I've never before left a hotel after checking in. This horrible excuse for a place to stay was by far the worst I have EVER stepped foot into. The website pix are very misleading; this place is so miniscule. The receptionist was quite rude. After a long car journey, my 2 pre-teens were in desperate need of a restroom. This motel does not even have a restroom in the "lobby". My girls were dancing around, in obvious need, and even after I asked for the restroom, and was told they were only in the rooms, the employee was as slow as a snail and still unfriendly. There is NO elevator that I could see; we had to carry our luggage up the flight of stairs to our room. The hallway smelled horrible--musty, and the room smelled even worse! Like air-freshener-covered nastiness. My daughters and I could barely breathe. We turned on the a/c and went out for a bite to eat. Upon returning about 2 hours later, the room was cold, but the awful smell still made breathing difficult. I decided it was best for my kids to find a cleaner hotel and pay the extra money for cleanliness and comfort. There were stains on the walls, and the room just felt slimy. Although we were only there for about 3 hours (2 hours of which were out for dinner), I was still charged the full night's fee! Never again will I forego cleanliness to save a few bucks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Super 8 Motel Gainesville is perfectly situated just minutes from downtown Gainesville. We are located off of I-75 ( Exit 384 /Archer Road Exit) nearby the University of Florida and Shands Hospital. Other Gainesville area attractions, businesses and points of interest near our motel include: Butterfly Rain Forest, Numerous Natural Springs, University of Florida, the VA hospital, Veterinary Hospital, Bear Archery Museum (1 mile away), Nationwide Insurance, Florida Museum of Natural History (3 miles away), Kanapaha Botanical Gardens (4 miles away), and Gainesville Raceway (12 miles away). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Super Eight Gainesville
- Gainesville Super 8
- Gainesville Super Eight