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“Great interstate hotel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Gainesville

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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Gainesville
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4015 SW 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32608   |  
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Ranked #8 of 44 Hotels in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
mandeville, la
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
“Great interstate hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2009

Stopped here to eat and sleep while driving from New Orleans to Orlando. Thought the price a little high for a Country Inn but knew we'd save since breakfast was included. The hotel and room were very nice and comfortable and clean! I'm very picky about hotels and usually find those along side the interstate to be just average. I was so surprised and happy that my first night of vacation was in such a good hotel. I would highly recommend!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Miami Beach
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2009

Although I booked a non smoking room thru Expedia(wont use them again), I was given a smoking room.
There were no other rooms anywhere as it was Graduation Weekend at University of Florida.
The room was disgusting and we could not breathe and to make matters worse, the window was stuck closed.
The curtains, carpet, bedding , chairs, all stunk horribly.
Only after I threatened to take down the curtains and put them and the chairs in the hallway, did they suddenly have a cancellation about 100 am in the morning. We could not breathe.
I understand the right of people to smoke in rooms but even smokers who might be used to smoke should expect better.

No adjustment or offer of same from the hotel who blamed Expedia however they continue to do business with them.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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patti1995, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Gainesville, responded to this review, June 5, 2009
Country Inn & Suites is a beautiful property located in a great location in Gainesville, Florida. We do have 5 smoking rooms located on the sixth floor and are cleaned and wiped down daily. If you do not smoke then yes they still have a little smokey smell to them. I am sorry when you booked your reservation online it was booked for a smoking room. At the time during your stay we did not have any non-smoking rooms available. We hope you come back and visit us again.
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Pratt
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118 reviews 118 reviews
59 hotel reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2009

We stayed here one night on our way to Orlando. Very easy to get to and lovely furnishings. The beds were comfortable and the refridgerator came in handy. I would stay at this location again. Nice to have the gas station right next to the parking area and we bought gas before heading down the highway.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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venice, florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2008

We were only there for two days this trip but will have to go back for an extended stay in a few weeks and will definitely book back in the Country Inn & Suites. It is very convenient to Shands, plenty of restaurants in the vicinity, nice business office, room was comfortable and the frig and microwave will be handy for our longer stay. The pool area and exercise room look inviting and the breakfast was great....free USA Today......everything clean and beds very comfortable......bathroom well stocked.......good shower......no complaints.

  • Liked — room, business office, location to Shands
  • Disliked — traffic noise but not awful
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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US
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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2008

Stayed in this hotel overnight while visiting friends in town, and had a better experience than expected. We booked the hotel mainly because it was a Gator football weekend and there weren't many hotels left at a reasonable rate. Turns out, this hotel is actually quite nice. It's very clean and new-appearing on the inside. The room was spacious with a mini fridge and microwave. The staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel has an indoor pool, business center, and fitness center - none of which I used, but all of which were nice to see. The cookies at the front desk are a nice touch as well. The lobby is styled after a country den/living room, which makes it a nice spot to sit and chat. The hotel is located directly off the interstate between a gas station and a Cracker Barrel, only 5-10 minutes drive from the center of the UF campus.

Stayed November 2008
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2008

My family and I stayed at the Country Inn and Suites in Gainesville and we had a wonderful stay. The hotel is located in a great location and it extremely nice. My family and I also enjoyed the breakfast in the morning. Highly recommended!!!!

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Nebraska
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2008

Nice hotel for the money. We had a suite with 2 full size beds & a sleeper couch. Room was adequate size for the 4 adults (husband & me in one bed, daughter in other & her friend on sleeper couch.) Breakfast was good, typical free continental breakfast with a couple of hot items (biscuits & gravy, make your own pancakes.)

Place was clean, desk people helpful.

  • Liked — cleanliness, breakfast
  • Disliked — nothing wrong with it
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Gainesville

Address: 4015 SW 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
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Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Gainesville
#6 Business Hotel in Gainesville
#8 Family Hotel in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Gainesville 2.5*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Country Inn & Suites is conveniently located next to I-75 right off of exit 384. There are lots of restaurants close by with Cracker Barrel adjacent to the property. CI&S offers free breakfast, free WiFi, 24 hour business center, fitness center and the only indoor heated pool in Gainesville. ... more   less 
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