Overview of Gateway Inn

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Desk, free WiFi
TV with satellite channels
TV with satellite channels
TV with satellite channels
Desk, free WiFi

3.7/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 Front Desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationPoint Lookout Beach9 min drive
    Popular LocationNassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum10 min drive
    Popular LocationHofstra University11 min drive
    AirportNew York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.)23 min drive

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  • Main Building Deluxe Double (Highway View)

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 204 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsMain Building Deluxe Double (Highway View)
  • Main Building Deluxe King

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 204 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsMain Building Deluxe King
  • Suite, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • 204 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuite, 1 King Bed
  • Garden Double

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 204 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsGarden Double
  • Garden Double, Smoking

    Room amenities

    • 204 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsGarden Double, Smoking
  • Garden Queen, Smoking

    Room amenities

    • 204 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsGarden Queen, Smoking
  • Main Building Deluxe Double (Courtyard View)

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 204 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsMain Building Deluxe Double (Courtyard View)
  • Garden Queen

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 204 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsGarden Queen
  • Main Building Deluxe King w/ Sofabed

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 204 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More detailsMain Building Deluxe King w/ Sofabed
  • Main Building King, Handicap Accessible

    Room amenities

    • 204 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsMain Building King, Handicap Accessible

About this area


Located in Merrick, Gateway Inn is near a train station. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Jones Beach State Park and Long Beach, while Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and NYCB Theatre at Westbury are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Twin Rinks Ice Center or Nassau County Aquatic Center. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Nassau County Aquatic Center - 9 min drive
  • Point Lookout Beach - 9 min drive
  • Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - 10 min drive
  • Eisenhower Park - 11 min drive
  • Hofstra University - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Merrick Station - 9 min walk
  • AirportJohn F. Kennedy Intl. Airport (JFK) - 23 min drive


  • The Pit Stop — 4 min walk
  • Great Wall Kitchen — 10 min walk
  • Roma Pizza — 11 min walk
  • San Marzano Brick Oven Pizzeria — 11 min walk
  • Thai Station Restaurant — 11 min walk

About this property

Gateway Inn

Hotel in Merrick with 24-hour front desk
This hotel features concierge services, a 24-hour front desk, and free newspapers. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a front-desk safe. All 60 rooms offer free WiFi, satellite TV, and free newspapers. Guests will also find desks and free toiletries.
Gateway Inn offers 60 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary newspapers and complimentary toiletries. Televisions come with premium satellite channels.

Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

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

  • No onsite parking available


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

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English


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


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


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


  • Premium channels
  • Satellite 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 welcome)

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. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • 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

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
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

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

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.
Is Gateway Inn pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Gateway Inn?
This property doesn't offer parking.
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 within 1 mi (2 km) of Merrick Road Park, Merrick Golf Course, and Norman Levy Park and Preserve. Sea Breeze Waterfront Park and Crow's Nest Mini Golf are also within 3 mi (5 km). Merrick Station is 9 minutes by foot and Freeport Station is 26 minutes.
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with partner
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Room dirty. Room smelled. Supposedly a non-smoking room, but whatever chemical they used to remove/cover up someones smoking was horrible. Property not well maintained. Contents of room tatty, Overall was unhappy with the accomadation and would not return EVER.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with group
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Staff is so rude and they charged me 20 dollars more really bad experience
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

1/5 Terrible

Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness
New owners no buffet due to COVID but I feel they could have done muffins or bagels and coffee to go for each person. Would be cheaper than buffet in the long run. We love to come here but I’m disappointed with new ownership. Old owners always let us check in early but new owners wanted to charge a fee- shame on them!
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

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