by Terry Ward
Conveniently located right across the street from the University of Florida, the Holiday Inn Gainseville University Center is a great choice for a little getaway in a college town. Take advantage of your proximity to all the dining, shopping and entertainment the area has to offer. Specifically, the Hippodrome Theater and Harn Museum of Art make great daytime activities for the whole family. Free Wi-Fi will keep you connected throughout your stay, and the fitness center will keep you in shape. Laundry service is also available for your convenience. The outdoor pool provides hours of entertainment for the kids and a place to cool off for the adults. Onsite restaurant Piesanos Pints and Pies is open for lunch and dinner, making mealtime convenient and fun. Free parking is offered to keep your family’s costs down.
Our Editor Loves
- Outdoor pool
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite dining
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Overall this was a great experience. Everyone who worked at the hotel that I encountered was nice and friendly. The hotel is a bit dated, but they are in the process of updating. The room was large and had a decent size mini fridge, K-cup coffee maker and a microwave. The workout room was on the small size. The pool is located on the 3rd floor and there were plenty of chairs/tables on the deck area. I would have liked to see a few more loungers. The hotel is in the University area. There is a Publix, Target within a block or two, there are tons of restaurants and bars too. I would definitely stay here again. If you are coming for Fest it is about 1 mile walk down to most of the venues.
Wonderful hotel staff very attentive to your needs. Will definitely stay again.
Have to eat at Piesonos restaurant on property Fabulous eat both days.
Thank you Shannon for greeting us with her cheerful self. Went above and beyond.