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Jupiter, Florida
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The room was quiet and the breakfast was nice. They give free toothpaste and combs at the front desk. The hotel is located in the center of Gainesville so you can feel comfortable walking around and getting the full experience. You should stay here if you need a room.

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3 Thank Austin D
Tampa, Florida, United States
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hotel is in great proximity to UF and walking distance to many restaurants, bars,etc. The staff at hotel and adjacent restaurant were very friendly. The rooms are not clean. The first room we were given smelt awful and the front desk gave us a new room. I don't think think this 2nd room was ever cleaned. Found an old sock,... More 

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1 Thank Nicole H
Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "Nicole H," Thank you for your recent patronage and feedback. We're disappointed that we did not meet your expectations. Your comments regarding our location are very much appreciated as numerous others have expressed that same sentiment. Although your experience was the exception to our consistently high level of service, I assure you that each of your concerns regarding cleanliness... More 

Clarksville, MD
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207 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is right across the street from U of FL so if you are going there it is very convenient. Plus there is a pizza/pasta restaurant attached to the hotel so that is nice too. When we got there to check in we were told that breakfast would be in the lobby so I asked for our breakfast coupons... More 

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Thank TRJRM
Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "TRJRM," Thank you so very much for your feedback and patronage. It is disappointing that we failed to meet your expectations in terms of message delivery regarding our breakfast offering. We charged for a period of time however recently packaged it as a short term promotion with numerous enhancements. Secondly, our apologies for the temperature fluctuation in the hallways.... More 

Florida Panhandle, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Michele our breakfast hostess was great. She was very friendly and always smiling. We were happy to see they had added breakfast since our last visit. It made our day so much easier. The hotel is updating, and is very nice. Very friendly staff. It's close to the V.A. Hospital and Shands. The university is also right there.

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1 Thank Susan M
Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "Susan M," Thank you for your feedback and recent patronage. We're extremely happy that we met and exceeded your expectations on this most recent visit. The breakfast has been a work in progress and the recent enhancements to our offering as well as staffing have made a tremendous impact. As eluded to, our proximity to the University as well... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay. The highlight was our Breakfast with Michele! She was our breakfast hostess with the mostest!! She had us smiling all day with her sunny attitude. This hotel is right at the University of Florida in the heart of Gator country! It was easy to find and convenient to restaurants and other local places.

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1 Thank Teena T
Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "Teena T," Good evening. Thank you so very much for your feedback and recent patronage. Your comments will be shared with my entire team, particularly Michele, our wonderful breakfast hostess. Hopefully we'll have an opportunity to host you again here in "Gator Country" sometime in the relatively near future. Warmest regards, Odyssey Leach General Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great 4 night stay. Michelle the breakfast hostess provided excellent service. She made more coffee when needed and brought a cup to our table. They have scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits, fruit, waffles pastries, bread, bagels

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1 Thank Debbie W
Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "Debbie W" Good afternoon. We truly appreciate your feedback and recent patronage. Your comments will be shared with my entire team, particularly Michelle, our wonderful breakfast hostess. We look forward to the opportunity of hosting you again in the relatively near future... Warmest regards, Odyssey Leach, CHA General Manager More 

Waycross, Georgia
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This time we were in room 233 on November 14 th and 15th 2016. The VA made our reservations early and we received our conformation email about a weed in advance, no problems. As usual, we were greeted with a warm smile and a friendly "welcome back". Our room was clean and all the amenities were there. After a quick... More 

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1 Thank Donald P
Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "Donald P," Thank you so very much for your continued patronage. One of the most gratifying rewards for any hotelier is the opportunity to host repeat guests. Having repeat guests lends credence to our commitment and passion for service excellence. My team and I take great pride in "getting to know" those who frequent our hotel. You have become... More 

Alachua, Florida
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87 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am from the Alachua County area so it was interesting to see all the changes. This area of Gville has grown immensely but its nice to see Holiday Inn is still a bastion on University. Dealing with the staff makes this a great property (Mssrs Adrian, Graham, and Jonathon along with Mss Alex, Alysha, Kaiti, Linda, and Lori all... More 

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1 Thank Gary J
Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "Gary J," Good evening. Thank you so very much for your feedback and recent patronage. It was a pleasure hosting you as our guest. Indeed, Gainesville is growing leaps and bounds! It's amazing to see the plethora of wonderful enhancements, both commercial and residential, particularly the surrounding areas of the University as well as those on campus. I will... More 

Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being greeted by Michele the breakfast hostess immediately put me in a good mood. She lit up the entire lobby with her cheerfulness. She was a breath of fresh air! I could tell she truly enjoyed making people happy. I will definetly stay at this hotel again just for the chance of seeing her again. That kind of enthusiasm is... More 

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1 Thank Scott W
Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "Scott W," Good evening. Your very warm and sincere feedback is truly appreciated. The sentiments you have shared about Michelle, one of our newest family members, have been expressed by many of our former guests. She has truly stepped out and become an example of what genuine service is all about. I will share your feedback with her as... More 

Apopka, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hotel...parking a bit of an issue (construction) Clean, very friendly staff, knowledgeable about the area. conveniebt location Quiet Piesano restaurant was excellent and reasonable. would definitely stay here again. only stayed the night, meeting next morning so did not explore the hotel

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1 Thank cbaw0rld
Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "cbawOrld," Good day! Thank you so very much for your recent patronage and feedback. Your commentary will be shared with my entire team, particularly Piesanos, our wonderful partner. We look forward to hosting you again in the relatively near future... Warmest regards, Odyssey Leach General Manager More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Holiday Inn University Center is surrounded on all sides by the University of Florida, local shops & boutiques, restaurants, in 'the Heart of Gainesville.' This 6 story 'almost on campus' city landmark offers a roof-top swimming pool surrounded by 14,000 sq. Ft. Of 'sunning' space. The fitness room is located adjacent to the pool on the third floor. Complimentary transportation is provided to the airport and local hospitals daily from 7am-11pm. Free High-speed Wireless Internet service, In-room movies, are available in all rooms. The hotel offers an open and spacious lobby with open business center. The hotel has also recently completed the Holiday Inn Relaunch and features luxury linens, fresh pillow selection, and new signage. Piesanos, an exciting new Italian themed restaurant, is open 7 days a week serving lunch and dinner. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

Address: 1250 W University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601
Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range: $146 - $278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center 3*
Number of rooms: 167
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Gainesville University Hotel Gainesville
Gainesville Holiday Inn
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#2 Green Hotel in Gainesville
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