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Comfort Inn University
Ranked #5 of 44 Hotels in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
Jupiter, Florida
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97 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good place to stay!”
Reviewed 30 March 2013 via mobile

This was our second time to stay here as we travelled south once again. Easy access from the turnpike, comfortable, clean rooms and a satisfying breakfast to get us on our way the next morning. Recommended!

Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

Rooms are very clean, beds are comfy, and breakfast is great, they have a hot breakfast every day. Also very quite, nice pool etc. Directly off the interstate, close to shopping, gas and food. I stay there everytime I go to Gainesville, wich is probably twice a year.

Room Tip: Any room is great.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Murphysboro, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2013

Friendly clerks, spotless and quiet rooms, near everything. What more can you want? Even had fun (and good service) with Addie at the desk. I can't remember a negative, unless you want gourmet breakfast food. What they serve is adequate to get you back on the road.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2013

Where should I begin? This hotel was our last stop on the way home from New Orleans and it was our fifth hotel and by far the worst. Check in was very fast but weird as we were given our room keys wrapped in a piece of torn paper (see picture), never have seen it before. Well, we went to our 2nd floor room and were welcomed by a very strong and disgusting smell of mold, mildew, and some kind of cleaner in our room which was way too humid, and it wasn't even hot and humid outside. I thought that maybe the room will dry out if I lower the temperature on the A/C unit which looked absolutely disgusting. It was late so we wanted to go to bed BUT the bed sheets were so horrible, grey, worn, and torn (see pictures) with pubic hair on them Yew!!! I went straight to the front desk and after explaining the problem was given a key to go check out another room. That other room looked and felt about the same with same grey old worn out bed sheets but in addition it was adjoined to another room and while I was checking it out, I could hear every word that the neighbors said. So back I went to the front desk where I was given some sheets to change them myself which I did. It was only one night so I didn't want to make a big deal but believe me, those two rooms were REALLY disgusting. In the morning, we tried their breakfast and it was OK.
On our way to New Orleans we stayed at Cabot Lodge next door and it was excellent although we paid exactly the same price as for this disgusting dump. I tried to stay positive as we did have an excellent road trip but in the future I'll never stay at another Comfort Inn nor will I recommend it to my friends as it' not comfortable or even clean at all.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Fruitland Park, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2012

This hotel was perfect for us. The hot breakfast with eggs, sausage, and waffles was delicious! It was clean, well lit, and the staff were friendly and helpful. The location was easy to access from the Interstate and close to the University where we had a scheduled activity. Will most definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: We chose the superior king room which has a mini kitchen. GREAT! Lots of room.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2012

We were greeted warmly by hotel staff who were friendly and informative. The room was very quiet, clean and well kept. The bed was nice and the shower/tub were also good. The morning breakfast was done nicely and accompanied by a selection of newspapers. The hotel is located just off I-75, convenient located to all Gainesville places as well as the University of Florida. This is an above average Comfort Inn.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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CIWGeneralManager, General Manager at Comfort Inn University, responded to this review, 26 November 2012
We are glad to hear you had a very nice stay here at the Comfort Inn University. Thank you for your review
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Rome, Georgia
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2012

I was in the area working and I need internet service. The internet here is really really bad. I could not complete all my work due to the slow speed of the internet. It's locations is Great and the staff is Super. The AC unit had a mind of its own. I would wake up hot in the middle of the night and the AC would be on high, but the next night I may have to use all the cover. It is also best if you like breakfast that you leave a few minutes early so you can stop and get some. Will not be staying here when i'm in town for work. Maybe I would stay the night if I were passing through or there for a ball game,

Room Tip: They do still have smoking rooms.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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CIWGeneralManager, General Manager at Comfort Inn University, responded to this review, 26 November 2012
We are disappointed to hear of your experience at our hotel and appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. The problems you mentioned were brought to the attention of management and Maintanance department and have been addressed. We take all feedback seriously, and sincerely regreat that we did not meet your expections.
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Additional Information about Comfort Inn University

Property: Comfort Inn University
Address: 3440 SW 40th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608-2326
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Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Gainesville
#8 Family Hotel in Gainesville
#10 Business Hotel in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Comfort Inn University 2.5*
Number of rooms: 83
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

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