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Holiday Inn University Center Gainesville

1250 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5118
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#20 of 56 hotels in Gainesville
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Gainesville Hotels Location Directly Across the Street from the University of Florida The Holiday Inn University Center Gainesville hotel is surrounded by local shops restaurants, boutiques and the University of Florida. The hotel sits in the heart of Gainesville, allowing easy access to downtown Gainesville, Gainesville Regional Airport and sits directly across the street from The University of Florida and its athletic facilities. Hotel guests visiting Gainesville for Gators sporting events are happy to find Ben Hill Griffin Stadium or The Swamp just blocks from the hotel's location. While in Gainesville FL patrons don't want to miss on-campus highlights like the Harn Museum of Art and Florida Museum of Natural History, either. The hotel's corporate guests also find the hotel well suited for business. Free Wi-Fi access is offered throughout the facility, and a 24-hour Business Center is available for your print, fax, copy and PC needs. Our hotel shuttle offers complimentary transportation to and from the Airport and within 3 mi radius. And, if you're hosting a meeting while in Gainesville, you can consider our on-site Conference Center which features 4000 plus sq feet of event space. Discover the genuine value of this Holiday Inn Gainesville hotel. Take time to unwind in our 4,000-sq-ft rooftop pool deck- Gainesville's Only, or work out according to your schedule in the 24-hour Fitness Center. Book your Florida trip today
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Free airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Vending machine
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Kgtx wrote a review Mar. 2021
6 contributions1 helpful vote
This location is old and in need of major repair and update. For the price I will stay and the beautiful Hotel Indigo, HI Express or if I just want to be across from the University stay at the Marriott. The pictures online are not what you get when you arrive.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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BigGFtMyers wrote a review Nov. 2020
Fort Myers, Florida16 contributions34 helpful votes
If you are planning to head to Ben Hill Griffith Stadium to see the Florida Gators play this location is an excellent place to meet. You can stay and park here, and the stadium is a 10-15 minute walk away. No fighting traffic leaving the stadium or time wasted trying to find a spot. The only problem is the hotel itself. It is old and dated. While the rooms are "clean" the bathrooms and showers are not what one would expect from a major hotel. They could use updating and or replacing. The entire hotel seems to be a renovation waiting to happen. It has all the charm of a hotel built in 1968. Although they did renovations in 2012 it is not obvious to me what these renovations were. Perhaps carpets and beds. While I stated although the rooms are clean the place just has a dirty feel. Especially the bathrooms. If not for the location to the Stadium I would not have been happy about staying here.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Mary & John Janokaitis, Cocoa Beach wrote a review Sep. 2020
Cocoa Beach, FL60 contributions12 helpful votes
Due to coronavirus - and a reduction of crowds at Gator football games, we have not visited our favorite hotel in Gainesville since before the pandemic. But we cannot wait to return to Holiday Inn University Center thanks to the incredible location (waking distance to everything!), outstanding service and constant upgrades. We also would like to thank Alex Reyes, Front Desk Manager, who is always so helpful with our reservations. We certainly miss Holiday Inn University Center and are looking forward to returning!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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hbtussey wrote a review Jul. 2020
nc77 contributions23 helpful votes
We have stayed at many Holiday Inns and Holiday Inn Express hotels. This one is top of the line. We had a late arrival. The lady at the front desk was so courteous and helpful to our family. She answered any and all questions that we had. The next morning, we had an early check out. She asked us about our stay and wanted to make sure everything went well. She does a great job representing the hotel chain. Our beds were comfy, and the bathrooms were clean. The air conditioning was a little loud, but that was no big deal. We would definitely stay here again if in the area.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Diana R wrote a review May 2020
1 contribution
We were there during Covid-19 so everything was closed and inaccessible. But, the front desk made sure we had everything we need. I would definitely stay here again if we have a need to go to Gainesville again.
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Date of stay: April 2020
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US$94 - US$189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn University Center Gainesville
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn University Center Gainesville?
Nearby attractions include University of Florida (0.5 km), Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (1.1 km), and Florida Fun Bikes (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn University Center Gainesville?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn University Center Gainesville?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn University Center Gainesville?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn University Center Gainesville?
Conveniently located restaurants include Piesanos Stone Fired Pizza, Reggae Shack Cafe, and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn University Center Gainesville?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Holiday Inn University Center Gainesville have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Holiday Inn University Center Gainesville offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn University Center Gainesville?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn University Center Gainesville offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn University Center Gainesville?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Thomas Center (1.6 km) and Artisans' Guild Gallery (1.1 km).