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Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center, an IHG Hotel

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Exterior
Rooftop terrace
In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, blackout drapes
Daily cooked-to-order breakfast for a fee
Lobby lounge

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

Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center, an IHG Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star Gainesville hotel in University Heights, walk to University of Florida
7.6 out of 10 Good
7.6/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Pet friendly
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
Map
1250 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL, 32601

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationUniversity of Florida4 min walk
  • Popular LocationBen Hill Griffin Stadium13 min walk
  • Popular LocationShands at the University of Florida16 min walk
  • AirportGainesville, FL (GNV-Gainesville Regional)12 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. Florida National Scenic Trail and Ironwood Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Florida Museum of Natural History and Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium or Stephen C. O'Connell Center. Be sure not to miss outdoor adventures like ziplining, ecotours, and hiking/biking trails, or hop on a bike rental nearby and take a self-guided tour around Gainesville.

What's nearby

  • University of Florida - 4 min walk
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium - 13 min walk
  • Shands at the University of Florida - 16 min walk
  • Stephen C. O'Connell Center - 20 min walk
  • UF Health Shands Hospital - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) - 12 min drive

Restaurants

  • Piesanos Stone Fired Pizza - 1 min walk
  • Mother's Pub & Grill - 4 min walk
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill - 4 min walk
  • SweetBerries Eatery and Frozen Custard - 6 min walk
  • McDonald's - 3 min walk

About this property

Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center, an IHG Hotel

3-star hotel located in University Heights
University of Florida is located near Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center, an IHG Hotel, which provides 18 holes of golf, a grocery/convenience store, and a rooftop terrace. The onsite restaurant, Piesanos Pints and Pies, features Italian cuisine. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a coffee shop/cafe and dry cleaning/laundry services.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), access to a nearby health club, and a ballroom
  • A front-desk safe, golf clubs on site, and a computer station
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the location
Room features
All 167 rooms offer comforts such as pillow menus and laptop-friendly workspaces, as well as perks like free WiFi and air conditioning. Guests reviews say good things about the comfortable rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) and cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and shower/tub combinations
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and video-game consoles

Languages

English, French, Spanish

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
  • A bar/lounge
  • A coffee shop/cafe
  • A restaurant
  • Snack bar/deli

Restaurants on site

  • Bistro 45 Breakfast Cafe
  • Piesanos Pints and Pies

Things to do

  • 18 holes of golf
  • 24-hour gym
  • Golf carts
  • Golf clubs/equipment
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Crib (surcharge)
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • In-room microwave
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Guidebooks
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • 4 meeting rooms
  • 4,176 square feet of conference space
  • Computer station

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 available in select rooms
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Roll-in shower available in select rooms
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • 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

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bedsheets provided
  • Blackout drapes
  • Crib (surcharge)
  • Pillow menu
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Bathroom

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

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV with premium cable channels
  • Pay movies
  • Video game console

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Limited room service
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant dining guides

More

  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free daily newspapers
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Policies

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
Guests booked in breakfast included rate plans receive breakfast for up to 2 adults who are sharing a guestroom. Breakfast fees apply for additional guests.
Guests booked in dinner included rate plans receive dinner for up to 2 adults who are sharing a guestroom. Dinner fees apply for additional guests.

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
3 children, up to the age of 17 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
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

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: approximately USD 7.95–13.95 per person
  • 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
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

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center, an IHG Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool. Pool access is from 8:00 AM–8:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center, an IHG Hotel?

As of Jun 10, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center, an IHG Hotel on Jun 18, 2023 start from $104.72, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center, an IHG Hotel pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of USD 50 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center, an IHG Hotel?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center, an IHG Hotel?

Check-in is from 3 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center, an IHG Hotel?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Center, an IHG Hotel located?

Located in University Heights, this golf hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and University of Florida. Shands at the University of Florida and Stephen C. O'Connell Center are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Reviews

7.6

Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 299 out of 902 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 33%
Rating 8 - Good. 292 out of 902 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 32%
Rating 6 - Okay. 205 out of 902 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 23%
Rating 4 - Poor. 72 out of 902 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 8%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 34 out of 902 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 4%

7.9/10

Cleanliness

8.5/10

Staff & service

7.3/10

Amenities

7.0/10

Property conditions & facilities

7.4/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

10/10 Excellent

Eric

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Friendly staff, great location.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2023

8/10 Good

Josef

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Older hotel, great location.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

2/10 Terrible

ABDULJABBAR

Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
The hotel bathroom is old Hotel rooms are old Noise from AC No safety deposit box in the rooms Bad chemical smell in the hallways Hot water not good
Stayed 3 nights in May 2023

8/10 Good

Laura

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The property is clean and in a convenient location. The staff are truly accommodating and welcoming. Highly recommend this property!
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

6/10 Okay

Judy

Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent

Suzanne

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Nice hotel, clean, staff friendly and very convenient to UF
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

6/10 Okay

Jana

Liked: Cleanliness
Pizza Restaurant
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent

Sal

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We had a very comfortable bed and the room was nice as well. The shower was a bit of a challenge to get the water temperature right. We know the hotel will be undergoing a major renovation sometime this year so we are not complaining about anything, as it was noted when we checked in and before. Mistakenly thought breakfast was included but the meal we had was wonderful and no complaints about the price we did pay for it. Nice dining options all around as well and having the refrigerator in the room was perfect for all our leftovers.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent

Barbara

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Was clean, quiet, comfortable, conveniently located & easy to access, secure, food options on site (2restaurants). hot water quickly. Early check in, close to Shands hospital. Would definitely stay again.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

8/10 Good

Hayden

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
It was right in the middle of town so convenient to anywhere around downtown
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

General hotel information

Highly Rated Amenities
Nice Bathroom & Property Cleanliness
Star Rating
3
Nearest Airport
Gainesville, FL (GNV-Gainesville Regional)
Address
1250 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL