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Econo Lodge University

1.5 of 5 Motel   |   2649 S.W. 13th St., Gainesville, FL 32608
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Ranked #29 of 44 hotels in Gainesville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013
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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
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

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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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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Upstate, NY
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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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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

This hotel was great for the price, and very clean. Definitely recommend this hotel. The service was great, and the workers were very friendly. I would definitely stay at this hotel for the next football game.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012 via mobile

I spent three nights at the Econo lodge University Gainesville and was very pleased with their rooms and services. All appliances in the room worked, the bed was confortable, the bathroom was clean and very hot water was plentiful. Their continental breakfast was not elaborate, but satisfactory. Surroundings were quiet. The staff was helpful and pleasant and I would stay... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

The room was basic. The pics on their website are VERY accurate. No frills. Our room's bathroom light had a constant flicker. There was blood (or something red, see pic) on one of the mattresses! Sketchy, but we got our zzzzzz's (:

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011 via mobile

Great location for us. Staff was helpful. Room was simple but clean and we will definitely stay here during football season.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2011

older hotel...missing alarm clock..microwave missing parts NO COFFEE MAKER NO computer access Quick cleanup every day did'nt bother to vacuum....used soap packages left in bathroom.......no USA TODAY as advertised owners were very attentive to outside cleanliness and very cordial

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Stuart, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2011

We stayed at the Econo Lodge University for almost all the Gator games in 2010. The place is a family owned motel and the provide excellent service. The place is older and worn but for the price and location it is 2nd to none. We had a newborn last year and we felt comfortable keeping him here. If your looking... More

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Address: 2649 S.W. 13th St., Gainesville, FL 32608
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Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — Econo Lodge University 1.5*
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Econo Lodge Gainesville
Gainesville Econo Lodge

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