Econo Lodge University

2649 SW 13th St.Gainesville32608USA
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About Econo Lodge University

Located along Highway 441, Econo Lodge University offers budget accommodations 1.5 miles from the campus of the University of Florida. The motel is three miles from I-75.

Straightforward guestrooms are equipped with air conditioning and offer a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, and TV. Each room includes a well-lit work desk and free Wi-Fi. Rooms are access via external doors and corridors.

The hotel features a 24-hour front desk, where guests can obtain copy, fax, and printing services (fee). Free parking, including bus parking, is available.

A complimentary continental breakfast is available each morning. Travellers will find a number of dining options further up 13th Street, including a number of Chinese and Asian restaurants.

Econo Lodge University is within 2.5 miles of most of the university’s popular destinations, including the Florida Museum of Natural History, Malcolm Randall VA Medical Centre, the O’Connell Centre arena, and Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, home of the Florida Gators football team.


2649 SW 13th St., Gainesville, FL, 32608, USA
Telephone: +1(352)3737816 | Fax: +1(352)3729099 |

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Accommodations are kept clean.

Past guests have been impressed with the standard of cleanliness at the motel. According to reports, the housekeeping team does a good job of ensuring rooms are kept clean and tidy.

Friendly and attentive staff.

Reports suggest that the motel is manned by a friendly team of employees. Past guests report that the front desk team is attentive and very knowledgeable regarding the local area. Meanwhile, housekeepers are said to work with a smile on their face.

A short drive from UF campus.

The motel is 1.5 miles from the campus of the University of Florida, making it a suitable option for those visiting students or attending events at the university. Football and basketball fans will find Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and O’Connell Centre easy to access.

Negative Reviews

Older building is a little outdated.

According to reports, the motel is an older building that shows some signs of aging. Guests report that the property is somewhat outdated, suggesting that some upgrades in furnishings and décor would go a long way to freshening the place up.

Limited breakfast is unspectacular.

Few guests are impressed with the free breakfast on offer at the motel. Reports suggest that there is little more than cold cereal and pre-packed pastries on offer food wise, while drinks are limited to coffee and juice.

Some strange characters in the neighbourhood.

A number of guests staying at the motel have expressed concern regarding some of the local residents, suggesting that this may not be the nicest neighbourhood in Gainesville. Some guests report being intimidated when approached by these strange characters.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 895 reviews across the web
5.7 /10
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    7.2 /10
5.7 out of 10 based on 895 reviews