Located about a 3-minute drive from the nearest Interstate 75 on-ramp and adjacent to the Town Center Shopping Center, the Days Inn Gainesville is geared towards road travellers who require an economical hotel with a free breakfast, an outdoor pool and easy highway access.
This hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms each come equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a desk, a coffeemaker and a hair dryer. The hotel does not offer wheelchair-accessible rooms and pets are permitted for an additional $10 per pet, per night.
Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a business centre, laundry facilities, vending machines, a free continental breakfast and free parking.
The University of Florida can be found 10 minutes away by car, while Gainesville's city centre is roughly a 15-minute drive away. Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park is a 25-minute drive from the hotel and Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) is about a 30-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted for $10/pet/day, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: September 5, 2013)
Guest reviews consulted for this analysis had positive responses towards the hotel's location, rates and staff.
Many reviewers were pleased with the hotel's location. They described it as easy to find, and close to restaurants, shopping, a gas station, the University of Florida, highway access and Walgreens.
Several guests praised the hotel's rates. They were found to be economical, reasonable and cheap and to provide good value.
Some lodgers enjoyed the level of customer service they received while at the hotel. They characterized the staff as helpful, efficient and friendly.
Guest critiques sourced for this editorial had negative responses towards the rooms and breakfast.
Although some lodgers described their rooms as clean and comfortable, many guests were disappointed with the hotel's accommodations. They reported broken and worn fixtures, dated decor, poor Wi-Fi signals, noisy in-room air-conditioning units, cleaning issues, plumbing issues, uncomfortable beds and musty smells.
Some reviewers were disappointed with the hotel's free breakfast. They described it as limited with no hot items and stale cereal.
guest reviews rated the hotel 2.5 out of 5 with a 51% recommendation rate from 100 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #36 of 43 Gainesville hotels with an average rating of 2 out of 5 from 83 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.9 out of 10 from 22 reviews.
The author called the hotel on September 5, 2013 to verify some information.