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Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited our college kids, and made it a weekend of it by enjoying the great pool. Its a large roof top pool with views of the stars. The front desk staff is professional, rooms are clean, and the king size bed very comfortable. What more could you ask for this price? Will book again.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location is great. Staff is nice. Hotel Is older. Beds not very comfortable. Bathroom wallpaper starting to come off wall. It is what it is. I'm Sure there is better but I'm sure there is much worse! Room was clean. I think my biggest concern is the beds. I just slept so bad! May be time to replace the mattress.... More 

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3 Thank Ckz115
HIGainesville, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "Ckz115," Good evening. Thank you so very much for your recent patronage and subsequent feedback. We're very happy that you considered our hotel a "great" location and found our staff to be "nice." Please accept my apologies for the wallpaper not being appealing - that will be addressed. Indeed, the hotel has been a pillar in the community for... More 

Hawkinsville, Georgia
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37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As I checked out the person who checked me out was great and friendly,I did not realize it was about 4 minutes past their 11 am checkout.The other person as I walked away very loudly said to the one who checked me out that it was after 11am,had she already closed out my bill? That was poor service and just... More 

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HIGainesville, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "family335002," Thank you so very much for your recent patronage and subsequent feedback. We apologize for the inconveniences you experienced. I assure you that your experience was the exception and not the norm. Your commentary will be shared with each member of my team with the desire of ensuring that no other guest(s) experiences as such. We appreciate your... More 

Springfield, Illinois
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this Holiday Inn on a recent trip to the graduate school at UF. I was surprised at how close it is to the university! In fact, I don't think a person could get much closer. Although the university is on a sprawling campus, the buildings I needed (and the Reitz Union) were very close to this particular... More 

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HIGainesville, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "brmanker," Thank you so very much for your feedback and recent patronage. We are very happy that you summarized our hotel to be "decent lodging with a stellar location." Many others have and continue to share that same sentiment. The location simply cannot be beat if your need is to be at or near the beautiful and world renowned... More 

Weston, Florida
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75 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to walk to the UF campus or stadium, the location of this hotel is great. However, this hotel is old and everything is old & outdated. It's really rundown and not in keeping with Holiday Inn standards. We were surprised that Holiday Inn would allow one of their hotels to be in this condition. I assume the... More 

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Thank Buddy H
HIGainesville, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "Buddy H," Good morning. Thank you for your feedback and recent patronage. Absolutely, "the location of this hotel is great" if your need is to be near the University or many of the wonderful venues in Gainesville. Indeed, we're right across the street from the highly regarded University of Florida. We're disappointed that you were not happy with the... More 

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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Holiday Inn Gainsville University Center because of the location to university of Florida. The rooms were neet and clean and the beds were very comfortable. My only complaint was that the window unit AC did not work the best and had trouble cooling the room to a comfortable temperature. The restaurant Pizzano's that it attached to... More 

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2 Thank Leslie V
HIGainesville, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "Leslie V," Greetings from the beautiful Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center! Thank you for your wonderful feedback regarding our hotel and Piesanos. Our apologies regarding the air conditioning unit, I assure you that it will be addressed immediately. Your comments will be shared with my entire team. Hopefully we'll have the opportunity to accommodate you again in the relatively... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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176 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms here are a bit outdated but the hotel overall is fairly nice. There is a great Italian restaurant connected to the hotel that's accessible via the lobby. At check-in I was given a free drink voucher to use at the restaurant because of my IHG Spire status and I definitely appreciated this. The hotel also has a nice... More 

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HIGainesville, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "Evan M," Thank you for your commentary and recent patronage. Please be assured that your feedback will be shared with my team as well as our partner in Piesanos. We're happy that you were able to enjoy our beautiful rooftop pool on the 3rd floor. It has an amazing view of the University and the soon to open, mult-faceted... More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot say enough about this establishment!! Staff, from front desk, to valet, to cleaning were fantastic!! The rooms were larger than expected & extremely clean. The beds/pillows were so comfortable. Did I mention the staff?!? There wasn't anything they wouldn't do to make our stay more enjoyable!!! The rooftop pool was such a welcome relief after a long hot... More 

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2 Thank CMAX4
HIGainesville, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "CMAX4," How does one top that - "Incredible Experience!!!!!!" ? My team and I were speechless after reading your review and very thankful that we were able to meet and EXCEED your expectations! Undoubtedly, I will share your feedback with my entire team, Piesanos (particularly David and Eric), as well as our ownership group. Much gratitude to you for... More 

Bradenton, Florida
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60 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I wish a professional looked at the cleanliness of the room. Surface clean but the bathroom was sad. The exhaust fan had never been cleaned and it looked pathetic. Caulking was cracked and classic poor maintenance visible. The breakfast was 10.95 per person and there was less food than the Hampton Inn free breakfast. I wish these nice people luck... More 

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HIGainesville, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "bobg13," Thank you for your recent patronage. We appreciate your expertise offered in cleanliness and food offering. Obviously we're embarrassed and disappointed that we failed to meet your expectations, but rest assured that each of your concerns will be shared with my team and addressed immediately. Please accept our sincerest apologies for your experience. Although contrary to many others,... More 

Cape Coral, Florida
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129 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After years of this hotel's neglect I was extremely upset when my wife booked this place when we went to get our daughter from UF. Quite honestly I was surprised. It's about time Holiday Inn cracked down on these owners. It was painted. Comfortable beds and thankfully new carpets!! We even could use the pool and they decorated this nicely... More 

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1 Thank Don V
HIGainesville, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "Don V," Good day! We truly appreciate your commentary regarding your recent visit and very happy that we exceeded your expectations. There have been many upgrades over the past couple of years and several on the horizon such as a new breakfast café and enhanced meeting space. Hopefully we'll have the opportunity to host you and your wife again... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Holiday Inn University Center is surrounded on all sides by the University of Florida, local shops & boutiques, restaurants, in 'the Heart of Gainesville.' This 6 story 'almost on campus' city landmark offers a roof-top swimming pool surrounded by 14,000 sq. Ft. Of 'sunning' space. The fitness room is located adjacent to the pool on the third floor. Complimentary transportation is provided to the airport and local hospitals daily from 7am-11pm. Free High-speed Wireless Internet service, In-room movies, are available in all rooms. The hotel offers an open and spacious lobby with open business center. The hotel has also recently completed the Holiday Inn Relaunch and features luxury linens, fresh pillow selection, and new signage. Piesanos, an exciting new Italian themed restaurant, is open 7 days a week serving lunch and dinner. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

Address: 1250 W University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601
Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range: $125 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center 3*
Number of rooms: 167
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Gainesville University Hotel Gainesville
Gainesville Holiday Inn
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Gainesville
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