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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Gainesville, FL

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I had to stay in the Gainsville area over night. After 15 hours of driving from Indiana, I got there at 12:30 AM. I could not get into the hotel. They have an airlock that is secured. There is a phone to call, but no staff member was at the desk. I was in that lock for 5 minutes wondering if the person or people were asleep. A young woman walks in from outside and opens the door for me. What she was doing outside is anyone's guess. She was very efficient getting me registered, but the initial reaction to being locked out of the building was very poor.

Hotel was very nice, this was our second stay and I would recommend it for both price and quality. Staff went out of their way to get us into room early. We drove 12 hours to get to Gainsville and needed to rest before a day of apartment searching.

Hotel is clean, close to downtown. Staff is friendlly and breakfast was typical hotel fare. All-in-all, a good choice if visiting Gainesville.

Hotel was ok for the price. Fitness equipment was worn out but still usable I guess. Friends were all staying at the Hilton where I paid for the breakfast buffet because the free breakfast was sad. Oatmeal cold and watery, Staff was mostly absent. I dont know that I actually saw anyone other than at check in. Room was clean, bed was comfortable, hotel and location was quiet.

We didn't spend a lot of time at the hotel, but at night and during the early morning. Our room was very spacious and comfortable, especially the mattress and linens. It was very convenient to grab a quick breakfast on our way out and the availability of the coffee station throughout the day. Parking coming back one night was not available, but front desk attendant was very helpful and accommodating with that. Thank you for an overall great experience!

This is a great hotel to stop over on the way to Atlanta. I am booking another stay.I was very impressed with the room service that was available from the local restaurants and the hot tub was just amazing after the drive.

The atmosphere was much like home it was cozy and comfortable. I enjoyed my stay here, the room was clean, the place smell good and they offered good, hot breakfast. I lost my ATM card and I called them. Later in the afternoon someone return my call and informed me they found the card in the parking lot. Also, the price was inexpensive, and I got a lot for my money! Over-all my stay here was superb!

The hotel was clean, comfortable and safe. The complementary breakfast was more than adequate. It was a good value. Perfect location for any meetings at U of F as well.

Hotel close to archer road and most of the restaurants in gainesville. Close to target and wal-mart. Rooms were nice. Nice breaksfast area with good coffee. Breakfast could use a little more variety. Overall will stay again.

The hotel met every expectation. This is the best hotel I'm gainsvillle. We have stood at a few hotels in the area. None compare in service and quality.

Clean rooms & bathrooms, comfortable beds, clean linen, friendly staff, large variety for breakfastm cold A/C. TV didn't work in first room, I was immediately given another room. Very nice.

great area a lot around,Right off I-75 Staff did their best,But a lot of Kids teams there with Bad parenting not controlling kids..In Pool area or breakfast area other then kids Good Deal.

The location is exactly where we wanted to be. Close to family, shopping, and the interstate.

This hotel was in the perfect location for us. It had a nice breakfast and clean rooms. The beds could have been softer. Overall, a nice place and we will stay again.

Nice stay - we enjoyed the location, the breakfast and the proximity to Cracker Barrel.

We stayed 3 nights. Great employees. Rooms were clean and very comfortable.

Everything about this hotel is 5 stars <3 i travel alot with children and it was very homey

Nice clean and comfortable rooms and nice breakfast.

My stay was quite pleasant. The location was near stores I often frequent and a hop, skip and a jump from I-75.

Hotel was clean and the rooms were nice and clean with plenty of towels. Staff was very helpful. Close enough to get to UF and local shopping.

4015 Sw 43rd St Gainesville FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is within 2 miles (3 km) of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Gainesville, FL while other popular attractions such as Florida Museum of Natural History are within 3 miles (5 km). This hotel has 65 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. It's also near Fred Bear Museum and Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art.


Dining

Free breakfast is included with your stay.


Rooms

All of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Gainesville, FL's 65 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls, safes, and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Gainesville, FL have access to an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning or laundry, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center.

Room options

2 Queens NonSmoking-Hi Spd Net

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

1 King NonSmoking Studio Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 4

1 King NonSmoking 1 Bedroom Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite One King Bed Accessible

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Country Inn & Suites By Carlson

Everyone (3) Business (7) Couples (8) Family (25) Other (1) Friends (2)
3

over night stay

Everyone

I had to stay in the Gainsville area over night. After 15 hours of driving from Indiana, I got there at 12:30 AM. I could not get into the hotel. They have an airlock that is secured. There is a phone to call, but no staff member was at the desk. I was in that lock for 5 minutes wondering if the person or people were asleep. A young woman walks in from outside and opens the door for me. What she was doing outside is anyone's guess. She was very efficient getting me registered, but the initial reaction to being locked out of the building was very poor.

By on Feb 27, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 12, 2017

We would like to thank you for sharing your experience at our hotel. We are glad to hear that you had a good nights rest during your short visit. However, like you, we were concerned about you being locked out of the building preventing you from checking-in in a timely manner. We will work diligently to ensure that this does not happen in the future. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We hope when you return we can deliver the 5-star service that you deserve.

4

apartment search for future college student.

Everyone

Hotel was very nice, this was our second stay and I would recommend it for both price and quality. Staff went out of their way to get us into room early. We drove 12 hours to get to Gainsville and needed to rest before a day of apartment searching.

By on Dec 5, 2016

Review comment responded on Dec 9, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are happy to hear you found our hotel to be accommodating for your purposes. We look forward to your next stay. Good luck with the apartment hunt!

5

nice budget hotel

Everyone

Hotel is clean, close to downtown. Staff is friendlly and breakfast was typical hotel fare. All-in-all, a good choice if visiting Gainesville.

By , from Florida on May 30, 2016

Review comment responded on Dec 9, 2016

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you found our location convenient and your stay pleasant. We look forward to your next trip.

3

should have stayed at the hilton

BusinessTravelers

Hotel was ok for the price. Fitness equipment was worn out but still usable I guess. Friends were all staying at the Hilton where I paid for the breakfast buffet because the free breakfast was sad. Oatmeal cold and watery, Staff was mostly absent. I dont know that I actually saw anyone other than at check in. Room was clean, bed was comfortable, hotel and location was quiet.

By on Oct 9, 2015

5

college preview

Families

We didn't spend a lot of time at the hotel, but at night and during the early morning. Our room was very spacious and comfortable, especially the mattress and linens. It was very convenient to grab a quick breakfast on our way out and the availability of the coffee station throughout the day. Parking coming back one night was not available, but front desk attendant was very helpful and accommodating with that. Thank you for an overall great experience!

By on Aug 22, 2015

5

amazing stay

Families

This is a great hotel to stop over on the way to Atlanta. I am booking another stay.I was very impressed with the room service that was available from the local restaurants and the hot tub was just amazing after the drive.

By on Aug 22, 2015

5

the best!! coming here back again!

Couples

The atmosphere was much like home it was cozy and comfortable. I enjoyed my stay here, the room was clean, the place smell good and they offered good, hot breakfast. I lost my ATM card and I called them. Later in the afternoon someone return my call and informed me they found the card in the parking lot. Also, the price was inexpensive, and I got a lot for my money! Over-all my stay here was superb!

By on Aug 21, 2015

5

good value, very convenient to i75

Families

The hotel was clean, comfortable and safe. The complementary breakfast was more than adequate. It was a good value. Perfect location for any meetings at U of F as well.

By on Aug 9, 2015

5

gainesville university trip

Families

Hotel close to archer road and most of the restaurants in gainesville. Close to target and wal-mart. Rooms were nice. Nice breaksfast area with good coffee. Breakfast could use a little more variety. Overall will stay again.

By on Aug 2, 2015

5

awesome hotel to stay at while on work

BusinessTravelers

The hotel met every expectation. This is the best hotel I'm gainsvillle. We have stood at a few hotels in the area. None compare in service and quality.

By on Jul 26, 2015