$116 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Oct 27, 2014 Check-out: Oct 29, 2014

Holiday Inn GAINESVILLE-UNIVERSITY CTR

3 stars
1250 W. UNIVERSITY AVE., GAINESVILLE, FL 32601
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
34 reviews
Good location, great staff

I found that the staff was very warm, friendly, and helpful. I also was able to utilize the shuttle... See full review

  • Elizabeth Benson
  • Jan 14, 2014
great location - good quality for price

our first room smelled of smoke, and they quickly changed our room and were very friendly about it.... See full review

  • UF miami mom
  • Nov 12, 2013
Gainesville Hotel's Location "Almost on Campus" at UF The Holiday Inn® Gainesville University Center hotel is surrounded by local shops, restaurants, boutiques and the University of Florida. The hotel sits in the heart of Gainesville, allowing easy access to downtown Gainesville, including The Hippodrome Theater, Gainesville Regional Airport and The University of Florida and its athletic facilities. Hotel guests visiting Gainesville for Gators sporting events are happy to find Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, or "The Swamp," just blocks from the hotel's location. While in Gainesville, FL, patrons don't want to miss on-campus highlights like the Harn Museum of Art and Florida Museum of Natural History, either. Stay here and enjoy easy access to all the best attractions in Gainesville. The hotel's corporate guests also find the hotel well suited for business. Free Wi-Fi access is offered throughout the facility, and a 24-hour Business Center is available for your print, fax, copy and PC needs. And, if you're hosting a meeting while in Gainesville, you can consider our on-site events facility, which features 540 square feet of space. Discover the genuine value of this Holiday Inn® Gainesville hotel. Take time to unwind in the 14,000-sq-ft rooftop pool area, or work out according to your schedule in the 24-hour Fitness Center. Book your Florida trip today!

Hotel Map

29.6521 -82.3384
Nearby airports
Orlando International, (MCO), 120.00, MI, S; Jacksonville, (JAX), 85.00, MI, E; Gainesville Regional Airport, (GNV), 6.00, MI, NE;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

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Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Free local telephone calls
Executive level
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Tour desk
Porters
FAX
White board
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Cribs available
Ironing board
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium: 0.7 mi
  • Stephen C. O'Connell Center: 0.8 mi

Dining

Piesanos Pints and Pies
Piesanos Pints and Pies is the newest addition to our hotel. Featuring classic italitan dishes and stone oven baked pizza, they are ready to provide all of your food and beverage needs. In addtion to serving lunch and dinner, their bar features over 40

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 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 (34)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn GAINESVILLE-UNIVERSITY CTR

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
34 out of 34
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.4

76% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JessicaJQ
Business
Quincy, Florida
Jun 29, 2014

Overpriced for what it is

This room would have been great if it was about 80 dollars less. The room and bathroom were small, but clean. The lobby was itty bitty so we skipped the breakfast to avoid a crowd. I think the price reflects it closeness to UF and the student/parents coming in for the Summer semester, which sucked for us because we were there for procedures at Shands facilities. 80 is more what the price should be so if pay more than that you will be disappointed. Also the walls are apparently thin as we got a call from the front desk that other guests were complaining about my four year old nephews laughing at the TV. Something to think about if you are travelling with small kids.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Elizabeth Benson
Business
Cleveland, Ohio
Jan 14, 2014

Good location, great staff

I found that the staff was very warm, friendly, and helpful. I also was able to utilize the shuttle service to and from the airport and to the hospital; I had not realized that the shuttle was available via my review of the website but it was a very helpful feature. It also has a great location near the university and hospitals.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
UF miami mom
Business
Miami, FL
Nov 12, 2013

great location - good quality for price

our first room smelled of smoke, and they quickly changed our room and were very friendly about it. No issues.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

right next door is a bagel and noodles small diner that has an amazing breakfast

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Luis gator fan
Business
Miami, Fl.
Oct 2, 2013

Great

Hotel super conveniently located. Close to everything. Staff was helpful and nice. Made our stay very enjoyable. will definitely stay here again and recommend anybody to stay.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Good italian food

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
sushidad
Business
Japan
Jan 27, 2013

business trip

my only negative impression was that the front desk staff were not very professional. they looked sloppy and did their work with no enthusiasm. other than that i was happy with the comfort and cleanliness of my room. access to campus was perfect.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Rejane
Business
Florida, USA
Dec 17, 2012

Fantastic Family Getaway

We had two wonderful days in Holiday Inn. We went to Graduation of our son. I compare Holiday Inn with Hilton in Gainesville. If I have to return to Gainesville probably we will stay in Holiday Inn because is practico when you have to go to University of Florida. I really recommend it! Rosinete Cordeiro

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Yamato Restaurant

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
woodguy3
Business
North Carolina
Dec 14, 2012

Tired and dated

Pretty tired and dated hotel in heart of town. Restaurant is a bar next door--no breakfast. Furnishings are beat up and worn. Decor is late 70's at best with a few splashes to try to hide the need for complete renovation. Not really Holiday Inn quality. Staff were very helpful, but could not solve Priority Club points problem.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
kogiadr
Business
Lewis Center, Ohio
Apr 8, 2012

OK for location

Staff were very accomodating and helpful. Room was clean and nice location. Pool was not available while we were there and I am not sure why. We were not permitted access.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
puddlejumper
Business
Washington, DC, USA
Dec 3, 2011

Great Stay

Excellent service and conveniently located. The shuttle service was also excellent. Only recommendation would be to improve the fitness center.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BlackDude
Business
Baltimore, MD, USA
Oct 1, 2011

Better Customer service will cover up for any lapse

I think the customer service is not up to the standard of the hotel. Put simply, the only thing out of place here is the customer service.

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

Business

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