BEST WESTERN Gateway to the Keys

411 S Krome Avenue, Florida City, FL 33034-4913
Phone: 305/246-5100   |   Fax: 305/242-0056   |   114 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 4:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Welcome to BEST WESTERN Gateway to the Keys!

At the BEST WESTERN Gateway to the Keys, guests stay in comfortable and spacious accommodations close to the Everglades so that the vacation starts off right.

Florida City hotels already have the best location in the state, but at this property guests can truly relax at the only hotel in town with a hot tub. After a full day of shopping at The Prime Outlet Shops, nothing beats a rejuvenating soak or trip to one of the top dining spots in the city. Friendly, helpful staff is on hand for recommendations and is committed to making your stay the best it can be.

Shopping is a sport here, from Cutler Bay Shopping Mall to Falls Shopping Mall. An entire trip can be planned around this indulgence, spending one day at the Dolphin Malls and the next at Dadeland Mall. However, if you want even more excitement, consider adding a trip to the Miami Motorsports Complex into the mix. Hotels in Florida City make it easy to sample a bit of everything, whether you’re a bona fide bargain hunter or prefer a more laid back vacation.

The brand name of our Florida City hotel is what catches the eyes of many guests, but it’s our commitment to making guests feel at home that really shines. A trip to the Everglades National Park is a must, whether it’s hiking, photography or outdoor recreation that’s on the agenda. The Biscayne National Park is also nearby, and nothing compares to the beauty of John Pennekamp Stone Park.

From the great outdoors to the great indoors (complete with endless shopping, wining and dining), there’s truly something for everyone near this Florida City hotel. Come discover what the Keys have in store for the next great getaway.

Reserve a relaxing stay at the BEST WESTERN Gateway to the Keys right now and get the best rates!


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary continental breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, eggs, yogurt, juice, coffee and hot items
  • Outdoor pool
  • Multilingual staff
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Safe deposit box
  • Hot tub
  • Exterior corridor
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ice/vending machines
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Very friendly staff
  • Received perfect Housekeeping Score in 2008
  • Boat parking
  • Motor coach parking
  • Security on property
  • Outdoor parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events

BEST WESTERN Gateway to the Keys

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BEST WESTERN Gateway to the Keys

Conveniently located, the best western gateway to the keys in Florida City, Florida is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 25.442505  /  Latitude: -80.476385


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: All Directions. The BEST WESTERN Gateway to the Keys is located in Florida City at the end of the Florida Turnpike.

From: Florida Turnpike. Travel south on the turnpike to the very end Exit 0 and then merge south on US 1. The BEST WESTERN Gateway to the Keys is located half mile south of the intersection of US 1 on your right hand side.

From: Naples / Fort Myers. Travel east on US 41 until you reach State Road 997/Krome Avenue and make a right turn heading south and continue for 32 miles. Pass the Palm Drive/334th Street intersection and the BEST WESTERN Gateway to the Keys is half a mile further on your left hand side.

BEST WESTERN Gateway to the Keys

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Everglades National Park

Located in south Florida, Everglades National Park is a renowned wildlife preserve and habitat spanning over one million acres. The famous wetland is on the southern most point of Florida – just south of Florida City – is home to 36 protected species.

Visitors frequently enjoy catching a glimpse of the array of unique wildlife in the Everglades via boat tours, Shark Valley Tram Tours, and other ranger-led expeditions. Other things to do at Everglades National Park include Pine Island and Shark Valley hike and bike trails, canoeing and kayaking, and plenty of fishing as well.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 5.00 mile(s) from Coral Castle, Carved and sculpted from 1100 tons of coral by a single man, this coral monument was built out of Edward Leedskalnin's obsessed love for a young girl. The mystery remains since Coral Castle's opening in 1923; how Edward Leedskalnin who was only 5 foot tall and 100 pounds, carved and moved over 1100 tons of rock. Did he have any help? Open: Sun-Thurs 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Fri-Sat 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Phone: 305-248-6345
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Miami Motorsports Complex, featuring NASCAR® and Cart events
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Robert Is Here Fruitstand, is known world wide. Robert Is Here specializes in rare and exotic tropical fruits. Award winner in creating custom blends of fruit shakes. Robert Is Here is a very unique family owned and operated local attraction. Open: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 closed in September and October Phone: 305-246-1592
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Everglades Alligator Farm, airboat through the Everglades. Live alligator shows. Open: daily 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Phone: 305-247-2628
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Schnebly Winery, Imagine, wine tasting around natural coral waterfalls surrounded by lush tropical foliage. Discover the tast of Lychee, Passion Fruit, Carambola, Guava, and Mango wines just to name a few. The most exotic winery in the world, handcrafting wines using no grapes. Open: Mon-Sat 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Phone: 305-242-1224
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Monkey Jungle, escape on a jungle safari. Explore the wilds of South America, Asia and Africa. Witness crab-eating monkeys diving for treats. Delve into the lush, tropical Amazonian Rainforest filled with hundreds of exotic monkeys. Open: daily 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Phone: 305-235-1611
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Everglades National Park, is historically, a freshwater river a few feet deep and 50 miles wide crept seaward through this area on a graduall sloping riverbed. The 1,508,570 acre Park is defined by water. Along its 80 mile course, the river dropped only 15 feet, finally emptying into the Florida Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. There, fresh and salt water mix in coastal areas and mangrove forest dominate. Open: 24 hours, Park entrance fee $10.00. Phone 305-242-7700
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Fruit & Spice park, was established in 1944. This tropical paradise features more than 500 varieties of exotic fruits, herbs, spices and nuts from throughout the world. Open: guided tours daily Phone: 305-247-5727
  • 0.5 mile(s) from Prime Outlet Shops
  • 10 mile(s) from Cutler Ridge Shopping Mall
  • 17 mile(s) from the Falls Shopping Mall

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 26 mile(s) from Key Largo
  • 35 mile(s) from Miami
  • 64 mile(s) from Ft. Lauderdale
  • 114 mile(s) from Naples
  • 127 mile(s) from Key West
  • 284 mile(s) from Orlando
  • 300 mile(s) from Tampa
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Miami Dade College, 500 College Terrace, Homestead, FL 33030-6009 Phone: Admissions: 305-237-5555
  • 15.00 mile(s) from University of Miami, 1320 S. Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables, Florida 33146 Phone: (305) 243-4029
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Florida International University, 11200 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33199 Phone: (305) 348-2000

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub
  • 3 mile(s) from Keys Gate Golf and Tennis Club
  • 4 mile(s) from Homestead Sports Complex, baseball

Nearby Restaurants

  • Key West Seafood House, on premises, a local favorite
  • .5 mile(s) from Mutineer, great seafood/steaks
  • 2.5 mile(s) from Famous Capri, Italian
  • 3 mile(s) from Peking Restaurant
  • 4 mile(s) from El Toro

BEST WESTERN Gateway to the Keys

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