We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights to get my daughter registered for UF. First the pros: the rooms are very clean, the common areas are very attractive, the free breakfast is also good and the staff is friendly. The cons outweigh the pros though. The cons: small double beds, Double beds are really too small for two people. Paper thin walls. We could hear everything from the rooms on either side. The parking lot is really dark. We were on the 4th floor and hot water took what seemed like forever to get there and really was never hot enough. Now the crowning jewel: The air conditioner is controlled by a wall thermostat that runs on a motion sensor. This is incredible to me. The a/c shuts down after you leave the room so it was always warm when we walked in. It didn't help that the temperature was fixed at 72F and the unit did not kick on until the room reached 76F. Worst of all, when you got to bed guess what? The a/c shuts down because it does not detect motion. I complained to the front desk and they sent house keeping. The guy said that that is the way the systems were set up and there was nothing he could do. The a/c was also very loud when it did come on. Needles to say I did not sleep very well any of the nights. I think in an effort to save energy they sacrifice your comfort, which is what you are paying for in the first place. Won;t be staying there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our 126 All-Suite hotel has immediate access to I-75, local shopping and restaurants and we are a 7 minute ride to The University of Florida, UF/Shands hospitals and the VA hospital. We provide a free hot buffet breakfast, complimentary shuttle, free Wi-Fi and parking. We provide a Market for snacks, beverages and sundries. We are a University of Florida preferred hotel and a Certificate of Excellence award winner through Trip Advisor for 2014. ... more less
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