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“Average place to stay, simple and straightforward” 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 #12 of 44 Hotels in Gainesville
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Velsen-Zuid, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Average place to stay, simple and straightforward”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed at the hotel for two nights in May. Rooms are fair sized and reasonably priced, but also in need of some renovation (e.g. airco units are somewhat old fashion - but function OK). Also visited the bar during our visit and found the service average, whilst the prices of drinks were premium..

Room Tip: In case you want to be near the bar, restaurant, reception ask for main building or building 1
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Green Features: Virtually none, at least I couldn't discover any activities in this area (no lights that are operated by room key, or towel procedure, etc)
  • Stayed May 2015, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This full featured hotel has the facilities, location, and layout of a 4 to 5 star resort hotel at a 3 star price. Rooms are large, clean, and well maintained with excellent beds and TV, the staff was very friendly and helpful. It has spacious grounds fronting a nice lake, is quiet, and is an enjoyable stay a few miles south of UF and downtown. Only downside is that the carpet is getting a little worn, but this is no big deal considering the price.

  • Stayed May 2015, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ray N, Front Office Manager at Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, 5 days ago
Thank you for choosing the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope that you were able to take advantage of the many amenities that the Hotel has to offer such as scenic pool, gym, full service restaurant and our shuttle service. Please remember to obtain the lowest possible rate by calling the hotel directly. From all of us here at the Paramount, we appreciate your business and loo forward to seeing you again soon.

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Ray N
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Gainesville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This gem of a hotel is affordable , clean and well maintained. Many of the rooms overlook the delightful refreshing pool and Bivens Lake, home to many types of wildlife, notably reptiles and birds. Recently renovated, Paramount is close to UF and Shands as well as the interstate I-75.

  • Stayed May 2015, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ray N, Front Office Manager at Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, 5 days ago
Thank you for staying at the Paramount Plaza Hotel & suites. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. The Hotel is located on the scenic Bivens arm lake which is part of the Bivens arm nature park, which is part of its charm. I hope that you were able to take advantage of all of our amenities, such as the scenic Lakeside pool and the lakeside bar and grill. please remember to contact the hotel directly to obtain the lowest possible rate. From all of us here at the Paramount, we appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon.

Thank you
Ray Nettles
Front Desk Supervisor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place! Front desk clerk was friendly and helpful. Clean with the touch of a Sheraton! In room coffee was good! Balcony! Refrigerator and microwave in room. Nice amenities for $59. We will visit again. I found this hotel on Trip Advisor!!!

Stayed May 2015
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Ray N, Front Office Manager at Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, 5 days ago
Thank you for staying at the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope that you made use of all of our amenities such as the lakeside bar and grill and our scenic lakeside pool. Please remember to contact us directly to obtain the lowest possible rate. From all of us here at the Paramount, we appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon.

Thank you,
Ray Nettles
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Panama City Beach, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, health issues brought us to Gainesville. I had to have cancer surgery and was told that Paramount offered a "Shands" rate. Well, they did. However, I would rather have paid more. The electrical outlets were over used, not allowing things like my computer or wifes curling iron to stay plugged in, the iron didn't work, one of the outlets actually shocked my wife when she tried to plug something in. The microwave wouldn't stay plugged in and when we heated food, one of us had to hold the cord in place. And the carpet? I won't even go there. It is beyond nasty. Turned my feet black! We will definately stay at a major flag hotel when we return for my follow up treatment, even without a discount. To sum? This place is a dump!

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Ray N, Front Office Manager at Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, 5 days ago
Thank you for staying at the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites. I apologize for the issues you found with your room. I can assure you that they will berrected in a timely manner by our staff. I will have our housekeeping staff and maintenance department look into the issue you found in your room. I am sorry that it led to a disappointment during your stay.I would like to speak with you further about these issues. When you return to Gainesville, please contact us directly and speak to the Front Desk manager. From all of us here at the Paramount, we appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon.

Thank you,
Ray Nettles
Front Desk Manager
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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall this hotel's accommodations met my expectations! The room was nice and clean, the beds were very comfortable, and the lake view with wildlife below you was awesome! The front desk staff were helpful and friendly, it's also located in nice area where as everything is located pretty close from great restaurants to the "downtown area." Would definitely stay again if ever in the area!

  • Stayed May 2015, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ray N, Front Office Manager at Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, 5 days ago
Thank you for staying at the Paramount Plaza Hotel & suites. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope that you made use of all of our amenities such as the shuttle service, beautiful lakeside pool and WiFi service. Please remember to obtain the lowest possible rate by calling the Hotel directly. From all of us here at the Paramount, we appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon.

Thank you,
Ray Nettles
Front Desk Manager
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Winter Haven, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed our visit, check-in was great staff was friendly and very helpful with room and directions rooms was clean and user friendly.We met the best bartender Joe Heeke that was so helpful and friendly that we stayed and had dinner with him being our server,food was great as he said it wood be. We will stay again when in Gainesville.

Room Tip: Lake view with gators swiming around or over looking the beautiful pool
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  • Stayed January 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ray N, Front Office Manager at Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, 5 days ago
Dear Mr. M

Thank you for choosing the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope that you were able to make use of our other amenities such as the lakeside pool and shuttle service. Please remember that the lowest rate can be obtained by calling the Hotel directly. From all of us here at the Paramount, we appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon.

Thank you,
Ray Nettles
Front Desk Mananger
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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
#3 Best Value Hotel in Gainesville
#6 Family Hotel in Gainesville
#14 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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Paramount Plaza Hotel And Suites
Paramount Plaza Hotel Gainesville
Paramount Gainesville
Gainesville Paramount

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