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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Rooms are very run down. When I got into first room is smelled absolutely disgusting. Asked for new room on new floor and it smelled the same. Very dank smelling. Came home with sinus infection likely from hotel. No light in shower so can barely see when showering just using light from vanity in bath. Wallpaper peeling off in bathroom.

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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "the_real_stc," Good afternoon. Thank you for your feedback and recent patronage. Although contrary to the opinions of numerous prior guests, it is completely disappointing that we failed to meet your expectations. Your experience will be shared with my entire team and utilized as a training opportunity. Thank you again for that feedback. We wish you the best in your...

Frisco, United States
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have stayed at this hotel each time I go to Gainesville to visit the University due to its close proximity to campus. The hot breakfast buffet is relatively new and Michelle, the breakfast host, was such a pleasure. It is rare to meet someone who truly enjoys their job with such passion and love of life, but Michelle was...

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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "Ashley B," Good afternoon. Thank you so very much for your recent patronage and feedback. Indeed, our hotel is right across the street from the prestigious University of Florida and a very short distance from numerous other, highly sought after venues in the City. Your commentary will be shared with my entire team, particularly Michelle, our very engaging breakfast...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect for visiting the university.. the staff was great.. Lori, who drove me to the airport with the free shuttle, was a real standout, and the woman taking care of the breakfast (who is soon to have a baby?) did a first rate job as well. Would totally stay there again.. comfy beds too.

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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "debratitone," Good afternoon! Thank you so very much for your feedback and patronage. We are ecstatic that you "had a nice stay" and consider our home to be the "perfect location" when visiting the University! Over the years many have expressed that same sentiment and for that, we are truly honored. I will share your comments with each member...

Jupiter, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The room was quiet and the breakfast was nice. They give free toothpaste and combs at the front desk. The hotel is located in the center of Gainesville so you can feel comfortable walking around and getting the full experience. You should stay here if you need a room.

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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "Austin D," Greetings from the Holiday Inn University Center Hotel! Thank you so very much for the wonderful feedback regarding your recent experience here, particularly the accommodations and breakfast service. Please be assured that your comments will be shared with each member of my team. Hopefully we'll have the opportunity to host you again in the relatively near future....

Tampa, Florida, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel is in great proximity to UF and walking distance to many restaurants, bars,etc. The staff at hotel and adjacent restaurant were very friendly. The rooms are not clean. The first room we were given smelt awful and the front desk gave us a new room. I don't think think this 2nd room was ever cleaned. Found an old sock,...

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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "Nicole H," Thank you for your recent patronage and feedback. We're disappointed that we did not meet your expectations. Your comments regarding our location are very much appreciated as numerous others have expressed that same sentiment. Although your experience was the exception to our consistently high level of service, I assure you that each of your concerns regarding cleanliness...

Clarksville, MD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is right across the street from U of FL so if you are going there it is very convenient. Plus there is a pizza/pasta restaurant attached to the hotel so that is nice too. When we got there to check in we were told that breakfast would be in the lobby so I asked for our breakfast coupons...

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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "TRJRM," Thank you so very much for your feedback and patronage. It is disappointing that we failed to meet your expectations in terms of message delivery regarding our breakfast offering. We charged for a period of time however recently packaged it as a short term promotion with numerous enhancements. Secondly, our apologies for the temperature fluctuation in the hallways....

Florida Panhandle, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Michele our breakfast hostess was great. She was very friendly and always smiling. We were happy to see they had added breakfast since our last visit. It made our day so much easier. The hotel is updating, and is very nice. Very friendly staff. It's close to the V.A. Hospital and Shands. The university is also right there.

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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "Susan M," Thank you for your feedback and recent patronage. We're extremely happy that we met and exceeded your expectations on this most recent visit. The breakfast has been a work in progress and the recent enhancements to our offering as well as staffing have made a tremendous impact. As eluded to, our proximity to the University as well...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay. The highlight was our Breakfast with Michele! She was our breakfast hostess with the mostest!! She had us smiling all day with her sunny attitude. This hotel is right at the University of Florida in the heart of Gator country! It was easy to find and convenient to restaurants and other local places.

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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "Teena T," Good evening. Thank you so very much for your feedback and recent patronage. Your comments will be shared with my entire team, particularly Michele, our wonderful breakfast hostess. Hopefully we'll have an opportunity to host you again here in "Gator Country" sometime in the relatively near future. Warmest regards, Odyssey Leach General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great 4 night stay. Michelle the breakfast hostess provided excellent service. She made more coffee when needed and brought a cup to our table. They have scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits, fruit, waffles pastries, bread, bagels

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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "Debbie W" Good afternoon. We truly appreciate your feedback and recent patronage. Your comments will be shared with my entire team, particularly Michelle, our wonderful breakfast hostess. We look forward to the opportunity of hosting you again in the relatively near future... Warmest regards, Odyssey Leach, CHA General Manager

Waycross, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This time we were in room 233 on November 14 th and 15th 2016. The VA made our reservations early and we received our conformation email about a weed in advance, no problems. As usual, we were greeted with a warm smile and a friendly "welcome back". Our room was clean and all the amenities were there. After a quick...

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Odyssey L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center, responded to this review

Dear "Donald P," Thank you so very much for your continued patronage. One of the most gratifying rewards for any hotelier is the opportunity to host repeat guests. Having repeat guests lends credence to our commitment and passion for service excellence. My team and I take great pride in "getting to know" those who frequent our hotel. You have become...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • 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
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5118
Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range: $152 - $328 (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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#2 Green Hotel in Gainesville
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“Request a room with a campus-side view. The view from other side of the hotel is not as pleasant.”
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