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Review of Scottish Inns Gainesville

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Scottish Inns Gainesville
Ranked #44 of 44 Hotels in Gainesville
Naples, Florida
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35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Stay Away!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2007

Our stay was several years ago but after reading reviews of other hotels and seeing Scottish Inns relatively high rating because only one other person gave it a review, I felt I must write.

This is a hotel that should be knocked down! Because it was a football weekend at UF, there was a 2-night minimum and a fairly high room rate. Apparently the 2-night minimum only applied to people who were stupid enough to book ahead. Right before us was a young "lady" paying for a 2 hour stay with single dollar bills. That should have given us our first clue but we arrived very late, Gainesville was filled to capacity and we had no choice. We would have been better off choosing to stay in our car -- but not in that neighborhood! The rugs and bedding were filthy, dead bug bodies were stuck to the walls, and the only mirror in the bedroom was anchored at a strange angle facing the bed. Tried not to use the bathroom at all. We slept in our clothes on top of the bed and forfeited the 2nd nights stay. We received no satisfaction after sending letters to a corporate office since these are privately owned franchises and the owner of this one would not even reply. There are lots of places to stay in Gainesville or the surrounding areas. Any of them would be better than this one.

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  • Stayed September 2004, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2003

My boyfriend and I stayed in the Scottish Inns in Gainesville for one week. It was the worst week of our lives, unfourtunately we didn't leave. The only reason we stayed was because it was within walking distance of the Publix and the bank. It was so dirty, we wore shoes in the shower, we never let our naked feet touch the carpet, the sheets on our beds were never changed, and the ceiling was bowing out. When we looked in the drawers, we found a small baggie with tiny flakes of marijuana, and a lighter. Every morning, the maid/manager, who never wore shoes, came to our door with a Publix shopping cart with room supplies--the towels and wash cloths looked like someone worked on a car with them, we used socks as wash cloths. It's been a considerable amount of time since our stay, and yes---we STILL talk about it.

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Property: Scottish Inns Gainesville
Address: 4155 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32609-1808
Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #44 of 44 Hotels in Gainesville
Number of rooms: 28

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