Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 426
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by emurray077 Tired rooms but good amenities
The rooms here are a bit outdated but the hotel overall is fairly nice. There is a great Italian restaurant connected to the hotel that's accessible via the lobby. At check-in I was given a free drink voucher to use at the restaurant because of my IHG Spire status and I definitely appreciated this. The hotel also has a nice rooftop pool which is definitely needed in that Florida heat. I would consider staying here again if I'm back in Gainesville but the hotel should consider remodeling their rooms soon.
June 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by patcass Great Shuttle services
Awesome shuttle service to the down town and University area. They charge for hotel breakfast in a town with a LOT of options. The adjoined italian place has 40 beers on tap with a lot of local selections and they are quick and the food is good.
June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cori__ Great stay
Very friendly staff, clean rooms, would stay again.
June 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Convenient to UF
The room was clean and the staff was accommodating. Initially we got a room that smelled like cigarette smoke. The staff moved us immediately to another room. This is a good choice for those attending Preview at UF due to its proximity to the campus. A little pricey but they are capitalizing on the necessity to be there for UF events.
June 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gator50 Wonderful Visit
Staff was great did a super job. Room was great how ever did not like the A/C it had a hard time keeping the room cold. But overall had a wonderful stay everybody was friendly went out of there way to make sure I had a wonderful time. The dinning was super great food and friendly service.
June 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CCWE Warm and welcoming staff and environment
I was part of a family group of 13 who stayed at the Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center over a long weekend. The staff was warm, helpful and efficient. Through no fault of the hotel, there was a short power outage which impacted it. The staff handled this situation calmly and seemed to be prepared for such situations. I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to others even though I did not have time to take advantage of all the amenities.
The landscaping may need a little refreshing (looks tired) and perhaps a local small business florist would like a contract for some fresh flowers in the lobby.
June 8, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Angie98 Outdated Hotel
Bed is comfortable, but for the price, you will be able to stay in a more upscale hotel, This hotel is older with outdated furniture, cleanliness and maintenance would be below average. The front desk and bell staff is very friendly, and check-in/out is easy. The bathroom had a strong urine smell, which was almost overwhelming, and even though I cleaned the floor myself (thinking it had not been mopped), the odor remained and was strong enough that you had to leave the door open when showering. Overall, this hotel is very close to the university and within walking distance to restaurants, but there are nicer hotels with better amenities within the same proximity.
June 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CARNBAY74 Great, Caring, Friendly staff
My Mother, Daughter and I arrived at the Holiday Inn around 3 am after travelling from Tallahassee for a graduation and had to drop my mom off in Gainesville for testing at UF before driving back to Jacksonville. We were tired and the staff was so accomodating and friendly. They found us a room and gave us a great rate. It was well worth the stop to get a few hours of sleep before hitting the road.
May 28, 2016