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Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

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1250 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5118 See on map
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Free Airport Transportation
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Comments about the age of the hotel had me a bit nervous. However, despite the aging building it was overall a great stay. Can’t beat the convenience of the location (walked often to Publix, Target & Starbucks & of course to campus & midtown). Just...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank dz_1817
Response from Gene K, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University CenterResponded 3 December 2018

Dear dz_1817, Thank you very much for your detailed and candid feedback. It is very helpful to us and, I'm certain, would also be very helpful to others looking for a hotel room in Gaineseville. Rest assured, renovations are coming, but in a mean time,...More

Reviewed 27 November 2018

This property has been, and is continuing, renovations to its facility. The location is diagonally across an intersection from the University of Florida campus. The staff is friendly and accommodating. Alex was extremely helpful upon my arrival. There is a pub-like restaurant on the first...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank CaptCreamer
Response from Gene K, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University CenterResponded 28 November 2018

Dear CaprCreamer, Most importantly, thank you for your business. Your patronage of the Holiday Inn University Center is greatly appreciated. I'm certain that your feedback would be very helpful to others looking for a hotel room in Gainesville near the University of Florida. I will...More

Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for a Gator football game and picked it due to location. The hotel is old but someone has attempted to make it visually appealing. The air conditioning and heating is handled via window A/C units and as such do not do a...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Timothy H
Response from Gene K, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University CenterResponded 20 November 2018

Timothy, Thank you very much for taking time out of your schedule to share your experience. I'm very sorry we have not met your expectations and standards during this visit. Many of the issues you raise in your review are valid, and I do share...More

Reviewed 2 November 2018

Started my research trip here while working in UF's Smathers Libraries Special Collections. Christian was kind from the moment he picked me up from the airport and was kind throughout the stay as was everyone else. Quiet, clean and very convenient to campus. I hardly...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank jas0719
Response from Gene K, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University CenterResponded 6 November 2018

Dear Jas0719, Thank you very much for your candid and detailed review. It is great to hear that your recent stay at the Holiday Inn University Center was "excellent". I will make sure our Front Office Manager reads your comments, and acknowledges Christian for providing...More

Reviewed 20 October 2018

We stayed there first time but hopefully never again. Room/bathroom both outdated and cramped. Don’t go for free breakfast as we experienced one of the worst service. Definitely not eligible to recommend anyone.More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank ashahbaz66
Response from Gene K, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University CenterResponded 22 October 2018

Dear ashahbaz66, I thank you for your feedback. However, I wonder if you meant to post it for a different property. You mention in your review a "free breakfast", which our hotel, being a full-service Holiday Inn, doesn't have. Please write to me at gm@theuniversityhotel.com...More

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Description
The hotel sits in the heart of Gainesville, allowing easy access to downtown Gainesville, Gainesville Regional Airport and sits directly across the street from The University of Florida and its athletic More facilities. Our hotel is also less than 1 mile from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium "The Swamp," Gainesville's downtown and several local restaurants and pubs. Enjoy our newly remodeled modern event space and conference center perfect for seminars, workshops, banquets, receptions, meetings and more. Our Gainesville Holiday Inn is also home to Piesanos Stone Fired Pints & Pies offering a family-friendly atmosphere, Gainesville's favorite Italian food and pizza, plus 40+ tap handles featuring a rotating stock of local Florida craft beers. Hotel amenities include our complimentary shuttle available daily 7AM-10PM within 3 miles, 24 hour fitness center, outdoor rooftop pool, Bistro 45 made-to-order breakfast cafe, free Wi-Fi throughout and 24 hour fitness center. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Beachfront
Spa
Breakfast included
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Silver level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Silver level
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Onsen
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Silver level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Silver level
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Onsen
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
167
Price range
US$94 - US$240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Holiday Inn Gainesville University Hotel Gainesville
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Gainesville Holiday Inn
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Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center Florida
Location
United States > Florida > Gainesville
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Silver level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Silver level
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Onsen
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
167
Price range
US$94 - US$240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Holiday Inn Gainesville University Hotel Gainesville
,
Gainesville Holiday Inn
,
Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center Florida
Location
United States > Florida > Gainesville
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Traveller (72)
Room & Suite (37)
Dining (18)
Pool & Beach (4)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (9)
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Questions & Answers
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hkmf2201
23 March 2018|
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Response from Gene K | Property representative |
At this time, our hotel only accepts service animals.
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Alex D
15 July 2016|
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Response from Gene K | Property representative |
Good evening. The name of our Italian themed restaurant is Piesanos Pints n' Pies. They have two other locations in the city and well respected by many. Thank you for your interest. Hopefully you'll join us... More
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Alex D
2 July 2016|
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Response from tattersall_12 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Just read your question. The new rooms are tastefully decorated and more contemporary.
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"top floor away from elevator"
jas0719
2 Nov 2018
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"Bring bathing suit and tea bags!"
mph2836
1 Jun 2018
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"The third floor was great"
460samanthav
25 May 2018
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"Windows didn't open but good air conditioning"
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28 Mar 2018
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