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“Shuttle service a big plus” 3 of 5 stars
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Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2900 South West 13th St., Gainesville, FL 32608 (Formerly Sheraton Gainesville)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 44 Hotels in Gainesville
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Boise, Idaho
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Shuttle service a big plus”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

This hotel is adequate but not special except for the shuttle service to and from Gainesville sports arenas, museums, and restaurants. The grounds and hotel need to be renovated by some major hotel chain to become "the place to stay in G-ville". They have a huge property on a lake, 3 major buildings, a good restaurant, a dark bar, a nice pool, and a friendly, helpful customer service desk. They could benefit from a freshening up of the rooms and hallways, and a better trained housekeeping staff. The price is fantastic for a very large king room with a private balcony. We have stayed there twice, and have 4 more reservations for football weekends.

Room Tip: Building 1000, entrance level. All bldgs have elevators and inside hallways.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Richard A, Guest Relations Manager at Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
Thank you for your review of the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback. Our property is undergoing major renovations at the moment to improve the experience for the guests. The new rooms include new carpet, mattresses, furniture, flat-screen T.V.'s, microwaves, and mini-fridges. Our property also has many amenities for the guests to utilize including a shuttle service, a fitness center, a business center, and a lakeside pool. Contact us directly to book your next stay!

Respectfully,

Richard Arnold
Rooms Division Manager
(352) 377-4000
Richard@paramountplaza.com
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

We held the 50th Anniversary Celebration & Reunion for the Delta Theta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta at UF at the Paramount, and it - quite literally - could not have been any better! I cannot begin to tell you how successful this event was for us. The hotel did an outstanding job from start to finish. Everyone, and I mean everyone, was so helpful, from the cleaning people to the guys helping us move things around to the front desk. We simply could not have been more pleased! The banquet manager and staff were terrific, the food was good and the drinks flowed! The ladies are all grinnin' ear to ear and floating from the weekend. This event simply could not have been more successful, thanks to Sales Manager Mark McClain and the wonderful staff at the Paramount. We will not hesitate to recommend this hotel to any group and would automatically stay there again. I have coordinated many, many events like this over the years (mostly in my job) and this was by far the most flawless. Thank you, Paramount Plaza!!!

Room Tip: Suites at west end overlook lake and moss-draped oaks. So relaxing!
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Richard A, Guest Relations Manager at Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
Thank you for your review of the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback. Our property is undergoing major renovations at the moment to improve the experience for the guests. The new rooms include new carpet, mattresses, furniture, flat-screen T.V.'s, microwaves, and mini-fridges. Our property also has many amenities for the guests to utilize including a shuttle service, a fitness center, a business center, and a lakeside pool. Contact us directly to book your next stay!

Respectfully,

Richard Arnold
Rooms Division Manager
(352) 377-4000
Richard@paramountplaza.com
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Uniondale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

I am a New yorker that vacations quite often, usually staying at Marriott, Sheraton and Westin hotels. recently I went to Gainesville Florida and a friend referred me to the Paramount Plaza Hotel, I was very pleased and fell in love with this hotel.
the staff was very helpful and efficient. The room was very nice and clean, beds very
comfortable, free wireless in the room and the price was very affordable. When I come back to Gainesville , I will certainly come to the Paramount Park Hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Richard A, Guest Relations Manager at Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
Thank you for your review of the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback. Our property is undergoing major renovations at the moment to improve the experience for the guests. The new rooms include new carpet, mattresses, furniture, flat-screen T.V.'s, microwaves, and mini-fridges. Our property also has many amenities for the guests to utilize including a shuttle service, a fitness center, a business center, and a lakeside pool. Contact us directly to book your next stay!

Respectfully,

Richard Arnold
Rooms Division Manager
(352) 377-4000
Richard@paramountplaza.com
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Welland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

It's off the 75 S ext# 382 a bit out of the way worth the drive.
Found it in a coupon book didn't believe the price but we
decided to try it. So glad we did. Every room has a balcony
so nice to sit out and have a drink after a long day of driving
the room was large and soooo clean. The bed was awesome.
Will be back next year..So Happy

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Richard A, Guest Relations Manager at Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
Thank you for your review of the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback. Our property is undergoing major renovations at the moment to improve the experience for the guests. The new rooms include new carpet, mattresses, furniture, flat-screen T.V.'s, microwaves, and mini-fridges. Our property also has many amenities for the guests to utilize including a shuttle service, a fitness center, a business center, and a lakeside pool. Contact us directly to book your next stay!

Respectfully,

Richard Arnold
Rooms Division Manager
(352) 377-4000
Richard@paramountplaza.com
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Ocala, Florida
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

I was pleased with the location, cleanliness and comfort of the Paramount. For a budget hotel, all the necessities were what you would expect. The room was clean and comfortable, although I did notice the mattress was torn. The bath was fine - very strong shower, was was nice. The view was mostly obstructed by trees. Overall, it's a great choice if you're on a budget.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Richard A, Guest Relations Manager at Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
Thank you for your review of the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback. Our property is undergoing major renovations at the moment to improve the experience for the guests. The new rooms include new carpet, mattresses, furniture, flat-screen T.V.'s, microwaves, and mini-fridges. Our property also has many amenities for the guests to utilize including a shuttle service, a fitness center, a business center, and a lakeside pool. Contact us directly to book your next stay!

Respectfully,

Richard Arnold
Rooms Division Manager
(352) 377-4000
Richard@paramountplaza.com
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012 via mobile

I was very surprised at how clean and well kept the hotel is for the price I paid. What a deal!

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Richard A, Guest Relations Manager at Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
Thank you for your review of the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback. Our property is undergoing major renovations at the moment to improve the experience for the guests. The new rooms include new carpet, mattresses, furniture, flat-screen T.V.'s, microwaves, and mini-fridges. Our property also has many amenities for the guests to utilize including a shuttle service, a fitness center, a business center, and a lakeside pool. Contact us directly to book your next stay!

Respectfully,

Richard Arnold
Rooms Division Manager
(352) 377-4000
Richard@paramountplaza.com
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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
60 hotel reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

We wanted a economocal clean place close to the highway. We found the Paramount Plaza in the Room Saver coupon book. When we arrived we discovered they were almost sold out but they still offered us the coupon price which was very very good. The room was spotless, the bathropom clean and well equipped, and the bed and bedding was excellent. The in-house restaurant has a limited menu but the food was great, the price very reasonable, and the service could not have been better. Overall, this was a great overnight experience and I wholeheartedly recomend them.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Richard A, Guest Relations Manager at Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
Thank you for your review of the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback. Our property is undergoing major renovations at the moment to improve the experience for the guests. The new rooms include new carpet, mattresses, furniture, flat-screen T.V.'s, microwaves, and mini-fridges. Our property also has many amenities for the guests to utilize including a shuttle service, a fitness center, a business center, and a lakeside pool. Contact us directly to book your next stay!

Respectfully,

Richard Arnold
Rooms Division Manager
(352) 377-4000
Richard@paramountplaza.com
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Additional Information about Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites

Address: 2900 South West 13th St., Gainesville, FL 32608 (Formerly Sheraton Gainesville)
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Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Gainesville
#4 Best Value Hotel in Gainesville
#6 Family Hotel in Gainesville
#12 Business Hotel in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 197
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Paramount Plaza Hotel and Conference Center stands out amongst the best accommodations in Gainesville, Florida. Bordered by the picturesque Bivens Arm Lake Nature Preserve, the hotel is Gainesville's only lakefront hotel, offering a taste of Florida the way it used to be. Renovated in 2012-13, the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Conference Center offers full-service Gainesville hotel lodging at surprisingly affordable rates. Convenient Gainesville Hotel Location The Paramount Plaza is ideally located only minutes from Gainesville's most important and popular attractions and venues, such as the University of Florida, the Butterfly Rain forest, Paynes Prairie State Park, the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, and Shands Teaching Hospital at The University of Florida. The hotel is a short drive North of historic Micanopy and antique shopping, and just a few miles from downtown Gainesville. Each of our 197 large NON-SMOKING, comfortable guest rooms and suites are designed to meet your Gainesville accommodation needs. Our guest rooms are larger than most hotels in the area, which leaves you with plenty of space to create your home away from home. In-room guest amenities include coffee makers, wireless Internet access, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards. Unwind on one of our comfortable pillow-top beds and catch up on your relaxation with remote controlled cable television. The Paramount Plaza offers free shuttle services from 7:30 a.M. To 5:30 p.M. Daily upon scheduling at check-in. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Paramount Plaza Hotel And Suites
Paramount Plaza Hotel Gainesville
Paramount Gainesville
Gainesville Paramount

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