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Howard Johnson Express Gainesville

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3820 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Clean and comfortable. Check-in was very efficient. Good value. I was very pleased and would stay again.

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Tallahassee, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

room was sufficient. A little outdated and in need of minor repairs. But I wasn't staying in the room except to shower and sleep so it was fine. I would stay here again with the price.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your stay with us. We appreciate guest feedback very much and are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future. Please don't hesitate to contact our 24-hour front desk service for your next booking. More 

Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to make an overnight stop in Gainesville on the way back from Georgia and northwest Florida. Booked a room on the Hojo reservation 800 number. We were very pleased with the clean room , great beds , pleasant staff, clean pool and nice grounds.The rooms were about average for this type of motel and bat was on the small... More 

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

Thank you for your detailed review. We are always pleased to get these kinds of reviews and do appreciate the time you spent leaving us your thoughts. We are so pleased we were able to meet many of your travel expectations and we look forward to serving you on your next visit to Gainesville. More 

Lake City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This place has a great Bed!!!! we slept wonderfully, however, breakfast is definitely express. everything packaged and not many options but I wasn't looking for breakfast just a good night sleep. Room was clean but showing some wear. neighbors were a little noisy but quieted in timely manner. But wonderful bed! or did I say that already...

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

Dear David, We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and are so pleased that you had a comfortable stay with us. we provide as many options as we can with our limited space and are directly across the street from the IHOP for guests who would like more options. Thank you again for letting us know... More 

Pahokee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This hotel was a great deal (non-smoking, 2 double beds for $88). Its across the street from Ihop & about 2 mins away from UF (University of Florida--Home of the Gators). The rooms are clean and spacious, but the bathroom shower needs to be updated. Includes fridge, microwave, small pool & continental breakfast 7-10am. (See pics)

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

Dear guest, We are always hoping to meet our guests' expectations and are please we were able to meet most of yours this visit. We appreciate you taking the time to leave specific comments in your review and value your input. We are updating the rooms as we quickly as possible. Thank you again for your review and we hope... More 

Tallahassee, Florida
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The lady at the front desk was very pleasant and helpful. The hotel was accomidting. Room was very clean. The bed was comfortable. My room was over the office so I felt very safesince I was by myself.

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

Dear Pam, We are always delighted to hear from guests who enjoyed their stay with us and we appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your visit here with us. It is our goal to meet clientele expectations and so we are always very pleased when we are able to do so. We hope your next visit... More 

DeFuniak Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Visited this weekend to watch the Gator boys baseball team. It was a last minute trip so the reasonable priced accommodations were limited. Took a chance and booked here. The owner was very friendly and helpful. We entered the room and were pleasantly surprised at its cleanliness. The beds were comfortable. Bathroom is tiny, but like the rest of the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and to let other guests what to expect. We value our guests' perspectives and appreciate feedback just as much. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to serving you in the future. Our 24-hour guest services are available for your convenience. More 

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