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University Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Jacksonville
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We have stayed here several times over the past four years and for the price, you cannot get a better deal. Our rooms have always been clean and quiet. Yes, it's dated, but it's a great deal compared to other choices in the area. The employees are always so nice and accommodating. We'll be back!

Room Tip: Rooms on the one-level side are very quiet and away from the pool.
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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

Not only is the University Inn subpar, but the staff is extremely rude! The manager "Mike" has forever ruined me on ever staying at the hotel again. There are not many hotel options in Jacksonville, AL, but you are better off sleeping in your car.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
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1  Thank Jayme M
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

By far, this has been the worst hotel I have ever stayed at. I had to stay at this hotel since I was working in the nearby area, and all other hotels were booked through Talladega weekend. Staying at the University Inn is like taking a trip back in time 30 years ago because nothing has changed since then. The rooms smell nasty and they were definitely former smoking rooms. This is evidenced by the multiple burnt cigarette holes in the sheets and comforters on the bed. I had to buy blankets and a sleeping bag since I did not feel safe sleeping on their beds. The beds and everything in the room are very old. In the three nights that I stayed here the police came to the hotel twice. There were two domestic violence disputes and one ended in a person shattering a hotel room window. If you stay at this hotel you are putting your health and life at risk.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled on business
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5  Thank panda456
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Late checkin was smooth. Room was old but clean. Beds were comfortable. Good water pressure, hot water, low shower head. Breakfast options are juice/donuts/muffin. Pool ok but area deteriorating. Grounds appeared kept. Price was right when all we needed was to get a few hours rest.

Stayed: July 2015
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

I stayed here on a Fri/Sat nite. Booking was easy and the price was reasonable. I'm surprised, no, shocked by the very unfavorable reviews especially with regard to cleanliness. My room was perfectly clean and there was no problem with noise that some reported. The bed was comfortable and the room was a nice size. The wi-fi signal was strong with a fast connection. The staff was pleasant and accommodating. Only negative is that the place is obviously pretty old and could use a little renovating, but that didn't have a negative impact on my visit.

  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Nasty nasty nasty. Three couples stayed. Our room had Hugh dead roaches on the floor and even though we requested no room service they entered our room and didn't bother to vacuum up the roaches. One of the other couples had toe nails in their sheets. The other couple had to ask for a different room because their room was so nasty the when they got the other room they had to go purchase cleaner to clean it with Never stay here. Sleep in your car. Trust me. Stay anywhere but here.

Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
3  Thank Hnlayne4634
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

Attentive staff, and the pool was nice, but this place is in bad need of renovation. No longer what I would consider a two-star motel. It provided the basics -- a good shower, and air conditioning -- but I think we'll splurge on the Hampton Inn next time.

  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Tom H
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Additional Information about University Inn

Address: 1530 Pelham Rd S, Jacksonville, AL 36265-3309
Region: United States > Alabama > Jacksonville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Jacksonville
Price Range: $78 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — University Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 65
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