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Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean bright lobby. Very friendly front desk staff. Check-in was a breeze, room ready a bit early, which is a nice treat on a very busy weekend. Room was clean, spacious, and a very comfy bed. Bathrooms on the small side but what can you do? I had the pleasure of meeting Tony the Director of Sales and Marketing, a...

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Gene K, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Ken, Thank you very much for taking time out of your schedule to share your feedback with us and other travelers. Your kind words about our staff are greatly appreciated and will be shared with everyone. You are absolutely correct, Tony is a "fabulous gentleman" and an asset to our team. Please come and see us again next time you...

Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading previous reviews on this property, I have to concur with some of the reviewers in the aspects of small unimpressive room size (yet it was clean), noisy air conditioning unit, and ambient noise from the hallway and adjoining rooms. But overall I want to share the pleasant side of our visit to this property. The process of making...

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Gene K, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Paul, It was a pleasure reading and sharing your review with our staff, especially with Tony. I'm very sorry to hear about your uncle and about all the problems that made this experience even more difficult. I'm glad that your son's service to our country was recognized by our team members and they were able to extend veterans rate to...

Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice staff and ideal location if you are visiting the U of Florida. The rooms are very basic and, in my opinion, equal to a budget hotel. Would I stay here again...Probably not. But only because I prefer a more mid range hotel experience. There is a restaurant attached which offers great pizza. Also the hotel has an airport shuttle.

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Gene K, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Jupiterman3000, Thank you for taking time to share your feedback. Your positive comments about our staff, location, and Piesano's restaurant are greatly appreciated. Respectfully, I would disagree with your characteristic of our rooms as "budget". Our rooms are very spacious with all the amenities and services today's travelers require, and we are continuously improving. For example, we are getting brand...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like warm chocolate chip cookies & coffee in the lobby 24 hours a day, fluffy pillows, comfortable mattresses, fresh Keurig coffee in your room, a rooftop pool, complementary breakfast buffet, and a first floor restaurant with fresh wood fired pizzas, decadent warm rolls, served with an olive oil, garlic vinaigrette dipping sauce, and a full Italian dinner menu,...

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

Dear "Laura P," Greetings! Thank you so very much for your recent patronage and subsequent feedback. It was absolutely our pleasure having you as our guest. With all due respect, it sounds as if you're somewhat of a "foodie!" Your commentary regarding your overall visit including food service throughout, particularly breakfast and our wonderful Italian cuisine partner in Piesanos, will...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overall, the place is clean. The breakfast area us well stock and organized. They offer waffles, toast, pastry,ceral, yogurt, etc. They have some eggs, sausage and bacon, but it was a bit unappealing looking. But at least they offer it for free. My only issue us the noisy halls. You can hear everything from the room, and some people just...

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

Dear "Valerie A," Good day! Thank you so very much for your recent patronage and subsequent feedback. We're a little disappointed that we did not fully meet your expectations, particularly our breakfast offering, as well as the control of sound in the guest corridors. Oftentimes, in a very high demand period or depending on what group is in the hotel,...

Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My best experiences with the Holiday Inn brand have been in either brand new or relatively new properties. If they put more effort into keeping things a bit shinier and freshly painted, and cleaner carpeting, I would stay in a Holiday Inn more often. The rooms are usually very comfortable and clean, and the price is right. This particular hotel...

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

Dear "holabonjour," Good evening. Thank you so very much for your recent patronage and subsequent feedback. We're disappointed that we did not fully meet your expectations. Each of your thoughts will be shared and addressed as necessary with my team, including your guest room highlights, as well as your dining experience in Piesanos. I assure you that your overall impression...

Tampa, FL
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Reasonably priced property convenient to the UF campus. Free onsite parking. Property shows its age, worn carpet in hall, noisy AC (it doesnt cycle on and off, just on constantly and loud), aged bathroom. Very large pool on level 3.

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

Dear "tailstrike," Good evening. Thank you for your recent patronage and subsequent feedback. The location is very convenient to the campus and "reasonably priced" for all occasions. We are in the midst of a significant redevelopment of our meeting space as well as construction of a new breakfast café. Your feedback will be shared with my team as well as...

Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 13 February 2017

You definitely can't beat the location of this hotel if you want to be close to the university. You can walk to midtown and walk to the stadium or the O'Dome. But the guest rooms are in desperate need of renovation. It seems clean enough and the staff were very pleasant and professional. The breakfast offered in the morning was...

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

Dear "jessica j," Thank you so very much for your feedback and recent patronage. Absolutely, "you can't beat the location of this hotel" if the desire is to be at or near the globally respected University of Florida or any one of numerous other attractions in the city! We appreciate your comments relative to our breakfast offering and the professionalism...

Wellsville, New York
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I chose this hotel as my employer had reduced the *Best Available Rate of $169.99 to $99.99. It's located in the heart of downtown Gainesville, I was impressed at the price. But let me advise you, I was not impressed with the hotel at all! I was in the hotel for only 10 minutes before I demanded a refund. This...

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

Dear "Anthony J," Good evening. Thank you so very much for your recent patronage and feedback. We regret that we were not able to provide you with the product level expected during your visit. In spite of not achieving the exaggerated occupancy and average rate you highlighted, our goal is to maintain an unparalleled high service delivery. In relation to...

Reviewed 10 February 2017

This was a great place to stay next to downtown. If was near the college and on a main street so it was fairly easy to get around. They were in the middle of renovating so it was a little messy. The complementary breakfast and hostess Michele were wonderful.

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

Dear "Angela H." Good evening. We truly appreciate the very kind summary of your visit to the Holiday Inn University Center Hotel in Gainesville. It was both a privilege and pleasure hosting you as our guest. Your feedback will be shared with my entire team, particularly Michele. We hope to have the opportunity to accommodate you again in the relatively...

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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
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
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 Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601
Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range: ₹ 9,687 - ₹ 28,996 (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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#1 Green Hotel in Gainesville
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Pool view is quite nice”
 of 5 bubbles 726kenr, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“steer clear of the elevators”
  • The amenities are acceptable.
  • The hair dryer is small, like a travel dryer.
  • Tried to capture the dim lighting that happens in the evening. In the morning, it was brighter.
  • Not much for the coffee service but the fridge is a nice bonus. Bigger than most.
 of 5 bubbles holabonjour, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Looks like there might be renovations going on, so maybe ask if there are any recently renovated rooms?”
 of 5 bubbles 164jessicaj, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Do not book at this hotel. Go to a Hilton.”
 of 5 bubbles 60anthonyj, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I paid the higher room rate and got noisy room with smelly bathroom, dirty carpets and defective plumbing.”
 of 5 bubbles lmartosm, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
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