BEST WESTERN Gateway Adirondack Inn

175 N Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502-2511
Phone: 315/732-4121   |   Fax: 315/797-8265   |   88 Rooms   |   Online Reservations

Welcome to the heart of the Mohawk Valley! Located just off of I-90 (exit 31), we offer the perfect accommodations for all travelers, including those visiting one of our many area colleges.

Explore the great outdoors at Adirondack State Park, roll the dice at Turning Stone Casino, run the annual Boilermaker 15k road race or hit a home run with a visit to the Cooperstown National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, all just a short drive away. Business travelers appreciate the proximity of corporate locations such as Griffiss Business & Technology Park and the New York State Government Office Building.

Our area is home to many colleges, including, SUNY IT, Utica College, Mohawk Valley Community College, Hamilton College, and Colgate University. Special rates are available for SUNY IT and Utica College students.

And while there's plenty to do near our hotel at the foothills of the Adirondacks, we also offer easy access to major cities like New York City, Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo.

BEST WESTERN Gateway Adirondack Hotel offers friendly service; affordable rates and amenities that will make you feel right at home. Our 100% non-smoking guest rooms come complete with cable 32 inch flat panel televisions and free wireless high-speed Internet access throughout the entire hotel. The hotel also offers upgraded features such as a fitness center, coin-operated guest laundry, free parking and an onsite business center with free copy and fax services.

Don't forget about breakfast! We offer a full breakfast buffet in the mornings; weekdays 6:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. and Saturday/Sunday 7:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Our breakfast includes, wffles, sausage links, egg patty, yogurt, hot/cold cereals, assorted breads, homemade muffins, Danish, fresh fruit, as well as coffee, tea and juice to start your morning off right!

If you're looking for a Utica, New York hotel that is convenient, comfortable and affordable, we are it!


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Exercise facilities
  • 100% smoke free hotel
  • Exercise facility, 24 Hour fitness room is equipped with a treadmill, elliptical and bicycle
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary full breakfast, Your choice of assorted breads, hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit, egg patty, sausage links, waffles, yogurt, juice, coffee and tea
  • Gift shop or newsstand
  • Guest laundry
  • Ice/vending machines
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Free parking
  • Business center, free fax and copy usage
  • Audio/visual equipment
  • Fax services
  • Outdoor parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Inter/Exter corridor
  • Multilingual staff, English, Spanish, Russian
  • Late check out Available upon request/availability
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Printer available
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Computer modem hookups
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports
  • Mail services
  • Convenience store/Sundry Sundry Store - available in Hotel Lobby Hess Express - adjacent
  • Air-conditioning
  • High-speed wireless Internet access.
  • Two floors
  • Fridge-Micro's available in certain rooms - please read room descriptions to book correct room

BEST WESTERN Gateway Adirondack Inn

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Conveniently located, the best western gateway adirondack inn in Utica, New York 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: 43.110735  /  Latitude: -75.218945


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: The North (HWY 8/12) Follow signs for 8, 12 South. Then follow signs for the New York State Thruway (90). Take the Genesee Street South Exit. At stop sign, make a right the BEST WESTERN Gateway Adirondack Inn will be over the bridge on the right.

From: The South (HWY 8/12) Follow signs for 8, 12 North. Then follow the signs for the New York State Thruway 90. Take the Genesee Street South Exit. At stop sign, make a right the BEST WESTERN Adirondack Inn will be over the bridge on the right.

From: The East/West (I-90) Take Interstate 90 (New York State Thruway) take Exit 31, the only Utica Exit. Follow signs to downtown Utica South. At stop sign, take a right turn onto Genesee Street. Proceed over the bridge, the BEST WESTERN Adirondack Inn will be on the right hand side.

BEST WESTERN Gateway Adirondack Inn

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

Adirondack Park

Adirondack Park totals over 6 million acres, making it America's "largest publicly protected area". Half of this wild forest preserve is privately owned. This unique combination of private and public land includes just over 100 villages and towns, home to 130,000 people. Forty-three percent of this upstate New York park is owned by the state of New York.

Plenty of outdoor recreation is permitted on the "largest single category of land". Explore this vast park, home to 3,000 lakes, 2,000 miles of hiking trails and 30,000 miles of rivers and streams. Bring your camera to capture the variety of wildlife and historic sites in the park. The park remains the largest National Historic Landmark in the United States. Drive to nearby Canton for convenient lodging.

Fort Stanwix National Monument

Constructed in 1758, the Fort Stanwix National Monument is located in Rome in central New York. Managed by the National Park Service and covering 16 acres, this U.S. National Historic Landmark was the site of the 1768 Treaty of Fort Stanwix.

Drawing roughly 85,000 annual visitors, Fort Stanwix offers the Willett Center, three walking trails, and guided tours. Stick around the Willett Center for audible exhibits, a park bookstore, and cancellation station, and more.

Hamilton College

Established in 1812, Hamilton College is a private liberal arts college located in the village of Clinton in New York’s Finger Lakes region – between Utica and Syrcause. Hamilton College features a rural campus, enrolling roughly 1,800 students studying in over 50 areas of study.

Athletics at Hamilton College are comprised of a collection of NCAA Division III – known as the Continentals – competing primarily in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. Featured athletic facitilies include the Kirkland Athletic Field and the Charlean and Wayland Blood Fitness and Dance Center.

Morrisville State College

Founded in 1908, Morrisville State College is a public university located in the central New York village of Morrisville. The college is part of the larger State University of New York (SUNY) system, and is commonly known as SUNY Morrisville.

As members of the NCAA Division III, the Morrisville Mustangs compete in the North Eastern Athletic Conference in a diverse range of athletics. Home games are played at several venues on campus, including Morrisville State College Stadium.

Stanley Center for the Arts

The Stanley Center for the Arts, in downtown Utica, was established as the Stanley Theatre, a movie palace with over 2,900 seats. This historic theatre was purchased by Warner Brothers Pictures just three days before it opened in 1928. The Central New York Community Arts Council acquired the theatre in 1974 to ensure it would avoid destruction. It has featured movies, live performances and symphony events throughout the years.

Gene Autry, Conway Twitty, B.B. King, Diana Ross, Barry Manilow, Harry Conick Jr and Jerry Seinfeld are among some of the wonderful performers that have appeared on the Stanley stage. While in Central New York, schedule an appointment to tour the theatre to learn more about its rich history. Consider having your next reception or party in the theatre's magnificent Grand Lobby and Mezzanine for a wonderful time. Stay close to the theater in a comfortable Best Western guest room and enjoy excellent guest services.

State University of New York Institute of Technology

Founded in 1966, the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute is a public research institution with campuses located in Albany in the Hudson River Valley and Marcy, a suburb of Utica. The university is affiliated with the State University of New York (SUNY) system.

SUNY Poly, as it’s more commonly known, features a diverse athletics program – known as the SUNY Poly Wildcats. The Wildcats field a variety of varsity programs, competing in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) at the Wildcat Field House, among other venues.

Turning Stone Resort Casino

Owned and operated by the Oneida Indian Nation, the Turning Stone Casino and Resort is located in Verona, New York – west of Utica and east of Syracuse. The central New York gaming destination offers ample slot machines, table games like poker, blackjack, and roulette.

In addition to gambling, Turning Stone boasts a PGA-quality golf course and an indoor golf dome. In addition to popular events like YES Network’s Boston vs. New York Poker Challenge, the casino has hosted big-name musical acts like KISS, No Doubt, Alicia Keys, and comedians like Bill Cosby.

Utica College

Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private university located in the city of Utica – just east of Syracuse in central New York. Utica’s 128-acre campus enrolls over 3,000 students, and features numerous must-see landmarks, like the Edith Langley Bartlett Art Gallery.

UC houses a deep athletic program as well – fielding 21 NCAA Division III teams competing in the Empire 8 and the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference. Featured athletics venues include the Utica Memorial Auditorium Arena and Charles A. Gaetano Stadium.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 1.00 mile(s) from Stanley Theater, Utica's Broadway Theater League brings amazing shows to our area!
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Adirondack Railroad, The Adirondack Scenic Railroad is perfect to take a trip on to view the fall foliage.
  • 1.20 mile(s) from Munson Williams Museum, A renowned art collection, fascinating exhibitions, and education programs for all ages are presented in a landmark 1960 International-style building designed by Philip Johnson and in historic Fountain Elms, a superbly restored 1850 Italianate mansion.
  • 1.50 mile(s) from FX Matt Brewery, Take a tour of our local Brewery and see how beverages are created! Don't forget to try a sample at the end!
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Utica Zoo, Children will love visiting The Utica Zoo and seeing all the different animals!
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Sangertown Mall
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Fort Stanwix, Built by the British in 1758 to protect the Oneida Carry area from French attack during the French and Indian War, it was named for British commander, Gen. John Stanwix. About 2,000 to 12,000 men worked on the site; primarily from New York & New England.
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Erie Canal Cruises, Cruise the calm waters of the Historic Erie Canal and enjoy the spectacular scenery and nature. Travel through a 100 year old lock where you are raised and lowered 20 feet. Relive the history of this storied waterway as your captain delivers an award-winning narration of the past, present and future of the Erie Canal.
  • 18.00 mile(s) from Vernon Downs, Located in the heart of central New York's rolling hills and overlooking historic Vernon Downs Racetrack, Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel is your home away from home for a uniquely fun and exciting getaway! Our spacious guestrooms and suites are steps from Vernon Downs Casino and Live Racing for non-stop action and live entertainment.
  • 21.00 mile(s) from Adirondack State Park, The Adirondacks are made up of seven distinct regional destinations, each offering their own brand of Adirondack adventure. From the Adirondack Lakes Region with more than 600 bodies of navigable water, to the extensive hiking trails of the High Peaks Wilderness in the Lake Placid Region - discover an area as diverse in geography as it is in activities and events.
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Unidilla Valley Sports, Yearly stop on the Pro National MX Tour every August!
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Turning Stone Casino, A premier four-season, destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone® Resort Casino is conveniently located about 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33. Turning Stone was named “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. The Academy of Country Music named Turning Stone “Casino of the Year” in 2009. The resort offers world-class gaming, golf, entertainment, accommodations and spa facilities.
  • 40.00 mile(s) from Baseball Hall of Fame, The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an independent, non-profit educational institution dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the historical development of baseball and its impact on our culture by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting its collections for a global audience as well as honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to our national pastime.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from North Utica Shopping Center
  • 6.00 mile(s) from NH Shopping Center
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Consumer Square
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Sangertown Mall
  • 8.00 mile(s) from The Orchards
  • 45.00 mile(s) from Destiny USA

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 0.30 mile(s) from Downtown Utica
  • 6.00 mile(s) from New Hartford
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Herkimer
  • 23.00 mile(s) from Little Falls
  • 24.00 mile(s) from Verona
  • 32.00 mile(s) from Boonville
  • 50.00 mile(s) from Norwich
  • 51.00 mile(s) from Old Forge
  • 54.00 mile(s) from Syracuse
  • 59.00 mile(s) from Johnstown
  • 62.00 mile(s) from Gloversville
  • 62.00 mile(s) from Amsterdam
  • 77.00 mile(s) from Schenectady
  • 90.00 mile(s) from Binghamton
  • 93.00 mile(s) from Albany
  • 113 mile(s) from Watertown
  • 135 mile(s) from Rochester
  • 198 mile(s) from Buffalo
  • 211 mile(s) from Niagara Falls, New York
  • 240 mile(s) from New York City
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Masonic Research Lab
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Con Med
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Utica National
  • 6.00 mile(s) from PAR Technology
  • 7.00 mile(s) from The Hartford
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Griffiss Business Park
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Rome Lab / DFAS
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Bank of NY Mellon
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Utica School of Commerce
  • 3.00 mile(s) from SUNY Institute of Technology
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Mohawk Valley Community College
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Utica College
  • 11.00 mile(s) from Hamilton College
  • 16.00 mile(s) from Herkimer County Community College
  • 33.00 mile(s) from Colgate University
  • 34.00 mile(s) from Morrisville State College
  • 54.00 mile(s) from Syracuse University
  • 65.00 mile(s) from SUNY Cobleskill

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 0.80 mile(s) from Valley View Golf Course
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Childrens Museum
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Twin Ponds Golf Course
  • 7.50 mile(s) from Family Fun Factory

Nearby Restaurants

  • There are plenty of dining options within minutes of this Utica hotel.
  • Adjacent to Delmonico's Steakhouse, bar/lounge, Steak House, open for: dinner
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Babe's Macaroni Grill, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Applebees, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Dominique's Chesterfield, bar/lounge, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Georgio's, bar/lounge, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Secret Garden, bar/lounge, Italian, open for: dinner
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Symeon's Greek Restaurant, bar/lounge, Greek, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 6.15 mile(s) from Sumo Japanese Steakhouse, bar/lounge, Japanese, open for: dinner
  • 6.25 mile(s) from Mitsuba Hibachi Steakhous, bar/lounge, Japanese, open for: dinner
  • 6.50 mile(s) from 99 Restaurant, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 6.5 mile(s) from Red Lobster, bar/lounge, Seafood, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 6.50 mile(s) from Outback Steakhouse, bar/lounge, Steak House, open for: dinner
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Dunkin Donuts

BEST WESTERN Gateway Adirondack Inn

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Utica. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

March 2015

March 22 - 30, 2015
Maple Weekend

In the two last weekends of March, maple producers from across the state welcome visitors to their farms for a firsthand look at how maple syrup and other maple products are made. List of participating farms vary by region. Event lasts from 10 am to 4 pm.

April 2015

April 4, 2015
Animal Egg-Stravaganza

The animals of Syracuse Zoo enjoy their very own egg-stravganza at this kid-favorite event.

April 2015

April 24 - May 1, 2015
Wine & Herb Fest

The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail near Ithaca and Cortland offers visitors the chance to pair the finest herb gardens with the finest wines for delicious wine tasting, recipes, and more.

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