We were in Gainesville visiting a friend at Shand's just this week.
Our original plan was to stay at the Holiday Inn since it was so close and I have been there before, but we were talked into the Comfort Inn because of the price and its proximity to the interstate.
I looked it up on Tripadvisor and saw the #4 rating, and I was a tad disappointed.
Checking in was great, the desk clerk was a very nice guy and had a smile on his face the whole time. We stayed in room 319. When we got into the room, we were punched in the face with the smell of mildew from our room.
I immediately ran to the A/C to turn it on to hopefully eliminate a LITTLE of the smell. It didn't.
Went to our other friends room, and it was the same room-type, and was very very clean, no mildew smell whatsoever. Must have just been a mishap.
That was the only downside.
Smokers poles at every entrance, which was nice. Breakfast was small but not bad. Everything was pretty fresh. Steak n' Shake right up the road, along with a few gas stations, and of course I-75 which was great for us since we were leaving so early.
All-in-all, I wouldn't give this hotel the #4 rating it received on TA, but I would probably give it another chance. Good staff, decent facilities, decent breakfast, good location.
Stayed 9.5 - 9.6.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come enjoy the newly renovated Comfort Inn, located conveniently near I-75 & Archer Road (Exit 384)- this premier location provides quick access to the University of Florida, UF Health & Shands, VA Hospital, Shopping and Restaurants. Our 100% Non-Smoking hotel offers complimentary hot breakfast, free internet, pet friendly designated rooms, and complimentary shuttle service for your convenience. The modern amenities and service will make your visit to Gainesville a great experience whether you are visiting family, the award winning healthcare facilities, attending sporting events and the many reasons that bring you to Gainesville. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Inn West Hotel Gainesville
- Comfort Inn Gainesville
- Gainesville Comfort Inn
- West Comfort Inn
- Comfort Inn University Gainesville, Florida