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Atlanta, GA
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

When we initially checked in, the room we were assigned smelled strongly of bleach. We asked for a new room and they moved us quickly, nicely, and efficiently - and immediately began airing out the other room. It was a game weekend and the hotel was full - so not sure how the room was for someone else. The fixtures... More 

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1 Thank Becky M
Ashley G, Front Office Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review

Thank you Becky for the 4 star review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are coming up on a renovation to give the hotel a nice face lift. The rooms and lobby are soon have a new look and feel. We will not lose the rustic charm. I hope that you were able... More 

Melbourne, Florida
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23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

stayed here last week while my husband had surgery at Shands. It was very comfortable, beds were comfy, loved the 2 hour free happy hour in very relaxing atmosphere, and hospitable staff. We had a problem with the toilet, called front desk and the repair man was there in less than 10 minutes. Close to all good restaurants and shopping.... More 

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Ashley G, Front Office Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review

Thank you Vanessa. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here at The Lodge at Gainesville. We are a hotel of choice when our guests are coming for visits to the local hospitals. We strive to offer the best in hospitality with clean and comfortable rooms with a touch of rustic charm. With the best... More 

Sanford, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Very please with the stay , the staff was very friendly , the room was clean and was well kept throughout our stay. Despite all of the events and different guest (baseball , softball , car show) staying for the weekend.. the staff stay fantastic all weekend. Thanks again to the staff , we will be staying again next year... More 

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Ashley G, Front Office Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review

Thank you Eddie for the great review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us hear at The Lodge at Gainesville. We had a very full hotel due to all the wonderful events that were going on in the Gainesville area. We were happy to be one of the host hotels for Slamfest 2015 and we... More 

Tampa, Florida
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46 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Stayed one night while we attended a football game. Check in was quick and easy. Room was clean, but very musty smelling. However, we had some time to spare before the game and decided to hang out in the lobby a while. The lobby furniture was very dirty and stained, as was the carpet. This hotel is in desperate need... More 

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Thank Yvette M
Ashley G, Front Office Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review

Thank you Yvette for taking time to complete this review. I understand you were disappointed with the look of the hotel, that is soon to change. I am excited to hear that we kept our Lodge Promise of clean and comfortable rooms with the best in hospitality with a touch of rustic charm. I am happy to hear that you... More 

Westfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We enjoyed our 7-night stay here recently, and would definitely stay again. The staff was friendly, there is a decent free breakfast buffet with eggs and waffles every am, although the coffee was awful. There is also a nightly free happy 2-hour with popcorn. The rooms are clean and pleasant, but a little sparce.

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Ashley G, Front Office Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to complete this review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We strive to offer the best in hospitality with a touch of rustic charm. We are coming up on a renovation soon where we will have a whole new look and feel. I hope to see you again soon.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

The Lodge at Gainesville was very comfortable, friendly staff, clean and provides a very nice breakfast. I heard there is a very nice happy hour but the focus was on my daughter do didn't get a chance to take advantage. The price was right booking through TripAdvisor especially during a busy time in Gainesville like the beginning of the school... More 

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Ashley G, Front Office Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review

Thank you Patrick for the 4 star review. I am happy to hear that we will be your hotel of choice while in the Gainesville area. We are a host hotel for the Florida Gators. I hope on your next visit you get to take advantage of the great amenities that we have to offer. We strive to offer the... More 

sebastian, florida
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56 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I stayed there a couple weeks ago for a meeting. I found the happy hour a refreshing treat and the rooms were clean and nice. Our meeting room was perfect for about 20 of us. The staff is also very friendly. The room rate was reasonable-probably due to the time of year before students and parents are in town. I... More 

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Ashley G, Front Office Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review

Thank you Pauly. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here at The Lodge at Gainesville. I am pleased we could accommodate you while here in Gainesville on business. Our meeting space is great for many types of functions. I will make sure to extend a thank you to our Sales Team. Hope to see... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Pros: Price is good. Free cocktails and popcorn for 2 hours every day. Staff is very nice. Cons: Breakfast has gone downhill since it was the Cabot Lodge. Breakfast has way too much unhealthy food--heavy on the sugar and white flour in various forms. The scrambled eggs were hardly edible--probably powdered. No whole grain anything except Raisin Bran cereal. On... More 

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Thank Margaret C
Ashley G, Front Office Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review

Thank you Margaret for taking time to complete this review. We value all guest feed back whether positive or negative. We want to know what we need to improve on. I will make sure to address this with our Food and Beverage Manager to ensure we have a breakfast that will work for all of our guests. We are coming... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

We were moved to this hotel due to an over-booking in the hilton. This is our new place to stay when in Gainesville. Great rooms, great price and nice staff. The breakfast offering was very impressive as well. Nice job!

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Ashley G, Front Office Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review

Thank you Barnette Family for the 5 star review. I am please to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you The Lodge at Gainesville is your new hotel of choice when coming to the the Gainesville area. We offer the best in hospitality with a touch of rustic charm. Our amenities can not be beat from... More 

Tampa, Florida
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122 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is the first time I stayed at the Lodge at Gainesville. The regular hotel we stay at did not respond to our request. I loved the lobby with big fireplace(did not see it lit). But impressive. Big hotel right off I-75 so easy trips for work and hospital. Breakfast was good, but chaotic set up. Nice reception at night... More 

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Thank Robin R
Ashley G, Front Office Manager at The Lodge at Gainesville, responded to this review

Thank you Robin for the 5 star review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us in August. Its still a little hot in temperature to turn on our inviting fireplace, in the colder months we will definitely have it lit. We hope to see you then. I hope you were able to enjoy our great... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about The Lodge at Gainesville

Address: 3726 SW 40th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608-2349 (Formerly Cabot Lodge)
Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range: $185 - $520 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Lodge at Gainesville 2.5*
Number of rooms: 208
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Also Known As:
Cabot Hotel Gainesville
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Gainesville
#12 Business Hotel in Gainesville
#13 Family Hotel in Gainesville
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