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Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

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Navarre, Florida
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to stay if visiting UF. We were there for a Gator game. We could walk to the stadium, good restaurants, and fun bars. One problem only one parking spot per room on game weekends. We had two and it created a small problem.

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

Dear "Pete O," Greetings from the Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center! Much gratitude for your feedback. Indeed, we are THE PLACE TO STAY when "visiting UF" or any number of very appealing attractions in the city. As alluded to, the University and stadium are right across the street from the hotel as well as numerous other, hot dining spots and... More 

Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Accompanied wife for a business trip to the University. We are both individually Platinum IHG members. The front desk staff was helpful. Since the hotel breakfast does not start until 7:00, I asked for a close by alternative. The clerk suggested Bagels and Noodles next door that opens at 6:00. Unfortunately the place opens at 6:30 so headed down the... More 

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

Dear "jeffreystern," Thank you for your recent patronage and subsequent feedback. Absolutely, the property is a "good location" as we're across the street from the University and numerous well respected venues in the city. It is disappointing that we failed to meet all of your expectations however, your commentary is extremely important and will be shared with my entire team... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is located on the edge of the UF campus. It's an easy walk to a number of restaurants which is good because onsite parking can be a challenge during football weekends. The room was clean, in good repair and overlooked the pool We had a king size bed that was comfortable. There was a small frig, a microwave... More 

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2 Thank Nancy C
Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "Nancy C," Greetings from the beautiful Holiday Inn University Center Hotel in Gainesville! Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We're quite the busy spot during football weekends as well as any number of events across the street at the University. I am very happy that you were able to enjoy some of our in-room amenities including the "Keurig coffee... More 

Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the hotel is what it is for.. drop your kids to the university.. no komplaints.. decent rooms.. acceptable breakfast.. had to remind the reception for my welcome points...but thats no biggie ok place for a night

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

Dear "KudosKompliments," Good day! Thank you so very much for your recent patronage and feedback. Happy that we were able to meet your expectations. Please accept my apologies for our team's lapse with the welcome points, I assure you that that was the exception and not the norm. Hopefully we'll have the opportunity to accommodate you again in the very... More 

Miami, Florida, USA
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216 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is located across the northeast corner of campus. You can walk to a lot of different places to eat. There is a pizza place on the lower level of the hotel that was good. And Hotel has an outdoor pool on the deck on the second floor. We had two rooms both of which were clean and taken... More 

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

Dear "Dear DuffelBag," Greetings from the beautiful Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center! Thank you for your wonderful feedback and patronage. Many of our former guests share the same sentiment that our property is a "good hotel, great location..." Indeed, we are located on the northeast corner of the University and have been a hallmark in the city for many, many... More 

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68 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 

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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 4 weeks 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 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

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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45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

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 August 2, 2016

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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1 Thank gatorgirl122016
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 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
GreenLeadersSilver level
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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: $142 - $454 (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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