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“Location, location, location” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Reitz Union Hotel - UF Campus

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Reitz Union Hotel - UF Campus
Museum Road at Reitz Union Drive, University of Florida Campus, Gainesville, FL 32611   |  
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Ranked #17 of 44 hotels in Gainesville
USA
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“Location, location, location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Front desk was very pleasant and accommodating. Accommodations were not ritzy, but were expected for price point. Room was clean but dated. A fresh coat of paint would go a long way. Parking access is inconvenient, especially if you have heavy luggage and arrive late, since stairs are the only option when the Bookstore is closed. Very quiet. Typical student fare, fast food dining options are convenient, but more substantial dining requires off campus travel. Complimentary wifi and continental breakfast were nice. Campus activity/business would be only reason to book the Reitz Union.

Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Winter Park, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

If you have ever been to Gainesville you would know hotels around campus are few. The Hilton is over priced and the holiday inn is worn out so the union is your only choice without having to stay at the highway. The room is clean and bed comfortable. The furnishings are nice as well. The room smelled a little musty from age. My guess is the aging ac needs to be replaced. The bathroom while cleAn could use an overhaul . Stairs are an issue once you park. When parking in the garage you will have no choice but to use them. The patio is great. After all is there anything more wonderful for a gator then a view of the stadium or campus? If you think it would be great to be near the union food court for meals remember they operate on student hours. I'm currently sitting in my room at the union typing this because the Starbucks doesn't even open till noon.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Stayed here one night while visiting UF. Hotel is right on campus in the Reitz Union Student Union building.
Pros:
- clean room with spacious balcony and view of UF stadium
- comfortable beds and pillows
- excellent location if visiting UF
- parking is free
- includes continental breakfast (but was limited with only coffee, juice, bagels, and yogurt)
- lots of food choices in the Student Union (Starbucks, market with frozen yogurt and sushi, Panda Express, salads, subs, etc.)
- staff are very helpful and friendly
Cons:
- parking is confusing but that really can't be helped
Tip: Don't try to park in the parking garage before checking in. Park out front in the 1/2 circle loading zone in front of the Reitz Union, go in to the desk to check in, You may want to unload your luggage before parking in the garage -- there are ramps and elevators from the front loading area to your room. If you go to the parking garage first, you'll have to carry your luggage up a flight of stairs.
Note: students do not have access to the hotel floors. You must use your room key in the elevator to access the hotel floors.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Stayed for one night so my son could visit U of F. Check in was friendly and helpful and the location can't be beat for doing things on campus. As the hotel is in the student union you have access to the food court and bookstore. Room was very basic but clean and it had a nice balcony facing the football stadium. Free breakfast was decent served in a hallway. Once you get the hang of the confusing access to the garage, it's an easy process. I paid $99 for the room and that is a fair price for the location.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Disney World, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The views of campus are amazing. We had a corner room on the 6th floor looking the Swamp and Century Tower - awesome! The room was very clean with nice furniture, but a little small. There is a complimentary continental breakfast which was good, but a little limited on selection. They only had yogurt, oatmeal, cereal, bagels, coffee, tea & OJ. Will definitely return.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Bragg, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights this past weekend to attend a Florida Men's Basketball Game. We had a Deluxe Guest Room with 2 queen beds. The room was clean and spacious. We were able to walk to most anywhere on campus. Parking in the attached garage was included in the room rate. The complimentary breakfast consisted of bagels, cereal, oatmeal, juices, and coffee. Perfectly fine for our needs. Our only disappointment was that there were very few places open on the weekend to eat at the Reitz Union. The Starbucks was closed the entire time we were there.

  • Stayed January 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Recently visited UF campus and were recommended the Reitz Union Hotel, which turned out to be an excellent choice. Room was clean and spacious and overall extremely comfortable. Balcony with chairs and table. Excellent continental style breakfast with good choice of cereal, bagels, pastries etc. Friendly staff.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Reitz Union Hotel - UF Campus

Address: Museum Road at Reitz Union Drive, University of Florida Campus, Gainesville, FL 32611
Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 44 hotels in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located in the center of the University of Florida campus, the Reitz Union Hotel offers comfortable and affordable accommodations for the entire UF community. Located atop the UF student union, our 36 rooms come in various configurations from a standard room with 2 double beds to 2 room suites. We offer a convenient campus location, free local telephone calls, complimentary continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi Internet, in-room refrigerators and reserved campus parking. ... more   less 

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