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Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

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06/11/2017 06/12/2017
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here graduation weekend. Even with the huge influx of people the staff was ready and we had a great experience. The best thing is we finally tried Pisano's. My son had been in g'ville for 3 years and we avoided this place because one he ate pizza everyday, two its in a hotel. DON'T LET THE LOCATION FOOL YOU....

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Tallahassee, Florida
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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

After reading previous reviews on this property, I have to concur with some of the reviewers in the aspects of small unimpressive room size (yet it was clean), noisy air conditioning unit, and ambient noise from the hallway and adjoining rooms. But overall I want to share the pleasant side of our visit to this property. The process of making...

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

Paul, It was a pleasure reading and sharing your review with our staff, especially with Tony. I'm very sorry to hear about your uncle and about all the problems that made this experience even more difficult. I'm glad that your son's service to our country was recognized by our team members and they were able to extend veterans rate to...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Adrian was extremely personable and professional!! The room was clean and much to our surprise, the beds were very comfortable (and we have TempurPedics at home). Rooftop pool was nice and gym was sufficient. Excellent location for campus and downtown. Will stay again!

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

Jackie, Thank you very much for your review. Adrian is awesome, and will be very happy to hear your kind words. We recently changed all our mattresses and our guests love them. Thank you for your patronage. We are looking forward to your next visit. Regards, Gene Klimovsky General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have held meetings here, room blocks for my out of town visitors and similar business purposes. Excellent prices with the bonus of renovations, being downtown for guests, and PIESANOS?! It doesn't get much better. Or does it? Shuttles? yes. Amazing staff that go above and beyond? The examples are too numerous. The changes of the past couple years have...

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1Thank Valkyrie S
Davie, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Adjacent restaurant is Pisano's. We didn't stay on the property but came specifically for pizza, beer and the rolls on the recommendation of college students. Fresh baked Italian rolls served with Italian dressing on the bottom of the plate worth the visit, we would return just for that.

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1Thank FamilyGU
Melrose, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The renovation as the Hotel are great. New ballroom and breakfast bar look great. Place is making great strides in fixing its image. Staff is great to work with and are very courteous and helpful. Well worth the time to make a stop there if you are in the area.

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2Thank Frances C
Reviewed April 19, 2017

I had a few nights to stay in Gainsville and I happened to book at this Holiday Inn. I must say this location as very nice and accommodating. The beds were very comfortable and it was conveinantly located right next to the univeristy. I would stay here again!

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

Ryan, Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you for mentioning our comfortable beds....we just replaced every single mattress. It is great to know that we picked the right product. Once again, thank you for your feedback and for your patronage. We look forward to your next stay. Regards, Gene Klimovsky General Manager

Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

As an IHG platinum elite member that uses the members hotels a lot, this is a outdated hotel. Not withstanding the pool, every thing was old and smelly. Great location that's about it. If I could get my points back I would

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

Jeffrey, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are working daily to modernize and renovate our property. Our new breakfast cafe and meeting space will open in a couple of weeks. There is a plan to completely renovate our hotel. Your opinion and patronage are extremely important to us as a hotel and as a brand overall. Therefore, I...

Weston, Florida
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Very old and outdated place. The rooms smell a little, the mattress felt like you were going to roll out of the bed any minute and the amount of light that comes through the door cracks it's very annoying. Breakfast was very poor too.

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

DonatoInWeston, Thank you for your review and for your constructive criticism. We have recently upgraded our mattresses and are getting very positive feedback on them. We will be addressing the issue with the light coming through the door cracks. I have instructed our Chief Engineer to change/ add weather strips to every door. This is an ongoing project. Also, we...

Miami
Reviewed April 11, 2017

I recently stayed at the Holiday Inn in Gainesville, Florida. The hotel is conveniently located near the University of Florida. There were lots of options for eating out and many of them were in walking distance. The hotel rooms were clean and the beds were incredibly comfortable. The front desk staff were all very young, probably students at the college,...

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

Miami_Fly_Girl, Thank you for sharing your experience about your recent stay at the Holiday Inn University Center. I'm very happy to hear that you found our beds "incredibly comfortable". Few days ago we have upgraded our mattresses. I will definitely share your feedback with the maintenance staff, since they were the ones who did all the heavy lifting. Also, thank...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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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 Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5118
Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range: $131 - $210 (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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Holiday Inn Gainesville University Hotel Gainesville
Gainesville Holiday Inn
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“You are in Gainesville, there really are no good views.”
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“Convenient to the University of Florida, Has a great restaurant on-site.”
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“Pool view rooms are very nice”
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“In the heart of everything, lots of food options within walking distance.”
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“Pool view is quite nice”
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