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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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Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Panama City
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Houston
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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 

europe
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98 reviews 98 reviews
57 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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 

Pensacola, Florida, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Gainesville is all about the University of Florida and staying out by the Interstate will not allow you to experience the true flavor of this college town. The nicest part of this property is the staff. Rivals the expensive chains known for their impeccable customer service.

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

Greetings, Good afternoon from the beautiful Holiday Inn University Center Hotel in Gainesville, steps away from the University of Florida, an internationally respected icon in higher education! Thank you so very much for your recent patronage as well as feedback. We are extremely happy that we met and exceeded your expectations based upon your summation - "rivals the expensive chains... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Throughout my stay I was extremely impressed by the hotel staff. Everyone I encountered was friendly and eager to please. The room was perfectly acceptable, clean and well maintained. The breakfast in the morning was a nice touch, and Piesanos, the attached restaurant, was a great stop for dinner. I would caution any business travelers that the in-room wifi is... More 

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

Good afternoon from our team at the Holiday Inn University Center Hotel in Gainesville! Thank you so very much for your recent patronage as well as feedback. We are extremely pleased that we met your expectations, particularly with our service as well as your experience in Piesanos. I will share your commentary with the entire team. Secondly, we will follow... More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This place needs a total makeover, very run down. Price is way high for a second rate hotel. We stayed on 6th floor, Wifi might be free but it barely works, couldn't do any work with my laptop. Will not be staying here again. The only good thing i can say is there is a good pizza place next door.

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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 very candid and recent feedback however, we're not quite sure what your definition of "second rate hotel" is. Assuming you are a seasoned traveler (this being your only Trip Advisor review in this market), then you're well aware of the economics of supply and... More 

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