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Gainesville Lodge
2 stars

Gainesville Lodge

413 West University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601, United States
Gainesville, FL
See location+1 352 376 1224
C$ 107

rate per night

based on 275 reviews
275 reviews
Room type
Nightly total
King room
C$ 107
Double room
C$ 117
Standard Room
C$ 126

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About Gainesville Lodge

  • Motel Room
    You’ll have direct access to the parking lot
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free
This motel is just 1 mile from the University of Florida and features an outdoor pool. Gainesville Lodge offers free Wi-Fi and cable TV with HBO in every room. A fridge is included in the traditional, warm-colored guest rooms. There is also a work desk and a seating area. Some rooms have a microwave. Gainesville Lodge offers a 24-hour front desk and a vending machine with drinks. Guests can enjoy free parking during their stay. This motel is within an 8-minute drive of University Golf Course, Butterfly Rainforest and Harn Museum of Art.

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Standard Room
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King room
1 king bed
1 king bed
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Double room
2 double beds
2 double beds
2 double beds
*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.
Prices are based on 1 night including GST, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Gainesville Lodge

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet
  • Hairdryer
  • 24hr front desk


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Disabled Access
  • Roll-in shower
  • Shower chair
  • No smoking
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area


  • Raised toilet
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom
  • Walk-in shower


  • Window
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted


  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV

Services and conveniences

  • Wake-up service
  • Key card access
  • 24hr front desk

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Private parking


  • Clothes rack


  • Desk


  • Vending machine (drinks)

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping

Reviews of Gainesville Lodge

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Anonymous, Sep. 2019

Pros. Location to stadium

Cons. A/c needs updating, beds are rock hard

Anonymous, Aug. 2017

Pros. Location

Cons. Cleanliness

8Very good
Anonymous, Sep. 2015

Pros. Good for a quick trip or a weekend stay.

Cons. Its a little dated but for the value wo cares.

Anonymous, Oct. 2014

Pros. AC was not working properly. Room is not clean.

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How is the cleanliness of the rooms at Gainesville Lodge?

Guests have consistently praised the cleanliness of the rooms at Gainesville Lodge, noting that the property is exceptionally clean both inside and out.

What are the common concerns about the beds at Gainesville Lodge?

Some guests have mentioned that the beds at Gainesville Lodge are very hard, while others found the bedding uncomfortable. However, there are also positive comments about the comfortable and large queen beds.

Is parking readily available at Gainesville Lodge?

Parking is readily available at Gainesville Lodge, with guests appreciating the well-lit parking lot and the convenience of being able to park in front of their rooms.

What are the dining options like at Gainesville Lodge?

While there is no breakfast available on-site, guests have noted that there are plenty of places nearby to eat at all hours of the day, providing ample dining options.

When is the best time to visit Gainesville Lodge?

Gainesville Lodge experiences high season in October, making it an ideal time to visit for those looking to explore the nearby attractions and enjoy the convenience of the location.

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Opt for a Room on the Ground Floor

The hotel offers increased accessibility and rooms located on the ground floor, making it convenient for guests with mobility concerns.

Check for Nearby Parking Options

While the hotel provides free parking, guests attending events at the nearby Ben Hill Griffin Stadium should be aware that some lots in the area may charge for parking.

Consider Bringing Your Own Coffee Maker

Several guests mentioned the absence of a coffee maker in the room, so bringing your own might be a good idea if you're a coffee enthusiast.

Plan Your Visit Around Low Season

To avoid crowds and potentially higher prices, consider visiting in September, which is considered the low season.

Explore Nearby Attractions

The hotel's proximity to various attractions such as The Hippodrome State Theater, Matheson Museum, and the University of Florida makes it a convenient base for sightseeing.

Be Mindful of Room Selection

Some guests reported issues with the hardness of the beds, so if you prefer softer mattresses, it may be beneficial to inquire about room options.

Be Prepared for Basic Amenities

The hotel offers basic accommodations without many frills, so guests should be prepared for a no-frills experience.

Keep an Eye Out for Roaches

Several guests reported encountering live roaches in their rooms, so it's advisable to be vigilant and notify the staff if such issues arise.

Inquire About Room Maintenance

Some guests experienced issues with amenities such as the shower, air conditioning, and TV, so it may be helpful to inquire about the maintenance status of these facilities upon check-in.

Consider Bringing Toiletries

While the hotel provides free toiletries, some guests recommended bringing your own, especially if you have specific preferences.


413 West University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601

What's nearby

  • The Hippodrome State Theater0.5 km
  • Matheson Museum0.8 km
  • Thomas Center0.9 km
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium1.8 km
  • University of Florida2 km
  • Bivens Arm Nature Park3.5 km
  • Florida Museum of Natural History4.3 km
  • Curtis M. Phillips Center4.3 km
  • Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art4.5 km
  • Ironwood Golf Course5.1 km
  • Fred Bear Museum7 km
  • Oaks Mall8 km



Check in anytime after 2:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


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  • How long should you stay at Gainesville Lodge? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 1 day.

FAQs when booking at Gainesville Lodge

  • Where is Gainesville Lodge located?

    Gainesville Lodge is located at 413 West University Avenue, 0.4 km from the centre of Gainesville. The Hippodrome State Theater is the closest landmark to Gainesville Lodge.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Gainesville Lodge?

    Check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Gainesville Lodge.

  • Does Gainesville Lodge offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Gainesville Lodge offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Gainesville Lodge offer free parking?

    Yes, Gainesville Lodge offers free parking.

  • How far is Gainesville Lodge from the airport?

    Gainesville Lodge is 7 km from Gainesville Regional. Gainesville Lodge is 101.1 km from St. Augustine Northeast Florida Regional.

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Value for money


Distance to downtown

0.4 km

Nearest Airport

Gainesville Regional

Distance to airport

7.0 km