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Howard Johnson Express Inn Gainesville FL

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Atlanta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was worth the money. A/C was off so it took a while to cool down. The door was a bit triicky to unlock. Ibthink it may be time to update. I have stayed in worrst and obviously stayed in much better. Overall its not bad.

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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. We are planning to renovate certain aspects of our property in the next few months. We do hope you will come back to see our new look. More 

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Room was clean and tidy. Breakfast was good and basic (maybe add some peanut butter in the condiments?...). Checking in and out was easy and quick. Bed was comfy too. The outside of the hotel has a certain pleasant appeal to it as well. It's a peaceful location.Thank you for a great stay!

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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. We are very pleased to hear your stay was enjoyable. We do hope you will come back and stay with us again on your next visit. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place was nice and staff was friendly. There isn't a whole lot directly near the hotel and definitely nothing within walking distance. It is close to the stadium however and this is a good place to stay for a night or two.

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear our staff was pleasant and friendly, and made your stay enjoyable. We do hope to see you on your next visit to the area. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Howard Johnson Express was a very nice place to stay, with good accommodations. Staff was attentive. My service animal was allowed with no problem. Clean linen,great pillows. Short drive to Shands or V.A. Hospitals.

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

Thank you for your review. We are very happy to hear your stay was enjoyable. We are sensitive to the needs of our guests and were happy to accommodate your service animal. We do hope you will return on your next visit. More 

Mobile, Alabama
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for the football game. Staff was very nice and rooms were clean. Bed was very comfortable.

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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 happy to hear you enjoyed your stay while in town for the Gator game. We do hope you will return on your next visit. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location for a Gator game weekend, nice room and breakfast. Friendly staff, comfy bed, firm pillows.

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

Thank you for your review. We hope you had a great time at the Gator game, and enjoyed your stay with us. Please, do visit us again on your next trip to Gainesville. More 

Jacksonville
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my wife stay at this motel every time we go to Gainesville! Rooms are nice and clean and staff are friendly and on top of that the price is reasonable as well. Will definitely stay there again!

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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! We love to hear feedback from our repeat guests. We are so thankful that you choose to give your business to the Howard Johnson Express whenever you visit Gainesville. Thank you! More 

Leesburg, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Average hotel, my friend was rooming with me but arrived before me, they did not let her check in and she had to use the restroom very bad and they did not let her do that either, they said they only had bathrooms in the guest rooms.... Room was average.. Asked for more pillows & she brought up 2.. That... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are sorry about your friends experience. However, we have enforced security measures for our guests safety. The room was registered under your name, therefore, we can only check in the guest whose name was on the reservation. We hope the rest of your stay was enjoyable. Thank you More 

Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights. Beds comfortable, very clean room. Fresh clean towels. Good free breakfast , fruit ,yogurt, juice ,coffee,muffins,oatmeal,cereal , milk. Manger Paul Patel very helpful. Placed 4 couples rooms together. Very nice.

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

Thank you very kindly for your review and rating. We thank you for your business and are very pleased you enjoyed your stay. We do hope you will stay with us again on your next visit. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
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: $70 - $193 (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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Also Known As:
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Howard Johnson Gainesville
Gainesville Howard Johnson
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Gainesville
#15 Business Hotel in Gainesville
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