Comfort Inn University

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4.5
#9 of 54 hotels in Gainesville
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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Attractions and sites near our pet-friendly hotel perfect for business travelers and leisure travelers alike to Gainesville include: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens,Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art,Butterfly Rainforest,Florida Museum of Natural History,University of Florida At this Gainesville hotel, you can enjoy such amenities as: Free WiFi,Free weekday newspaper,Free coffee,Fitness center,Outdoor pool Get going with a great breakfast. Start your morning in Gainesville with our free hot breakfast offering everything from eggs, waffles and meat to healthy options like yogurt and fresh fruit. All spacious guest rooms feature refrigerators, microwaves, irons and ironing boards, hair dryers and TVs. Long-distance travelers will appreciate our guest laundry services. Whether you’re traveling for leisure or business, alone or with your kids, our Comfort Inn University hotel offers accommodations for every type of travel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
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107arleneb wrote a review Aug 2023
2 contributions
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel was clean and the staff was friendly. I really enjoyed my stay. The breakfast was delicious and had plenty to choose from. They even had free candy and cookies, along with fresh lemon water.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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738CherylC wrote a review Apr 2023
Ocean Springs12 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The location off Archer Road is terrific. Everything is minutes away, and it is close to the interstate. The rates are affordable. The facility was squeaky clean despite it's not a new property. The breakfast was hearty with lots of options and a generous window of time to accommodate late risers. The beds were comfy with lots of fluffy pillows, and the towels were oversized and plentiful.

But what made this stay so pleasant is the staff. Michael checked me in late Good Friday. He saw I was mobility impaired and immediately re-assigned my room to make it easier for me with less walking - and I did not have to ask. The business center is a desk in the lobby, and the printer was awaiting a new drum. So Barbara offered to print the materials I needed. Again, volunteering to help without being asked.

There are many other hotels in the area and many are more expensive, but why stay anywhere else? I know I will return!
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: The make-your-own waffles are popular at breakfast. I prefer the hot bar but waited until the...
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Donna J wrote a review Feb 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Whenever we're in the Gainesville area we always make sure that we stay at Comfort Inn University. As soon as we walk in the door there's always a hello, a smile, and the smell of fresh popcorn.

The rooms are always so clean and so comfortable. The beds are like sleeping on a cloud and I really love the pillows. I like the pillows so much that I bought myself one!

The free breakfast is also very tasty and very fresh. They keep everything filled up so you're not lacking on anything.

I highly recommend this hotel and look forward to staying there again!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karyn H wrote a review Jun 2021
Brandon, Florida44 contributions11 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed and reviewed this hotel before. Since we last stayed here the hotel has deteriorated. I booked the hotel weeks in advance and arrived at 3:30 to check in. I was assigned a room that had a door knob that was not working, but they failed to tell me that. We were trying to hurry and drop our things off and head to our appointment in town, but we could not get the door open. When I ran downstairs to tell them I could not open the door, they told me they had tried to have it fixed but they taught me how to open it so we could use the room. (Why would they assign somebody to this room knowing it had a door handle issue?) They very kindly said they would save a room for us, but by the time we returned it was very late so we stayed in the original room. At that time, I also reported there was something sticky spilled in the lobby. Then people had tracked through it into the elevator so the elevator floor was all black and sticky too. They sent somebody to clean that up, but they did not do it properly so until we left 27 hours later there was still black sticky footprints in the elevator. In the room the shower had mildew growing across the ceiling. The drain was a slow drain so we stood in ankle deep water to shower. The toilet was not set in the floor properly so it tilted. There were stains along the bottom of the bed. The next day I reported the mildew, the slow drain and the crooked toilet. They said they would send somebody up to wipe the mildew down and look at the drain, but of course the toilet was going to be a longer fix as well as the broken door handle. Throughout our entire stay the hallways did not appear to ever have been vacuumed and in general the hotel did not appear as though it was being cleaned on a regular basis. I tried to relax by the pool and another family had their 2 dogs in the pool area and one of their dogs relieved himself on the pool deck. So, I left that area. I am not quite sure why the hotel allows dogs in the pool area. When booking I explained we may not need the room the second night, and they said they would refund the 2nd night if they were not sold out and I had to cancel. I checked in with every clerk during the day to let them know and they kept telling me they were not sold out and I should be fine. At 6:40 PM I told them we did not need to stay the 2nd night and suddenly they were sold out and could not refund the room at all.
The staff is very nice. The rooms are spacious. The beds are comfortable, but even with all of that I still need a CLEAN space that has the appearance that it has been kept up. This hotel is lacking that.
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Date of stay: May 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Ask for a room NOT facing the interstate
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RWMHollywood wrote a review Aug 2021
Hollywood, Florida141 contributions33 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Despite high score, hotel is filthy and run down. We arrived to our room after dinner. Room was not clean. First clue was coffee spill on countertop but someone had also been ill in the bathroom and that had not been cleaned either. Front desk attendant was sweet and apoligetic and said she woukd put us in a different room but needed to check on it before we went in. We got the impression the hotel was sold out for university move-in and this was the last room. Despite her efforts to spruve up the room, the second room was also dirty. By then we felt we didn't have much of a choice so we wiped it down on our own including strangers' hair in sink and bathtub. Disgusting. The beds were professionally made. We hoped sheets were clean. Beds and pillows wete comfortable but I was completely disgusted by this place. In addition, there appeared to be a mold problem. My husband showed staff photos to make sure they were aware. They were polite vut did not seem surprised. The people in front of us in line at check out were complaining about similar things. This is by far the worst review I have ever left on Trip Advisor but I wouldn't feel right not warning other travelers. The high rating is misleading and not currently warranted.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tal Mazor wrote a review Aug 2021
Hollywood, Florida20 contributions3 helpful votes
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
While the hotel staff was very friendly, it was clear that hotel ownership remodeled this hotel on a shoestring and is not providing their onsite staff with the help needed to maintain it properly.

We reserved a 2 night stay thru a third-party booking site. Upon arrival we were greeted and handed our room keys. This room was clearly NOT cleaned from coffee stains on the counters to a bathroom showing signs of the previous occupant having a "really bad day".

We returned to the front desk where the attendant didn't seem surprised and offered us another room, but not before she went upstairs and "checked" the room herself. Upon entering this "new" room it was evident that she had sprayed it down with Lysol and freshly wiped the surfaces. The room was not great, but suitable, until it was evident why she used so much Lysol, the room had serious mold issues. The next morning the smell of mold was evident and it could be seen peaking thru the paint in some areas (see pictures).

In addition to the mold the room was just dirty. Smudges on the walls and spills that clearly were below line of sight so were left to be (see pictures).

Again I spoke to the front desk attendant, after waiting for him to deal with another customer having similar issues, and was basically acknowledged with no offer to do anything. I then noticed that the hotel has mold spray at the front desk, so it was clear they were aware of the issue and trying to band-aid it (see pictures).

In the current pandemic climate it's sad to see a hotel that disregards cleanliness to this extent. Gainesville has plenty of hotels, there is no reason to stay at a bad one. I hope management takes this seriously.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Pick another hotel
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lee0302016 wrote a review Feb 2020
Tallahassee, Florida159 contributions57 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Easy check in. Diamond member gift was a bottle of water. Two queen bed room was clean, but not particularly spacious. Additional sink area outside bathroom helpful with microwave and refrigerator. Grandson appreciated desk to do his homework after his gymnastics meet. Small bathroom. Not enough USB or electrical outlets. Granddaughter loved the popcorn in the lobby. The breakfast area was small which was difficult with the three bus loads of students also staying there. Breakfast was the usual Choice hotel chain choices which met our family’s needs. There were hot and cold choices with a good selection of breads and some pastries. In addition there was the waffle iron and fruit. The breakfast lady hustled trying to keep the area stocked. The hotel is close to the interstate and many restaurant choices, as well as shopping.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Bruce C, General Manager at Comfort Inn University
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Thank You for your recent review. I am sorry to see that we were not able to meet your expectations. I will forward your message on so that we can focus on improving some of the issues you experienced. We hope you will give us another chance to make things right on your next visit to Gainesville.
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Amy P wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel recently and had a terrible experience with the owner. We were woken up at 3:30 in the morning by a drunk outside our door who yelled for about 45 minutes. We had to work the next day. When I went to the front desk the 1st time it was 7:00 am and no one was there, Between 7am and 8am I went to the front desk with no one there time after time. When someone did show up and I was able to explain what happened the night before I got the response of laughter and "so I heard:. I was then told that the owner would be in at 10am. After calling this hotel about 10 times to speak with him I finally gave up. No one there would answer the phone. DON'T waste your money. These people only want your money and could care less about your experience at their hotel. After all, they already charged your card.

Amy Phillips
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Date of stay: June 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Love2travelthree wrote a review Jan 2020
Clermont, Florida324 contributions157 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is probably the toughest review I have ever writen. I am torn on this one. First off the staff is wonderful. The location is close to shopping and food. The beds are very comfortable, very comfortable and the room was clean. The bad is for the size of the room the TV was very small. The bathtub was stained with I do not know what and the room really needed a redo to clean up worn, maintenance type items. The breakfast left much to be desired and the room it is in is so small we had no seating and people complained about have to move around people to get to the food. I would stay here again but I am looking for another option in the area due to my concerns. The thing that would keep me coming back is it is clean and the bed was great.
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Date of stay: January 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from GatorFan49, Guest Relations Manager at Comfort Inn University
Responded Jan 13, 2020
Thank you for the review. I appreciate the feedback concerning your stay. I will inform my staff of the wonderful comments of which you wrote. They will appreciate the acknowledgement. We are getting bigger televisions for our rooms. We are looking into getting 40 to 50 inch televisions. I do apologize that we did not meet your expectations. Our guests satisfaction is very important to us and will use your feedback to make improvements to our location. I hope that we may have another opportunity to accommodate you again when in the area. Thank you and we hope to see you soon.
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cmanis01 wrote a review May 2021
Tullahoma, Tennessee487 contributions141 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
PROS:
.good location
.comfortable bed

CONS:
.dirty shower (staff came and cleaned)
.mold starting on ceiling in bathroom
.bloody snot on wall
.thick dust on headboard
.milky mess on wall
.man stain on accent cover
.shower drained too slow

When I told staff about dirty shower (before I noticed all the other filth) they offered to move us. They were so unorganized that they gave us a room that was already occupied. Thank goodness they stopped us at the elevator to correct this. They couldn't seem to find an empty room so I told them to send someone to clean it. After we returned I noticed the rest. I knew there probably wouldn't be another room so we just stayed where we were.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from GatorFan49
Gainesville, Florida14 contributions2 helpful votes
Yes absolutely we can accommodate your service dog during your stay with us. We look forward to your arrival. If you have further questions please contact us. It would be our pleasure to answer any questions you may have.
Janfromwi asked a question Jan 2018
Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin20 contributions28 helpful votes
Do you have shuttle service to the Curtis M. Phillips Center?
Answer from GatorFan49
Gainesville, Florida14 contributions2 helpful votes
Yes we have shuttle services available Monday through Friday 5am-10pm and also to the football games. Please schedule any shuttle services with the front desk.
oyebeli asked a question Aug 2017
Miami, Florida16 contributions2 helpful votes
Is there an extra fee for pets?
Answer from GatorFan49
Gainesville, Florida14 contributions2 helpful votes
If you reserve a pet friendly room then the pet fee is included in the price of the room. If you take a pet into a non pet friendly room then there will be an additional charge.
oyebeli asked a question Aug 2017
Miami, Florida16 contributions2 helpful votes
Is there an extra fee for pets?
Answer from GatorFan49
Gainesville, Florida14 contributions2 helpful votes
If you reserve a pet friendly room then the pet fee is included in the room rate. If you are not in a pet friendly room then there is an additional fee.
Answer from PrettyJuls
Miramar Beach, Florida2,034 contributions192 helpful votes
Well, It can hold space but will determine what all everyone brings and how much room when you get on. Should be enough but can always double check with them. The front desk is always nice.
Matt H wrote a tip Feb 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask if you need anything they are super helpful "
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No-Central FL wrote a tip Dec 2023
Gainesville, Florida212 contributions127 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you don’t want any housekeeping during your stay, make sure you tell front desk and housekeeper; are no “do not disturb” door-hangers."
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738CherylC wrote a tip Apr 2023
Ocean Springs12 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The make-your-own waffles are popular at breakfast. I prefer the hot bar but waited until the last minute one day and some things were gone."
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Katie E wrote a tip Mar 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book through hotel itself so they can “fix any issues.” "
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1william5555 wrote a tip Dec 2022
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania247 contributions88 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"You can go out the door at the pool access parking"
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PRICE RANGE
C$133 - C$204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
83
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Frequently Asked Questions about Comfort Inn University
Which popular attractions are close to Comfort Inn University?
Nearby attractions include Escapology Escape Rooms Gainesville (0.5 km), Regal Celebration Pointe 10 & RPX (0.8 km), and Total Wine & More (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Comfort Inn University?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Comfort Inn University?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Comfort Inn University?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Comfort Inn University?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Comfort Inn University?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blaze Pizza, 4 Rivers Smokehouse, and Bonefish Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Comfort Inn University?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Comfort Inn University?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Comfort Inn University?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Comfort Inn University 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 Comfort Inn University?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Thomas Center (7.4 km).
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