I've become a big fan of the Sleep Inn franchise recently. The hotels are generally newer and in better condition than rival chains. That was true in a recent stay in Sanford, Florida, and again here in Gainesville, where my room was spotlessly clean, comfortable and well-appointed. Check-in was friendly, courteous and efficient and breakfast was a lot of fun. There's a young dude in charge of the breakfast room who takes pride in looking after the guests and ensuring all the food and beverages are constantly fresh. He even wraps the apples individually in cling film - "You want somebody else pawing over YOUR apple?" he says with a smile.
The hotel is quiet because it's on a quiet side road, yet very close to a large upscale mall.
I cannot fault this place - my AAA rate for one night was $74 including tax - you don't usually get a hotel with an indoor corridor for that price, let alone one as impressive as this.
- 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. Recently renovated, this 100% Non-smoking hotel offers Complimentary Hot Breakfast, Free In-Room Internet, Business Center, Complimentary Shuttle Service (based on availability), and Guest Laundry Facility. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sleep Hotel Gainesville
- Sleep Inn And Suites
- Sleep Inn Gainesville
- Gainesville Sleep Inn