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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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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Hong Kong, China
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57 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Gainesville, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 3 weeks ago 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I have simple criteria for hotels when I travel; if they advertise breakfast is it good, is there hot water, are the beds comfortable? As others have said the hotel is dated but they were updating rooms while I was there. The breakfast was passable, cold Sarah lee breakfast pastries and hot and cold cereal. The water was hot but... More 

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

Good afternoon from the beautiful Holiday Inn University Center Hotel in Gainesville! With much gratitude, thank you for your feedback and patronage. Many of our guests or former guests share the same sentiment and have similar criteria when evaluating lodging. In it's simplest form, follow through and delivery on a service promise is what's most important. Our commitment at all... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We have stayed at this location several times over the last two years. We stay here every time that we have to travel to Shand's and have really enjoyed ourselves each night. Our first time to the city, the hotel offered a shuttle service. This was extremely helpful in getting us to appointments on time and helping us to learn... 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 continued patronage as well as feedback. It's always our goal to create that "home away from home" experience and treat all of our valued guests as family. The team takes great pride in getting to know those who visit frequently and I will most definitely share your comments with them! Please... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Yes,this hotel needs to be updated,but it is centrally located and it was clean. The mattress was very soft and saggy,which wasn't good. Continental breakfast only. The "keurig" like coffee maker in the room was so slow and dripped out warm water at a slow pace. I decided to use the microwave for my tea instead. I wouldn't run back... More 

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

Good evening, Thank you for your recent patronage as well as feedback. We're very happy that we met your needs and provided a quiet and safe environment. Obviously we're a little disappointed with your concerns about the bedding, particularly as we replaced all mattresses within the hotel only a few months back. Secondly, we converted all full size beds and... More 

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98 reviews 98 reviews
57 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Stayed 1 night for business. Will not return. Old place in poor condition, not worth the cost. Front desk staff friendly. Bed ok , pillows good. Across street from one UF entrance. On busy street. Parking lot. Otherwise not worth the stay. Definitely better, nicer places to stay in Gainesville. I did not feel comfortable or entirely safe in this... 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 somewhat disappointed in your overall assessment, we're happy that you found the "staff friendly" and the "pillows good" in your room. Obviously no hotel can be all things to all people however, we're comfortable that we... More 

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