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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 #21 of 44 Hotels in Gainesville
Windsor, Connecticut
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“Average, but.....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

On our drive south we stayed here overnight for a good rest.
The room was comfortable and quiet, but it seemed that the cleaning crew could do better in the corners and crevices. While not really bad it was noticeable if one looked.

The breakfast was what we expected.

When checking in we requested a lower floor so we could take things out of the car, and were told the only room (with the coupon book rates) were on the third floor. We thought it strange as we walked by two floors of darkened rooms.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

6 weeks before we were to visit Gainesville we made our reservation online and called the hotel to guarantee the in-room fridge my wife needs for her meds. We got to the hotel at 2:30PM to check-in and immediately asked for a new room because ours was infested with sugar ants. When we got the new room, it did not have a fridge and while the hotel staff apologized, they made no effort to correct their mistake. They did offer the use of their office fridge, but my wife and I will have to be the shuttle service from one end of the hotel to the other, a block away.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

As other travelers have said, this is an older motel-style La Quinta with exterior doors rather than doors leading to an interior hallway. However, the interior of our room was nice and clean with a very comfortable bed, work space, and a flat screen HD TV. The staff was very helpful, and their Bright Start breakfast was delicious with waffles, eggs (hardboiled), yogurt, fresh fruit, and the other items that you typically find at most hotel breakfasts. The hotel is very conveniently located right off I-75 behind Red Lobster and within walking distance of the Oaks Mall and all of the restaurants available there. This hotel was very affordable and had a lot to offer in its price category.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

I only stayed for one night at La Quinta and it was based on the room rate, which was very affordable. It has been many years since I stayed at a La Quinta so I wasn't expecting to have a exterior door to the outside. Staff was pretty friendly during both check-in and check-out. The room seemed rather old especially the bathroom but it was overall clean. It had a large tv and wireless was free. The wifi was hard to connect and rather slow so I had a difficult time doing some work in the room. Moving to the lobby didn't improve the connection speed. Location was convenient to the highways and there are plenty of restaurants in the area.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 3 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:
#15 Business Hotel in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn Gainesville 2.5*
Number of rooms: 134
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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