We stayed here for 1 night to have easy access to Shands Hospital. (located about 3 minutes away by car) The hotel is perfectly situated on the corner of the campus if you want to check out UF on foot. They offer free parking which is always a plus:) The desk manager working when we checked in was very friendly. I needed a late check out and he was able to accommodate me until 2pm! All I needed to do was sign up for their hotel rewards program ( took a minute and was free)
This particular hotel offers a complimentary breakfast which includes: coffee, pastries,cold cereal, yogurts, and a few fruits set up daily from 7-9am. No hot foods other than bagels and bread which can be toasted. It is an adequate assortment for those wanting just something small to eat. The evening we checked in, there were coffee carafes and cookies available.
The housekeeping staff were very friendly when we saw them the following day. Other than the fact the hotel looks a bit dated, it was certainly clean and served our purpose. If we find ourselves back in Gainsville, I would certainly stay here again!
Oh, and never forget to ask for a discount:)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn University Center is surrounded on all sides by the University of Florida, local shops & boutiques, restaurants, in 'the Heart of Gainesville.' This 6 story 'almost on campus' city landmark offers a roof-top swimming pool surrounded by 14,000 sq. Ft. Of 'sunning' space. The fitness room is located adjacent to the pool on the third floor. Complimentary transportation is provided to the airport and local hospitals daily from 7am-11pm. Free High-speed Wireless Internet service, In-room movies, are available in all rooms. The hotel offers an open and spacious lobby with open business center. The hotel has also recently completed the Holiday Inn Relaunch and features luxury linens, fresh pillow selection, and new signage. Piesanos, an exciting new Italian themed restaurant, is open 7 days a week serving lunch and dinner. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Gainesville University Hotel Gainesville
- Gainesville Holiday Inn