HOLIDAY INN GAINESVILLE UNIVERSITY CENTER

1250 West University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 United States (USA)
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3.0 Star Downtown Hotel in Alachua County
29.65187 -82.33842
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3.5/ 5

Based on 189 guest reviews

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  • Our hotel comes with an outdoor pool
  • Shuttle to airport available
  • Avg. Group Discount of 20.1%!
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • 167 rooms in hotel
  • Check-out time: 11:00pm
  • Has environment-friendly policy
  • Group booking rating of 10.0/10
  • 5 meeting rooms in hotel

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Local Attractions

University of Florida, Museum of Natural History, Hippodrome Theatre, Harn Museum, NHRA Speedway, and Jai Ali

Verified Reviews of Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Amazing Customer Service"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
From the moment we checked in until checking out, the staff ensured that we were taken care of. As a group of 40+ with 16 teenage girls for a tournament we are used to being treated like the pain we are. However the hotel staff embraced the team and the families and made us feel like we were coming home after a long day on the field. The pizza restaurant attached was accommodating and good, then with the multitude of other dining options within a short walk it is tough to not find a good meal. Rooms were quiet enough we could not hear any of the guests returning from the Gator's basketball game. All in all, a great experience.
(Group coordinator, booked 18 rooms), from US flag
08-Feb-2015 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Feb 06 to Sun Feb 08 2015 at a $99.00 group rate (35% discount).

Customer Reviews of Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

3.5 out of 5.Based on 189 guest reviews, Average

Property Description

No matter if you are in Gainesville for business or pleasure, you are "Home" each and every time you stay with us. We look forward to going the extra mile to insure you leave feeling like a "friend" during your stay with us.Our 6-story interior corridor hotel features 167 modern, comfortable guest rooms, rooftop swimming pool, Onsite restaurant and Lounge, Business & Fitness Center, Wireless Internet throughout, Shuttle service to select locations and an onsite Laundry facility. We are located adjacent to the University of Florida, at the corner of NW 13th St. and West University Avenue.

Green Sustainability

Yes- As a Florida Green Lodging Property, we want to ensure we are meeting our guests' expectations as an environmentally friendly hotel. We strive daily to make sure our property is upholding the standards required to have this designation. Thank you!

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:4:00pm
Check Out:11:00pm
Year of Last Renovation:2007
Floors:5
Rooms:167
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:167
Handicap Rooms:7
Suites:0
Room Windows:Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:5 View Spaces
Meeting Space:540 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 20 people
Dist. to Food/Bars:On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant:0.5 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym:1.0 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours:730am-2am
Pool Info:
Large spacious rooftop pool with plenty of deck space to relax.
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
6:00pm day of arrival - individual72 hours prior to day of arrival - groupSpecial Event Dates - 30 days prior to day of arrival - group & individual
Nightly Parking:0
Total Taxes:11.00%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Occupancy Tax: 5.00 Per Night
Country Tax: 6.00 Per Night
Food and Beverage Tax: 6.00%
Porterage Fee: 5.00 Per Item (round-trip)

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Car rental
  • Central location
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Office or business center
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Shows or evening entertainment
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free HBO
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Gainesville Airport - 7 miles

Local Shuttle Info: Free shuttle to and from Airport and Shands Hospital. Ohter runs are based on availability.

Airport Shuttle? Yes! There is an airport shuttle.

Breakfast Information

We currently offer a deluxe continental breakfast served daily in our lobby. We provide fresh fruit, assorted breakfast breakfast breads, hot breakfast sanwiches, assorted cereals, assorted yogurts, coffee, juice, milk, tea and water

About Holiday Inn

  • Full-service hotel offering three different experiences: Holiday Inn Express ideal for the business traveler, Holiday Inn Resorts for family fun and relaxation, and the Holiday Inn Club Vacations, suitable for family and friends with spacious accomodations
  • Offering comfort and family-oriented service, children stay anfd eat free at Holiday Inn properties
  • Free high-speed onternet access
  • Restaurants and bars on-site with good food and drinks for all ages
  • Indoor or Outdoor swimming pools based on location
  • Great exercise facilities
  • Based on select properties, Holiday Inn 's The Hub is the perfect entertainment spot and gaming area with a media lounge, fire pits, etc.

The Holiday Inn highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Previously known as:
Holiday Inn Universitiy Center, Holiday Inn University Center

Group and Meeting Promotions at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

Below are the "hot dates" for Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center. These are typically special promotions for groups and meetings during slower times of the year for the property.

May 03, 2015 - Aug 31, 2015
Special Summer Savings! Groups which book 10 or more rooms, can save at least 25% on rates! (Offer subject to availability).
Posted on 06-Jan-2015

Restrictions may apply and these offers may change at any time.

Hotel Rate Trends at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

Rate fluctuations of Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

The chart above shows averages of prices for both our group quotes and the best individual traveler rates our rate checker could find at the time the group bid was entered. The best group deal shown is 40.0% in May 2013 and the highest average individual rate is $459 in the month of November 2015. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center in a month when rates are lower.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center.

Feel free to use the Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Gainesville event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Chancellor's Boardroom30 x 18 x 754045/453122131513--/--6054--
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Chancellor's Boardroom

Limited equipment available.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
540 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
30 x 18 x 7 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
2
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
Half Day Rental:
$250.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$500.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$250.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$500.00 USD
Meeting Room rental is based upon straigt room rental. Groups may receive special pricing or waiver of room rental based upon Food and Beverage minimums or room night minimums.
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University Ballroom87 x 45 x 103915326/326228163941129424/20435392392
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University Ballroom

Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
3915 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
87 x 45 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
8
Columns:
3
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$1250.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$2000.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$1250.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$2000.00 USD
Meeting Room rental is based upon straigt room rental. Groups may receive special pricing or waiver of room rental based upon Food and Beverage minimums or room night minimums.
Orange & Blue Room
45 x 24 x 10108082/8258412428246/51109999
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Orange & Blue Room

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
1080 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
45 x 24 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
3
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$375.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$750.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$375.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$750.00 USD
Meeting Room rental is based upon straigt room rental. Groups may receive special pricing or waiver of room rental based upon Food and Beverage minimums or room night minimums.
Florida Room
45 x 36 x 101620135/135946739463910/8180162162
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Florida Room

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
1620 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
45 x 36 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
4
Columns:
2
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$375.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$750.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$375.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$750.00 USD
Meeting Room rental is based upon straigt room rental. Groups may receive special pricing or waiver of room rental based upon Food and Beverage minimums or room night minimums.
Gator Room
45 x 27 x 101215101/10171512935298/6135122122
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Gator Room

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
1215 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
45 x 27 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
3
Columns:
1
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$375.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$750.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$375.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$750.00 USD
Meeting Room rental is based upon straigt room rental. Groups may receive special pricing or waiver of room rental based upon Food and Beverage minimums or room night minimums.

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