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Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

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27 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this hotel because it was on campus and with the start of the school year not much else was available. We selected the suite. It has two double beds and the bathroom was so small my roommate and I couldn't fit in it at the same time. The room was hardly a suite. More like a 10*10 storage... More 

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Thank Amber G
Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "Amber G," Greetings from the Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center. Thank you for your patronage. Your feedback is disappointing as we're not quite sure why there is an impression that our hotel contains suites. We do not promote that offering in any print or online media. For a very limited time period, a complimentary continental breakfast was presented. Now,... More 

Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you've been looking for a hotel in Gainesville you probably realized there aren't many to choose from. That's why this hotel wins by default. The location is great! It is close to UF so if you are in town visiting your kids or for a special occasion like graduation this works out pretty well. It is also walking distance... More 

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1 Thank illsaygiselle
Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "illsaygiselle," Thank you for your recent patronage and subsequent feedback. Absolutely, "the location is great" as we're right across the street from the University. We appreciate the fact that you felt the hotel was clean and our rooms spacious. It is disappointing that we failed to meet all of your expectations however, your commentary is important to us and... More 

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60 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well the Drive into the hotel looks well kept with the entrance But the rooms were not and i was sick or had a cold and i was wondering well holiday inn is this were you put your sick kids i was also saying that to myself about the bathroom as well but the tv was fine. and i Loved... More 

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Thank Alex D
Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "Alex D," Thank you for your feedback and recent patronage. It is disappointing that we failed to meet your expectations however, your comments will be shared with my entire team and utilized as a training opportunity. Thank you again for that feedback. We wish you the best in your future travels... Respectfully, Odyssey Leach General Manager More 

Westport, Connecticut
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about this hotel was "just enough"; just clean enough (hopefully), just close enough to UF. At the discounted rate of $190/ night, the hotel did not merit another $10+ each for breakfast. If I'd known what an absolute dump Gainesville is, I would have stayed farther away, at a better hotel.

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Thank melissamC7314HS
HIGainesville, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "melissamC7314HS," Thank you so very much for your feedback and recent patronage. Our apologies for not meeting your expectations however, I assure you that many others have a different perception and have expressed as such. Secondly, Gainesville is a wonderful destination and has much to offer those who visit the University, one of our world class medical facilities, any... More 

Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Louie Dager, bellboy at the Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center is the best reason this hotel is great! What an amazing representative of this hotel. He is incredibly friendly, eager to assist with all one's needs, knowledgeable with points of interest in the area and a very personable gentleman. There is no one better! Thank you Louie for all you... More 

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

Dear "gatorgirl122016," Thank you so very much for your recent patronage and feedback. My team and I are ecstatic to hear that you had an enjoyable stay. Your commentary will be shared with my entire team, particularly Louie Dager, our Bellman Extraordinaire! He is an excellent role model for the high service level we strive to present throughout. Thank you... More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 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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1 Thank Piperlaurie
HIGainesville, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "Piperlaurie," Thank you so very much for your feedback and patronage while visiting your kids across the street at the University. Your commentary will be shared with my entire team, particularly our Front Desk and Housekeeping superstars. We're very happy that you enjoyed the "roof top pool with views of the stars" - actually every evening up there is... More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 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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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 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

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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1 Thank family335002
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 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

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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1 Thank brmanker
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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80 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
GreenLeadersSilver level
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
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $127 - $370 (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
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#2 Green Hotel in Gainesville
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