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Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This hotel has a nice Italian Restaurant, Friendly staff, Clean rooms and the best location for going to the University of Florida or Shands Hospital! Their shuttle service provided great transportation all around Gainesville and were able to prebook the times we needed which made our visit much easier than having to drive and find parking. From the Front Desk... More 

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I only wanted to comment on ANTHONY, a bellman who understands that the hospitality industry runs on HOSPITALITY! He was so kind, gregarious, helpful and professional... a true asset to an older motel. He was so very sincerely helpful from the moment I arrived until my departure. The location is great, the rooms are comfortable, but the hotel needs some... More 

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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Good afternoon! Thank you so very much for your feedback and patronage of the Holiday Inn University Center Hotel in Gainesville. Many have described the team ("staff") as excellent, particularly Anthony the bell person. As mentioned, he is a true asset and we're happy that he is part of our extended family here. Providing excellent service and consistency makes all... More 

Poinciana, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In town for girls softball. Room was clean, beds were comfortable, location was great. What really stood out was the helpfulness of the staff. Needed a ride to the softball stadium they gladly took me and picked me up after the game. I was very impressed by my whole experience at the hotel. I would stay here again

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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Good evening from the beautiful Holiday Inn University Center Hotel! Thank you so very much for your feedback and recent patronage. The past several weeks have been excitingly busy as we have hosted several high school softball teams and most recently, the ladies' softball team from Hofstra University, who participated in the NCAA tournament with our beloved Gators. We are... More 

Jersey Shore
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Checked in late, the woman at the desk was very nice and helpful. She was able to give me the area info that I needed along with some maps. Also in the morning suggest a place to eat that offered full breakfast. The rooms are average for this price range, a little below average for Holiday Inn. Clean and comfortable... More 

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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Good afternoon from the Holiday Inn University Center Hotel in Gainesville! Thank you so very much for your recent patronage and feedback. The property is older and has been an icon in the city for many years however, we always have and will continue to pride ourselves in meeting and exceeding our guests' service expectations. Our proximity to the University... More 

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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here a few times over the years, and it does have an EXCELLENT location across from the UF campus, but it is getting kind of tired inside. Bathroom fair condition but black sediment came out of faucet when first turned on, very poorly patched leak in room's popcorn ceiling, air conditioner was really loud and vibrated. So you're... More 

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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Greetings and good evening from the Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, Thank you for your recent patronage as well as subsequent review. Although we're disappointed in your overall assessment, we're happy that you found the location to be "EXCELLENT". Obviously the property is older so we don't expect to be all things to all guests however, we're comfortable that we... More 

Hong Kong, China
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56 reviews 56 reviews
56 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in town for business and so the location was what attracted me at first. Holiday Inn did not disappoint in that regard. The location was great although the traffic around there during peak hours could be heavy. The room was a disappointment. It was old and the bathroom was dark (it was quite a challenge to see clearly... More 

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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Good day from the Holiday Inn University Center Hotel in Gainesville! Thank you so very much for your recent patronage as well as feedback. We are very happy that you summarized your visit by acknowledging "the service of the staff was excellent and efficient." Unfortunately the product itself did not meet your expectations. We assure you that the internet concerns... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent staff, friendly, helpful. Rooms are clean and beds are very comfortably. Gentleman in the lobby area went and got us breakfast after the continental breakfast had just ended. Got us plates,napkins and utensils so we could eat our leftovers. Very very helpful staff. Highly reconvened

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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Greetings from the beautiful Holiday Inn University Center Hotel in Gainesville! Thank you so very much for your feedback and patronage. It's very gratifying to hear that we met and exceeded your expectations in terms of both service and location. "Excellent staff, friendly, helpful" - those are just a few of the adjectives that we strive to hear on a... More 

Orlando, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Just stayed at this hotel for a UF sports weekend. The front desk manager greeted us with a big welcoming smile. She checked us in and was very professional and friendly. My advanced request for early check in was granted and our room was already available. The whole staff was very nice and helpful. Our king executive suite was clean... More 

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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Greetings! Good evening from the beautiful Holiday Inn University Center Hotel in Gainesville! Thank you so very much for your recent patronage as well as feedback. We are extremely happy that you had a "great weekend stay," particularly during a UF sports' weekend as it can get super crazy around here. The city and University have been beaming about the... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The Hotel is in a great location to the University. We were in walking distance to so many things. The property was clean. The front desk staff were very friendly and helpful. The pool was fine. The rooms were what you would expect. And, one of the best things was the restaurant - it was great - with an incredible... More 

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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Good evening from the Holiday Inn University Center Hotel in Gainesville! Thank you so very much for your recent patronage as well as feedback. We are extremely happy that we met your expectations and that you had "nothing bad to say" when sharing your thoughts about your visit. I will most definitely share your comments with my entire team. We... More 

Orlando, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This hotel is great, the staff and housekeeping are great... The room I had was great clean..There are places to eat all around. The breakfast was great also.. My check in was quick and easy...for the price you can't beat the location.

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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Good evening from the Holiday Inn University Center Hotel in Gainesville! Thank you so very much for your patronage as well as feedback. We are very happy that we met your expectations and provided accommodations at a reasonable value. I will share your feedback with my entire team, including that wonderful "housekeeping" staff! Thank you again for your patronage and... More 

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