Go stay at the Hampton
06/02/2018 Brikita2017, Las Vegas, Nevada
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 ... more
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. less
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..