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Econo Lodge University

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2649 S.W. 13th St., Gainesville, FL 32608
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

For the amt we paid to stay here for a night, on our way further down in to Florida, we expected a lot better. It is pet friendly and only charge $10 per night which was good. There wasn't a marked place to take your pet out and the lady got onto my husband when he was out with the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Stayed at this hotel for $137 per night. Prices at all local hotels jacked up because of UF graduation week-end, otherwise would have stayed elsewhere. The room was basic, but did have free wi-fi and a fridge. TV was small but worked OK. A/C noisy but functional. General condition of the hotel is poor. Looks very shabby from outside, and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I stayed at this econo lodge for two days, while visiting family in Gainesville, the initial walk in the room was decent, clean, but I had to request towels from the front desk as it was none at all, front desk brought two towels, and no mat for floor, ok that was the least of my problems with this place,... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

This motel is about what you should expect from an economy priced facility. The TV works, the WiFi was functional but slow, and the room was reasonably clean although in bad need of an updated. Everything worked but was just a bit off. By that I mean the refrigerator made funny noises, the shower curtain hung crooked and would not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We usually stay in more expensive motels but we decided to step out of the box on a recent summer get away. Our room was clean, the staff was friendly and the bed was the most comfortable of all the rooms on our trip.

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Winter Park, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I stayed at this hotel; the a/c unit didn't work, and neither did the fridge. I found live roaches in the clothing drawers, and a huge spider in the sink. Hair on the shower walls and bathroom floors, and a used coffee cup in the stack. The hotel was gross; I ended up checking out after one horrible night in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Small dead bugs in the room, a live spider in the bed at 3:30 in the morning. The refrigerator made a loud clicking sound all night and we ended up unplugging it. The air conditioner is very loud. Not a good family place. DO NOT stay here!!!!

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We arrived without reservation on a weekday during a Jehovah's Witness convention. Only smoking rooms were available at the nearby Quality Inn, offered at a senior rate 40% higher than our previous visit to the same hotel. Econo Lodge, by contrast, had a non-smoking, clean, quiet room with microwave and fridge at the usual low senior-friendly rate.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This hotel was gross.....dirty & fridge/microwave did not work. The musty smell of the room was trying to be hidden by the air freshener sitting in the room. The ice machine was empty most of the time and the traffic and outside noise disturbing. Front Desk was apologetic, but not helpful. Will not go back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

I traveled from NY to Florida with 3 small dogs. I found the hotel to be clean and utilitarian. The staff was friendly and efficient. HBO didn't work in my room and there was no TV guide. The hotel is pet friendly accepting dogs up to 23 pounds. But there is almost no grass to walk them on, except for... More 

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