RED ROOF INN GAINESVILLE

3500 SW 42nd St., Gainesville, FL 32608 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-230-4134
2.0 Star Highway Hotel in Alachua County
29.62126-82.38678
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Very Good
4.5/ 5

Based on 419 guest reviews

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  • We have an outdoor pool ready for use
  • Avg. Group Discount of 18.1%!
  • 129 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Hotel has 4 floors
  • Hotel has 4 suites
  • Check out: 11am
  • Group score of 10.0/10

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Check Rates Red Hot Deal Tier 1 Suite 2 Rooms 2 Full Beds with Free WiFi Sofa Bed Flat Screen TV
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Local Attractions

Local Business & Attractions University of Florida 3.40 miles VA Medical Center - Gainesville 3.10 miles Shands Hospital 0.20 miles Santa Fe Teaching Zoo 5.70 miles Diamond Sports Park 7.80 miles Santa Fe Community College 6.10 miles Kanapaha Botanical Gardens 1.80 miles Center for Performing Arts 1.90 miles Gainesville Raceway 14.30 miles Alachua County Fairgrounds 8.50 miles Florida Museum of Natural History 1.90 miles Ben Hill Griffin Stadium 3.50 miles

Verified Reviews of Red Roof Inn Gainesville

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Very pleasant stay."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Staff was super friendly and helpful and the rooms clean and comfortable. Highly recommended.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
03-Jul-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jun 27 to Mon Jun 30 2014 at a $79.99 average nightly rate.

Summary of Verified Reviews

Summary of 1,031 verified reviews

83
Very Good

Very good budget hotel. Close to restaurants, bars and shopping areas. Modern rooms and facilities with welcoming service. Popular among business travelers.

“Great facility for the price” “Close to shops and restaurants”

Great Overall Ranking Top 19% in city
Excellent Budget Hotel Top 1% in city
Excellent City Hotel Top 4% in city
Best Restaurants & Bars In City
Best Vibe In City

Good to know

  • Good restaurants & bars in the area

    “Starbucks just down the street” “Very close to shopping and restaurants”

  • Great shopping

    “Near all the restaurants and supermarkets” “Very close to shopping and restaurants”

  • Friendly service

    “Front desk was very personable and professional” “Staff were friendly and welcoming”

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Clean environment” “Clean facility”

Review highlights

Location

99/100
209 reviews

Great location. Great sightseeing, restaurants and shopping nearby. Excellent parking and car access.

“Location was excellent” “Location at a great price” “Very close to shopping and restaurants”

Service

93/100
338 reviews

Professional, friendly service, good reception, and decent housekeeping.

“Check in was effortless” “Staff was excellent” “Front desk was very personable and professional”

Vibe

87/100
85 reviews

Awesome vibe. Modern Hotel. Friendly atmosphere. Stylish Hotel. Unpleasant entrance area. Fine for a budget trip. Good choice for a city trip.

“Very well appointed and up to date decor” “My stay was comfortable and enjoyable” “Friendly atmosphere”

Cleanliness

85/100
272 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms and pool area, mostly clean bathrooms.

“Bed sheet which was immediately cleaned” “Toilet cleaned” “Clean environment”

Pool

80/100
20 reviews

Clean pool area.

“Poll was very well” “Well kept and inviting pool” “Pool area clean”

Room

67/100
438 reviews

Modestly maintained rooms. New, clean, spacious rooms with great TV's. Bathrooms are unpleasant, but okay size and clean enough. Kitchenette, minibar, A/C and furniture not great quality.

“AC was very quiet” “Bed sheet which was immediately cleaned” “No carpet in the room”

WiFi

59/100
40 reviews

WiFi is good value.

“Free hotel wifi” “Free internet” “Internet was not working”

Breakfast

18/100
82 reviews

Overpriced, subpar breakfast.

“No cont breakfast” “No complimentary breakfast” “Doesn't have a continental breakfast”

Ranked top 22% by families, with a score of 82

Good to know

  • Good accessibility by car

    “Convenient to a major highway” “Convenient to the highway”

  • Bad furniture

    “No rug” “No carpets in the room”

  • Modern Hotel

    “New apt or condo” “Furnishings new”

  • Professional service

    “Front desk was very personable and professional” “Staff was very professional and friendly”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
28 reviews

Great location with good access by car. Good restaurants & bars in the area.

“Location was excellent” “Location at a great price” “Very close to shopping and restaurants”

Service

92/100
49 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

“Check in was effortless” “Staff was excellent” “Front desk was very personable and professional”

Cleanliness

88/100
40 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

“Bed sheet which was immediately cleaned” “Toilet cleaned” “Clean environment”

Vibe

88/100
10 reviews

Awesome vibe. Modern Hotel.

“Very well appointed and up to date decor” “My stay was comfortable and enjoyable” “Friendly atmosphere”

Room

64/100
71 reviews

Rooms are standard overall, but clean and large with OK beds. Unpleasant furniture and bathrooms.

“AC was very quiet” “Bed sheet which was immediately cleaned” “Air conditioner worked great”

WiFi

54/100
5 reviews

Regular internet service.

“Free internet” “Great wireless internet in the room” “Free wifi”

Bar

43/100
9 reviews

Bar is not good.

“No juice” “No coffee” “No hot chocolate”

Breakfast

20/100
22 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“No cont breakfast” “No complimentary breakfast” “Doesn't have a continental breakfast”

Ranked top 11% by business travelers, with a score of 79

Good to know

  • Good restaurants & bars in the area

    “Starbucks just down the street” “Very close to shopping and restaurants”

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Clean environment” “Clean facility”

  • Awesome vibe

    “Very well appointed and up to date decor” “My stay was comfortable and enjoyable”

  • Professional service

    “Front desk was very personable and professional” “Staff was very professional and friendly”

Review highlights

Location

99/100
16 reviews

Great location. Shopping, restaurants and bars in the area are great.

“Location was excellent” “Location at a great price” “Very close to shopping and restaurants”

Service

92/100
32 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

“Check in was effortless” “Staff was excellent” “Front desk was very personable and professional”

Cleanliness

87/100
32 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

“Bed sheet which was immediately cleaned” “Toilet cleaned” “Clean environment”

Vibe

87/100
10 reviews

Awesome vibe.

“Very well appointed and up to date decor” “My stay was comfortable and enjoyable” “Friendly atmosphere”

Value

78/100
27 reviews

Best value for money.

“Great facility for the price” “Exceptional value” “Location at a great price”

Room

71/100
46 reviews

Clean rooms. Bathrooms are not great.

“AC was very quiet” “Bed sheet which was immediately cleaned” “Air conditioner worked great”

Amenities

67/100
12 reviews

Average hotel building.

“Delighted with the Red Roof” “Very well appointed and up to date decor” “Quiet surroundings”

WiFi

61/100
10 reviews

Regular internet service.

“Free hotel wifi” “Free internet” “Good WIFI”

Bar

47/100
9 reviews

Bar is not good.

“No juice” “No coffee” “No hot chocolate”

Breakfast

19/100
7 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“No cont breakfast” “No complimentary breakfast” “Doesn't have a continental breakfast”

Ranked top 6% by couples, with a score of 82

Good to know

  • Spacious rooms

    “Roomy closets” “Separate sink area”

  • Awesome vibe

    “Very well appointed and up to date decor” “My stay was comfortable and enjoyable”

  • Bad breakfast

    “No cont breakfast” “No complimentary breakfast”

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Clean environment” “Clean facility”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
14 reviews

Great location.

“Location was excellent” “Location at a great price” “Very close to shopping and restaurants”

Service

91/100
31 reviews

Friendly service and great reception.

“Check in was effortless” “Staff was excellent” “Front desk was very personable and professional”

Vibe

88/100
8 reviews

Awesome vibe.

“Very well appointed and up to date decor” “My stay was comfortable and enjoyable” “Friendly atmosphere”

Cleanliness

87/100
19 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

“Bed sheet which was immediately cleaned” “Toilet cleaned” “Clean environment”

Amenities

69/100
8 reviews

Average hotel building.

“Delighted with the Red Roof” “Very well appointed and up to date decor” “Quiet surroundings”

Room

62/100
38 reviews

Rooms are standard overall, but clean and large with OK beds.

“AC was very quiet” “Bed sheet which was immediately cleaned” “No carpets in the room”

Comfort

62/100
17 reviews

Reasonably comfortable rooms with a tolerable noise level and standard beds. Spacious rooms.

“Gorgeous bedding” “AC was very quiet” “Bed sheet which was immediately cleaned”

WiFi

55/100
6 reviews

Regular internet service.

“Free hotel wifi” “Free internet” “Strong Wi-Fi”

Breakfast

15/100
7 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“No cont breakfast” “No complimentary breakfast” “Doesn't have a continental breakfast”

Ranked top 1% by solo travelers, with a score of 84

Good to know

  • Fantastic service

    “Check in was effortless” “Staff was excellent”

  • Friendly service

    “Front desk was very personable and professional” “Staff were friendly and welcoming”

  • Great location

    “Location was excellent” “Location at a great price”

  • Clean rooms

    “Bed sheet which was immediately cleaned” “Toilet cleaned”

Review highlights

Location

99/100
6 reviews

Great location.

“Location was excellent” “Location at a great price” “Very close to shopping and restaurants”

Service

91/100
14 reviews

Friendly service.

“Check in was effortless” “Staff was excellent” “Front desk was very personable and professional”

Cleanliness

87/100
6 reviews

Clean rooms.

“Bed sheet which was immediately cleaned” “Toilet cleaned” “Clean environment”

Value

70/100
8 reviews

Best value for money.

“Great facility for the price” “Exceptional value” “Location at a great price”

Room

62/100
15 reviews

Clean, reasonable rooms.

“AC was very quiet” “Bed sheet which was immediately cleaned” “Air conditioner worked great”

Good to know

  • Good restaurants & bars in the area

    “Starbucks just down the street” “Very close to shopping and restaurants”

  • Great shopping

    “Near all the restaurants and supermarkets” “Very close to shopping and restaurants”

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Clean environment” “Clean facility”

  • Friendly service

    “Front desk was very personable and professional” “Staff were friendly and welcoming”

Review highlights

Location

99/100
203 reviews

Great location. Great sightseeing, restaurants and shopping nearby. Excellent parking and car access.

“Location was excellent” “Location at a great price” “Very close to shopping and restaurants”

Service

93/100
331 reviews

Professional, friendly service, good reception, and decent housekeeping.

“Check in was effortless” “Staff was excellent” “Front desk was very personable and professional”

Vibe

87/100
83 reviews

Awesome vibe. Modern Hotel. Friendly atmosphere. Stylish Hotel. Unpleasant entrance area.

“Very well appointed and up to date decor” “My stay was comfortable and enjoyable” “Friendly atmosphere”

Cleanliness

84/100
267 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Rooms are clean, but bathrooms are only so-so.

“Bed sheet which was immediately cleaned” “Toilet cleaned” “Clean environment”

Pool

79/100
19 reviews

Great pool.

“Poll was very well” “Well kept and inviting pool” “Pool area clean”

Room

68/100
428 reviews

Modestly maintained rooms. New, clean, spacious rooms with great TV's. Bathrooms are unpleasant, but okay size and clean enough. Kitchenette, minibar, A/C and furniture not great quality.

“AC was very quiet” “Bed sheet which was immediately cleaned” “Air conditioner worked great”

WiFi

63/100
39 reviews

WiFi is good value.

“Free internet” “Strong Wi-Fi” “Free wifi”

Bar

50/100
42 reviews

Pretty standard, but affordable bar.

“Free bottles of water” “No juice” “No hot chocolate”

Breakfast

19/100
80 reviews

Overpriced, subpar breakfast.

“No cont breakfast” “No complimentary breakfast” “Doesn't have a continental breakfast”

Ranked top 18% by families, with a score of 81

Good to know

  • Bad furniture

    “No rug” “No carpets in the room”

  • Modern Hotel

    “New apt or condo” “Furnishings new”

  • Professional service

    “Front desk was very personable and professional” “Staff was very professional and friendly”

  • Bad breakfast

    “No cont breakfast” “No complimentary breakfast”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
26 reviews

Great location, near nice bars and restaurants.

“Location was excellent” “Location at a great price” “Very close to shopping and restaurants”

Service

93/100
47 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

“Check in was effortless” “Staff was excellent” “Front desk was very personable and professional”

Vibe

88/100
9 reviews

Awesome vibe. Modern Hotel.

“Very well appointed and up to date decor” “My stay was comfortable and enjoyable” “Friendly atmosphere”

Cleanliness

87/100
38 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

“Bed sheet which was immediately cleaned” “Toilet cleaned” “Clean environment”

Room

68/100
66 reviews

Rooms are standard overall, but clean and large with OK beds. Unpleasant furniture and bathrooms.

“AC was very quiet” “Bed sheet which was immediately cleaned” “Air conditioner worked great”

WiFi

54/100
5 reviews

Regular internet service.

“Free internet” “Poor wifi” “Free wifi”

Bar

43/100
9 reviews

Bar is not good.

“No juice” “No coffee” “No hot chocolate”

Breakfast

20/100
21 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“No cont breakfast” “No complimentary breakfast” “Doesn't have a continental breakfast”

Ranked top 1% by business travelers, with a score of 80

Good to know

  • Good restaurants & bars in the area

    “Starbucks just down the street” “Very close to shopping and restaurants”

  • Awesome vibe

    “Very well appointed and up to date decor” “My stay was comfortable and enjoyable”

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Clean environment” “Clean facility”

  • Great reception

    “Fast check-in” “Polite front desk”

Review highlights

Location

99/100
16 reviews

Great location. Shopping, restaurants and bars in the area are great.

“Location was excellent” “Location at a great price” “Very close to shopping and restaurants”

Service

92/100
32 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

“Check in was effortless” “Staff was excellent” “Front desk was very personable and professional”

Cleanliness

87/100
32 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

“Bed sheet which was immediately cleaned” “Toilet cleaned” “Clean environment”

Vibe

87/100
10 reviews

Awesome vibe.

“Very well appointed and up to date decor” “My stay was comfortable and enjoyable” “Friendly atmosphere”

Value

78/100
27 reviews

Best value for money.

“Great facility for the price” “Exceptional value” “Location at a great price”

Room

71/100
46 reviews

Clean rooms. Bathrooms are not great.

“AC was very quiet” “Bed sheet which was immediately cleaned” “Air conditioner worked great”

Amenities

67/100
12 reviews

Average hotel building.

“Delighted with the Red Roof” “Very well appointed and up to date decor” “Quiet surroundings”

WiFi

61/100
10 reviews

Regular internet service.

“Free hotel wifi” “Free internet” “Great wireless internet in the room”

Bar

49/100
9 reviews

Bar is not good.

“No juice” “No coffee” “No hot chocolate”

Breakfast

19/100
7 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“No cont breakfast” “No complimentary breakfast” “Doesn't have a continental breakfast”

Ranked top 7% by couples, with a score of 82

Good to know

  • Spacious rooms

    “Roomy closets” “Separate sink area”

  • Awesome vibe

    “Very well appointed and up to date decor” “My stay was comfortable and enjoyable”

  • Bad breakfast

    “No cont breakfast” “No complimentary breakfast”

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Clean environment” “Clean facility”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
13 reviews

Great location.

“Location was excellent” “Location at a great price” “Very close to shopping and restaurants”

Service

91/100
31 reviews

Friendly service and great reception.

“Check in was effortless” “Staff was excellent” “Front desk was very personable and professional”

Vibe

88/100
8 reviews

Awesome vibe.

“Very well appointed and up to date decor” “My stay was comfortable and enjoyable” “Friendly atmosphere”

Cleanliness

87/100
18 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

“Bed sheet which was immediately cleaned” “Toilet cleaned” “Clean environment”

Amenities

69/100
8 reviews

Average hotel building.

“Delighted with the Red Roof” “Very well appointed and up to date decor” “Quiet surroundings”

Room

62/100
37 reviews

Rooms are standard overall, but clean and large with OK beds.

“AC was very quiet” “Bed sheet which was immediately cleaned” “A/C worked great”

Comfort

62/100
17 reviews

Reasonably comfortable rooms with a tolerable noise level and standard beds. Spacious rooms.

“AC was very quiet” “Bed sheet which was immediately cleaned” “Quiet surroundings”

WiFi

55/100
6 reviews

Regular internet service.

“Free internet” “Internet was not working” “Free wifi”

Breakfast

15/100
7 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“No cont breakfast” “No complimentary breakfast” “Doesn't have a continental breakfast”

Ranked top 6% by solo travelers, with a score of 83

Good to know

  • Fantastic service

    “Check in was effortless” “Staff was excellent”

  • Friendly service

    “Front desk was very personable and professional” “Staff were friendly and welcoming”

  • Great location

    “Location was excellent” “Location at a great price”

  • Clean rooms

    “Bed sheet which was immediately cleaned” “Toilet cleaned”

Review highlights

Location

99/100
5 reviews

Great location.

“Location was excellent” “Location at a great price” “Very close to shopping and restaurants”

Service

90/100
13 reviews

Friendly service.

“Check in was effortless” “Staff was excellent” “Front desk was very personable and professional”

Cleanliness

87/100
6 reviews

Clean rooms.

“Bed sheet which was immediately cleaned” “Toilet cleaned” “Clean environment”

Value

70/100
8 reviews

Best value for money.

“Great facility for the price” “Exceptional value” “Location at a great price”

Room

63/100
13 reviews

Clean, reasonable rooms.

“AC was very quiet” “Bed sheet which was immediately cleaned” “Air conditioner worked great”

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Customer Reviews of Red Roof Inn Gainesville

4.5 out of 5. Based on 419 guest reviews , Very Good

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 1pm
Check Out: 11am
Year of Last Renovation: 2007
Floors: 4
Rooms: 129
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 108
Handicap Rooms: 8
Suites: 4
Room Windows: Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 0
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 3.0 Mi
Policies / Expenses
Nightly Parking: 0
Total Taxes: 11.00%
Total Misc Fees: $1.50 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 6.00%
Occupancy Tax: 5.00%

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
one small well behaved family pet per room. under 60pound. Pet must be declared during guest registration. Pet stays free. Pet must never be left unattended in the guest room. Clean up after your pet.


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Free local calls
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Radio in room
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free HBO
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Airport Directions: From Gainesville Regional Airport- West on FL-24 left to FL-331 S to FL-121S/SW WillistonRd. to I-75 N/Lake City to SR-24 exit # 384 to Gainesville/Archer merge to FL-24E/SW Archer Rd.,left on SW 40th Blvd to SW 42nd. Head south on NW 60th Ave toward SW 6th Pl - Make a U-turn at SW 6th Pl. Take the 2nd right onto W Hwy-40/FL-40 Continue to follow FL-40. Turn left to merge onto I-75 N- Take exit 384 toward Gainesville. Merge onto SW Archer Rd/FL-24. Turn left at SW 40th Blvd. Destination will be on the right

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

About Red Roof Inns

  • 400+ economy and pet-friendly hotels
  • Superior King rooms include free Wi-Fi, unlimited local and long distance phone calls with speakerphone, fax services up to 10 pages per stay, and built-in microwaves and refridgerators
  • Free continental breakfast at select locations
  • Red Roof Plus+ properties have upgraded amenities such as modern furniture, LED lighting, flat-screen TV's with HD channels, wood-like floors and electrical outlets. Booking a premium room offers guests a free welcome snack box with water, popcorn, orange juice, trail mix, and granola bars. High-end bedding, extra pillows, and a colorful red accent wall complete the room

The Red Roof Inns highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Group vs. Individual Rates at Red Roof Inn Gainesville

Rate fluctuations of Red Roof Inn Gainesville

The graph above is trends of room rates for both group/meeting quotes and the lowest online individual prices we could find at the time the group bid was entered. The most competitive group or meeting displayed is 32.9% in the month of April 2014 and the highest average individual rate is $102 in the month of September 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 Red Roof Inn Gainesville in a month when rates are lower.

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