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“Good Price for a Good Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands

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Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands
Ranked #7 of 44 Hotels in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
New Jersey
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48 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good Price for a Good Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I really wanted to love this hotel after reading the reviews. However, it appeared to be very clean except for the one thing I just do not like in a hotel these days. I do not like a sheet-blanket combination on my bed. I much prefer a duvet and sheet.To me, they seem cleaner and more sanitary. Besides the sheet-blanket thing, the sheets and pillow cases seemed wrinkly, not like fresh linens..I don't know, maybe it's just me and my preference. Also, housekeeping did not replenish the amenities in our room during our stay (shampoo, coffee). Other than those minor things, it was a pleasant stay. Oh, except for the pointy toothpick my foot discovered under our bottom sheet.

The bathroom was large, granite shower only, and clean with granite counter tops.


The breakfast room was kept spotless by the lovely young man working there. He was polite and made sure you had whatever you needed including making your waffles for you. There was the usual variety of breakfast items you find in every transient hotels these days with something for everyone. Popcorn in the lobby was a nice touch. Microwave, fridge and coffee maker in the room. Free wifi. All in all, a nice, affordable hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Champlin, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

The stay was very nice in all respects. Clean, quiet, very safe, easy to get to, well located, exceptionally nice staff. The breakfast was particularly good with a wide variety of meats, eggs, rolls, yogurt, juices, breads, etc. Very comfortable soft bed and pillows. My only disappointment was that our refrigerator did not have a freezer compartment, but that is just us. The cost was fair, about $100, but not an outstanding value. Just a very good experience.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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The Villages, Florida
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74 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Check-in, check-out, accommodations, parking, location, noise levels all better than we expected. Never stayed at a Sleep Inn before, we got a very good rate for a 2 night stay, which caused us some trepidation...were we going to regret this? King bed room size was spacious and comfortable, with nice adjacent couch and sitting area. Bed was comfortable enough, no complaints, AC worked swell, good TV, desk, fridge and microwave (didn't use it) all make for a relaxing place to settle in for a couple nights. Only complaints: minimal walking noise from room above ours, bathroom was average clean - not above average clean, which is always a big plus for us. Breakfast buffet was good, acceptable - have had better...and worse too. Road noise from I-75 was minimal, you can hear tractor-trailers going by at times - but not enough to bother us or disturb sleep.
Didn't use or check out the pool - so no comment on it.

Room Tip: Try top floor, mid-building to East end for quietest rooms.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Gary A
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Wisconsin
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

It's a normal motel, quite comfortable, convenient location, well-priced and a very helpful staff. We had a minor emergency in the evening and the night clerk went way out of his way to help us out. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank das189
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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

After multiple visits, still impressed with cleanliness and customer service. Beds are extremely comfortable, slept like a baby. Whenever I am on the road, I look forward to staying at this property just off I-75. Staff very cordial and always helpful. I stay in many hotels and put this one at the top. Can't beat the price.. ..they exceed my expectations in all areas.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank billiwinski
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Michigan
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

We were heading to Disney parks and wanted just a short drive that morning. Stopped here for the night the night before Easter.

Pros: comfy beds, friendly service, clean. Demetric is the attendant in the breakfast room and he definitely needs a raise or a bonus or a promotion!!! He works hard, friendly to everyone, makes your waffles for you, everything stocked and clean and fresh, picked up my plates just as I was about to stand up to throw them out! Our room was very quiet even being right next to lobby on a busy spring break/holiday weekend!

Cons: pool outdoors and chilly. Otherwise this hotel exceeded expectations!

  • Stayed March 2013
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1 Thank Pentwater-vacationer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Very good stay, Michael at front desk helpful, clean room and good breakfast selection. Would definitely return there if in the area. Had microwave and refrigerator and good pillows. Price us right. Also, gentleman in breakfast room was quite pleasant.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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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
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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: 74
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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Also Known As:
Sleep Hotel Gainesville
Sleep Inn And Suites
Sleep Inn Gainesville
Gainesville Sleep Inn

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