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Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4110 SW 40th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32608   |  
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Ranked #3 of 44 hotels in Gainesville
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“Friendliest Staff...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Stayed here for a Soccer Tournament. The people who work here are the nicest most accomodating I have ever seen. The did not make us check out until we found out if we had won or lost our game on Sunday. And then they collected all of the girls uniforms and washed them for our Victory Game the next day! One parent left her keys at a nearby restaurant and they drove her there to get them. A whole team of girls and parents can be a bit loud in the lobby.. they let us use their breakfast room for a meeting. It was inexpensive, close to everything, very clean and the rooms are spacious for the cost and location (its a college town) Perfect!.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Miami
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We spent one night at this hotel on our way to Georgia. While the beds were comfortable and the shower was good, the hotel itself was relatively dirty. The elevator was very dirty when we arrived and still in the morning. The breakfast area was very crowded and messy and no one was attending it. The area behind the front desk was messy. Overall very mediocre.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

I stayed for 1 night in Jan 2013. The location felt safe, was easy to find, and was convenient for visiting the VA. Grocery store and Target were very near.

Pros:
As mentioned above
Friendly, pleasant, professional desk staff
Quick check-in/check-out
Fast internet in business center
Bathroom towels were decent
Room was quiet; bed was comfy
Microfridge in room

Cons:
The room didn't "feel" very clean. The remote and other surfaces were a bit greasy. The desk chair was gross, as if several people had spilled food on it and it was never thoroughly cleaned. There were crumbs in the crevices of the chair. Basically, the room felt as though the cleaning staff took a "good enough" approach.
There was no semi-shear curtain beneath the blackout drapes, so it was "all or none" in terms of privacy/sunlight. Adding a semi-shear curtain would significantly improve the overall quality of the room.
The in room coffee pot was dusty inside.

Misc: I ran out of dental floss and was surprised that the front desk didn't have any.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We selected this property for its proximity to Shands Hospital and budget-friendly price. We were very pleased with what we got for the money! Fridge, microwave and desk in room, and a real hot breakfast! Room was quiet; no annoying noise from nearby I-75. The comfort and amenities were equal to what one would expect at a higher priced property.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

On our 1st stay we had issues. Manager Bruce asked me to try them again and he'd make sure everything was right. We did and I'm glad that we did!
The room, elevator, halls & breakfast room were spotless each of the 6 days we were there. Breakfast is good and you have many choices and its FREE.
We will be staying again in Feb. as this is convenient to Shands Hospital and its doctors.
The only negative I have is the girls on the weekend shift are unfriendly and too busy playing games or texting friends to even say "hello" to anyone. On the other hand, the week day crew is awesome!
Thank you Bruce for asking me to give you another try!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

This Sleep Inn is very good. I like this hotel chain and try to stay at one. For the money this hotel is way worth it. Next time in the Gainesville area, I will definitely stay here. I stayed at higher priced chains and they are no better than Sleep Inn

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

The room was fine but the common areas and breakfast area were not clean. Dirty counters, microwave, etc. Won't stay here next time. For the money, I've seen much better accommodations. First time at a Sleep Inn because of good reviews on tripadvisor but my experience was not great. Best to stick to a chain I'm familiar with.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands

Address: 4110 SW 40th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32608
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Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Gainesville
#8 Business Hotel in Gainesville
#10 Romantic Hotel in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sleep Inn & Suites of Gainesville Florida is situated at I-75 and Archer Road. Very convenient to the University of Florida, Shands Hospital, VA Hospital, shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Newly constructed in 2008, this 100% Non-smoking hotel offers Complimentary Hot Breakfast, Free In-Room Internet, Business Center, and Guest Laundry Facility. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sleep Inn And Suites
Sleep Hotel Gainesville
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