Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Ctr

1250 W. University AveGainesville32601USA
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About Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Ctr

Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Ctr is located 100 meters from the University of Florida and features a rooftop swimming pool and a popular Italian-themed eatery.

Standard rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi, pillow menus, LCD TVs, work desks, microwaves, minfridges and coffeemakers. Children 19 or under stay for free with an adult.

This hotel has a heated pool with spacious bathing terrace and pleasant views over the campus. It also has a well-equipped fitness room, a business center, free on-site parking and local area shuttle.

Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Ctr is home to a branch of popular restaurant Piesanos Stone Fired Pizza Pints & Pies. Over 40 local and national brews are served alongside traditional Italian family favorites.

The Florida Museum of Natural History and Ben Hill Griffin Stadium are both 0.8 miles from this hotel.  The Hippodrome State Theatre is one mile away and the Matheson History Museum is 1.1 miles away.


1250 W. University Ave, Gainesville, FL, 32601, USA
Telephone: +1(352)3761661 | Fax: +1(352)3368717 | Official Homepage

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 room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Bell service
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Deaf accessibility equipment
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Excellent Location Overall

This locale is especially ideal for those with business at the University of Florida or VA Hospital.  Walking distance reaches Ben Hill Griffin Stadium or numerous assorted dining and nightlife venues.  (Bistro 1245, Saigon Cafe and Leonardo's Pizza are within a two-minute stroll.)  The lobby is newly renovated and beautifully-arranged with a little table for guests to enjoy free cookies and coffee.  The rooftop swimming pool is stunning.  Laundry facilities, a gym, and a business center with computer access are provided on-site, as well as a full menu Italian restaurant called Piesano's.  Check their discount rates for students/parents of students at the University. There's a complimentary breakfast served daily.  Parking is somewhat tight; ask for assistance if needed.

Basic, Decent Rooms

Rooms are tidy and well-appointed with the expected amenities; microwaves, refrigerators, adequate furnishings, comfortable beds, fresh linens and towels and superb Wi-Fi connectivity.  Air conditioning units might be a bit loud for some - bring your earplugs if you're a light sleeper.

Stellar Staff

Friendly, efficient and enthusiastic staff make this place stand out.  Speedy check-in/out procedures and generous transportation for those headed for medical assistance at the VA Hospital.  Polite and professional from arrival to departure.

Negative Reviews

Dusty and Outdated

Some reported the hotel has only partially renovated - with the rest of the areas begging for a refurb.  A fresh coat of paint and good scrubbing could do wonders.

Breakfast Blues

Some greatly disliked the complimentary breakfast and couldn't say enough bad things about it.  Take a peek and choose elsewhere if needed.  There's a handy McDonald's just a stroll away.

Poor Soundproofing

Some were annoyed by their neighbors' voices and televisions, as well as noisy upstairs footsteps.  Bring a fan or some earplugs and ask for a top floor unit if possible.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 2868 reviews across the web
7.9 /10
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7.9 out of 10 based on 2868 reviews