compensation. She said I could have been nicer. I guess I could have been had I worked for the hotel but I was the customer

BW_Chris, General Manager at Best Western Plus Bradenton Gateway Hotel, responded to this review
Nice try.... You had a do not disturb on the door and the second time they checked, you only wanted towels and made a racist remark at the front desk about this hotel, that it had no one that speaks english in it, (really?) then you DEMANDED a free night from the get go like the world had stopped turning and it was our fault. Now for the best part, your departing words calling one of my best employees a Bi#CH. She was only trying to explain to you why you did not get your bed made etc..and social media at its best has a two way street and you are on the wrong side of it. Good luck finding a nice place to stay because I put a DO NOT RENT TO YOU ON YOUR PROFILE HERE.

"Clean, Comfortable, and bit overpriced"

4
04/12/2017

Spent a couple of nights at this hotel while visiting friends. The hotel is generally clean and the rooms were quiet and comfortable. Property seems well managed overall and seemed safe and secure. Breakfast was good but just average and typical. Location is good, but exiting the hotel is somewhat inconvenient due to street layout (must make a U-turn to go toward the beaches). Only complaint is that the hotel seemed a bit overpriced when compared to similar properties.

BW_Chris, General Manager at Best Western Plus Bradenton Gateway Hotel, responded to this review
Thanks for the review, hope to see you again soon, sorry our prices do go up and down depending on the time of year being a seasonal property they all do that. I glad you enjoyed your stay.

"Great staff"

4
29/11/2017

The hotel was very clean. I would say average accommodations. However the staff was amazing. Everything we asked for was provided. The manager even offered to get me a steamer from his house. I was so impressed. They new I was getting married and they did not hesitate to take the stress out of the little things for me. Last note the dog policy should be changed the dog barked all night long! I feel they need their own floor or hall.

BW_Chris, General Manager at Best Western Plus Bradenton Gateway Hotel, responded to this review
Congrats again, we enjoyed having you, hope you come back for your honeymoon... cheers....

"Great stay"

5
28/11/2017

The hotel was very clean, had vinyl floors which we appreciated because we had our dogs with us. Staff was extremely helpful and courteous I highly recommend staying at this hotel again. We especially liked the complimentary breakfast which was always hot and plentiful.

BW_Chris, General Manager at Best Western Plus Bradenton Gateway Hotel, responded to this review
Thanks for the review its always nice to hear feedback from our guests and would love to see you again...

"Very pleased with our stay and will return!"

5
22/11/2017

I have stayed at the Bradenton Gateway on three occasions and have been very pleased. I rate them excellent. Chris, who was our manager was very helpful, we love the breakfast and found the hotel very clean and the staff all courteous and helpful.

"Clean, modern, with EXCELLENT customer service"

5
19/11/2017

The room was comfortable, clean, and quiet. The staff were amazing and checked with me and my family several times during our stay to ensure we were comfortable. The breakfast had a great selection, and was clean. The front desk were friendly and helpful.

"Very good place to stay"

5
18/11/2017

This hotel was very comfortable, clean, the beds and showers were excellent. The rooms were very tastefully decorated and the lobby was great. Breakfast was such a bonus for the price of staying in this hotel, I could have stayed several days.

"Terrific Hotel"

5
17/11/2017

This place is very nice. Would stay hear again. Staff at the front desk was great. Room was very nice and clean. Asked for a bath bench and it was in the room. This was the first time it was in the room. Everywhere else when I ask for a bath bench I always have to ask twice. They never put it in the room but this hotel did.

"Chris Sears and his staff are the very best!!"

5
17/11/2017

The staff at this hotel is exceptional..made our stay a very pleasant one..we are so happy we took the decision to stay at this hotel. Mr. Sears and his staff are the very best of all. Thank you guys..will highly recommend..definetely coming back!

"Awesome Hotel!"

5
16/11/2017

Very clean hotel, awesome location. There are restaurants within walking distance. The staff was great. Chris Sears is an awesome manager. Pays attention to detail. Awesome breakfast! Will stay again!

"Kcbekri"

5
16/11/2017

After a long day travelling, I found this hotel delightful. It was suggested by a co-worker. The professional staff greeted me warmly. The room was clean, quiet and comfortable. A generous complimentary breakfast was a nice surprise. I would recommend this hidden gem to everyone.

"Awesome Hotel"

5
16/11/2017

Everything we stay here our room our clean and the staff is friendly and professional. Manager Chris goes above and beyond to make sure everything we asked for was what we wanted and done. The breakfast area is wonderful and clean. Place to stay it should be on your list. Also, Just wanted to say the beach is just right down the street. Anna Maria Island, beautiful.... Chuck and Robin

"Great hotel, and fantastic service!"

5
16/11/2017

I stayed here for a vacation last month. The front desk staff and management are all very pleasant and attentive. My room was a decent size and the beds were comfortable. I enjoyed my stay and never had any issues with my room. The breakfast was hot and well-kept. I would recommend this hotel in the future, and plan to stay again.

"Thank you so much during Irma"

4
16/11/2017

We had a trip booked to go to our house In Bradenton Unfortunately It was at the same time as Hurricane Irma My whole neighborhood was out of power and I remembered that while we are looking for the house we stayed at the Best Western on Cortez there we stayed for months and Chris and whole staff are awesome at the last moment thing I picked up the phone and called Chris at the hotel he advised me that they were all sold out but that he would give up the room that he had to run the hotel 24 hours on end for us the staff and everybody really pitched in during this hurricane and we stayed for about a week until our power was up I can't thank Chris and the rest of the staff they were great and they always have been they work really hard to satisfy their customers go check out Anna Maria Island Fun Time and stay here!!!!!

"Less than zero"

1
31/10/2017

First time in 47 years checked in and checked out. First room was filthy with fridge leaking water and windows covered in dirt Second room stunk when door was opened. Staff on duty couldn't care less. Been in welfare hotels that were in better shape Will be speaking with corporate in the morning AVOID At All Costs

"NO WAY a "Plus" BW!"

2
26/10/2017

Set off the main road, it looked good. Sadly the rest was disappointing. The room had 2 queen beds; one was fine, the other was terrible- it sagged BIGTIME and squeaked whenever you turned. The bathroom was not spacious and the counter space was limited due to the placement of ice bucket, coffee maker and supplies. BW- you would have been far better to have these items outside in the room!! The morning breakfast also was disappointing. Orange juice must have been in short supply because the first day you could tell it had been "watered down"... it was fine the second day! Yogurt selection all high in sugar... no "lite" option... toaster worked sporadically. Disappointing!!! Then, when presented with my bill, my $20 coupon had not been applied and I think they were trying to "get away" without me noticing.

BW_Chris, General Manager at Best Western Plus Bradenton Gateway Hotel, responded to this review
I am really sorry you think this hotel is so disappointing, to address the issues you had, I remember talking to you, the orange juice was not watered down it had run almost out and we changed it with a new case in the machine, as for all this other stuff you are talking about, if you would have just let us know we would have addressed the issues and fixed them, we can not read minds, I have been trying to teach my entire staff how to and it just ends right back on social media that we failed at it. And no we were not trying to "get away" with not applying your $20 coupon, the new agent was still in training and had not learned how to yet, we did that when you showed us it had not be done with out any problem, do you really think that the front desk agent benefits from not putting on a $20 coupon, they don't own this hotel.... Really???

"Outstanding caring service"

5
25/10/2017

Debbie was(is) the greatest. She took care of the smallest details and graciously went out of her way to find out other information that was extreamly helpful for us on our business trip from Santa Barbara.

BW_Chris, General Manager at Best Western Plus Bradenton Gateway Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your wounder comments, these are the things that brighten someones day.. Bless your heart...

"Awesome find!"

5
23/10/2017

We usually stay with family in the area but we had a large group and found this little gem for extra room. This staff knows the meaning of hospitality!! The manager Chris is right out front most of the time overlooking everything and making sure you feel welcome and are comfortable. The staff at the front desk, the cleaning crew and even the maintenance crew are friendly and say hello. Rooms are large, clean and comfy!!!! Our little dog was welcome too which is a great convenience. Breakfast provided in the morning with your stay is plentiful with a great selection for everyone. The biscuits and gravy were awesome!!! Great location near restaurants and shops and just a little drive to the beach. We will book here again for sure!

BW_Chris, General Manager at Best Western Plus Bradenton Gateway Hotel, responded to this review
Thanks for staying with us, we look forward to your next visit. and love the nice comments about our hotel, give your little dog kisses from all of us here... see ya soon.

"Best Western Plus Bradenton Gateway Hotel"

5
16/09/2017

Hotel is clean, well managed with exceptional staff to handle any of your needs. Rooms are beautiful, beds are comfortable and grounds are well maintained. Fabulous breakfast menu for anyone's taste! Easy check-in and easy check-out. Would recommend this place to everyone who is visiting this area without hesitation!

BW_Chris, General Manager at Best Western Plus Bradenton Gateway Hotel, responded to this review
We are so happy you liked our hotel, my staff works very hard to make this place a home away from home for so many people, my staff is all like family to me and they treat the hotel like they live in it and try very hard to keep everyone happy... hope to see you again..

"Great Place to stay During a Hurricane!"

5
11/09/2017

We stayed at this lovely hotel during Hurricane Irma and believe it or not, the experience was a pleasure. Staff, the clean environment of the property and the breakfast was wonderful! The rooms were nice and the hurricane grade windows gave us the luxury of not hearing a sound. We brought our animals and the hotel staff was so patient with all of these furry friends in their hotel. Thank you GM Chris and Lonnie & your family! We love you!

"Good place to stay"

5
04/09/2017

Pet friendly, great breakfast, close to everything and great service. Hardwood floors in the pet rooms and overall a nice clean place that is well staffed with friendly people. We would stay there again and will tell everyone about the pleasant experience.

"Recommended Considering Price"

4
04/09/2017

If you're looking for a reasonably priced, clean hotel in the center of Bradenton, I would recommend the Best Western. The hotel staff was very friendly, professional, and accommodating. While the hotel itself could use to be updated and looks to be outdated, it is clean. The bed was very comfortable, sheets and towels were clean. I did not take advantage of the complementary breakfast so I cannot speak to this. It was centrally located to restaurants, beach, shopping, etc. I will likely stay again when I return to the area in mid-September.

"Above expectations."

5
28/08/2017

Very nice, quiet, clean, and friendly helpful staff. Will definitely stay again when in the area and highly recommend this Best Western Plus. Breakfast was fresh, hot and a very good selection. Easy check in and check out. Good parking area. Close to everything one would need. Pool area clean and nicely kept.

"great relief"

5
28/08/2017

Very affordable.Safe parking lot.Pool was lots of fun and staff were extremely professional.Many local food opportunities.Just behind the Cracker Barrel so it is easy to find.Rooms were very clean and hallways were well vacuumed.

"Excellent Accommodations"

5
23/08/2017

I was very happy with my stay. The hotel, my room, the pool and fitness area were clean. The breakfast was good, and although I didn't require any help from the staff, they were there to greet me and available if I did need them. I was very pleased and will stay here again.

"We would stay there again!"

5
17/08/2017

We were in room 116. Very comfortable. Quiet. Only steps from the exercise room, the pool and vending machines, and the front desk. The staff was very professional, but relaxed... friendly. The breakfasts were perfect. Typically eggs, waffles, a meat such as ham or sausage, yogurts, pastries, cereals, etc. Plenty to eat and tasty. Of course, juice and coffee! We would stay there again!

BW_Chris, Front Office Manager at Best Western Plus Bradenton Gateway Hotel, responded to this review
Hi there, Thank you so much for such a positive review. It is very important to us to know what our guests think about their stay. We will always be more than happy to accommodate you and your family. Carla Stape Front Office Manager

"Review"

2
11/08/2017

There was no selection of cereals and yogurt was harm at breakfast. I could tell the bed sheets were not clean/fresh there was someone else hair on the sheets. shower curtain had stains all over it and the hotel smelled like smoke.

BW_Chris, General Manager at Best Western Plus Bradenton Gateway Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Amanda, Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future. I would ask that in the future when you have a problem at our hotel or any hotel that you simply pick up the phone and inform the front desk or the manager on duty as to what the problem is so that it can be taken care of right away, we can not read minds. Our Breakfast has 5 different types of Cereals and 4 different types of yogurts, along with a different menu of hot items everyday. This is a non smoking hotel and I walk the halls on a daily basis several times as do I inspect rooms everyday so I am at a loss as to why you are the only one that had these problems in a hotel that was full? I don't smoke and I was here the entire time you were here and there was no smell of smoke in this hotel, had there been a smell it would have been taken care of and the person doing it would have been paying a $250 fine and removed from the hotel. When we tried to contact you, you just hang up the phone on us? We were trying to find out why you were upset in your survey that was sent to the hotel, It said nothing but scores that do not reflect this property in anyway, and again we can not read minds. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience. If I can provide any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at 941-238-0800. Sincerely, Chris Sears General Manager Best Western Plus Bradenton Gateway Hotel

"Perfectly fine"

4
24/07/2017

The room was nicely furnished and a good size for a family of 4. Beds and pillows comfortable. No shower gel provided. Breakfast room was a little cramped and we had to squash onto a table more suitable for 2 people but the food was fine. On a tour of Florida involving several different hotels - at last, one with a working washing machine and tumble drier! Seemed like a good location if you're getting around by car. Strangely, the stairwell was tucked away like a fire escape meaning you feel obliged to use the elevator all the time. I prefer the option to take the stairs without feeling that I've trespassed outside the public areas. I would stay here again - it had everything we needed.

"fun in the sun"

5
19/07/2017

Hotel is clean. Service at the front desk at check in was excellent. Also was a great value for the stay. I would highly recommend this hotel to others traveling to Bradenton. It is also convenient to restaurants and not far from the beach.

"Best General Manager"

5
18/07/2017

Chris Sears is the best General Manager of a hotel that I have ever met. He always makes sure that his guests are comfortable. Any problems are dealt with immediately. His breakfast items are incredible (he has tried many different options). I also like being able to have coffee when we get in at night. The hotel's décor is great and he is always open to suggestions from his patrons.

"Nice hotel"

4
16/07/2017

This hotel was recommended to me by a local business owner. It was a little pricier than some other local hotels I checked out but I decided safety was more important and she assured me it was safe. The lobby area and the rooms are very nice, as though some money was put into recent renovations. However the same money should be put into the elevator which looks a little sketchy. I also found someone's old Healthy Choice frozen meal in the refrigerator, which is gross. The bed was a little lumpy but not terribly uncomfortable. Very nice staff. Overall, a good stay.

"Great clean hotel, great amenities"

5
11/07/2017

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights recently. Very nice, quiet hotel. Clean, friendly staff. The free breakfast was very good! Internet was fast as well. Close to many restaurants and shops if you need them. 15 minutes to Ana Maria Island which was where we were visiting, We will come back here on our next trip!

"Great hotel, very comfortable"

5
09/07/2017

We have stayed here several times this past month on short business trips. The room has been very comfortable, the breakfast is nothing fancy but edible. The hotel has several restaurants nearby and has plenty of parking. The hotel offers free wifi which actually works very well.

"Great Nights Sleep"

3
08/07/2017

Very quite that lead to a good nights sleep. The lobby decor is very odd and not at all pleasing, nothing a decorator couldn't fix. The staff was very nice and helpful. The room was large and the bed was comfortable. The shower needed additional water pressure. The water just tricked from the shower. These are all things that can be fixed. Keep up the good work on your great customer service.

"Great Stay!"

5
28/06/2017

Very nice hotel and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast was surprisingly great for a free breakfast. Our room seemed to be recently remodeled and it was beautiful. We would definitely stay here again in the future.

"Great stay"

4
16/06/2017

We took 7 teens to a conference in Bradenton and this was our hotel. Very quiet, comfortable and clean. Friendly staff made sure that we had all we needed for our stay. Easy access to the main road. Will be looking to stay here again in the future.

"Excellent Value, Convenient Location"

5
11/06/2017

My wife and I usually stay here for our annual summer trip to Bradenton/Sarasota. Located convenient to all attractions in the area with lots of restaurant choices within close proximity. Wonderful hot breakfast buffet, room amenities excellent and clean. Very good mattress and pillows. Staff is accommodating and appear engaged in their work. Best value in the area for upgraded motel.

"Stayed 5nights"

5
08/06/2017

My family and I stayed 5nights & it was great. The stag was very friendly, The rooms were very clean. The only problem we had was the fridge wasn't working, but they fixed 1st thing in the morning. We will stay here again next year.

"Nice location"

4
23/05/2017

We had an event at IMG Academy just a couple miles away so this was very convenient. Very clean room, great complementary breakfast and friendly staff both at check in and for our departure. Cracker Barrel restaurant is next door, a big plus!

"Returning guest, Bradenton"

5
20/05/2017

Awesome. ALWAYS. Great location, returned, beach, shopping. Quiet and secure...this is pet friendly, not seeing any this trip. Stayed here also New Year's Eve for three days. Great place to go to. We only live an hour away, but stay here for family reasons.

"Very pleased excellent Hotel"

5
10/05/2017

I read many of the reviews which were excellent and I agree with everything, Check out my photos. Great location my room actually has a jacuzzi in it in there only 2 rooms that have one. They call it a sweet but it's actually a room with a jacuzzi. The room is decorated very nicely the lighting is good it has a refrigerator and a microwave closet space and some shelves to store your clothes. The outside is nice as well as the lobby the bathroom off the lobby is clean and neat and everything works. I would definitely stay here again.

"Outstanding hotel"

5
01/05/2017

We stayed at this amazing hotel this past weekend during a soccer tournament in Sarasota, Florida. We were pleasantly surprised with how clean, quiet, and up-to-date the room was, the conveniences of the washer.dryer, delicious breakfast, and the fresh coffee, tea, and water that were available in the lobby during the day. The hotel has a great staff headed by Chris Sears, and very convenient location. This hotel has a great value for everything that it offers!

"Excellent stay for the money!"

5
28/04/2017

Our stay at the hotel was very good. The hotel was tucked behind the Crackel Barrel and it was quiet. The staff was very nice and pleasant to do business with. The breakfast was very good, and the staff kept it stocked with great choices.

"Nightshift Nurses"

5
27/04/2017

My travel partner and I are RNS at a local hospital. We work the night shift, so we needed a place that could accommodate our weird sleep schedule. Carla (Asst. Manager?) Told us it would be no problem. We prebook the week before and have been greeted enthusiastically every week when we get here after shift. The breakfast is amazing (we've told everyone about the Fiesta omlet!) And it's quiet during the day while we sleep. The rooms are clean, water pressure is amazing, and it's in a great area. We checked out and rejected two other hotels before choosing this one, and we have never once regretted this decision! (Kris, after hearing us rave about the siesta omlet, made us one special on a bad morning! Made our entire day!)

"Absolutely love this hotel!"

5
27/04/2017

I'm a registered nurse on travel assignment near this hotel. I recently went shopping for a hotel in the area. As a night shifter I needed a place that would allow me to check in around 8 am and check out around 5 pm without charging me for the extra night. My first experience was with Carla at the desk who assured me the strange hours would be no problem and everything would be taken care of, the showed us the menu book where we could order food nearby. There's laundry on site for when I work prolong stretches of shifts and need to wash my scrubs. The breakfast is amazing! This morning when I arrived back from a less than ideal shift Karl recognized me and my travel partner and, knowing how much we love the omelets they serve, went and made us two special even though they weren't on the menu for the day. The rooms are always nice and clean. The location is great and the staff is always amazingly friendly. I would recommend this place to anyone! Also a pet friendly hotel if you have your fur babies along for the trip. Bonus points for being located directly behind the Cracker Barrel as well.

"Very Satisfied"

5
24/04/2017

I was pleased with everything about this hotel. The room was Clean and TV, bathroom, lighting modern fixtures .. hot breakfast and awesome internet service .. staff was great ..great location for food spots in town thanks

"Would gladly stay here again!"

5
23/04/2017

Great value for your money! Low fare but you get a very decent breakfast and a hotel that is just as good as any other way more expensive ones. A short ride to Anna Maria island makes this a hotel I would love to come back to.

"Best surprise ever!"

5
15/04/2017

We've been staying for a few days each at virtually every hotel and motel in the Sarasota/Bradenton area. Almost all have been a disappointment. But this place was totally different. Manager Chris Sears has put his heart and expertise into every inch of this place. Not only has he designed every inch for efficiency and hospitality, he has also added nice little touches in the breakfast area, lobby, rooms and exterior that make patrons feel right at home. The breakfast is great and has many choices not seen at all places. He and his staff are friendly and understand service. Every inch of the place is beautifully decorated and well maintained. If you've got to be in this area, this is the place to stay.

"Great quality and affordable "

5
08/04/2017

We spent the night at another hotel in the area that was absolutely disgusting and called the booking company to transfer us to another place asap! As soon as we arrived here we were relieved and so much happier! It took a minute to find it since it's tucked behind the Cracker Barrel restaurant but the location is very convenient to everything in the area you'd want to visit and it was a short 10 minutes from my dads house. The woman at the front desk was so friendly and hospitable and we felt welcome right away. The lobby was clean and there was coffee, water and juice available in the breakfast area 24/7 which was a nice bonus. The room was very clean and the beds were comfortable, along with a nice tv, desk, and chairs. The bathroom was sparkling clean with a walk in shower that actually had great water pressure. The ice and vending machines were right behind the check in counter and next to the gym and the pool was clean and had several tables and chairs. There was even a handicap lift for the pool which I thought was wonderful since I have MS and can appreciate when a place goes above and beyond to be welcoming to everyone. We had a wonderful stay at this hotel and I'd definitely return if in the area again. We highly recommend this one compared to the many others in the area!

"Excellent all the way around!"

5
05/04/2017

My husband and I have traveled a lot over the course of our marriage and this particular hotel was the best yet! We reserved the jacuzzi room and it was in pristine condition upon arrival. The staff was absolutely incredible, to say the least. Full breakfast with a lot of variety included in the price rate with coffee, fruit, and juice available 24/7 The pool area is fantastic and the grounds are beautiful. We'll definitely be back. Thank you for making our anniversary getaway so wonderful!

"Handy for Pirates Fans"

4
02/04/2017

This hotel is reasonably priced, clean, comfortable bed and a good shower located just 15 minutes from Lecom Park and Pirates spring training games. Located just off Interstate 75, it is only 30 minutes to Sarasota or St. Petersburg areas.

"Good Location and Quiet!"

5
26/03/2017

March 2017, I was looking for a QUIET hotel as I had planned on having cancer treatments in Sarasota and wanted a good, comfortable place to recover. Found it at the BW Plus Manatee Bradenton. This hotel is off the main road by being located in back of the Cracker Barrel Restaurant. This is a great restaurant too that offers almost anything you would want, except it was a little "heavy" for me (I'm a vegetarian). Burger King, Marcos Pizza, Tijuana Flats, and a 7-11 convenience store are all next to this hotel on the same side of the street. There is also a Waffle House and another Mexican Restaurant across the street, so I never went hungry! Of course, the BW offers a good selection of hot and cold breakfast. The bonus for me were some of the nicest people I've met while being in Bradenton. On our check in, Debbie is the friendliest and helpful person you'll come across. During the end of my stay, I ran into medical problems and Debbie helped with information to the ER facility about 3 miles away. Surprisingly, also met one of the most competent nurse at the Blake Medical Center who immediately tended to my emergency and pleasant doctor who looked into my issues and stayed to chat. So much so that we ended up exchanging contact info. How often does that happen in a big city? The rooms were usual quality of Best Westerns and for a 11 day stay, I really appreciated the convenience of a washer/dryer room. Hopefully, my next visit to Bradenton will be for a fun vacation and I would definitely stay here again.

" NIce for a short stay "

4
21/03/2017

We stayed for a night, and was pleased with the hotel. A lot of places to eat in the neighborhood, and the hotel is located quite close to the beaches at Longboat Key and Anna Maria. Hot breakfast, quite basic, but ok. Good size room, a bit dated, but clean.

"Nice But Room Smelled Musty"

3
27/11/2016

The hotel was visually appealing and the free breakfast was decent. When we entered the room it smelled musty, damp, and a bit moldy. It appeared to be clean and we were only staying for one night so we did not complain. Hopefully this is an unusual occurrence.

"Disappointed with room 204"

3
19/11/2016

Usually have no problems with BW hotels but the beds in this room were soft and used, bathroom shower had little pressure and fixtures coming off/loose. Breakfest was average as was apple water instead of juice (had to go to 7eleven next door for real juice) and toasters out of date (after 5 min english muffin still white). The hotel sits in the back of a parking lot behind a Cracker Barrel Restaurant and had a view of delivery trucks in the morning!!). Just disappointing.

"Good value"

4
31/10/2016

Not fancy but clean. Walls where a little thin, could hear voices next door. Staff was friendly, hot breakfast & coffee were very good. Reasonable rate, definitely a good value. Decor is a little dark and dated. Bed was comfortable. Lots of nearby restaurants and location was very convenient for us. Parking is Close by and neighborhood seems safe. We will stay here again.

"Nice hotel"

4
24/10/2016

Just stayed for one night. Very friendly welcome from Debbie who recommended somewhere to eat for dinner Clean room - I was a bit worried about animal smells but no need A decent breakfast with plenty of hot and cold choice I would recommend this hotel

"Great Rooms"

4
24/10/2016

The room was very spacious and very clean. Housekeeping did a great job. The breakfast was lackluster and tasted like it had been out way too long. Aside from that, I would go there again, however, I would eat breakfast somewhere else

"20.30"

4
23/10/2016

Very good value hotel only about ten minutes to Anna Maria Island. In room fridge and microwave helps to make a longer stay more comfortable so you do not have to keep going out to restaurants to eat. Also the fact that coffee is on 24/7 in the lobby makes it easier to have a drink on the go. Stayed previously and will stay again.

"Surprised!"

5
16/10/2016

For years we bypassed Best Western motels and elected to stay in other major national chains known for clean rooms and comfortable beds and great service. Previously the out of state Best Western motels we tried were not clean. Unfortunately, because of severe allergies windows are not often opened in my home and we rely on a/c. Recently a new central a/c unit was being installed however it was a 2-day job leaving the house without a/c for one evening. A portable a/c was left for my bedroom but it malfunctioned and was throwing out very warm air. When the temperature in my bedroom exceeded 88 I decided to leave and find a room for the night. That night it was very dark, raining hard and after 8 PM. The first place I stopped not far from my home had no vacancy. Not wanting to drive all over I decided to give this Best Western a chance as it too was not far from home. What a nice surprise -- this Best Western was clean; the bed was comfortable; the price was reasonable; the parking lot well lit; the man in charge of the breakfast area kept the pots of coffee fresh, hot, and full; and, the staff was very friendly and helpful. Based on this one night's experience I would recommend this site.

"Enjoyed our stay in Bradenton"

5
01/10/2016

My sister and I stayed here during a visit to Bradenton while a relative was ill. The staff were exceptional. Our first night the toilet was spraying water all over the bathroom and the night desk attendant came immediately to fix the problem and to engage the maintenance man to repair it promptly. The cleaning staff were pleasant and did a great job keeping our room tidy and clean. The hot breakfast was very good; there was a nice variety of food choices and the seating space was adequate (sometimes the complimentary breakfasts have limited seating but this one had plenty of room for guests without crowding) We will be returning to Bradenton again soon and will definitely stay here!!

"Highest Rated for Lowest Price in Area [with price tips]"

5
01/10/2016

Right behind Cracker Barrel and across the street from a NEW "Waffle House" which is my favorite place to have breakfast/lunch and put a smile on my face to see that new WH so close. The only downside here is "free breakfast" is as basic and un-creative as it gets BUT it is free, so...rest of hotel experience was excellent and very clean, comfortable, quiet, and nicely kept grounds -- VERY polite staff who are patient beyond imagination. Turn at Cracker Barrel sign or you will miss the entrance and have to drive a major block to get back to the entrance. ~Author Deborah Dolen I am a local and my home near Anna Maria Island flooded so I had to have a fairly long term local hotel stay. It is not fun to secure a hotel for more than a few nights-not even being a vacation...in a resort city. So per day does matter. After on-line sticker shock (even all the web comparison deal sites - was $145 a night, I was able to CALL and talk to a REAL person [Carla] and get a good rate of $100 a night. We are NOT IN SEASON and that will drastically change the dynamics soon. But CALLING can be far better than what the hotel comparison sites claim. I am staying in lowest demand weeks of entire year. So front staff DOES have the power to make decisions which helps the bottom line for owners. Debbie, Manager and Carla were wonderful as well as Jeremy Maintenance. I should not say "were" as I am still here. They do allow service dogs and that was nice to see. I love dogs anyways. Dogs are low profile and designated rooms. I did get a room with a Jacuzzi in it-$20 extra and this CEMENTED why I even called. Only a few rooms have one and extra fee is modest. The Jacuzzi was heaven and I am still here as I write this. The property is very clean, beds VERY comfortable and even pillows comfortable. Linens very clean and house keeping quiet and low key. Curtains can be set for really dark and outside noise is almost non-existent in room. AC works wonderfully and NICE sized mini fridge as well as microwave. Water pressure excellent. Property grounds are set in nature even though it is right off a main road--I even heard birds this morning, which was nice. Property is very well maintained. Maintenance Jeremy deep cleaned hot tub within a few minutes of me asking. One Manager Debbie was a very good at being a manager and was able to handle my sentiments about the first night which were not good...a couple was having a heated argument in room next to me (all night long) I was not used to that, and it was not a normal set of guests. This is one of the few hotels that accept cash and so that can attract people low of resources and manners. This may change as season arrives. I am glad I remained because it has been quiet ever since. I met some very nice tourist also--Michigan and UK. Main time they are out is nine in the morning. Any earlier than that..is typically people here to work in town that also stay.

"Very clean and modern"

5
21/09/2016

Rooms were very clean, breakfast was nice (eggs, sausage, cereal, waffles, baked goods). Quiet and not super busy and right behind a cracker barrel! I stayed for only a couple days but with a fridge and microwave in room could stay longer :)

"Pretty awesome and I didn't expect it"

4
19/09/2016

So we came here for a weekend for soccer. I really was not expecting much from this hotel but when we arrived the service was incredible. The checkin was seamless and the rooms were impeccable and renovated. Clean, and modern. Would highly recommend this hotel again, very close to restaurants and easy to get to the freeways and major roadways.

"I recommend this place"

5
08/09/2016

I loved this hotel so much and all the people who work there. I was homeless with my 3 cats from nj and found a place on the next block from the hotel but stayed at the hotel for over a week. Chris is an awsome manager too. Anything i needed i had. It was clean and the pool was perfect!!! GREAT EXPERIENCE. Also washer and drier in hotel made my life much easier. ??

"Exceptionally Clean, Comfortable and the Price was Right"

5
23/08/2016

Found the property on Trivago and got the room through Booking.com for a very reasonable price. We were only in town one night for a wedding on Anna Maria Island. The hotel was very nice, exceptionally clean, quiet and fairly easy to find. The room was very clean and welcoming. Air was set to comfortable temperature so we did not have to wait for room to cool down. We had a microwave and nice size refrigerator in the room. Bed was very comfy. The breakfast was great. Buffet was well stocked, kept very clean and had a nice selection including hot and cold items. Staff were all very friendly. Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone traveling in the Bradenton area. I will stay there again when I am in the area.

"Amazing staff and amenities"

5
18/08/2016

The Manager Chris Sears and his desk staff, including concierges Jeremy and Allen, were very attentive and caring individuals. I have never encountered this level of kindness and compassion embodied by an entire hotel staff. Mr. Sears and Jeremy made themselves available at all times to my daughter and I during a difficult situation, without ever having to ask. They even made sure while my daughter convalesced for three weeks here our room was extra sanitized with ozone air purification and forensic light technology. The complimentary breakfast was convenient and delicious and the pool area was bright, clean and perfect for relaxing. I am very familiar with this area and would absolutely recommend this hotel over any other hotel on Cortez Road or within a 10 mile radius! Thank you so very much Chris and Jeremy for your professionalism, customer service and kindness. These skills are natural to you both and is what separates you from the competition.

"great place"

5
06/08/2016

wonderful staff and great hotelf. stayed here after a terrible experience at another hotel. this place was great. room was amazing with a great kitchen. stayed in one of the suites and had an amazing stay.

"Great hotel"

5
29/07/2016

This property is very clean and nice. Hotel is updated with flat screen tv, wifi and some rooms even have full kitchens and jacuzzis. The hotel has a nice pool and offers a great free breakfast every morning. Staff is very friendly and helpful.. Overall one of the best hotels in Bradenton.

"Affordable, very clean and great location"

4
28/07/2016

This is a revision of a previous review. I stayed there with my wife for our 2nd anniversary. When we arrived, the staff had put roses in the room at no charge, I guess since I had said we were there for our anniversary. The room was quite clean and for the most part quiet, except one barking dog. The manager said it was a service dog, and it only barked a couple of times. He apologized and that was fine. There was a full breakfast with coffee, Danish, waffles, etc. We slept in and missed it. We did try the coffee which was weak, but The manager said that he would be happy to remake the coffee if we asked. Very accommodating manager and wonderful location.

"HOTEL IN WEST BRADENTON, FLORIDA"

4
25/07/2016

Great place in West Bradenton, clean, friendly staff, breakfast could be better, and coffe could be better, ample rooms with great bath-tub shower, water pressure is good. Location for me is very important

"Excellent"

5
24/07/2016

We had a very enjoyable stay at this hotel. The hotel manager was exceptionally helpful and friendly. The two rooms we stayed in were neat and clean. The breakfast was very good with a lot of variety.

"2016-70 Centrally Located"

4
23/07/2016

A very nice-clean hotel, with free hot breakfast and excellent service. Located close to to shops, restaurants and entertainment. The folks at the front desk were very friendly and seem to have the answer to your questions, regarding where to eat, shop and area beaches. Located less than 30 minutes from Sarasota and no too far from Anna Maria Island. We stayed for one night, but we definitively would have love to stay longer, they sure make you feel welcome, we'll be back.

"Great but needs more linens "

3
18/07/2016

The hotel was great, clean and awesome breakfast selections. But since we used our towels when we went swimming, we had to ask for extra dry towels and they said that they ran out. Same with blankets. Other suggestion will be to add at least 1 or 2 more waffle makers so that there is no waiting line. Otherwise, it was a good stay!

"best western best hotel"

5
17/07/2016

I received very good service at this hotel, the rooms were newly renovated and extremely clean. The staff was very grind ly and the manager iChris is very accommodating I would recommend this hotel to anyone

"Fun in Cortez Fl !!"

4
10/07/2016

Great location, good price/value, excellent front desk staff, nice little pool. Cortez is a fun little old fashioned fishing village about 10 minutes away. Very close to Long boat Key, lots of good dining tiki bars etc.

"Very nice and cozy! "

5
27/06/2016

The quality of this hotel actually surprised me! The room was spacious enough for the two of us. Staff was friendly. It was clean and comfortable and very nice. It is right behind a Cracker Barrel so food options were easy. The complementary breakfast was a little sub-par but not bad. Over all, a very good experience.

"Excellent Value, Convenient Location"

4
27/06/2016

This is an upgraded Best Western and is a good value located conveniently to all Bradenton and Sarasota has to offer to vacationers/travelers. Nice lobby and room is large. Attractive and large bathroom and shower. Comfortable bed and pillows. Hot breakfast bar including waffle maker and 24 hour coffee and water service in lobby. Older plasma flat screen TV which is only 32" or less.

"Barking dogs have priority"

3
26/06/2016

We also were awoken by multiple barking dogs at 6:45 directly across from our rooms. I went to the front desk @7:45( now to get coffee) and asked if they could hear the barking ( we were right off the lobby) going on. He said yes he could, but it was a pet friendly hotel so there was nothing he could do. He also said he thought they belonged to the group of young adults having breakfast in the lobby, so they may be leaving soon. It was now 8AM. The group was part of a frisbee competition. When we check in the day before we originally were assigned the room directly next to the one with the dogs. When we arrived at the room, that room had not been completely cleaned and the TV unit disconnected and pulled away from the wall. The young women @ front desk came in, shook her head, took our key and went across the hall opened the door, gave us a key, off she went. Room was clean, bed comfortable, that's it...

"Given room already occupied by other guests"

3
24/06/2016

the title says it all, Walked in on other hotel guests and when I went to front desk there were no apologies given just took my keys and gave me another room. A little noisy you can hear everything outside your room in the hallways.

"Nice stay"

4
23/06/2016

Stayed two nights at this hotel, it was very pleasant. Excellent quality for price, approx., $100.00, 2 queen beds. Facility was pretty, very clean. First floor had hard wood floors in the rooms. I would of given the review a 5 but the beds weren't as comfortable as I would of liked. We probably could have changed rooms but it wasn't that bad. Staff friendly and helpful.

"Dog barking 7am"

2
20/06/2016

1. Stated it is a pet-free hotel, but dog barking woke me up at 7am. Service animals are helpful, docile and quiet. This was a pet, not a service animal. 2. Gym has a stationary bike, 3 other aerobics, no weights, no resistance at all. Tiniest gym on earth. Utterly useless. 3. Pool also incredibly tiny, barely enough room to turn around. Uncomfortable and zero atmosphere, privacy. Waste of space

BW_Chris, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Manatee Hotel, responded to this review
I will let this review speak for itself as this guest said he was a Doctor and if I was to put in this response the things he said in a direct review to me it would not be allowed on the internet. I only hope and pray that he does not act this way with his clients. This hotel speaks for itself with thousands of happy guests that have stayed with us and return all the time. I would love for someone to send him a lego set so he could build his own hotel to stay in on his travels.

"Great stay"

5
12/06/2016

The hotel has been renovated recently, and the front desk is very attentive of guest needs and inquires. IE: I asked for good restaurants that they would eat at and local activities. When and enjoyed a great dinner and a walk. I am a rewards member with best western and stayed in them 180 days last year. this is a god location don't hesitate to stay.

"June 2016"

4
10/06/2016

Stayed here as part of our vacation on 6/9/16. Front person was very friendly and personable. Room was clean and a good size. A/C in the room didn't work so good. Had to set it on 64 just to get the room cooled off. Breakfast in the morning was just ok nothing special. Location of the hotel is right behind the Cracker Barrel.

"Best Western Manatee"

4
07/06/2016

This is a comfortable hotel with a friendly staff. They have some rooms with a Jacuzzi tub, but it's in the main part of the room and makes the room feel cramped. TV choices are below average. The hotel is actually behind a Cracker Barrel Restaurant, and not easily seen from the roadway. The front desk staff were friendly and accomadating.

"I'll say it again, "I LOVE this place!""

5
01/06/2016

This is now the second time we've stayed at the Best Western behind Cracker Barrel, and I have to say, this business is incredibly consistently clean, comfortable, and reasonably priced. We stayed in one of the hot tub suites and absolutely loved it... again! I would recommend this hotel over and over again. Shalom, Big D

"MEMORIAL WEEKEND"

4
01/06/2016

Good and accessible location to the beaches and restaurants. Good breakfast, clean rooms with comfortable beds and spacious bathroom. We will stay again and would be highly recommended to friends and family.

"Nice stay"

4
31/05/2016

We had a one night stay in the hotel and it was nice. I didn't eat at the breakfast we mainly just used it as a place to crash. We had a king suite and it was relaxing. We would Defiantly stay again. Next time though I will have to try the breakfast out.

"Rooms upgrade in progress"

3
23/05/2016

Given room on 3rd floor which was being upgraded and full of workmen when i got there . Had to return to lobby to be allocated another room . Hotel should be ok after refit . Swimming pool not very private overlooking large carpark at rear of local restaurants

"Good value, friendly staff"

5
22/05/2016

Samantha was wonderful during check in, polite and informative. A great begging to a great trip! Cracker Barrel right in front of the hotel. Nice pool and work out area. Will definitely be staying here again.

"chris mgr and employees friendly and efficient day or night feels like a B&B"

4
18/05/2016

comfortable and convenient, upgraded rooms,very clean, only thing was sweating all night from air conditioning we were too tired to complain, but this place is close to beach and restaurant walking distance!!! will stay again, staff and guests friendly

"Really nice owner"

4
17/05/2016

This is a nice basic hotel. We were there for a wedding, during spring break, and our options were limited. Luckily, this turned out great. The room are clean and the pillows are nice. The complimentary breakfast is your usual stuff but was well stocked. The owner was super nice and found our group rooms close together. Would recommend this hotel to those who want a comfortable stay and don't want to spend a fortune!

"Carla is awesome!"

5
10/05/2016

I had an issue with booking - thought I had and there was an error on my part...Called to let them know we'd be arriving ;ate and was told no rooms left. While on the phone with the new hotel I had an incoming call. It was Carla. She let me know there was, in fact, a room available at the Best Western. Wonderful. It truly could have stopped there if a positive impression was all she was trying to accomplish. It did not. We got to the hotel late and when we arrived to our room we discovered a sweet note and plate of fruit-- from Carla!

"nice hotel"

5
21/04/2016

Great hotel, nice room - stayed with 2 kids and 2 adults. Basic breakfast but enough to make everyone happy. Very comfortable beds! We would stay here again - a bit more money than I wanted to pay but you get what you pay for and we were pleased.

"The hotel made the difference."

4
20/04/2016

Sadly we were visiting because a family member was very ill and we were here to support . We were planning on stayed for two days, and we ended up staying for 5 days. Chris the manager was very accommodating and was able to give us a larger room with a nice size kitchen. The hotel was clean and very comfortable. Breakfast was available every morning, we didn't get to use the facilities, there is a gym and swimming pool. If you need a hotel in the area it is very convenient to the stores and restaurants . Thank you for making our difficult stay a lot easier.

"Quality Hotel"

4
17/04/2016

We picked the BW Manatee because of its reputation and plus we got a good price for the Bradenton area. Pleasant stay in comfortable room and an Ok breakfast included. Staff friendly and helpful. Easy walking distance to Cracker Barrel and Tijuana Flats. 10 minute drive to Bradenton river walk.

"The Best Value in the Area"

5
10/04/2016

The hotel is conveniently located and close to all the attractions, beaches and local venues. It offers the best overall stay experience off beach. It gives you a local feel and the staff makes you feel at home. The rooms are newly decorated and appointed however the beds are for the soft of heart.

"Spring training"

5
06/04/2016

Very good hotel for Pirates spring training. Close to McKechnie field and Pirates City. Value is good, good breakfast. Has a small but well maintained pool. In center of Bradenton, close to all shopping, restaurants and beaches. Don't park in back, as the irrigation system for the landscaping sprays recycled water, that smells terrible. It took multiple cleanings to get the smell out of our car.

"Spring Break Travel"

4
03/04/2016

I can't say enough about the staff at this place. They are phenomenal and would go out of their way to make your stay a great one. The lobby and rooms are very clean, except some of the rooms have a funny odor - not a deal breaker, and I am very fussy about that. The hallways, especially the 2nd floor, are shabby and a little odd smelling, and that would be my only complaint. This place is great for families, pets, kids - anyone. They have a nice outdoor pool, and pretty places to sit out front. It is close to everything in Bradenton, and I can't tell you how many times staff has helped me hook up with activities and rentals in the area for kayaking, cycling, fishing, beach combing (Casperson Beach for fossils and shark teeth!), etc., We have never had a bad time at this hotel and recommend it to anyone who isn't looking for a four star experience in terms of decor. Staff gives you 4 star service, though! :)

"Good value, clean with good service"

5
01/04/2016

I never rate on trip advisor, but our experience was so good at this place I'm doing it. First floor rooms were hardwood...no worry about bugs. Service was excellent. Place kept clean. Real friendly people.

"Bradenton hotel"

5
22/03/2016

Excellent. The staff was excellent and very helpful. The breakfast was a treat. Internet connection was impeccable. The rooms were very clean and neat. The staff was avai;ab;e to help with your needs.

"Overall Review"

3
20/03/2016

Average at best, for a few more dollars probably could have done better. The full breakfast was not what I expected. Pool and area surrounding was not maintained along with the table area in front of hotel.

"Dated, but Clean"

3
24/02/2016

Satisfied with staff, building décor could stand an update as the Lobby gives a somewhat seedy appearance. However the room and amenities were clean good & comfortable. Location is convenient to the Ringling. The breakfast would rate a weak 5 on a scale of 10. There is a Cracker Barrel directly in the front of the hotel.

"Feb stay"

4
19/02/2016

The hotel was overall very clean. We had the king suite with kitchen. The pool was super warm which is fantastic, but it's in front of the hotel where the sun doesn't shine. Wouldn't be a bad idea to put it where the sun will always shine on it. The only complaint I had was we arrived an hour early and I asked the lady if they did early check in. I've checked in early at a lot of hotels with no issues or anything. She told me they did do early check in and just took care of everything. When we checked out, I got charged $10 for checking in an hour early and she didn't tell me about it. At least say something! It's only $10 but come on? We were happy with the stay in the end.

"OK If You Can Find It"

3
16/02/2016

This hotel is hidden from the main road with poor signage (Its a good advertisement for GPS). It provides little of note, rooms are adequate, breakfast is non-descript and unenviting, location is not to exciting. Basically a place to overnight between other locations - the bed is comfortable, the room clean, there is little noise from the outside (however, late at night, one can pick up the sound ot a TV somewhere.) It is pricey foir what you get, otherwise its OK.

"Great stay"

5
03/02/2016

We stayed at this motel for 10 days and had a great time. Motel was clean and located in a good area of Bradenton with many restaurants near by. Breakfast was great so we never went out for breakfast. Enjoyed our stay very much.

"Friendly Staff"

5
27/01/2016

My son was at a baseball camp in Bradenton in August and I stayed here, it was a 15 min. drive from his camp. The staff was great. My room was clean and quiet. There was a pool and it looked clean but I did not use it because I discovered Siesta Keys Beach (40 min drive). There is a cracker barrel right in front of the hotel and I did take out there and heated up left overs in my room the next day. Breakfast was better than average and the attendant was helpful. I had an hour after checkout before I could pick up my son and they were generous and set up a spot for me in the breakfast area to wait and charge and us my electronics. Super nice staff!

"Good location, good value, good time!"

5
16/01/2016

We stayed at the hotel for a wedding in Bradenton. The wedding was in Long Boat Key and the location of the hotel to that is excellent. In addition, the hotel is located very close to The Ringling Museum, and fairly easy access to major travel routes. The room was clean and well maintained. The staff were very friendly. The property is in great shape. There is a Cracker Barrel located directly in front of it (you can walk across the parking lot to it). As well, there are many chain restaurants very close to the property, grocery stores, and other shopping. I used the onsite laundry (one washer, one dryer) and it is easily accessed and kept clean and tidy. The morning breakfast was good; my only complaint would be that it was the same every day...at least changing on the weekend would be an improvement. But, the breakfast attendant kept the area clean and well stocked each morning. Unfortunately for him, people ignored the hours of breakfast and almost everyday he had to stay late. He was never anything but friendly, though. The same goes for the two front desk clerks with whom I interacted. They were helpful, friendly, efficient and always available when I needed them. Again, the proximity to Bradenton/Sarasota beaches and attractions makes it a great location, too. I would heartily recommend this hotel.

"Vacation Get-A-Way"

5
13/01/2016

I find Best Western to be one of the best hotels for comfort, convenience, amenities, great breakfasts and accommodating staff. My friend and I often visit the B. W. Manatee Plus in Bradenton just to get away from the norm. The General Manager, Chris Sears is a sweetheart. He treats us like family, since we have been staying at this hotel a few times a year for the past 15 years. He also listens to my suggestions and takes them to heart. The only draw-back with this and other B. W. hotels is the price (season). You have to really watch diligently for a good deal to come along and jump on it. My friend has a B. W. credit card so he can build up points when using it. It comes in handy when you want to use them to book a night or two.

"Good hotel"

5
26/12/2015

We stopped at this location. I've been here before and have never had a problem. I did have one problem however but is was not the fault of the hotel. We came during soccer tournament time and too many kids and too much early morning noise at breakfast. But we were there just to sleep as my son lives not to far away and is the reason we came and stayed. But overall all was good.

"Look elsewhere"

2
19/12/2015

Breakfast food cold, especially the watery eggs, sausage anemic, pool dirty, worker at the front desk an excuse maker, giving me an excuse why there isn't hot coffee, just make a fresh pot! Problem solved!!

BW_Chris, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Manatee Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Janet, I want to say sorry for not meeting your expectations on your stay with us. Our Breakfast is set up from 6:30 to 9:30 during the week and from 7:00 to 10:00 am on the weekends, I can see why things were not ready at 4:30 in the morning as we don't set up the breakfast for another hour and a half so that it is fresh and warm, along with fresh coffee for you to enjoy. We keep In room single serve coffee makers in every room for those that would like something in the middle of the night. I Don't think that our employee was doing anything wrong by trying to explain to you why, this is not an excuse, it is called an explanation- to which you did not want to hear. I sent you a letter for a discount for you next stay, however you still seem to have to resort to social media even after making your point. I know from 30 years in this business that you can not make everyone happy and I think you may be one of those people. So to add to the Social media that we all love so much to read I will end with another. We are sorry we could not make you happy! Happy Holidays! Now go out and make it a great day.. as I know I am going too... Chris Sears General Manager

"Very Helpful when we really needed it"

5
10/12/2015

My family just stayed for a week at this hotel, I have stayed here before last summer. This time my mom left her bad in the room, she didn't realize it until we were back home. We call, the manager told us he had it, it is in his safe and he will mail it to us if we want. We will be back there at the end of the month and told him we will get it then. Very nice staff, clean, really a great place to stay.

"Pleasant Stay"

4
20/11/2015

Pleasant experience overall, room clean, bed extraordinarily comfortable, linens fresh. Second night guests in next room were loud well into the night....'clerk' handled situation immediately and courteously. Definitely would stay again.

"Professional & Friendly staff"

5
19/11/2015

Had to book this at the last minute due to a family emergency, and "Brittany" made the experience terrific. Also wanted to commend Jeremy and Vince, two others who were warm and welcoming, as well as great room (cleaning) service each of my 9 days. Enjoyed having the convenient "Cracker Barrel" restaurant right out front too. :)

"over all was great"

4
12/11/2015

the breakfast is great alot to choose from but the sausage links and sausage in the gravy not to good. no other problems with anything this is a non smoking place. staff was friendly it was nice and quiet place

"Bad Reservation Experence"

3
08/11/2015

reservations were messed up.I booked my two night stay at the hotel at I-75 and highway 64, somewhere the reservation department switched me to hotel seventeen miles away I was not a happy camper on Friday afternoon finding out I have to drive an additional 17 miles to a congested area.

"Nice Property"

4
30/10/2015

Made reservations for a pet-friendly room on the ground floor but arrived to find there were no ground floor rooms available. It was a hassle getting our dog in and out of an elevator, as she's old and had never been in one before. Aside from that, the room was immaculate, the front desk staff friendly, AND there's a Cracker Barrel just in front of the property. Getting into the parking lot is a bit confusing, but the parking lot is well-lit. Comfy bed and bathroom is well-stocked with soaps and lotions. Being on Cortez Road (close to beaches) would explain why rooms here start at $99 a night. All in all, a good night's sleep. Basic continental breakfast is served until 10 am.

"Last minute, delighted!"

5
25/10/2015

We made this reservation at the last minute, was very pleased with the accommodations. Very large room, huge bathroom. The refrigerator was larger than most, microwave and parking weren't extra. Free hot breakfast with good selection. Would go again.

"Bradenton Hotel"

4
16/10/2015

Good value hotel in Bradenton on the main Cortez Road.. Breakfast is included although not much choice. The hotel is close to good restaurants and some decent shops if it is raining. This hotel is only about five miles from Anna Maria Island which is one of our favourite places to visit in this part of the Gulf.

"Fantastic Stay!"

5
15/10/2015

Our room was nice, clean and comfortable. Breakfast was fantastic! The staff really went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. The location to the beach was great! We stayed during the fourth of July and were able to watch the fireworks from our room.

"Traveling Grandmother"

5
12/10/2015

Rooms were comfortable and clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I will stay there again. The general manager was very nice and easy to talk to. He went the extra step to make sure I would get reward points and to make sure I was registered for promotions.

"Quiet and Clean"

4
07/10/2015

We stayed 5 nights while visiting our parents. The room is pretty standard, but it was quiet, clean, and well-appointed. It had all the items we needed (toiletries, hairdryer, microwave, frig, etc.) for a very reasonable price. Towels and bed linens were nice and the bed was comfortable. The staff was polite. We only had minor complaints. The breakfast was typical but the eggs were (or at least tasted and had the texture of) powdered eggs. The TV was frustrating because the guide was often wrong. I'll plan to stay there again when I'm in the Bradenton area.

"Great stay."

5
25/09/2015

This hotel was a great surprise. We had an evening there prior to our movers arriving and it was lovely. It is also pet friendly. We have two cats and there was no problem. Though it poured that night we had a chance to check out the pool earlier and wow, how very nice. The rooms looked very updated and were neat and clean. The staff was quite pleasant.

"Always a Plus!!!"

5
14/09/2015

Holiday weekend .. Breakfast packed yet they actually had 2 people working and the food was above good and tables got cleaned and nothing ran out!! Very easy to chalk it up to Holiday traffic rather then increase Payroll and adjust to the Volume. Also the entire Building is non-smoking. Plus all rooms in order to be a PLUS are beautiful and redone with a seating area in every room.. We don't go anyway else now. Try it. Better yet don't so I wont run into booking a room!!! K.C. Fisher, Tampa fl.

"just great"

5
10/09/2015

this is the second time i stayed at this Hotel,love everything about it close to Ana Maria Island and the Hotel employees are super friendly ,Chris the mgr is great also i have to mention Housekeeping and the Front desk are very helpful i will come back

"Tremendo Hotel"

5
09/09/2015

Nuestra estadía en el hotel fue muy placentera. El servicio fue muy agradable y profesional. El desayuno muy completo, y los cuartos muy cómodos. Gracias Best Western Our time in the hotel was very likeable. The service was great and very professional. It was great to start the morning with a complete breakfast; and the rooms were very comfortable. Thank you Best Western.

"Quiet and convenient"

4
23/08/2015

We arrived in the middle of a downpour and though the lightening and thunder was incredible the hotel was quiet and dry! Check in was fast and efficient and we were given recommendations for close by restaurants that didn't require a lot more driving in the bad weather. The room was well appointed, clean and looked as if recently redone. The only thing not perfect was that the next room over had an incredibly loud snorer that I heard several times during the night... maybe some extra insulation is in order. All in all, I'd definitely stay here again should I find a reason to return to Bradenton.