Ratings based on 1,322 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom fort myers

Convenient to Shands, UF , I-75

Posted Apr 13, 2015
Older property in need of updating. air conditioner was so loud we could not sleep. But the manager did offer a discount next time we stay there. Ok for one night but would not stay longer.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 15, 2015 by Ashley Green FOM, Hotel Management
Thank you Helen for taking time to complete this review. I do apologize about the issues with the AC being noisy. We did have that addressed as soon as you told us about the issue. There are issues that can go unseen. We appreciate all feed back whether positive or negative. So we can offer the best service possible. There is a renovation coming soon. I do hope that you will come back to see us again soon. So we can show you what a true Lodge experience should be like. Thanks again for staying with us.
2 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom NJ

Room, bathroom were dingy

Posted Apr 10, 2015
Pros: The exterior. The hotel staff was very nice, close to U of Florida
Cons: room sinks, faucets and shower heads need to be replaced. They need in room safes put in.
Location: We were there to visit U of Florida, but my daughter has decided to go to U of South Florida Go Bulls!!!
Rust on shower head in bathroom so I didn't use it since i was only there for 1 night, The hotel looked very nice from outside(right off I-75t but could only be described as having a dingy appearance.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 15, 2015 by Ashley Green FOM, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking time to complete this review. I will make sure to look into the issues that you had with your stay with us. We value all guest feed back, so we can ensure every guest has a great experience here at The Lodge at Gainesville. I hope that you were able to enjoy our great amenities such as the complimentary cocktails and deluxe breakfast. Thanks again for staying with us. I hope that you will come give us another try in the future. We would love to show you what a true Lodge experience should be like. Hope to see you again soon. Ashley Green Front Office Manager
3 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom Florida

Well worn hotel

Posted Apr 4, 2015
Pros: Nothing really, looked kind of worn and outdated. We usually don't eat the free breakfast bc we like to take our son out so I cannot comment on that.
Cons: Decor, elevator situation, more soap in room
Location: Is right off of Archer and close to 75
Hotel had nice, large, cozy looking lounge but the cushions on all the seats were so worn and thin it didn't look as inviting upon second glance. The bathroom in the room only had one soap...minor detail but need at least two-one for shower and one by sink to wash hands. Coffee maker was located in bathroom....bathroom was already a bit small and it's not really appealing to have a coffee maker in the bathroom...why not on the desk in the room? There wasn't a fan for the bathroom either. Hotel also only has one small, slow elevator...we were on third floor and found this to be inconvenient. Was a little pricier than other hotels we have stayed at in Gainesville...I was expecting more than I got. It wasn't a horrible experience but I have paid less and gotten more at other hotels.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 5, 2015 by Ashley G FOM, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking time to complete this review. We value all guest feed back. I do apologize about the housekeeping issues with only one soap. We normally have at least 2 soaps ( one for shower (gel) / one for hands near the sink). We also have 2 elevators for convenient guest use. I hope you were able to enjoy the other parts your stay with us like the complimentary cocktails and deluxe breakfast. I do hope you will come to stay with us again soon to give us another try. Thanks again for staying at The Lodge at Gainesville. Ashley Green Front Office Manager
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Close to 75

Posted Mar 31, 2015
Pros: Ambience of gathering space
Cons: Update Color are dreay.
Location: Good location Near major highway.
Helpful at the desk. Directions to places were graciously given.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 5, 2015 by Ashley Green FOM, Hotel Management
Thank you for the 3 star review. The Lodge at Gainesville strives to offer the best in hospitality with a touch of rustic charm. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks again for staying with us. Ashley Green Front Office Manager
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom S

Good location

Posted Mar 27, 2015
Spacious room. Had a king and sofa. Comfortable room & bed. Hotel was completely booked when there, so staff had a hard time keeping up with food at "happy hour" and breakfast. We got sausage, but everything else was empty - ate that, then eggs came out, etc. There were lots of kids - I think some sort of basketball or soccer tournament nearby - also some sort of sorority weekend. Still nice place to stay; could use a little refreshing (lobby looks a little worn).
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 5, 2015 by Ashley Green FOM, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking time to complete this review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We did have a very busy weekend with sports teams during your stay. I will get with our Food and Beverage Manager to address the breakfast issues. I hope to see you again soon. Thanks again for staying with us. Ashley Green Front Office Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice Mountain Lodge Feel - Lovely Hotel

Posted Mar 17, 2015
Pros: My room was very comfortable. There's little noise and great extras like a friendly free happy hour and a delicious complimentary breakfast.
Cons: My family and I did not like feeling pressured to order alcohol at happy hour. I hope that changes quickly, as many people don't drink.
Location: This is a great location, an easy drive from UF, the Hands on Children's Museum and lots of shopping and great places to eat.
This is a great hotel. I have already told my company and we are going to try to partner with them in the future. I was so happy to find this place.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 5, 2015 by Ashley Green Front Office Managre, Hotel Management
Thank you for the 5 star review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would love to partner up with other companies. Reach out to our Sales Department for more information. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks again for staying with us. Ashley Green Front Office Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom London England

Good situation on the way to FDlorida

Posted Mar 16, 2015
Pros: good price especially foir what they offer
Cons: we were there for only one night so besides a slightly better breakfast we thought it was v.good
Location: not applicable, we were en route
we enjoyed hotel ambiance, friendliness of staff and comfort and their happy hour free
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 19, 2015 by Ashley Green FOM, Hotel Management
Thank you Renee. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We strive to offer the best in hospitality with a touch of rustic charm. Happy you could enjoy the complimentary cocktails and deluxe breakfast. Thanks again for staying with us. Hope to see you again soon. Ashley Green Front Office Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom tx

Great older hotel

Posted Mar 13, 2015
Loved the free cocktails, popcorn and breakfast. Hotel decor was dated, but clean.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 19, 2015 by Ashley Green, Hotel Management
Thank you Jen. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here at The Lodge at Gainesville. Where southern hospitality meets rustic charm. We strive to offer the best in hospitality with the complimentary cocktails and deluxe breakfast for our valued guests to enjoy. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks again for staying with us. Ashley Green Front Office Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Florida

pleasant surprise

Posted Mar 10, 2015
Pros: everything
Cons: The elevator sounded like it was moving very slowly.
Location: lots of restaurant
we have never stayed but had heard of the Lodge...it was more than we had expected...friendly, free happy hour with popcorn and breakfast ...free..would not have expected this...we will come back again. The rooms were clean and comfortable.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 12, 2015 by Ashley Green FOM, Hotel Management
Thank you Nani. I am so excited to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have a lot to offer our valued guests from the complimentary cocktails and deluxe breakfast to spacious clean and comfortable rooms. Thank you for giving us a try. Hope we can be your hotel of choice when traveling to the Gainesville area. Thanks again for staying with us. Hope to see you soon. Ashley Green Front Office Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom phila., pa.

Nice hotel close to rt 75 & university of florida

Posted Feb 28, 2015
My husband and I really enjoyed the free happy hour in the evening, it brought all the hotel guests together in the main fireplace area. It was a great gesture that made the hotel feel friendlier! The breakfast was also very nice.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 12, 2015 by Ashley Green FOM, Hotel Management
Thank you Judy for the great 5 star review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us on your travels through Central Florida. We have a lot to offer our valued guests from the complimentary cocktails each evening to the deluxe breakfast in the morning. Thank you for taking time to complete this review. I hope to see you again soon. Thanks again for staying with us here at The Lodge at Gainesville. Ashley Green Front Office Manager