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“Nice enough facility across from campus but need to drive to fun.”

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Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville
Ranked #8 of 47 Hotels in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 13, 2014

I stayed at this hotel recently while in town for business. Only stayed one night, and my business had nothing to do with the University. It was directly across the street from the University of Florida campus - the problem, however, is that all of the night-life of Gainesville is on the exact opposite side of campus, so I ended up having to drive 10+ minutes to dinner when I was really hoping to walk. This property is fine if you want a central location and all the amenities of a full-service hotel, but if I was in town again I would probably stay somewhere closer to Downtown.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
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tom m, Manager at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2014

Dear Adam M,
Thank you for the feedback from your recent stay with us. There are several places also close by to the hotel also for dinner.
Once again thank you for the feedback from your recent stay.

Warm Regards,
Tom MacDonald

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Reviewed May 12, 2014

We stayed here this weekend for my sister in laws wedding. She chose this Hilton has one of the hotels for guests. We have stayed here before and always enjoyed it. We ended up choosing this particular hotel because it was the only one that had a one bedroom suite. Our to year old daughter is a total diva and refuses and to sleep in a living room of a suite and can't sleep in room with us because she is too excited and wants to stay awake. After we booked the room, we received a call from the hotel telling us that there had been a mistake and a bride who was getting married at that hotel that weekend had booked that suite as well. They told us that we, of course, had the priority to keep the room or not, since we had booked the room first, but if we would rather, they would give us two adjoining rooms for the price of one. This was perfect for our little family! They were so quick to fix the problem. When we arrived, the room was ready and clean. The bedrooms had been upgraded (My parents were jealous of our rooms) and the bathrooms were wonderful. The beds were so comfortable we slept in, and apparently my daughter didn't mind because she never woke us from her crib.

Since my husband and I were both in the wedding party, we were away from our daughter a lot and my parents and sister were in charge of her most of the time. The first night, they took her to dinner at the hotel and had an excellent experience. My daughter was an angel but only ate half of her kid's burger. When they asked for a box, the server also brought them some milk, cheerios, and a banana for breakfast the next morning.

We also had mother's day brunch there, and again we enjoyed the service, food, and prices. My parents, in-laws, and newlyweds all attended and we all had a good time. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Gainesville, home to the Greatest University Known to Man.

Room Tip: Did not experience spas, or kids activities (if they had any). I rated this high for location for i...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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tom m, Manager at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2014

Dear Erin P,
Thank you for the great comments from your stay with us. I am happy that the rooms worked out for you during the weekend, and that you daughter was happy during her stay.
Please let us know when your travels bring you back to Gainesville again.

Warm Regards,
Tom MacDonald

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Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Just want to thank you for having Shaun at the bar. His service was truly impeccable...he optimizes Hilton hospitality at its very best. Employees like him are the reason for my continuous loyalty to the Hilton brand...respectfully submitted ..

Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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tom m, Manager at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2014

Dear Dawn C,
Thank you for the great comments about Shaun. We did share your feedback with Shaun, and we do agree that he truly all about the hospitality.
Thank you again for the feedback.

Warm Regards,
Tom MacDonald

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Reviewed May 9, 2014

I stayed several months ago while visiting the University. The hotel was pleasant enough and well-located. The breakfast was great; the omelet station was wonderful! However, the fact that there was a charge for in-room Internet, even for a Hilton Honors member, just undermined the entire experience. I mean, is this is 1980s? Charging for Internet access is like tacking on a charge for using the toilet. I am returning to Gainesville next week and booked elsewhere for this reason.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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tom m, Manager at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2014

Dear BoundaryPlace,
Thank you for the feedback about your stay with us. It was great to hear about how wonderful the omelet station was, we did make sure and let the culinary staff know about your experience.
Once again thank you, and thank you for your loyalty to the Hilton Honors program.

Warm Regards,
Tom MacDonald

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Reviewed May 9, 2014

The Hilton Conference Center & Hotel is a nice and classy place to stay while in Gainesville. It is such a treat to stay where room service is still offered, there is a full service bar and restaurant as well as nice pool, hot tub and gym facilities. The staff at this Hilton do an outstanding job to make your stay enjoyable. Also, if you need to be close to the UF campus it's location is perfect.

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tom m, Manager at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2014

Dear Girlgonesouth,
Thank you for the great comments about your recent stay with us. We have shared your comments with our entire team and once again thank you.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Warm Regards,
Tom MacDonald

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Reviewed May 9, 2014

Shaun at the bar was excellent. Very attentive, made me feel at home. Great food, fast service. Usually feel like a number, but the folks here were very good and the service was outstanding. Ask for Shaun at the Two Bits Lounge when you stay here.

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tom m, Manager at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2014

Dear Lilsis79,
Thank you for great comments about Shaun and the team at Two Bits. We did share your comments with them, and it is great to get the feedback such as yours.

Warm Regards,
Tom MacDonald

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Reviewed May 8, 2014

When visiting the University of Florida this is the place to stay!! Clean and convenient to the school! Make sure you get there breakfast package! It was an awesome assortment. Very quiet rooms and comfy beds....

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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tom m, Manager at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2014

Dear Leslie B,
Thank you for the great feedback from you stay. Hope your school visits are going well, and we hope to see you again during move-in weekend (wink, wink). Thank you again for the great comments.

Warm Regards,
Tom MacDonald

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Additional Information about 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: $119 - $303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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