We were up there over Thanksgiving weekend for the UF vs FSU game and needed a one night stay. Most of the hotels in Gainesville require a 2 night stay over football weekends, so I thought we got lucky to find this place.
I will start with the good... It is in a great location as far as attending events at UF. They have plenty of parking, free newspapers, free wifi and a decent free breakfast. The breakfast area was okay as well.
Checking in and out was quick as the guy behind the counter really had no interest in speaking to me. The hotel was recently redone and looks nice on the surface.
The bad.... we had asked for a King sized room on the upper floors. I got a downstairs room under the stairs that looked like at one time it might have been the managers office it was so small. It had a strange smell to it and a door in it that was taped shut and locked.
The Bed took up the whole room and they had spent money on redoing the room with new paint, tile and pictures but left the old fridge sitting on a piece of wood with big rust spots that looked like blood splatter, a super cheap vanity that was half finished and the old very stained bathtub. We had to laugh as it was so ridiculous. Why bother to redo only part of a room?
I would not have stayed 2 nights in that room, but since the game was a late game, we got back so late that we didn't bother to worry about it since it was only for the one night. I did peek my head into the room next door when we were leaving in the morning and the other rooms liked like they were at least a better size.
As for me I don't think I will every go back and for your own sake avoid room 100!!!!
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- Comfort Inn Gainesville
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