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Weston, Florida
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

When I first called to make my reservations, I asked for a first floor room. I was not talking to Holiday Inn corporate. I called the hotel where I wanted to stay direct. I asked for a first floor room and the lady stated we will make every arrangement possible. When I showed up there is NO first floor rooms,...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good rates for in town with courtesy shuttle to hospitals. Nice restaurant across street. Excellent meatloaf And very good crabcakes. Decent wine buy the bottle . Rooms clean and beds comfortable. Mini breakfast in AM.

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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

2016 Dear "John B," Thank you so very much for your wonderful feedback. It was a pleasure having you as our guest. We're extremely happy that we were able to meet your expectations and that you had a wonderful dining experience nearby. Your commentary will be shared with each member of my team. Hopefully we will have an opportunity to...

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were really nice and helpful, special thanks to Michele, the breakfast hostess for her friendliness. Having a do-it-yourself laundry, free shuttle service to the airport and places close to the hotel (e.g. Florida museum of Natural History at the University of Florida) was very helpful.

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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "Bubblejetty," Good day! Thank you for your recent patronage and subsequent feedback. We are happy that we were able to meet and exceed your expectations. Your feedback will be shared with each member of my team, particularly Michele. Hopefully we'll have an opportunity to be your host again in the relatively near future. Warmest regards, Odyssey Leach, CHA General...

Cape Coral, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coming to Gainesville for 3 years now with the youngest starting in fall of 2017, we've tried almost every place in town. This property is by far the best location but was in poor shape. This stay shows remarkable improvement. Looks like a home away from home for next 4 + years.

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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Good evening "Don V," Thank you so very much for your feedback and recent patronage. Over the years, my team and I have strived to maintain the highest service level in spite of the age of our property. I assure you that your feedback will be shared with all and we anxiously look forward to being that "home away from...

Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My stay in Holiday Inn Gainesville university center was great! There are complimentary rides from airport to hotel and from hotel to UF campus. The room is clean and tidy with lots of channels to choose from on TV. The staff are friendly and helpful. Food in complimentary breakfast are not bad, the hostess Michelle is very nice. The location...

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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "hermione2304," We sincerely appreciate your recent patronage and subsequent feedback. It was a pleasure having you as our guest. Your feedback will be shared with each member of my team. Hopefully we'll have an opportunity to be of service to you again in the very near future and create that "home away from home" experience as we do for...

Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its great to see that home town hospitality is alive an Kicking. Michelle cut the fresh fruit with love and made all the guests feel welcome and loved! She made every one feel ike they were at home and fed a wonderful Breaklfast.

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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "tamicagraham," Good afternoon and greetings from the beautiful Holiday Inn University Gainesville! Thank you so very much for your feedback and patronage. My team and I take great pride in meeting and exceeding the expectations of all our guests. Your feedback will be shared with each of them, particularly Michelle, our breakfast hostess. Hopefully we'll have an opportunity to...

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel staff (Ryan&Lori) were super friendly & helpful. Lori went above & beyond... even drove us to Walmart! Proximity to UF is great. Hotel is a little old & run down, but just fine for an overnight. Rates were good. Room was clean. Bed was comfy. Italian restaurant next door was fabulous. Only complaint was the air conditioner unit in...

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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "67CindyF," Good evening! Thank you for the wonderful review of your recent stay at our hotel. It was a pleasure having you as our guest and you're absolutely correct, the "proximity to UF is great" as we're right across the street. The hotel has been a staple in the community for many years and has become the "go to...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel was great. Our rooms were clean and comfortable.The breakfast hostess, Michelle was awesome! She took great care of us, there was fresh food, she was very energetic, and she had a big smile!

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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "Kevani R." Good evening. Thank you so very much for your feedback and recent patronage. Your commentary will be shared with my entire team, particularly Michelle, our wonderful breakfast hostess. We look forward to the opportunity of hosting you again in the relatively near future... Respectfully yours, Odyssey Leach, CHA General Manager

Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Rooms are very run down. When I got into first room is smelled absolutely disgusting. Asked for new room on new floor and it smelled the same. Very dank smelling. Came home with sinus infection likely from hotel. No light in shower so can barely see when showering just using light from vanity in bath. Wallpaper peeling off in bathroom.

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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "the_real_stc," Good afternoon. Thank you for your feedback and recent patronage. Although contrary to the opinions of numerous prior guests, it is completely disappointing that we failed to meet your expectations. Your experience will be shared with my entire team and utilized as a training opportunity. Thank you again for that feedback. We wish you the best in your...

Frisco, United States
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I have stayed at this hotel each time I go to Gainesville to visit the University due to its close proximity to campus. The hot breakfast buffet is relatively new and Michelle, the breakfast host, was such a pleasure. It is rare to meet someone who truly enjoys their job with such passion and love of life, but Michelle was...

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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "Ashley B," Good afternoon. Thank you so very much for your recent patronage and feedback. Indeed, our hotel is right across the street from the prestigious University of Florida and a very short distance from numerous other, highly sought after venues in the City. Your commentary will be shared with my entire team, particularly Michelle, our very engaging breakfast...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Holiday Inn University Center is surrounded on all sides by the University of Florida, local shops & boutiques, restaurants, in 'the Heart of Gainesville.' This 6 story 'almost on campus' city landmark offers a roof-top swimming pool surrounded by 14,000 sq. Ft. Of 'sunning' space. The fitness room is located adjacent to the pool on the third floor. Complimentary transportation is provided to the airport and local hospitals daily from 7am-11pm. Free High-speed Wireless Internet service, In-room movies, are available in all rooms. The hotel offers an open and spacious lobby with open business center. The hotel has also recently completed the Holiday Inn Relaunch and features luxury linens, fresh pillow selection, and new signage. Piesanos, an exciting new Italian themed restaurant, is open 7 days a week serving lunch and dinner. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

Address: 1250 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5118
Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range: $172 - $308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center 3*
Number of rooms: 167
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Gainesville University Hotel Gainesville
Gainesville Holiday Inn
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#2 Green Hotel in Gainesville
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“Free transport to the airport and to places close by.”
 of 5 bubbles Bubblejetty, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Request a room with a campus-side view. The view from other side of the hotel is not as pleasant.”
 of 5 bubbles ashleybH4351PX, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Lots of local construction. the higher the better.”
 of 5 bubbles 719donaldp, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Stayed far away from the elevator and had a great view of UF”
 of 5 bubbles scottwJ5697DY, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try to have no neighbor”
 of 5 bubbles Andre042, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
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