We stayed for one night to tour the college. There were no surprises good or bad. The hotel was exactly what I expected it to be - easy, convenient and within walking distance of a few restaurants downtown. You can park either on the street for free or in the parking garage next door (you get a reduced rate). You need a car to see the school because it is not within walking distance of the campus. It is in downtown Gainesville. There is a Hilton that is more convenient to the campus and I would probably choose to stay at the Hilton next time just to be a little closer.