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“OK Place to Stay” 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 #21 of 44 Hotels in Gainesville
Boca Raton, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“OK Place to Stay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This is an older La Quinta that served our purpose -- a place to stay for a night while on a road trip. The room was clean and quiet. Breakfast was OK, but not as many selections as other La Quintas, and no USA Today.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I chose this hotel because of the location. I helped my son move into an apt nearby and this was the perfect location. I usually stay at the Comfort Inn on 13th Street. However, I had stayed at La Quintat before so I didn't mind staying here again. The price was right (about $70) and there were rooms available. If you plan to visit someone at UF on a busy weekend then you will want to book your hotel 2-3 months in advance. The breakfast was good the next day but the hotel was full so there weren't a lot of places to sit. Be prepared to grab what you want and then go back to your room. I did not like that I was on the 4th floor and on the opposide side of the only elevator in the building I was staying. I plan on staying at this hotel again and have made reservations to do so for Family Weekend.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Fort Myers, Florida
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

How can you start with a total wreck. Let's just say housekeeping needs to be improved. Maybe the staff is overworked or understaffed. Lots of mold in the bathroom along with numerous hairs of different sizes and colors. Unidentified material on the rug in the corners of the room. Undersized sheets with balled up mattress pad partially under the sheet and hanging over the side. Now the small stuff, tv goes out completely if the weather is bad anywhere in Gainesville. The WiFi needs to be rebooted almost every half hour, luckily you can do the from your room and good luck finding a seat at breakfast. I have stayed at a few La Quinta's with nice rooms but this one needs to change their name.

Room Tip: Rooms in another hotel would be better
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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melbourne,fl
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We were just up in Gainesville to help move our college daughter into her apartment. We have not stayed at a LaQuinta inn before and certainly do not plan to in the future after this stay. After getting to our room, we actually questioned even spending the night there, but it was after 11pm. and we just had no other choice. The room was very old and dirty looking. Sheets on the beds were stained, and we were just hoping that they had indeed been cleaned and changed. Shower tiles were stained, moldy and cracked. The carpet was dirty. Bathroom towels were as thin as a cheap washcloth. The bathroom door did not shut. The door inside the room did not lock and the hotel has exterior facing corridors. On the only positive note, at least the bed was comfortable, and when we woke up we could leave! While in Gainesville, I would definitely book only a Hilton brand or B&B in the future, as we have never had a problem with these. Should this option not be available, we would not make the trip! I absolutely do not recommend this place.

Room Tip: I think I am safe in assuming there are no good rooms at this place!!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about La Quinta Inn Gainesville

Address: 920 Northwest 69th Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32605
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Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access 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 #21 of 44 Hotels 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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