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Motel 6 Gainesville - Univ. of Florida

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Reviewed 23 February 2017

While heading to Disney we pulled in for a quick overnight stay since our room in Orlando wasn't available until the next day.The hotel next to this one was full so we went to this one which was the next closest one and this was a BIG mistake due to many reasons. 1) Around 5:30 AM someone tried to come...

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Stayed here in October 2016 while visiting Shands Hospital. No sign outside for the motel, many rooms had padlocks on the outside of the rooms doors. Huge holes in the bathroom walls, smelled bad bed was broken down and saggy. Pretty sure the linens were not washed, nastiest place I have ever seen and I was afraid staying here. DO...

Thank Terri T
Boca Raton
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Had reservation for daughter's graduation at UF. Made reservation on line for $46 per night for 2 nights on 11/15. Arrived at motel in the late PM for UF graduation in April and was told that the room was $99 per night. I showed them our reservation $46 per night and they refused to honor it and said to leave...

Thank Howard G
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The worst hotel I have ever been in my life. Dirty nasty, holes in the wall and insects, ratchet, terrible it's no place to hang your clothes. nasty dirty bathroom Everything Is Broken. dirty carpets and Floors. The worst maintenance. if I could give it a zero, I would. they should be ashamed to have the motel 6 name on...

1Thank Charles M
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I had requested a room downstairs due to my disability. When I got there the only info they had was my name and #er. One of the 1st things out of their mouth is. Your Lucky, I was about to cancel your reservation. After checking into the room I wish they did. The bathroom had a huge hole. When I...

Thank Laura L
Burnsville, North Carolina
Reviewed 17 May 2016

No carpet, no drawers and the room was absolutely filthy! There was water on the bathroom floor. When I used a towel to wipe it up I noticed the towel came away black! There was a large enough space under the door that a mouse or rat could easily get in. There was a continual motor running.

Thank johnchorst
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Cheap? Yes. Clerk quoted $58 over the phone . Paid $52 on check-in Wife killed 2 roaches and spotted others. We decided to leave. money was refunded.-- Older hotel. No continental breakfast. Another reviewer gives it a 1. It is a zero. We won't be back.

Thank Tom R
6Team, Brand Experienced Team Member at Motel 6 Gainesville - Univ. of Florida, responded to this review

Tom, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are committed to delivering a clean, comfortable room and apologize for any failure in delivering on the commitment during your recent stay. We have procedures in place related to our pest policy that should have prevented the inconveniences you describe. Our staff aims to provide the highest level...

Dallas, Georgia
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

I made a reservation through motel 6 online. When I arrived at the motel the clerk would not honor the price. What kind of service don't honor there own reservation? I refused the higher rate and went to the super 8 down the street. They will keep the light on for you , if your willing to give them more...

Thank phil b
Galesburg, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Pulled off the Interstate at midnight so I didn't look around. I trusted Motel 6 for a no frills simple room. what a mistake. Where to start. . . First the smell. An overpowering odor of Chlorine even though we were nowhere near a pool. My wife had to use perfume to drown the scent which was marginally successful. It...

2Thank Makeelee
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2015

This was the third hotel that i tried, the other 2 were full due to a ball game or something. The only room they had left was a smoking room. It was getting on in the afternoon so i thought i woudl chance it. The room was very clean, but the smell was horrific. I dont have a problem with...

Thank Kelly B

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Address: 7413 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32605-4322
Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Gainesville - Univ. of Florida 2*
Number of rooms: 102
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“Clerk was having problem with a reservation system. You should consider calling to confirm by phone.”
bdguertin, 2 Sep 2014 | Read review
“You don't have to worry about bugs, bad smells or dirty rooms here.”
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“Truck parking is near the rooms in the back”
ricka917, 4 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Try to get a room on the ground floor. It´s always a hassle to carry your heavy bags up the stairs. Remember, there are no elevators.”
RodrigoA38, 25 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Don't stay here”
smlwg56, 20 Mar 2013 | Read review
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