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“Good value - Decent place to stay” 5 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 #3 of 44 Hotels in Gainesville
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Pensacola, Florida
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82 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good value - Decent place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Stayed for three nights and it was a good value for the type of room and also included a full breakfast. Breakfast room is a little small, but the staff was good and food was good. The parking lot really fills up quickly.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Naperville, Illinois
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42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We spent three nights at the hotel recently. All hotels should be run as efficiently and pleasantly as is this one. From the friendly greeting, to the letter from the general manager promising to assist us if we encountered any problems, to the quality of the room, there was nothing with which to find any fault at all.

The room was spacious, clean and quiet. The beds were comfortable and the refrigerator and microwave were nice to have although we used neither.

The breakfast was better than at most similar hotels, and the attendant worked hard to make sure that everything was well-stocked. Having scrambled eggs instead of the institutional egg "frisbie" was a pleasant surprise, as was having a choice of cereals that wasn't limited to Fruit Loops, Frosted Flakes, and other sugar bombs. We also looked forward to the nightly cookies.

Will definitely stay at the Sleep Inn on future visits.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Ocala, Florida
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40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Hotel was very clean and well run. Breakfast was very good and well organized. Didn't use any other of the facilities only was there one night, will use it again. Staff was very friendly and accomadating.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Davie, Florida, United States
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65 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Reasonably priced, well designed hotel. Comfortable and clean rooms. We don't wake up early enough for the breakfast but coffee and cookies always available. Although not the most upscale hotel in Gainesville (which I also stay at during my frequent visits) it is certainly the best bang for your buck. Extra friendly staff who is well aware of their high tripadvisor ranking and always go the extra mile to make sure your stay is perfect.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pembroke Pines, FL
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77 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We've stayed here 4 times or so when in town for our UF students. I haven't written a review till now because everything is just as expected. Reasonable price, decent rooms, breakfast. It's what we need when we're in town.
There's a very conscientious fellow who mans the breakfast room and makes sure everything is stocked. The only thing I'd mention is that the breakfast is the same every day. A little variety might be welcome.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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102 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I've always been wary of hotels that use silly names like Bide-a-wee so I hesitated about staying at the Sleep Inn, but the Trip Advisor reviews were great so I took a chance. Good news, the reviews are right – the hotel with the silly name is fantastic.

Well lit, friendly lobby with free popcorn and cookies; pool and exercise machines that work, super clean throughout and a smiling front desk clerk who handed me a letter from the manager that included his phone # and a request to call him 24/7 if there is anything I'm not happy with. This is beyond Hilton quality and I haven't even reached the room yet.

The room is spacious, very tastefully decorated and laid out perfectly for business with a no-nonsense work desk, fridge an microwave, and a decent sofa and coffee table. Excellent bed and pillows, and full shower stall (no tub) in a big bathroom round out the picture. The only thing they must change is the TV channel package. In a hotel of this quality, they have the basic extended package in SD with no HBO or SHO. Great TV with crummy picture quality.

But breakfast was good and the price was a huge bargain because I was able to book and pay in advance (you can't change the rez with this option) so all in all, 4.75 stars out of 5. This hotel felt more like a clubhouse than a mid-priced, road side inn.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Knoxville
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133 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful during our football weekend stay. Free popcorn in the afternoon, free cookies in the evening, free full hot breakfast, and an unexpected treat was the free gameday bbq ...ribs, hot dogs, hamburgers, cole slaw, baked beans, drinks, and cake. The free shuttle to the stadium was great! The suite was spacious and clean. As alumni of the opposing team, we were pleasantly surprised at the hospitality extended to us. Location is especially convenient to I-75.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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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:
#3 Business Hotel in Gainesville
#4 Family Hotel in Gainesville
#8 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 Hotel Gainesville
Sleep Inn And Suites
Sleep Inn Gainesville
Gainesville Sleep Inn

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