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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 44 hotels in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Pensacola, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights while visiting Gainesville. It was very clean, the staff was very friendly, beds were comfortable and we felt safe. We will definitely be staying here again. Thanks for helping this trip be great!!

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

Thank you for wonderful review of our hotel. The entire staff of this Howard Johnson Express Inn works very hard t make the hotel a home away from home for each and every one of our guests. We strive to provide a clean, safe and pleasant environment for our guests. We are glad that you were happy with your stay... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed over the weekend when visiting UF. We booked and were able to get a great rate by calling hotel directly and speaking with the manager..(I think his name is Paul). The hotel was located close to the UF campus and Hospital. Hotel is very clean. Staff was very friendly. Very nice and large room, bedding and bed very... More

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent trip to Gainesville. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We strive to offer a comfortable stay for an exceptional rate and I am glad we were able to meet your expectations. Thank you again for taking the time to write a review and we... More

Orlando, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

No hot water, breakfast was very sub-par, significant other had an allergic reaction to cleaning products especially in the bed, definitely not worth the price considering its not close to UF campus.

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Schaumburg, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Howard Johnson Express Inn –Gainesville FL, is an outstanding value and a top notch property. The property and rooms are always well maintained and very clean. The staff is always very friendly an especially the general manager Paul. Paul has always been outstanding when checking in and maintains excellent customer service. Paul is always welcoming in the morning and... More

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Farmington, Iowa
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Although this is an older model it is very clean and the front desk staff are always very friendly. We usually stay at the motel on our way to Naples, FL because it is clean, friendly, convenient, and very reasonably priced. Some may think that the free breakfast is somewhat lacking but a breakfast roll is all that we ever... More

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

Thank you so much for your positive review of our hotel! We strive to offer clean, comfortable rooms at a reasonable rate as well as excellent customer service. We truly appreciate your loyalty to our hotel and hope to see you again soon. More

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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Express Gainesville Hotel Gainesville
Howard Johnson Express Gainesville Hotel
Howard Johnson Gainesville
Gainesville Howard Johnson
Address: 3820 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
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Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Gainesville
#13 Business Hotel in Gainesville
#18 Family Hotel in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Gainesville 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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