Get an overview of this hotel3.5-star hotel near Florida Museum of Natural History


Situated in a shopping district, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Fred Bear Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Florida Museum of Natural History and Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. Dogwood Park and Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free area shuttle are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a 24-hour business center, and meeting rooms.

Room Amenities

All 205 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Pillowtop beds, room service, and free local calls are among the other amenities available to guests.

DoubleTree by Hilton Gainesville

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

DoubleTree by Hilton Gainesville features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 3.5-star property consist of a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. 2 meeting rooms are available. This business-friendly hotel also offers a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and gift shops/newsstands. A complimentary area shuttle within 2.00 mi is available for guests. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

DoubleTree by Hilton Gainesville is a smoke-free property.

  • Total number of rooms - 205 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Computer station 
  • Meeting rooms 2 
  • Garden 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Free self parking 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Phone 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

DoubleTree by Hilton Gainesville has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Cave exploring/spelunking nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 2 AM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 4 children 1 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Gainesville Lodge
  • Lodge Gainesville
  • Lodge Hotel Gainesville
  • DoubleTree Hilton Gainesville Hotel
  • DoubleTree Hilton Gainesville

We should mention

Up to 4 children 1 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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4.1 out of 5
88% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
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Ok but noisy at the wrong times

4 out of 5
by from Rotherham South Yorkshire U
Posted Feb 13, 2017
The staff and rooms were wonderful but we had room 300 right opposite to a lift and the noise from the guests was not good at 11 at night.
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Very nice

5 out of 5
Posted Jan 27, 2017
Pros: They were near very nice restaurants, and shopping.
Cons: More simple really good coffee to go, not the buffet.
The employees, were very kind and help full. Good cookies.
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Highly recommended

5 out of 5
by from Miami, FL
Posted Jan 26, 2017
Pros: The hotel offers its guests the most AMAZING warm chocolate chip cookies ever eaten. Excellent staff. Very quiet rooms.
Location: Excellent location: near a Target, McDonalds and other shopping places. Near I-75.
Extremely nice, confortable hotel: Very friendly Staff and very helpful. They go out of their way to make you feel at home. Good mattresses and pillows. Grooming supplies offered if needed The hotel has amazing patio areas: excellent to relax, eat, or just have a cup of coffee.
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Nice Hotel

5 out of 5
by from Miami, Fl
Posted Jan 23, 2017
Pros: Location
Location: Centrally located
Small but quite hotel, Nice staff, Clean and lot of upgrades
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Quick Trip

5 out of 5
by from Inglis, FL
Posted Jan 17, 2017
Cons: Do not like the corporate policy to charge your card and advance in the event of incidentals. Probably a minor thing but nevertheless...
Location: There is an entirely new shopping area and through roads that make it supper easy to get around!
Very nice, clean and awesome staff...this hotel is close to all the amenities but really there is no reason to leave the property if you did not want to. I like the décor, not like every other chain, fresh and vibrant!
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4 out of 5
by from Florida
Posted Jan 11, 2017
Location: Plenty of eating and shopping nearby. Close to highway and University offices we needed to visit.
Very nice accommodation. Staff was polite and helpful. We received water and a cookie when we arrived. We were dicappointed that a complimentary breakfast was not includd.
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Amazing Hotel!

5 out of 5
by from Pensacola, FL
Posted Dec 20, 2016
This hotel was amazing! Great staff and facilities. The bed was very comfortable as was the furniture. The bathroom was very clean and updated. Water pressure was great. Will definitely be back at this hotel!
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Very friendly staf. Clean room. Very comfortable.

5 out of 5
by from North Carolina
Posted Dec 17, 2016
Pros: Friendly staff, clean room, excellent cookies at check in.
We found this hotel exceptionality friendly and clean. Had a refreshing stop on our trip. Would definitely recommend it to others.
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Nice Hotel

4 out of 5
by from Virginia
Posted Dec 11, 2016
My stay at the DoubleTree was awesome. The people were very friendly and loving and attentive. Everyone served with loving care and professionalism. I will be coming back again to enjoy Florida and stay at a wonderful Hotel
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Beautiful new hotel but noisy air conditioner

4 out of 5
by from US
Posted Dec 1, 2016
Pros: Clean!!
Cons: Air conditioner, knowledge of the staff
Location: Next to the freeway and mall and close to UF so has an excellent location.
This is a new hotel and very clean and well designed in many respects. Faucets are set too far back on bathroom sink so when you wash you hand it is impossible not to have water spill all over the back of the sink. There is a constant air flow in the air conditioning system and the air conditioner is quite loud - louder than I would expect in a new hotel. The staff is new, and I was guided to my room on arrival via an elevator that was the farthest from my room. I could have parked at another door and spent 1/3 the time getting to the room. There were not a lot of guests at the time of my visit so I don't know what the noise level would be on the floors if fully occupied. Overall, though, I would stay here again and the staff was helpful and pleasant.
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