Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 143
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by PKD11 Needs to be updated
It's a shame to have such a good staff at such a poor facility. The breakfast was poor. The hallways smelled old and damp, and the room smelled the same only worse. The room was dark and seemed dirty even if it wasn't.
February 8, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by hyena Good Staff, Good Food, Not So Good Guests
1. You have added breakfast since we were here last. This was a welcome addition.
2. The staff was very polite and attentive to our needs.
3.On our last two nights a large, unruly group of high schoolers stayed at the hotel. They overwhelmed the staff''s ability to maintain order. Our room was very noisy. The Hotel did compensate us by deducting the cost of one night's stay - a nice touch.
4. My review was rejected four times because I didn't fully comply with all information requests. Too complicated!
February 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Karmun Wonderfully comfortable bed and friendly, helpful staff
I come to Gainesville quite frequently to visit my son who is a UF student living in the dorms. It is a long driving trip to Gainesville and I often arrive exhausted. The clean, soft, comfortable bed is always a welcome site. The rooms are quiet, and the staff goes out of its way to make sure our stay is restful. The location is great because there are yummy restaurants within walking distance, and my son can walk to his dorm from the hotel. I enthusiastically recommend the Gainesville Holiday Inn. For Gator parents, be sure to inquire about the Gator parent program at the hotel.
February 5, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by rozzswa Never again
Room smelled like mildew and room was dusty. You pay for the room when booking, very deceptive. Air conditioning hardly worked, thank goodness it was 55 degrees outside. Beds were uncomfortable and the continental breakfast was essentially non existent.
January 1, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Traveler7777777777 At least the bed was comfortable
This is an old hotel in need of much updating. The bed was comfortable, but that is all I can say good. The breakfast is lacking compared to other locations I've been. The halls smelled musty. This is a budget hotel that is priced way above its value. I will not return to this location.
December 30, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mamaduck57 overpriced and old
This location is in need of some upgrades to their rooms. The rooms are small, the bathrooms are small, the beds are not comfortable, and the staff was not prepared for the large of number of quests staying on the property at that time. Disappointed in the property. It is convenient to the University but not much else there for dining or breakfast.
December 17, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Trisha64 Great Location - Rooms need to be upgraded
The location of this property is perfectly situated by the UF campus. The staff is helpful and friendly. The biggest drawback to returning to this property are the rooms. They need to be upgraded (more than just new carpet and TV). If they had to pick one area to upgrade, I would recommend the bathrooms. They definitely showed their age. Although the room was clean, with the current rooms it still "appears" to be dirty.
December 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fariba47 Nice front desk personnel. Spacious room. Clean.
Obviously, it would be nice if the price was a little cheaper; however, it was competitive with other hotels in Gainesville. Since it is near everything, it was worth it.
December 9, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by FloridaResident Near UF, but lacks cleanliness
Our bathroom smelt of urine and there was a large wet spot on the carpet near the first bed as you walk into the room. This wet spot became gradually wetter as the day progressed. Little bit of a strange hotel stay. Other than that, I would stay again- due to this hotel's near proximity to UF.
December 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CarolineB1 Nice stay.
The staff is friendly. Always a nice stay at this hotel.
December 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Sam456 Lots of money spent in lobby remodel, less on rooms
The lobby looked fantastic. We got to our 6th floor room to discover the ceiling was leaking tremendously into the bathroom from a problem with the roof. We were moved to another room. Everything was clean but the facility still had that old damp smell. Everything was ok, just not great.
November 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AtlUFfan Great stay but so expensive
This hotel is always clean and comfortable, and the staff is very friendly. Being so close to the UF Stadium, they clearly know that they can charge an outrageous amount per night but people will still stay because the walk is so easy and the accommodations are far better than any other hotel we've found within walking distance. My only single complaint would be the cost, but I realize that we are paying for convenience. It is nice to have so many restaurants within walking distance. It would be nice if they had breakfast at the hotel, but coffee is nice.
November 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Band84 Alumni band weekend
Thank you to your staff for providing a block of rooms for our organization! The convenience of your hotel location is great and staff always friendly and knowledgeable.
November 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jimfred Room 634
Overall We enjoyed our stay. The desk staff were very helpful.
I left a note at the front desk regarding Room 634.
This is NOT a Complaint, but an observation.
The shower head in this room leaks and the base tile behind the toilet are loose.
Also the water line to the shower head is loose.
I have traveled all over the USA, Canada, France, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Morocco, The Gambia.
Hotel rooms tend to be different is every country, but cleanliness and appearance are very important. Small items not working properly will get negative reports.
November 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hammock What can I say the best in Comfort, Location, and wonderful staff!
The Holiday INN Rooms have been updated and the beds are very comfortable. The Rooms are good size and even have a fridge and microwave and coffee maker in the room for your convience. The staff is wonderful and very helpful, They go the extra mile for your comfort. If you are a solo and female you are very safe there. Linda at the front desk was more than helpful and helped me out a lot. The staff makes Home made cookies every night and puts them out for the guests. Just a nice added touch. The Holiday INN also has a free shuttle service to SHands Hospital and the airport. Best of all the clean rooms, grounds, and Lobby. You always see the staff cleaning the area.
November 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wolf44 Internet Service Poor
Internet service very poor. Difficulty establishing signal that would maintain. Very weak signal. Tech service assistance made a difference, but the difference didn't last. Couldn't do the work over the Internet I was hoping to do. Room 639.
Other than that, everything was A+
November 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FFSTransTeam Very good property... Convenient to business.
Very good property... Convenient to business.
Very comfortable property... Perfect for business travel and located in the heart of the University of FL campus! MANY places to eat!!
October 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by breeqt Great experience!
The staff was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend.
October 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tonia Good location
Best location in Gainesville for football games, walking distance to everything.
October 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by terincali returning to alma mater
I booked this hotel room because of all the rave reviews on the staff hospitality and the location to the campus. I had not been back in over 25 years to UF since I graduated. The front desk staff was the best! Very helpful and just nice people.
The only problem I had was the hike in price on a football weekend for a room. The rooms go down drastically during the week. I think it's ridiculous that a Holiday Inn that is dated would quadruple their rates. Regardless, the room was clean, the beds comfortable.....the bathrooms need to be updated though. This could be an outstanding property if Holiday Inn would put a little more money in renovations considering the location and that there are not many hotels in the vicinity of the campus.
I have to say the managment of the hotel is outstanding!
October 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DME0227 Another Great Stay
I always stay at the Holiday Inn Gainesville when I am working in the area. The front desk customer service is second to none. Everyone is always friendly and smiling, check in is so easy, they have everything all set and the room is ready with bottled water, a sweet snack, and the A/C running. The bed is very comfortable, and Beefs next door has great food. I highly recommend staying here.
October 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 0926GoGators Great weekend stay!
Just want to let you know that we had an excellent stay! This is the second time we've stayed there and had exceptional service. Our only problem this time was the wi-fi. Couldn't seem to get it working one night, but overall, we'll be staying again!
October 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Foodie4life84 Always Good
Hotel was very busy because of the home football game, but the service was excellent regardless. The property itself is getting older but the great staff tries hard to keep it updated.
September 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bangalore Confortable stay and kind gesture of the staff
I had a very confortable stay in the hotel. Staff of the hotel were very kind and guided me everything as Icame to Gainesville for the first time from India. Only complementary breakfast was missing.
Special thanks to all the staff. Keep it up.
September 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DME0227 Great Service
This has to be one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at. Linda at the front desk always makes sure I have extra water in my room, and makes sure my room is cooled down before I check in. Linda goes above and beyond and always smiles. The entire staff is very friendly and the rooms are very nice.
Thank you Holiday Inn and thank you Linda.
September 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by slamit665 Love it!
Perfect location and there is a rooftop pool, need I say more?
September 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Smitty22 YES and No
First of all the staff, particularly the Front Desk were better than Excellent. There wasn't a request I made of them that was not met quickly, correctly and provided all the information I needed.
Negative - The room was dated and needs work. As an example the tub floor under the spigot was worn thru to the tub structure. I understand that a motel/hotel your size would endure a significant financial hit to correct these type of problem. Perhaps you are in the middle of a modernization, if so, great.
Again let me comment on the Front Desk. I am retired, but before that I traveled a great deal on business. I seldom met any motel/hotel Front Desk staff any better than yours.
August 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by debbie1313 Great location for U of F
Had a great stay. Everything is clean and comfortable!
August 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rosanna05 Excellent service
Everything was good, and very close of the UF campus.
August 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BankTraveller Nice
Friendly staff and good location. Air conditioning in the rooms is a bit dated. The small unit by the window took a long time to cool off my large king-size room. The hotel is situated in such a way that it is very well isolated from any passing traffic noise.
August 14, 2013