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Comfort Inn University
Ranked #6 of 44 Hotels in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
Nassau, New Providence Island
1 review
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

We stayed at Comfort Inn while travelling for our Uncle's funeral, the stay was very comfortable, inviting and well secured. (we enjoyed it so much that we stay there twice, when we came to visit him while he was sick and for the funeral)

Room Tip: Excellent price and great comfort
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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CIWGeneralManager, Director of Sales at Comfort Inn University, responded to this review, 12 December 2013
Dear UlandaB,
Thank you for writing a review about your stay at our hotel in December. We are sad to hear about your uncle’s passing. We are glad though that our hotel can be a second home to you and your family when hard times come around. Please feel free to contact me directly the next time the family needs to be together in Gainesville, so I can set aside a group of rooms at a discounted rate for you and your family. On behalf of all of the staff at the hotel, thank you for staying here at the Comfort Inn University, and we look forward to having you stay with us soon.

Best Regards,
Matthew Sarrell
Director of Sales
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Coachella Valley, California
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

We recently stayed at the University Comfort inn as part of a large party in town for a wedding. We received a warm welcome, a plentiful breakfast in a sunny setting. The rooms were clean and it was great having a microwave and refrigerator in the room. Rooms were comfortable and clean.
Having the guest laundry was a real bonus for us. On our second night the evening concierge prepared cookies early to please my husband who was in search for a something sweet.
All in all a very good experience.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Thank californiagirl072
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CIWGeneralManager, Director of Sales at Comfort Inn University, responded to this review, 12 December 2013
Dear californiagirl072,
Thank you for writing a review about your stay at our hotel in December. We are thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed everything our hotel has to offer, including our freshly baked chocolate chip cookies that we set out for our guests every evening. We are pleased to know that your experience our hotel was a memorable one and your stay was perfect. On behalf of all of the staff at the hotel, thank you for staying here at the Comfort Inn University, and we look forward to having you stay with us soon.

Best Regards,
Matthew Sarrell
Director of Sales
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Palmetto, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2013 via mobile

Great staff, great location, and fair price for the area. The hotel is being slowly renovated. Our room was comfortable but it did need work. Paint was old, wallpaper peeling, and grout had a lot of black algae. Hopefully the owners will speed ip the renovation process.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Thank Phil G
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CIWGeneralManager, Director of Sales at Comfort Inn University, responded to this review, 12 December 2013
Dear Phil G,
Thank you for writing a review about your stay at our hotel in December. We are very glad that you enjoyed our staff’s customer service and the location of our hotel to the places you and your family were travelling to during your trip. We apologize that there were issues with your room, in regards to the paint and wallpapering. You are absolutely correct that we are currently going through renovations, and that we need to pick up the pace on completing them. I have informed our maintenance staff that we will be speeding up the renovation process, so that guests will not feel that some rooms are lacking in appearance. On behalf of all of the staff at the hotel, thank you for staying here at the Comfort Inn University, and we look forward to having you stay with us soon.

Best Regards,
Matthew Sarrell
Director of Sales
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Pensacola, Florida, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We were here (family of 5) for the Gator/Georgia Southern game (Gator loss). Hotel is in an excellent area of Gainesville, location only a few miles from UF campus. Rooms are basic, but nice and clean and we had a non-smoking. Yes, I saw a few details from the "traveler photos", but that did not deter me, since I figure the trip adivsor picture takers' house, probably isn't much cleaner (details). As my dad said, "Don't sweat the little stuff" and he was right. Petty, petty. Anyway, carpets throughout the property were clean, there were no distinct smells and rooms were the same. Beds were doubles, and comfortable for a Comfort Inn. Breakfast was the basic cereal, waffle, juice, coffee, etc. No complaints here. And coffee was available 24/7 and very good. THANKS !!! And don't forget the afternoon/evening cookies. Hot from the oven. Hotel property is within 2 miles of the campus, including Wally World, Target, Publix, McDonald's and a host of great restaurants. A plus, is that a several of the local restaurants will discount your meal, showing your hotel card. What a deal. We will definitely stay again, and maybe get to see the Gators WIN ONE! I know its not in 2013 ! LOL !

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Thank pensacolamark
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CIWGeneralManager, Director of Sales at Comfort Inn University, responded to this review, 12 December 2013
Dear pensacolamark,
Thank you for writing a review about your stay at our hotel in November. We appreciate your kind words about how you enjoyed our hotel’s complimentary hot breakfast and 24/7 coffee. I personally enjoyed reading what you said about how your father used to say “Don’t Sweat the small stuff.” We are very fortunate to have guests like yourself, who truly appreciate our hotel as whole. Hopefully, the next time you and your family come to visit, the Gators will actually win a football game. We can only hope for the best in 2014. On behalf of all of the staff at the hotel, thank you for staying here at the Comfort Inn University, and we look forward to having you stay with us soon.

Best Regards,
Matthew Sarrell
Director of Sales
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

From the moment you pull in to the Comfort Inn, Gainesville, Florida, you feel safe and welcomed. Traveling with a pet isn't always easy, but the staff made it comfortable for my pet and I. Very clean and quiet even though it is right off the interstate. Felt safe which is important when a woman is traveling alone. No complaints only high praises. Highly recommend! Thank you.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Thank carol k
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CIWGeneralManager, Director of Sales at Comfort Inn University, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Dear carol k,
Thank you for writing a review about your stay at our hotel in November. One of the best moments of the day for our staff is when we see guests check in with their pets. We love seeing guests feel at ease knowing that our hotel welcomes your furry/hairy little loved ones. In addition, we are thrilled to know that our staffs made you feel both comfortable and safe during your stay. On behalf of all of the staff at the hotel, thank you for staying here at the Comfort Inn University, and we look forward to having you stay with us soon.

Best Regards,
Matthew Sarrell
Director of Sales
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Atlantic Beach, Florida, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2013

We stay here all the time. The rooms are clean and quiet. The breakfast area is awesome from waffles to eggs and sausage to yogurt and fresh fruit and cereal. The staff here has always made it a friendly place to stay. They do have smoking rooms on some of the floors, but the non smoking rooms do not smell of smoke.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Patten T
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CIWGeneralManager, Director of Sales at Comfort Inn University, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Dear Patten T,
Thank you for writing a review about your stay at our hotel in November. It is a real pleasure to know that you and your family truly enjoy staying at our hotel, when visiting the Gainesville area. We are delighted that everyone with you was also able to enjoy all of our breakfast selection and assortments. We appreciate the kind words about our staff’s customer service. On behalf of all of the staff at the hotel, thank you for staying here at the Comfort Inn University, and we look forward to having you stay with us soon.

Best Regards,
Matthew Sarrell
Director of Sales
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Naples, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

We have stayed here several times before with better results. The staff was as usual courteous and helpful, but the room (#214) was substandard. Not bad enough to change. After a 12 hour drive, we were beat. The bathroom was in poor shape --- grouting around tub uneven and dirty.
Bottom of outside tub discolored. Hot and cold water in tub mislabeled. Ceiling of room had patches of discolor. Bottom line -- this room needs a major redo to spruce it up. Hope this is not typical of all the rooms. Breakfast items good.

Room Tip: Ask for a room not facing the highway and away from the elevator.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Tom D
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CIWGeneralManager, Director of Sales at Comfort Inn University, responded to this review, 6 November 2013
Dear Tom D,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay in November at the Comfort Inn University in Gainesville, FL. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for our hotel failing to exceed your expectations. We will definitely make sure that the issues mentioned are looked at closely and solved them before renting the room to another customer again. We are very pleased to hear that our front desk was both courteous and helpful, and that you enjoyed our breakfast selection as well. On behalf of all of the staff at the hotel, thank you for staying here at the Comfort Inn University, and we look forward to having you stay with us soon.

Best Regards,
Matthew Sarrell
Director of Sales
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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 Best Value Hotel in Gainesville
#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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Comfort Inn West Hotel Gainesville
Comfort Inn Gainesville
Gainesville Comfort Inn
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Comfort Inn University Gainesville, Florida

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