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Featured Motels in Gainesville

La Quinta by Wyndham Gainesville
2.5 out of 5
908 NW 69 Terrace, Gainesville, FL
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The price is $79 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4

Situated in a shopping district, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of North Florida Regional Medical Center and Oaks Mall. Florida Museum of Natural History ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (227 reviews)

"Great staff, very clean. Easy location. Definitely will be my first choice when I go back"…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

La Quinta by Wyndham Gainesville
Motel 6 Gainesville, FL
2 out of 5
7413 W Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL
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The price is $56 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 25

Situated in Gainesville, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of North Florida Regional Medical Center and Oaks Mall. Sante Fe College is 3 mi (4.8 km) ...

2.2/5 (889 reviews)

"Really Beautiful! I Didn’t Know It Was That Nice In There Like That."…"

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2020

Motel 6 Gainesville, FL
Micanopy Inn
2 out of 5
17110 SE County Road 234, Micanopy, FL
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The price is $35 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Situated in Micanopy, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Price's Scrub State Park, and Micanopy Historical Society Museum. ...

2.5/5 (324 reviews)

"It's the best for the price and convince. Nice and quiet."…"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Micanopy Inn

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Motel 6 Starke, FL
2 out of 5
1101 N. Temple Ave., Starke, FL
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The price is $59 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27

Located in the heart of Starke, this motel is 9.2 mi (14.7 km) from Camp Blanding Museum and Memorial Park and 11 mi (17.7 km) from Waldo Motorsports. Gainesville ...

2.8/5 (325 reviews)

"Most of the staff was very friendly. I would of like to have seen a hair dryer. The room was not bad. Patch job on the bathroom ceiling should have been the full ceiling. Overall not bad and very safe. It was convenient for my needs."…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Motel 6 Starke, FL
Americas Best Value Inn Alachua
2 out of 5
16100 NW US Highway 441, Alachua, FL
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The price is $48 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Situated in Alachua, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Suwannee River and within 9 mi (15 km) of San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park and River Rise Preserve ...

2.2/5 (172 reviews)

"Rooms are old and beat. Needs to be updated and the carpets need to be changed. The carpet didnt even readh the walls"…"

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

Americas Best Value Inn Alachua
Americas Best Value Inn Starke
2 out of 5
880 N Temple Avenue, Starke, FL
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The price is $79 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 25

Situated in Starke, this motel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Shands Starke Regional Medical Center and within 9 mi (15 km) of Starke Golf and Country Club and Kingsley ...

4/5Very Good! (285 reviews)
eed new linens

"Towels and wash cloths were rough, thin and small. Walking on the floor left the bottom of our feet black. Room had recently been renovated and looked good,"…"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Americas Best Value Inn Starke
Red Carpet Inn
2 out of 5
744 N Temple Ave, Starke, FL
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The price is $54 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Situated in Starke, this motel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Shands Starke Regional Medical Center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Starke Golf and Country Club and Kingsley ...

4/5Very Good! (343 reviews)

"Property manager, Paul, was very welcoming and made sure everything was to our liking. Great price, room had all amenities-free WiFi, cable tv, microwave, fridge and plenty of seating; would definitely stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Red Carpet Inn
Value Lodge
2 out of 5
2000 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $55 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Located in the heart of Gainesville, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital and Shands at the University of Florida. University ...

2.5/5 (184 reviews)

"Nice place with polite employees. The price was great, especially since it was a last minute thing."…"

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Value Lodge
Gainesville Lodge
2 out of 5
413 West University Ave, Gainesville, FL
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The price is $60 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Located in the heart of Gainesville, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hippodrome State Theatre and Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp). University of Florida ...

3.5/5Good! (230 reviews)
Great value and convenient location.

"The Gainesville Lodge is an excellent value in an otherwise pricey market. I stayed there three nights. This sleeper motel is located within walking distance of the University of Florida and the active nightlife up and down west University Blvd which runs in front of the establishment. Im personally ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Gainesville Lodge
Economy Inn - Lawtey
2 out of 5
23750 US Highway 301 North, Lawtey, FL
The price is $49 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 25

Situated in Lawtey, this motel is 9.1 mi (14.6 km) from Camp Blanding Museum and Memorial Park and 11.1 mi (17.9 km) from Starke Golf and Country Club. Jacksonville ...

2.2/5 (85 reviews)
you get what you pay for.

"The room was clean, however the mini fridge was broken and so was the a/c unit, no heat at all. Luckily it was still cool outside so we were comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

Economy Inn - Lawtey
Travelers Inn
2 out of 5
3103 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $60 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Situated in Gainesville, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp), University of Florida, and Shands at the University of Florida. ...

2.9/5 (300 reviews)

"very convenient and quiet......................................................"…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Travelers Inn
Knights Inn Gainesville
2 out of 5
2820 Nw 13th St, Gainesville, FL
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Situated in Gainesville, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp), University of Florida, and Shands at the University of Florida. ...

2.1/5 (229 reviews)
Acceptable place to crash after a Gators game.

"Hotel is what you expect, a low cost room in an old hotel in a college town. Two miles north of the stadium, an acceptable stagger back to the room after a Gator's victory."…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2016

Knights Inn Gainesville
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Hotel Indigo Gainesville-Celebration Pointe

Hotel Indigo Gainesville-Celebration Pointe

3.5 out of 5
5020 SW 30th Lane, Gainesville, FL
The price is $75 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26
4.6/5Wonderful! (569 reviews)

"The property is fairly new and in very good shape. It was clean and quiet and i had a very nice stay."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Hotel Indigo Gainesville-Celebration Pointe
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Gainesville

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Gainesville

3 out of 5
4155 Sw 40th Blvd, Gainesville, FL
The price is $83 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26
4.3/5Excellent! (931 reviews)

"Clean and a great location with plenty of restaurants around"…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Gainesville
Drury Inn & Suites Gainesville

Drury Inn & Suites Gainesville

3 out of 5
4000 Southwest 40th Blvd, Gainesville, FL
The price is $81 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
4.8/5Exceptional! (1,481 reviews)

"Convenient location Wonderful dinner and breakfast"…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Drury Inn & Suites Gainesville
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Gainesville Motels for the Frugal Traveler

There are 15 low-cost motels in Gainesville among the more than 111 hotels and other accommodations. When you pick one of these budget accommodations, you might not have many of the amenities found in a traditional hotel but you'll save more money for your trip.

Because you'll save on your room price, you can enjoy more of what Gainesville has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Florida Museum of Natural History, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, and Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park.

Fun fact: Starting in the early 1950s, customized neon signs often lit up the roadside motels, and examples today can still be seen along historic U.S. Route 66. At many motels, you're likely to find an outdoor pool and free parking.

Below are some of Expedia customers' recommended Gainesville motels to choose from:

Motel 6 Gainesville, FL

  • Stay within a 10-minute drive of Florida Museum of Natural History and Kanapaha Botanical Gardens.
  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

Micanopy Inn

  • Free parking and laundry facilities are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a flat-screen TV.
  • It's located within a quick 3-minute drive of Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park.

Motel 6 Starke, FL

  • Enjoy access to the laundry facilities, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

Americas Best Value Inn Starke

  • You'll be located within 28 minutes of Gainesville Raceway by car.
  • An outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking are available during your stay.

Red Carpet Inn

  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

Things to Do in Gainesville

As you explore the area, you can check out the college campus and take time to enjoy the top-notch restaurants. Visitors like Gainesville for the theater scene, festivals, and museums.

Here are some popular places:

  • Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
  • Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Bivens Arm Nature Park
  • University of Florida Bat Houses
  • Devil's Milhopper Geological State Park

You'll find these family-friendly attractions:

  • Devil's Den
  • Ginnie Springs
  • Canterbury Equestrian Showplace

Gainesville is also notable for its:

  • Sports
  • Live music
  • Shopping

Best Time to Visit Gainesville

Determine the perfect time for your visit to Gainesville by reviewing the seasonal weather details below:
  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and December are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 77° F and nighttime temperatures average 42° F
  • April-June: 91° F is the daytime average and 52° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 91° F and nighttime averages are around 66° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 85° F during the day and 42° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 47.28 inches in a year

How to Get to Gainesville and Around the Area

Gainesville Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Gainesville, FL (GNV-Gainesville Regional) Airport 3.7 mi (6 km)
Ocala, FL (OCF-Ocala Intl.) Airport 33.8 mi (54.3 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Gainesville?
When you save on your room price, you can experience more of the activities in Gainesville. Not-to-be-missed sights include Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp), Gainesville Raceway, and Devil’s Den.
What's it like to stay in a motel?
Motels often offer free parking, and many also feature an outdoor pool. Often one or two stories tall, motel properties usually have exterior corridors overlooking the parking lot or an outdoor pool. Motels began in the 1920s as convenient lodging for the weary traveler taking a road trip along America’s major roadways.
What are the best motels in Gainesville?
La Quinta by Wyndham Gainesville: Stay within a 20-minute drive of University of Florida and Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp). Enjoy access to the 5 restaurants, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking. Motel 6 Gainesville, FL: An outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking are available during your stay. It’s located within a 20-minute drive of University of Florida and Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp). Micanopy Inn: Enjoy access to the seasonal outdoor pool, laundry facilities, and coffee in the lobby. If driving, you’ll be within 19 minutes of University of Florida. Americas Best Value Inn Alachua: It’s located within a 30-minute drive of University of Florida and Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp). An outdoor pool and free WiFi are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a microwave. Motel 6 Starke, FL: Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
What can I do in Gainesville?
As you explore the area, you can check out the college campus and take time to enjoy the top-notch restaurants. People who’ve visited Gainesville have good things to say about its shops, theater scene, and festivals. Some popular places to visit include Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp), Gainesville Raceway, and Devil’s Den. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Devil’s Milhopper Geological State Park, and Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. You’ll find these family-friendly attractions: Florida Museum of Natural History, Canterbury Equestrian Showplace, and Two Tails Ranch.
What's the weather like in Gainesville?
Weather can make or break a roadtrip, so here’s some data about year-round temperatures in Gainesville to help you plan yours: 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 are my options for getting around Gainesville when staying in a motel?
We’ve gathered some information about local transportation options in Gainesville to help you navigate your stay: Fly into Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV), which is located 3.7 mi (6 km) away. Otherwise, you can search for flights to Ocala, FL (OCF-Ocala Intl.), which is 33.8 mi (54.3 km) away. If you’d like to explore around the area, consider renting a car to take in more sights.

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