HOLIDAY INN GAINESVILLE UNIVERSITY CENTER

1250 West University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-881-1523
3.0 Star Downtown Hotel in Alachua County
29.65187-82.33842
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4.0/5

Based on 445 guest reviews

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  • We have an outdoor pool
  • Shuttle from airport available
  • The Avg. Group Discount is 15.8%!
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Hotel has 167 rooms
  • Check out time: 11:00pm
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 10.0/10
  • Hotel has 5 meeting rooms

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Local Attractions

Gainesville Reg. Airport- 5 miles University of Florida- .1 mile Ben-Hill Griffith Stadium- .4 mile O'Connell Center- .5 mil Shands Hospital- .5 mile Historic Downtown Gainesville- 1 mile Museum of Natural History- 1 mile Hippodrome Theatre- 1 mile Harn Museum- 2 miles NHRA Speedway- 8 miles

Verified Reviews of Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Great Experience!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
The staff was friendly and easy to work with from beginning to end. We will definitely stay here on our next visit to Gainesville.
(Group coordinator, booked 10 rooms), from US flag
22-Jan-2018 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jan 19 to Sun Jan 21 2018 at a $145.00 group rate.
Response from Management on 23-Jan-2018:
Hi Jessica! Thank you so much for the wonderful and kind words. We were very thrilled that you and your class had a great time during your stay with us! We definitely look forward to your return.

Customer Reviews of Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

4.0 out of 5. Based on 446 guest reviews, Very Good

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 "family" during your stay with us. Our Holiday Inn is located across the street from the University of Florida, at the corner of NW 13th St. and West University Avenue. Our 6-story interior corridor hotel features 167 modern, comfortable guest rooms equipped with refrigerators and microwaves, THE ONLY rooftop swimming pool in Gainesville, Piesanos Pints & Pies Family Restaurant, Breakfast Café featuring Cooked to order breakfast, Business & Fitness Center, FREE Wireless Internet throughout entire hotel, Airport and Local Shuttle offered to guests, and an onsite Laundry facility.

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: 3:00pm
Check Out: 11:00pm
Year of Last Renovation: 2017
Floors: 6
Rooms: 167
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 167
Handicap Rooms: 8
Suites: 0
Room Windows: Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 5 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 11307 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 300 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 1.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 1.0 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours: 11AM-12AM
FEMA Approved: Yes
Pool Info:
Gainesville's Only Unique Rooftop Pool and spacious deck with plenty of room to relax.
Ownership: HI Development Inc.
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
24 hours prior to day of arrival - individual 72 hours prior to day of arrival - group individuals Special Event Dates - 30 days prior to day of arrival - group & individual
Nightly Parking: 0
Typical Group Deposit: $500
Total Taxes: 11.50%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Occupancy Tax: 5.00 Per Night
Country Tax: 6.50 Per Night
Food and Beverage Tax: 6.50%
Porterage Fee: 5.00 Per Person (round-trip)
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day (Complimentary)
Rooms Wired Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day (Complimentary)
Meeting Wired Internet Fee: 75.00 Per Day
Meeting Power Surcharge Fee: 25.00 Per Day
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 21.00%
Audio Visual Service Charge: 10.00%
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost: 10.95 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost: 10.95 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost: 13.95 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost: 17.50 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost: 19.99 Per Person
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost: 15.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost: 18.95 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost: 23.95 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 7.95 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost: 9.95 Per Person
Banquet Gallon of Coffee: 25.00 Per Item
Banquet Soda: 2.50 Per Item
Banquet Bottled Water: 2.50 Per Item

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

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

Airport & Shuttle Information

As the closest hotel to the Gainesville Regional Airport, located just 5 miles from the airport. The Gainesville Regional Airport offers service from American and Delta airlines

Local Shuttle Info: Free shuttle to and from Gainesville Airport, University of Florida and Shands Hospital. Other locations are based on availability.

Airport Shuttle? Yes! There is an airport shuttle.

Breakfast Information

Visit our new Breakfast Cafe, Bistro 45, featuring Cook to Order Breakfast

Parking Info

Free Parking

Internet / WiFI

Wi-Fi is complimentary to guests. Access is availble to all general areas of the hotel including; Sleeping Room, Hallways, Lobby, and Meeting Space.

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 accommodations
  • Offering comfort and family-oriented service, children stay and eat free at Holiday Inn properties
  • Free high-speed internet 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

Seasonality and Projections at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

Rate fluctuations of Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

The chart above shows fluctuations of prices for both group/meeting prices and the best individual traveler prices our rate checker could find at the time the group offer was submitted. The most competitive group discount displayed is 48.1% in the month of April 2017 and the highest average individual rate is $499 in the month of October 2016. 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 Boardroom 20 x 15 x 10 300 --/-- -- -- -- -- 12 --/-- -- -- --
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Chancellor's Boardroom

Limited equipment available.
Room Type:
Boardroom
Total Size:
300 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
20 x 15 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?
Yes
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 straight room rental. Groups may receive special pricing or waiver of room rental based upon Food and Beverage minimums or room night minimums.
University Ballroom 87 x 48 x 10 4176 300/300 200 150 85 100 85 30/25 300 300 300
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University Ballroom

Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
4176 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
87 x 48 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
10
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
  • 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 straight 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 10 1080 82/82 58 41 24 28 24 6/5 110 99 99
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Orange & Blue Room

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
1080 Sq. Mi
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 straight 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 10 1620 135/135 94 67 39 46 39 10/8 180 162 162
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Florida Room

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
1620 Sq. Mi
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 straight 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 10 1215 101/101 71 51 29 35 29 8/6 135 122 122
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Gator Room

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
1215 Sq. Mi
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 straight room rental. Groups may receive special pricing or waiver of room rental based upon Food and Beverage minimums or room night minimums.
Champions Room 45 x 27 x 10 1215 --/-- -- 45 25 25 25 --/-- 100 60 --
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Champions Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1215 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
45 x 27 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
    Presidents Room 48 x 30 x 10 1440 --/-- -- 50 25 28 35 --/-- 100 80 --
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    Presidents Room

    Room Type:
    General Meeting Room
    Total Size:
    1440 Sq. Mi
    Dimensions:
    48 x 30 x 10 Ft.
    Floor Level:
    Natural Light?:
    No
    Obstructions?
    No
    Built In Screens?
    No
    Built In Stage?
    No
    Built In A/V?
    No
    Amenities Available
      The University Ballroom 48 x 87 x 9 4176 --/-- -- 160 100 115 100 --/-- 325 250 --
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      The University Ballroom

      Room Type:
      General Meeting Room
      Total Size:
      4176 Sq. Mi
      Dimensions:
      48 x 87 x 9 Ft.
      Floor Level:
      Natural Light?:
      No
      Obstructions?
      No
      Built In Screens?
      No
      Built In Stage?
      No
      Built In A/V?
      No
      Amenities Available

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