$115 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: May 22, 2015 Check-out: May 25, 2015

Holiday Inn GAINESVILLE-UNIVERSITY CTR

3 stars
View map of 1250 W. UNIVERSITY AVE., GAINESVILLE, FL 32601

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
39 reviews
Excellent business trip

Very conveniently located if you have to go to UF or Shands Hospital See full review

  • Rene B.
  • Mar 12, 2015
Great to be central

Hotel was clean and rooms very comfortable. Staff very plesabt and helpful. Only complaint was... See full review

  • XCountry
  • Jan 12, 2015
Gainesville Hotels Location Directly Across the Street from the University of Florida The Holiday Inn University Center Gainesville 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. 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. Our hotel shuttle offers complimentary transportation to and from the Airport and Local Area attractions. And, if you're hosting a meeting while in Gainesville, you can consider our on-site events facility,which features 4540 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

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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
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Tour desk
Car rental 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 addition to serving lunch and dinner, their bar features over 40
The Swamp Restaurant.
The Swamp restaurant is located conveniently across the street from the UF campus at University and 17th st. It offers a full bar as well as american cuisine. There is both indoor and outdoor seating.
Piesanos Pints and Pies
Piesanos Pints and Pies has a full service bar including a rotating selection of 40 craft beers on tap as well as full liquor and wine selections.

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

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn GAINESVILLE-UNIVERSITY CTR

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
39 out of 39
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.4

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rene B.
Business
N/A
Mar 12, 2015

Excellent business trip

Very conveniently located if you have to go to UF or Shands Hospital

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CS.598
Business
N/A
Feb 3, 2015

Business trip

I staid in this hotel for a short business trip. It is extremely close to UF, which was the main draw. The hotel was fine. The main issue was the fact that the heat/ac unit was extremely load, even when the fan was on low or automatic.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CS.598
Business
N/A
Feb 3, 2015

Business Trip

I staid in this hotel mostly because it was so close to the University of Florida. The hotel was fine. The one main draw back was the extremely load heat/ac wall unit in the room. Even with the fan on low/automatic you couldn't miss when the unit turned on.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
XCountry
Business
Pompano Beach
Jan 12, 2015

Great to be central

Hotel was clean and rooms very comfortable. Staff very plesabt and helpful. Only complaint was breakfast. At over a $120 a night I expected a little more than mini packs of cereal and English muffins. It would have been less of an insult if breakfast wasn't included. Location was good for UF and great eating place, Leonardos Bistro directly across the road.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
'Sabelle
Business
St. Augustine
Oct 31, 2014

Very central location

Clean room, friendly staff. Complimentary breakfast was minimal. Morning coffee was good

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

Business

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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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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