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Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1250 W University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601
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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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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This experience made me really concerned about Holiday Inn and it's seemingly false commitment to sustainability. While the chain talks a big game about sustainability and taking the environment seriously, it in practice seemed to do nothing to help reduce the environmental impact of its operations or help its guests reduce their impact. The site had next no recycling containers... More

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

Good afternoon and greetings from the team at the Holiday Inn University Hotel in Gainesville! We appreciate your very thorough presentation of environmental concerns and sustainability however, after reading your commentary, we're convinced that you more than likely were accommodated by a different hotel. Our conclusion is simply based on being a perennial "Greenleader" - silvery category, most recently for... More

Naples, Florida
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99 reviews 99 reviews
55 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a football game, hotel was nice enough, employees very polite, lobby was clean. Parking was easy until game time. Breakfast was so so. Coffee was bad as is typical at a Holiday Inn. One strange thing was the overpowering urine smell everywhere, hallways, room. Not sure if it is a cleaning agent, but if so, they need... More

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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 Hotel in Gainesville! We truly appreciate your very thorough and enlightening feedback. Absolutely the hotel is very nice, extremely clean, and our team is always wonderfully "polite" as mentioned. We are a little disappointed that you were concerned about an "overpowering" scent. It was more than likely a cleaning agent containing bleach... More

Florida Keys, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stayed here for 1 night to have easy access to Shands Hospital. (located about 3 minutes away by car) The hotel is perfectly situated on the corner of the campus if you want to check out UF on foot. They offer free parking which is always a plus:) The desk manager working when we checked in was very friendly.... More

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

Good day and greetings from the team at the Holiday Inn University Hotel! Thank you so very much for your recent patronage as well as feedback. Indeed, it is the "perfect location" if your desire is to be near the University of Florida, the world renowned Shands Medical Complex, or many other highly sought after local venues. We take great... More

1923 60th ave
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The staff at this hotel went above and beyond to make my mother feel at home while her husband was getting care at a near by hospital. She could have never afforded to stay as long as she did without the great hospital program. This hotel should pat themselves on the back for putting customer's before the dollar. The pizza... More

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

Greetings from your extended family at the Holiday Inn University Hotel in Gainesville! We sincerely appreciate your feedback and patronage and our commitment is to always place our "customers" or "guest needs," as we so fondly refer to, ahead of any other objective. Even though your mother was here as her husband was being cared for in a local hospital,... More

St Augustine, Fl
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Another one night stay for a workshop in Gainesville. Arrived before noon and had the time to try to check-in to the hotel before the workshop began (workshop was at another venue). Staff was very gracious at getting me a room even though I had not called ahead. Very nice staff and a very nice facility.

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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 your feedback. We are extremely happy that we met your expectations and look forward to your next visit, whether for business or pleasure. All the very best to you and yours... Respectfully, Odyssey Leach General Manager More

Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

From the moment we checked in with Jason and Jakob, excellent customer service. Both guys were helpful and very pleasant. The lobby was bright and super clean. Lights in the bathrooms were dim. Beds were super comfortable and room spacious. Had a problem with the A/C unit during the night but Ryan (Front Desk Supervisor) went above and beyond to... More

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

Good afternoon and greetings from the beautiful Holiday Inn University Hotel! Thank you so very much for your recent feedback. We couldn't have asked for more as you summarized your visit as "outstanding" which is the end result we strive for on a daily basis. We truly pride ourselves in meeting and exceeding expectations, thus never taking anything for granted.... More

Coral Springs, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The lobby was updated and lovely. The front desk staff was helpful and pleasant. The room was small, the water in the shower could not be regulated, it went from hot to cold and back again. The room needed repairs, the lights were dim, and the bathroom desperately needs updating. The good part was the location, right across the street... 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 Hotel in Gainesville. Thank you so very much for your recent feedback. The hotel is "right across from the campus, great for large groups" as mentioned, as well as our lobby recently modernized. We also have a very exciting new Italian themed restaurant coming on board soon. Our team (staff) is helpful and... More

Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Man, been in many, many hotels with Holiday Inn. The Holiday Inn at Gainesville, Florida was of the utmost enjoyable stay of all Holiday Inn's I have been to. The Staff was exceptional and very courteous throughout my stay. They were always checking to see if everything was up to par and if I needed anything. Linda was my absolute... More

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Hotel G, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

"Awesome peeps" - definitely very hard to follow! Greetings from the beautiful Holiday Inn University Hotel in Gainesville. Thank you so very much for your recent feedback regarding your visit, our team, and particularly Linda! She truly prides herself in meeting and exceeding the expectations of all our guests as do each one of my team members. Linda has recently... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We had a wonderful stay again at the Holiday Inn University Center!!! The entire front desk staff where helpful, accommodating and so pleasant. From the numerous phone calls we made to finalize our trip to the clean guest rooms our family group had for a graduation and the 3rd floor pool deck was a great way to keep cool and... More

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Hotel G, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Good day! Thank you so very much for your recent visit and for your posting on Trip Advisor. Your feedback regarding our service and location are certainly appreciated and contribute to our efforts to continuously improve, meet, and exceed expectations. We look forward to hosting you again in the relatively near future. All the very best to you and yours...... More

Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I have stayed at this Holiday Inn on 5 different occasions. Pro's 1) Service: The service is great. Whether it is a early check-in/late checkout or even a ride to downtown or to the airport, they are happy to help. 2) Location: Their location is as advertised as it is basically on the campus of University of Florida. It is... More

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Hotel G, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Good afternoon from the Holiday Inn University Hotel! We trust that you are having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend as our nation celebrates and pay tribute to our heroes. Thank you so very much for your feedback acknowledging our "great service and location." Absolutely, the "hotel is a little on the older side" however, we truly appreciate your commentary regarding... More

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Address: 1250 W University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601
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Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center 3*
Number of rooms: 167
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