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“Gainesville Florida getaway weekend” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville

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Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville
Ranked #12 of 44 Hotels in Gainesville
Beverly, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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“Gainesville Florida getaway weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This was the best hotel in the area to stay for a quick visit to Gainesville for my niece's baby shower. The Gators were out of town, so this was perfect. Beautiful rooms, reasonably priced, staff was very helpful, great gym and pool.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank JoanL1959
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tom m, Manager at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Dear JoanL1959,
Thank you for the five star review about your recent stay with us here at the Hilton in Gainesville. We are very pleased with the service that our staff does provide to each and every guest.
Next time you are planning a trip please let us know. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Warm Regards,
Tom MacDonald
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Not impressed with this hotel. I consider a Hilton to be a step above your average chain hotel, but this property was mediocre at best. Very convenient to UF, very nice pool and workout area but the service was lacking. Check in was poor, was told there were no kings available despite having booked it months ago. When pressured, the clerk did manage to find a king room. Check in took entirely too long as a result. No free breakfast, no tissues in bathroom, room not made up as of 2 pm so far, Internet goes out constantly, not free in rooms, no newspapers offered. These amenities are commonly found in lesser chains. No real reason to stay at this property unless here for a conference. Not cheap either.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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tom m, Manager at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear Blujewel,
I very much appreciate the feedback that you provided about your stay at the Hilton Gainesville Hotel & Conference Center. I am sorry that we failed to meet your expectations during your stay with us. I have spoken with the front office team about your concerns and we have worked to correct the issues you experienced. I have also spoken with our housekeeping team about the issues in the guest room, and those have been corrected as well.
Blujewel, please let me know next time your travels bring you to Gainesville as I hope we can show you that what you experienced is not standard. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Warm Regards,
Tom MacDonald
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Spring Hill, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Friendly,helpful staff,clean facilities,would stay again. I recommend this facility without any hesitations,location is on campus,very convenient to students and families. Five minutes from Shands,excellent place to stay for the big game no matter who you are routing for. Alot of Tebow pictures,who doesn't like and respect Tebow!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Review collected in partnership with Hilton Hotels & Resorts

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Thank Robert H
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tom m, Manager at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear Robert H,
Thank you very much for your feedback about your stay. We do have a very convenient location to Shands, UF and "The Swamp". You are correct we do welcome both sides during all events, from Volleyball to Soccer, and Football alike.
We look forward to seeing you again soon on your next trip to Gainesville.

Warm Regards,
Tom MacDonald
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Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Conveniently located to campus with shuttle transportation to the stadium right out the front door. Staff were friendly and efficiently even to the opposing team fans. Breakfast was excellent. Will definitely book this hotel again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Ellen R
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tom m, Manager at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear Ellen R,
Thank you very much for the five star review about your recent stay at the Hilton Gainesville. It was great to hear that you had a good stay, and that all breakfast was excellent.
We look forward to seeing you again soon, and please let us know when you return.

Warm Regards,
Tom MacDonald
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Lakeland, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Great location and excellent staff. I visited for a University of Florida football weekend so the price was much higher than the typical rate. But the convenience due to location and transportation to and from the game made it an excellent experience.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Review collected in partnership with Hilton Hotels & Resorts

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Thank Ronald F
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tom m, Manager at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear Ronald F,
Thank you for the feedback about your recent stay at the Hilton Gainesville during football weekend. Our location is very convenient to the stadium and we are pleased you had an excellent experience.
Please let us know when your travels bring you back to Gainesville again.

Warm Regards,
Tom MacDonald
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

If you're coming to Gainesville to visit UF, this is a viable choice with a convenient location. However, the hotel needs some general renovations. Staff is friendly & helpful but front desk takes forever to answer! Limited rooms with king beds, so I was stuck with 2 doubles and there's only one of me!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Erin J
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tom m, Manager at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear Erin J,
We very much appreciate your feedback from your recent stay at the Hilton Gainesville. I am sorry that it took some time to answer the telephone. I have worked personally with the front office team and we are working to improve our response time. I have also spoken with our engineering team and we are working on improvements to the entire property.
Erin, please let us know when your travels bring you back to Gainesville.

Warm Regards,
Tom MacDonald
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Washington DC, United States
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

$400 for basic room because of game weekend. expected more for the price but i guess its supply and demand. located at the periphery of campus. no mini fridge. towels were so so. toiletries were fine. friendly staff

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Review collected in partnership with Hilton Hotels & Resorts

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Thank Sandra J
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tom m, Manager at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Dear Sandra J,
Thank you for the feedback that you provided from your at the Hilton Gainesville. I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations during your stay. I will make sure that the feedback you provided is shared with our staff and housekeeping department.
Sandra once again thank you for the feedback and if your travels bring you to Gainesville again please let me know.

Warm Regards,
Tom MacDonald
Director of Rooms
Hilton Gainesville Hotel & Conference Center
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Property: Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville
Address: 1714 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32607-4138
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Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville 3.5*
Number of rooms: 248
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the Southwest corner of the University of Florida campus, in the heart of “Gator Nation”, Hilton University of Florida is the perfect spot for conducting essential business without missing out on the pleasure. This property has been completely renovated in the last three years, offers complimentary wireless internet in our lobby, complimentary parking, and a complimentray business center for guest use. A full service restaurant is available for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Two Bit's lounge or room service can make your day easier. Visit the Olympic size outdoor pool or our complimentary fitness center. ... more   less 
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