by Terry Ward
Close to the University of Florida and its award-winning hospital, Shands, the Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands draws guests who are visiting both. And there are plenty of other things to see in the nearby area, too, including Kanapaha Botanical Gardens and the Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History. The hotel has a modern outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center and all those essential amenities you really appreciate when you’re on the road, like free Wi-Fi and a free breakfast buffet with ample hot and cold items.
The well-lit guestrooms are designed for an at-home feel and have a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, hairdryer and ironing facilities. As a bonus for those arriving in Gainesville by air, there’s a free shuttle that can take you to and from Gainesville’s small and convenient airport.
Our Editor Loves
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free airport transportation
- Well-lit guest rooms
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
This is one of the best Sleep Inns we have ever stayed at. The room was large, with a full bath. The refrigerator worked. (Trust me, we have been in rooms where they don't!) The room was well cleaned daily, the sheets were great, and the bed comfortable, except for the squishy pillows. Michael checked us in, and made sure we had everything we needed. The rest of the staff was friendly and courteous. The Inn is located close to I-75, with plenty of stores and restaurants nearby. We are looking forward to our next trip to Gainesville!
by Judy B
The staff really puts in the effort to make sure everyone enjoys their stay. We were there for Florida Auburn football and they had fun UF give always and complimentary tailgate cookout and shuttle service to the game!????????????Very comfortable beds, good location, and breakfast!