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Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands

4110 SW 40th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608-2306
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Updated 20-06-02


#10 of 56 hotels in Gainesville
Travellers' Choice
Warm up in sunny Gainesville, FL when you stay at our Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands hotel near Oaks Mall. This quaint city has big attractions with the most popular points of interests located near our smoke-free affordable hotel in Gainesville: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Stephen C. O’Connell Center, City College – Gainesville Make your Florida vacation as memorable as possible by taking advantage of the amenities at our Gainesville hotel like:Free breakfast, Free WiFi, Outdoor pool, Fitness center All spacious guest rooms come with microwaves, coffee makers, refrigerators, TVs, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards. Some rooms even feature whirlpools. You'll love our cozy, modern rooms and great value at our Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands hotel. Gainesville, FL hotels like ours are the perfect locations for any guest. Book now!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Kids stay free
Free airport transportation
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Grade: 51 out of 100
35Restaurantswithin 1 km
1Attractionwithin 1 km
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readany wrote a review Apr. 2021
Richmond, Virginia18 contributions6 helpful votes
Nice quiet hotel with good mattress. Workout room closed due to maintenance. Joy at the desk is very helpful and pleasant. Room clean. Adequate breakfast with microwave. Best oranges in Florida! 24 hour coffee bar with good oatmeal raisin cookies.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Mark R wrote a review Apr. 2021
Floral Park, New York20 contributions4 helpful votes
Very disappointed. The first room was handicap accessible. I did not request that. The refrigerator was barely cold. The bottom drawer was busted or off track. Switched to a different room which was better. The wallpaper was separated in several areas off the bathroom. Will look for a different hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Eatmyink wrote a review Nov. 2020
Indiana34 contributions22 helpful votes
DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL. They have bedbugs, they know it, and everyone on staff is rehearsed to say "Any hotel can have bedbugs." I've stayed at hotels nearly every weekend for decades and this was a first for me. Oh, and the well-worn coffee maker didn't work.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Mac L wrote a review Aug. 2020
1 contribution
I am beyond disappointed with Sleep Inn off archer rd in Gainesville, FL. The stay wasn’t worth the hassle at all. let alone, the fact that their open for business is insanely crazy during this pandemic. Most customers/guests would think during this time of COVID-19, rooms would be spotless clean but that not the case for this location. The rooms carry a lingering foul odor of mildew/mold, the walls throughout the rooms are very discolored, the toilet hardly flush and lastly, the bugs!!! I’ve found fleas, spiders, pet hair throughout the room 😡 and left over debris (most likely from the previous guest) during my stay. It’s very obvious these rooms aren’t being cleaned completely. TO MANAGEMENT (Please spend at least an hour to clean each and every one of these filthy rooms) 10-15 mins isn’t enough time to turn a room for the next customer/guest.😡 It’s like they’re literally making the room ready without conducting a finally inspection. Especially in the department of following protocols of cleanliness. Please be sure to do a full inspection of your room before check in. Please do not end up unsatisfied like myself. On the bright side, a few staff members were truly amazing!! THANK YOU!!! They made my stay slightly easier, despite my discomfort of the horrible room condition which I do not fault them for. Overall rating of Sleep Inn - 4 (few excellent staff member) 🙂
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
SciTeacher S wrote a review Aug. 2020
5 contributions3 helpful votes
If you like worn carpets, wallpaper peeling off of the bathroom walls, no hot breakfast, a remote that will not turn on the ancient TV, and your king bed sloping to the middle, then you came to the right place. You cannot trust the reviews on their web site. For us, staying in another Choice Hotel is not an option.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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US$71 - US$165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands
Which popular attractions are close to Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands?
Nearby attractions include Stage 7 KTV (1.1 km) and Best buy (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blaze Pizza, 4Rivers Smokehouse, and Bonefish Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Thomas Center (7.4 km) and Artisans' Guild Gallery (6.8 km).
Is Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.