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Knights Inn Gainesville
Ranked #41 of 44 Hotels in Gainesville
Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not really nice”
Reviewed 6 May 2012

We had the bad, bad very BAD luck that it was the "Homecoming weekend" at UFL, and everything was overbooked. We were not the least interested in the event, but our trip back home was starting from Gainesville. We paid a lot for a night stay, "breakfast included" and the breakfast, let me tell you. Rooms are quite shabby. I would have NEVER stayed at that hotel if wouldn't have been for overbook hotels in Gainesville and surroundings!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2012

Well all I can say is you get what you pay for!! The furnishings are from a long ago era but at least you have your choice of nearby fast food to get you through!

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Augusta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 April 2012

This was an awful place book for a family death and the room smell like death. The room smelled like urine and the bedspreads smelled like urine and vomited. The carpet was flithy I paid for two rooms in advance and sat up all night afraid something was gonna crawl on me or someone was gonna break inn. Not worth the price and if it was not 2 am in the morning when we arrive, I rather sleep out doors on the balcony. Awful stay..... Will never stay there again in my life time.

Room Tip: Do not stay here if it is the last room on earth.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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jax
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2011

Although the front office staff was very nice, this place should be condemned and demolished.

Bed was VERY hard and dated. Mattress looked like it dated to the late 70s. Carpets....stick EW...wore flip flops.

Bathroom AND front door both looked like they have been kicked in once or twice.

Tub - 1960s mustard yellow (no, NOT 70s)...fixed with epoxy and lovely finger marks. Tiles on wall broken up and missing grout. Bathroom counter was a baby blue oil based paint with streaks and paint brush hairs embedded...nice, eh?

Linens and towels had stains and "Knights Inn" written on them in sharpie marker.

Chair in room was circa 1985...chair was yellowish, arms were blackish...not by design.

Property was overall a DUMP. Yes, I know that this is a college town. But seriously, this hotel should be condemned.

Tv worked. Had a coffee machine, blow drier, microwave and small fridge...all unplugged until you need them...it is a "green hotel" after all. LOL.

Never, ever, ever, ever again. Not even on another sold out game weekend. Seriously, this place was number 2 worst in the world (#1 was a San Diego "residence" hotel for tourists, hookers, and cross dressers (great gown show at the front door!)).

Room Tip: No...just - no. No and again NO! I wish I took pictures, but I couldn't make myself do that.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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wellington.fl
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2011

the posts you see in pic. are all rusted , the pool was green so kids couldn't swim A.C. finally got room cooled at 9pm. a.c propped up with a stick of wood. Cont. breakfast was an overripe banana ,cookie and coffee offered to refund money at8pm and then where to go with 2 kids at night, so we stayed bathroom was discusting and night stands looked as if they had stood in water.. i have photos in my camera..

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Knights Inn Gainesville

Property: Knights Inn Gainesville
Address: 2820 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32609-2832
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Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #41 of 44 Hotels in Gainesville
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,439 - ₹ 7,573
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Knights Inn Gainesville 1.5*
Number of rooms: 72
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