When transporting service animals from overseas, I fly into Orlando Airport and then drive up to Gainesville. I'd finally had enough of the Delta Tau Chi conditions in Hilton pet-friendly properties there and discovered this new Hampton.
What a treat! Beautiful colors and a much higher grade of construction and technology amenities than found in more expensive properties. Even though the location is close to the interstate, they retained many of the old growth trees and kept the land contours instead of bulldozing and filling everything into asphalt monotony.
The staff are friendly, competent, professional and genuinely helpful. From watching them deal effectively with challenging situations, I suspect they train by juggling chain saws, porcupines and open razors. With very little attrition.
I hate to ruin the place with popularity but if you have business in Gainesville during those nightmarish times when UF has a game or a graduation; invest the 45 minute drive and stay here. The price is much more reasonable, the pace more relaxing and you won't miss anything except the Gator Chaos.
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