Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center an IHG Hotel

1250 West University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601, US
7.5 Rating | 3-Star Hotel |
Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center an IHG Hotel welcomes pets at their pet-friendly accommodation. Pet fee USD $50 per pet, per stay. *No pet weight limit.

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About This Property

Located only 361 feet from the University of Florida and the Innovation District, this Gainesville hotel features a rooftop pool with a surrounding sun terrace. Complimentary inroom WiFi access is provided. A cable TV with premium channels and a desk are featured in each Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center room. Coffee-making facilities, a microwave, and a small refrigerator are also included. A business center, room service, and a 24-hour front desk are provided for guests' convenience. An on-site fitness center is available complimentary, and the Gainesville hotel also offers guests access to a nearby fitness facility for a surcharge. Located on site, Piesanos Pints and Pies serves Italian cuisines, including stone-fire pizzas. Guests can also enjoy a rotating offering of 40 craft beers. The Florida Museum of Natural History is 0.9 mi from the Holiday Inn hotel, while Hippodrome State Theater is 1 mi away. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is a 3 minutes' drive from the property.

Room Types

2 Queen Beds Standard (refundable)

2 Queen Beds Standard
  • 2 Queen Beds Standard - Free WIFI, Free Parking, Fridge, and Microwave.
  • Sleeps up to 4
  • Free cancellation
  • Pet fee USD $50 per pet, per stay.

Room Details

2 Queen Beds Premium (refundable)

2 Queen Beds Premium
  • 2 Queen Beds Premium - Free WIFI, Free Parking, Fridge, and Microwave.
  • Sleeps up to 3
  • Free cancellation
  • Pet fee USD $50 per pet, per stay.

Room Details

1 King Bed Standard (refundable)

1 King Bed Standard
  • 1 King Bed Standard - Free WIFI, Free Parking, Fridge, and Microwave.
  • Sleeps up to 2
  • Free cancellation
  • Pet fee USD $50 per pet, per stay.

Room Details

Standard Room (refundable)

Standard Room
  • Standard Room - Free WIFI, Free Parking, Fridge, and Microwave.
  • Sleeps up to 2
  • Free cancellation
  • Pet fee USD $50 per pet, per stay.

Room Details

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

Check in / Check out

Check in time: 04:00 PM
Check out time: 11:00 AM

Features and Amenities

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • ATM Or Cash Withdraw On Site
  • Accessible Rooms Through Interior Corridor Available
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Bar
  • Blackout Curtains
  • Car Rental Available
  • Coffee Shop
  • Coffee/tea Maker
  • Contactless Check-in/out
  • Convenience Store
  • Daily Disinfection
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Desk/workspace In All Rooms
  • Doorman
  • Elevator
  • English
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests Available
  • First Aid Kit Available
  • Fitness Center
  • Food Delivery
  • Free Face Masks
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Internet Available
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • French
  • Golf Course
  • Grocery Delivery
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hand Sanitizer In Guest Accommodation And Key Areas
  • Heating
  • Hygiene Certification
  • Indoor Pool
  • Internet Access In Public Areas
  • Ironing Amenities
  • Laundry Services
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers
  • Microwave
  • Non-smoking Property
  • On-site Parking
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Physical/social Distancing Guidelines
  • Protective Screen Or Physical Barriers In Appropriate Areas
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Separate Shower/bathtub
  • Shops On Site
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Spanish
  • Staff Follow All Safety Protocols As Directed By Local Authorities
  • Staff Trained In Safety Protocol
  • TV & Movies/Shows
  • Taxi Service
  • Telephone
  • Temperature Check For Guests And Staff
  • Tennis Court & Equipment
  • Tour Services
  • Vending Machine
  • Video Game Console
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Recent Reviews

Wyndolyn solo traveller August 9, 2022
Positives: staff was exceptional.... The room was old and as clean as they could get it. The bed was clean.
Negatives: The room was old and as clean as they could get it. The bathroom was in terrible condition and had ants. Very poor lighting in bathroom also. Parking was almost unavailable.
Would not recommend this hotel...
Gary young couple August 7, 2022
Positives: Clean towels, apparently clean (i hope) & comfortable beds, A/C working. Front desk staff pleasant. Good location for our needs. Got our needed late check-out. Nice provided toiletries. Good water flow in shower and new, clean shower curtain.
Negatives: Water in shower went from scalding to cold alternately during entire shower. Broken cracked bathtub with discolored patching, rusted fittings around toilet paper dispenser, toilet seat wobbly & sliding, top of toilet commode rocking. Paint, caulk, & who knows what else on shower knobs, peeling wallpaper & ceiling tiles in bathroom. Discolored & cracked tile flooring w/mildew & mold. 1/4 to 1/2 inch opening around entire door entry, could see hallway lighting all around the door fitting. Old dirty cracked wood fittings around bathroom door & entry door. Filthy carpet had toenail clippings, cheerios, and dog hair. Doors slamming frequently & loudly from inconsiderate guests. No safe for valuables. Telephone keys were filthy with junk/food on the keys - didn’t want to touch it. Older soiled curtains/drapes that did function but were soiled & needed cleaning. No one to help with luggage & very few carts available to use -had to go get/find one ourselves which made check-in & check-out difficult & irritating.
Will probably never stay in...
Melodye review category business travellers August 7, 2022
Positives: close to university
Negatives: small outdated bathrooms
overall very friendly staff clean...
Elena family with young children July 26, 2022
Positives: Great location! restaurants and stores near buy. Free parking.
Negatives: Old looking rooms and bathrooms, in need of the update.
Very good
Nancy family with young children July 26, 2022
Positives: Ideal location , great parking
Negatives: Worn & dates
Rocio young couple July 25, 2022
Positives: I love the location, it is easily accessible to transport.
Negatives: I didn’t like that the room was unclean, there were cockroaches in the room. It was filthy, poor condition.
It was a nice location...
Michelle solo traveller July 25, 2022
Positives: The air conditioner in my room was not working so it was a very hot night.
Negatives: No air conditioning
They tried to fix the...
Bella family with young children July 25, 2022
Rebecca family with young children July 24, 2022
Positives: The beds
Negatives: The tiles, carpet, and toilet were ancient and of bed quality. I had to close the water to the toilet in the middle of the night because it was making very loud noises and vibrating. The bathroom has never been remodeled, it is like the bathroom of motel. 250 per night seemed extremely expensive for the quality of the infrastructure.
Wonderful bed sheets and pillows,...
Andrew young couple July 24, 2022
Pablozzz solo traveller July 23, 2022
Positives: Good location in center of Gainesville. Restaurants and shops close by. Quick check in and nice staff. Nice, big, modern and well equipped room, WIFI, fridge, air conditioning and TV. Free parking on site.
Modern and centrally located hotel
Gale solo traveller July 20, 2022
Negatives: Could smell the fumes from lobby being painted
Couldn’t wait to leave
Dora family with young children July 14, 2022
Positives: Bed, location, staff was friendly; rode the shuttle to the airport which was very helpful
Negatives: Very dated, especially bathroom; construction in the hotel
Convenient but very basic services
Michelle group July 13, 2022
Positives: location
Negatives: old and run down
Lidia family with young children July 5, 2022
Positives: Location is very convenient to UF which is why we stayed here. Our room and bathroom were clean. Employees were very friendly & attentive to our needs. Hairdryer broke just as we went to use it. Maintenance came right up and replaced it within minutes.
Negatives: The hallways leading to the guest rooms aren't air-conditioned leaving it feeling and smelling musty with the hot weather outdoors. Bathrooms need renovating.. Lots of patching with the grout. The hotel will be going under major renovations soon which will hopefully address these problems.
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