HOLIDAY INN GAINESVILLE UNIVERSITY CENTER

1250 West University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-230-4134
3.0 Star Downtown Hotel in Alachua County
29.65187-82.33842
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3.5/ 5

Based on 270 guest reviews

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  • We have an outdoor pool
  • Shuttle from airport available
  • The Avg. Group Discount is 22.1%!
  • 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 milesUniversity of Florida- .1 mileBen-Hill Griffith Stadium- .4 mile O'Connell Center- .5 milShands Hospital- .5 mileHistoric Downtown Gainesville- 1 mile Museum of Natural History- 1 mileHippodrome Theatre- 1 mile Harn Museum- 2 milesNHRA Speedway- 8 miles

Verified Reviews of Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Although the Property Itself Is Outdated the Staff Is OUTSTANDING"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
This hotel was in a convenient area and easy to get to. The property itself is a little outdated, but the service was exceptional. We were there for two nights, had a business meeting during the day on Friday and a dinner meeting Friday evening for 60 guests. The banquet staff was on top of everything making sure other parties were not heard in our room was a big plus, since our event was a dinner with a couple of speakers. The food was also very good. Special thanks to the sales manager, Tony Saccaro and our sales coordinator, Steven Novalk. As an event coordinator, I appreciate the attention to detail from the staff. I don't give praise easily but for this group I have to say Great job!
(Group coordinator, booked 12 rooms), from US flag
26-Jan-2016 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Jan 21 to Sat Jan 23 2016 at a $109.00 group rate.
"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).
Response from Management on 29-Jul-2015:
Thank you so much for the wonderful sentiments! Our staff really enjoyed taking care of and hosting you!! We sincerely hope when you are back this way, we have the privilege of hosting you once again!

Customer Reviews of Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

3.5 out of 5. Based on 267 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 "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, Full Hot Breakfast Buffet, 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:2015
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: sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 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
Pool Info:
Large spacious rooftop pool with plenty of deck space to relax.
Ownership:HI Development Inc.
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
Typical Group Deposit:25%
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 Person (round-trip)
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Rooms Wired Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Wired Internet Fee:150.00 Per Day
Meeting Power Surcharge Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Food and Beverage Service Charge:21.00%
Audio Visual Service Charge:10.00%
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost:13.95 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost:18.95 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost:18.95 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost:19.99 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost:19.99 Per Person
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost:15.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost:21.95 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost:21.95 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 7.95 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost: 9.95 Per Person
Banquet Gallon of Coffee:35.00 Per Person
Banquet Soda: 2.50 Per Person
Banquet Bottled Water: 2.50 Per Person

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
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • 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 - Free HBO
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Gainesville Airport - 5 miles

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

We currently offer a full hot breakfast buffet served daily in our lobby for $10.95. We provide assorted breakfast breakfast breads, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage and Bacon, Breakfast Potatoes, 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 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 47.1% in the month of October 2014 and the highest average individual rate is $399 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 30 x 18 x 7 54045/453122131513--/--6054--
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Chancellor's Boardroom

Limited equipment available.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
540 Sq. Mi
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 straight 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 Ballroom 87 x 45 x 10 3915326/326228163941129424/20435392392
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University Ballroom

Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
3915 Sq. Mi
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 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 108082/8258412428246/51109999
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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 1620135/135946739463910/8180162162
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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 1215101/10171512935298/6135122122
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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.

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