We stayed at the Comfort Inn West hotel in Gainesville Memorial Day weekend because it was one of the few Gainesville hotels that is pet-friendly and wasn't completely booked due to some religious convention. The reviews on trip advisor suggested the hotel would be about average and that is exactly what it is.
-Large, clean rooms
-Microwave, fridge and tv with full cable in room
-One very helpful concierge who rushed to get us an air purifier and put carpet fresh on the rug (we were relegated to a smoking room b/c of our cat, and we are non-smokers).
-Key to get in room was very finicky and we usually had to try 4 or 5 times to enter the room
-Complete inability to access the front desk or housecleaning or wake-up call from the in-room phone (we tried to reach these various places about 5 separate times and the line was ALWAYS busy.
- Disgusting smell of smoke in smoking/pet room (the purifier helped but it was pretty pungent)
- There is a breakfast buffet, but the food is medicore and the assortment is not very appealing. I ate 1/4 of a plain waffle and 2 bites of a nasty apple. However, it was fun to cook my belgium waffle.
While it wasn't the Ritz, it was ok value for the money and we would stay there again if necessary. However, hopefully our cat won't tag along next time and we will stay at the Hilton.
- 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