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“If this is the #1 hotel in Gainesville, I am sleeping in my car next time” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Comfort Inn University
Ranked #5 of 45 Hotels in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
Florida
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“If this is the #1 hotel in Gainesville, I am sleeping in my car next time”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2011

First, the front desk staff is very friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and helpful. Second, the bed/bedding/towels are of very good quality. Other than that it wasn't any more impressive or great than every other decent hotel I've ever been in. Yes there was a good sized refrigerator in the room, a microwave, a sink, and coffee maker but it was pretty average overall. I sincerely hope this isn't the #1 hotel in Gainesville because the next time I come to Gainesville I am definitely staying at another hotel even if I have to pay more. This hotel is fine if you're okay with feeling like you don't want to touch anything. I guess it's where the lower price comes from.

Also, to fellow iPad users, you cannot connect to the free wifi unless you call that 1-866 number on the card in your room and ask them to individually add your IP address to their router/server. And they said that process would take 30-45 minutes. And the card does NOT say that iPads require this process.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank KathleenH44
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CIWGeneralManager, Manager at Comfort Inn University, responded to this review, March 7, 2011
Hello,

Thank you for your review of the Comfort Inn West. We are pleased to hear our very friendly and professional staff so aptly provided you with superior service. Feedback on amenities offered is always appreciated and we are glad to know you enjoyed the bedding and accommodations as well.

Also, I would like to thank you for having mentioned difficultly with connecting your iPad to the internet. This is likely due to a firewall or security settings, but the issue is being checked into and the room cards will most assuredly be updated if needed.

Thank you again and we look forward to your return visit!


Matt Hyre
Sales Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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sapphire, nc
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2011

I've stayed at this comfort inn a number of times in the past, but the hotel has become very tired looking and needs some sprucing up. When we found that we needed a personal item the hotel said it stocked, it was not available. Not worth the #1 rating in Gainesville by any means.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank mountaindriver1
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Pittsburgh, Pa
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45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2011

The good
- The staff were all nice this and previous visits.
- I believe this hotel couldn't be nice again with some work.

The bad
- The only hot item were waffles.
- It would be nice if there were a couple of kids cereals in the breakfast selection.
- Old style TV which didn't have any auxiliary inputs. We couldn't use our media player for the kid's movies
- Safe charge. I hate stupid little charges hotels tack on. Seriously just put it in the room fee.

The ugly
- This hotel needs to be renovated. I'm not thrilled when I see ripped cushions, especially on a sofa bed my child is sleeping on.
- There were also a lot of marks on the walls.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Travelingaroundtheus
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Vero Beach, Florida
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72 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2011

We had a soccer party of 18 rooms, and all were filthy. Many had dog urine stains on the floor, and all were broken and ran down. You had to wear shoes in your room, and do not lift up the sheets to look under (or you would not be able to sleep).

I am not a clean freak, but let me tell you the free breakfast was absolutely filthy. I would have to question whether I would let a dog eat the breakfast. This is a franchisee that is well below Choice Hotel's standards for cleanliness.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank honorabley
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CIWGeneralManager, General Manager at Comfort Inn University, responded to this review, February 23, 2011
The Comfort Inn West is open to receiving both the negative with the positive when valid. However, as no incident as noted had been brought to the attention of hotel management, we utterly refute such outrageous claims.


Jay Patel
General Manager
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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2011

We were in Gainesville for a soccer tournament so we were at quite a large group and this hotel was very accomodating for us. Our group had a couple extra needs 1) early start to breakfast, 2) space for us to meet 3) wanted our rooms closer together and the staff was able to provide everything we needed. The staff was friendly, beyond accomodating, and very helpful with all our extra needs, The rooms were clean and this hotel is conveniently located next to many restaurants and stores for those things forgotten. I would recommend this hotel - you as a guest will feel special.

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 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 paloma97
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Birmingham
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100 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2011

Convenient to I-75. Very friendly staff, clean, and a great value. Good breakfast selection. This place is well deserving of it's #1 rating in Gainesville hotels.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 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
Helpful?
Thank dj1766
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Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2011

Hotel staff was extremely helpful and accommodating to our group. Rooms were clean and spacious. Close to lots of restaurants, grocery store and Target.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 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
Helpful?
Thank BusyBee065
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Property: Comfort Inn University
Address: 3440 Southwest 40th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32608
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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 Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Gainesville
#8 Family Hotel in Gainesville
#10 Business Hotel in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Comfort Inn University 2.5*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come enjoy the newly renovated Comfort Inn, located conveniently near I-75 & Archer Road (Exit 384)- this premier location provides quick access to the University of Florida, UF Health & Shands, VA Hospital, Shopping and Restaurants. Our 100% Non-Smoking hotel offers complimentary hot breakfast, free internet, pet friendly designated rooms, and complimentary shuttle service for your convenience. The modern amenities and service will make your visit to Gainesville a great experience whether you are visiting family, the award winning healthcare facilities, attending sporting events and the many reasons that bring you to Gainesville. ... more   less 
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Comfort Inn West Hotel Gainesville
Comfort Inn Gainesville
Gainesville Comfort Inn
West Comfort Inn

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