Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 204
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by grunt dolphin comfortable beds and great breakfast
If you stay in Gainesville then considering staying here you would love it 100%
June 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bradyden Good property.
This property appeared new and well groomed/cleaned. Watch out for the traffic circle you have to navigate to get here though - you might even consider getting off at the exit east of this property and using the two way access road to get there.
We had a minor issue with the AC freezing up, but it was tolerable.
DON"T MISS Rochetto's Pizza right next door. Best pizza I've ever had! Nice people, big space, and a bar to boot.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jetflyer Travel stay
This Holiday Inn upholds the best of the brand. We needed a place to stay when we visited relatives in Gainesville but could not stay overnight with them. The Hotel was very adequate, staff friendly, location handy for our travel and a pleasant part of the trip
June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jbillybob Clean convenient location
Clean rooms, convenient to many restaurants and The University of Florida.
May 31, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Macy2014 Great Staff but pet policy requires smoking room
Made reservation on IHG website. Corporate site stated that hotel accepts pets for a small fee, this also printed on my reservation. Thought great can bring our pet for a fee and booked a non-smoking room due to severe allergies to smoke. Upon arrival I notified staff that I would have my pet with me so I could pay my additional fee. The staff then stated that I would have to be booked into a smoking room to accommodate my pet. No where on the corporate site does it state this, had to go to the individual hotel site to see this policy. Since each location is individually owned I had to accept this policy. Thankfully I live an hour and half away, and choose to drive home to sleep, as the smoke smell in the room was horrific and that was after we went and bought air fresher to get rid of smell. If it wasn't for graduation weekend and my daughter had to be there, we would have skipped this visit to hotel.
May 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by myri Amenities
Lack of refrigerator in room was a major concern as we had medications which needed to be kept chilled. Fantastic mattress in which we slept like logs. Coffee brewer was in a rather inconvenient place. Breakfast was more than adequate and a good selection of tasty food. Was not recognized as club member.
May 16, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JohnWRIII Arrogant Assistant Manager
I spend around 85 to 90 nights a year in Holiday Inn Expresses in the North Florida area. I have stayed at the Gainesville property several times the past several years.
I was having breakfast and asked the other two people in the breakfast area if they minded if I changed the channel. It was on CNN which no one watches and is a very poor news source. I asked the assistant in the breakfast area to change and she advised it had to stay on CNN. I went to the desk and asked politely if they could change.the channel. There was an Asst. Manager behind the two staff people at the front desk. His name was Carl Harris. He rather arrogantly advised me they wouldn't change the channel. I asked him why and he said. "its policy" I asked whose policy and he just said its policy. What really offended me was his next statement when he arrogantly advised me "I could go to my room and watch another channel." I had an opportunity to spend the next night at this hotel as I was workling in the area, but chose to drive many miles out of my way to stay at the Holiday Inn in Crystal River.
Two issues: The arrogance of your assistant manager and the policy if it is such of keeping the channel on CNN which is offensive to me. Put it on local news or weather, but to force guests to watch CNN which has practically no audience versus the other cable channels is just bad business.
I may never stay at the Gainesville Property again.
May 12, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by T1985 Loud bottom floor
The hotel itself was very nice however the bottom floor where I stayed was extremely loud all night long, including into the very early hours of the morning. Also the bottom floor had a bad smell of smoke but thankfully my room did not smell of smoke.
May 7, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by rosejoee Convienent Hotel
Right off the expressway in northern Florida. Good location if your making the trek to or from Florida for a nights stay. Clean and friendly not overly comfortable but not bad.
May 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jimmie48 Clean and comfortable beds.
We would stay here again. The cookies at front desk was a nice touch. Breakfast was very good. Coffee excellent.
May 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by thehulk Great location and comfortable
Great location to customer and restaurants, great room, internet worked great, good breakfast and free coffee 24/7
May 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ron M A very nice place to stay
Clean, comfortable with a helpful staff made this a very nice stay. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the area.
April 29, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Mello yellow Hi
Did not get reconized as a IHG® Rewards Club Member.
to close to freeway ( noise )
April 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kittycats will stay again
this was not my first holiday express stay- yours was excellent also
April 26, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CCalabama Bad
I call the day before to see if i could get upgraded, the guy that answered the phone told me that they do not do upgrades to Gold members, he also told me that his boss told him that he could only upgrade platinum members, I needed the upgrade for the fridge to keep insulin in. I end up paying an extra $10 a day just to have a fridge in the room. I checked in that Sunday afternoon and got to the room and WOW the room smell just like urine but they told me that it had been clean they came in sprayed it and left it alone, I had to go and but some air freshener for the room. The only reason that i did not switch hotels is because the others were booked up I informed my company about it and told them that they do not need to put any more. I told the Manager about the smell and he said that the room was clean. I told the manager about not upgrading members and she said that she would look into it. I will not stay there again and I am in that area 6 times a year for a week at a time.
April 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kamily2 Wonderful staff and service
All the staff we encountered was friendly and helpful..we chose to return to this same place because of the wonderful experience we had encountered with our first visit. We were not disappointed and plan to return again in the fall! Thank you much!!!
April 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Diane0213 We love staying at this hotel.
We come to Gainesville a lot to see our daughter who is in school at UF. Staff is super nice always accommodating. We love staying here. Being a IHG member is wonderful, staff always thanks you and gives you stuff for being a member.
April 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kimberly04 Great service
Nice staff, very clean. I was just disappointed that we absolute could not check in until 3pm, we had to rush to our venue because they would not let us check in early, other than that great stay.
April 9, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Samcr Non-smoker stuck in a smoking room
I had a poor connection making my reservation for the hotel as the hotel manager said he stated it was a smoking room. It was not until I started walking down the hallway did the stench hit us. The hotel manger did not have another rooms available.
I requested some order suppressing spray but unfortunately it only lasted about an hour.
We ended up pouring the lotion cream on a hand towel and covering our face to try and get some sleep to no avail.
We had to buy bed clothing at our next hotel due to the stench of smoke they picked up.
My understanding was that all Holiday Inn Express are smoke free.
March 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by New Orleans week Great experience
Great staff and good clean hotel. Would reccomend to all.
March 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Janice71 Great service, comfortable room
I really enjoyed staying at this Holiday Inn Express. Check-In was very efficient (probably the most efficient check-in I have ever experienced)!. The room was clean and comfortable, I especially liked the ceiling fan in the room! The breakfast staff was friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend staying here!
March 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrsRE Glad I'm a member
Beautiful room and property. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - Thank you!
March 17, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Gator mom Incredible Beds BUT Needs an "Update and Renovate"
We have stayed at the Holiday Inn I-75 in Gainesville several times to visit our University of Florida student, mainly because it's the best price in the area with the AAA discount. It's not as close to the campus as other hotels near by, however we love the 3 sheeted beds with the firm and soft pillow combo—always incredibly comforting, excellent for a good night sleep. We used the coin washer and dryer which worked perfectly. We suggest guests ask the front desk to be placed on the parking lot side as the highway noise projects a constant moan even on the 4th floor. The 4th floor is also at eye level with the bright parking lot lights so guests have to keep the curtains closed at night otherwise your room is flooded. We did have a very minor lady bug infestation on the inside window which were behind the curtains. They did not bother us as much as the smell of the bug spray the hotel was using in other rooms to get rid of them. The tub/shower and toilet area are extremely cramped for normal sized individuals. Employees unpacked inventory during the cramped breakfast hour area and house maids although friendly talked loudly in the hallways. We love this hotel however its in need of an "update and renovate" and perhaps a bit more customer service and quality control education for their staff.
March 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Relaxed Customer Excellent beds room layout, staff, amenities beautiful foyer comfortable sofas
This hotel in Gainsville was well appointed and the staff and services where available and attention to detail was well noted:)
March 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Srk55 Nice friendly hotel in Gainesville
This is a nice friendly hotel near I-75 in Gainesville, Florida
March 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Key West Kid Large room
Very large room with chair and loveseat. Very fast internet service. Very good place to stop on way through Florida.
March 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RJhappycamper Best stay in years
This Holiday Inn Express is the flagship for customer service, cleanlieness, economical. I was impressed with every aspect from the delicious breakfast bar, to the pristine room/bathroom as well as the staff was friendly and helpful. Will not look anywhere else when back in gainesville. Pillows and mattress were most comfortable in recent memory.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PLR726 Nice Stay
One night stay--easy to find location, very welcoming and helpful staff.
February 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RJMAJ Comfortable Room, great hotel.
This has to be one of the most comfortable Holiday Inn Express hotels I have ever stayed in. Everything was great!
February 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gogoloco The most awesome hotel on the planet period!!!!!
It was awesome simply awesome I will be back servaral times
February 17, 2014