Sleep Inn & Suites University / Shands

4110 SW 40th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32608 United States (USA) near Exit 384 on I-75 (~0.2mi)
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2.5 Star Property
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Based on 615 guest reviews

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  • Has outdoor swimming pool
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Access to gym on-site
  • 74 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Check in: 11:00
  • Check out: 11:00am
  • Group friendly rating of 6.9/10

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Local Attractions

University of Florida Shands Hospital Veteran's Hospital

Verified Reviews of Sleep Inn & Suites University / Shands

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Check in staff friendly and helpful."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Fultondale was hit by tornado night before I arrived. Staff functioning well under unusual circumstances. Room could use a little updating, but it was clean and comfortable.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
31-Jan-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Jan 28 to Fri Jan 29 2021 at a $81.99 average nightly rate.
"Great Experience"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
5/5 Stars
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
07-Nov-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Nov 06 to Sat Nov 07 2020 at a $70.99 average nightly rate.
"This hotel needs an overhaul."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
Very disappointed Mattress was terrible, pillows old and stained. Housekeeping was minimal pulled up the bed sheets and that's it. Caulking in shower was stained, may have been mold. Overall appearance of room and hotel is tired and worn out. For $250 per night, I expected much, much better accommodations. We will not be returning.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
24-Apr-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Apr 19 to Mon Apr 22 2019 at a $203.33 average nightly rate.
"Cleaniness and comfort."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
My husband and I had stayed here in 2018 and were impressed with the friendly assistance of the front desk person as well as the cleanliness and comfort of our room, so that is why we chose Sleep Inn for this trip. The bed was very comfortable also.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
27-Mar-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Mar 25 to Wed Mar 27 2019 at a $92.24 average nightly rate.
"Not happy with night staff on the 1/20/19."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
(I could not get into my room on the night of 1/30/19 because there was no staff member at the front desk for close to two hours. I called and finally got someone who told me to just wait for someone was coming to activate my room so I could go in. My two little daughters had to sit at the reception for that time. I have called the manager(Bruce Cribbs 3523166311)twice and left a message with my number but never received a return call. I need a refund for the second night I spent in that hotel. Waiting for your response.Thanks.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
25-Feb-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Jan 19 to Sun Jan 20 2019 at a $89.99 average nightly rate.
4.5 out of 5. Based on 615 guest reviews

Property Description

The Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands hotel near Oaks Mall in Gainesville, FL will give you simply a stylish experience. This smoke-free hotel is near destinations like Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Stephen C. OConnel Center and City College-Gainesville. Our property offers a free courtesy shuttle from 8am-5pm daily. Shuttle runs up to 5 miles from hotel. Please call hotel for specific shuttle stops. Enjoy amenities like free breakfast, free WiFi, fitness center and outdoor pool. Guest rooms include a flat-screen TV, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and hair dryer. Also, earn rewards including free nights and gift cards with our Choice Privileges Rewards program.This hotel is 100-percent non-smoking and pet-free. A 200.00 USD cleaning fee will be incurred if you smoke or bring a pet in your room. All guarantee cards are pre-authorized 1-2 days prior to arrival for one night's room and tax.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 11:00
Check Out: 11:00am
Year of Last Renovation: 2008
Floors: 0
Rooms: 74
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 0
Handicap Rooms: 0
Suites: 0
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Meeting Rooms: 0 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 560 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 5 people
Policies / Expenses
6 pm day of arrival unless otherwise noted.
Nightly Parking: 0
Total Taxes: 11.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 6.25%
Occupancy Tax: 2.75%

Amenities / Features

  • Fitness and health center
  • Laundry facilities

Airport & Shuttle Information

Gainesville Regional Airport - 12 miles

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

About Sleep Inns

  • Morning Medley hot breakfast buffet serving waffles, eggs, bacon or sausage, etc. varies by location
  • Guest rooms with large work/desk areas, free local and long-distance calls within the U.S.
  • Large signature Sleep showers
  • Free high-speed internet access and newspaper
  • Swimming pool and/or fitness facility

The Sleep Inns highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Previously known as:
Sleep Inn Suites, Sleep Inn & Suites

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Sleep Inn & Suites University / Shands

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Sleep Inn & Suites University / Shands.

Feel free to use the Sleep Inn & Suites University / Shands 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
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow Square Table Layout
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention Booth Layout
Theater Layout
Reception Desk for Meeting
Registration Desk for Meeting
Breakfast Room 12 x 30 x 8 360--/----------14--/------16
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Breakfast Room

This room can accomodate a small meeting or conference. This is our breakfast area and would not be available until 10:30am each day.
Room Type:
Restaurant / Lounge
Total Size:
360 Sq. Mi
12 x 30 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
Natural Light?:
Built In Screens?
Built In Stage?
Built In A/V?
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • WIFI Internet
  • Air Conditioning
Photo of Breakfast Room
Meeting Room 10 x 20 x 8 200--/--------------/--215--
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Meeting Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
200 Sq. Mi
10 x 20 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Natural Light?:
Built In Screens?
Built In Stage?
Built In A/V?
Amenities Available

    FAQs about Sleep Inn & Suites University / Shands

    What time is check in?

    Check in time is 11:00 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 11:00am 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 Sleep Inn & Suites University / Shands have?

    There are 74 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

    Is there any meeting space at Sleep Inn & Suites University / Shands?

    Yes, they have 2 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

    Is there a gym at Sleep Inn & Suites University / Shands?

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

    Is there a pool at Sleep Inn & Suites University / Shands?

    Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property..


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