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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Served its purpose- basically stayed here 1 night because everywhere else in Gainesville was sold out. More than likely would not stay here again. Location is pretty good. Seems like it's under construction, very loud late at night. Room was clean.

Thank dedeau
Oakland Park, Florida
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Per the receipt this is still Days Inn and it is disgusting, we arrived late to see my daughter in law who was down the street at the hospital. They claim to be not smoking, well our room had ashes behind the night stand and the room was masted with perfume to cover the smoke smell once in the bed...

1Thank Jim W
Management response:

I would like to apologize for the issues you experienced during your stay. Your concerns have been shared with our housekeeping and front desk staff. I can assure you that we do everything possible to make sure our guests have an enjoyable experience while they stay with us. ‎As you saw, we are finishing a complete renovation of the hotel...

Reviewed 25 November 2016

The room was very clean and attractive for the most part, with nice towels and coffee maker, quiet AC -- a huge improvement over the Days Inn rooms. However, very old desk (with a broken piece lying on the floor), dresser, and mini fridge that didn't cool well. There was no phone book, no blanket, no chain lock on the...

1Thank coquina2
Jupiter, Florida
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

The hotel is being renovated, and by the looks of the lobby, it should be much nicer. The staff was friendly enough, but sticklers about cutting off the continental breakfast at 9am sharp. This is not a good deal for the price, but was probably more than usual since it was a game weekend. I would stay again, if it...

1Thank Jupitereyes
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Formerly a Days Inn ( evidenced by the DI sign simply being half-assed smudged over but you can still read it ), we drove by it 3 times trying to find it because their small pilon sign only has a temporary banner over the old DI sign and it was falling off. The lobby and breakfast area is extremely Spartan...

1Thank Ed M
Reviewed 17 October 2016

In the hotel's defense, we stayed during Hurricane Matthew. But we paid full price and NEVER had any housekeeping. And I'm 90% sure we were given used sheets as they felt gritty and I found a toothpick in the bed! Altho we had a reservation, we had to wait until 5pm to get our room. While we waited 2 hours...

2Thank Pam C
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, we value our guests opinions this gives us the opportunity to better serve our guests. I am truly sorry you were not please with your stay with us. Hurricane Matthew was a busy time for us, though this is no excuse for the experience you had and I...

Reviewed 7 October 2016

I stayed at this hotel due to being evacuated during hurricane Matthew, I booked last minute as I didn't want to leave home. When I arrived I was greeted with such warmth considering the circumstances. The poor lady at the front desk had a ton of upset people in front of her and always managed to keep a smile on...

Thank thompson_zane
Management response:

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us! We value our guests opinions, and hope to see you again under better circumstances next time.

Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I just stayed 2 nights and this place isn't quite ready for business. They are in the middle of a massive renovation and was like staying at a construction site. They have completely replaced all beds, pillows, linens, tv's, Air conditioners and swimming pool. I had no wifi during the stay and had to use my cellular Hotspot and burned...

1Thank Steve L
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to share your input with us, we are working hard to make the hotel more pleasurable for our guests. We value our guests opinions and hope that if you ever come through Gainesville you come see all the improvements we are working on.

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night. Office attendant who checked us in said hot and continental breakfast and wifi included, the renovations were only in the lobby and rooms were renovated. NOT TRUE. Rooms had mold, broken faucets, dirty fixtures, uncomfortable beds , cockroaches. Breakfast was stale bread and cereal that was left out the night before. It was impossible to speak to...

3Thank sam_8o8
Management response:

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at out hotel. I apologize that our hotel was not to your standards, we are in the renovation process right now and would love to have another chance to provide you with a better experience at our hotel the next time you're in town.

Miami Springs, Florida
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The quality has gone way down since the last year when it was a Days Inn. Seems that the "new management" fired everyone and are running this place as a generic hotel. There are no more friendly people and the quality is very poor now. I will not return especially with so many other options in the city.

3Thank Jennifer B
Management response:

Jennifer, I would like to personally apologize for your experience at our hotel. We are going through renovation right now to better accommodate our guests, renovation can be frustrating but this is no excuse for your poor experience. Please send me an email I would really like to make it up to you next time you are in town. By...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Gator Hotel and Suites

Address: 7516 Newberry Road, I-75 & SR 26 Exit 387, Gainesville, FL 32606 (Formerly Days Inn Gainesville I-75)
Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range: $77 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Gator Hotel and Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 102
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