$54 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 2, 2015 Check-out: Sep 3, 2015

Americas Best Value Inn University of Florida Shands

2 stars
View map of 1900 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.6
out of 5
35 reviews
Ok Hotel next to campus

I just needed to stay close to campus for one night. I think this was the closest hotel and very... See full review

  • willie2005
  • Dec 29, 2014
Ok Hotel next to campus

I just needed to stay close to campus for one night. I think this was the closest hotel and very... See full review

  • willie2005
  • Dec 16, 2014
Welcome to Americas Best Value Inn of Gainesville FL conveniently located three miles east of I-75. We are less than a mile south of the University of Florida and its award winning football team. Gainesville serves as the cultural educational and commercial center of north central Florida. Our hotel is close to world-class museums like the Florida Museum of Natural History and Matheson Museum. Breathtaking natural wonders a vibrant local art and music community and intriguing cultural and historical sites are all nearby. Subway Sawamura Japanese Steakhouse and Cedar River Seafood and Oyster Bar are only a few of the restaurants within walking distance of our hotel. Our exterior corridor hotel offers unbeatable service competitive rates and an attentive 24-hour front desk staff. Start your day with a cup of our free morning coffee. Enjoy a delicious meal at our on-site China Super Buffet Restaurant *temporarily closed*. Take a refreshing dip in our outdoor pool which is the largest in Gainesville. Appreciate the convenience of our on-site guest laundry facility and fax copy services. Enjoy a peaceful night of sleep in the comfort of your own guest room with amenities including free wireless high-speed Internet access microwave mini-fridge cable TV with HBO and free local calls. A hairdryer iron and ironing board are available upon request at the front desk. At Americas Best Value Inn Gainesville Weve Got You Covered from the time you hit the road until your head hits the pillow.

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Americas Best Value Inn University of Florida Shands Rooms

1 Double Bed Non-Smoking
Comfortable guest room with 1 Double Bed. Non-Smoking.
1 Double Bed Smoking
Comfortable guest room with 1 Double Bed. Smoking Permitted.
1 King Bed Non-Smoking
Comfortable guest room with 1 King Bed. Non-Smoking.
1 King Bed Smoking
Comfortable guest room with 1 King Bed. Smoking Permitted.
2 Double Beds Non-Smoking
Comfortable guest room with 2 Double Beds. Non-Smoking.
2 Double Beds Smoking
Comfortable guest room with 2 Double Beds. Smoking Permitted.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
24 hour security
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Family plan
Services
Guest laundromat
Security
Wake-up service
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
Microwave
Cribs available
Temperature control
Sprinklers in rooms
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium: 1.2 mi
  • Stephen C. O'Connell Center: 1.2 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Americas Best Value Inn University of Florida Shands

Overall score

2.6 / 5
5.01.0
35 out of 35
Amenities:
2.3
Cleanliness:
2.9
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
2.9
Location:
3.4
Value:
3.3

57% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Americas Best Value Inn University of Florida Shands

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
DB
Family
N/A
Aug 24, 2015

Dropping UF Student

The hotel needs a complete make over. Stsrting with the lobby bad smell.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Americas Best Value Inn University of Florida Shands

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Melinda S.
Family
Sneads
Jul 25, 2015

good hotel,clean, not noisy,pleasant best for the money friendly staff awesome custom and courtesy

Good night sleep very quiet nice staff great atmosphere.this hotel is worth the money and close to the VA hospital.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Americas Best Value Inn University of Florida Shands

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
willie2005
Business
Guaynabo
Dec 29, 2014

Ok Hotel next to campus

I just needed to stay close to campus for one night. I think this was the closest hotel and very economical. Nothing fancy, good to stay a night or two if going to conference or meeting.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Americas Best Value Inn University of Florida Shands

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
willie2005
Business
Guaynabo
Dec 16, 2014

Ok Hotel next to campus

I just needed to stay close to campus for one night. I think this was the closest hotel and very economical. Nothing fancy, good to stay a night or two if going to conference or meeting.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Americas Best Value Inn University of Florida Shands

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Ivette51
Single
Fountain, Colorado
Oct 15, 2014

Very old motel.

I have to say the hotel was clean, but I felt I was inside a hotel from the 70's. Very, very old and deteriorated, bathroom awful green and pink! The rooms are exposed to anybody from outside, so it doesn't feel safe. For an extra couple of dollars I found one way better I don't recommend it at all.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Americas Best Value Inn University of Florida Shands

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Felipe b
Family
Fayetteville, nc
Aug 23, 2014

Building issues!

We stayed at this hotel because of the hospital. It was clean enough. Mr Patel the manager will cut you a deal significantly lower then the average 60/night if you talk to him about 30minutes. The maintenance worker told me the roof has no insulation so if you have athsma or any medical condition that require air conditioning I highly suggest not staying here. It was always 80 in the room with the door closed all day, ac on high and a fan blowing. We were going to extend our stay but after 2 nosebleeds I went to the hotel across the street since they couldn't resolve the air issue. The website also said they provide breakfast, YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR THIS SERVICE!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Family

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

If staying here. Call Mr Patel the manager n let him know the price you found online. He probably can match or reduce it a few dollars or find a bigger room since they have smaller rooms for online bookings

Review of Americas Best Value Inn University of Florida Shands

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
yuramba
Family
Miami
Aug 10, 2014

this hotel neeeds a promptly update

I just stayed a night and I wasn't a good experience, dirty carpet and towels.I definitely will not come back

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Americas Best Value Inn University of Florida Shands

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Roberto Student
Friends
Tallahasee, FL
Jul 21, 2014

Good Place

Place was comfortable and cheap for the amount of time we were there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Americas Best Value Inn University of Florida Shands

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Flossie Fair
Couples
Moultrie GA
Aug 6, 2013

Clean comfortable stay.

We only spent one night here, but was very satisfied with the room. The room was very clean, the bed was comfortable and the air conditioner worked like a champ. There was good water pressure in the shower and an abundance of hot water. Room could have used a few more wall outlets especially where the counter space was just outside of the bathroom. There was no place to plug in a hair dryer or other appliances. There was not a coffee pot in the room, but coffee was available at the office.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Americas Best Value Inn University of Florida Shands

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Yvie B
Family
Central FL
Aug 5, 2013

Horrible... Needs to be tented for bugs and people

Needed a handicapped room and got one with extra "tenants." First off, there was a LIVE roach in the fridge. There was a wasps nest attached to the curtains. I awoke at 2am to find my mother covered in bed bugs and whelps. Roaches and gnats in the room. A fight broke out between 2 groups of people outside our door at 1:00am. Since we checked in late that evening, we were exhausted and didn't call the front desk to report it (there is no way I would have a male come to my room to work on something in the middle of the night;) and we were physically and mentally exhausted after rushing to Gainesville due to a family member being rushed to the hospital. When we checked out, I brought a CUP of bugs to the front desk. I was immediately given a partial refund, however, as I was talking to the desk attendant trying to explain what we experienced, she started talking over me saying, "yeah, yeah, yeah... you still should have called someone." Whether or not I should have called someone is neither here not there... the problem now is that you are being rude and talking over me and raising your voice at me. Not sure how or why your standards are set so low, but here, we expect more from a room that's $60+ a night. That usually includes a room that is clean and has more than 1 roll of toilet paper. Next time, I'll sleep in my truck if I have to so that I don't stay here again. For half the price, drive the extra 30 minutes and stay at the one in Lake City. it is SPOTLESS and the staff is very friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Family

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