This property overlooks Bivens Arm and is less than a 1-minute drive from Highway 441. Centrally located in Gainesville, this hotel is well positioned for guests looking to explore the area by car.
All rooms are non-smoking and include free Wi-Fi, a private balcony, a flat screen TV, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a desk, a safe and air conditioning. Suites also include a mini-fridge, a microwave and a sofabed. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available.
Free parking is available on site. Free shuttle service is available to the Gainesville Regional Airport, the University of Florida and Shands Hospital. The shuttle service operates on demand and is subject to availability. Pets are not permitted.
The on-site restaurant, the Lakeside Bar and Grill, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Other on-site amenities include an outdoor pool area, a fitness centre, a business centre, guest laundry facilities, meeting and event space and a 24-hour front desk.
Access to Interstate 75, Shands Hospital and the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine are 5 minutes away by car, the University of Florida, including the football field, tennis stadium and baseball field, and the Florida Museum of Natural History are both a 9-minute drive away. The Westgate Regency Shopping Center and the Mark Bostick Golf Course are both about 11 minutes away by car.
The Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) is a 20-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified by a front desk agent on January 27, 2014: Free shuttle details.
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests described pleasant experiences at this hotel.
Many guests described their rooms as clean, while several other reviewers added that their rooms were generally comfortable and spacious. A few guests enjoyed views of Bivens Arm (water), while a couple of reviewers specifically mentioned that the beds were comfortable.
The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly, professional and accommodating service, while several guests specifically praised the event staff. One reviewer said that "the staff was incredibly polite and went above and beyond to ensure my stay was comfortable".
The food at the on-site restaurant was praised by several guests, while a few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable.
A couple of guests appreciated the free shuttle service to Shands Hospital.
gave this hotel an average score of 3.7 out of 5, with 82% of 1,295 guests recommending the property.
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #12 out of 44 hotels in Gainesville, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 581 reviews.
The author called the hotel on January 27, 2014 to verify some information.