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The Lodge at Gainesville
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3726 SW 40th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608-2349 (Formerly Cabot Lodge)   |  
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Ranked #11 of 43 Hotels in Gainesville
bradenton,florida
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Stayed here for a weekend while exploring the area. The lobby is really nice and comfortable. The check in was easy and no problems. The room was nice and the flat screen tv was a nice added bonus.It is near I 75 so keep that in mind. Get to the breakfast and the managers reception early as when busy they run out of items fast. This lodge is also host to a bunch of groups so ask ahead if any large groups will be at the hotel. Overall a nice hotel with friendly people. I would stay here again if in the area.

Also this lodge is a few feet (literally) from restaurants should one need a bite to eat.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Teresa R, General Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to post this review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We strive to provide clean comfortable rooms with excellent customer service and it is always nice to hear that we have met the expectations of our guest. I will share your comments with my staff so they can see how they have had a positive impact on your stay. Again thanks for your comments and we look forward to your next visit.

Best Regards,
Teresa Roberson
General Manager
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Merritt Island, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

The staff was pleasant, but the hotel itself needs a face lift and a thorough cleaning. The room was quiet and the bed comfortable enough, however, there were absolutely no amenities except a bar of soap. What finally put me off was after my long, 15 hour day at the hospital taking care of a relative, all I wanted was a hot shower - and to my horror there was NO HOT WATER!!! C'mon, how can that be??? I suspect this is not a common problem, but it did cause me to cross this hotel off my list.

Room Tip: If you decide to stay here, get a room that faces in the courtyard and does not face the freeway.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Teresa R, General Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to post this review. We strive to provide clean comfortable rooms with excellent customer service and I am so sorry that we did not meet your expectations. I always take my guest comments very seriously and try to improve by listening to our guest. I would also like to apologize for the hot water problem. I understand that having no hot water is unacceptable. I know that you said you have marked us off of your list of hotels to stay but I would like the opportunity to change your mind. Please contact me the next time you are in town and I will make sure we take extra special care of you. Again thanks for your comments and we look forward to your next visit.

Best Regards,
Teresa Roberson
General Manager
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Stuart, Florida, United States
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I requested and received a first floor room. Although the first floor lounge was very, very busy, there were no noise problems from either the outside or the inside. The front desk staff was very helpful. I needed a new box of tissue, for example, and they made sure it was delivered. Wi-fi signal was very weak, but it was a Saturday night and the hotel was packed with families and lots of kids (probably all using the internet). Breakfast selections were varied and excellent. This hotel was recommended by a friend and I understand it is locally owned and operated. For that reason I would return.

This was a quick in-and-out visit for me. In at 9 pm; out by 8 am so I did not use many of the amenities. I slept well and made use of the very clean, very new Publix in the shopping center next door to purchase lunch supplies for my continuing road trip.

The one thing that was a surprise was that there was no refrigerator/microwave in the room. I have found this equipment to be the rule rather than the exception in better Southern hotels, so I have come to expect it, especially a the price paid for the room. This is the reason for 4 instead of 5 stars.

Although I was very tired from driving all day, and the hotel lobby and pool were very busy and noisy (I had to make several trips between the car and the room) everyone seemed to be having a wonderful time -- and that energy was uplifting.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
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Teresa R, General Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to post this review. It is always nice to hear the positive feedback from our guest. I am sorry that you were not able to enjoy our cocktail hour from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. It is alot of fun in our large lobby during the happy hour. You're right about the frige and microwave been almost a standard for hotels which is why we have just decided to purchase them for all rooms over the next couple of months. We strive to provide clean comfortable rooms with excellent customer service and always try to improve by listening to our guest. Hopefull next time you will be able to enjoy the extras at the hotel. Again thanks for your comments and we look forward to your next visit.

Best Regards,
Teresa Roberson
General Manager
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Sarasota
Top Contributor
259 reviews 259 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We used a coupon to stay here. Real nice place. The lobby is like a ski lodge, with TV's and Fireplaces throughout the lobby area. They have a complimentary "happy hour" that is nice. Rooms are clean and efficient. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Teresa R, General Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to post this review. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We strive to provide clean comfortable rooms with excellent customer service and it is always nice to hear that we have met the expectations of our guest. Again thanks for your comments and look forward to your next visit.

Best Regards,
Teresa Roberson
General Manager
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Helen, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

This hotel was recommended by a friend. The lobby is jungle like and great to sit and talk, eat your breakfast or have free wine and snack in evening. That is what attracted her. However, as I was heading home after a week long trip, I only really wanted a quiet room and sleep. The room had a slightly musty smell which my friend admitted she had noticed also. I was too tired to bother asking for another room. Otherwise it was quiet, room was clean and the bed comfortable. Breakfast in the morning was the average fair for most hotels.

Room Tip: This is off the highway so a quiet room is fine as long as you are away from children's play are...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Teresa R, General Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to post this review. I am glad you enjoyed our large lodge like great room. I would like to apologize for the musty smell in your room. We strive to provide clean comfortable rooms with excellent customer service and I am truly sorry that we did meet your expectations in the room. I hope this has not deterred you from staying with us in the future. Please call me the next time you're in town and I will make sure we take extra special care of you. Again thanks for your comments and we look forward to your next visit.

Best Regards,
Teresa Roberson
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

The attitude at this hotel is "what can I do toile your stay more comfortable?" They are so ready to help & so friendly . DJ Tate, the breakfast & evening host is awesome! You look forward to seeing his warm smile in the morning and again in the evening. I look forward to staying there again soon!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Teresa R, General Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to post this review. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We strive to provide clean comfortable rooms with excellent customer service and it is always nice to hear that we have met the expectations of our guest. I will share your comments with DJ and Olivia so they can see how their warm and friendly smiles impacted your stay. Again thanks for your comments and we look forward to your next visit.

Best Rgards,
Teresa Roberson
General Manager
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Gulf Breeze, Florida
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We were able to check in before noon and enjoyed a pleasant stay. Beautiful large lobby for family gathering @ breakfast and during their free cocktail hours. The rooms were clean and comfortable.
The pool was another great gathering place for family and friends. WIFI was not always strong, but staff were friendly and there were ample stores and restaurants in the area (Trader Joes, Publix, Starbucks, Target and the Oak Mall, to name a few)

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Teresa R, General Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to post this review. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We strive to provide clean comfortable rooms with excellent customer service. It is always nice to hear that we have met the expectations of our guest. I am glad that you and your family enjoyed your time gathering in our large great room. Again thanks for your comments and we look forward to your next visit.

Best Rgeards
Teresa Roberson
General Manager
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Additional Information about The Lodge at Gainesville

Address: 3726 SW 40th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608-2349 (Formerly Cabot Lodge)
Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Gainesville
#10 Family Hotel in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Lodge at Gainesville 2.5*
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Also Known As:
Cabot Hotel Gainesville

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