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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 #13 of 44 hotels in Gainesville
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
AnnieFoss 1923 60th ave
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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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1923 60th ave
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we checked in with Jason and Jakob, excellent customer service. Both guys were helpful and very pleasant. The lobby was bright and super clean. Lights in the bathrooms were dim. Beds were super comfortable and room spacious. Had a problem with the A/C unit during the night but Ryan (Front Desk Supervisor) went above and beyond to... 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 beautiful Holiday Inn University Hotel! Thank you so very much for your recent feedback. We couldn't have asked for more as you summarized your visit as "outstanding" which is the end result we strive for on a daily basis. We truly pride ourselves in meeting and exceeding expectations, thus never taking anything for granted.... More

Coral Springs, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The lobby was updated and lovely. The front desk staff was helpful and pleasant. The room was small, the water in the shower could not be regulated, it went from hot to cold and back again. The room needed repairs, the lights were dim, and the bathroom desperately needs updating. The good part was the location, right across the street... More

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Odyssey L, 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 recent feedback. The hotel is "right across from the campus, great for large groups" as mentioned, as well as our lobby recently modernized. We also have a very exciting new Italian themed restaurant coming on board soon. Our team (staff) is helpful and... More

Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Man, been in many, many hotels with Holiday Inn. The Holiday Inn at Gainesville, Florida was of the utmost enjoyable stay of all Holiday Inn's I have been to. The Staff was exceptional and very courteous throughout my stay. They were always checking to see if everything was up to par and if I needed anything. Linda was my absolute... More

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

"Awesome peeps" - definitely very hard to follow! Greetings from the beautiful Holiday Inn University Hotel in Gainesville. Thank you so very much for your recent feedback regarding your visit, our team, and particularly Linda! She truly prides herself in meeting and exceeding the expectations of all our guests as do each one of my team members. Linda has recently... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We had a wonderful stay again at the Holiday Inn University Center!!! The entire front desk staff where helpful, accommodating and so pleasant. From the numerous phone calls we made to finalize our trip to the clean guest rooms our family group had for a graduation and the 3rd floor pool deck was a great way to keep cool and... More

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

Good day! Thank you so very much for your recent visit and for your posting on Trip Advisor. Your feedback regarding our service and location are certainly appreciated and contribute to our efforts to continuously improve, meet, and exceed expectations. We look forward to hosting you again in the relatively near future. All the very best to you and yours...... More

Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I have stayed at this Holiday Inn on 5 different occasions. Pro's 1) Service: The service is great. Whether it is a early check-in/late checkout or even a ride to downtown or to the airport, they are happy to help. 2) Location: Their location is as advertised as it is basically on the campus of University of Florida. It is... 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! We trust that you are having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend as our nation celebrates and pay tribute to our heroes. Thank you so very much for your feedback acknowledging our "great service and location." Absolutely, the "hotel is a little on the older side" however, we truly appreciate your commentary regarding... More

Key West, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We traveled to Gainesville for our son's graduation two weeks ago. The hotel's rooms are definitely dated and the cleanliness of the room was disappointing this time but the staff was always friendly and helpful and the location simply cannot be beat!!

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Hotel G, 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 your very candid feedback. Indeed, it is a "perfect location with a very friendly staff" and many others concur with your comment that the "location simply cannot be beat!" We take great pride... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This hotel is walking distance from campus, bars and restaurants. Good service, quiet, clean rooms and helpful personnel . I have to say average because the water in our shower keeps changing from very cold to very hot in seconds, no constant temperature. Besides from that the this is a nice hotel. In have to check out in two hours,... More

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

Thank you so very much for your recent feedback. Indeed, the hotel is a very "good place to stay on a road trip!" We pride ourselves in meeting and exceeding expectations of all our guests, whether just passing through, here for business or pleasure, or visiting for an extended period. Our guests have a plethora of reasons why they lodge... More

SARASOTA
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
65 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This is the best location if your objective is to be close to campus. You are literally across the street from the main corner of the main campus, with most of the University within a 5 - 10 minute walk. Waling distance to multiple restaurants and about 6 - 8 blocks from downtown. The hotel itself is not too interesting,... 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! We are most gracious for your recent feedback. Absolutely, we are the very "best location if your objective is to be close to the campus" of the University of Florida! We are just steps away from the main campus and stadium, numerous restaurants, and a very eclectic Downtown area. Although the... 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*
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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 Airport Transportation
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#2 Green Hotel in Gainesville #11 Business Hotel in Gainesville
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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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