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Econo Lodge University
Ranked #32 of 44 Hotels in Gainesville
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Pet Friendly”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

I traveled from NY to Florida with 3 small dogs. I found the hotel to be clean and utilitarian. The staff was friendly and efficient. HBO didn't work in my room and there was no TV guide.

The hotel is pet friendly accepting dogs up to 23 pounds. But there is almost no grass to walk them on, except for a small strip next to a 4 lane highway. Because it had not been raked, finding the "packages" was a challenge. Would be nice to have a safer clean area.

I would recommend this place as an inexpensive place to stay en route, but not for a long stay, especially with pets.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2012

This hotel was great for the price, and very clean. Definitely recommend this hotel. The service was great, and the workers were very friendly. I would definitely stay at this hotel for the next football game.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2012 via mobile

I spent three nights at the Econo lodge University Gainesville and was very pleased with their rooms and services. All appliances in the room worked, the bed was confortable, the bathroom was clean and very hot water was plentiful. Their continental breakfast was not elaborate, but satisfactory. Surroundings were quiet. The staff was helpful and pleasant and I would stay there again.

Stayed April 2012
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3 Thank Paul G
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Jacksonville, Florida
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2011

The room was basic. The pics on their website are VERY accurate. No frills. Our room's bathroom light had a constant flicker. There was blood (or something red, see pic) on one of the mattresses! Sketchy, but we got our zzzzzz's (:

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2011

Great location for us. Staff was helpful. Room was simple but clean and we will definitely stay here during football season.

  • Stayed May 2011
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4 Thank RodwayApopka
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chicago
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 19, 2011

older hotel...missing alarm clock..microwave missing parts NO COFFEE MAKER NO computer access Quick cleanup every day did'nt bother to vacuum....used soap packages left in bathroom.......no USA TODAY as advertised owners were very attentive to outside cleanliness and very cordial

Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Stuart, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2011

We stayed at the Econo Lodge University for almost all the Gator games in 2010. The place is a family owned motel and the provide excellent service. The place is older and worn but for the price and location it is 2nd to none. We had a newborn last year and we felt comfortable keeping him here. If your looking for a place to lay your head for a football weekend and don't want to spend the big bucks then this is your place.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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4 Thank scottyuf
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Property: Econo Lodge University
Address: 2649 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-2012
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Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #32 of 44 Hotels in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Econo Lodge University 1.5*
Number of rooms: 53
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