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Comfort Inn University

3440 Southwest 40th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608-2326
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Updated 20-06-02


#8 of 57 hotels in Gainesville
Travellers' Choice
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)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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CVOHarleyGuy wrote a review Jul. 27
West Chester, Ohio129 contributions31 helpful votes
The front desk staff was great. Being honest, the owner “Gator Hospitality” does not care about whether this property is up to par or not. Proof is in the reviews as they all say the same. My room had a used towel on back of door and no clean bath towels. The shelves they put the towels on were filthy. There was left over condiments in the cabinets. The shower curtain had a rip in it. The ice bucket had used Kleenex in it. I had to wipe out the washing machine before using, the dryer did not work(ran 45 mins on normal cycle and did not heat up. The housekeeping staff did not even bother to vacuum hallways nor pick up piece of trash in the hallways. Not even sure why they have a cleaning staff as they don’t care. The photos are from wiping the shelving, and cabinets The sad thing is, this could be a nice hotel if the owner and management actually cared. Informed my boss that I will not stay here again when we return in early 2022
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Plenty of other hotels on same road
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Jack wrote a review Jul. 15
Tallahassee, Florida5 contributions
This is a nice property. The staff was friendly and the room was clean and the beds were comfortable. We traveled with our dog and this hotel does have a limited number of pet-friendly rooms. The accommodations for pets are convenient and welcomed. The rates, even with the pet cost, were modest.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Amy P wrote a review Jun. 2021
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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
Karyn H wrote a review Jun. 2021
Brandon, Florida40 contributions10 helpful votes
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
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Ask for a room NOT facing the interstate
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cmanis01 wrote a review May 2021
St. Augustine, Florida447 contributions137 helpful votes
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
US$74 - US$207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Comfort Inn University
Which popular attractions are close to Comfort Inn University?
Nearby attractions include Regal Celebration Pointe 10 & RPX (0.8 km), Total Wine & More (0.9 km), and Best buy (0.7 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, 4Rivers 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) and Artisans' Guild Gallery (6.8 km).