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“Always A Pleasure.” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #9 of 44 Hotels in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
North Key Largo, Florida, United States
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Always A Pleasure.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I would highly recommend The Lodge at Gainesville to anyone looking for an affordable, well run, Clean and well maintained place to stay. The Staff are exceptional; from the moment you enter they will make you feel like a valued guest. The Staff are warm and friendly they truly make you feel like family. My wife and I have been coming here for the past 6 years. We started while our Son was attending the University of Florida for his Undergradute studies. He has since Graduated and is now attending Grad School. Dollar for dollar The Lodge at Gainesville is the BEST place to stay, from their Complimentary Continental Breakfast that includes Fresh fruit and a wide variety of hot items including make your own waffles. They also offer a daily Complimentary Happy Hour which includes Beer, Wine and mixed drinks using name brand Liquors. On most Wednesdays, with the Happy Hour they have food catered in by a local restaurant that will sponsor the social. The Lodge at Gainesville is truly a Great place to stay.
Ron & Sherry

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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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TimManuel2014, General Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review, May 14, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review about The Lodge at Gainesville. We appreciate that you enjoyed the amenities we offer here at the Lodge, We pride ourselves on our friendly staff and offering amenities that are different from the usual item's.We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Gainesville.

Tim Manuel
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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I had to come here last minute due to a family member's hospital admission. It's UF Graduation week and hotels were all booked. Ashley the GM was super helpful in getting me set up with a room. The staff are so friendly and accommodating. The hotel is nice and clean. They rooms are large and comfortable.

The location is right in the middle of anything you could possibly need.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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TimManuel2014, General Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Thank you so much for your positive review of The Lodge at Gainesville, I was so happy that Ashley was able to take care of your needs on such a sold out weekend. We here at the Lodge pride ourselves on our guest service and hope that you enjoyed you visit. Please stop by and see us again when you are in the area.

Tim Manuel
General Manager
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Nice place to stop. It wasn't our first choice, but we ended up really enjoying the hotel. The inside is very nice. The rooms were pretty large even though it was a "coupon" room. Breakfast was good. Much more than the usual continental breakfast. Hot eggs and biscuits and gravy and of course the waffle maker. We will be staying here again.

Stayed April 2014
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TimManuel2014, General Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
We here at the Lodge at Gainesville are so happy that you decided to stay with us and Thank You for posting a positive review. I am happy to hear that you where pleased with your
accommodations and the free breakfast that always comes with the room.Next time you are here make sure you make the time to visit our nightly free cocktail reception that happens every night From 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Thank you again for visiting with us.

Tim Manuel
General Manager
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Kentucky
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We stopped at the Lodge on our way down to Tampa. It has an appealing exterior. The rooms are a little dated - the walls are a stucco-plaster type which makes it look cheap imo. They did add some newer décor here and there. Nice marble (?) bathroom counter. Bed could have been a little more comfortable as the springs gave way easily. Very nice friendly staff and they have a decent free breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TimManuel2014, General Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Thank you for taking time to post your review. We here at the Lodge strive for excellence in customer service and we are continuing to update our facilities at this time and your comments are appreciated.Thanks again for choosing to stay with us. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I have stayed there for the past 9 years for Blue Key. I always reserve at least 18 rooms and every single time we have had an excellent experience! Clean, great breakfasts, nice staff! Reserve here!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TimManuel2014, General Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Thank you for taking time to post your review. We here at The Lodge value all of our guest reviews. I'm very happy to hear that you are a return guest for the past nine years. It makes me happy to hear we held up to your expectations. We also appreciate your business and patronage. Thanks again for your comments. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
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miami, fl
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My husband and I have stayed here a few time when visiting the University of Florida to watch the softball team play and we have had a great experience every time. The Lodge has a great breakfast buffet and our favorite part is the happy hour and popcorn in the afternoons. There is also a great fire place in the middle of the lobby that make you feel as if you are up north. The service has always been great and the staff has been polite and attentive. The rooms are nice for the price and have been clean and well-maintained. Overall, I would recommend The Lodge to others when going for a quick stay in Gainesville and I look forward to staying there in the future.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Ashley G, Front Office Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review, April 12, 2014
Thank you for taking time to post your review. We here at The Lodge value all of our guest reviews. I'm very happy to hear that you were able to enjoy our large lobby and stone fire place while taking pleasure in our deluxe hot breakfast and the complimentary cocktails. We strive for excellence in customer service. It makes me happy to hear we held up that expectation. We also appreciate your recommendations to others to come and enjoy The Lodge at Gainesville. Thanks again for your comments. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best wishes,

Ashley Green

Front Office Manager
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Lowell, Indiana
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

On our way home from our spring break trip we needed a place to stay. Searched the internet, checked trip advisor and The Lodge was our choice. Excellent customer service. Clean room. Breakfast was worth it. Don't be afraid to stay here since it's not a "chain" resort, you won't be disappointed. The fireplace in the lobby was amazing. We sat by it while we ate our breakfast. We got in too late to enjoy the happy hour, but looks like it would be something we would enjoy. If we ever need a place to stop on our way to or from the Keys again, definately would stay here.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Teresa R, General Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to post this review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am happy that you were able to enjoy our lovely fireplace while eating your breakfast. I hope next time you are here you will be able to enjoy our evening manager's reception. We strive to provide clean comfortable rooms with excellent customer service and it makes me smile when I hear that we have met the expectations of our guest. Again thanks for your comments and we look forward to your next visit.

Regards,
Teresa Roberson
General Manger
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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Gainesville
#7 Family Hotel in Gainesville
#12 Business Hotel in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Lodge at Gainesville 2.5*
Number of rooms: 208
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Also Known As:
Cabot Hotel Gainesville

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