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University Inn
644 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32720   |  
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Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in DeLand
Long Island
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Cannot recommend!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2007

Although our reservation was made several weeks in advance, motel booked dates incorrectly.

As a result all of our possessions were unceremoniously deposited in a public space in motel restaurant while we were attending a university function (without regard to wrinkling of clothing, etc., etc). No genuine apology was offered, nor was any compensation. (They did identify other nearby lodging for us.)

Motel's convenience to university campus is appealing, but we have never experienced anything like this in many years of travel throughout all 48 contiguous states, several European countries and Canada.

If you consider staying here, be sure to check your reservation at sign-in for likely foul-ups!

Summary: modest rates, but poor maintenance, outmoded facility and unprofessional service.

  • Liked — Convenience to university events
  • Disliked — Sadly, there was very little to admire about this property
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2005

I stayed at the University Inn Deland, Fl for a conference at Stetson University in late July 2005. The motel was a much better idea than the dorm rooms I was offered by the University. The University Inn was an older motel that has been well kept and that is very convienient to the University. The rooms are ample size, clean and tidy...nothing fancy...but remember you are in a MOTEL! The outdoor pool at the Inn was FABULOUS. It was very very clean and a welcome refreshment fromt the hot Florida summer sun. The Motel is very convienent to the University, just across the street. Deland itself is not a very exciting place however, you are only 40 minutes from Daytona beach (which was lovely) and 50 minutes from Orlando (too far from that airport!!!). I would stay here again if I ever had to go to another conference at this particular university. The staff was very polite and helpful and they do their best to accomodate you in any way they can. The continental breakfast was a bonus in the morning and a welcome treat while only spending $63.00 per night on a room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2004

Stay here frequently as our son is a student at Stetson University. Hotel is maintained immaculately, and the staff, from the front desk to the housekeepers are most friendly and just can not do enough for you.

Is walking distance to Stetson University and historic downtown DeLand, and only minutes for us to drive to Orlando and/or Daytona for dinner or the attractions.

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Additional Information about University Inn

Address: 644 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32720
Location: United States > Florida > DeLand
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in DeLand
Number of rooms: 57
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