After staying around town at many hotels over the years for football games, I rank this one the best. The price per night during football season is competitive with hotels around the area. It is close to the campus, but not over priced. The rooms are the nicest I've stayed in and the staff is the friendliest. This was my first time staying here, and I will always stay here now!
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We cannot say enough about the kindness and generosity of the manager of this establishment. We arrived the night before I had a follow up appointment at Shands, in the morning when we got up to go our car would not start, the manager not only drove me to my appointment but also offered to come and get me afterwards if our car was not operating by then. The room was clean, the bed was amazingly comfortable. We will be staying here from now on everytime I need to return to Shands for treatment.
Relatively close to campus, very nice staff, clean rooms, small yet nice pool, easy continental breakfast (free). The only real issue is it is very noisy - doors facing the outside so you can hear every car and every word people say outside at any hour. It was a great game weekend hotel room - and UF beat LSU! Go gators!
The hotel was good overall. The only thing I didn't agree with was the reservation I made on line, once I made the reservation on line two weeks in advance I received a message that the reservation that the reservation could not be cancel or change, plus the rate has going up since last time I did stay at the same location
We stayed here because the hotels we normally stay at in Gainesville were booked ( Big Football game weekend). Good clean room with very comfortable beds. The room are a little small, but very clean. The manager was exceptionally friendly. We had a small problem with the television/cable - couldn't change the channels. We called the front desk and the manager immediately came to the room to correct the problem, The television had to be re-booted. When we called and asked for extra towels, they were delivered within 5 minutes- something I've never encountered even in 5 star hotels.