Stay at our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Gainesville, Florida. In no time you'll be relaxing at an open-air concert and hiking up into the stands of the legendary University of Florida football stadium.
Guests of our Gainesville hotels can start exploring this university town from Bo Diddley Community Plaza, in pedestrian-friendly downtown. The centerpiece bandshell hosts frequent free concerts. On Wednesdays the plaza overflows with vendors selling fruit, veggies and fresh-baked bread at the Union Street Farmer's Market. Our hotels in Gainesville are near the University of Florida, home of the Gators football team. Climb into the stands for a bird's-eye view of the football field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, known to Gators fans as "The Swamp." Afterward, you can visit the delicate butterflies thriving in the on-campus Florida Museum of Natural History.
Our hotels in Gainesville are near the shops and restaurants filling the streets around Bo Diddley Plaza. Boutiques in the Union Street Station mall sell hip clothes and vintage duds, but if you're looking for Gators-branded gear, head to the campus bookstore. Follow the university students' lead and grab a quick sandwich and coffee from a downtown cafe and stake out a grassy spot in the sun in Bo Diddley Plaza. At night, guests of our Gainesville hotels can jam to indie-rock or party to trendy hits in the city's student-fueled live music and dance clubs. For a more laidback evening, unwind at a chic cocktail lounge or genteel British-style pub with a pint.
Book our Holiday Inn Express hotels in Gainesville to enjoy the exuberant student culture downtown and the nature reserves just outside of the city. It's a short drive to Paynes Prairie, where graceful egrets and herons swoop over viewing platforms and walking paths wind through steamy marshes and lush forests.
I stayed here for a business conference. The staff was very nice and helpful, and the connected bar/Italian restaurant was excellent. The rooms, especially the bathrooms could use some updating,[More] though. The shower seemed like it was going to fall apart at any time.[Less]
Friendly staff, comfortable room
Friendly staff, comfortable bed. Quiet room And excellent location. The only problem I encountered was not having hot water in the shower and the room smelled a bit musty. Other than that I would[More] stay here again.[Less]
Comfortable bed and great service
Room was comfortable however bathroom was a bit outdated and tub floor was wobbly and uneven. Mattresses and pillows were excellent. Staff was friendly and helpful.[Less]
Over all a great value and all one needs for comfortable safe stay
I am Would recommend this property to anyone wanting a good night sleep and a good location. I was staying at another popular chain, but will stay here when in town, which is often.
Would like to[More] bring my show cat, but can not tolerate a smoking room. N[Less]
Very nice hotel, conventient location
Stayed here for 10 days in January while renovations were being done to the hotel. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was a full breakfast but being lactose intolerant was[More] unable to partake of the cheese[Less]
Great clean place to stay
Very nice place. Even through remodeling of the first floor the hotel is kept clean and presentable. Very polite associates.[Less]