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“A nice stopover” 4 of 5 stars
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Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown
101 SE 1st Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601   |  
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Oakville, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A nice stopover”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

The traditional Hampton Inn consistent quality and friendly service in a downtown location. Located in the restored downtown of Gainesville, a pleasant place to stroll in the evening with lots of good eating close at hand. Parking, while in a garage adjacent to the hotel, is secure and well patrolled at night.

  • Stayed March 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
    • 4 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, March 21, 2013
Thank you for choosing our hotel for your stop over in Gainesville. I'm so glad you were able to check out our wonderful downtown and the great restaurants that we have here. We really appreciate you taking the time to post a review on your stay with us. Thanks again, and we hope to see you real soon!
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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
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Birmingham, Alabama
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

Many of us who came to Gainesville for a wedding stayed there. The location was great - within easy walking distance of restaurants, bars, and a playground for the little ones. The staff was outstanding - very friendly and helpful. The king and queen suites were spacious with microwaves and refrigerators which were convenient for our 5 day stay and for those with children. The breakfast area was helpful, eliminating need to get everyone together to go out of the building. The parking garage is not accessible from the hotel but is not far away. Three small things in the room would have made me happy-better hair dryers, a way to see the back of one's head, and light switch inside the bathroom . In short, I would recommend staying there.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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HISGNV, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Mary Anne,
Thanks so much for the wonderful review on our hotel. I'm so glad that our location worked out for you and your family. Sounds like it was a successful weekend! Thanks so much for the suggestions you made. We really appreciate your input.
Thanks again, and thanks for choosing Hampton! We love having you here!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

For my visit to Gainesville, I was looking for a Hilton brand hotel and a great location. After checking TripAdvisor I found the Hampton Inn & Suites was the place to stay instead at the Hilton, which had horrible reviews. This hotel was exactly what we needed, a comfortable place to stay in the heart of downtown Gainesville.

The staff was a little slow at check-in and gave us the impression they did not have a room for us. Eventually we were able to check in and got up to our room. The room and bathroom were clean and the bed was comfortable.

The location is why would you really want to stay here. You are within walking distance to everything you could possibly want. Restaurants, bars, shopping, Starbucks, etc. are all within blocks. If you are looking for a comfortable, affordable stay in Gainesville, this should be your top pick.

Room Tip: The elevator is extremely slow. Stay on a lower floor.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, March 18, 2013
We really appreciate you taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. So glad you were able to get out and enjoy some of the best restaurants Gainesville has to offer. We really do appreciate your business and we hope you will visit us again real soon. Thanks again!
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Cary, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

I booked this hotel, 100% on location relative a special event I was attending. It's located in the heart of downtown with many restaurants, clubs and even a Starbucks just steps away. Upon entry to the lobby though, I almost turned and left in search of another property. There is a strong odor in the lobby reminicent of the type of bleach based cleaner used in nursing homes. It's overwhelming and truly sets an image that you are checking into a fleabag property. Once upstairs though, the room was nice and overall I had a good stay, Breakfast was good as well.

A couple of added notes of concern. Parking is in an adjacent parking garage and the connection between the garage and the hotel includes dark alley ways which may be of a concern if traveling alone. Added to this is that there is a public park across the street that serves as the home for 50 to 100 homeless people. It's an issue that really puts a blight on an otherwise terrific location.

Mixed blessing overall...great location in the heart of a wonderfully vibrant small-town downtown. I'd probably stay again based on limited options in this price point and its location away from the Interstate where most of the hotels are clustered.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HISGNV, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. I do apologize for the unpleasant smell you encountered at check in. Our executive team is working to resolve this issue. Please know that this is not a common occurrence. We want all of our guests to have a wonderful experience when they stay with us and we take great pride in the appearance of the hotel. Thanks again for letting us know about your experience and we hope to see you again real soon.
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Lakemont, Georgia
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Spent a Saturday night there. The room and bedding were very clean. The room itself was large with a nice sized desk. Breakfast had a little bit of everything, from waffles, eggs to fruit and cereal. The location was excellent, went to Harry's across the street for lunch. It was downtown Gainesville night. They do it once a month, live music in the streets etc. Do check in first if you are going to use the parking discount. Had a very nice stay.

Room Tip: I was on the fourth floor. Very quite while being in the middle of everything.
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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, March 6, 2013
Thanks so much for taking time to post a review on your recent stay with us. I'm glad you enjoyed the complimentary hot breakfast and that you were able to check out Harry's Restaurant. Harry's is a must when dining downtown. Thanks again and we hope to see you the next time you're in the Gainesville area.
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Atlanta
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71 reviews 71 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

This was a good choice. The best possible choice for walking to restaurants and clubs. Clean as a whistle. Coffee and tea all day. Light breakfast included as is beer and wine at HH. Room was large and quiet (401). Small workout facility where the elliptical and one treadmill were dead soldiers. But it sufficed. The pool area was small but fine. The price was under $200 which seemed fair if not a fantastic value. I would stay here again especially if I could get a better rate.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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, March 5, 2013
Thank you so much for posting a review about your recent stay with us. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay and the wonderful restaurants and clubs that surround the hotel. We take great pride in keeping our hotel up to the standards you expect from the Hampton Brand. We hope to see you again the next time you're in the Gainesville area. Thanks again!
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Chandler, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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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 Family Hotel in Gainesville
#3 Business Hotel in Gainesville
#8 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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