We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

3.0 of 5 1250 W University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601
Hotel website
Hotel deals
Special Offer
Save 10-30%
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
GreenLeadersSilver level
Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center
Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center
Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center
Write a Review

174 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    69
    41
    33
    14
    17
See reviews for
47
14
22
60
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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (37)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (174)
  • Mar-May only
    (36)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (46)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (49)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (43)
All months
Hamler, Oh
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
46 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the price I was not impressed. The front desk staff was nice and we were given windshield rags for our motorcycles as a welcome. The bathroom was very very small. There is not much insulation between the walls - UGHH AND to boot they charge you 3.00 for a waffle that is free in even the cheapest places we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Greetings! Happy New Year to you. I wish that we could express gratitude for your comments however, it's quite evident that you've evaluated the wrong property. At this moment in time, neither do we charge for breakfast nor provide amenities for motorcycles. Perhaps you stayed at a limited or focused service Holiday Inn or other hotel off the interstate. Our... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This week I had to travel down to Gainesville for an emergency with my son. Even though it was a very difficult time, the fact that the staff was so attentive and helpful and cared so much made my stay so much better. Front desk staff and specially Andrea who helped us so much with the shuttle service. Thank you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Good afternoon! Thank you so very much for your recent visit as well as your feedback although we wish that it had been under different circumstances. My team and I truly hope that things are going as well as can be expected with your son. We are happy that we were able to provide some level of comfort as well... More 

Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
50 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If location is your primary objective, this property offers that. Just across the street from UF, the location can't be beat. However, our room is showing some signs of neglect, primarily the stains on the ceiling but also the musty and slightly odd smell when entering the room. I've uploaded two photos showing the ceiling stains. It is also noisy... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Good day and Happy New Year to you! Thank you so very much for your patronage and feedback. Indeed the location cannot be beat if your desire/need is to be near the University or in the center of it all in the city. We host thousands of guests annually who share the same sentiment as yours. The service and location... More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place! I have been 3 years in a row and stayed 3 days at a time. Amazing staff and great rooms. Minus the spotty WiFi, it's one of the most accommodating hotels that I've been to. If you stay here, make sure to go down the street to Mother's Pub and get yourself some breakfast and a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Greetings! Thank you so very much for your recent feedback regarding your visit. It's not everyday that we get deemed "Best Hotel" although many others would tend to agree with that honor! Obviously we're not the newest kid on the block but our service is top notch and my team and I are always committed to 100% guest satisfaction. I... More 

Boca Raton, Florida
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Spent a week in Gainesville recently visiting my daughter and spent several nights at the University Center Holiday Inn. The staff at check in were very courteous and eager to make our stay a pleasant one. The room was clean and in above average condition. What we enjoyed the most was the bedding. The pillows were very comfortable and the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 enjoyed your stay while visiting your daughter. Being "close" or literally and figuratively "right across the street from the university" has resulted... More 

Mendon, Vermont
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
39 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I am an alumnus of UF and stayed here recently for a week, during which I attended a reunion. The hotel could not have a better location with relation to UF. It is on the opposite corner from the university on the of 13th Street/University Avenue Intersection. Check in was a breeze and I never had any problem finding a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your feedback and patronage. It's an absolute pleasure to read positive feedback from one of our former guests even though you had a couple of minor concerns. Secondly, it is very gratifying to hear those comments from someone who is an alum of the university, particularly as we have several U.F. grads as part... More 

Rosemount, Minnesota, USA
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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
135 reviews 135 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 November 4, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

Address: 1250 W University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone Number:
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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, IHG, Cheap Tickets, BookIt.com, Despegar.com, Priceline, Agoda, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Odigeo, TripOnline SA and Tingo so you can book your Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Gainesville University Hotel Gainesville
Gainesville Holiday Inn
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Gainesville
#11 Business Hotel in Gainesville

51 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (9)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Other (4)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (42)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (14)
Viewed
Room/suite (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (5)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (4)
Viewed
Other (8)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay