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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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Lake City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
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 reviews
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 

Mountain Grove, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The price you pay is what you are going to get. Okay for a one night stay but probably would not choose it again. Room was okay but not the cleanest. Neighborhood was okay but was glad to leave the next morning.

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

Thank you Libby for taking the time to leave your thoughts here. We understand that you have certain expectations when traveling and are sorry we were not able to meet all of these for this trip. We hope you find accommodations more to your liking on your next visit. More 

Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stayed with a group for 3 nights at this hotel. The location is very convenient and the hotel was quiet, clean, and well lit. Nothing fancy, but a great bargain. IHOP is across the street and daily continental breakfast served daily. Easy access to I-75.

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

Dear Brad. Thank you for your visit and for your review. We are so grateful for these reviews and appreciate your taking time to leave us one. We are also very happy to have met your travel expectations and hope to do so again. We are happy to help you with future visits via our direct phone line or via... More 

Kissimmee, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Was in Gainesville for business and stayed at the HOJO for three nights. Everything was very good, and I have little to complain about. The value is excellent for all that is included in the room and the breakfast. The breakfast could use some loaves of bread.

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

Thank you for leaving us a review on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to know that your stay with satisfactory and hope that you will stay with us for your next visit. We are constantly making improvement to our services as business grows and take our guests recommendations and comments into account when doing so. Thank you again and we look... More 

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