Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center, an IHG Hotel

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, blackout drapes

Overview of Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center, an IHG Hotel

Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center, an IHG Hotel

3.0 star property

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
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1250 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL, 32601

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBen Hill Griffin Stadium12 min walk
  • Popular LocationUniversity of Florida18 min walk
  • AirportGainesville, FL (GNV-Gainesville Regional)11 min drive
  • Popular LocationGainesville Raceway18 min drive

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About this area

Gainesville

Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center, an IHG Hotel is located in University Heights, a neighborhood in Gainesville, and is next to a golf course and near the airport. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and Thomas Center are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park and Price's Scrub State Park. University of Florida Bat Houses and Florida Museum of Natural History are also worth visiting. Be sure not to miss outdoor adventures like ecotours, ziplining, and hiking/biking trails, or hop on a bike rental nearby and take a self-guided tour around Gainesville.

What's nearby

  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium - 12 min walk
  • University of Florida - 18 min walk
  • Stephen C. O'Connell Center - 19 min walk
  • Hippodrome State Theatre - 19 min walk
  • Gainesville Raceway - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) - 11 min drive

Restaurants

  • SweetBerries Eatery and Frozen Custard - 6 min walk
  • Christian Study Center of Gainesville - 7 min walk
  • The Swamp - 8 min walk
  • Reggae Shack Cafe - 8 min walk
  • Balls - 8 min walk

About this property

Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center, an IHG Hotel

3-star Gainesville hotel in University Heights, near University of Florida
An outdoor pool, a restaurant, and a 24-hour fitness center are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli, and a rooftop terrace are onsite. All 167 rooms provide free WiFi and free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves. Guests will also find room service, rainfall showerheads, and coffee makers.
Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center, an IHG Hotel offers 167 air-conditioned accommodations with video-game consoles and safes. A pillow menu is available. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with rainfall showerheads, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.

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

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free RV/bus/truck parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee 6:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekends: USD 7.95-13.95 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 18 holes of golf
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Golf cart
  • Golf clubs
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (4176 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms - 4

Outdoors

  • Rooftop terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Pillow menu
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium channels
  • Video-game console

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Safe

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Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to June 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Shuttle services

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night
Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.0 per night

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 7.95 and USD 13.95 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Reservations are required for golf tee times; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Up to 3 children 17 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
A car is not required for transportation to and from this property
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings

3.8

Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 269 out of 826 reviews
5 - Excellent 33%
Rating 4 - Good. 273 out of 826 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 191 out of 826 reviews
3 - Okay 23%
Rating 2 - Poor. 62 out of 826 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 31 out of 826 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%

4.0/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

3.6/5

Amenities

3.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

3.7/5

Eco-friendliness

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Pros - Convenient, close to UF campus and downtown. Kept clean despite its age. Con - Dated property. Need renovation asap
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Location was perfect. Clean room & friendly staff.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Property and rooms very worn down especially for the price paid for this stay.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Was conveniently located right near campus so we didn't have to drive much. Staff was friendly. Beds & pillows were comfortable. Only bad thing was low shower pressure and clogged bathtub.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness
Beds were comfy but air conditioning was old and didn’t work great, room had an underlying odour other than the air freshener they used and seemed damp and musty.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022