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Everything was convenient and properly handled if there were any issues.

Great n friendly staff. Very helpful. Inhouse dining great

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 It really needs an update, but serves the purpose and the staff makes up for the outdated decor.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++

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, an IHG Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as University of Florida. This 167-room, 3-star hotel has an outdoor pool along with a 24-hour fitness center and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

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.


Rooms

All of Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center, an IHG Hotel's 167 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus flat-screen TVs with cable channels and pay movies. 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 staying at Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center, an IHG Hotel enjoy an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage, dry cleaning/laundry, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this golf hotel include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | 1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center, an IHG Hotel

Everyone (16) Business (14) Couples (9) Family (13) Other (3)
5
Family with small children Business Business

Everything was convenient and properly handled if there were any issues.

By on Mar 3, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 4, 2021

Hello Recent Guest, Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn University Center for for taking the time out of your day to provide some feedback about your stay.

4
Everyone

By on Dec 14, 2020

Review comment responded on Dec 15, 2020

Hello Recent Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Holiday Inn University Center, we appreciate your feedback.

5
Family

Great n friendly staff. Very helpful. Inhouse dining great

By on Dec 8, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 9, 2019

Thank you so much for your great rating and very kind review off our hotel, staff and amenities! We truly appreciate your sharing this with us and so appreciate you staying with us at the Holiday Inn University Center. We wish you and yours a very Happy Holiday Season!

4
Family with small children

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.

By on Sep 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 27, 2019

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us! We apologize about the construction and our ongoing renovation, as we are working very diligently to improve our property and overall experience for you and future guests! We will address the concerns in your room and if possible, would welcome the chance to learn more about your stay so we may make the need updates. Please feel free to contact me personally at the hotel! We would welcome the chance to invite you back once we are complete to see the exciting changes we are making and have made. Again, thank you so much for choosing to stay with us! Sincerely- Tony S. Director of Sales

4
Everyone

By on Jun 12, 2019

4
Everyone

By on Apr 26, 2019

5
Everyone

By on Apr 13, 2019

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Everyone

By on Apr 13, 2019

5
Everyone

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.

By on Feb 9, 2019

2
Everyone

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.

By on Jan 5, 2019

Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center, an IHG Hotel

1250 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
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