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Recent guest reviews

Didn’t like the construction. The pool was nice but wasn’t the cleanest. The rooms were clean and spacious. Our bathroom had a hole in the wall of the shower, but it was clean. Right in the middle of town and very walkable. Overall, it was nice.

Honestly friendly staff from front desk, to maids, to van driver. An on-demand free shuttle to and from Gainesville Airport. Keurig coffee. Oranges, apples. A small super-quiet frig. Packaged muffins and pastries available. Location.

Location is the ONLY THING this hotel offers. Moldy and damp smell in rooms. Found another hotel for seasonal use. Will not return, not worth the location to have sinus issues.

Nice size room, adjacent to campus and excellent mattresses and pillows.

The best thing about this hotel is the location - directly across the street from the campus. Everything else looks pretty much like it did when I graduated - which was in 1980! This place needs a major refresh, although I guess the location is enough to keep them in business. The pizzeria next door is pretty good. And, the beds are fairly comfortable. Otherwise, unless being right across the street from UF is important to you, stay somewhere newer and less tired.

Not the nicest Holiday Inn I have stayed at and there is no breakfast included in the rate, however, it is very close to campus and the beds are really comfortable. It really needs an update, but serves the purpose and the staff makes up for the outdated decor. I would stay here again.

The hotel is located very close to campus - that's great. But the facilities (including rooms) are rather sub-standard (like in a 3-star hotel). Noise from a very busy intersection.

Easy parking, and convenient online parking and quick registration. Also, the hotel staff is very friendly, trying very hard to solve customers' problems. We feel at home. In addition, the coffee is very good.

Food location , friendly staff . No complaints Can Walk to lots of cool things

nice hotel ,near to university but some difficulties to parking at night inside hotel maybe first days of class at university

In and out. Loved, cute tall attentive bartender in peisano

The hostess gave me a ride to my interview at shands. A++

The hotel and staff were nice, and I enjoyed my stay there. The hotel is convenient to downtown, the college, and surrounding areas. And was not that far from the airport. Thanks...

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

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.

W University Ave Gainesville FL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp)
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in University Heights within a short walk of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp), Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as University of Florida. This 3-star hotel has 167 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee on weekdays from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.


Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center's 167 rooms are air-conditioned and provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in pillow menus and bathrooms offer rainfall showers and hair dryers. Other standard amenities include free newspapers, free local calls, and video-game consoles.

Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center have access to an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. There's free parking, as well as a free airport shuttle (available on request). Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, securing valuables, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this golf hotel include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Executive Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, Non Smoking

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center

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Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center

1250 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
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