I've stayed in many hotels in and around the Gainesville area for the past 5.5 years (children at UF) but I had never stayed at the Hilton UF Conf Ctr prior to this past week. I must say I've missed out. The property is very clean and very well maintained and the lobby is immaculate. As for the service, I must begin with the reason for my title. My wife and I arrived around 11:45 p.m. and we were very warmly greeted by Matthew and Marlia (aka "The Dream Team"). In fact, Matthew called me by name and extended his hand for a handshake. I have no doubt stayed in 100s of hotels for business and personal reasons and I have never been greeted with a handshake...what a nice touch! The two were extremely cordial as we exchanged pleasantries and discussed the reason for our Christmas stay.
The next day I was in need of a screwdriver for some minor assembly work at my son's apartment and the maintenance man (Mike I believe) promptly brought me one and let me take it off the property. That was greatly appreciated!
As for the room....very comfortable with splendid amenities. The only negative is that the bathroom was not cleaned thoroughly as the tub had a dirty ring and a towel from the previous guest was left behind.
The staff we encountered during our two night stay was superb. This hotel will definitely be the first place I check when returning to Gainesville for an overnight stay. Thank you Dream Team!
- 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
- 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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