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Gainesville Lodge

413 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
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Ranked #28 of 44 Hotels in Gainesville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Aventura, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I was really pleased with the cleanliness, condition, price and location. Gainesville Lodge was a few minutes walk from downtown and a venue for a show I wanted to see. My only complaint was the A/C. It was in good condition and perfectly functional, but rather loud. Still, for the price Gainesville Lodge was an excellent value. I'd stay again.

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I stayed in Gainesville Lodge only for one night and it was clean and confortable. It's fair for the price and includes wifi and a comfy bed. The location is good but and it serves its basic goal, perfect if you're not looking for a resort and a place to sleep.

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Niceville, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We reserved 4 rooms. Each room was slightly different, and our reactions were different, but all can be summarized by saying it's a clean cheap place to stay. My room was quiet, but my wife noticed a faint odor of cigarettes when we came in. I couldn't smell it. The a/c is on a switch by the TV and it... More 

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
19 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Stayed here Friday night and Saturday night for Gators game. The place is certainly NOT new. However, you can walk to the stadium (1.3 miles) and it is a place to sleep. That's about it. I was a bit concerned after some of the reviews, I personally didn't experience anything like that. It's not a resort, it is what it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

The title says it all. If all you want is a place to sleep for a few hours that's all they have. The room had a very strong disinfectant smell, was not so clean, and if we weren't exhausted from being on the road all day we would have left. We figured we weren't going to be staying at a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

On our cross-Florida bicycle trip, I'm becoming more familiar with cheap motels (sub-$60/night). This one in busy Gainesville was barely adequate, just barely. Lights not working in the bathroom (so the nice manager gave us her desk lamp to plug in); one dead bug (maybe a cockroach? I didn't have my insect field guide); and a rather small room. I've... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Best place to stay if your on a Mancation. Just wanted a cheap hotel within walking distance to Gator Game, bars and restaurants. That exactly what we got. It is a dump, but we knew what we were getting because we stayed here last year against the wives' wishes. Go Gators!

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Wethersfield, CT
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I should have known that you get what you pay for - the owner's husband was a bit scary looking, lurking behind the door when his wife checked me in. The room was just okay, but it was very convenient, my daughter lives in the graduate apt complex right next door. I did change rooms the first night from a... More 

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St Augustine, Fl
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We needed a room for a seminar in Gainesville, and this being the home of the University of Florida most rooms are over $100/night. I was a little concerned getting a room for $60, but I went to TA and notice that the reviews were good and consistent. We were not disappointed, the room was clean, quiet and comfortable. The... More 

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St. Augustine, Florida
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

I knew Gainesville Lodge was the "cheapest" place for me to stay at so I didn't expect any frills. My room was clean ... the bed was clean and very comfortable so my expectations were exceeded. I had read reviews complaining of smell, roaches, etc. My room (#105) had no smell ... saw no bugs ... checked the matress for... More 

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