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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 #18 of 43 Hotels in Gainesville
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lynda J Gainesville, Florida
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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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Friedens, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unfortunately we made a trip to the nearby VA hospital. Booking this hotel online, I thought it was beautiful. Entering our room not so much. Leaving to take my WWII vet grandfather to hospice there was no refund for the night we did not stay as it was after 11 am, like I knew we would be heavy-hearted and headed... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to stay somewhere near Gainesville Fl airport. I read the reviews of other hotels and chose Howard Johnson's because of the good reviews. When I arrived the staff was very friendly, the room was very clean and comfortable. I loved how the bath mat was hanging over the side of the tub with a washcloth was folded in... More

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A reasonably priced hotel near UF, exactly what I needed. Not fancy, does the job: nice room, breakfast.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I travel to Gainesville usually once a month, and stay here each time. It is not fancy, but it feels inviting each trip. The Patels are welcoming, and always making improvements. I can unload right next to my room, and love the coffee maker, frig and microwave in the room. This is a deal!!!!

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

We appreciate your loyalty to our hotel during your visits to Gainesville. We kindly thank you for your feedback, and we value your comments. We hope to see you again soon! More

Titusville, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was clean and the beds were comfortable, but there was a stuffy odor to the room. Fortunately, there was a screened window that we opened to let in fresh air. The location and setting was very nice. I think they could re-look at their breakfast offerings. A few fresh items such as English muffins, toast, yogurt would have... More

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

Thank you for taking time our of your day to supply a review of your stay with us. We are happy you found the room comfortable and the setting agreeable. We do our best to turn the A/C on before guests arrive and apologize for the stale air in your room. We are glad you were able to solve the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While this hotel is older, there have been many upgrades to the rooms. We found our room to be clean and comfortably appointed. The front desk staff were very pleasant and extremely helpful when our WiFi code didn't seem to work. Both of our stays here were booked online with special requests that were honored by the staff. The continental... More

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

We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and found our rooms comfortable and clean. Our staff is also very appreciative of your positive feedback as we are here to make your stay as pleasant and relaxing as possible. It is guests like you that make our job so rewarding. We do hope your enjoyable experience will bring... More

Charlotte, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just spent two nights there and probably won't return. Place is close to the UF campus and is in a relatively quiet area. The bedding needs improvement. Mattress appeared to be covered with plastic and sheets and blanket were old. Bedcovers had some stains. Breakfast offerings were so so and the juice machine was out of order. They could have... More

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

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We completely understand that while traveling you have certain expectations of having a problem free stay. We apologize for the juice machine being out of service and took your comments seriously by purchasing back up juice for future issues with the juice machine.... More

Lakeland, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Older hotel but room appeared freshly painted and new carpet. Bed comfortable, lovely grounds, staff excellent.

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

We do appreciate your positive feedback on this site. We have gone to great lengths to make sure our rooms are up to date and as comfortable as possible with modern conveniences and fresh carpet, paint and bedding. We are always happy when guests take advantage of our outdoor garden and picnic area as well as our swimming pool and... 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*
Number of rooms: 39
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