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Gator Town Inn
Ranked #20 of 47 Hotels in Gainesville
Reviewed December 1, 2013

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

The yards on the property include a volleyball net, basketball hoop and grill area. That's not your usual HoJo. The exterior was clean and well designed, looking much newer than most properties in the immediate area. We stayed Mon-Thurs this week and found the room very comfortable. We were able to swap out towels anytime we needed and were otherwise left alone, which is our preference. The continental breakfast didn't call me enough to get up for it, although having milk available for our cereal in our room was a very helpful touch. We used and appreciated both the microwave and refrigerator. There was a small freezer section we really used. We slept well, had a good selection of cable channels. One thing, the internet was not an easy connection, in fact we shared my hotspot to get our devices on line.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paul P, General Manager at Gator Town Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

Our team at Howard Johnson Gainesville very much appreciates your positive feedback and review! Thank you for commenting on our outdoor space which includes volleyball, basketball hoop and our new covered pavilion with picnic tables and grills. We are pleased that you found your room comfortable and were happy with our cable channels and housekeeping schedule. All of our rooms include a coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator and are glad that they were useful during your stay. I would like to apoligize for the problems you had connecting with the internet and because of this have contacted my provider. Thank you again for taking the time to post a review and look forward to seeing you again the next time you visit Gainesville.

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Reviewed November 15, 2013

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Paul P, General Manager at Gator Town Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2013

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

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Paul P, General Manager at Gator Town Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2013

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paul P, General Manager at Gator Town Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2013

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paul P, General Manager at Gator Town Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

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Reviewed October 29, 2013

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Gator Town Inn

Address: 3820 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608 (Formerly Howard Johnson Express Inn Gainesville FL)
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Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Gainesville
#15 Business Hotel in Gainesville
Price Range: $70 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Gator Town Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are newly remodeled and finished our remodel late 2016. We now have new bed, new bedspreads, new carpets, new exterior, new interiors and offer a quaint breakfast selection. We still have our sparkling clean pool, and plenty of parking. We accommodate students, parents, truckers and travelers of all kinds, though, we are sorry we do not accept pets. We are conveniently located close to the Football stadium of the University of Florida, Shands Hospital, the VA Hospital, Gainesville Airport, and Gainesville Racetrack (home of GatorNational). ... more   less 
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