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3500 SW 42nd St, Gainesville, FL 32608-2393
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#11 of 57 hotels in Gainesville
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Red Roof PLUS+ Gainesville is one of the best 100% smoke-free budget hotels in Gainesville, Florida that is near the University of Florida. Our family-friendly hotel is not far from the Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville Raceway, the Florida Museum of Natural History, the Harn Museum of Art, Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV), Shands Hospital, Malcom Randall VA Medical Center and Celebration Pointe shopping center. We offer our guests free Verified Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool (open year round) and free coffee in the lobby. Upgrade to one of our Premium rooms where we will have a snack ready for you in your room! This Red Roof PLUS+ Gainesville, Florida is a pet-friendly hotel.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids stay free
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-smoking hotel
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Wifi
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
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Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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FarAway542763 wrote a review Nov. 23
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Hotel needs updating, especially the bathroom, flooring, and entry door/threshold. Understand now why its a 2 star hotel. Late check request required a cost of $ 29.95. Staff was nice, location is convenient to I-75, and other restaurants and shopping is close by to the hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Redi Response, Marketing at Red Roof Plus+ Gainesville
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review your stay. I appreciate your comments regarding your recent stay at the RED ROOF PLUS+ GAINESVILLE. I am happy to read that you were pleased with our nice staff, location which is convenient and restaurants that are close by to the hotel. Please know that we value your feedback and your comments will be taken into consideration as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. On your next stay should you have any issues while with us, please contact our front desk immediately so we can take care of the issue to ensure your satisfaction. It would be our pleasure to have you stay with us again in the future to show you our positive strides taken to enhance your experience with us Sincerely, Adraine RediResponse Specialist
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Joy M wrote a review Sep. 2022
Gulfport, Florida709 contributions103 helpful votes
The room was very clean, comfortable and quiet. It was handy to have a microwave and refrigerator. The hotel is conveniently located near the Interstate. The staff was friendly. Although they have a pool, it was not open. No breakfast but there are nearby restaurants.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Shula R wrote a review Sep. 2022
Hollywood, Florida14 contributions1 helpful vote
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I'll start with the positives. The location is great right off 75 and next to Bulter plaza and Celebration point. Friendly night check in clerk. Now on to the review of the hotel/property. Upon checking in late on a Thursday night, the night check in clerk was friendly. She checked me in and only gave me one key, not asking if I needed another key for the 2 double beds. I grabbed one bed and other guest grabbed the other. After getting settled, they said the bed smells like dog. It was very late and we were exhausted so dealt with it for the night since we figured housekeeping wasn’t their at almost midnight anyway. The next morning at 9:18am, there is a loud noise coming from the hallway. Apparently before daily check out time, when people might still be sleeping, is an appropriate time to vacuum the hallways. After tending to our business for the morning, we went to let the front desk know the bed smelled like dog. Rather than oh I’m so sorry, let me fix that for you, we were asked why we didn’t complain night before. When we said we checked in very late and just wanted to sleep, we were given a flat and fitted sheet and sent on our way like that fixed the problem. No pillowcase, comforter, offer to change the sheets which clearly were not in between guests, nor an apology. Completely unsanitary and leads you to question what other shortcuts were taken based on appearances. The hotel is a mix of updated and old. Doors to rooms all look they’ve had years of abuse. Bathrooms have leaks and wall damage but room area itself looks newer. The AC sometimes sounds like it’s getting ready to take off, very loud when running.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Ask for rooms that have not had pets in them! Higher floor maybe you can sleep later from vacuuming.
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David_Ba928 wrote a review Aug. 2022
Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania91 contributions85 helpful votes
Let’s just say that the Red Roof Inn Plus in Gainesville hired a very good photographer. I’ll begging by saying that their staff is very friendly and engaging. We’ll-trained and hard working. The hotel itself needs some TLC. The elevators are defaced by people scratching graffiti on the doors. We came in late from dinner, through the pool side door and it wasn’t locked as sign said it should have been. So security is an issue. As for the room, the beds were fine. There was mold and stains in the bathroom. We opted not to shower and just leave. Overall, you get what you pay for. As I said, great staff, average hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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MizzouTraveler75 wrote a review Aug. 2022
Missouri24 contributions11 helpful votes
This was our first time staying at a Red Roof Plus, and we were pleasantly surprised. Clean, modern and had good amenities. The location was also very convenient for getting around Gatorville. Would definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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James C wrote a review Aug. 2022
Florida Panhandle, Florida1 contribution1 helpful vote
Cockroaches. My wife and daughter reserved a 4 night stay and on the second day, they discovered cockroaches. When they went to the front desk to change rooms, the clerk told them there were none available and cockroaches should be expected because we are in Florida and it is hot outside. WHAT? We actually live in Florida, and we don't have cockroaches in our house. Bottom line, the front desk clerk blew them off. My wife and daughter then decided to move to another hotel, obviously, and request a full refund. We DID NOT receive a full refund because they did not discover the cockroaches the first night. Again, WHAT??? I contacted guest relations and many other numbers and they simply blew us off. We have been a member of the RediRewards program and have stayed at many Red Roof Inn's. Never again!!! Cockroaches are not acceptable. Rude front desk clerks are not acceptable. Silence to my concerns is not acceptable. Words of advice: STAY SOMEWHERE ELSE.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Alexis Ring wrote a review Jun. 2022
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Mr. Leon Ford and Paula honestly were amazing. We booked our stay on Expedia and had accidentally put our stay for the wrong date. After staying on the phone with Expedia for over an hour, we had come to the lobby for help. They immediately were on the phone helping us. We were able to get our room for the night. They were so awesome and eager to help. This is by far the best staff I’ve come into with red roof and will be booking again with them as we come to this area every couple of weeks. Our check out experience was lovely and easy. Leon was super helpful and really all around an awesome person. I hope these 2 are recognized for their outstanding jobs and personality’s. Great job as a manager, in my opinion having staff like this makes the experience a great one! THANK YOU!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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paula l wrote a review Mar. 2022
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Location is great and my room was quiet. That being said, it’s not very clean. Hairs in the bathroom and tub. Mildew on the bathroom ceiling. Chipped paint on walls and random mystery spots all over. Floor was kind of sticky and there was a dead roach in the corner. Beds were adequate, tv worked but the remote and phone looked grimy. This place needs a serious deep cleaning.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Mery Lugo, General Manager at Red Roof Plus+ Gainesville
Responded May 14, 2022
Dear Paula, I am so sorry that we were not up to our usual service standards. Corrective measures have been taken to ensure this does not occur again. I hope you will give us another opportunity to better serve you at Red Roof Plus, Gainesville next time you are in the area. Thank you!
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Alan M wrote a review Dec. 2021
8 contributions3 helpful votes
We booked a single night for a UF graduation. We arrived, dropped our bags and headed to the graduation. When we returned to the room at 10:30pm, we noticed that there was a terrible smell in the room. We determined that is was coming from the carpet. The longer we were in the room, we began to feel sick from it. We packed up and left at 11:00pm and simply drove the 3 hours back home. This was our first stay in a Red Roof hotel, and probably our last. The kicker was that this was not an inexpensive room, it was over $170 for the night, and we spent all of 30 minutes in there before leaving. And no, I didnt ask for another room, because even the hallway smelled, which led me to believe that another room probably wouldn't have helped. Overall, this hotel was not clean. Having said all this, Im giving the hotel two stars simply because what little interaction we had with staff was excellent; they were pleasant and helpful. But bottom line is, stay somewhere else.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Noralduncan wrote a review Nov. 2021
Hartford, Connecticut148 contributions13 helpful votes
It would be a good value if we didn’t pay UF football game weekend pricing. We paid $465 for 2 nights and it’s $85 a night today. It’s Nov 2021, and I no longer accept “there’s no coffee service because of COVID”. There was an in room coffee maker. The staff member we interacted with was polite and efficient. The room was clean. The beds were comfortable, They seem to have used a chemical spray in the elevator that shouldn’t even be legal. All of us stared coughing immediately and that was the last time we used it until we needed to get our luggage out to leave. It was acceptable.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$74 - US$112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Red Roof Plus+ Gainesville
Which popular attractions are close to Red Roof Plus+ Gainesville?
Nearby attractions include Escapology Escape Rooms Gainesville (0.6 km), Regal Celebration Pointe 10 & RPX (0.9 km), and Total Wine & More (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Red Roof Plus+ Gainesville?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Red Roof Plus+ Gainesville?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Red Roof Plus+ Gainesville?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Red Roof Plus+ Gainesville?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Red Roof Plus+ Gainesville?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blaze Pizza, 4 Rivers Smokehouse, and Bonefish Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Red Roof Plus+ Gainesville?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Red Roof Plus+ Gainesville?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Red Roof Plus+ Gainesville?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Thomas Center (7.4 km).
Is Red Roof Plus+ Gainesville accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.