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Best Gainesville Family Hotels

Home2 Suites by Hilton Gainesville
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
2115 Southwest 13th Street, Gainesville, FL
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The price is $99 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2
4.6/5Exceptional! (464 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, kitchen, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family
Travelers say...

"I had a very nice stay. The accommodations were very nice & clean. The staff very friendly & accommodating. I would highly recommend this hotel."…"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Home2 Suites by Hilton Gainesville
Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville Downtown
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
101 SE 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL
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The price is $93 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5
4.5/5Wonderful! (534 reviews)
Families like: pool, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...

"The people that worked there were awesome we were happy!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton Gainesville
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
3726 Sw 40th Blvd, Gainesville, FL
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The price is $89 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29
4.4/5Wonderful! (960 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cribs, free airport shuttle, laundry
Travelers say...

"The exterior of the hotel and main area were clean and nice. Staff was kind. My room just had stains on the couch and had a large whole in the ceiling and weird smell to it."…"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Gainesville

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Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville
Great for families
3 out of 5
1714 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL
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The price is $84 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5
4.3/5Excellent! (980 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, extra beds/cribs, laundry
Travelers say...

"Older property. You could tell they were short on staff. Rooms were not completely clean. There was still food on the floor from prior guest. Bathrooms were dusty."…"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Gainesville
Great for families
3 out of 5
4155 Sw 40th Blvd, Gainesville, FL
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The price is $83 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28
4.3/5Excellent! (921 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...

"Friendly staff, comfortable and clean accomadations"…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Gainesville
Comfort Inn University
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
3440 SW 40th Blvd, Gainesville, FL
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The price is $68 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5
4.2/5Very Good! (881 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...

"Due to Covid 19 they did not clean the room on our two night stay. Waste and used towel had to be put outside the room and clean items were left outside. They do not go into your room if you stay for more than 1 night"…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Comfort Inn University
Homewood Suites by Hilton Gainesville
Great for families
3 out of 5
3333 Sw 42nd St, Gainesville, FL
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The price is $88 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2
4.2/5Very Good! (466 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, kitchen, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...

"I enjoyed my stay here. I came for a one day business trip and was able to really relax when I came back to the room. It was quiet and in a good location."…"

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

Homewood Suites by Hilton Gainesville
Baymont by Wyndham Gainesville
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
6901 NW 4th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL
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The price is $59 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29
3.4/5 (975 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Clean rooms

"Quiet and clean, easy access"…"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Baymont by Wyndham Gainesville
Days Inn by Wyndham Gainesville
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
920 Nw 69th Ter, Gainesville, FL
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The price is $56 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26
3.3/5 (983 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...

"The rooms were very clean and the bed was sooo comfy!! It is convenient to many businesses. The staff was very friendly."…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Gainesville
Extended Stay America Gainesville - I-75
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
3600 Sw 42nd St, Gainesville, FL
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The price is $71 per night from Oct 8 to Oct 9
3.3/5 (990 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...

"I liked everything about the hotels And the employers"…"

Reviewed on May 10, 2020

Extended Stay America Gainesville - I-75
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Family Friendly Hotels with Indoor Pools

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Gainesville, FL
2.5 out of 5
4015 Sw 43rd St, Gainesville, FL
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The price is $76 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28
4.4/5Excellent! (975 reviews)

"Very clean and recently renovated. Decor was great. Staff was friendly"…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Gainesville, FL
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Family friendly Hotels with Connecting Rooms

Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center
3 out of 5
1250 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL
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The price is $84 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30
3.8/5Good! (681 reviews)

"Very clean and following CDC guidelines. Beds were comfortable. Front office staff polite and friendly. Great location when visiting campus."…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center
Best Western Gateway Grand
3 out of 5
4200 NW 97th Blvd, Gainesville, FL
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The price is $85 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5
4.2/5Very Good! (987 reviews)
Very friendly and accommodating

"For the price it was hands down the best bang for your buck! Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Everything we asked for was done in a timely manner with no hesitation and a smile. Area felt safe and was in close proximity to what we were there to do. Will definitely visit again!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Best Western Gateway Grand
Best Western Waldo Inn and Suites
2 out of 5
17230 Ne Us Highway 301, Waldo, FL
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The price is $93 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5
4.3/5Excellent! (287 reviews)

"Loved the Service and cleanliness of the hotel. Will be staying again."…"

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Best Western Waldo Inn and Suites

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Comfort Inn University
2.5 out of 5
3440 SW 40th Blvd, Gainesville, FL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $68 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5
4.2/5Very Good! (881 reviews)

"Due to Covid 19 they did not clean the room on our two night stay. Waste and used towel had to be put outside the room and clean items were left outside. They do not go into your room if you stay for more than 1 night"…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Comfort Inn University
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Where Should We Stay in Gainesville?

The destination of Gainesville is a great choice if you've been thinking about a vacation with your kids. The museums, festivals, and sporting events are just a few things that make this an attractive vacation destination for families. Take to the air and fly into Gainesville, FL (GNV-Gainesville Regional), which is the closest airport, or Ocala, FL (OCF-Ocala Intl.), which is located 33.8 mi (54.3 km) from the city center. Gainesville offers 48 kid-friendly hotels and other accommodations so you'll have a variety of options when you're deciding where you should stay.

Families on vacation have positive things to say about these accommodations:

Homewood Suites by Hilton Gainesville: Offers an outdoor pool, free parking, and free breakfast. Guests like the central location and breakfast options at this 3-star hotel.

DoubleTree by Hilton Gainesville - Features an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free parking. This 3.5-star hotel is popular with guests for its central location.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Gainesville - Offers an outdoor pool, free parking, and free continental breakfast. Guests like the comfy beds and clean rooms at this 3-star hotel.

Home2Suites by Hilton Gainesville - Offers an outdoor pool, free parking, and laundry facilities. Guests like the clean rooms and helpful staff at this 2.5-star hotel.

When Should We Visit Gainesville?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family vacation. Use these tips to decide when to grab the kids and head to Gainesville.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average temperature of 90°F
  • Coldest months: January, December, February, and November, with an average temperature of 44°F
  • Driest months: November, December, May, and April, with an average rainfall of 2.39 inches
  • Rainiest months: June, August, July, and September, with an average rainfall of 5.99 inches

What Should We See and Do in Gainesville?

Florida Museum of Natural History and Hippodrome State Theatre are interesting attractions you and your family might enjoy exploring while you are staying in Gainesville. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in the area's activities like Kanapaha Botanical Gardens and Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park.

Gainesville is also well-known for the:
  • University life
  • Sports
  • Live music
  • Restaurants
  • Theater
  • Festivals
  • Shopping
  • Museums

Frequently asked questions

What's Gainesville like for family-friendly vacations?
If you’ve been thinking about a vacation with your kids, Gainesville is a good choice. The museums, festivals, and baseball games are just some of the things that make this the perfect spot for family trips. Fly into Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV), which is the closest airport, or Ocala, FL (OCF-Ocala Intl.), which is located 33.8 mi (54.3 km) from the center of Gainesville.
What's the best accommodation for a family vacation to Gainesville?
Home2 Suites by Hilton Gainesville is a hotel with an outdoor pool and free parking, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other good options for your family trip include Homewood Suites by Hilton Gainesville and DoubleTree by Hilton Gainesville.
How many hotels that welcome families will I be able to find in Gainesville?
Expedia has 35 hotels in Gainesville that are great for families.
What's the weather like in Gainesville?
The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 80°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 58°F. Average annual precipitation for Gainesville is 47 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in Gainesville?
While you are visiting Gainesville, you might want to round up the kiddos and make time to see interesting attractions such as Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp) and Gainesville Raceway. Make sure you have lots of time for activities like Devil’s Den and Oaks Mall.

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