We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“excellent customer service! Wagih William, the food & beverage director, goes the extra mile! I alwa” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville

Save Saved
You added Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1714 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32607   |  
  |  
Hotel deals
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Bed & Breakfast Package
Ranked #12 of 44 hotels in Gainesville
1 review
“excellent customer service! Wagih William, the food & beverage director, goes the extra mile! I alwa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Great room accommodations and excellent customer service! Wagih William, the Food & Beverage Director, and my favorite waitress Denise, goes the extra mile! I always come in to Albert's restaurant for the breakfast buffet and the food is always too notch. Definitely, the best breakfast buffet in Gainesville!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
tom m, Manager at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
Dear fdarren,

Thank you for the feedback about Wagih and Denise. They are really a pleasure to have on the staff here at the hotel and they make the guest experience wonderful each and every time.
Thank you again and if your travels bring you back to Gainesville please let us know.

Warm Regards,
Tom MacDonald
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

499 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    252
    130
    63
    32
    22
See reviews for
157
49
24
194
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (68)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Gainesville, Florida
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Being a road warrior, I did my research before making a reservation in Gainesville, FL. for a two nt. stay. Location, service and a fitness ctr. are my key criteria. This University Hilton has a great location away from the downtown noise and close to the University area. Several restaurants nearby and a large conference ctr. at the hotel. The other key factor was the fitness ctr. with state of the art equipment and large enough so it is not crowded as so many hotels are in this era. The breakfast buffet included several different options.
I also drove to another hotel in the area to see if was up to the same standards and it was not even close to the Hilton.

Room Tip: All the rooms are quiet in this setting.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
tom m, Manager at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear Richard S,
Thank you for the five star review about your recent stay at the Hilton University of Florida. We very much appreciate the feedback that you provided about your stay and we are pleased that we met your expectations.
Once again thank you very much and if your travels bring you to Gainesville again please let us know.

Warm Regards,
Tom MacDonald
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Boca Raton, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Nice hotel, right next to the campus. Location is very good. Staff was cheerful, check-in and out were very quick. I have stayed in many hotels over the years, this one is near the top in value for the money spent.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

Review collected in partnership with Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
tom m, Manager at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear Kirk SJ,
Thank you for the five star review of your recent stay at the Hilton Gainesville Hotel & Conference Center. We are very pleased to hear about the service that you recieved from our front office staff.
When your travels bring you back to Gainesville please let us know.

Warm Regards,
Tom MacDonald
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Atlanta, GA
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
391 helpful votes 391 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This was my second stay here for a meeting, and this time was much better. My room was ready on time, had a king bed as promised, room was clean, and the shower was strong and hot. The airport shuttle was ready with no wait both to and from the Hilton, and the driver, Kendrick, was courteous and efficient. The food served at an evening reception, breakfast, lunch and during breaks was very good.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
tom m, Manager at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Dear GuyFromAtlanta_GA,
Thank you for the great feedback about your recent stay with the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center. I am very please to hear that all went well with your stay and the shuttle service that we provided to you. I have spoken with Kendrick about your experience and he truly is an exceptional employee.
Once again thank you for the feedback, and when your travels bring you to Gainesville again please let us know.

Warm Regards,
Tom MacDonald
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I have stayed here several times for business. The location is good with lots of restaurant choices in the area. The room is nice, the hotel is clean and well kept up. The staff is helpful and service-oriented.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
tom m, Manager at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Dear Kathleen103
Thank you for your feedback from your recent stay with us. It is great to hear from our repeat guests. Please let me know when you will be back to Gainesville again.

Warm Regards,

Tom MacDonald
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Beverly, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This was the best hotel in the area to stay for a quick visit to Gainesville for my niece's baby shower. The Gators were out of town, so this was perfect. Beautiful rooms, reasonably priced, staff was very helpful, great gym and pool.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
tom m, Manager at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Dear JoanL1959,
Thank you for the five star review about your recent stay with us here at the Hilton in Gainesville. We are very pleased with the service that our staff does provide to each and every guest.
Next time you are planning a trip please let us know. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Warm Regards,
Tom MacDonald
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Not impressed with this hotel. I consider a Hilton to be a step above your average chain hotel, but this property was mediocre at best. Very convenient to UF, very nice pool and workout area but the service was lacking. Check in was poor, was told there were no kings available despite having booked it months ago. When pressured, the clerk did manage to find a king room. Check in took entirely too long as a result. No free breakfast, no tissues in bathroom, room not made up as of 2 pm so far, Internet goes out constantly, not free in rooms, no newspapers offered. These amenities are commonly found in lesser chains. No real reason to stay at this property unless here for a conference. Not cheap either.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
tom m, Manager at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear Blujewel,
I very much appreciate the feedback that you provided about your stay at the Hilton Gainesville Hotel & Conference Center. I am sorry that we failed to meet your expectations during your stay with us. I have spoken with the front office team about your concerns and we have worked to correct the issues you experienced. I have also spoken with our housekeeping team about the issues in the guest room, and those have been corrected as well.
Blujewel, please let me know next time your travels bring you to Gainesville as I hope we can show you that what you experienced is not standard. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Warm Regards,
Tom MacDonald
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville

Address: 1714 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32607
Phone Number:
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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Business 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Tingo, Priceline, Travelocity, BookingOdigeoWL, Hilton Hotels, Venere and Otel so you can book your Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hilton University Of Florida Conference Center Gainesville Hotel Gainesville
Hilton Hotel Gainesville
Hilton Gainesville
Gainesville Hilton

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.