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“Nice Hotel-Friendly Staff-Have to Drive Everywhere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville

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Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1714 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32607   |  
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Ranked #11 of 44 hotels in Gainesville
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“Nice Hotel-Friendly Staff-Have to Drive Everywhere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I'm writing this review on my second stay at the hotel, as my daughter is starting her Freshman year her at UF. I will be staying her more in the future I predict. It is a very nice hotel, and although convenient to the UF campus, with it's own restaurant that is very good, Hilton also has a Hampton Inn & Suites over in the Historic Gainesville area where you can walk to several bars and restaurants AND a Starbucks! That hotel was sold out, so I stayed her at the Hilton Confernece Cetner again, but very pleased with the hotel and service. The staff is VERY friendly, the have room service (yeah!!), and the rooms are very clean. The lobby is very welcoming, great front desk staff, and the restaurant is good, the room service is quick and very good as well. Downside: The rooms are a little small, or maybe too full of furniture, a little hard to move around with mother and daughter sharing the room.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Kids running up and down the hallways, mold in the shower, and please do not order food late in the evening, you may get left overs from the day before or if you are lucky from breakfast that day.

The staff is professional and friendly, beds are fairly comfortable, however for a Hilton to have these basic issues, I will try the Garden Inn the next time

Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Waghu and Denise and all the restaurant staff are so friendly and just amazing. The service is superior to any Hilton property I stay, and I am a Diamond Member of Hilton. They always make me feel at home and take super care of me. Hats off to the staff. If you are looking a a great place to stay when in Gainesville, FL, no doubt about it....Hilton University of Florida is the place.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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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Springfield, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The staff extended both courtesy and kindness to our entire family during a visit to Gainesville this past month. A special thank you to Mr. Williams, Darcy, Denise and John the omelet man. The rooms were comfortable and clean. Highly recommend this hotel and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 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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Atlanta, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The headline is very accurate! The staff was pleasant. The hotel was attractive on the outside and in the lobby. There was water in the hallway carpets from leaks in either the roof or the ac units. I tried to sleep in my bed, but my back was hurting. I went to the lobby and i left my mom sleeping in the room, She can sleep anywhere! The other room was just as bad!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Gainesville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Great place to stay. My favorite spot is the beautiful pool. Cool and relaxing! Everyone at this HIlton makes you feel right at home. The rooms are spacious, clean and very comfortable. 2-Bits Lounge serves the best Turkey Burger around and has a wonderful selection of adult beverages. If you are looking for a more formal place to dine, this hotel is the home of Albert's Restaurant. There is always plenty to do around Gainesville from museums, gorgeous natural attractions or visiting the awesome University of Florida Campus. I am sure that your stay at the Hilton University of Florida will be amazing from check-in to check-out.

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  • Stayed August 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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New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I spent a week at this hotel. The food it was great, the rooms were great, and the staff was excellent! Great breakfast buffet! Very nice gym facilities as well as pool. It is a very easy ride to downtown Gainesville as well as many other things in the area. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 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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Also Known As:
Hilton University Of Florida Conference Center Gainesville Hotel
Hilton University Of Florida Conference Center Gainesville Hotel Gainesville
Hilton Hotel Gainesville
Hilton Gainesville
Gainesville Hilton
Address: 1714 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32607
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Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Gainesville
#13 Family Hotel in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the Southwest corner of the University of Florida campus, in the heart of “Gator Nation”, Hilton University of Florida is the perfect spot for conducting essential business without missing out on the pleasure. This property has been completely renovated in the last three years, offers complimentary wireless internet in our lobby, complimentary parking, and a complimentray business center for guest use. A full service restaurant is available for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Two Bit's lounge or room service can make your day easier. Visit the Olympic size outdoor pool or our complimentary fitness center. ... more   less 
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