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“Good price, location, and service. A spacious room. And cookies!”

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Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands
Ranked #5 of 44 Hotels in Gainesville
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Sarasota, Florida
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good price, location, and service. A spacious room. And cookies!”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

This is the third hotel we have tried in Gainesville, and we won't need to hotel shop again while we continue our too regular trips to the medical center here.

I feared it would be noisy because of its proximity to I-75 and Archer; it wasn't. We wanted a refrigerator and microwave so we could save and re-warm leftovers. We got it, but next time we'll know to bring some microwave dishes. (We bought a couple at Target across the street and now want a set to match!). We wanted a hot breakfast. We got it, but the breakfast room was being rebuilt so it was a bit crowded and awkward. We like suites and a pleasant place to sit. We got it, in a well designed spacious room.

Checking in to the smell of fresh coffee, popcorn, and cookies was a nice plus.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

My wife and I traveled to Gainesville for medical reasons; happened to check out Sleep Inn and are SO glad we did. A week later (as the costs of medical care continued to mount) we went and checked out other nearby hotels, but didn't find anything as attractive, clean and comfortable - nor as good a value - as Sleep Inn. The property feels like it's less than 3-4 years old, but they are constantly making improvements (in the 36 days we've been here: new pool furniture, expanding breakfast room, pressure washing the exterior, etc, etc) so it could be actually older than it feels. WiFi is fast enough, free hot coffee, popcorn and nightly cookies are pretty good, too.
The service and respect we've received from EVERYONE has been just outstanding. Housekeeping, front desk, maintenance men, and breakfast 'chefs'. Every single one of them has made us feel welcome and appreciated. (They didn't know we were dealing with medical issues for the first part of our visit, so their care and concern wasn't out of sympathy - it was genuine and 'no reason needed' other than the culture that management has created here. When they did find out our stay was medical-related, they didn't make a big deal of it; we DID let them know how much we appreciated their everyday courtesies.)
We move out tomorrow, but will have only one place to reserve our stay when we next return to Gainesville.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Location: excellent off I-75 on Archer, close to everything. It is an official UF hotel and they have discounts for parents of students studying here. Room: fridge microwave, free wifi no password. Clean beds, good size. 1 issue, pillows are small, I would recommend better pillows. Staff very very helpful everywhere. Special thanks to Dimitry at breakfast area, he is very attentive. Breakfast quality is just ok otherwise. Overall a very good hotel that will be excellent once renovation is done at the breakfast area and business center. Would stay again without a doubt.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Pillows are a Big Deal --- These really are refreshing and fluffy! They remind me of something I read not long ago (Joke) 'Last Night I Dreamed I Ate A Ten-Pound Marshmallow. When I Woke Up, My Pillow Was Gone.' Just a little Humor, Ha, Ha. Now, SERIOUSLY, I really do appreciate the pillows and the super comfy bed I experienced during my recent Sleep Inn visit.

E v e r y o n e was very accomodating; from Management, Front Desk, Breakfast Room Staff, Housekeeping, etc. The room / property is well maintained and clean. Amenities such as high -speed internet service, pool and easy accessibility to lots of convenieces in and around this refreshing property. PS: These Sleep Inn & Suites Pillows are Puffy, Fluffy and Marshmallow-Like; but, PLEASE Don't Eat Them. LOL. Little Humor!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Indialantic, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We were in Gainesville for student orientation and selected this hotel because it seemed to be the best value based on reviews in TA. After staying there two nights I was happy with what we received for what we paid! It is not the Hyatt. I have already rebooked for our next visit. The staff was very friendly. Breakfast area was small, food what you would expect, service very helpful and friendly. Room was quite, ok condition and cleanliness. Bring your own pillow. This hotel is better than average but it is not "very good" but it is worth the price in Gainesville, FL.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed here while visiting the area. Location is quiet and grounds are meticulously kept. Lobby is inviting and there is popcorn and cookies each afternoon. Breakfast area clean and well stocked. All staff was friendly and helpful. Would stay again and recommend to others.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Haliburton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2014

This was the most expensive hotel we stayed in over 2 1/2 weeks and it really was nothing special. We had stayed at a Red Roof Inn and a Best Western for under $80 that were every bit as good if not better in the furnishings area. That being said, the room was clean and fine. Breakfast was adequate, nothing special - no milk for tea though, just coffee mate and no tea bags - they had run out. I would stay again if the price were less. (We happened to arrive on a Saturday night in May during graduation.)

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands
Address: 4110 SW 40th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608-2306
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Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Gainesville
#4 Business Hotel in Gainesville
#6 Family Hotel in Gainesville
#8 Romantic Hotel in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands 2.5*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sleep Inn & Suites of Gainesville Florida is situated at I-75 and Archer Road. Very convenient to the University of Florida, Shands Hospital, VA Hospital, shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Recently renovated, this 100% Non-smoking hotel offers Complimentary Hot Breakfast, Free In-Room Internet, Business Center, Complimentary Shuttle Service (based on availability), and Guest Laundry Facility. ... more   less 
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