We stayed at the Reitz Union for the first several months ago as a surprise late Mother's Day trip. She attended UF many years ago but never had an opportunity to say here. I honestly wasn't expecting much being a campus hotel, and such a small one no less. But we were all pleasantly surprised as soon as we entered the room. For our family of four, there was more than enough room, and the adults had a separate private bedroom. The hotel was very clean, staff/students were very pleasant and helpful, and you can't beat the location for having access to the campus.
The only real negative I have is what others mentioned ... access to your car in the reserved area of the garage is beyond ridiculous. The told us when we were checking in it was a complex walk, but that was an understatement .. and it's not well marked or logical in any way. We found and open door, and headed down thinking that was correct since we were on the 2nd floor of the garage. No, you head up ... so up two flights we went ... luggage in tow. Then around an exterior corridor, more stairs, then the elevator ... it was insane. Fortunately we didn't intend to drive much since there is almost everything you could need in walking distance.
One other thing I should mention for families traveling (especially) with children, there is no pool if that's something you or the kids really need for entertainment.
So to summarize, if you are in Gainesville, it's not football season, and you're up to a challenge for getting to your car, try to stay here if you can. You won't be disappointed, and you can't beat the price. I have no doubt we will return again. - Ron
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located in the center of the University of Florida campus, the Reitz Union Hotel offers comfortable and affordable accommodations for the entire UF community. Located atop the UF student union, our 36 rooms come in various configurations from a standard room with 2 double beds to 2 room suites. We offer a convenient campus location, free local telephone calls, complimentary continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi Internet, in-room refrigerators and reserved campus parking. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Reitz Union Hotel - UF Campus Gainesville, Florida