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The Lodge at Gainesville

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3726 SW 40th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608-2349 (Formerly Cabot Lodge)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Love that they have UF parent rates. Great happy hour, breakfast, and comfortable rooms. Staff is super friendly and helpful. Lobby area is very welcoming with big comfy couches and fireplace. Very convenient to the highway, restaurants and campus.

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Ashley G, Front Office Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review

Thank you Dana for taking the time to complete this review. We are glad to hear that your family enjoyed your stay with us here at The Lodge at Gainesville. We are always happy to honor the Parent Relief Rate for our proud parents of students. Thanks again for staying. Hope to see you again soon. Front Office Manager Ashley... More 

Florida
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23 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Extremely affordable hotel and to top it off all you can drink free beer, wine, and select liquor from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Across the street from the Ale House and half a mile from Swamp Head brewery. Rooms are comfortable. Nice flat screens. Great free morning breakfast. In sum comfortable room, free booze at happy hour, and free breakfast.

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Ashley G, Front Office Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to complete this review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the happy hour and breakfast while staying with us here at The Lodge at Gainesville. I do hope to see you again soon on your trips to Gainesville. Thanks again for staying with us. Front Office Manager Ashley Green More 

Bonita Springs, Florida
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

July 27-28 2014. My wife and I had the pleasure recently to stay at The Lodge At Gainesville. From the friendly staff at the front desk, to the house keepers, bartenders, and breakfast buffet attendants,all were gracious and professional.The lobby was beautiful but unpretentious with a comfortable and relaxing feel to it. We stayed in a Executive King room that... More 

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Ashley G, Front Office Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review

Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Piper for staying us. I am very happy to hear that you both enjoyed your stay with us here at The Lodge at Gainesville. From the room to the lobby I am glad you were pleased with your stay that included free cocktails and breakfast. I am so happy to hear you will be back... More 

Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I have stayed here twice already and have enjoyed it. The complimentary drinks were great and found the breakfast among the better ones. Will be staying again in August hopefully. I was quite impressed by the location and also the presentation at the dining room was gorgeous.

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Ashley G, Front Office Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to complete this review. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay from the evening complimentary cocktails to the deluxe breakfast in the morning. I look forward to seeing you and your family again soon here at The Lodge at Gainesville. Where southern hospitality meets rustic charm. Thanks again for staying with... More 

Port St. Lucie
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed here during the summer and was not impressed. The room was clean, but it didn't have a refrigerator (which in my experience, hotel rooms nowadays are equipped with) and the television channels did not match up with the list provided. The breakfast in the morning was awful. The "hot" breakfast that was mentioned on their website consisted of... More 

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Ashley G, Front Office Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to complete your review. I'm sorry to hear you had a bad stay with us. I will defiantly get with the Housekeeping Supervisor about the room attendants bring the trash through the lobby. That is not tolerated here I will make sure that gets addressed. I will also get with the Food Service Manager and... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Due to an emergency while visiting family, I needed to find a hotel room on the fly. I called The Lodge to check their rates against other area hotels. Not only were they the lowest, they had a special, even lower, rate for walk-ins that night! Of course I jumped on the deal. Walking in I noticed the inside was... More 

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Ashley G, Front Office Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at The Lodge at Gainesville. We strive to offer the best rates for our guests especially if they have an emergency visit to Gainesville. Glad to hear that we were able to get you into the room quickly. Our staff has been awarded customer service awards for... More 

Perry, Florida
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The room was clean and housekeeping was very pleasant. The one complaint I do have is that the breakfast was horrible! Their hot breakfast of eggs, sausage gravy were disgusting. When I approached the front desk they only shrugged their shoulders as if to say oh well..

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Ashley G, Front Office Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review

Thank you Tracy for completing this review. We value all guest comments. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay here with us at The Lodge at Gainesville. I will definitely get with the Food and Beverage Manager to discuss options to improve the breakfast. We strive for clean and comfortable rooms where southern hospitality meets rustic charm.... More 

Geneva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This hotel will not let you down. From the service, cleanliness, decor it's the whole package of a five star hotel without the prices. The cocktail hour was fantastic. The bartender Gale was very sweet and made delicious cocktails. Be sure to get her special coconut rum and pineapple juice. She also makes great margaritas. Ashley the hotel manager was... More 

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Ashley G, Front Office Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us here at The Lodge at Gainesville. We value our guest comments. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us from check in to check out. We strive for southern hospitality with a rustic charm at its best. Thanks again for staying with us. Hope to see you... More 

Orlando, Florida
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

stayed at the hotel for a weekend gathering of friends (lots of them) the hotel managed the large group well. services were great, I couldn't ask for more from them. the hotel is a little dated but clean and met the needs.

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TimManuel2014, General Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here at The Lodge at Gainesville, We pride ourselves on our friendly staff and offering amenities that are different from the usual item's.I am happy to hear that all went well with the all of the group and hope to see you all again in the near future.Thank... More 

Gainesville, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The long and short of it is I was offered a king size room or 2 bed room with a roll in shower for my family of 5 because they had a glitch in their system that didn't save my reservation ( even after I showed them my confirmation), they did end up giving me the room I originally booked... More 

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TimManuel2014, General Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay with us, I apologize that we did not meet your expectations and will review you comments with the staff so we can continue to make improvements. We here at the Lodge pride ourselves on customer service and again I apologize that we did not "Make in... More 

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