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Reitz Union Hotel - UF Campus
Ranked #20 of 47 Hotels in Gainesville
Reviewed 18 February 2009

The location of this hotel is unbeatable, obviously for those who have something to do at the University. We booked the Executive Suite, which was on the sixth floor with a balcony overlooking the college and it was HUGE! It had a living room with a tv, desk, a pullout sofa, and several comfortable chairs. Then, in the hallway connecting the living room and bedroom was a little wetbar area with a refrigerator, which was quite large for a hotel, and plenty of cabinet space (not sure what for). The bedroom itself was also huge and had two comfortable queen size beds, a desk, a tv, and another chair. The room was extremely clean and large, but the breakfast left much to be desired. They had juice, donuts, coffee, milk, cereal, and english muffins, but that was it. I expected a bit more for $124, which i guess was a decent rate, just a bit high, considering the accommodations. Also, they are currently redoing the fourth floor and we could hear the noise and drilling and banging loud and clear on the sixth floor at 8:30 am, which was very annoying, considering we were not informed until we walked into the room and saw the note taped to the desk, talking about the renovations. The least they could do is tell you when you check in or decide to make the reservation. Overall, we had a great stay and are likely to return.

  • Stayed: February 2009
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Reviewed 19 January 2009

I read the review on this site about how terrible the service was, so I was prepared to be unhappy. What a nice surprise! The people at the desk were extremely friendly and helpful, they allowed me to have a late check out, printed my boarding pass, etc. Nice, comfortable room that was VERY quiet and clean. The location is perfect for anyone doing work/business at UF. Even a (limited, but free) breakfast bar with coffee, muffins, cereal, juice, etc.
For the price, you can't go wrong.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled on business
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2  Thank Hstman
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Reviewed 17 August 2008

The nice and friendly chinese lady at the front desk was very helpful. Then we got to our room and it was disgusting pubic hairs on comforter and the room apparently was cleaned poorly. We called the front desk and the manager was to say the least, needing lessons in social etiquette. The manager said not to worry there is no charge to change us to another room. Which to say still had problems but who would want to call that "friendly" (sarcasm intended) manager again. Her attitude was as if we were bothering her and a nuisance for even calling to inform her about the poor job of housekeeping. Come and say hi to the nice front desk people, but stay away from this place otherwise. Its sad when a hotel has an overpaid and underworked manager bring her bad attitude to work with her and ruin peoples experience. Xie xie ni to the front desk lady she was most helpful.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled on business
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4  Thank travel_evrywhere
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ReitzUnionMgr, Owner at Reitz Union Hotel - UF Campus, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2009

We are very sorry that you had a poor experience at our Hotel. We are new to Trip Advisor so we were not able to respond immediately to your complaint. We have recently made adjustments to improve our housekeeping protocols and have reviewed our customer service protocols and ways in which we respond to guest problems with all our staff.

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Stayed: September 2017
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Reviewed 23 March 2016
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  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled on business
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Thank Ayadkh
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Additional Information about Reitz Union Hotel - UF Campus

Address: Museum Road At 655 Reitz Union Dr, University of Florida Campus, Gainesville, FL 32611-0001
Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 47 Hotels in Gainesville
Price Range: £75 - £98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 36
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 UF community. Located atop the UF student union, our 36 rooms come in various configurations from Standard rooms with 2-double beds, to Suites with living room areas. Complimentary amenities include continental breakfast, Wi-Fi Internet service, mini-refrigerators, local telephone calls, and reserved campus parking. Please visit our website or give us a call, and a student front desk assistant will be happy to answer any of your questions, 24/7! Go Gators! ... more   less 
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