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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 August 27, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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 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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Miami, Florida
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51 hotel reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
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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Address: 2649 S.W. 13th St., Gainesville, FL 32608
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Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Econo Lodge University 1.5*
Number of rooms: 53
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