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7.7

Very good

12 reviews

12 reviews

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9

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Farmers' Market 190 m
Common Grounds 390 m
Swamp 560 m
Epilepsy Services Of North Central Florida 860 m
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium 1.0 km
Market Street Pub 1.1 km
Stephen C. O'Connell Center 1.3 km
University Club 1.3 km
Alachua County Visitors & Convention Bureau 1.4 km
Stubbie Shirt Pub 1.4 km

Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center

1250 West University Avenue, University Heights, Gainesville (FL), United States, 32601 - See map

In addition to the standard of IHG Clean Promise, all guests get free Wi-Fi in all rooms and free parking if arriving by car. Conveniently situated in the University Heights part of Gainesville (FL), this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Gainesville Regional Airport. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, fitness center and indoor pool on-site.

Highlights

Free airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Air conditioning

Daily housekeeping

Daily housekeeping

IHG Clean Promise

When you’re ready to travel again, we’ll be ready to welcome you

Hygiene Plus

This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Airport transfer

Pets allowed

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Swimming pool [indoor]

Golf course [on-site]

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Gainesville (FL) every 12 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.2
Location rating9.0

Rooms available at Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.7

Standard Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 double beds or 1 king bed...
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2 Queen Beds Standard
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 queen beds
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1 King Bed Standard
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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2 Queen Beds Premium
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 queen beds
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1 King Standard
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Leisure King Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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executive two queen room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 queen beds
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Executive King Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Executive King Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
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Mobility Accessible Standard King Room with Tub
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center?

Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind -- it's free! Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a complimentary ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Gainesville (FL) with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What is the smoking policy at Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center?

Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What restaurants are nearby Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center?

Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center’s neighborhood is University Heights which includes popular restaurants such as Leonardo's Pizza by the Slice, Bistro 1245 and BillyBobz BarBQ.

What are popular attractions near Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center?

Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center is located in University Heights area, which is famous for attractions such as Norman Hall, Dauer Hall and Murphree Area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center?

Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center is located within University Heights, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including University of Florida Bat House and Butterfly Rainforest.

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What people love about Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Staff has always been very welcoming, friendly, helpful, quick service and never had any issues."

    Terra

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    July 4, 2022

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "Always a great stay and will be back soon!"

    Terra

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    July 4, 2022

Overall rating:

7.7

Very good
12 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Facilities
7.6
Location
9.0
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Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center

With a wide range of services catered to both business and leisure travelers, Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center makes sure you get the best out of your stay.
Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Gainesville (FL) can be assisted with taxi and car hire services available.
Parking is provided free of charge for guests. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. The hotel's tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundromat and laundry service offered at Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center.
In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. You can also get small travel items and sundries at the convenience stores without having to leave the Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center. The hotel is entirely non-smoking.
Rooms at Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning. The hotel's in-room entertainment is second to none, with television and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms. You may be assured to know that a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker are available in some select rooms.
You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer and toiletries provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hotel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun. If you like to eat in the privacy of your room, Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center can arrange to have groceries delivered to your doorstep.
Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center has a range of activities that will meet your needs. While you're there, be sure to take some time to explore the easily accessible beach. The many offerings at Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center ensures you'll have plenty to do during your stay. No vacation is complete without a refreshing jump into the pool. With the hotel's fitness facility, you can either get in your daily workout, or just sweat out your jet lag.
Test your skills! Get competitive with your travel group or other guests, at the hotel's tennis court and golf course on site. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the shared lounge and TV area. You can find a perfect memento of your trip, or grab some simple travel supplies at the shops.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.6

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pool with view
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tennis court
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Grocery delivery
  • Happy hour
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Convenience store
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
For the kids
  • Kids meal
Land sports
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Access
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout curtains
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • In-room safe box
  • Interconnecting room(s) available
  • Ironing facilities
  • LAN Internet in room [free]
  • Microwave
  • On-demand movies
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Video game console
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • American
Restaurants on site
Piesanos Pints and Pie
  • Cuisine: Pizza

Location

1250 West University Avenue, University Heights, Gainesville (FL), United States, 32601
Exceptional
Location

9

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-18 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 19 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until11:00
Getting around
  • Airport transfer fee0 USD
The property
  • Number of rooms 167

Reviews of Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.7
/
10
Very good
Cleanliness7.8
Facilities7.6
Location9.0
Room comfort and quality8.7
Service8.2
Value for money7.2
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Rating
9+ Exceptional (2)
8-9 Excellent (2)
7-8 Very Good (0)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (3)
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3.2
Leigh from United States
Family with teens
2 Queen Beds Standard
Stayed 1 night in August 2022

Stay somewhere else”

A/C broken. Halls& room were very hot. Room didn’t have shampoo or conditioner. Bathroom dirty, small, outdated!

Reviewed August 06, 2022

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8.8
Excellent
Terra from United States
Solo traveler
1 King Standard
Stayed 2 nights in June 2022

Always a great stay”

Have stayed at this hotel many times as my daughter is a Florida Gator. Location to UF, restaurants, grocery stores, etc can’t be beat. Love the pizza restaurant right on-site. Staff has always been very welcoming, friendly, helpful, quick service and never had any issues. Rooms are clean but could use some updates, but nothing major. Always a great stay and will be back soon!

Reviewed July 05, 2022

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9.0
Exceptional
Patricia from United States
Business traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2014

Wake up call”

location, location, location

Everything was good except for the wake up call. I called and requested a wake up call at 5:30 a.m....it never came. Had I not set my phone alarm, I would have missed my appointment.

Reviewed November 10, 2014

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9.7
Exceptional
Yen from Taiwan
Business traveler
Stayed 2 nights in September 2012

Nice hotel”

clean, comfortable, nice location

The hotel is located adjacent to the University of Florida, so you can walk to the game or anywhere on campus. There is a Beef O Brady's in the hotel that offers reasonable dining options and lots of flat screen TVs for sports fans. Rooms are clean, the beds are comfortable, and the rates are good. Great location when visiting UF. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

Reviewed October 01, 2012

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5.7
GiBum from South Korea
Solo traveler
Stayed 7 nights in June 2011

Good location but bad hotel”

Near the UF

Holiday inn is located in University Ave. I have stayed several days. Hotel location is good. But the price of room is expensive. There is no windows to be available to open. Therefore, it is a bad smell in the room and the rest room, and unkind manager.

Reviewed September 24, 2011

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9.2
Exceptional
Hanna from South Korea
Group
1 King Standard
Stayed 4 nights in December 2019

어매니티 빼고 다 괜찮은 숙소”

좋아요 깨끗하고 친절하고 위치도 좋습니다 어매니티가 살짝 부족한게 아쉬웠네요 그래도 만족합니다

Reviewed January 06, 2020

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6.0
yoontae from South Korea
Solo traveler
1 King Standard
Stayed 8 nights in July 2018

Cheating!!!”

조식포함 요금으로 구매했는데,조식이라는 것이 도저히 먹을수 없이 포장된 공장빵,오렌지 와 커피만을 한쪽 구석의 바구니에 놓여 있어서 경악을 금치 못했슴. It's real Cheating!!! (1주일 넘게 묵으면서 단 한번도 아침식사를 하지 않았슴)

Reviewed August 08, 2018

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