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Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

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1250 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5118 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Free Airport Transportation
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3 Star accommodation
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All reviews rooftop pool free shuttle service room was clean walking distance hotel is great third floor bagels location was perfect football game front desk staff visiting uf upon check university lobby stadium onsite hospital
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank jas0719
Response from Gene K, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University CenterResponded 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

We had a large group stay at this hotel for a Gator game. Excellent location; the rooftop pool was great as well. It was nice to walk everywhere we needed to go on campus and for dinner and shopping. The room isn't huge, but met...More

1  Thank AmberG8R
Response from Gene K, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University CenterResponded 5 October 2018

Amber, Thank you very much for taking time to share your experience. It is great to hear that our hotel and our team have met all your needs during this football weekend. I'm certain your review would be very helpful to others looking for lodging...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 Room/bathroom both outdated and cramped.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

Thank ashahbaz66
Response from Gene K, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University CenterResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 1 October 2018

This hotel is our go to place when we stay in Gainesville. It is conveniently located to the UF campus and parking is free. The rooms are immaculate and very well maintained. The staff and friendly and very helpful.More

3  Thank Lawrence S
Response from Gene K, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University CenterResponded 2 October 2018

Lawrence, Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to share your experience and, most importantly, thank you for your continued patronage of the Holiday Inn University Center. It is great to hear that we are your "go to place" when you stay in...More

Reviewed 26 September 2018

I've been coaching college athletics for 13 years now and this has been by far the best experience when working with the group sales. Weekly calls leading up to our stay to see if there are any changes to our schedule. Upon arrival, we weren't...More

1  Thank Bryan H
Response from Gene K, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University CenterResponded 27 September 2018

Bryan, Thank you very much for sharing your experience. It is great to hear that our Sales team was able to deliver top notch service to you and your team. I will make sure Tony and his team read your feedback. I'm certain this will...More

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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. 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
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$81 - US$471 (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
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$81 - US$471 (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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Room & Suite (36)
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 weeks ago
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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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