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Whether traveling for business or for pleasure, the exceptional BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand in Gainesville, FL offers the best of both worlds. A convenient location close to the excitement of Gainesvilles best attractions with premier lodging and amenities, as well as a full-service conference center.

Centrally located in Gainesville, Florida, guests of the BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand will be minutes from the best attractions of the city. Spend an afternoon exploring High Springs or Ichetucknee State Park, seeing a show at the Hippodrome State Theatre, checking out the Florida Museum of Natural History or discovering Downtown Gainesville Historic District or Paynes Prairie State Park, the choice is yours. As one of the closer hotels near Gator Nationals, visiting sports fans can cheer for their favorite teams at nearby University of Florida, the NHRA Track or with Nations Baseball.

Guests will feel right at home at the BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand with spacious accommodations featuring cable satellite television with HBO, high-speed Internet access and more. Wake up each morning to a complimentary continental breakfast, take a swim in our outdoor swimming pool, get your heart racing at our fitness center or relax and unwind in the hot tub after a day of exploring Gainesville. This hotel near Gainesville raceway also features the Gators Den Sports Grill with wide screen and tableside TVs.

Business guests staying at the BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand will enjoy a full business center, meeting space that can accommodate up to 300 people and a close proximity to local corporations, including FHSAA, Exactech, Moletech Power Systems and Sabine. Guests visiting students at the University of Florida, located just eight miles away will also love staying at the BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand in Gainesville.

Book your stay at the BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand today. Enjoy your stay.

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4200 NW 97th Boulevard
United States


Pets: No Pets accepted
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4200 NW 97th Boulevard
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What's nearby?


  • 85.00 mile(s) from St. Augustine

  • 90.00 mile(s) from Jacksonville

  • 90.00 mile(s) from Daytona Beach

  • 125 mile(s) from Orlando

  • 135 mile(s) from Tampa

  • 145 mile(s) from Tallahassee

  • 250 mile(s) from Savannah, GA

  • 350 mile(s) from Atlanta, GA

  • 350 mile(s) from Miami

  • 525 mile(s) from New Orleans, LA

  • 1.00 mile(s) from SMI Joist

  • 2.00 mile(s) from FHSAA

  • 2.00 mile(s) from AvMed

  • 3.00 mile(s) from Tower Hill Insurance

  • 5.00 mile(s) from Exactech

  • 8.00 mile(s) from C.A.P.T.

  • 8.00 mile(s) from Nationwide Insurance

  • 10.00 mile(s) from Metal Container Corporation

  • 10.00 mile(s) from Medical Manager

  • 11.00 mile(s) from Clariant LSM

  • 12.00 mile(s) from Regeneration Technologies, Southeast Tissue Alliance

  • 13.00 mile(s) from Sabine

  • 13.00 mile(s) from Moletech Power Systems

  • 15.00 mile(s) from Dollar General, Distribution

  • 18.00 mile(s) from Sandvik

  • 1.00 mile(s) from Santa Fe College

  • 8.00 mile(s) from University of Florida

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Gainesville vacation

26/11/2016 Jennifer J, Port Charlotte, Florida

We stayed at this hotel last night and liked it so much we came back tonight. It's all decorated for christmas, absolutely beautiful. The breakfast was very tasty and the cleanliness was 10! We sugge... more

Owner Response
Brian W, Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review
Thank you for your kind words. Yes, we pride ourselves in the beautiful Christmas decorations in the lobby. We receive many compliments on the tree and our amazing Christmas village. I'm glad you enjoyed our newly updated breakfast area - there are items for most every taste and dietary need. Thanks for coming back to stay another night.

Comfortable, clean, warm and friendly. ...

25/11/2016 Quinnschoice, New York City, New York

I was pleasantly surprised to check in to this beautiful Best Western. I have always stayed at the Hilton... Friendly staff greet you with a warm welcome. The rooms are large and clean all with a fri... more

Owner Response
Brian W, Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review
People are really impressed when walking into our beautiful lobby - now, decorated for Christmas makes it more stunning. The microwave and mini fridge in each room makes travel so much easier for those on the go. I how you will come back and visit us soon!

Over night stop

25/11/2016 rgbres, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Nice place. Very dog friendly. They gave our dog, Tootsie, bones at the desk. Really enjoyed free buffet breakfast with a $3 omelette bar! Clean room. Pleasant staff! Close to highway and gas. W... more

Owner Response
Brian W, Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review
We are indeed pet friendly and at only $20 per night for the pet, it is often times less than the price of a kennel. Treats for pets always receive a big smile from pet owners. Thank you for choosing to stay with us on this visit and hopefully in the future.

Best overall hotel staff I have ever encountered - from the front desk to housekeeping. Management is helpful too!

22/11/2016 Joel S, Las Vegas, Nevada

Stayed for 3 months in a wonderful suite. Late night jacuzzi is amazing! Breakfast is great and healthy too. All the staff were exceptionally professional and helpful. Many thanks to Brian, Jonath... more

Owner Response
Brian W, Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review
Thank you Joel ... we felt that you and Jasmin were "family" in your extended visit with us! Each day, both of you greeted the staff with a smile and a friendly word. We are glad you got to stay with us so long. I'm sure that staying in one of our 4 hot tub suites made your time with us even more enjoyable. Each and everyone of our staff has a fond memory of the two of you. I am glad that you finally located the home of your dreams ... but, admit that everyone here was sad to see you go. Congratulations on your new life together in Gainesville!

Nice affordable and convenient to the natural springs we went to

21/11/2016 davidmM6408SG, Lehigh Acres, Florida

Hot tub and pool were a little dirty but being in Florida and an open pool it's expected. Beds were pretty stiff for my like and had a sore back when I woke. But no complaints on everything else........ more

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Brian W, Manager at BEST WESTERN Gateway Grand, responded to this review
I'm glad that you were able to enjoy the pool and hot tub on your visit. Depending on occupancy level, cleanings are done as often as possible on each. I will mention it to our maintenance staff. We hope that you will come back and visit in the future and if anything is not at an "excellent" level, please let me know personally. Thank you for choosing to stay with us.