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“Good location and price, but that's all” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Quinta Inn Gainesville

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La Quinta Inn Gainesville
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   920 Northwest 69th Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32605   |  
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Ranked #19 of 44 hotels in Gainesville
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19 hotel reviews
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“Good location and price, but that's all”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012 via mobile

We stay at La Quintas because they are pet friendly - big plus! The location here was very easy off the interstate and close to UF campus. People here friendly, and can't beat the price! But...

Our first roomed smelled horrible! Like mildew. But they were quick to change us, but the next smelled like mildew plus bleach. A weird smell also came from the shower drain. I got over it, but I feel it worth mentioning.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Hotel is right off 1 75 in a decent area right next to many drs offices not a great place to walk the dog as there are no sidewalks room is clean hotel staff is responsive but had a shower where half the water came out from below and not the shower head the phone was broken asked to have it fixed but it was never done cool aircondition I did not find the beds to be very comfortable but good place for the price and pet friendly

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

La Quinta Inn Gainesville is 2 blocks from North Florida Regional Medical Center, where my mother was in the ICU and then in hospice care. The proximity to the hospital and the good value at this inn, where I've stayed on other visits to see family, were the reasons for selecting it. The staff were very helpful in accommodating our needs, including extending the stay from 2 nights to 5. If you have someone in the Med Center you are visiting, ask about the special hospital rate.

  • Stayed July 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Bonita Springs, Florida, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Check-in was pleasant and the rest went downhill. Room smelled nasty, linens had odor of cigarette smoke, stray cats were eating from bags of trash that were left outside, cockroach in bathroom. Need I say more?

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Pool was closed for week and gross to look at, no workout room, but they said I could work out at gym only one exit away up the highway, which had closed hours earlier when I drove there. Oh, almost forgot exterior smells like like the trash can of a Mexican restaurant because place sits just uphill of the trash cans of a Mexican restaurant. Gross unless you are blind and can't smell. Interior of rooms acceptable, even pleasant, but connected inexorably to the exterior.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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White Springs, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I always try to stay at La Quinta when we travel.....I was very unhappy with this location.....this is not the standards of this hotel chain.......dirty.....staff was not rude but not very nice when talking to you......get the feeling they don't want your business.......my room was not cleaned very well......bathroom had a bad smell.........I will probably let the corp office know about this location......I believe they need to send someone out to check the standards of this La Quinta

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about La Quinta Inn Gainesville

Address: 920 Northwest 69th Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32605
Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 44 hotels in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn Gainesville 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
NEW! Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming. Easy-access Plug-and-Play feature makes it simple to connect electronics.Located just minutes from the O'Connell Center and the Phillips Center for Performing Arts at the University of Florida, the La Quinta Inn Gainesville is convenient to all area attractions. From here, visit the Butterfly Rainforest at the Museum of Natural History, the Harn Museum of Art, and the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. Discover Payne's Prairie State Preserve. Spend the day on the water at Ginnie Springs. Have lots of fun at the Hippodrome State Theatre and the Gainesville Community Play House. Golf nearby Ironwood and Meadowbrook courses. We are surrounded by shopping at Oaks Mall and plenty of restaurants for every taste. You will love the spacious and colorful rooms at the La Quinta Inn Gainesville, equipped with free high-speed Internet access, a coffee maker, hair dryer, and more. Our heated swimming pool sits in a private courtyard surrounded by a sprawling sundeck. We provide our guests with privileges to a local fitness center. The hotel also offers theater-style meeting facilities for up to 35 guests. Enjoy a Free Bright Side BreakfastTM prepared mornings in the lobby by our friendly staff. Easy access from I-75 (exit 387) behind Red Lobster. Our location is also convenient for visitors to North Florida Regional and Shands Hospitals.We offer non-smoking in all of our king rooms! ... more   less 
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