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La Quinta Inn Gainesville
Ranked #16 of 44 Hotels in Gainesville
Big Canoe
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370 reviews
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“Best prices and good value”
Reviewed 26 January 2014

We only stay at La Quinta's, and for about 100 miles up and down I-75 this one had the best rates. I was expecting something a bit sub-par and was pleasantly surprised. Our room was as nice as any La Quinta that I've been in. The hotel is large but so is the pool and dining area (which were never crowded). Staff was nice. Several chain restaurants very close by, and if you drive less than 5 miles to the Gainesville downtown area there are a number of interesting restaurants and bars. We stayed here on our way down to Naples, and two weeks later on our way back home.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

Although located off a very busy street down from the mall, the hotel is located far enough back that highway noise is not an issue. You cannot see the hotel from that main road even though it has four floors.

As a LQ Rewards member, check-in was a breeze. Just showed my ID and received my keys.

Our King room included a Samsung flat panel TV, a work table with chair and side chair, and a recliner. I noticed that the bathroom amenities are down to shampoo and soap; no more hand lotion. Coffee maker is a "single cup" type, which seems to be what many hotels are using now.

Hot shower fans will like that the hot water really is HOT. Many hotels have lowered the hot water temps to "very warm."

The radio is one of those cheap Sunbeams which can maybe get one or two FM stations clearly.

We had no problem with noise and we were on first floor,just around from the pool.

Breakfast was the typical LQ fare: two cereals (looked like Corn Flakes and Raisin Bran); yogurt; bananas and apples; two "you make 'em" waffle irons; bagels /English muffins; hard boiled eggs; apple and orange juice.

Coffee was from a large dispensing machine rather than the insulated "pump' carafes. Just regular and decaf, when many hotels also offer a "bold" dark roast brew.

Another reviewer mentioned "the Mexican restaurant next door." It has moved. But if you want Mexican then you want La Tienda (see the many reviews here of it, including mine).

I would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Greenlawn, New York
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

Our 2-yr old grandson now lives in Gainesville, FL & we need a place close to where he lives. It was clean, VERY convenient to their complex & with an exceptionally friendly staff. The outer portion of the bath could use some updating. There is an outdoor pool, but we had no intentions of using it while visiting. Even tho it is on a main road, we did not hear any traffic whatsoever. There are many places to have lunch/dinner very near by and the Oaks Mall is just down the road. We would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Too many dogs for our liking. There are elevators for the upper floors. Even tho our room was numb...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Key Largo, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2014

We have stayed many times with laQuinta and have never had a bad experience. This Gainsville hotel is most convient to 75S and the Mexican restaurant next door has great food and cold beer! The room is a nice size and was very clean and quiet. The staff were helpful and actually called our room to see if all was to our liking. We can afford to spend a lot more, but we always have an enjoyable time along with our cat! We will always stay here when in this area.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Lakeland, Florida
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

We stayed at this property while visiting family in the area. The room had a few signs of wear but overall was comfortable. Nothing made us think we would not return. This is a typical budget to moderate property which offers some basic amenities and a very basic continental breakfast. (We missed having fresh fruit to eat). The staff was friendly and efficient.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Property: La Quinta Inn Gainesville
Address: 920 NW 69th Ter, Gainesville, FL 32605-3106
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Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn Gainesville 2.5*
Number of rooms: 134
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The La Quinta Inn Gainesville hotel is near the University of Florida, North Florida Regional Medical Center, Shands Hospital and the Oaks Mall. Our Gainesville hotel is next to Red Lobster with easy access from I-75 (exit 387). Our La Quinta Inn is just minutes from the O'Connell Center and the Phillips Center for Performing Arts at the University of Florida, and close to all major attractions. From our Gainesville hotel, visit the Butterfly Rainforest at the Museum of Natural History, the Harn Museum of Art, and the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. You will enjoy the spacious and comfortable rooms at the La Quinta Inn Gainesville, equipped with a coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Breath easy by staying in one of our non-smoking king rooms. Enjoy a Free Bright Side Breakfast? prepared every morning in the lobby by our friendly hotel staff. For the business traveler, our hotel offers high-speed Internet access. Watch a college game at the University of Florida or have an evening of entertainment at the Hippodrome State Theatre, the Gainesville Community Play House or Coconut Comedy Club. Discover Payne's Prairie State Preserve or spend the day on the water at Ginnie Springs. Golf nearby Ironwood and Meadowbrook courses. We are surrounded by great shopping opportunities at Oaks Mall and plenty of restaurants for every taste. Relax after a day of working hard or playing hard in our heated swimming pool sits in a private courtyard surrounded by a sprawling sundeck. Blow off steam, as our guest, in a local fitness center. Unwind with your favorite movie on our Samsung Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD and premium cable channels. Easy-access plug-and-play TV feature makes it simple to connect your electronics. ... more   less 
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