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Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

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Reviewed 2 December 2015

The location of this hotel is the best if attending a UF game. A short walk and you are at the stadium. The employees are nice and very helpful. My complaint is that the hotel is outdated and they increase their prices during game day weekends.

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

Dear "Lumamel98," Good evening. Thank you so very much for your recent patronage and feedback. Many share the same sentiment that we're in a "great location," particularly if your desire is to be on or near the world renowned University of Florida's campus or simply here supporting our home team Gators! The Holiday Inn has been an icon in the...

Plano, Texas
Reviewed 23 November 2015

a nicely understated and basic hotel. the rooms very very nice, but the bathroom was overtly confusing and hard to navigate between door, shower, and toilet. hotel was a PERFECT location close to everything, and had laundry facilities, POOL etc, most ammenities. just no WOW factor. but its purpose was to provide comfortable, affordable and basic rooms and it did...

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

Dear "Dean R," Thank you so very much for your recent patronage and feedback. Indeed, the hotel is a "PERFECT location, close to everything!" We're right across the street from the University, and a very short trip to Shands, the VA Hospital, as well as numerous other world renowned establishments. The hotel has been an icon in the city for...

Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

We stayed at this Location due to the close proximity to the VA hospital- It's like a 5 minute drive. The room was clean- the AC was a bit loud as I'm a light sleeper, but once I feel asleep it was ok. The shower could use a little pick me up- It appeared clean for the most part, it...

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

Dear "Carolyn L," Thank you so very much for your feedback and recent patronage. Indeed, we are only minutes away from the VA Hospital as well as many other prominent locations in Gainesville. I will share your feedback with my entire team, particularly the maintenance concerns you have highlighted. Please be assured that each of those concerns will be addressed...

Tampa
Reviewed 18 October 2015

I visited Gainesville this weekend and cannot say enough great things about the service I received from Lori and Lily! They are at the front desk and made my stay a pleasure. I had a loud neighbor last night and they contacted their management to let them know and Lori called me to comp the night's stay. I was really...

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

Dear "Shaolin50," Good afternoon and greetings from the beautiful Holiday Inn University Hotel! Thank you so very much for your return visit and very kind feedback. The greatest compliment for any hotel is to host and entertain repeat guests. I appreciate and applaud the efforts of our team members who make it their personal mission to ensure that each one...

Waycross, Georgia
Reviewed 12 October 2015

The VA recently started using the Holliday Inn (University) in Gainesville, FL. to accommodate veterans that will need surgery or who have just had surgery. I spent two great nights there, Oct. 4th & 5th and have no complaints. My room (317) was clean and comfortable and fully equipped with the emenities. The staff was outstanding and went out of...

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

Dear "Donald P," Good afternoon. Thank you so very much for your sincere and very touching feedback. Offering a comfortable hotel experience which includes a clean guestroom, neat and organized common areas, and numerous warm smiles are the very least that we can offer one who has given up so much for our country. Therefore, we'd like to offer and...

Palm Bay, Florida
Reviewed 11 October 2015

I had to stay at this property during a recent business trip due to a change in company per diem rates for hotels. I usually stay at a Hampton property but their rate was out of per diem for this area so this was the best alternative. I was in business for three nights and I came away disappointed. I...

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

Dear "Rhino2525," Good evening. Thank you so very much for your recent patronage and feedback. We are disappointed that your company's per diem rate did not satisfy the pricing of the Hampton property as it is an all-suite property and the sizing of their suites obviously would have been more appealing to you. On a positive note, we truly appreciate...

Reviewed 7 October 2015

Stayed here during the last week of September. Hotel had a minimal breakfast available each morning, but it was good enough to get the day going. As far as the room went, it was generally nice. Bathroom was on the smaller side, but the hotel, as others had mentioned, is dated in general. The A/C unit put out a bit...

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

Dear "Greenlocnar," Good afternoon from the beautiful Holiday Inn University Center Hotel in Gainesville! Thank you so very much for your recent patronage and feedback. We're delighted that you found our property to be "nice enough, and a great location" as numerous others have expressed that same sentiment. We will follow up on the room to room noise concern as...

Jackson, Mississippi
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Stayed here via our college's block of rooms for game weekend against the Gators. Cannot beat the location - campus is across the street and many bars and eateries are within walking distance. Room was clean and staff helpful. Decent complimentary coffee, pastries, etc in the morning. Hotel is significantly dated all across the board: exterior, lobby, hallways, elevators and...

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

Good evening "deltaboy," We truly appreciate your feedback and recent patronage. As you, numerous others have summarized their visit to the Holiday Inn Gainesville University Hotel as a "great location, helpful staff" along with many other wonderful adjectives. Indeed our hotel is a little older however, we take great pride in the service we provide on a daily basis and...

Lititz, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 October 2015

This is a great place to stay if you are visiting the University of Florida - the campus is across the street and the hotel provides a shuttle to the campus. But if you are in town for other business, as I was, you may want to consider another hotel and here's why: Pros -> friendly staff, clean room, well...

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

Good evening! Thank you so very much for your feedback and recent patronage of the Holiday Inn University Center Hotel in Gainesville. Indeed the hotel is a "great place to stay if you're visiting the University" or any number of local attractions/interests. The hotel has been a pillar in the community for many years and has met and exceeded the...

Boynton Beach, Florida
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

I stay at the Holiday Inn brand weekly for business around the US. IHG brand has been doing a great job of updating its hotels, but unfortunately this isn't one of them. Located in the heart of university town there are loads of places to eat. The room was old fashioned compared to other hotels, I had an executive suite...

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

Dear "domyno50," Thank you so very much for your recent patronage and feedback. We are disappointed that you found your stay to be "so so." Many who stay with us find our accommodations and service to be quite the contrary. Our goal is always to meet and exceed our guests' expectations. Please accept my sincerest apologies for your disappointment. Your...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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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: $199 - $591 (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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Holiday Inn Gainesville University Hotel Gainesville
Gainesville Holiday Inn
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Pool view is quite nice”
 of 5 bubbles 726kenr, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“steer clear of the elevators”
  • The amenities are acceptable.
  • The hair dryer is small, like a travel dryer.
  • Tried to capture the dim lighting that happens in the evening. In the morning, it was brighter.
  • Not much for the coffee service but the fridge is a nice bonus. Bigger than most.
 of 5 bubbles holabonjour, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Looks like there might be renovations going on, so maybe ask if there are any recently renovated rooms?”
 of 5 bubbles 164jessicaj, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Do not book at this hotel. Go to a Hilton.”
 of 5 bubbles 60anthonyj, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I paid the higher room rate and got noisy room with smelly bathroom, dirty carpets and defective plumbing.”
 of 5 bubbles lmartosm, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
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