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Is the property dated? Sure. But what it lacks in amenities and updates, it certainly makes up for in location and service. Josie at the front desk was wonderful and helpful. She even offered to make us coffee when we left early in the morning from our stay. The room was clean and the location is perfect for walking to UF nearby restaurants. Will certainly stay here again on our next visit to Gainesville.

Within walking distance of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

Older but well clean and maintained. Great location.

It was an available room for a home football game. It is walkable (a little over a mile so it is a hike) to the stadium. If you want lots of amenities or a luxurious room, this isn’t the place for you. But if you want a clean no-frills room, they have good prices and are at a decent location.

Hotel served its purpose. I needed a place to stay that was within walking distance to bars/clubs. This is not a 5 star establishment, but the bed was comfortable, it was clean, and check in was fast and easy. No pests or bed bugs. Area was quiet at night and I felt safe walking around. I would stay here again.

They actually did have wifi - the password changed every few days. The only breakfast at the time was coffee though.

The woman that checked us in was very weird and disagreeable, she pretended not to know the answers to any questions about the hotel and seemed to be seeking confrontation, strange because we were all smiles. The bathroom was filthy, worst we've ever seen, the corners were caked with what looks like years of dirt, and the poor choice of mirror frame which is full of architecture had groves full of nastiness. Should be your last choice of places to stay, it could be a lot nicer with minor improvements like competent housekeeping supervision and front end customer service training. We would not stay there again in its current condition.

I booked this room on line, needing to be close to UF. When I saw the look of it, I was ready to bolt. No lobby to speak of, looked very sad, but my room was clean, the air conditioning needed to be plugged in but did cool the room down and I was only staying one night, no breakfast, no coffee in the room, but they had cable and a hair blower

This is a former name brand hotel. Clean, efficient, resonanly priced, centrally located and deserving. I always avoid the interstate billboard motels. I do NOT support. Price Gouging. Support your mom n pop motels.

Stay here if you need to save money only and only for one night.

Great place to stay for a night. Perfect location. Met our needs, was clean and the owners are very nice.

The first room we had smelled like someone smoked 20 packs of cigarettes in the room right before we walked in and the tv did not work at all. The staff gave us another room. This room smelled a little bit better,but that was not hard to acheive. The tv remote did not work. The staff took care of this issue as well. Not a bad location if you want to be surrounded by coolege kids. Definitely NOT worth the money. Very disappointed.

West University Ave Gainesville FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Gainesville Lodge is a short stroll from Hippodrome State Theatre and Matheson Museum. This 38-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking.


Rooms

All 38 rooms feature phones and desks. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected.


Property features

Gainesville Lodge features free WiFi in public areas and a TV in a common area. Free parking is included with your stay. Friendly staff can provide front-desk service during limited hours, and also offer advice about sightseeing. This motel also has a vending machine.

Room options

Basic Room, 1 Bedroom, Accessible

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Double Beds

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Basic Room, 1 Bedroom, Accessible

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Gainesville Lodge

Everyone (8) Business (1) Couples (3) Family (1)
4
Partner Couples

Is the property dated? Sure. But what it lacks in amenities and updates, it certainly makes up for in location and service. Josie at the front desk was wonderful and helpful. She even offered to make us coffee when we left early in the morning from our stay. The room was clean and the location is perfect for walking to UF nearby restaurants. Will certainly stay here again on our next visit to Gainesville.

By , from Boynton Beach on Nov 12, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 12, 2019

THANK YOU ! PLEASE COME AGAIN !

4
Family Partner Couples

Within walking distance of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

By on Sep 30, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 1, 2019

Thank you for your rating and review! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the location and we hope you will stay with us again on your next visit. Thank you!

5
Everyone

Older but well clean and maintained. Great location.

By , from Florida on Sep 15, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 15, 2019

Hi Belinda, Thank you for your perfect rating and review! We are so pleased to hear your stay was enjoyable, we will be passing your comments to our staff. We look forward to your return on your next visit!

4
Partner Couples

It was an available room for a home football game. It is walkable (a little over a mile so it is a hike) to the stadium. If you want lots of amenities or a luxurious room, this isn’t the place for you. But if you want a clean no-frills room, they have good prices and are at a decent location.

By on Sep 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 9, 2019

Thank you for your rating and review. We are so pleased to hear your stay was enjoyable and we will be sharing your comments with our staff. We do hope you will stay with us again on your next visit. Thank you!

5
Everyone

Hotel served its purpose. I needed a place to stay that was within walking distance to bars/clubs. This is not a 5 star establishment, but the bed was comfortable, it was clean, and check in was fast and easy. No pests or bed bugs. Area was quiet at night and I felt safe walking around. I would stay here again.

By on Dec 28, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 28, 2018

Hi, Thank you for your perfect rating and review! We are so pleased to hear your stay was enjoyable, we will be passing your comments to our staff. We look forward to your return on your next visit!

4
Everyone

They actually did have wifi - the password changed every few days. The only breakfast at the time was coffee though.

By on Nov 15, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 17, 2018

Hi, Thank you for your rating and review. We are so pleased to hear your stay was enjoyable and we will be sharing your comments with our staff. We do hope you will stay with us again on your next visit. Thank you!

2
Everyone

The woman that checked us in was very weird and disagreeable, she pretended not to know the answers to any questions about the hotel and seemed to be seeking confrontation, strange because we were all smiles. The bathroom was filthy, worst we've ever seen, the corners were caked with what looks like years of dirt, and the poor choice of mirror frame which is full of architecture had groves full of nastiness. Should be your last choice of places to stay, it could be a lot nicer with minor improvements like competent housekeeping supervision and front end customer service training. We would not stay there again in its current condition.

By , from Florida on Nov 8, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 8, 2018

Hi Bretware, Thank you for your comments. We deeply apologize for any inconvenience you and your family experienced. Housekeeping and customer service are our top priorities and a situation like this is unacceptable. We will be taking your comments into consideration for improvements. Thank you.

3

not so bad....

Everyone

I booked this room on line, needing to be close to UF. When I saw the look of it, I was ready to bolt. No lobby to speak of, looked very sad, but my room was clean, the air conditioning needed to be plugged in but did cool the room down and I was only staying one night, no breakfast, no coffee in the room, but they had cable and a hair blower

By on Aug 20, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 21, 2018

Thank you for your comments. We do appreciate your honest feedback, and we use these types of comments to improve. We will be taking up this issue with our staff and will be making improvements. Thank you.

4

a realistic choice

Everyone

This is a former name brand hotel. Clean, efficient, resonanly priced, centrally located and deserving. I always avoid the interstate billboard motels. I do NOT support. Price Gouging. Support your mom n pop motels.

By on Oct 7, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 10, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. We are happy to hear that you appreciate our quaint motel. We hope that your stay was enjoyable and that you will come back and stay with us again on your next visit to the Gainesville area. Thank you!

2

you get what you pay for

Business

Stay here if you need to save money only and only for one night.

By , from new york on Apr 6, 2017

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