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“This is a March 2014 Disaster!” 1 of 5 stars
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Scottish Inn Gainesville
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4041 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608   |  
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Ranked #42 of 44 Hotels in Gainesville
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“This is a March 2014 Disaster!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We had a room booked here for the weekend of the NHRA drag races and when we got there, we were told there were no rooms left and they didn`t have a reservation for us. The desk clerk wouldn`t even look at our confirmation number and when we asked him to double check, he refused to even talk to us. As it was a busy weekend in Gainesville, we ended up in a really bad room next door! We contacted our travel agent who also got no where! The manager hung up on her when she explained who she was and why she was calling. She tried calling back and he wouldn`t answer the phone! I truly wish I would have read the other comments about this place before we went there! The rate we had confirmed the room at was quite a bit lower than what he had on his sign when we got there so I think he was just trying to get more money from all the people in town for the drags! Our agent followed up with this when we got home and the manager told them we had refused to take the room, which of course wasn`t true at all!
STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1 of 5 stars
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Absolute nightmare, avoid this place at all costs. Filthy room, poop wiped on the wall, no water pressure, constant police presence due to crime, accosted in parking lot by another guest asking us to buy cigars and bring them to his room #107. In the area with Father at Shands after brain surgery, Guest services down right mean, charged for an additional night when we moved due to the deplorable and scary conditions. The front service man was rude and even had an attitude of nanny, nanny boo boo we are going to charge you and there's nothing you can do about it. Horrible, Avoid this place!!!!!

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Gainesville, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

The smell was overwhelming. Most of the occupied rooms were people actually living in this motel. The housekeeper was the worst, rooms were cleaned, but never actually clean. You had to beg for towels. If you're looking for a cheap stay, this is cheap, just not worth the savings. You were warned.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rowlett, Texas
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

The first thing I noticed after opening the door..after the smell, was the bathroom mirror...Completly covered in finger prints and tooth paste. I brought my own blankets...Thank God because the bed didn't even have a fitted sheet. The towels felt like I was drying off with sand paper and the shower curtin was covered in mold. Pretty sure the floors had not been cleaned in many visits!!!! We had to go buy candles and clorox just to even consider sleeping in this room. This tops my list of "The worse hotel stay EVER!!!" I was afraid to touch anything! The hotel grounds workers were drinking beer and painting doors??? Really..and spent over 2 hours cleaning the owners car...If only they cleaned the rooms as well as his car It would have been a much better experience. Also...Don't let them recomend Gainesville cab service...Rude cab driver with junky cars!!!!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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South Carolina
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2009

Had no choice but to stay at the Scottish Inn, only place in town available. Very nice owners but the place was so awful I could hardly stand it. I brought my own sheets and towels(good thing because you wouldn't believe the condition of the linens they provide)I also brought a bottle of Clorax Cleanup. The room smelled of urine and smoke. The place was sketchy at best so we placed a chair against the door so no one tried to get in. TV did not work (not that I had visions of me laying in bed watching TV), there was a kitchenette so filthy you could hardley look at it! I guess this place serves a purpose but if you are attending a game and there is no other choice in town, don't choose this. Plan to drive home at all cost

Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
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Naples
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2009

Called to get room for Fri & Sat night, was told card # would only hold the room would not be charged until card was swiped or we did not show. They charged the card the day before arrival, we asked for a 6am wake up call, never got it. The room was filthy, rug never vacuumed, base board never wiped, bugs in sink. Just an awful experience overall. Would not recommend this palce to anyone, not even my worst enemy.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Scottish Inn Gainesville

Address: 4041 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 44 Hotels in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Scottish Inn Gainesville 1*
Number of rooms: 31
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