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“Wonderful Place - Especially to have a wedding”

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Wyndham Garden Gainesville
Ranked #28 of 47 Hotels in Gainesville
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

My daughter had her wedding at the Paramount and we worked with Tracy. She was very accommodating. Tracy and her staff made the event magical and memorable. The ceremony and reception was beautifully decorated too. The food was great and the bridal room was fantastic!

Thank you Tracy!!

PS: One of her bridesmaids had her wedding at the Paramount also and was very, very pleased!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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rob1302, General Manager at Wyndham Garden Gainesville, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2013

We are so glad that we could make the day magical for you all. Tracy is always point on when it comes to wedding and event planning. We will make sure that we staff is praised also. The Paramount Plaza would like to say congradulations ! If you need anything in the future please dont hesitate to give us a call.

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Robert K

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Reviewed 10 March 2013

Our stay at the Paramount Plaza in Gainseville was highlighted by the delightful service in the dining room. We were served by Jake, a young Univ of Florida student, who was thoughtful, attentive and engaging! He alone is a good reason to return to the Paramount Plaza!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Robert K, General Manager at Wyndham Garden Gainesville, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2013

Me. Lois S, Thank you for your kind words. Jake is one of our great employees in the restaurant. We hope that in the future you will consider us again for your accomidations and dinning needs. Please book with us direct to get the best savings.

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Robert Knight

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Reviewed 2 March 2013

I was thrilled to death that if it's too good to be true...it can be.
The short 3 miles off the interstate was well worth the time.
Great looking curb appeal and when I checked out the room before checking in, I was surprised how spacious,immaculate, and a great view.
I was only going to stay one night, but decided to extend our stay another 3 nights to be tourists and enjoy the Gainesville area.
The staff were always more than happy to please us any way they could. Especially, Holly,Evan & Rachael
I would recommend this hotel and stay again whenever passing through.....

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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Robert K, General Manager at Wyndham Garden Gainesville, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2013

Louis C thank you for such kind words and such a great review. It is reviews like yours that keep us climbing that ladder of success. We know that you have many choices for accomidaitions when visiting Gainesville and we want to say "THANK YOU" for choosing the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Conference Center. We love it when a guest mentions our staff my name, each employee will be rewarded for you mention. We hope that when you return to the area you will choose to stay with us again.

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Robert Knight

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Reviewed 1 March 2013

Stayed here for one night -- a comp room through the University of Florida. So "value" of room was lost on me. This is a budget property. As much as you try, you can't put lipstick on a pig and call it a prom date.

Pros:
Nice staff; manager escorted me to my room when initially my key did not work
Decent cosmetic renovations make it appear nicer/from this decade
Very nice and clean shuttle bus, service and driver
Room was quite large

Cons:
Had to walk outside in the rain to my room in the 1000 building. Room key didn't work.
Back to Lobby in rain. A bummer at 11:30pm after traveling.
No snacks/water for purchase; had to rely on floor vending machine
Finally got to room, vending machine wouldn't take my dollar bills; had to go to another floor
Oldest/grimiest hotel elevator I've seen in a while; also extremely slow
No reading lamp in room next to bed -- tried to move a lamp; no outlet. Stretched floor lamp across room as close to bed as possible
Mattress felt cheap/poor quality
Couldn't figure out how to turn off the very bright balcony light
Noisy AC unit
VERY slippery bathroom floors. Be sure to use mats.
Bring ear plugs. You can hear every door/every thing in the hallways.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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rob1302, General Manager at Wyndham Garden Gainesville, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2013

Ms. Bobeana we would like to thank you for you review or our property. We do a lot of business with the University of Florida and Shands Teaching Hospital. Unlike newer hotels in the area our property is set on a State Nature Preserve making it a one of a kind property in Gainesville. We are currently under major renovations, not just cosmetic by any means. We are not always able to put our guest in a newly renovated room due to construction reasons. As you can see from our other reviews we rank in the top 10 hotels in Gainesville out of 44. We take the good with the bad in all our reviews and we will address all your issues with our staff. Our buildings do have cover walk ways from each building located on the first floor which adjoin to our main building. Vending machines are located on each floor and The Paramount Plaza Hotel offers a full service restaurant and bar. Our elevators are in the process of being replaced and I am sorry that you had to experiance them in such shape. For your saftey the lights are required to stay on at night on the balconys but each rooms sliding door is supplied with Blackout Draps. If your ever back in the area again please contact us to book direct. We would like for you to stay in our new renovated rooms.
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

Stayed here on Feb 12th for a ball game and again on Feb.th overall 'good" experience the hotel is dated some but the rooms were clean. It's kind of roll of the dice on the rooms as it looks like they are remolding. But it worked out fine for us both nights.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Robert K, General Manager at Wyndham Garden Gainesville, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2013

Thank you Paul for taking the time to give us a review. Yes, the Paramount Plaza Hotel is under major renovations so its hard for us to get every guest into a renovated room. It is a process that is ongoing, especially when we are at high demand. We hope that when you are returning to the area that you will consider us for your accomidation needs again. I would like to offer you a free upgrade to one of our suites and remodled rooms. Please contact me direct at 352-377-4000 ext 3420

Thank you again,
Robert Knight

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Reviewed 19 February 2013

Very nice hotel we have stayed here 3 times and very pleased with everyone. Rooms are clean the staff is great.Patrick at the front desk was always helpful. The food here is good too, our waitress Evelyn is awesome. We recommend staying here.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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Robert K, General Manager at Wyndham Garden Gainesville, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2013

Thank you so much for letting us know how we did. Patrick and Evelyn will both be rewarded for your mention of them in your review. The Paramount Plaza and staff are honored to have such great guest like you who make our job rewarding. By giving us a great review we can continue to climb the ladder of success among the top rated hotels in Gainesville. Again, your comments will not go unoticed. We hope that you will choose the Paramount Plaza agian for your accomidations when visiting Gainesville, Fl.

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Reviewed 17 February 2013

We stayed here two nights. The price was about $60 to $70 less than the budget chain hotels like Residence Inn or Hilton Garden in was charging. Those hotels are nicer and better located but for a budget option this hotel was fine. Room was clean and bed was comfortable older hotel so if someone is making noise outside the room you will hear it. Service for our group was a little slow and some were less pleased with the rooms. Still obviously renovating the place as pods are parked outside. If you want a budget hotel that seems reasonably clean and safe and comfortable for a bed to sleep in, this place is for you. If you prefer a newer or more upscale feel even if you have to spend $30 to $60 more per night, then probably not

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Robert K, General Manager at Wyndham Garden Gainesville, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2013

Thanks you KLF Tampa for your comments. We would like to thank you for staying with us. We always take the good with the bad. You are right when you say that we are renovating. The Paramount Plaza is currently under major room renovations as well as our main building. New Carpet, furniture, lighting and case goods are just part of our renovations. We always offer the lowest prices when we can to all our guest. If there is ever anything we can do let us know.

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Additional Information about Wyndham Garden Gainesville

Address: 2900 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-3015 (Formerly Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites)
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Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Gainesville
#6 Family Hotel in Gainesville
#14 Business Hotel in Gainesville
Price Range: £65 - £131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Wyndham Garden Gainesville 3*
Number of rooms: 197
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Wyndham Garden Hotel and Conference Center stands out amongst the best accommodations in Gainesville, Florida. Bordered by the picturesque Bivens Arm Lake Nature Preserve, the hotel is Gainesville's only lakefront hotel, offering a taste of Florida the way it used to be. The Wyndham Garden Hotel & Conference Center offers full-service Gainesville hotel lodging at surprisingly affordable rates. The Wyndham Garden is ideally located only minutes from Gainesville's most important and popular attractions and venues, such as the University of Florida, the Butterfly Rain forest, Paynes Prairie State Park, the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, and Shands Teaching Hospital at The University of Florida. The hotel is a short drive North of historic Micanopy and antique shopping, and just a few miles from downtown Gainesville. Each of our 197 large NON-SMOKING, comfortable guest rooms and suites are designed to meet your Gainesville accommodation needs. Our guest rooms are larger than most hotels in the area, which leaves you with plenty of space to create your home away from home. In-room guest amenities include coffee makers, wireless Internet access, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards. Unwind on one of our comfortable pillow-top beds and catch up on your relaxation with remote controlled cable television. The Wyndham Garden offers free shuttle services from 7:30 a.M. To 5:30 p.M. Daily upon scheduling at check-in. ... more   less 
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Paramount Plaza Hotel Gainesville
Paramount Plaza Hotel And Suites
Paramount Gainesville
Gainesville Paramount
Wyndham Garden Gainesville Florida

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