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“Pleasantly Surprised - Thanks TA” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #4 of 44 Hotels in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
The Villages, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Pleasantly Surprised - Thanks TA”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Check-in, check-out, accommodations, parking, location, noise levels all better than we expected. Never stayed at a Sleep Inn before, we got a very good rate for a 2 night stay, which caused us some trepidation...were we going to regret this? King bed room size was spacious and comfortable, with nice adjacent couch and sitting area. Bed was comfortable enough, no complaints, AC worked swell, good TV, desk, fridge and microwave (didn't use it) all make for a relaxing place to settle in for a couple nights. Only complaints: minimal walking noise from room above ours, bathroom was average clean - not above average clean, which is always a big plus for us. Breakfast buffet was good, acceptable - have had better...and worse too. Road noise from I-75 was minimal, you can hear tractor-trailers going by at times - but not enough to bother us or disturb sleep.
Didn't use or check out the pool - so no comment on it.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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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Chicago
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

It's a normal motel, quite comfortable, convenient location, well-priced and a very helpful staff. We had a minor emergency in the evening and the night clerk went way out of his way to help us out. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

After multiple visits, still impressed with cleanliness and customer service. Beds are extremely comfortable, slept like a baby. Whenever I am on the road, I look forward to staying at this property just off I-75. Staff very cordial and always helpful. I stay in many hotels and put this one at the top. Can't beat the price.. ..they exceed my expectations in all areas.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

We were heading to Disney parks and wanted just a short drive that morning. Stopped here for the night the night before Easter.

Pros: comfy beds, friendly service, clean. Demetric is the attendant in the breakfast room and he definitely needs a raise or a bonus or a promotion!!! He works hard, friendly to everyone, makes your waffles for you, everything stocked and clean and fresh, picked up my plates just as I was about to stand up to throw them out! Our room was very quiet even being right next to lobby on a busy spring break/holiday weekend!

Cons: pool outdoors and chilly. Otherwise this hotel exceeded expectations!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Very good stay, Michael at front desk helpful, clean room and good breakfast selection. Would definitely return there if in the area. Had microwave and refrigerator and good pillows. Price us right. Also, gentleman in breakfast room was quite pleasant.

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  • Stayed March 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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Miami Shores, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

My sister-in-law and I stayed here as a stop over during a road trip, when we both fell suddenly ill with a horrible stomach flu. The hotel staff were exceptional -- helpful, kind, and understanding. They provided us with extra towels and all the supplies we needed to make our stay as comfortable as possible, all of this in the middle of the night. We were so ill that we needed to stay an extra night and even in a sold out hotel they found a cancellation and moved us into a clean, comfortable room directly across the hall. We moved our bags, walking across the hall in our pj's and fell into bed. The maid checked on us, made sure we had everything we needed. Not to worry travelers -- the staff spent the entire day cleaning up our old room, even shampooing the carpets, while we rested in our clean comfortable room. Even if we hadn't needed all this extra help, I would have given this hotel 5 stars. Everything was new and fresh in our room and lobby. They had a nice breakfast with a really helpful young man who kept everything well stocked on the buffet. I've already booked our return stay over the Easter weekend so we can visit our grandkids, hopefully this time without getting a bug. My thanks and gratitude to the wonderful folks at the Sleep Inn -- you all are our angels.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Maryland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The hotel is clean, comfortable, and quiet. The staff is very helpful, and the hotel is well-located. WiFi with printers adjacent to lobby. Reduced rates for UF parents. Exercise room with cardio equipment & coin laundry.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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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 Business Hotel in Gainesville
#4 Family Hotel in Gainesville
#9 Romantic Hotel in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands 2.5*
Number of rooms: 74
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
Sleep Inn Gainesville
Gainesville Sleep Inn

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