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“Absolute worst place on Earth.” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gateway Motel

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Gateway Motel
Ranked #31 of 33 Hotels in Saratoga Springs
West Milford, New Jersey
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62 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Absolute worst place on Earth.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2010

Some friends and I were in town for a concert at SPAC. Options were limited because of a car show that weekend. The only place that had availability was the Gateway. Dear reader, if you find yourself in this same predicament, do yourself a favor: sleep in your car. Sleep in the woods without a tent. Anything would be better.
Yes, the exterior is terrifying, but don't judge a book by its cover. Instead, pull down the bedspread and see the dead bugs. Try to flush the toilet or take a shower; neither works. Is that a roach? Yes. Yes it is. And there's another. And another.
And what happens when you politely explain to the owner/proprietor that these conditions are not worth $175/night? She screams at you, curses, insults your family, etc.
It's hard to believe something so terrible could be located so close to a town as nice as Saratoga Springs. We found the conditions so appalling, we decided to pack up and drive to Clifton Park, where clean hotel rooms abound (though it is about 30 minutes from SPAC).

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    1 of 5 bubbles
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    1 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
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    1 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Gateway Motel
Address: 260 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-1806
Region: United States > New York > Saratoga Springs
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Ranked #31 of 33 Hotels in Saratoga Springs
Number of rooms: 14

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