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Econo Lodge University

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed 31 March 2015

I stayed at this econo lodge for two days, while visiting family in Gainesville, the initial walk in the room was decent, clean, but I had to request towels from the front desk as it was none at all, front desk brought two towels, and no mat for floor, ok that was the least of my problems with this place,...

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1Thank Lisa W
Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 29 December 2014

This motel is about what you should expect from an economy priced facility. The TV works, the WiFi was functional but slow, and the room was reasonably clean although in bad need of an updated. Everything worked but was just a bit off. By that I mean the refrigerator made funny noises, the shower curtain hung crooked and would not...

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Thank Dgclarke
Reviewed 28 August 2014

We usually stay in more expensive motels but we decided to step out of the box on a recent summer get away. Our room was clean, the staff was friendly and the bed was the most comfortable of all the rooms on our trip.

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1Thank Dawn A
Winter Park, Florida
Reviewed 26 July 2014

I stayed at this hotel; the a/c unit didn't work, and neither did the fridge. I found live roaches in the clothing drawers, and a huge spider in the sink. Hair on the shower walls and bathroom floors, and a used coffee cup in the stack. The hotel was gross; I ended up checking out after one horrible night in...

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3Thank Jessie Y
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Small dead bugs in the room, a live spider in the bed at 3:30 in the morning. The refrigerator made a loud clicking sound all night and we ended up unplugging it. The air conditioner is very loud. Not a good family place. DO NOT stay here!!!!

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Thank Petitekelebek
Miami, Florida
Reviewed 29 May 2013

We arrived without reservation on a weekday during a Jehovah's Witness convention. Only smoking rooms were available at the nearby Quality Inn, offered at a senior rate 40% higher than our previous visit to the same hotel. Econo Lodge, by contrast, had a non-smoking, clean, quiet room with microwave and fridge at the usual low senior-friendly rate.

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Thank D N
Upstate, NY
Reviewed 10 April 2013

This hotel was gross.....dirty & fridge/microwave did not work. The musty smell of the room was trying to be hidden by the air freshener sitting in the room. The ice machine was empty most of the time and the traffic and outside noise disturbing. Front Desk was apologetic, but not helpful. Will not go back.

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Thank GatorMom24
Reviewed 7 January 2013

I traveled from NY to Florida with 3 small dogs. I found the hotel to be clean and utilitarian. The staff was friendly and efficient. HBO didn't work in my room and there was no TV guide. The hotel is pet friendly accepting dogs up to 23 pounds. But there is almost no grass to walk them on, except for...

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Thank Mary Anne K
Daytona Beach, Florida
Reviewed 3 September 2012

This hotel was great for the price, and very clean. Definitely recommend this hotel. The service was great, and the workers were very friendly. I would definitely stay at this hotel for the next football game.

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2Thank Michisawesome
Reviewed 26 April 2012

I spent three nights at the Econo lodge University Gainesville and was very pleased with their rooms and services. All appliances in the room worked, the bed was confortable, the bathroom was clean and very hot water was plentiful. Their continental breakfast was not elaborate, but satisfactory. Surroundings were quiet. The staff was helpful and pleasant and I would stay...

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3Thank Paul G

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Econo Lodge University

Address: 2649 S.W. 13th St., Gainesville, FL 32608
Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range: $91 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Econo Lodge University 1.5*
Number of rooms: 53
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Gainesville Econo Lodge
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