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California
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130 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is not a bad property by any means but it is definitely ready for updating. The jetted tubs do not work, some of the furniture is chipped/worn, and the bottom of our bathroom door had water damage. Daytime staff are friendly and courteous; however, the college kids that work during the evening hours were thoroughly unengaged and spend the... More 

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Thank Balad
TammieVaughn, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Gainesville/I-75 SW, responded to this review

Thank you for your response and your constructive criticism. I will make sure to pass the information onto to correct departments. This is not up to our hotel's standard and we will make sure that these issues do not happen again. We plan on undergoing a reservation sometime next year and hope that you will stay with us once we... More 

JACKSONVILLE
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We travel to Gainesville on a regular basis and sometimes stay overnight. We have stayed at this location a couple times in the past year. We have not been dissatisfied. The motel is always clean. The employees are always friendly. There is a Cracker Barrel next door. The only negatives would be the traffic noise which the motel has no... More 

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Thank BRUCE G
TammieVaughn, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Gainesville/I-75 SW, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express in Gainesville Florida! We appreciate your loyalty and are glad to hear that you enjoy your stay every time you stay here. I will pass your comments onto management and see if there is anything we can do about the elevator. We look forward to seeing you... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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343 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every now and then you run into one of these HI Express hotels that are much older than the norm, this is an old hotel with a lot of miles on it. The only saving grace was the clerk that checked me in. I had my dog with me so I was expecting an additional charge, which was about $25.... More 

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Thank Donald M
TammieVaughn, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Gainesville/I-75 SW, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We appreciate your comments and will take them into consideration. We are planning on renovating the hotel sometime next year and I hope that once we finish with the remodel that you will stay with us again so that we may improve your opinion of our hotel. Unfortunately our pet policy is... More 

Miami, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked two rooms and request them to have two beds, they were so nice about giving me my two beds rooms and place them right next to each other with a connecting door! I really appreciate this. Breakfast here is amazing, we really loved the pancakes and the bacon. Wifi as well was really good. The only disappointment that... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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252 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We had reserved ahead of time, and asked for a quiet room. After arriving, we made sure to get a room away from the highway, and the desk informed me that there would be an extra charge for that. In my opinion, this should have been taken care of when I made the reservation. This is an older hotel, in... More 

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Thank YM C
TammieVaughn, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Gainesville/I-75 SW, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Gainesville Florida. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay. The room type that you had booked was unfortunately on the highway side of the building, to get you a room on the parking lot side we had to change your room type which... More 

atlanta
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40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Don't understand why holiday inn offers only smoking pet friendly rooms. This hotel is awful. Room was so smokey that we had to open window. All of our clothes and luggage smelled. My husband coughed all night. Room was old and dingy. BTW as pet owners we have to pay the full rate and 25.00 for the pet for the... More 

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1 Thank scooteratl
TammieVaughn, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Gainesville/I-75 SW, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. Unfortunately our hotel policy states that pets are required to stay in smoking rooms only with a $25.00 fee. This is an individual hotel policy and not for every Holiday Inn Express since we are a franchised hotel not a corporate one. If you did not... More 

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Forsyth, Georgia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We made reservations for my brother's family. They are evacuating from Hurricane Matthew. Darren refused to allow my brother, his wife, their 2 young children and 2 small dogs to stay there. He said that dogs were only allowed in SMOKING rooms. Really?? Two young children, one with severe allergies to smoke can only stay in a smoking room. Please... More 

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Thank Karen L
TammieVaughn, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Gainesville/I-75 SW, responded to this review

Hello Karen, Unfortunately our hotel policy require pets to stay in smoking rooms only with a $25.00 pet fee. Our pet policy is posted on every booking site and our central reservations office is also aware of this policy. Unfortunately even though there was a hurricane we still could not break policy. Our front desk agents were trying to accommodate... More 

Orlando, Florida
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75 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I was so happy to see a selection of bagels and muffins from Udi's at breakfast!! Most places do not have any GF offerings other than fruit and yogurt. Made me so happy! Room was fine a little small, Cracker barrel in parking lot was a plus, short drive to Outback

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Thank JackieMD1
TammieVaughn, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Gainesville/I-75 SW, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Gainesville Florida. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast selection and we are happy to accommodate everyone's dietary needs. We hope that you will continue to stay in Holiday Inn Express' and enjoy all of our amenities as well. Patrick Duggan Director of Sales More 

Itasca, Illinois
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49 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

No reservation - no problem. Front desk most courteous and helpful (had a small glitch getting into Internet and the clerk came up to our room to see if I needed help). Room was clean and comfortable (getting to expect this from HIE). Breakfast was the usual (again getting to expect nothing less). Checkout easy and smooth.

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Thank Robert H
TammieVaughn, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Gainesville/I-75 SW, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express in Gainesville Florida! We appreciate your loyalty to our brand and are glad to hear that our staff did everything to accommodate you during your stay! We hope to see you again the next time you are in the Gainesville are! Patrick Duggan Director of Sales More 

Hollywood, Florida
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The hotel room was very spacious and clean. The staff was very friendly. The breakfast offered was excellent with a lot of options.The only drawback was that the room did not have a lock box, if you want to lock up valuables the boxes are in the lobby.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The cozy and charming Holiday Inn Express Hotel Gainesville, Florida is centrally located between the Wild Adventures and Walt Disney World theme parks. Just two miles from the University of Florida, home of the Florida Gators. This charming property is conveniently located off Interstate 75 Exit 384. Special in room amenities include free high speed internet, ceiling fans, free local calls, and fresh baked cookies every Monday through Thursday evening. BUSINESS: Nationwide Insurance, Farm Bureau Insurance, Gainesville Regional Airport HOSPITALS: Shands Hospital, Veteran Administration Medical Center, North Florida Regional Medical Center UNIVERSITIES: University of Florida, Santa Fe Community College Local Attractions are Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Butterfly Museum, Payne s Prairie Reserve, Hippodrome Theatre, Haile Plantation Golf Course, and Gainesville Raceway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Gainesville/I-75 SW

Address: 3905 SW 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32608 (Formerly Baymont Inn)
Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range: $189 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Gainesville/I-75 SW 2.5*
Number of rooms: 115
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“Choose a room that fans does not face the freeway”
 of 5 bubbles Balad, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Average for a motel next to a interstate.”
 of 5 bubbles BRUCEG518, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the front side to avoid interstate traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles 817elizabethf, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“can be loud if you are on the back side of the hotel (facing the interstate)”
 of 5 bubbles CranioNurse, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I liked the top floor, end of the hall.”
  • I'd give 2 thumbs but I was holding the iPad.
 of 5 bubbles Nativetoflorida, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
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