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Ramada Gateway Kissimmee

This is a 3 star hotel in Orlando
7470 W Hwy 192, Orlando, FL, U.S.A.
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8-min. drive from Disney, free theme park shuttle, good rates, mixed room reviews
Pros 
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free theme park shuttle
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to Disney World and highway access
  • The hotel's rates were found to be inexpensive and budget friendly
  • Some lodgers were pleased with their well-equipped and spacious rooms
Cons 
  • Some lodgers reported dated rooms and poor Wi-Fi signals
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Dec 19, 2013
Overview
Located just off Highway 192 and about an 8-minute drive from Disney World Resort, the Ramada Gateway Kissimmee is geared towards travellers who require a hotel with a free theme park shuttle, two outdoor pools and easy highway access.

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board and a desk. Rooms with a microwave are also available and the hotel is wheelchair accessible. All rooms are non-smoking and pets are permitted for an additional $50 per pet, per stay.

Hotel amenities include two outdoor pools, a fitness room, a sports bar, meeting/banquet space, a business centre, a video arcade, a half-court basketball court, guest laundry, a gift shop and free parking. On-site dining is offered at Smokehouse Grill and Deli and Andy's Pizza, which both serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

A free scheduled shuttle to Walt Disney World Theme Parks, SeaWorld, Universal Orlando and Lake Buena Vista Factory Outlet is also available (please contact the hotel for details).

SeaWorld is about a 14-minute drive from the hotel, while Downtown Disney can be found 11 minutes away by car. Orange County Convention Center is roughly a 16-minute drive away and Orlando International Airport (MCO) is a 25-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $50/pet/stay, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: December 10, 2013)
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, rates and rooms.

The hotel's location was praised by numerous reviewers. They found it close to Universal Studios, Orange County Convention Center, restaurants, shopping, Downtown Disney, SeaWorld and highway access. A few patrons mentioned the hotel is not within walking distance of Disney World. 

Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's rates. They described them as great, inexpensive, budget friendly and cheap.

Some guests enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean, spacious, quiet and well equipped, with efficient air conditioning, comfortable beds and great views of the Disney fireworks. Some travellers were disappointed with their lodgings, however (see below).

The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the rooms.

Although some guests found their rooms to be well equipped and comfortable, some lodgers criticized their accommodations. They reported dated decor and furniture, worn fixtures, musty odours, cleaning issues, stained carpets and poor Wi-Fi signals. 

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.4 out of 5 with a 74% recommendation rate from 1,497 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #45 of 161 Kissimmee hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 922 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7 out of 10 from 121 reviews.

The author called the hotel on December 10, 2013 to verify some information.

Guest Reviews

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34.05 USD - 0.00 USD Ramada Gateway Kissimmee
Rating:
5.9
Mediocre
Ranking:
#192
Out of 570 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 5.9 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 27
No. of guest comments: 27
Guest Recommended: Yes
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #192 out of 570 hotels in Orlando ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
"When we arrived they put us in a room that was terrible. It smell like chorine. The toilet won't stop running."
Patricia from Bradenton, FL US rated Ramada Gateway Kissimmee 5 out of 10 on May 30, 2013
"Really pleasant and warming welcome when we checked in."
Jennifer from Evry, FR rated Ramada Gateway Kissimmee 9 out of 10 on November 04, 2006
Verified Guest from Valrico, FL US rated Ramada Gateway Kissimmee 3 out of 10 on October 13, 2006
Aubrey from Jacksonville Beach, FL US rated Ramada Gateway Kissimmee 9 out of 10 on October 08, 2006
Karen from Cape Coral, FL US rated Ramada Gateway Kissimmee 7 out of 10 on September 30, 2006
"They had a gift shop, game room, attached "Smoke House Grille", our favorite part had to be the pool tables outside, right next to a quaint Tiki Hut! Great Value for the dollar. Good for families on a budget. We were surprised how close Disney was! WE took a back road called "World Drive", and within 10 minutes we were there! Would definitely visit again."
Leah from St. Petersburg, FL US rated Ramada Gateway Kissimmee 9 out of 10 on September 04, 2006
"Friendly, helpful staff. Very convienient to theme parks, restaurants and Interstate and turnpike system. Nice place to stay."
Matthew from St. Petersburg, FL US rated Ramada Gateway Kissimmee 8 out of 10 on September 01, 2006
"There were holes in our walls, spider webs complete with spiders in different spots, soap scum and pubic hairs from the last guests and the place stunk. The plaza part was like a castle and I was so embarrassed bc i had booked the room for me and all of my friends."
Sarah from Waukee, IA US rated Ramada Gateway Kissimmee 4 out of 10 on August 27, 2006
Denise from Patterson, NY US rated Ramada Gateway Kissimmee 8 out of 10 on August 21, 2006
Verified Guest from L?neburg, DE rated Ramada Gateway Kissimmee 5 out of 10 on August 18, 2006
Ramon l. from Carolina, PR PR rated Ramada Gateway Kissimmee 7 out of 10 on August 05, 2006
"There was a huge roach on the countertop in the bathroom that terrified our child!!! We were concerned that more would emerge during the night!"
Adrian from Fletcher, NC US rated Ramada Gateway Kissimmee 3 out of 10 on July 29, 2006
"The rooms were not clean they smelled and the service at the front desk was rude."
Verified Guest from North Miami Beach, FL US rated Ramada Gateway Kissimmee 3 out of 10 on June 25, 2006
"My wife and I have stayed at the Ramada many times over the past 10 years. It is very convienently located for our needs, however, it does leave a lot to be desired as far as the rooms go. The lighting in the rooms (especially the bath and labratory area) is always very poor. They used to have safes in the rooms which they no longer have and even argued with me that they never had, yet I used to always pay the extra couple of dollars to use it. There was a dead roach on the floor when we checked in but this could happen in any motel in Florida I would think. The carpet was in real need of cleaning. The room in general was clean and the new color was much better than that hidious orange that was in our rooms in the past. The lobby of this motel is beautiful and the courtyard is also very nice. My wife and I enjoy sitting in the courtyard by the pool and having a drink after coming back from a busy day. I don't know why with such a beautiful lobby and courtyard and restaurant that the rooms aren't better attended to. I would not have paid the $58 dollars that everyone wanted for a room on the road if I hadn't found it for $40 here online. It was definetly worth $40 a night but when I checked web sites back a few months ago during the winter tourist season they wanted $89 for this same room on other sites. "
Kirk from St Pet, FL US rated Ramada Gateway Kissimmee 6 out of 10 on June 25, 2006
Verified Guest from Miami, FL US rated Ramada Gateway Kissimmee 3 out of 10 on June 25, 2006
Verified Guest from North Miami Beach, FL US rated Ramada Gateway Kissimmee 2 out of 10 on June 25, 2006
Denise from Austell, GA US rated Ramada Gateway Kissimmee 4 out of 10 on June 19, 2006
"I plan to come back and stay again."
Shawna from Newport, KY US rated Ramada Gateway Kissimmee 8 out of 10 on May 29, 2006
Verified Guest from Kenneth City, FL US rated Ramada Gateway Kissimmee 8 out of 10 on May 27, 2006
"We enjoyed our stay. The accomodation was fantastic and built in a good location. We will definitely come back."
Taiwo from Basildon, GB rated Ramada Gateway Kissimmee 9 out of 10 on September 26, 2005
Verified Guest from Haarlem, NL rated Ramada Gateway Kissimmee 8 out of 10 on September 16, 2005
Verified Guest from Alachua, FL US rated Ramada Gateway Kissimmee 9 out of 10 on August 21, 2005
"I thought this was a great value for the money. My complaints were they needed something in the shower to help you keep from slipping and there was a small hole in the bathroom by the toilet paper that air sucked the toilet paper from the roll into not a major problem,just a little annoying. All and all on a scale of 1-10 I would give it a 9 1/2."
Eddy from Ashdown, AR US rated Ramada Gateway Kissimmee 10 out of 10 on August 05, 2005
"A microwave would have been nice to have, no tea was available in the room and I am allergic to coffee."
Kenneth from Ottawa, ON CA rated Ramada Gateway Kissimmee 7 out of 10 on June 20, 2005
"very nice place to stay..."
Margaret from Palm Bay, FL US rated Ramada Gateway Kissimmee 8 out of 10 on April 26, 2005
"We reserved for three nights and we left one day earlier. The hotel told us that we could expect a refund because we warned them enough early but once back to home in Canada, when I called them just to be sure that I will get my refund for the night we didn't stay at the hotel, they told me something different. I'm very, very desappointed by the customer service. For sure, next year, we will try another place."
Manon from Lachine, QC CA rated Ramada Gateway Kissimmee 7 out of 10 on January 05, 2005
Roger from Port Crane, NY US rated Ramada Gateway Kissimmee 3 out of 10 on November 29, 2003

Amenities

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Ramada Gateway Kissimmee

  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Concierge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Tennis Courts
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Shops
  • Garden
  • Golf (miniature)
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Disabled Parking
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Games Available
  • Picnic Area/Tables
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Ice Machine

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