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La Quinta Inn Gainesville
Ranked #16 of 44 Hotels in Gainesville
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32 reviews
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“Gainesville La Quinta-this hotel is tired, needs repairs and updating”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

The hotel has coupons in the books available at Rest Stops/Travel Centers along I-75...but...raised the desk the minimum price by $30.00-"That's our lowest rate for tonight." The room wreaked of stale tobacco smoke, had a pile of cigarette buts lying on the curb outside our room, there was a hole in the privacy curtain on the front window of the room, the bathroom sink drain was clogged, the tub shower head is dated, tiny, and the free breakfast is terrible. There were a total of 6 small size yogurts in a tiny refrigerator....The hard-boiled eggs offered were spoiled........this was a financial waste and a disappointment, especially when we had previously stayed at another La Quinta on I-75....we will never stay here again. The 2 closeby restaurants were closed, moved out, Admittedly there are others nearby, such as fast food restaurants. The concrete walkways are filthy, need power washing and painting.

Room Tip: Go to the La Quinta @ Exit 352 instead. It is far superior.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Traveling with a dog is a challenge at times, but usually LaQuinta has been a safe bet.Gainsville is an older facility with outside room doors.Rooms are small and the microwave and refrig are just out in the open. Breakfast was minimal;no sweet rolls only raisin bread.LaQuinta needs to update/modernize this facility.

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2014

We booked a room here on our way to Ft Lauderdale. It was last minute, booked it around midnight and arrived at 1:00 am. OMG! If we had not been exhausted, we would have left. The carpet was so nasty, I wouldn't take my shoes off until I was in the bed. The shower was loaded with mildew. The receptionist told us they would be doing a remodel soon....well, they should have started a couple of years ago by the looks of it. We travel a good deal across the interstates and one of our "go-to's" is the La Quinta because we travel with a small dog. This is the first time I have been disappointed. Even the breakfast was disconnected and below par. It's a shame the La Quinta name has to be associated with this mess.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lancaster, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2014

First let me say that we like La Quinta's. This one is not one of the better ones we have seen. The front desk staff seemed very inattentive to everyone and attached to talking on the phone. The address speaks for the lay out - Terrace. We found it challenging to get our luggage to the 2nd floor for the rear building. There seemed to be a lot of transient work crews staying here. The room was filthy and needed a lot of touching up. The grounds seemed dark and neglected. Breakfast was below average. However, we stayed at another LQ before this one and their breakfast also seemed to be less than what it used to be. For our purposes - sleeping & bathing one night en route to another place - it was ok. Would not stay again w/out renovations.

Room Tip: Stay near the office, up front. The complex is on a hill side. The parking lot is sloped. The hot...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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St Petersburg, Fl
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2014

Spent two nights here recently, Feb 22014. Rooms are clean, desk responsive. Walks are filthy. Not much in the way of breakfast choices. Wi-Fi kept going out which was annoying. For $62 a night it was fine but not worth much more in price.

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2014

Hotel rooms are older and in need of remodeling. Tub was rusty and still had signs of the mat that had been there. Room was clean and staff was friendly. Location has restaraunts and large mall across the street.

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Property: La Quinta Inn Gainesville
Address: 920 NW 69th Ter, Gainesville, FL 32605-3106
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Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn Gainesville 2.5*
Number of rooms: 134
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The La Quinta Inn Gainesville hotel is near the University of Florida, North Florida Regional Medical Center, Shands Hospital and the Oaks Mall. Our Gainesville hotel is next to Red Lobster with easy access from I-75 (exit 387). Our La Quinta Inn is just minutes from the O'Connell Center and the Phillips Center for Performing Arts at the University of Florida, and close to all major attractions. From our Gainesville hotel, visit the Butterfly Rainforest at the Museum of Natural History, the Harn Museum of Art, and the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. You will enjoy the spacious and comfortable rooms at the La Quinta Inn Gainesville, equipped with a coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Breath easy by staying in one of our non-smoking king rooms. Enjoy a Free Bright Side Breakfast? prepared every morning in the lobby by our friendly hotel staff. For the business traveler, our hotel offers high-speed Internet access. Watch a college game at the University of Florida or have an evening of entertainment at the Hippodrome State Theatre, the Gainesville Community Play House or Coconut Comedy Club. Discover Payne's Prairie State Preserve or spend the day on the water at Ginnie Springs. Golf nearby Ironwood and Meadowbrook courses. We are surrounded by great shopping opportunities at Oaks Mall and plenty of restaurants for every taste. Relax after a day of working hard or playing hard in our heated swimming pool sits in a private courtyard surrounded by a sprawling sundeck. Blow off steam, as our guest, in a local fitness center. Unwind with your favorite movie on our Samsung Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD and premium cable channels. Easy-access plug-and-play TV feature makes it simple to connect your electronics. ... more   less 
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