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Aloft Gainesville University Area

3743 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32607-4147
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20-06-29 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-06-29 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#30 of 57 hotels in Gainesville
BRAND NEW BOUTIQUE HOTEL next to University of Florida. Designed for travelers who love open spaces, open thinking, and open expression. Aloft® Gainesville University Area offers style, connectivity and creativity in one vibrant social space. Check out our 146 urban-inspired guestrooms, the popular W XYZ® bar, or the Re:fuel lounge where we mix it up with DJ mashups and live local music. 1,350 square feet of meeting space is perfect for business conferences and social events. Different. By Design. Aloft Hotels.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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lisafahisa wrote a review Jul. 2021
Naples, Florida97 contributions62 helpful votes
Stayed 2 nights in July for a softball tourney. Rooms and halls are a little odd- but it was good stay. Check in was unbelievably slow. I checked in online but I’m not sure why- that did nothing to expedite my check in. 2 people at check in desk but still seemed to take them forever to get through each guest. A plus- you can bring your dog for no extra charge. This was a plus for us. Safe area to walk/run in the mornings. No breakfast. Lots of games and game area for kids/adults. Pool table. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don’t bother with online check in.
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J W wrote a review Jun. 2021
59 contributions15 helpful votes
We went for a family trip, the hotel has a great location. It is so clean, everything is very in very good conditions, the rooms are very nice decorated, beds are clean and comfortable. They pamper you with small but important details. Modern, neat, comfortable and great price.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
kgcrouch wrote a review May 2021
Santa Fe, New Mexico144 contributions149 helpful votes
I am sitting in the enlarged prison cell that seems to pass as a hotel room for some, and I am reflecting on this being a Marriott Bonvoy brand. This is attempting to pass, I guess, for industrial chic. It is bare bones, lacks any features...period...much less anything worth description. No color, no charm or interest, the cheapest Ikea-look furnishings I have ever seen and zero comfort. Very noisy ac, plastic shower (with one product to pass for both shampoo and conditioner), and very low table that is supposed to pass as a bathroom vanity (plain art sink mounted on it)...definitely not sized for an adult. Bottom line: I know this brand is widespread and we will never stay in one again. Oh, and no breakfast of available at all, even for Titanium members. There are no upgrades of any type to draw on. Glad we were only stopping for one night. This area is replete with other hotels. Choose one of those.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from Karina Hamilton, Guest Services / Front Office at Aloft Gainesville University Area
Responded May 9, 2021
Dear kgcrouch, thank you for taking time to leave a review regarding your recent stay and giving your honest feedback about the rooms and the service. We understand that the aloft brand may not be everyone's cup of tea. Some guest absolutely love the design and simplicity of our rooms, and other guests prefer a more conservative and typical design. We respect all travelers' opinions and preferences and are glad that you gave the aloft brand a chance as part of your Marriott repertoire. We appreciate your loyalty to the brand and wish you safe travels back home!
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Amy wrote a review May 2021
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When the blankets were lifted to lay down for bed it was obvious that the sheets HAD NOT BEEN CHANGED. The sheets were wrinkled as if they had been slept on. There was also debris on the edge of the bed, on top of the fitted sheet therefore under the top blanket. It looked like dried up boogers. The front desk was called and the person told us that all beds are changed, I totally disagree. I have stayed in enough hotels and watched enough documentaries on this to know without a shadow of a doubt that those sheets hadn’t been changed. Won’t be staying there again especially in this COVID era. A supervisor needs to be checking on this constantly!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Melanie C wrote a review Apr. 2021
Fort Lauderdale, Florida53 contributions49 helpful votes
I almost felt like I was going into a college apartment building with the pool tables in the lobby. Causal and colorful chairs and tables. Young vibe. It could use a little cleaning. Rafael at the front desk was very helpful. Convenient location to campus & 34th Street.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$99 - US$205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aloft Gainesville University Area
Which popular attractions are close to Aloft Gainesville University Area?
Nearby attractions include Butterfly Rainforest (0.9 km), Florida Museum of Natural History (0.9 km), and Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aloft Gainesville University Area?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Aloft Gainesville University Area?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Aloft Gainesville University Area?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aloft Gainesville University Area?
Conveniently located restaurants include Metro Diner, Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, and Gumby's Pizza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Aloft Gainesville University Area?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Aloft Gainesville University Area?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Aloft Gainesville University Area?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Aloft Gainesville University Area offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Aloft Gainesville University Area?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Thomas Center (5.9 km) and Artisans' Guild Gallery (5.3 km).
Is Aloft Gainesville University Area accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.