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Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2900 South West 13th St., Gainesville, FL 32608 (Formerly Sheraton Gainesville)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is in dire need of a complete renovation. The carpet in our room was so dirty you didn't want to walk barefoot on it. The sink and tub in the bathroom didn't drain well. I showered in water up to my ankles. The towels were old, there was a bad smell in the room that I think it... More

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Richard A, Guest Relations Manager at Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear the issues you encountered while staying at our property. We are currently undergoing major renovations and it, unfortunately, sounds like you were not able to experience these upgrades. Please contact me directly so that we may discuss your stay and see what options there are for you to enjoy our renovated rooms in the future.... More

Panama City Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We appreciated the proximity to Shands Hospital. Stayed 2 nights for consultation and will stay again when I have my operation. The breakfast is a great value buffet, the rooms very comfortable, the balconies and general ambiance were most enjoyable. We were told we could reserve a room overlooking the lake for an extra $5.00 which we will happily pay.... More

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Richard A, Guest Relations Manager at Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and made use of our shuttle. The Paramount Plaza offers a shuttle for guests that runs from 7:30am-5:30pm on weekdays, 9:00am-5:30pm on weekends, and picks up and drops off at the Gainesville airport, the University of Florida, and Shands hospital. We hope you will be able to stay with us again... More

Atlanta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this after not being able to find another option in Gainesville. We assumed at $149/night the place would be...well...at least decent. The whole property needs renovating and some tender loving care. I'm sure in it's day this place was consider pretty nice, but it has not been taken care of. The "Lake" was virtually hidden by a rusty... More

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Richard A, Guest Relations Manager at Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Mike, I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us. I would like to address some of your concerns in regards to your stay and our property. The weekend you stayed with us was a special event weekend here in Gainesville, which is why the rate was increased. Yet, if you look at our many other... More

Palm Coast, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are currently staying in Gainesville weekly for medical treatment at Shands. The special TLC rate at this hotel is very good. We'd stayed 4 nights so far, and the rooms have been very good. The staff is on top of things, our needs have been met when we've asked for assistance and the overall vibe of the place has... More

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Richard A, Guest Relations Manager at Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I'm glad that we have been able to help you during your time visiting Shands hospital. If there is anything further you need while you are still with us, make sure to contact us. If not, we wish you the best and hope that you will return to stay with us again in the future!... More

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to John L. for such an outstanding experience at your hotel. Though the hotel itself wasn't anything special, it was all that was open when my family and I had to make an emergency trip to Shands Hospital in Gainesville. John went above and beyond in making us comfortable and keeping our spirits up, while still acknowledging the fact... More

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Richard A, Guest Relations Manager at Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us! I'm so glad we were able to accommodate you while you visited Gainesville. Our staff is focused on 100% satisfaction and will do all that is possible to make your stay enjoyable. We cannot wait to have you stay with us again! Respectfully, Richard Arnold Rooms Division Manager More

florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our go-to place in Gainesville. We have stayed here numerous times while visiting our UF student son. Yes, this is an older property but it is in a beautiful setting with huge live oaks overlooking Lake Bivens. Staff is always friendly and efficient, rooms are clean and the price is right. We will return.

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Richard A, Guest Relations Manager at Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

I'm so glad you have decided to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We love having you stay with us and I'm glad you keep returning to take advantage of all that we offer. Make sure to call us directly to set up your reservation for your next visit. We can't wait to check you in! Respectfully, Richard Arnold Rooms... More

Winter Haven, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Paramount Plaza in Gainesville recently and got a great room with a lake view at an excellent rate. The hotel was clean and well maintained and the on-site restaurant and bar made the stay even better. Our bartender, Allen, was very customer friendly and service oriented. He made good food recomendations from the menu and also... More

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Richard A, Guest Relations Manager at Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! I'm so glad you were able to make use of our arguably best amenity, our lake view rooms! Make sure to contact us directly to book your return trip in a similar room. Our on-site restaurant and bar offers a daily hot breakfast buffet and evening happy hour specials so make sure to make use of... More

jacksonville
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice rooms but our room didn't have a small frig or microwave while the next room over did. The carpet was gross feeling to walk on. I had to keep washing my feet it felt so nasty. Comfortable bed and furniture. Beautiful view of the lake. Great people working here. The food was good. Our waiter was just awesome. I'm... More

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Richard A, Guest Relations Manager at Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us here at the Paramount. We are currently in the process of installing Microwaves and Mini-fridges into all of our rooms so I am sorry that your room had not received one yet. When you return, make sure to request a room with one so that we can accommodate you better. I'm glad you were able... More

Stuart, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

they have a really good Shands hospital rate. rooms are clean, nice and spacious with fridge and microwaves. I was greeted by John at the front desk who provided me with excellent service and made us feel at home. This our third time staying here and we really like it. Hany

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Richard A, Guest Relations Manager at Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed staying with us. We do offer many discounts when you call the hotel directly to make your reservation. Make sure to contact us when you return to Gainesville! Respectfully, Richard Arnold Rooms Division Manager More

Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at this hotel several times when visiting our child who attends UF. The last stay was the best to date. The staff is always pleasant and the service is great. Convenient free shuttle. We have always enjoyed the food and the bar is pleasant and spacious. Our room was lakefront with a beautiful view. I can be... More

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Richard A, Guest Relations Manager at Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Our staff is focused on 100% guest satisfaction and I'm so glad we were able to satisfy you while you stayed with us. Our housekeepers pride themselves on our cleanliness. Make sure to contact us directly to book your next stay at the lowest rate. Respectfully, Richard Arnold Rooms Division Manager More

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Additional Information about Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites

Also Known As:
Paramount Plaza Hotel And Suites
Paramount Plaza Hotel Gainesville
Paramount Plaza Hotel
Paramount Gainesville
Gainesville Paramount
Address: 2900 South West 13th St., Gainesville, FL 32608 (Formerly Sheraton Gainesville)
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Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Gainesville
#8 Family Hotel in Gainesville
#11 Business Hotel in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Paramount Plaza Hotel and Conference Center stands out amongst the best accommodations in Gainesville, Florida. Bordered by the picturesque Bivens Arm Lake Nature Preserve, the hotel is Gainesville's only lakefront hotel, offering a taste of Florida the way it used to be. Currently being renovated in 2012-13 the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Conference Center offers full service Gainesville hotel lodging at surprisingly affordable rates. Convenient Gainesville Hotel Location The Paramount Plaza is ideally located only minutes from Gainesville's most important and popular attractions and venues, such as the University of Florida, the Butterfly Rain forest, Paynes Prarie State Park, the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, and Shands Teaching Hospital at The University of Florida. The hotel is a short drive North of historic Micanopy and antique shopping, and just a few miles from downtown Gainesville. Each of our 197 large NON-SMOKING, comfortable guest rooms and suites are designed to meet your Gainesville accommodation needs. Our guest rooms are larger than most hotels in the area, which leaves you with plenty of space to create your home away from home. In-room guest amenities include coffeemakers, wireless internet access, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards. Unwind on one of our comfortable pillow-top beds and catch up on your relaxation with remote controlled cable television. The Paramount Plaza offers free shuttle services from 730am to 530pm daily upon scheduling at check-in. ... more   less 
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