This property is situated among shopping and restaurants, within a 1-minute drive of Interstate 75. A shopping plaza, Walmart and Target are all within a 7-minute walk. Offering suites with full kitchens, this hotel is well suited to guests looking for extended-stay accommodations.
All suites are smoke free and include free Wi-Fi, a TV and DVD player, a full kitchen (fridge, stove, dishwasher, coffeemaker, toaster, microwave, cookware and dinnerware), a sofabed, a desk, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, blackout curtains and air conditioning. Studio, one- and two-bedroom suites are available, while wheelchair-accessible rooms are also available.
Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $65 per stay.
A free breakfast is served from 6 am to 9 am on weekdays and from 7 am to 10 am on weekends. A free light meal and free beverages are severed weekday evenings from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Monday through Thursday.
Other on-site amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, a basketball court, a business centre, a convenience store, grocery shopping service, free newspapers, a free beverage centre, baggage storage, laundry service and safe deposit boxes.
The Florida Museum of Natural History, the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens and the Harn Museum of Art are all about 5 minutes away by car.
Downtown Gainesville is about a 13-minute drive away and includes the Hippodrome State Theatre. The Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) is 20 to 25 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified by a front desk agent on January 14, 2014: Free breakfast and evening meal hours.
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests described overall enjoyable experiences at this hotel.
The rooms were often described as clean and comfortable, while some reviewers added that their rooms were spacious and that the kitchens were well equipped.
The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service. One couple, who found the staff accommodating, said, "we requested to check in early since we had a wedding to attend, and they were able to get us in a room 2 hours early, which was very helpful."
Many guests praised the food at the free breakfast, while a few reviewers complimented the free meals served in the evenings.
Many reviewers said that the location was convenient for accessing the interstate and a few guests found restaurants and shopping nearby.
Several reviewers found their rooms to be quiet, but other guests complained of noise disturbances (see below for more details). A couple of guests said that their beds were comfortable, but other reviewers disagreed (see below).
There were a few common concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.
A few reviewers complained that the in-room sofabeds were not prepared with sheets and blankets prior to their arrival and that they needed to obtain bedding from the front desk.
A couple of guests found the breakfast area crowded and thought that there should have been more staff attending to the breakfast area.
As mentioned above, a few guests complained about noise from neighbouring rooms, particularly footsteps from rooms above. A couple of reviewers found the beds uncomfortable.
gave this hotel an average score of 4.2 out of 5, with 88% of 69 guests recommending the property.
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #7 out of 44 hotels in Gainesville, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 154 reviews.
The author called the hotel on January 14, 2014 to verify some information.