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Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

HolidayInn.comUS$133*
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Lilburn, Georgia
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

We booked this hotel for a sports camp our daughter was attending. Upon arrival, staff was nice and helpful. We got off the elevator (5th floor) and instantly smelled a damp yucky smell. A bit better in our room, but still yucky. The bathroom REALLY smelled bad. Our daughter fell asleep quickly so we didn't say anything. As soon as...

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

Dear "volgirlinga," Good evening. Thank you so very much for your recent patronage. We are sorry that you had a disappointing experience during your visit with us. At the Holiday Inn Gainesville University Hotel, we always aim to ensure that each of our guests feels comfortable, valued, and respected. We assure you that your concerns will be addressed and resolved,...

Lutz, Florida
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for one week on business. It felt outdated and grungy. The whole hotel needs a major update. The fridge and microwave are poorly placed. The closet is right in your face as soon as you open the door. The ceiling in my room was poorly repaired as seen in my pictures. The ceiling in the bathroom is...

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

Dear "PAB111111," Thank you for your feedback and patronage. Our sincerest apologies that your stay did not meet your expectations in terms of décor, infrastructure, and age of the property. I assure you that your service concerns are being addressed, particularly the breakfast offering. In the relatively near future, we'll present a wonderful new breakfast café which will offer a...

Glen Allen, Virginia
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

The staff at this hotel are super awesome and very friendly! Always enjoy staying here! There are two gentlemen that work at the front desk names Ron and Tim! Both are some of the best people I've met! Go talk to them! The rest of the staff and security guards were also the best. I don't have a single negative...

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

Dear "DoofyBoyWonder," Good day! We truly appreciate your wonderful feedback and recent patronage. Your comments will be shared with my entire team, particularly Ron and Tim. The team is loaded with superstars, just like these two, very committed to providing service excellence! Thank you again for your feedback. Hopefully we'll have the opportunity to host you again in the relatively...

Fargo, North Dakota
Reviewed 9 December 2015

I needed a one night stay in Gainesville FL. Read their website: theuniversityhotel.com. Called and they said two night minimum. On their website under IHG Rewards it reads, “Use points to stay virtually anywhere - even at our competitors' hotels". I’m an Elite Spire member with >300,000 points so I planned to take them up on their offer. The hotel...

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

Dear "Don J," My sincerest apologies for your experience however, I assure you that I have not spoken with you. If you'd like to speak with me directly, I may be reached at (352)-376-1661 or we can converse via email at gm@theuniversityhotel.com. It would be my pleasure to speak with you, return your call, or have someone else on my...

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...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • 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 Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5118
Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range: $176 - $283 (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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#1 Green Hotel in Gainesville
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