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Gateway Inn

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Desk, free WiFi
Desk, free WiFi
Desk, free WiFi
Desk, free WiFi

Overview of Gateway Inn

Gateway Inn

2.0 star property

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk
1780 Sunrise Highway, Merrick, NY, 11566

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNorman Levy Park and Preserve19 min walk
  • Popular LocationSea Breeze Waterfront Park5 min drive
  • Popular LocationHofstra University11 min drive
  • AirportNew York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.)31 min drive

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About this area


Located in Merrick, Gateway Inn is near a train station. Rock Hall Museum and Old Westbury Gardens are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Crow's Nest Mini Golf and Twin Rinks Ice Center. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Nassau County Aquatic Center or Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.

What's nearby

  • Norman Levy Park and Preserve - 19 min walk
  • Sea Breeze Waterfront Park - 5 min drive
  • Point Lookout Beach - 10 min drive
  • Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - 10 min drive
  • Hofstra University - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Merrick Station - 9 min walk
  • John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport (JFK) - 31 min drive


  • San Marzano Brick Oven Pizzeria - 11 min walk
  • Roma Pizza - 11 min walk
  • Thai Station Restaurant - 11 min walk
  • Outback Steakhouse - 13 min walk
  • La Strada - 13 min walk

About this property

Gateway Inn

Hotel near a train station
Gateway Inn provides amenities like a coffee shop/cafe and a garden. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • An elevator, coffee/tea in the lobby, and a front desk safe
  • A 24-hour front desk, concierge services, and free newspapers
  • Luggage storage
  • Guest reviews speak well of the overall value, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All 60 rooms feature comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to thoughtful touches like free WiFi and free newspapers.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with tubs or showers and free toiletries
  • 40-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Daily housekeeping and desks



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Limited onsite parking

Food and drink

  • 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)


  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Private bathroom


  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free newspapers

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Check-in from 3 PM - 11:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 9.00 per night
Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 5.00 per night

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Breakage deposit: USD 300 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 5.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 9.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Gateway Inn Merrick
Gateway Merrick
Gateway Inn Hotel
Gateway Inn Merrick
Gateway Inn Hotel Merrick

Frequently asked questions

Is Gateway Inn pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at Gateway Inn?

As of Dec 6, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Gateway Inn on Dec 7, 2022 start from $106.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Gateway Inn?

Limited spots are available.

What time is check-in at Gateway Inn?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 11:30 PM.

What time is check-out at Gateway Inn?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Gateway Inn located?

Situated in Merrick, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Merrick Road Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sea Breeze Waterfront Park and Crow's Nest Mini Golf. Opus Casino Cruise Lines and South Nassau Communities Hospital are also within 6 mi (10 km). Merrick Station is 9 minutes by foot and Freeport Station is 26 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Gateway Inn and receive a full refund?

Yes, Gateway Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Gateway Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 167 out of 697 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 24%
Rating 4 - Good. 233 out of 697 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 123 out of 697 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 18%
Rating 2 - Poor. 65 out of 697 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 9%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 109 out of 697 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 16%




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Property conditions & facilities



1/5 Terrible

Business traveler
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
worst hotel ever stinks like cigarettes disgusting
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Noot going back there
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Not good for handicapped person—had to use stairs. Not enough towels in room at check in. Room was in need of repair.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
When we entered the room we found that not only was it filthy (an inch of dust on top of the headboard), but the paint on the bathroom walls was peeling off, there was a hole in the wall of the bedroom that they covered with duct tape, and the bed was not even made. We argued with the manager, eventually got a full refund and left for another hotel. We didn't stay at this DUMP, and we suggest that everyone avoid it completely.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities
Looks like a lot of really shady tenants. The lighting in the rooms was just AWFUL. Really depressing
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The room is run down & in desperate need of renovating .
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The room had moths and bugs as soon as I entered it and it had a horrible odor and stains everywhere, bathroom was filthy and everything was just not comfortable at all. Good location but cheap cheap motel. Bring Lysol
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Room smelled badly and was in overall disrepair. Sink did not drain. Mattress cover was stained and had burn holes. Sheets didn't feel fresh and barely covered the mattress. Towels were clean and fresh.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

JOHN, Oakdale
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022