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Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4110 SW 40th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32608
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Ranked #5 of 44 hotels in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a patient at Shands and stay at this hotel on a regular basis. They are ALWAYS so friendly and accommodating. It is CLEAN, quiet, and love that it is 100% non-smoking. Staff actually care about you and the manager, Bruce Cribbs, was in at my last stay and even took time to introduce himself and thank me for... More

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're tired from a long drive, or if you need rest, this is not the place to be. After traveling all day,my husband and I searched online for a bargain before going back home. We called ahead to check the rate and availability and were quoted one price, but once we arrived, it had gone up $20..The service desk... More

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GatorFan49, General Manager at Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands, responded to this review

Hi, I would like to thank you for taking the time to post a review. I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. That specific group of college kids will not be allowed back as I had to threaten to throw them out several times. Again I apologize. Please contact me so that I can discuss further with... More

Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a room after reading all the positive reviews, but now we wished we had stayed somewhere else. We checked in right before 11pm and quickly went up to room 211 to get our kids to bed and settle in for the night. However, after we put the kids to sleep in their bed and got into our bed,... More

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GatorFan49, General Manager at Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands, responded to this review

Hi, I am very sorry for not responding, I promise you I did not get the email. I am very sorry for that I allowed you to get a room that was less than perfect. This is absolutely inexcusable at my hotel. Please call me so I can talk to you personally as I would really like to make sure... More

Manassas, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a chance to stay at this location and the staff are wonderful. I was pleasantly suprised to see employees that enjoyed their positions and made guest feel like they were number one. I am also very happy with the location because it is so convienient to everything, but super quick!! TRUE Hospitality without paying HIGH PRICES!! Keep up the... More

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Naples, Florida, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We usually stay at a different hotel in Gainesville but found this for about $30 less and with great reviews so thought we would give it a try. Friendly staff, clean hotel, good free breakfast -- will be staying here from now on.

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Louisville, Kentucky
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

hotel was convenient to I-75, clean, comfortable and quiet. WE ESPECIALLY LIKED THE FACT THERE WAS NO SMOKING AND NO PETS ALLOWED. the pool was small but we enjoyed it with our 6 yr. old grandson. the rooms were clean and spacious, the bed was very comfortable and clean. the breakfast area was a bit tight but functional and the... More

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Miami, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

It was a very pleasant stay, the room was neat and clean, the employees at the hotel are the best, very polite, breakfast was really good. The hotel is clean and neat. I like every thing at the hotel. I recommed it. Very convenient close to Publix, Target, Walmart, Restaurants all around the area. Excellet.

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Clearwater, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The staff was very nice and helpful but the hotel had an odor and very basic accommodations. The bathrooms had a basic plastic shower floor but granite walls. The toilet was not siliconed to the floor and the bolts were loose. The water pressure in the shower was pitiful. Breakfast was crowded as they were in the middle of expanding... More

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We were in town for a wedding. We convinced three of our family guests to do their booking at Sleep Inn instead of at the hotel across the street where rooms had been blocked off for everyone. They were very happy that they had taken our advice as they found :friendly professional desk sevices, great affordable prices, clean and very... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is the third hotel we have tried in Gainesville, and we won't need to hotel shop again while we continue our too regular trips to the medical center here. I feared it would be noisy because of its proximity to I-75 and Archer; it wasn't. We wanted a refrigerator and microwave so we could save and re-warm leftovers. We... More

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Address: 4110 SW 40th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32608
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Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands 2.5*
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Also Known As:
Sleep Hotel Gainesville
Sleep Inn And Suites
Sleep Inn Gainesville
Gainesville Sleep Inn

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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#4 Family Hotel in Gainesville #8 Business Hotel in Gainesville
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The Sleep Inn & Suites of Gainesville Florida is situated at I-75 and Archer Road. Very convenient to the University of Florida, Shands Hospital, VA Hospital, shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Newly constructed in 2008, this 100% Non-smoking hotel offers Complimentary Hot Breakfast, Free In-Room Internet, Business Center, and Guest Laundry Facility. ... more   less 
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