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Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

3.0 of 5 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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Rosemount, Minnesota, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent a football weekend here with my two kids 17 & 14. Wanted to stay next to campus for wasy access to all the good stuff, and this hotel is basically it. Location-wise, it's the bomb. Room was clean, had plenty of outlets, a fridge, good channel selection, and everything was in good working order. Check in and out were... 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 feedback and patronage. It's very gratifying to know that we met your expectations in terms of both service and location. "Location-wise, IT'S THE BOMB," right across the street from the campus and "all the good stuff" as you so wonderfully described -... More

Delaware, Ohio
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually stay here for business trips. General areas: from the exterior, it does not stand out because it is such an old looking property. The lobby is beautiful and looks freshly renovated. There are a couple of computers for general/business use and a few tables for relaxing or for breakfast. The hallways all feel old, as if you are walking... More

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

Greetings from the Holiday Inn University Hotel in beautiful Gainesville Florida! Thank you for your recent patronage and very detailed feedback. Your assessment regarding the exterior of the property has merit as the building has been a pillar in the community for many years and across the street from an iconic and world-class university. We have had some repeat guests... More

Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been staying at this hotel since I came for UF Freshman Orientation many years ago. Great location and an excellent staff. Recently, they helped me with an unexpected issue and resolved it quickly and efficiently.

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

Good morning! Thank you so very much for your comments and patronage! It's a pleasure to both hear and read feedback from one of our repeat guests. You, as well as many others, comment that we have an "excellent staff" here as we truly take great pride in doing what we do on a daily basis. Not only do we... More

Miami Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time stwying at the Holidsy Inn in Gainesville and it couldn't have been a more pleasant stay! The staff is so friendly and make you feel vey comfortable. I even was offered a 2 pm checkout which was so helpful. The breakfast is terrific as well as the gym. They have great machines and I enjoyed... 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 in Gainesville! Thank you so very much for your recent patronage as well as feedback! My team and I are ecstatic to hear that you "had an outstanding stay" and that Ryan and our operations' team played a small part in making your visit with your daughter... More

Daytona, Fl
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went during Homecoming weekend, and although I understand the concept of supply and demand, the room which normally goes for under $150 was around $400. Its major advantage is its closeness to the UF Campus. If this is of utmost importance to you, I will go out on a limb and say that there is no other major hotel which... 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 Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center Hotel! Thank you so very much for your patronage and very candid feedback. Visiting during Homecoming or any football weekend can sometimes be a daunting task, particularly this weekend as we hosted numerous fans of our beloved hometown Gators as well as those supporting the visiting team, the Missouri... More

Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
58 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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

Fort Myers, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

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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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