$57 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 16, 2015 Check-out: Jan 18, 2015

Howard Johnson Express Inn Gainesville FL

2 stars
3820 S.W. 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
39 reviews
Great for the price!!

We stayed here during UF orientation. The hotel was right near campus. It was very convenient to... See full review

  • Rachel Ram
  • May 27, 2014
Gainesville

Very clean and comfortable. Everything worked. Management let me into the room at 11 AM for check... See full review

  • Howard traveler
  • Jul 29, 2014
Take the family on a fun trip to this Howard Johnson Express Inn conveniently located off Interstate 75 near the University of Florida. Spend a day in the great outdoors hiking, biking or boating at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. Walk through the butterfly rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History, or experience the themed gardens in the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. View the extensive collection at the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida just four miles away. Start your morning refreshed with a complimentary Rise and Dine continental breakfast, and connect to complimentary wireless Internet access to plan your exciting day. Play volleyball at the onsite court, or cool off in the seasonal outdoor pool. Complimentary large-vehicle parking makes it easy to bring a crowd. Comfortable guest rooms include microwave and refrigerator. Smoke-free and handicapped-accessible rooms are also available.

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Wake-up service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
TV remote control
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Stephen C. O'Connell Center: 2.3 mi
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium: 2.3 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 (39)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Express Inn Gainesville FL

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
39 out of 39
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.1
Value:
4.3

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Flintsteen
Business
Bradenton, Florida
Sep 24, 2014

Good location for a visit to UF

You get what you pay for. The room rate was very competitive. The hotel is located in a great location close to UF. The rooms are basic but clean. The breakfast is a waste of time but a good I Hop restaurant is just across the street. We would certainly stay there again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Breakfast at I Hop or lunch/dinner at Chop Stix Cafe.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Howard traveler
Business
Lafayette, CA
Jul 29, 2014

Gainesville

Very clean and comfortable. Everything worked. Management let me into the room at 11 AM for check in. Very friendly staff. Continental breakfast dull like all US chains. I would go back here.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Gainesville FL

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Rachel Ram
Business
Palm City, FL
May 27, 2014

Great for the price!!

We stayed here during UF orientation. The hotel was right near campus. It was very convenient to load and unload and the rooms were in good condition. breakfast was reasonable. Definitely a good value for the price. Will stay here again.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Gainesville FL

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Flora Jane M S.
Business
San Diego, CA, USA
Apr 1, 2014

Short stay is ok.

Large room, good bed, comfortable. Not much for breakfast, same old thing every day!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
College Mom 1
Business
Lake Mary, Florida
Aug 18, 2013

College Visit

I spent one night at this HoJo and was pleasantly surprised. Having stayed in the area before, I was prepared for somewhat shabby, but manageable, accommodations. The outside of the hotel is pleasant and the room, while small, had none of the unpleasant musty odors I have come to associate with Gainsville accommodations. The room also came with a fridge, safe, microwave, and flatscreen television, without any add-on charges. The rooms all have external doors, however, and it was a bit noisy at night, although I did not feel unsafe. I would certainly stay here again.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Gainesville FL

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
KLogan
Business
Tallahassee, Florida
Apr 15, 2013

Clean and we had a good nights sleep

This isn't the most beautiful or up to date motel but it was clean, quiet at night, had a very basic breakfast and kind staff. For the price it was well worth it and my wife and I would not hesitate to stay here again.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Gainesville FL

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Short Super Mom
Business
Florida
Sep 30, 2012

Gainesville Getaway

Hotel was easy to find and check-in/check-out speedy. The room and amenities were not what we expected based on the pictures that we viewed. When we visit G'ville again, we will choose another hotel.

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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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Gainesville FL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
eagle28
Business
Indianapolis, IN.
Aug 26, 2012

Great Place

Its clean, comfy and convienent. Its an Older hotel but its kept up well. The rooms were being repainted while I was there. I like knowing there updating when they are able. I will stay there again if im in the area.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Gainesville FL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
xojmajusxo
Business
South Florida
Aug 5, 2012

Happy with my stay

I have nothing bad to say. The people staying there were quite annoying however, but hotels can't pick their customers. The room was great, location was very nice and safe feeling, they even have a volleyball court. Don't see that everyday. I would stay there again if I needed to. The area is a little undeveloped but that wasn't needed for my stay. If you need restaurants and shopping malls, you'll be a little restricted in choices.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

If you are looking to save a buck, the hotel had a decent free breakfast. Yogurts, a little fruit, cereals, juices, and pastry choices.

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Gainesville FL

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Winterit
Business
Clearwater, FL, USA
Feb 19, 2012

Overnight visit in Gainsville UF

Rooms were clean and inviting and comfortable. All the amenities were nice. Didn't get a chance to get to the contemporary breakfast so I cant truly rate that . Staff were friendly enough. I would not hesitate to use this for an overnight or 2 at that price.

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

Business

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