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Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville
Ranked #9 of 47 Hotels in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 May 2014

This Hilton serves the local university. Not very family orientated. Beds are well worn and uncomfortable. Bathrooms we not well kept. Highly overpriced for the stay with limited amenities without additional increased costs. Front desk indifferent and overworked. It's all business and every nickel that can be garnered.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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tom m, Manager at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Dear James W,
Thank you for your feedback from your recent stay with us. I have followed up with our teams about your concerns and they have addressed them.
We again thank you for the feedback and please let us know when your travels bring you back to Gainesville.

Warm Regards,
Tom MacDonald

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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Featuring a rather large and inviting pool, it is ideal to do laps. If you don't get their early, there is a lack of lounge chairs for some reason. At the end of April, the pool was not heated. A very large fitness area adjoins the pool, filled with running machines and actual weights.

One of the upscale hotels in Gainesville, a number of conferences are held here. The conference areas are quite large. You enter the hotel in an inviting foyer area with decorative paintings and a store featuring Gator products such as diploma display choices, UF jewelry and photos, particularly of UF football.

The staff is quite friendly and informative. There are several large elevators and plenty of carts to tote your stuff. Our room was clean, even though dated. It once held a small refrigerator, no longer there. The bathroom was adequate with the shower head reasonably powerful. The pillows were soft, the way my wife likes them. There is even HBO on the TV.

Parking is free, but the internet in your room is not. You have to go down to the foyer area and get the free Wi-Fi. See the receptionist for the pass code.

This hotel is easy to find, located off of Archer Road, north on 34th street. It is about five minutes from I-75, and five minutes west of historic downtown. There are plenty of restaurants on Archer Road or in the downtown area.

An inviting large bar area is down the hall from the conference center. So too is a large restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Free coffee is available in your room and also downstairs.

If you are flying in there is a complimentary van service. The van looked reasonably new.

We would not hesitate in staying here again, if the price was right.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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tom m, Manager at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Dear Marty B,
Thank you for the great comments about your experience at the hotel and the detail that you provided. Your review is very informative for all who read it.
Again thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Warm Regards,
Tom MacDonald

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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Stayed one night to attend a meeting at the University of Florida. Hotel is adjacent to large University campus. Premises are well maintained; rooms are clean, comfortable and provided with basic amenities expected of hotel chain viz. functional working desks, coffee station etc. Breakfast was basic, standard fare. Fitness facility required a track across the restaurant/bar (not great walking through after a heavy work-out) - but definitely worthy of your consideration if visiting the University.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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tom m, Manager at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Dear Seng100,
Thank you for the comments from your stay with us. We do always appreciate the feedback we recieve from our guests and love to share it our teams.
Again thank you and please let us know when you will be back to Gainesville again.

Warm Regards,
Tom MacDonald

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

First time at this Hilton hotel and everything was excellent. Room was spotless, pool and spa were clean and fitness facility was one of the best that we have seen at any Hilton hotel of this size. Excellent location for all activities and access to the University of Florida.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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tom m, Manager at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2014

Dear Ed H,
Thank you for the great comments about your stay with us. We very much appreciate the comments about the fitness facility and our pool and spa. I will make sure that our housekeeping team is also aware of your comments.
Thank you again for the review and let us know when your travels bring you back.

Warm Regards,
Tom MacDonald

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

if you are looking for a good place to stay while in Gainesville for medical appts this hotel is a very good option, good location, easy drive to the hospitals, restaurants close by, the hotel looks nice and rooms are clean.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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tom m, Manager at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2014

Dear Martina K,
Thank you for the recent review of your stay here at the Hilton University of Florida Hotel & Conference Center. Your comments are very much appreciated, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Warm Regards,
Tom MacDonald

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

And that is all about it. Some room/ bathroom parts have become old and need renewal/replacement. Other than this, it was fine. It is a good option for UF visitors. There is no highrise building in the area and the hotel is no exception.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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tom m, Manager at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2014

Dear Glen D,
Thank you for the feedback from your recent stay. Being on campus we are a great place to stay for UF visitors. Once again thank you and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Warm Regards,
Tom MacDonald

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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Albert's:
Coming from a background in the service industry, I can be a stickler. At Albert's Restaurant, not only is the food great but I have never received anything less than exceptional service. The waitstaff is always professional and full of smiles. They seem as though they're truly appreciative of your business and eager to ensure an enjoyable experience. Waghi is one of the most cheerful people I have ever met, I have never seen him without a smile. He welcomes every patron warmly as though they're an old friend. At breakfast, Tasha, Denise and Darcy's friendly, attentive service starts my day off with a smile. I have eaten there less frequently in the evening but when I have, my experience has always been just as enjoyable.

The hotel:
The Hilton UF Conference Center is the only place I stay in Gainesville. The staff is friendly and accommodating, the rooms are clean, bright and comfortable, the beds are very comfortable and the sheets are sooo soft. The fitness center, pool and spa area are always clean and well maintained. The entire staff is wonderful but special mentions to Danielle, Raven and Dana at the front desk and Insef and Rosette in housekeeping. They're amazing professionals who consistently go above and beyond what is necessary.
The Harn Art Museum, Florida Natural History Museum and Butterfly Rainforest are right across the street. Groceries, restaurants and shopping are all within walking distance.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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tom m, Manager at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2014

Dear JenniferMM714,
Thank you for the wonderful review of your recent stay with us. It is so great to see so many names mentioned in your review, and I will make sure that each of them see it.
Jennifer once again thankyou for the wonderful comments and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Warm Regards,
Tom MacDonald

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Address: 1714 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32607-4138
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Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Gainesville
Price Range: £90 - £287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville 3.5*
Number of rooms: 248
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the Southwest corner of the University of Florida campus, in the heart of “Gator Nation”, Hilton University of Florida is the perfect spot for conducting essential business without missing out on the pleasure. This property has been completely renovated in the last three years, offers complimentary wireless internet in our lobby, complimentary parking, and a complimentray business center for guest use. A full service restaurant is available for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Two Bit's lounge or room service can make your day easier. Visit the Olympic size outdoor pool or our complimentary fitness center. ... more   less 
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