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Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown
Ranked #6 of 45 Hotels in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
Gainesville, Florida
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

Josh and the rest of the front desk staff were amazing! Felt very safe. Also valet is excellent and super duper fast! Rooms were clean and quiet. Coming back for sure. Favorite place to stay in Gainesville.

Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank kbren88
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HISGNV, Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Thanks so much for letting us know about your recent stay with the Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown Gainesville. We're delighted to hear that your stay was excellent and that the staff was amazing! Thanks again and we hope to see you real soon.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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SEattle, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

The downtown Gainesville Hampton inn is a nice hotel. The hotel is in a great location, close to many fine restaurants, shopping and excellent walkiing opportunities. The pleasant staff are always there to help and provide for the needs of the guests.

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HISGNV, Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
We appreciate you taking the time to post a review about your recent stay with the Hampton Inn and Suites Gainesville Downtown. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed some of the wonderful restaurants and shops that surround the hotel. Thanks again and we look forward to your next visit.
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

I was in Gainesville recently for a friend's wedding. As a result, we had a pretty decent wedding rate and stayed two nights.

First off, you cannot beat this property's location. It is within walking distance of everything that matters in Gainesville (restaurants, bars, etc). Also, downtown is a 5 min drive from UF.

Our room was spotless, shower and beds were great per usual Hampton style. This Hampton runs on the expensive side of the spectrum, but it is worth every dollar.

PRO TIP: If you arrive on a weekend, don't pay for parking. There are many parking spots around and parking is lifted after 6pm on Fridays.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank jubilantjesse
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HISGNV, Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay at the Hampton Inn and Suites Gainesville Downtown. We're happy to hear that your room was spotless and that you loved our location. We hope you'll stay with us again the next time you're in the area. Thanks again for the great review!
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Johns Creek, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Thanks Hampton Inn Downtown Gainesville for another great stay for our family! We stay here on the way to the beach every year. Consistently encounter friendly staff upon check-in and check-out. The breakfast is well stocked and plenty for our family. Did not mind at all paying the $12 valet fee. The two valet attendants were very friendly and professional. Our rooms , as always, were very clean and everything was in working order. The park across the street is indeed crowded with the homeless, but at no time did we feel unsafe in the hotel. Glad to hear the city is helping them beginning in July. See you guys next year!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank mandycampbell
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HISGNV, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Thanks so much for letting us know about your recent stay with us. We really appreciate you taking the time to post a review of our property. We're glad to hear that you always stay with us when you're traveling through the area. We look forward to seeing you again real soon. Thanks again!
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Athens, Georgia
2 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

I would like to respectively question using the phrase from the General Manager regarding the comment/feedback on a review from 5-24-14. “the incident you refer to regarding an individual getting into the hotel was due to the fact that they obtained a room key from a guest” The guest did not freely give the man a key, the key was either stolen from the guest or lost by the guest. In either case someone should be aware that there was someone (i.e. a homeless person) in the hotel in the halls after hours that did not belong there and was going door to door trying to enter rooms. Also, having researched the police reports for this address over the past year there have been a multitude; from trespassing ( good catch) to robberies, assault, battery and vandalism. I would have preferred to see an acknowledgement and comments on what Hampton Inn would do in the future to protect guests, i.e. better training of staff, better surveillance etc. Also in reviewing TripAdvisor the probem
with the vagrants/homeless has existed for a few years. The hotel is very nice, but the safety issue is of concern

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Love the location! There are so many GREAT restaurants within walking distances (from 10 feet to a few 100 yards). Another great asset is the valet parking! If you don't want to park your car, you can have the convenience of valet parking. I have stayed on the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th floors. Even with my room facing the street, I have never had street noise. The cooling/heating system doesn't make noise cutting on and off all night long. LOVE this hotel!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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HISGNV, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Thanks for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay at the Hampton Inn and Suites Gainesville Downtown. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you'll visit us again the next time you're in the area.
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Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

The hotel itself is pretty standard for a Hampton Inn. I found the service, however, to be excellent, and the location can't be beaten. A myriad of excellent restaurants are well within walking distance. The staff here really go out of their way to treat their guests well.

Room Tip: Breakfast and gym are on 2nd floor (and lobby on the 1st). The low number rooms are farthest from th...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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HISGNV, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Thanks so much for letting us know about your recent stay at the Hampton Inn and Suites Gainesville Downtown. We're glad to here that you think our service is "Excellent" and we agree that we have the best location in Gainesville. Thanks again for the review and we hope to see you again real soon!
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Additional Information about Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown

Property: Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown
Address: 101 SE 1st Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Gainesville
#5 Business Hotel in Gainesville
#9 Romantic Hotel in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown 2.5*
Number of rooms: 124
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville Downtown is situated in the heart of Downtown Gainesville's Historic District, and close to the University of Florida and Shands Healthcare. Our well-appointed 124 guestrooms including 27 spacious studio suites featuring the famous Cloud Nine bed, 37" HDTV in guestrooms & 42" HDTV in studio suites, and complimentary: high-speed internet access, "On the House" hot breakfast, local calls... ... more   less 
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