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“Decent property in a good location.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown
101 SE 1st Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601   |  
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Chandler, Arizona
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“Decent property in a good location.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Condition of property is good, lobby and rooms gave been renovated. Location is excellent for access to restaurants. Not happy about paying for parking at nearby parking garage. Staff is very helpful and courteous.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HISGNV, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Thanks for taking time to write a review on your recent stay with us. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again real soon. Thanks again!
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

There is a lot of average in Gainesville hotels. This Hampton Inn has the best location -- right in the midst of the best restaurants and clubs in town -- and is close to campus and events. It's surrounded by good restaurants -- and almost all of them give you a discount if you are a hotel guest. Several will deliver to your room.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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HISGNV, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
We appreciate you taking time to post a review on your recent stay with us. We're happy that you enjoyed the wonderful restaurants that downtown Gainesville has to offer. We agree that we have the best location in Gainesville! Thanks again for the great review and we look forward to seeing you next time.
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is a nice hotel for a weekend visit. Lots of restaurants around but homeless hang out across the street. Coffee and free breakfast was not so good, but we got there late and for free you really cannot complain. Room was very big and clean. Good price for visiting college student. Front desk very nice and helpful. Bed was very comfortable.

  • Stayed January 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HISGNV, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Thank you for taking time to post a review of your recent stay with us. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you'll visit us again real soon.
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

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.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HISGNV, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Thanks so much for taking time to post a review of your recent stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the wonderful restaurants downtown Gainesville has to offer. We hope that your visit to the University was a successful one and we hope to see you again real soon.
Thanks again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

The hotel's location is in the heart of old downtown within a short stroll of many restaurants and bars. Although in downtown the traffic is very light so there is no noise problems and the parking is located next door to the hotel, which is very convenient.

Our room was clean and smelled fresh. The staff are very accommodating and friendly.

The hotel had a drinks and nibbles reception on the evening we were there which is a nice touch.

Gainesville downtown area came as a pleasant surprise, and we had a fabulous meal at Mark's Prime Steakhouse - on 2nd Ave, about 50 yards from the hotel.

We would stay here again if we were in the area

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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HISGNV, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review of our property, We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and the great restaurants that downtown has to offer. We look forward to seeing you the next time you visit Gainesville. Thanks again!
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The hotel's location means you can park the car and walk! We opted to park on the street which is free from 6:00 pm until 8:00 am. We arrived late in the day, and wished we'd had time to visit the farmer's market in the park across the street but it was closing up. The hotel is very nice and the staff was welcoming. We were provided a map of the area indicating restaurants that extend a 10-15% discount when you show your room card! The room was clean and comfortable, bath toiletries are provided and wi-fi service is free. It was very chilly in Gainesville and the heat worked well! The breakfast was fine - standard fare. The evening reception was a nice touch - beer and wine served from 5 pm to 7 pm.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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HISGNV, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
We really appreciate you taking the time to post a review about your recent stay with us. Maybe next time you can check out the Farmers Market, as they have some wonderful fresh produce and lots of other unique items to browse. We’re glad you enjoyed our evening social and took advantage of the discounts offered at several of the local restaurants. There are so many great restaurants in the surrounding area. We hope you will stay with us again the next time you’re in the Gainesville area.
Thanks again!
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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The room and hotel was nice and clean and everything is well maintained. When we arrived, we noticed a quaint little outdoor park with what appeared to be an amphitheater. We wondered what kind of fun things the locals do there. After dark, it didn't look so fun. The parking garage is about 100 yards from the hotel, and we were a little nervous on that walk. To be fair, we didn't feel threatened. Just nervous.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 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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HISGNV, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Thanks so much for reviewing our hotel on trip advisor. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Downtown Gaiinesville has lots of events throughout the year on the Bo Diddley Plaza. If you visit again between April and November there are free concerts every Friday night. Downtown Gainesville is also home to nationally recognized art festivals, The Downtown Festival and Art Show has been one of the top 30 art shows in the nation over the past 6 years.

Thanks again for taking time to write a review of our hotel and we hope to see you again real soon.
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Address: 101 SE 1st Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601
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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 ) Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Gainesville
#3 Family Hotel in Gainesville
#5 Romantic Hotel in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville Downtown is situated in the heart of Downtown Gainesville's Historic District, and close to the University of Florida and Shands Healthcare. Our well-appointed 124 guestrooms including 27 spacious studio suites featuring the famous Cloud Nine bed, 37" HDTV in guestrooms & 42" HDTV in studio suites, and complimentary: high-speed internet access, "On the House" hot breakfast, local calls... ... more   less 
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