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University of Florida is within a mile (2 km) of Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center, and other popular attractions like Florida Museum of Natural History are within a few miles (5 km). This 3-star hotel has 167 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. In central Gainesville, the hotel is also close to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and Hippodrome State Theatre.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


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 sport pillow menus and bathrooms offer 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 fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. There's free parking, as well as a free airport shuttle at scheduled times. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, 5 meeting rooms, and conference space.


  • Close to University of Florida
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center

1250 W University Ave Gainesville FL 32601

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access.

This 3-star property offers access to a business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms. This business-friendly hotel also offers a rooftop terrace, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle at scheduled times and an area shuttle are complimentary for guests. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center is a smoke-free property.

  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Conference space 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Total number of rooms - 167 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Number of floors - 6 
  • Restaurant 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Meeting rooms 5 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 8540 
  • Free self parking 
  • Smoke-free property 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center offers 167 air-conditioned accommodations with video-game consoles and safes. A pillow menu is available. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Video-game console 
  • Pay movies 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • In-room safe 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning.

Piesanos Pints and Pies - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 10.95 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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  • Holiday Inn University Center Hotel
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  • Gainesville Holiday Inn

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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