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Howard Johnson Express Gainesville

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3820 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
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Ranked #16 of 44 hotels in Gainesville
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Guin, Alabama
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just stay for one night. This place is a gem. Very nice room and very, very reasonable rates. Couldn't see anything wrong with the place. Seem to an family own motel and are very nice and helpful. Nobody could go wrong staying here.

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Sneads, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

It's not a 5 star Hotel but it was clean. I rented 2 rooms and both was very clean. The beds was comfy. Flat Screen T.V. That was nice. Had everything we needed a mini fridge that worked great, mini coffee pot, microwave, iron. Couple of things I didn't care for for bathroom is very very small. Shower head worked... More

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Paul P, General Manager at Howard Johnson Express Gainesville, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of our hotel. We are pleased that you were happy with your room and were able to enjoy the benefit of the mini-fridge, microwave and the flat screen TV. We enjoyed having you as our guest and hope to see you the next time you visit Gainesville. More

Sarasota, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Sometimes I read reviews from people that nitpick and gripe about so many trivial things of hotels. Small things don't bother me. Big things do. But to me, the most important thing about a hotel is location, location, location. To be in a safe area that makes me comfortable is everything. And this Howard Johnson's fits that criteria. SW 13th... More

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Paul P, General Manager at Howard Johnson Express Gainesville, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review of our property. We are delighted that you were very happy with our location and you found your room to be comfortable. Our staff strives to offer great customer service and I am pleased that Jodi was able to provide that. Thank you again for providing your feedback and also for your recommendation. We... More

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Address: 3820 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
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Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Gainesville 2*
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Gainesville #12 Business Hotel in Gainesville
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We are newly remodeled and finished our remodel late 2010. We now have new bed, new bedspreads, new carpets, new exterior, new interiors and offer a quaint breakfast selection. We still have our sparkling clean pool, and plenty of parking. We accommodate students, parents, truckers and travelers of all kinds, though, we are sorry we do not accept pets. We are conveniently located close to the Football stadium of the University of Florida, Shands Hospital, the VA Hospital, Gainesville Airport, and Gainesville Racetrack (home of GatorNational). ... more   less 
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