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Howard Johnson Express Inn Gainesville FL
Ranked #17 of 45 Hotels in Gainesville
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

Didn't get promised rate. Room service walked in on me without knocking. bad costumer service. Wifi was spotty inside room.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paul P, General Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn Gainesville FL, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Thank you for your response but there are several things I would like to clarify. You made your reservation on Expedia.com not through our property. Since you paid expedia when you made your reservation, I do not understand your comment that you "didn't get your promised rate". Upon arrival at approximatly 8:00 pm you said that you should be able to check out at 8:00 pm the following day. Our check in time is 1:00 pm and check out is 11:00 am, as clearly stated under our policies on Expedia.com. All hotels have a check in and check out time, it is not based upon a 12 hour period. You did not notify the office that you intended to stay another night so when housekeeping entered your room a hour after check out time, they had no knowledge that it was occupied. I am confused as to why you decided to stay another night if you were so unhappy. If you would like to discuss this further, please feel free to contact me directly.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

only 3 tables to eat at for the free continental breakfast. There have been Upgrades to the structure but needs so much more work inside the rooms. I think it is a work in progress. Carton of milk was soured at the breakfast bar. For the price I guess it was OK. Carpet needs cleaning.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Express Inn Gainesville FL

Property: Howard Johnson Express Inn Gainesville FL
Address: 3820 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-3510
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Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn Gainesville FL 2*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are newly remodeled and finished our remodel late 2010. We now have new bed, new bedspreads, new carpets, new exterior, new interiors and offer a quaint breakfast selection. We still have our sparkling clean pool, and plenty of parking. We accommodate students, parents, truckers and travelers of all kinds, though, we are sorry we do not accept pets. We are conveniently located close to the Football stadium of the University of Florida, Shands Hospital, the VA Hospital, Gainesville Airport, and Gainesville Racetrack (home of GatorNational). ... more   less 
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