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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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Ranked #11 of 44 hotels in Gainesville
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Rating summary
  • 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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Gainesville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been in Gainesville in the last hours and the staff in Hotel has helped us in several aspects. Good environment, close to University of Florida, we are really glad with all assistance we have received from staff, especially Linda Bantle, which we would like to thank,

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

Greetings from your friends at the beautiful Holiday Inn University Hotel in Gainesville! Thank you so very much for your feedback. Absolutely, we have an incredibly "friendly" team here! We pride ourselves in meeting and exceeding the expectations of all our guests. It would be our pleasure to host you again! I will most definitely share your feedback with my... More

Dothan, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The location is great if you are visiting the University. The lobby appears to have been updated recently and was very nice. However, our room had a slightly musty smell, was in need of an update, had an extremely loud A/C unit (barely able to hear phone alarm over), and since it was overlooking University was quite loud. The not... 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 in Gainesville. Thank you so very much for your feedback. Absolutely, the "location is great" and very convenient to the University, although in need of an update as you mentioned. We are very excited to inform you that we are in the midst of a significant upgrade, both rooms and common areas.... More

Gainesville, FL
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We live in Gainesville, but we wanted to get away from the kids for a night, so we booked a Hotwire hotel. The disappointment started with the hotel not having any King bed rooms available, (I guess I had to ask for it several days in advance) but the friendly front-desk staff offered me an upgraded room. I don't recall... More

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

Good day and greetings from the Holiday Inn University Hotel in Gainesville! Thank you so very much for your feedback. Absolutely, "the location is great" if you need to be near the University, Shands Medical Complex, or one of the many sporting venues in the area. The Holiday Inn has been a staple in the community for quite some time... More

Gainesville, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I have stayed at many Holiday Inn hotels. This Holiday Inn hotel however is one of my favorite. The rooms are very clean and the Staff goes above and beyond to help me with any questions or concerns I had. If you need anything in Gainesville while you are here, it was very important to know that the staff at... More

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

"A class act" - very hard to follow! Greetings from the beautiful Holiday Inn University Hotel in Gainesville. Thank you so very much for your recent feedback regarding our team. We pride ourselves in creating "unforgettable," memorable experiences for our guests. Over the years, those type of experiences have resulted in many friends who visit year after year, for which... More

Round Rock, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This was the 8th Holiday Inn we stayed in over a 13 day Christmas vacation. The staff was friendly and our check in was prompt. This is an older location and that's why the rooms may be smaller and restroom was quite small, but it had been updated and was clean. Our beds were also comfortable. I don't know if... More

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Hotel G, 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 recent feedback. Indeed, we are the only full service hotel in the downtown area and most convenient to the University. We appreciate your comments regarding the arrival/check-in experience, friendliness of our team, as well as overall cleanliness. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the... More

Palm Coast, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

On my way from the hospital I needed to make a restroom visit before my long drive home, so I stopped in at the Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center. What I saw of the hotel was clean and cheery. I noticed Graham who greeted me with a big welcoming smile and was so very kind and accommodating. He directed me... More

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

Wow! Thank you so much for your comments regarding our hotel, particularly those relating to Graham, who is an integral part of our wonderful Front Office team and the "pleasant" housekeeper you encountered. We hope that during your next visit to the area, regardless of reason, that you stop in and share a few days with us. We'll continue to... More

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

First the things that were wonderful: If you want a hotel close to campus...this is the one. You can walk across the street to the campus. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They offered a map of the town and gave good advice on where to buy a Florida Christmas ornament that I was seeking. The bed was so... More

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

Hello and happy holidays from the Holiday Inn University Hotel! Thank you so very much for your feedback, particularly acknowledging our staff (team) and location as both being "great." For any activity/event at the University, you can't beat our location! As you mentioned, our hotel is older however, the team here is what makes all the difference. Hopefully you were... More

Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We stayed at this location for our daughter's graduation weekend. The rooms are small, beds are uncomfortable, bathroom small with poor lighting. For the price I expected more. The facility does not have a food vendor on site. There are some close by but nothing on the property. Will not stay there again. The whole property needs to be updated.

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Hotel G, 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, we are very convenient to the University of Florida and an older property. Although the rooms maybe relatively small in your opinion, others are extremely comfortable with the size. We are in the midst of a significant upgrade with our rooms as... More

St. Augustine, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I stayed here years ago and it was awful. Our office coordinator booked me here for training on UF campus at government rate and it was wonderful! Rooms were modern and clean with new carpet and furnishings. Staff beyond exceptional. I took the complimentary shuttle to class and dinner which was totally cool since parking on campus a challenge. One... More

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

Greetings from the beautiful Holiday Inn University Center! Thank you so very much for your feedback. Indeed we have had our challenges over the years however, thank you for acknowledging that we are now a "great hotel with a nice new facelift!" Our team is "beyond exceptional" and sometimes that makes all the difference. Our promise in the New Year... More

Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We stayed one night, $77 total with tax. It was fine. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Good location. The room was clean and an average size. Bed and pillows comfy. Some negatives: there is no breakfast (the "free" breakfast offer is a $5 voucher for two people to SHARE at Beef O Brady's next door, which starts at 7:30 -... More

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

Good day from the Holiday Inn University Hotel in Gainesville! Thank you so very much for your feedback. Although you shared only one evening with us, we appreciate your comment that our team was very friendly and helpful. It is a little disappointing that you felt misled by the breakfast offering, a somewhat smaller bathroom, and the air conditioning unit... More

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Gainesville University Hotel Gainesville
Holiday Inn Gainesville University Hotel
Holiday Inn Gainesville
Gainesville Holiday Inn
Address: 1250 W University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601
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Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Gainesville
#10 Business Hotel in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn University Center is surrounded on all sides by the University of Florida, local shops & boutiques, restaurants, in 'the Heart of Gainesville.' This 6 story 'almost on campus' city landmark offers a roof-top swimming pool surrounded by 14,000 sq. ft. of 'sunning' space. The fitness room is located adjacent to the pool on the third floor. Complimentary transportation is provided to the airport and local hospitals daily from 7am-11pm. Free High-speed Wireless Internet service, In-room movies, are available in all rooms. The hotel offers an open and spacious lobby with open business center. The hotel has also recently completed the Holiday Inn Relaunch and features luxury linens, fresh pillow selection, and new signage. The restaurant is open 7 days a week serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. ... more   less 
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