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Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a few nights to stay in Gainsville and I happened to book at this Holiday Inn. I must say this location as very nice and accommodating. The beds were very comfortable and it was conveinantly located right next to the univeristy. I would stay here again!

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

Ryan, Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you for mentioning our comfortable beds....we just replaced every single mattress. It is great to know that we picked the right product. Once again, thank you for your feedback and for your patronage. We look forward to your next stay. Regards, Gene Klimovsky General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

As an IHG platinum elite member that uses the members hotels a lot, this is a outdated hotel. Not withstanding the pool, every thing was old and smelly. Great location that's about it. If I could get my points back I would

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

Jeffrey, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are working daily to modernize and renovate our property. Our new breakfast cafe and meeting space will open in a couple of weeks. There is a plan to completely renovate our hotel. Your opinion and patronage are extremely important to us as a hotel and as a brand overall. Therefore, I...

Weston, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very old and outdated place. The rooms smell a little, the mattress felt like you were going to roll out of the bed any minute and the amount of light that comes through the door cracks it's very annoying. Breakfast was very poor too.

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

DonatoInWeston, Thank you for your review and for your constructive criticism. We have recently upgraded our mattresses and are getting very positive feedback on them. We will be addressing the issue with the light coming through the door cracks. I have instructed our Chief Engineer to change/ add weather strips to every door. This is an ongoing project. Also, we...

Miami
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently stayed at the Holiday Inn in Gainesville, Florida. The hotel is conveniently located near the University of Florida. There were lots of options for eating out and many of them were in walking distance. The hotel rooms were clean and the beds were incredibly comfortable. The front desk staff were all very young, probably students at the college,...

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

Miami_Fly_Girl, Thank you for sharing your experience about your recent stay at the Holiday Inn University Center. I'm very happy to hear that you found our beds "incredibly comfortable". Few days ago we have upgraded our mattresses. I will definitely share your feedback with the maintenance staff, since they were the ones who did all the heavy lifting. Also, thank...

Georgia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is in a great location for walking to shops, eateries, bars, and the UF campus. Everything was clean, the staff was friendly, and they offered complimentary parking and breakfast. Piesano's, the onsite restaurant, was very good with an excellent selection of beers on tap, including locally brewed varieties. The room was spacious, quiet, included a fridge/coffee maker/microwave, and...

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

AuLu, Thank you very much for taking time out of your schedule to share your feedback about your recent stay at the Holiday Inn University Center. I'm glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us, and that you will "certainly stay here again". You are absolutely correct...our bathrooms are small, and there is a plan to remedy...

Jupiter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you visit the University of Florida this is the perfect place to stay. The hotel is located directly across the street from campus and is a short walk to most locations on the UF campus. The hotel rooms are huge and beautify decorated and the place is immaculate. Best of all, the staff is very attentive and friendly. I...

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

Larry, It is a treat to read such kind words about our hotel and our staff. You are absolutely correct, our location is the best in town if you are visiting the UF campus, as well as Shands Hospital, Ben Hill Griffin stadium, and many other places in Gainesville. We take pride in our staff and will definitely share this...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's been 22 years since I was in Gainsesville, and I wish I stayed here 22 years ago. The hotel was great and clean, and the bed was very comfortable. I came down to coach athletes in a national competition and I am pretty much exhausted every day, and I was was able to relax and refresh for the next...

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

Michael, I'm very happy that you and your group enjoyed your stay at the Holiday Inn University Center. Our staff tries to go above and beyond for our guest, and I'm glad that in your case it was "business as usual". Piesanos Italian restaurant has the best pizza in town, in my opinion, and the wide selection of beers is...

Oshawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

March 31st 2017. We were leaving Florida on our way home to Canada. From Naples to Ocala was stop and go traffic for over 6 hours. We were exhausted and tried to find lodging in Ocala. No rooms available anywhere due to a tournament. We drove on to Gainesville. After trying several hotels we were at the Holiday Inn University....

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

Dear Ian and Joy, Your review is greatly appreciated. I thank you for taking time out of your day to share your experience with other people looking for lodging in Gainesville. Both Gram and Adrian are very good employees who go above and beyond for our guests, and are liked and appreciated by our entire team. Hopefully next time, when...

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in town with a block of 40 rooms. Tony and Kaiti were our group contacts and we amazing. From the minute the bus arrived, greeting us with our keys and rooming list until our departure. They met our every need and exceeded our expectations throughout our stay.

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

MBeasley, Thank you very much for taking time to share your feedback. Tony and Katie are great and they always come through for our guests. We have shared your review with our team. Thank you for your patronage. We are looking forward to your future stays with us. Regards, Gene Klimovsky General Manager

Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • 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
  • Laundry Service
  • 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 Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601
Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range: RM599 - RM2,127 (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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“Pool view rooms are very nice”
LarryJupiter, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“In the heart of everything, lots of food options within walking distance.”
mbeasley2017, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Pool view is quite nice”
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.
holabonjour, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Looks like there might be renovations going on, so maybe ask if there are any recently renovated rooms?”
164jessicaj, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
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