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“Good for the Dollar” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands

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Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands
Ranked #8 of 45 Hotels in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
Panama City, Florida
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51 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Good for the Dollar”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

Really didn't think much of the Hotel until I viewed the room. It was very good for the price. Very quiet on the first floor. Safe and secure. I would stay their again. The King Suite Room is the best for the dollar. If you need a small refrigerator they will furnish you with one. Call ahead and look for discounts. I stayed for under $55.00. True deal for a good room.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jerry T
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Florida
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012

Hotel experience goes with the saying "You get what you pay for". Room is very basic and a bit on the drab side. Mattresses have seen better days (or nights). Frig and microwave are handy (and thankfully, the frig runs quietly). Housekeeping could stand to spend more time on these rooms--dirt and dust in all corners of room and bathroom, dust on dresser/desktop behind the desktop lamp, the inside back of toilet seat lid was dirty and stained, mold on floor where it met shower. Walls are paper-thin. Was not a problem the first night, as no one was in adjacent room. Second night we were awakened at 5am by noise from people next door talking and their TV on. Sounded like they were in our room--could easily hear conversation word for word.
Breakfast was very basic, but did have some hot items (eggs and a meat dish), and the breakfast room guy made waffles for people.
Front desk was extremely friendly and accomodating (graciously adjusted my rate when I had to downgrade from a king suite to 2 beds). Breakfast room guy had a very positve, upbeat attitude on both mornings and provided friendly service.
We liked the idea of saving money with the great rates, and could put up with the lack of perfect cleanliness, but dont know if we'd return due to the thin walls and old mattresses.

Room Tip: All king suites face the interstate--truck noise is obvious. Quieter rooms on opposite side of buil...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Travelspirit
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Gainesville, Florida
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59 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

While having our home renovated, we needed an extra place to put a traveling family member. I rented a non-smoking handicapped room. It was very large and extremely clean. It also was very reasonably priced with AAA discount for the two nights needed. Easy to find off of the interstate at ARcher Road exit. Plenty of nearby restaurants. It worked out very well, and we were pleased.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank packliteFl0rida
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Winter Springs, FL
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

…unless you have to get up early like we did!

This Sleep Inn is located right off Archer Road, a main thoroughfare in G-ville. Shand’s Hospital is just down the road and U of F just two miles to the southwest part of the campus.
There’s lots of stores close in on Archer – Target, Wal-Mart and Kohl’s - and even more restaurants to choose from.

We were in King bed “suite” with a sofa sleeper. The room was a good size and was very clean and comfortable. The “suite” part may have been misplaced since there was no real wall between the sofa and table and the bed. Just a really short, and small, partition.

The room was on the first floor, near the vending machines and ice maker but that did not cause any sleepless nights. The hotel is literally a stone’s throw from I-75 but we didn’t even notice any traffic noise. However, our second-floor neighbors liked to pace the floor into the wee hours so they made up for the missing traffic noise.

The bathroom was a good size. For families, the vanity is in with the shower and toilet so plan ahead for those 30-minute shower types tying up the facilities.

The hotel's breakfast had the usual: scrambled eggs, sausage, waffle makers, cereals, yogurts, etc. The dining area was a bit cramped but the gentleman staffing it while we were there was exceptionally helpful and friendly. Give that man a raise! There’s also a business center with two computers, an outdoor pool, wi-fi and cookies and popcorn in the afternoon.

This is a great choice if you are staying in Gainesville and want one of the nicer, high-end economy chain hotels.

Good: Really clean and well-maintained hotel, helpful staff, convenient to I-75 with a popcorn machine in the lobby, easy parking out front

Not so good: Small breakfast area

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank JackTripper_Adv
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Laurys Station, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

Stayed here for a Univ. of Florida orientation trip in July 2012. The hotel was clean and comfortable; staff was nice. There is no bar or restuarant in the hotel, however you are in a 1 mile radius to a number of different eating establishments. The breakfast included a limited number of selections, but was very good. Best value for the dollar!!

Room Tip: The hotel is set back from the main road, so you can't see the hotel until you make the turn
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Joe Z
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Englewood, Florida
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

Stayed here one night during a long trip and found everything to be just as one would want. Great rooms, comfortable beds, and Cheri Thomas at the front desk was absolutely great - very efficient and helpful and personable. Will make a point of stopping here again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank D S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

I had checked into the Sleep Inn as my daughter was in Shands Hospital. After a few days, they were transferring her to Orlando. Due to tropical storm Debby, I was unable to access any information for a hotel in Orlando. I went to the front desk and explained my dilemma and the receptionist, Taylor was most helpful. She located one of the Choice hotels in the Orlando area close to the hospital, made my reservation, printed directions from Gainesville to Orlando and from that hotel to the hospital. I truly appreciated her assistance and she completed this all with professionalism and a smile! My room at Sleep Inn and Suites was clean, quite and comfortable. I will be sure to book a Choice hotel in the future when I travel and will definately stay at this location when visiting Gainesville.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank cheryl a
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Additional Information about Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands

Property: Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands
Address: 4110 SW 40th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608-2306
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Gainesville
#6 Family Hotel in Gainesville
#8 Romantic Hotel in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands 2.5*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sleep Inn & Suites of Gainesville Florida is situated at I-75 and Archer Road. Very convenient to the University of Florida, Shands Hospital, VA Hospital, shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Newly constructed in 2008, this 100% Non-smoking hotel offers Complimentary Hot Breakfast, Free In-Room Internet, Business Center, and Guest Laundry Facility. ... more   less 
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