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“Better than expected on such a low rate” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Days Inn Gainesville University

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Days Inn Gainesville University
Ranked #35 of 45 Hotels in Gainesville
Atlanta
1 review
“Better than expected on such a low rate”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2011

I was searching a motel on my way to Miami to spend a night . While browsing, I found Days Inn University, Gainesville. They were offering $39 per night which was a very good price. I booked a double room as we are 3. Above my expectation, hotel was very nice, rooms were clean, continental breakfast was also good. Overall, it was nice to stay there.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank saurabh g
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, Maine
Level Contributor
83 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2011

I stayed here for two nights in September. The rooms are older but the room was clean. It had a small refrigerator, internet wifi worked pretty well and bathroom was ok. GREAT shower with a Waterpik head. I stayed on the second floor facing the large parking lot and had no issue with noise. The bed was fine. The staff was very friendly and the older lady at the desk said she had been there for 30+ years. Breakfast variety was ok. I would stay there again

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Joseph S
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2011

This hotel, should really be condemmed. I was in Gainesville, Fl looking at UF. I have stayed in numerous Days Inn without any problems. This was the worst hotel experience I really have had in the USA. We get in the room, I went to use the bathroom, completely blood stained behind the bathroom door. The sheets, actually scared me, full of pubic hair, OMG, gross. We choose this hotel for the pool, the pool has been closed for 3 years!!! Yes, the front desk clerk told me that when I pressed them, about how green, and the lights were floating, on the surface. The front entry, filthy, and let's talk about the hoarding in the lobby area, with the ripped furniture. I am contacting Barry Brackbill, Regional Opts. Manager, for Wyndam Hotel, Barry.Brackbill@WyndhamWorldwide.com, and ask him, why none of the vending machines, worked, for years, the lawns work is not done, steps with chipped paint,the ice machine, doesn't work, and was filthy, the front of the trash cans, were so dirty, and the concrete was even gross. The outside light outlets are a safety hazard, and are broken, and have exposed wires!!! The breakfast, had a filthy dirty rag, on the coffee, machine, all was dirty, and grimey. Come on Days Inn, inspect this property, and get real....about fixing this up. This could be a cash cow, with all the UF, activities. Three years without a working pool, is fricking riduculous!!!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank McPatti
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jay P, Manager at Days Inn Gainesville University, responded to this review, August 30, 2011
We are working with Days Inn Customer Service department on a resolution for this customer. Although we disagree with many of the issues she described we are going to do our best to retain this customers business for Days Inn. The pool is currently closed. We are looking at other options other than a pool. We are considering a fitness center. The repairs to the pool are very costly and we do get a lot of requests for a fitness facility.
We will do our very best to make sure each guest has a positive experience. We value everyones business.

Manager
Jay
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New York City, New York
Level Contributor
69 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2011

We stayed for 4 nights and had a pleasant stay. The breakfast in the morning was more than expected and the rooms were clean. We have 3 rooms and we didn't have any problems with dirty rooms or bed bugs. The staff was knowledgeable and very courteous. Prior to checkout, we reserved our rooms for our next stay in a few months.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank rick11nyc
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GMDaysInnuniversity, Manager at Days Inn Gainesville University, responded to this review, March 16, 2011
Dear guest
Many thanks for your comments about our Days Inn and our staff. We hope to serve you, on your next stay.
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2010

My mother and I stayed there for about 6 days and it wasn't bad, but wasn't so good either. When we arrived, the front desk staff made some comment about how "oh my credit card works" because I chose to pay at check out instead of at check in. When it was clearly stated on the website and in my confirmation email that paying at check out was fine. Sign #1 that this place was ghetto. We had stayed here before some years ago and while it wasn't 5 star then, the staff tried and at least the pool worked. Now it seems that the owner is giving up somewhat. Then my brother informs us again that this area is prostitution row but we never saw any seriously shady characters, perhaps because it was Christmas.

Some of the front desk staff could be friendlier. Afterall you chose them, doesn't that warrant some kind of greeting? The cleaning staff meant well, but there was a language barrier and they were afraid to come into the room while we were there,kind of strange. My mother kept saying the place was jinxed, starting to agree with her. If it wasn't Christmas with everything booked and expensive, I wouldn't have stayed. This was the last time. Will be saving up for a better hotel in the future.

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Deneen75
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Orlando, FL
Level Contributor
29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2010

This is hands down the nastiest place we have ever spent the night (and we have traveled to some 3rd world countries/slept on airport floors). We reserved it last minute for a Gator game because it was the only hotel available. Now we know why. The bathroom doorway had vomit stains on it. There were no fitted sheets so I ended up on the nasty mattress as I slept. We still have itchy bumps on our arms after this stay. Next time I will save some money and sleep in a dumpster or gutter...probably would be cleaner. Never saw cleaning staff or cart during stay. Pool was closed. Shower sucked, kept going hot and cold so we couldn't even wash the funk off! Gross!!!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank ValAndRyan
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Tampa, Fl
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2010

I am too suprised that Days Inn would attach their name to this hotel. I know it is not the newest hotel but it is like the management/owner takes no pride in the hotel. There were bugs in the room and the hotel staff did not seem the least bit suprised. The mattresses are not wraped and then instead of putting a fitted sheet on the bed they just lay a flat sheet on top of the mattress. It was very dirty the whole place. The showers do not drain. I would have rather slept in a car. Oh yeah, and the pool is still out of order.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank alliegator2008
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Property: Days Inn Gainesville University
Address: 1901 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-1530
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Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 45 Hotels in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Inn Gainesville University 2*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Close to VA Hospital, Santa Fe Community College and Natural History MuseumFind value in northern Florida at Days Inn Gainesville University hotel. Conveniently located between Tallahassee and Tampa off Interstate 75, our Gainesville, Florida, hotel near the University of Florida puts you within minutes of abundant outdoor activity and popular attractions like Gainesville Raceway. For added convenience, request a microwave and refrigerator when you book a room at our pet-friendly Gainesville, Florida, hotel. Feel ready to go with free continental breakfast and catch up on the news with a free issue of USA Today. Catch some rays on the patio and swim in our inviting outdoor pool. Use free Wi-Fi Internet access to chat or email from your room or our spacious lobby. Meeting space is available and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult.Find value in northern Florida at Days Inn Gainesville University hotel. Conveniently located between Tallahassee and Tampa off Interstate 75, our Gainesville, Florida, hotel near the University of Florida puts you within minutes of abundant outdoor activity and popular attractions like Gainesville Raceway. For added convenience, request a microwave and refrigerator when you book a room at our pet-friendly Gainesville, Florida, hotel. Feel ready to go with free continental breakfast and catch up on the news with a free issue of USA Today. Catch some rays on the patio and swim in our inviting outdoor pool. Use free Wi-Fi Internet access to chat or email from your room or our spacious lobby. Meeting space is available and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult. LOCAL ATTRACTIONSExplore beautiful rivers and lakes, cool natural springs and unspoiled wilderness in this exquisite sub-tropical region near our Gainesville, Florida, hotel. With the University of Florida just steps away, you can easily catch a Gators game or explore the Florida Museum of Natural History. Go deep into a miniature rainforest at Devils Millhopper State Geological Site or bike, hike and fish at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. Get in a dose of retail therapy at nearby Oaks Mall, where you can spend hours shopping at more than 160 specialty stores. Whether you want to lose yourself in tranquil natural beauty at 62-acre Kanapaha Botanical Gardens or feel the thrill of live drag car racing at Gainesville Raceway, there is plenty of exciting activity near our hotel in Gainesville, Florida.DINING OPTIONSFor great Pad Thai and savory curry flavors, Bahn Thai spices up a full range of beef, poultry, seafood and vegetarian dishes. If you are craving south-of-the-border fare, head to La Tienda or for innovative Latin fusion dishes, try Emiliano’s Café. Subway, Steak ‘N Shake and Domino’s Pizza are nearby.BUSINESS AND EVENT FACILITIESMeeting space is available. ... more   less 
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