$65 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 27, 2015 Check-out: Apr 30, 2015

Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites

3 stars
View map of 2900 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
187 reviews
GREAT TIME

CHECKING WAS VERY FAST, THE DESK ATTENDENT WAS VERY POLITE. THE ROOMS AND BUILDING CLEAN AND... See full review

  • NITAWOOH
  • Apr 6, 2015
Excellent accomodations

This facility is truly unique - located overlooking a lake, excellent service, delightful eating... See full review

  • AJand ME
  • Feb 13, 2015
The Paramount Plaza Hotel and Conference Center stands out amongst the best accommodations in Gainesville, Florida. The Plaza is ideally located only minutes from the University of Florida and Shand's Hospital. Bordered by the picturesque Bivens Lake Nature Preserve the hotel offers a taste of Florida the way it used to be. From the moment you check in, our friendly staff will make you feel at home. We offer our guests a list of amenities like a outdoor pool, fitness room, Lakeside Gazebo and ample free parking. We even offer the high tech amenities today's discerning travelers want like complimentary high-speed wireless and a business center. Our guest rooms are larger than most hotels in the area, which leaves you with plenty of space to create your home away from home. In room guest amenities include hair dryers, irons and ironing boards. Unwind on one of our comfortable pillow-top beds and catch up on your relaxation with remote controlled cable television. You may even want to order room service from the Lakeside Grill Restaurant in our hotel. After your restful night's sleep, you'll really love our vast array of delicious choices on the breakfast menu. Allow our shuttle van to take you to the University, Shand's or even the Gainesville Airport for free. While you are at the hotel, you will notice the volume of convention and meeting business we host. Our conference center has hosted everything from University functions to top-flight business seminars. Business or pleasure, the Paramount Plaza Hotel should be your choice when you are in Gainesville.

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Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites Rooms

Blue Heron Suite
Treat yourself like the VIP you are with one of our luxury Blue Heron Suites. Named for the graceful water bird that inhabits the lake next to the hotel, these suites reflect the elegant nature of the Heron itself. All the amenities of the Lakeside and Sandpiper rooms plus more space and features. All this extra room and a oversized balcony will make your stay a memorable one. Book your Blue Heron Suite early as these rooms sell out first.
Sandpiper Double
At the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, we offer many room type choices. Our most popular with families and groups is the Sandpiper Double Room. It boasts two comfortable full sized pillow-top beds to relax on. The rooms are more spacious than other hotels in the area, so you'll find plenty of room for luggage and your travel essentials. The bathrooms are replete with hair dryers and grooming toiletries like body lotion. Unwind on your private balcony in the evening to the sounds of nature. You're sure to have a great night's sleep in our Sandpiper Double Room.
Plaza King
The Paramount Plaza Hotel & Conference Center pays special attention to travelers and business people that prefer the comfort of a spacious king size bed. Since we host so many conventions and seminars, the business traveler is our most loyal client. The oversized room has such essentials as a writing desk, table and iron in case your clothes are a little wrinkled before the big meeting. Now that laptops have become an indispensable part of every day life, we offer free high-speed wireless in most rooms. After a relaxing night, you'll be amazed how productive you be the next day.
Deluxe Double
Two queen beds adding extra comfort, down feather pillows and comforters. In addition to our traditional amenities, this 50% larger room has an additional plush chair with ottoman and its balcony directly overlooks the lake. 589 sq ft.

Amenities

  • Free internet in room
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet in room
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Ramp access to buildings

Nearby points of interest

  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium: 1.8 mi
  • Stephen C. O'Connell Center: 1.8 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Excellent Banquet and Conferencing Facilities with the best service in Gainesville. From the 7,000 sq ft Ballroom to our 250 sq ft boardroom, a variety of meeting spaces ensure we will be able to suit your needs.

Dining

Lakeview Restaurant
Our onsite restaurant provides an excellent selection of continental cusine and offers room service as well.

Hours:
7am - 8pm; Sun - Thur

7am - 9pm; Fri & Sat
Lakeview Lounge
Our onsite lounge provides a comfortable atmosphere to unwind in with a limited menu available after restaurant hours.

Hours:
5:30pm - 10pm Sun - Thur
5:30pm - 11pm Fri
2:00pm - 11pm Sat

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 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 Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
187 out of 187
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.8

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
NITAWOOH
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

GREAT TIME

CHECKING WAS VERY FAST, THE DESK ATTENDENT WAS VERY POLITE. THE ROOMS AND BUILDING CLEAN AND SMELLED GOOD. I WILL RECOMMNED THIS HOTEL TO A FREIND.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Randy Schafer
Business
Orlando
Mar 4, 2015

No hot water

Hotel had no hot water and our room was dirty. Very disappointed!

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

Business

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Review of Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Steven A.
Business
Orlando
Feb 19, 2015

Par Hotel

Does the job for sleeping, but what you would normally see when you think Gainesville and Lodging in the same sentence. Nothing crazy good.

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

Business

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Review of Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AJand ME
Business
Loudon
Feb 13, 2015

Excellent accomodations

This facility is truly unique - located overlooking a lake, excellent service, delightful eating experiences. Strongly recommend you book on your next trip to Gainesville!

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

Business

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Review of Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wilderness guy
Business
Wauconda
Jan 28, 2015

Return Visit

My second time here, and both were wonderful. It's a large facility, so you have some walking and perhaps a (slow) elevator ride, but the room is large and well appointed and modern-looking: nice balcony with 2 chairs, plenty of outlets,good water pressure and good hot water, fridge and micro and safe, and lovely pool and grounds. Could use a floor lamp near the patio door to read by after dark, and the Internet was VERY slow (pm and am).

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

The restaurant was good and not extravagantly priced if you wish to eat at the hotel.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Purple Suze
Business
Gulf Coast of Mississippi
Dec 2, 2014

Better than expected!

We booked the hotel at last minute so we weren't expecting much. We were blown away! Fantastic service, room was clean, comfortable and just the right size.

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

Business

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Review of Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Northerngong
Business
New Orleans, LA
Nov 29, 2014

Great hotel but funny smell

We booked a night here as a stopover before the Palm Coast over thanksgiving. The night desk man was very friendly and gave us a free upgrade but the lobby smelled a little like sewerage, which I found off putting. The rooms were very clean, however, and the bed big and comfy. The water smelled a little funny so I didn't use it to rinse my mouth out. We had some food with us that needed a fridge and we had a mini fridge in the room so that was a super plus. Overall the staff was friendly, the rooms were clean and spacious, it was quiet, checkout was easy and the only problem I had was the odd lobby smell and the water seeming a little funny.

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

Business

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Review of Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Price conscious traveler
Business
Tallahassee FL
Nov 18, 2014

Excellent value, pleasant stay

The hotel was very convenient for us on this trip to visit our daughter, and easily accessible to I-75 and the city. We found it to be quiet and clean, with friendly and helpful staff. More than decent breakfast buffet at a good price, and while the online price was pretty good, the travel coupon book price was one of the best we've seen for a comparable hotel. Wish there had been a mirror in the room (not just in bathroom) and that the lavatory sink was outside the bathroom--but we'll certainly book it again on our next stay in Gainesville.

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

Business

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Review of Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lisa in Chicago
Business
Chicago, IL
Oct 9, 2014

Fit the Bill

Not a 5 star hotel by any means but it fit the bill. My dad was in Shands Hospital which was where I spent most of my time and only needed a clean bed and shower. I chose the Paramount because they have a shuttle for their guests to and from Shands Hospital along with the airport.and was in my price range for a last minute booking. The staff was extremely friendly, caring and helpful. My only complaint is that they did not make the bed during the course of my stay like most hotels. But otherwise a pleasant experience.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Gator Tater
Business
Fort Lauderdale, Fl
Oct 7, 2014

Beautiful Spot

The most striking feature is the grounds surrounding the rooms which all have balconies. Old oak trees covered with Spanish Moss provide a marvelous sight from a 3rd or 4th floor balcony! Lobby and Dinning area are being remodeled so not too cool. Desk Staff and waiters were not efficient nor knowledgeable. Excellent value at the price we got although I think breakfast should have been included on a 3 star.

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

Business

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