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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The staff is so friendly and accommodating. However, this place needs a complete renovation. First, they assigned me to a room where the bath tub had stains and the plumbing was sub par. The stains on the toilet drain was unsightly. I asked for another room and they were quick to respond. Early this morning, there was a roach in... 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 patronage. We're happy that you feel our "staff is so friendly and accommodating" however, very disappointed that you feel the property needs a complete makeover, particularly after you and I spoke and you felt the hotel was clean and inviting, as well as shared positive feedback about our team to my... More 

Tampa
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came in to Gainesville for the weekend, June 6-8th and visiting my son who goes to UF. You could not find a more convenient location for the campus on the corner of University Drive and 13th! The place is clean annexed to Poisano's restaurant and bar. They have a very nice pool deck on the 3rd Fl and a... More 

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

Greetings from the "Best Place to stay" in Gainesville! We truly appreciate your feedback and recent patronage. There are many others who share those same sentiments about location and service. I will share your comments with my entire team, particularly Marjory, who continuously strives to provide complete guest satisfaction with each and every guest. Again, thank you for your feedback.... More 

Sweetwater, Florida, United States
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent location close to the University, however she needs a makeover! I could just imagine the cash this place raked in over the years! OLD, but not yet a classic. Its clean. Staff is cordial. "Breakfast" is not the proper term, coffee and a vending snack is more appropriate. Restaurant in the lobby (Sub-let?) a McDonalds in the parking lot,... More 

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

Good evening, Thank you so very much for your comments. "If only the walls could talk..." - they'd glow about the intense focus on service as well as the fascinating new offerings on the horizon! Not only do we presently have a phenomenal Italian cuisine restaurant, serving both lunch and dinner, soon there will be a fabulous new breakfast café.... More 

Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The staff here was very friendly and welcoming. The room was large, but the bathroom was small and in need of an upgrade. The AC was loud which helped drown out some of the noises around me. I think the noise was a combo of older, thin walls and some loud guests. For the really good price, the continental breakfast... 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 Gainesville! Thank you so very much for your feedback. Absolutely, it is an incredibly "friendly place to stay" and our rooms are indeed very large. We pride ourselves in meeting and exceeding the expectations of all our guests although the building itself is more mature than a few of the newly built... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

If you're looking for accommodations close to UF, it doesn't get any better than this. The staff was friendly and helpful and there is an Italian restaurant on the property. I was told the restaurant was very good, but didn't have a chance to check it out during this visit. The only complaint I had was the rooms are very... More 

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

Dear "Keysluver," Thank you for your recent patronage and feedback. The property has been a pillar in the community for many years and across the street from an iconic and world-class university. Your assessment in terms of access to UF, "it doesn't get any better than this" has been shared by many former guests. Indeed the property itself is a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Without a doubt,the most comfortable bed I've been in in years,excellent service,cleanliness,top notch service,ease of making reservations,beautiful pool and workout center located on the third floor,great continental breakfast,car rental service in lobby- would not recommend any other place,and we've stayed at a few in Gainesville,our boys graDuated and one is now in Graduate school- UF

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

Dear "Bernie D," Thank you so very much for your feedback and recent patronage. The greatest compliment of all for my team is your statement - "would not recommend any other place." That validates our commitment to excellence as well as the pride displayed daily in our service delivery. We have a highly engaged team that strives to provide a... More 

Port Orange, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Hotel staff was FANTASTIC. Couldn't ask for better, but the room could have. We had the handicapped room with the roll in shower. Room smelled when we went in there the first time. The hotel had the odor remover working., they apologized for the smell, but didn't know what it was. We were tired and we needed the handicapped room... 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 team! Thank you so very much for your recent patronage and feedback. Your comments regarding our service are much appreciated and contribute to our efforts to continuously improve, meet, and exceed expectations. In terms of service delivery, your summary of "FANTASTIC. Couldn't ask for better..." is what we strive for... More 

Tampa, Florida
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 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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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Greetings from the Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center Hotel! On behalf of our entire team, we extend a big thank you for your feedback. Many former guests agree that we have the "best location for going to the University of Florida or Shands Hospital." Our location closely serves the needs of many others who desire to explore some of Gainesville's... More 

Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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 

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