Because these motels are individual franchises, you can never be sure what you will get, but this is a good motel. Even though it is less than 100 feet from I-75, I could not hear the traffic when inside the room. This motel has a ballroom and hosts quite a few functions, so maybe that's why it is a bit nicer than most. The entrance architecture is quite appealing as are the lobby/breakfast and other common areas which are quite nice and spacious. The breakfast room looks out on the outdoor pool and hot tub which looks nice. The restaurant looked appealing and had a good menu, but I was visiting family and never had time to eat there.
The rooms are fairly standard, with no fridge or microwave, and no flat screen TV. Although the rooms are good size, they have two double beds rather than queen beds. There are rooms with one king bed, but groups of 3 or 4 would have to share double beds if they got only one room. The heating unit had a loud blower. The beds were average quality and medium hard. The closet is quite large but the bathroom is quite small. The shower head and pressure are good. The vanity is outside the tub/toilet area.
The continental breakfast included make your own Belgian waffles and a microwave to heat up potato cakes stuffed with ham and cheese and an assortment of pastries. There was a good selection of breakfast items. The vending machines have a wide range of drinks and snacks.
There were some nice touches such as free newspapers and cookies in mid-afternoon. There is a good size tourist info rack in the lobby. The motel has a fitness center and a salon. The staff was friendly and helpful.
There are more than a dozen motels along I-75 in Gainesville, so I would recommend this motel if the price was right.
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