$49 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 28, 2014 Check-out: Dec 30, 2014

Americas Best Value Inn University of Florida Shands

2 stars
1900 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.6
out of 5
38 reviews
Clean comfortable stay.

We only spent one night here, but was very satisfied with the room. The room was very clean, the... See full review

  • Flossie Fair
  • Aug 6, 2013
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

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Guest Reviews (38)

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

Overall score

2.6 / 5
5.01.0
38 out of 38
Amenities:
2.3
Room cleanliness:
2.9
Hotel staff:
3.6
Room comfort:
2.9
Location:
3.3
Value:
3.3

58% would recommend to a friend.

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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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Ivette51
Business
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
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Felipe b
Business
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
yuramba
Business
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
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Roberto Student
Business
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Flossie Fair
Business
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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Yvie B
Business
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
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
1234gainesville
Business
Gainesville
Dec 2, 2012

It wasn't too bad, classic cheap motel!

It wasn't too bad, classic cheap motel! For the price it decient motel, it was better than the other known franchise motels

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
paperhanger3
Business
Cloquet, MN
Feb 29, 2012

Travelling to the Past

This is a Motor Hotel from right out of the past. It's an older facility that reflects a time gone by. You wouldn't know by the pictures, but the rooms open directly to the parking lot rather than the current style where access is obtained through an interior corridor. There weren't many guests the night we stayed there so it was quiet, something that we value. Sometimes these types of motels can be noisy places with slamming car doors right outside your room to wake you in the morning, but this was not the case this time around. We found the room to be clean and in decent repair. Even though this was an older facility, it has been decently maintained. Tap water in the room was drinkable. The bed was large and comfortable. The air conditioner was mounted low and fairly close to the bed but it worked well and was quiet. The mini fridge worked but appeared unable to maintain a very cold temperature which some people prefer. An unusual feature of the room we were in were the liquid soap & shampoo dispensers in the bathroom & sink areas. No bar soap here or those little plastic bottles you find nearly everywhere else. Not a bad feature, actually. The bathroom was a little on the small side and reflected an era where people were not "supersized". A large person might have a little trouble with the toilet. Again, the tub & shower areas were well maintained and in good condition. The bathroom door stuck a little in its frame & would have been difficult to close completely. The CRT TV reception was mostly good with the exception of one or two channels. Wi Fi worked well but required a password which you obtain at the front desk. Our room did not have a hair dryer, but supposedly they are available upon request from the front desk. We stayed here during the last week of February and the pool did not appear to be open. If you want the local Gainesville paper, it is available for about half price at the front desk. This motel appears to be operated by an Indian family, (from India) something that we have noted in other parts of the country during our travels. We did not have any problems communicating with them and they seemed to be pleasant folks. All in all, the guest experience here was OK. You are not dealing with the "latest and greatest", and that is reflected in the price. If you are wondering what traveling was like in times gone by, this is a good place to experience what it was like.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Gainesville is a college town and if you drive north from the motel you will find a substantial number of eating establishments.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
JDtraveler
Business
Atlanta, GA
Feb 20, 2012

it's just a bed

I was NOT impressed at all ... and i probably would not stay there again. however it was the only hotel in Gainesville that had vacancy. There was a dried contact on the floor in the bathroom. making me wonder if the room even was cleaned. the sheets and bed seamed clean. btw our neighbors seemed to be having a party, and the walls are really thin

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

Business

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