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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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Copperas Cove, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

My stay was pleasant. They were reconstructing the room next to me and that woke me up but overall it was a pleasant stay.

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nalarakhia, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn Gainesville FL, responded to this review

Thank you vert much for your review of your stay at the Howard Johnson Express in Gainesville, FL. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. We do apologize for the renovation noise and dust. We are remodelling and are sorry for the inconvenience. We do hope you will stay with us again the next time you are...

Warner Robins, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice hotel. Mediocre location. Paper thin walls let you here voices from the next room. WiFi so slow as to be effectively useless. I resorted to using my phone data plan in order to have usable data speed. Dial up would have been more useful than the hotel WiFi

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nalarakhia, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn Gainesville FL, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of your stay at the Howard Johnson Express in Gainesville, FL. We are very sorry to hear your stay was not enjoyable. We have passed your comments regarding the WIFI to our management team for review. Thank you.

Tipperary, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only needed an inexpensive overnight stop en route to Orlando airport and this hotel fulfilled the brief. The property is dated and the room was a bit shabby (esp.carpet) but clean enough. A couple of Asian restaurants within walking distance.

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nalarakhia, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn Gainesville FL, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of your stay at the Howard Johnson Express in Gainesville, FL. We appreciate you choosing our hotel en route your journey. Please note that we are making upgrades to the property including the carpet. We have passed your comments to our management team for review. Thank you.

Weston, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Need for a 4 hour later checkout time,for which I was prepared to pay extra, was categorically denied requiring reserving the room for two nights instead of one. Inquiry about a Shands discount also denied. Room had an unidentifiable unpleasant odor requiring running the A/C fan constantly to keep odor at a minimum. No snack foods available on property, only...

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nalarakhia, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn Gainesville FL, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of your stay at the Howard Johnson Express in Gainesville, FL. We are sorry, but our policies do not allow for late checkouts beyond one hour. Also, we do not offer discounts for Shands Hospital during peak season, which we are in currently. We have passed your comments onto our management team for...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed January 20, 2017

Due to visit at Shands stayed over 2 nights. It was a last minute reservation so I didn't have an opportunity to ask for a downstairs room. There are NO elevators. My husband is handicapped. When I asked for a downstairs room I was told there were none available. I NEVER saw anyone in any of the downstairs rooms that...

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Thank you very much for your review of your stay at the Howard Johnson Express in Gainesville, FL. We are very sorry to hear that our staff was unable to accommodate your request. Please do understand that we aim to meet all of our guest requests, but unfortunately, we were unable to give you a lower floor room as they...

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed January 12, 2017

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Reviewed January 11, 2017

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
Reviewed January 7, 2017

The staff at this location are both friendly and courteous. The rooms are clean, comfortable and immaculately kept daily. I'm not huge on pre-packaged pastry/cereal which primarily makes the continental breakfast bar, but the close proximity to stores and restaurants makes this a non issue. If you want clean, affordable, comfort while traveling to Gainesville make sure to spend the...

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Thank you very much for your review! We are very happy to hear that your stay was enjoyable and clean. We hope you will stay with us again on your next visit to Gainesville, FL.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are newly remodeled and finished our remodel late 2010. We now have new bed, new bedspreads, new carpets, new exterior, new interiors and offer a quaint breakfast selection. We still have our sparkling clean pool, and plenty of parking. We accommodate students, parents, truckers and travelers of all kinds, though, we are sorry we do not accept pets. We are conveniently located close to the Football stadium of the University of Florida, Shands Hospital, the VA Hospital, Gainesville Airport, and Gainesville Racetrack (home of GatorNational). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Howard Johnson Express Inn Gainesville FL

Address: 3820 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-3510
Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range: $75 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn Gainesville FL 2*
Number of rooms: 39
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Howard Johnson Gainesville
Gainesville Howard Johnson
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#15 Business Hotel in Gainesville
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“I was on the 2nd floor in a king sized room”
 of 5 bubbles maureenf258, Feb 6, 2016 | Read review
“don't stay here”
 of 5 bubbles D9189JSgeorges, Mar 22, 2015 | Read review
“We used AARP and booked a king non-smoking. 2nd floor corner. Very quiet and roomy.”
 of 5 bubbles marceliuss, Jan 27, 2015 | Read review
“Rooms are better on the first floor, so you don't have to drag suitcases up two fights of stairs. You can also park right in front of your hotel room door and unload.”
 of 5 bubbles veronicaw639, Dec 29, 2014 | Read review
“Try to get a room not on an end where you have to roll your suitcases around a partition. Bring your own pillow.”
 of 5 bubbles Peas2013, Dec 13, 2014 | Read review
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