I have stayed at this Cabot Lodge several times before and this past weekend reminded me why. First, the staff is very friendly and go out of their way to accommodate you. We stayed during a UF football weekend and many of the guests and staff knew each others name, verifying that a lot of people stay there over and over again. The free breakfast buffet is great with plenty of hot items, fruit, danish, Krispy Kreme donuts, and beverages to choose from. And then, there's the free happy hour every afternoon! (They make a mean Bloody Mary). The rooms are very spacey and the double queen beds and pillows are some of the most comfortable I have ever been on! The room also has a desk counter with chair and a second chair in the corner, allowing plenty of space for four. Flat screen TV is there as well. Close to shops and restaurants, at you get 10% off at the Gainesville Ale House across the road. Again, well worth the stay and have "never" been disappointed. Lastly, actually saved $43 on the nightly rate using tripadvisor. A great place to stay!