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Econo Lodge University
1.5 of 5 Motel   |   2649 S.W. 13th St., Gainesville, FL 32608   |  
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Ranked #33 of 44 Hotels in Gainesville
Upstate, NY
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“Gross!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This hotel was gross.....dirty & fridge/microwave did not work. The musty smell of the room was trying to be hidden by the air freshener sitting in the room. The ice machine was empty most of the time and the traffic and outside noise disturbing. Front Desk was apologetic, but not helpful. Will not go back.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

I traveled from NY to Florida with 3 small dogs. I found the hotel to be clean and utilitarian. The staff was friendly and efficient. HBO didn't work in my room and there was no TV guide.

The hotel is pet friendly accepting dogs up to 23 pounds. But there is almost no grass to walk them on, except for a small strip next to a 4 lane highway. Because it had not been raked, finding the "packages" was a challenge. Would be nice to have a safer clean area.

I would recommend this place as an inexpensive place to stay en route, but not for a long stay, especially with pets.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

This hotel was great for the price, and very clean. Definitely recommend this hotel. The service was great, and the workers were very friendly. I would definitely stay at this hotel for the next football game.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012 via mobile

I spent three nights at the Econo lodge University Gainesville and was very pleased with their rooms and services. All appliances in the room worked, the bed was confortable, the bathroom was clean and very hot water was plentiful. Their continental breakfast was not elaborate, but satisfactory. Surroundings were quiet. The staff was helpful and pleasant and I would stay there again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

The room was basic. The pics on their website are VERY accurate. No frills. Our room's bathroom light had a constant flicker. There was blood (or something red, see pic) on one of the mattresses! Sketchy, but we got our zzzzzz's (:

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011

Great location for us. Staff was helpful. Room was simple but clean and we will definitely stay here during football season.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 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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chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2011

older hotel...missing alarm clock..microwave missing parts NO COFFEE MAKER NO computer access Quick cleanup every day did'nt bother to vacuum....used soap packages left in bathroom.......no USA TODAY as advertised owners were very attentive to outside cleanliness and very cordial

Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: 2649 S.W. 13th St., Gainesville, FL 32608
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Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 44 Hotels in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Econo Lodge University 1.5*
Number of rooms: 53
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Also Known As:
Econo Lodge Gainesville
Gainesville Econo Lodge

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