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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 Gainesville's 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's Historic District or Paynes Prairie State Park, the choice is yours. As one of the closest hotels to the Gainesville Raceway and host of the Gator Nationals, visiting sports fans can cheer for their favorite teams at nearby University of Florida, the NHRA Track or at Champion Park of Newberry.

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 full 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 NHRA raceway also features the Gators Den Sports Grill with wide screen and tableside TV’s.

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®, Ology Bioservices, Inc., Progress Corporate Park, Bio Tech, University of Florida and Sabine. Guests visiting students at the University of Florida, located just eight miles away, the staying at the Best Western Gateway Grand in Gainesville.

Make your reservations at the Best Western Gateway Grand today!

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Pet Policy
Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with an 80 pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc) may be accepted at the hotel's discretion. Pet rate is $20.00 per day with a $100 per week maximum.
Child Policy
Children 17 And Under Are Free In Room With One Paying Adult In Existing Bedding.


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  • 11.00 mile(s) from Ology Bioservices, Inc., Ology Bioservices, Inc. is a private, American biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Alachua, Florida. The company uses nanometer-scale particle technology in developing new drugs and in increasing the efficacy of existing drugs
  • 2.00 mile(s) from FHSAA, The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) is committed to this ideal, and to the belief that a quality education does not begin or end in the classroom. For over 95 years, the FHSAA – through the cooperative efforts of its member schools – has provided opportunities for high school students in Florida to participate on a fair and equitable basis in interscholastic athletic programs that produce vital educational benefits. The FHSAA sponsors over 3,600 championship series gam
  • 2.00 mile(s) from AvMed, AvMed began in South Florida as Aviation Medicine to serve the growing airline industry with pilot physicals. Today, with offices in every major metropolitan area of the state, AvMed aims to inspire its Membership of more than 315,000 Floridians to celebrate an active lifestyle and “Embrace better health®.” One of Florida’s oldest and largest not-for-profit health plans, AvMed provides Medicare Advantage coverage in Broward and Miami-Dade counties, Individual and Family c
  • 11.00 mile(s) from InterMed, As a premier provider of integrated health technology management services, InterMed can provide an array of Asset Management options to our clients. From comprehensive equipment planning and administration to strategic coverage of key divisions or modalities in support of in-house, OEM or hybrid solutions, we tailor our services to enhance the overall quality, cost, timeliness and confidence in our clients’ technology management.
  • 7.70 mile(s) from Exactech, At Exactech, we look at joint reconstruction through the eyes of a surgeon, because we were founded by one. For us, it’s all about working together, understanding clinical challenges, then engineering innovative solutions for knee, hip, shoulder and spine surgery. For 30 years, this focus on surgeons and a drive to improve patient outcomes have been the secrets to our success. We appreciate your interest and welcome your partnership in our mission
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Myers-Briggs, The mission of the Myers & Briggs Foundation is to continue the pioneering work of Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers in the field of psychological type, especially the ethical and accurate use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument. These goals are achieved through the following methods: •Extending the benefits of psychological type throughout the world •Expanding the MBTI® theory to encompass new understanding and research •Encouraging the development an
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Nationwide Insurance, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and affiliated companies is a group of large U.S. insurance and financial services companies based in Columbus, OH. The company also operates regional headquarters in Des Moines, IA; San Antonio, TX; Gainesville, FL; Raleigh, NC; and Westerville, OH. Nationwide currently has approximately 31,000 employees, and is ranked #69 in the most recent Fortune 500. Nationwide is currently ranked #71 in Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For".
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Progress Park, Progress Park is a productive setting for the many bioscience, tech and other companies attracted to its site in North Central Florida. Located 5 minutes from I75 in the City of Alachua, this private Park has easy access to the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville and the Gainesville Regional Airport. It is centrally located two hours from Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and Tallahassee. Companies located in Progress Park may apply for Foreign Trade Zone 064 status through JAXPORT. The co
  • 11.00 mile(s) from NCCER, NCCER is a not-for-profit education foundation created to develop standardized construction and maintenance curricula and assessments with portable, industry-recognized credentials. These credentials include transcripts, certificates and wallet cards that are tracked through NCCER’s National Registry. NCCER develops training in over 70 craft areas, offers over 70 assessment exams and has over 4,000 training locations.
  • 11.00 mile(s) from RTI Surgical, RTI Surgical is a leading global surgical implant company providing surgeons with safe biologic, metal and synthetic implants. Committed to advancing science, safety and innovation, RTI’s implants are used in sports medicine, general surgery, spine, orthopedic, trauma and cardiothoracic procedures and are distributed in nearly 50 countries. RTI is headquartered in Alachua, Fla., and has four manufacturing facilities throughout the U.S. and Europe. RTI is accredited in the U.S. by the American
  • 11.00 mile(s) from UF Sid Martin Biotechnolo, Most area bioscience companies started life here. Our relationships, services, facilities and equipment reduce cost and time to market. Our flexible terms reduce risk. Everything we do starts with a simple question, “What can we do to help you succeed”? Our unique complex with labs, offices, vivariums, greenhouses, fermenters and extensive shared scientific and business equipment help you launch quickly and affordably. Our companies have attracted more than half a billion dollars in in
  • 13.00 mile(s) from CSI Academy of Floridia, The CSI Academy of Florida is a comprehensive, kinesthetic learning facility for active law enforcement, crime scene investigators, graduate and undergraduate students, and military veterans. Our training will equip you with the skills you will need in the field to complete case work ranging from burglaries to multiple-scene homicides and police-involved incidents. We proudly train up students from Alachua, throughout Florida, across the nation, and even around the globe! Taught by seasoned,
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Moletech Power Systems, Moltech Power Systems Inc. is a storage batteries manufacturer located in Gainesville. Designs and manufactures battery solutions for original equipment manufacturers. It specializes in the manufacture and battery assembly
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Dollar General, Distribution Center Dollar General Corporation is an American chain of variety stores headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. As of August 2017, Dollar General operated over 13,000 stores in all U.S. states except: Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Washington, and Wyoming.
  • 9.80 mile(s) from Sandvik Mining and Constr, Sandvik is a global company founded in 1862 by Göran Fredrik Göransson in Sandviken, Sweden. Sandvik is a high-technology engineering group in tools and tooling systems for metal cutting, equipment, tools and services for the mining and construction industries, products in advanced stainless steel and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating. Sandvik has about 43,000 employees and sales in more than 150 countries. Invoiced sales is approximately SEK 82 billion. Sandvik was the
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Info Tech, Info Tech - Providing Infrastructure Construction Management Software, Expert Statistical Consulting and Litigation Support, and IT Security and Network Solutions
  • 5.00 mile(s) from US Department of Veterans, US Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.
  • 12.50 mile(s) from Walmart Distribution Cent, Walmart Distribution Center
  • 9.80 mile(s) from Shands at the University, The University of Florida Health Shands Hospital has been recognized among the nation’s best hospitals in eight adult medical specialties. Overall, UF Health Shands Hospital was recognized as one of the best hospitals in Florida. In addition to being ranked among the nation’s top 50 hospitals in eight specialties, UF Health Shands Hospital also was listed as “high performing” in 10 specialties, including gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, orthopedics, heart failure,
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Infinite Energy, We provide natural gas in Florida, Georgia, New York and New Jersey and electricity in Texas. From customer care to software development to energy trading, we do almost everything in-house. Our teams specialize in finding ways to serve our customers better ... Read more Mission: Infinite Energy markets wholesale and retail energy products in an ethical and profitable manner. Infinite Energy grows the company by investing in quality personnel and quality business partnerships. Infinite E
  • 10.00 mile(s) from UF Health, Welcome to University of Florida Health, the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center, which encompasses our hospitals, physician practices, colleges, centers, institutes, programs and services across northeast and north-central Florida.
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Meridian, Meridian is a private, non-profit organization with roots in the community mental health movement, which began in the 1960s, to bring education about mental illnesses and substance use disorders and treatment of those affected to the local level. Our mission is evident in all we do, from developing a continuum of treatment services that are evidence-based for a range of illnesses to participating in our communities as a partner in enhancing the quality of life. It is Meridian’
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Santa Fe College, Santa Fe College enjoys a rich history of over 50 years of academic and community leadership, and we're building on that tradition. Find out more about our history, the people who make us successful, and how to help shape our future.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Gleim Exam Prep, Gleim Publications develops and distributes study and reference materials to help you learn and understand Accounting and Aviation. We help you attain higher levels of knowledge (analysis, synthesis, and evaluation) while you learn concepts and problem-solving techniques. Our mission is to maximize knowledge transfer while minimizing your time, frustration, and cost. We invite you to explore this site and learn more about our company and the products and services we provide. Read about o
  • 10.00 mile(s) from North Florida Regional Me, North Florida Regional Medical Center (NFRMC), part of the HCA health services network, is a 325-bed acute care hospital that serves Gainesville, Florida, and the surrounding area. The hospital boasts specialty centers for diabetes, senior healthcare, obesity surgery, and sleep disorders. It also provides emergency services, cancer care, heart care, imaging services, neuromusculoskeletal care, physical therapy, and wound therapy. North Florida Regional Medical Center was founded in 1972 by a gro


  • 5.00 mile(s) from Devils Mill Hopper, Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park is a Florida State Park located in the north-westernmost part of Gainesville, Florida, off County Road 232, northwest of the University of Florida. The park is maintained by the Florida State Parks system, a division of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The park is adjacent to San Felasco County Park and is near the San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park.
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Florida Museum of Natural, The Florida Museum of Natural History is the State of Florida's official state-sponsored and chartered natural history museum. Its main facilities are located at 3215 Hull Road on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Stephan C. O'Connell Cent, The Stephen C. O'Connell Center, also known as the O'Dome, is a 10,133-seat multi-purpose arena located on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Florida. The facility is named for the sixth president of the university, Stephen C. O'Connell, who served from 1967 to 1973. The facility is located on the northern side of the university's campus, between its football field, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field, and its baseball field, McKethan Stadium.
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (in full Steve Spurrier-Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium[5]), popularly known as "The Swamp", is the football stadium for the University of Florida and the home field of the Florida Gators football team and is on the university's Gainesville, Florida campus. The stadium was built in 1930 with a capacity of about 22,000, and has been expanded, renovated, and improved many times over the ensuing decades. Most of the football coach and administrative offices and the football team's training facilities have been under the south and west stands of Florida Field since the 1960s. In 2016, the University of Florida Athletic Association announced plans to build a $60 million stand-alone football facility which is scheduled to open in 2019.[6] Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is the largest football stadium in Florida, the 12th largest stadium in American college football, and the 18th largest stadium in the world, as measured by its official seating capacity of 88
  • 1 mile(s) from Santa Fe College Teaching, The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is a 10-acre zoo in Gainesville, Florida. As part of Santa Fe College, It is the only college zookeeper training facility in the United States with its own AZA-accredited zoo on grounds, and has been accredited since 2000
  • 10.00 mile(s) from 34th Street Wall, The 34th Street Wall is a 1,120-foot-long retaining wall along SW 34th Street in Gainesville, Florida. The wall, which dates back to 1979, was originally built to prevent erosion of a hill on the nearby University of Florida golf course when 34th Street was widened from two lanes to four
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Gainesville-Hawthorne Sta, Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail is a rail trail in Florida. It is protected as a 16-mile long Florida State Park and runs from the City of Gainesville's Boulware Springs Water Works to the town of Hawthorne. It passes through the Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park and the Lochloosa Wildlife Management Area along a former Seaboard Coast Line Railroad line. The property was purchased by the state of Florida from CSX Transportation with money from the "trails from rails" program in late 1989.
  • 20 mile(s) from Gainesville Raceway, Gainesville Raceway is a quarter-mile dragstrip just outside Gainesville, Florida. It opened in 1969 and is most famous for hosting the NHRA's prestigious Gatornationals event since 1970. Kenny Bernstein became the first drag racer to break the 300 mile-per-hour barrier at the track on March 20, 1992 during qualifying for that year's Gatornationals.
  • 8 mile(s) from Curtis M. Phillips Center, The Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a performing arts theatre in Gainesville, Florida, United States. It is located on the western side of the University of Florida campus. This facility presents some of the most established and emerging national and international artists on the main stage. In all, the Phillips Center consists of a 1,700-seat proscenium hall and a 200-seat Black Box Theatre. In 2000, retired Jacksonville surgeon Curtis M. Phillips provided The Barbara J. and Curtis M. Phillips M.D. Endowment Fund to name the performing arts center.
  • 15 mile(s) from Ichetucknee Springs State, Ichetucknee Springs State Park is a 2,241-acre Florida State Park and National Natural Landmark located 4 miles northwest of Fort White off State Road 47 and State Road 238. It centers around the 6-mile-long Ichetucknee River, which flows through shaded hammocks and wetlands into the Santa Fe River. The park contains hardwood hammock and limestone outcrops. Like many rivers in this part of North Florida, the Ichetucknee is fed by natural springs which boil up from the aquifer
  • 10 mile(s) from Mary Phifer McKenzie Hous, The Mary Phifer McKenzie House, now the Sweetwater Branch Inn Bed and Breakfast, is an historic house located at 617 East University Avenue in Gainesville, Florida. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
  • 6 mile(s) from The Kanapaha Botanical Ga, The Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is a botanical garden in Gainesville, Florida, operated by the North Florida Botanical Society. Their name comes from nearby Lake Kanapaha. The gardens were established in 1978 when the society leased 33 acres for a public botanical garden. Another 29 acres were added in 1982. The gardens opened to the public in 1986.


  • Gators Den Sports Grill, on premises, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: dinner, Offering a full bar, fantastic food and flat screen televisions to watch the big game, the Gators Den Sports Grill is the best spot to unwind, meet up and grab a bite
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Mi Apa Latin Cafe, Full Service, International, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Good Latin home-cooking
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Pomodoros, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner, All of our authentic Italian dishes are cooked to order using fresh, local ingredients and seafood. You can often spot our gourmet pizza dough being hand tossed and placed in our stone oven.
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Sonny's BBQ, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Offers pit-cooked barbecue
  • 0.50 mile(s) from La Fiesta, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner, La Fiesta has been serving delicious Mexican food since 1989. If you find yourself in Gainesville, Fl and craving delicious food, don't be afraid to dine in and enjoy complementary fresh chips and salsa. We have a variety of Mexican dishes including fajitas, chimichangas and a full vegetarian menu. Feel free to browse through our page and stop by!
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Northwest Grill, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner, Northwest Grille has been providing the finest quality fish and seafood entrees in a friendly atmosphere since 1996. Our menu sets us apart from other seafood
  • Across the street from Wahoo Seafood Grill, Bar/Lounge, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner, Located right off of exit 390, Wahoo Seafood Grill is the perfect place to stop and grab a bite in Northwest Gainesville! We take pride in serving the best oysters shipped from Appalachicola and Crystal River as well as fresh fish from St.Augustine and Jacksonville in addition to our other delicious menu items. Watch four sporting events at once on a wall of big screen TVs. Large parties welcome!
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Harry's Seafood Bar & Gri, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, All the Flavors of New Orleans!
  • 8.00 mile(s) from 43rd Street Deli & Breakf, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Home cooked Breakfast


  • 1.00 mile(s) from Santa Fe College, Santa Fe College is a state college located in Gainesville, Florida, and is a member institution of the Florida College System. Santa Fe is accredited by the Florida Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in North Central Florida, its main campus is in Gainesville, Florida. As of the 2015-2016 school year, the school reported 22,043 students, two-thirds of which were enrolled part-time.
  • 8.00 mile(s) from University of Florida, The University of Florida is an American public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university on a 2,000-acre campus in Gainesville, Florida. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida and traces its origins to 1853, and has operated continuously on its Gainesville campus since September 1906
  • 8 mile(s) from Warrington College of Bus, The Warrington College of Business is the business school of the University of Florida. About 6,300 students are enrolled in classes, including undergraduates and graduate students, including Master of Business Administration and Ph.D.-seeking students. All programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • 8 mile(s) from UF College of Dentistry, The University of Florida College of Dentistry is the dental school of the University of Florida. The college is located in the Dental Sciences Building on the southeastern edge of the university's Gainesville, Florida main campus. The college is one of the six academic colleges and schools that make up the university's J. Hillis Miller Health Science Center.
  • 8 mile(s) from Levin College of Law, The Fredric G. Levin College of Law is the law school of the University of Florida located in Gainesville, Florida. The Levin College of Law offers a three-year, full-time program leading to a Juris Doctor degree. It also offers advanced law degrees, including Master of Laws degree programs in taxation, international taxation, comparative law, land use, and environmental law, in addition to a Doctor of Juridical Science in taxation.

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  • 1 mile(s) from Meadow Brook Golf Course
  • 10 mile(s) from ALBERT "RAY" MASSEY (WEST, Basketball Courts w/ Light, Diamond Fields for Baseball/Softball, Racquetball Courts, Tennis Courts w/ Light, Unpaved Trail, Picnic Tables, Grills, Pavilion, Playground, Dogs Allowed w/ Leash, Skate Park, Westside Pool, Fitness Stations: set along the trail for pull-ups and parallel bar
  • 8 mile(s) from CITIZENS FIELD, Football Field, School Board
  • 8 mile(s) from DEPOT PARK, Pavilion, Grills, Splash Pad, Picnic Tables, Paved Trail, Dogs Allowed w/Leash (Not in Playground) Wheelchair Accessible: Building | Parking | Restroom | Playground
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  • 10 mile(s) from SPLIT ROCK CONSERVATION A, Nature Trail, Unpaved Trail, Dog Allowed w/ Leash, Biking Allowed on trail
  • 15 mile(s) from EASTSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER, Basketball Courts w/ Light, Multipurpose Field, Picnic Table, Pavilion, Playground


  • 4.00 mile(s) from Oaks Mall
  • 4 mile(s) from Oaks Mall, A charming streetscape awaits you at The Oaks Mall in Gainesville, where you have access to more than 100 stores featuring all your favorite brands. No matter what your taste or budget, you’ll find something special here. Major department stores flank specialty shops, making this the ideal retail destination in the area.
  • 5 mile(s) from Butler Plaza, Butler Plaza is a large retail complex located in southwest Gainesville, Florida. It is the largest power center in Florida and among the largest in the southeast United States. Built on the former site of Stengel Airport, which closed in 1971, the shopping center currently consists of four major sections, East, Central, West, and North. Butler Town Center is currently under construction on the east side of the development.
  • 5 mile(s) from Royal Park Plaza, variety of stores and restaurants.


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  • 12.00 mile(s) from Greyhound Bus Terminal
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Amtrak Train Station
  • 11 mile(s) from Gainesville Regional Airport
  • 126 mile(s) from Orlando International Airport
  • 120 mile(s) from Jacksonville International, 130 miles from Tampa International Airport