Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

1250 West University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
3 Star Downtown Hotel in Alachua County
29.652657-82.3385969
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Very Good
4.0/5

Based on 480 guest reviews

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  • We have an outdoor pool
  • Shuttle from airport available
  • The Avg. Group Discount is 25.3%!
  • 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 8 meeting rooms

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Local Attractions

Gainesville Reg. Airport- 5 milesUniversity of Florida- .1 mileBen-Hill Griffith Stadium- 0.6 mile O'Connell Center- 0.7 milShands Hospital- 0.75 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:
"Nice hotel and a nice stay."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
This is a good place and a nice stay.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
08-Jun-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri May 24 to Sat May 25 2019 at a $78.65 average nightly rate.
"Great for Groups."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
This facility bends over backward to accommodate groups,..especially HS groups. They set up a special breakfast,..made sure rooms were blocked and that we were in the same floor hallway.
(Group coordinator, booked 14 rooms), from US flag
14-Jan-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Jan 09 to Thu Jan 10 2019 at a $139.00 group rate (8% discount).
Response from Management on 17-Jan-2019:
Dear Mr. Brown, Thank you so much for your kind and wonderful sentiments. Our team enjoys taking care of our guests and it is a pleasure hosting you and your students. We look forward to earning the chance to have you stay with us when you return to Gainesville. Again, thank you so much!
"Convenient, Livable"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
This Holiday Inn has large rooms, small bathrooms(with a charming message about that on the back of the door!), awesome new beds(just soft enough for comfort and firm enough for good sleep, friendly staff, smiling housekeeping crew and adequate parking. A breakfast restaurant in house and a pizzaria next door, mcDonalds down the street and across from the Uiversity of Florida! Who could ask for more?.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
30-Dec-2018 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Dec 28 to Sun Dec 30 2018 at a $81.85 average nightly rate.
Response from Management on 17-Jan-2019:
Dear Clifford, Thank you so very much for your review and comments! We are very delighted that you had an enjoyable stay! We are continuing to make improvements for future enjoyment by our guests and we are scheduled to have a renovation some time this coming year. We hope that when your travels bring you back to Gainesville, we may earn the privilege of hosting you! Again, thank you so much!

Customer Reviews of Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

4.0 out of 5. Based on 480 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

Whole New Year, A Whole New Us!! Come and visit our newly renovated Holiday Inn Gainesville- University Center for 2020! No matter if you are in Gainesville for business or pleasure, you are at your "Home Away From 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 Gainesville- University Center 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, Keurig Coffee Makers and complimentary hi-speed wireless internet! We also offer a wonderful and unique rooftop swimming pool, an onsite popular local restaurant Piesanos Pints & Pies Family Restaurant, our Bistro 45 breakfast café featuring Cooked to order breakfast, Business & Fitness Center, FREE Wireless Internet throughout entire hotel, Airport and Local Shuttle offered to guests, and our onsite and our conference center, which offers over 4,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.We are also withing walking distance (less than 2 blocks) to many other popular restaurants and shops. Plus we are the closest hotel to the Gainesville Regional Airport and offer complimentary airport shuttle service daily. We invite to come and experience our newly renovated Holiday Inn Gainesville- University Center for 2020- A Whole New Year and A Whole New Us!

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: 2019
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: 8 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:
Experience Our Unique Rooftop Pool and spacious deck with plenty of room to relax, at the Holiday Inn Gainesville- University Center. Open daily from 8am to Dusk.
Ownership: HI Development Inc.
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
24 hours prior to day of arrival - individual72 hours prior to day of arrival - group individualsSpecial Event Dates - 30 days prior to day of arrival - group & individual
Nightly Parking: 0
Typical Group Deposit: $500
Total Taxes: 12.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Occupancy Tax: 5.00 Per Night
Country Tax: 7.00 Per Night
Food and Beverage Tax: 7.00%
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: 50.00 Per Day
Meeting Power Surcharge Fee: 25.00 Per Day
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 21.00%
Audio Visual Service Charge: 21.00%
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: 15.95 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: 22.99 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 7.95 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost: 9.95 Per Person
Banquet Gallon of Coffee: 15.00 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

The Holiday Inn Gainesville- University Center is 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. The Holiday Inn Gainesville- University Center also offers a complimentary airport shuttle, which picks up and drops off, for all our guests

Local Shuttle Info: The Holiday Inn Gainesville- University Center offers a free shuttle to and from Gainesville Regional Airport, University of Florida and Shands Hospital. Other locations are based on availability.

Breakfast Information

Visit our new Breakfast Cafe, Bistro 45, featuring fresh, hot Cooked to Order Breakfast, at the Holiday Inn Gainesville- University Center. Our Bistro 45 Breakfast Cafe is open daily Monday thru Friday 6 am - 10 am and Saturday and Sunday 7 am - 11 am. Experience favorite classics like cooked to order omelettes, delicious pancakes and our popular breakfast wraps. Children staying with their parents, who are 12 and under, eat free in our Bistro 45

Parking Info

Free Parking is available to all our registered guests at the Holiday Inn Gainesville- University Center

Internet / WiFI

At the Holiday Inn Gainesville- University Center, Wi-Fi is complimentary to all registered guests. Access is available 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 48.2% in the month of September 2020 and the highest average individual rate is $321 in the month of October 2020. 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.

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
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 4176200/240200150851008530/25300300300
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University Ballroom

At the Holiday Inn Gainesville- University Center, our 4,176 square feet of flexible space offers groups the option to hold meeting, banquets and receptions. Our space divides into 3 separate rooms that allow for guests to make their space more personable for their event. Our President's Room is 1440 square feet. Our Florida Room is 1536 square feet and our Champions Room is 1200 square feet. Each room is equipped with complimentary hi-speed wireless internet, plus each room has an 85" in large Smart TV that allows for an easy plug-n-play option for presentations from your laptop, with an HDMI cord or it can also been connected wirelessly. We also have multiple power connections for your group
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
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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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
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
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
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--/----45252525--/--10060--
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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
    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.
    Presidents Room 48 x 30 x 10 1440--/----50252835--/--10080--
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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
      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.
      The University Ballroom 48 x 87 x 9 4176--/----160100115100--/--325250--
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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
        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.

        FAQs about Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center

        What time is check in?

        Check in time is 3:00pm based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

        What time is check out?

        Check out time is 11:00pm based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

        How many rooms does Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center have?

        There are 167 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

        Is there any meeting space at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center?

        Yes, they have 8 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

        What kind of breakfast is at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center?

        Visit our new Breakfast Cafe, Bistro 45, featuring fresh, hot Cooked to Order Breakfast, at the Holiday Inn Gainesville- University Center. Our Bistro 45 Breakfast Cafe is open daily Monday thru Friday 6 am - 10 am and Saturday and Sunday 7 am - 11 am. Experience favorite classics like cooked to order omelettes, delicious pancakes and our popular breakfast wraps. Children staying with their parents, who are 12 and under, eat free in our Bistro 45

        What parking is available at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center?

        Free Parking is available to all our registered guests at the Holiday Inn Gainesville- University Center Not enough parking facilities, according to 82%.

        How much does internet cost?

        At the Holiday Inn Gainesville- University Center, Wi-Fi is complimentary to all registered guests. Access is available to all general areas of the hotel including; Sleeping Room, Hallways, Lobby, and Meeting Space.

        Is there a gym at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center?

        Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

        Is there shuttle service?

        Yes. The Holiday Inn Gainesville- University Center is 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. The Holiday Inn Gainesville- University Center also offers a complimentary airport shuttle, which picks up and drops off, for all our guests Good shuttle service. Shuttle service was great. Most guests were happy with the shuttle service.

        Is there a pool at Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center?

        Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. Experience Our Unique Rooftop Pool and spacious deck with plenty of room to relax, at the Holiday Inn Gainesville- University Center. Open daily from 8am to Dusk..

        Testimonials:

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        "This service was great and I have narrowed down the choices to two. I did not know this site existed and just stumbled upon it on Google. I will definitely use it in the future." A.W. - Tampa, FL

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