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By a verified traveler on Thu 27 Feb 2020

Hotel Description

3-star hotel near University of Florida

In Gainesville

Within 2 miles (3 km) of this Gainesville hotel, you'll find Fred Bear Museum and Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. Shands at the University of Florida and Florida Museum of Natural History are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Business services

This hotel features an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Relax with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy perks like free self parking.

Free Internet, Smart TVs

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 81 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as Smart TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include Netflix, hair dryers, and safes.

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$76* Per night/room Jun 19 - Jun 20

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Courtyard by Marriott Gainesville ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Courtyard by Marriott Gainesville

Everyone (3) Couples (1) Family (3)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 16, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 26, 2020 by Martha B.

Thank you for staying with us!

4 out of 5
Didn’t like the no free breakfast. Bistro was nice

Posted by , from Navarre, FL on Feb 27, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 28, 2020 by Martha B.

Thank you for staying with us!

4 out of 5
Very pleasant staff from check-in/check-out to cleaning staff. Like many Marriott properties, it has signs of wear and a smell of mustiness. They do the best with what they have, but it could be a bit shinier. Reasonably clean, very safe and conveniently-located. Good value for money.

Posted by on Dec 23, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 31, 2019 by Martha B.

Thank you for staying with us!

4 out of 5
Courtyards are clean, easy and predictable. I love that.

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 3, 2019 by Martha B.

Thank you for the review!

5 out of 5

Helpful Staff

We were in town for a celebration of life, for my Uncle. Our car broke down and had to be towed to a auto shop on the day we were to check out,the young lady at the front desk was kind enough to extend our check out by a few hours and then let us wait in the bistro area till our car was ready.Thank you for being so kind.

Posted by , from South Carolina on Aug 31, 2018

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4 out of 5
A very nice, comfortable room at A great Travelocity price.

Posted by on May 27, 2018

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1 out of 5

Racial slurs used against me by staff and ignored !

I began to stay at the Courtyard in Gainesville, FL on June 4, 2010. Arriving at 11PM, and having work still to do, I attempted to use the internet. After an hour of non ability to use their internet (the ISP said that I had to deal with the slower than dial up), I needed to find another location for the night that allowed me adequate use of internet. When requesting a non-payment due to unable to use their services, I was denied. Demanding that further action be taken by notifying management, I was ridiculed by hand in the face actions, my mother made fun of (she was not present) and then racial slurs said to me. This was all done by the hotel night desk clerk. On 2 occasions within 20 seconds, she called me a "stupid cracker". Yes, I am Caucasian and she was African/American. This was completely shocking to me. I called AMEX to immediately dispute the charge. I talked to the manager the next morning and explained everything that had gone on. Later in the week, I heard back and was told that I was compensated by not being charged for the room that I did not stay in. Hamm, I called customer service again and was again told that was all they were going to do. I then called Mr. Marriots office and was told that was all that was going to be done. I guess when a white person is discriminated against; it is easy to let it go. Having been a rewards member for 10 years, I am through with Marriot! I hope someone learns from this. I have commented several times on the Marriot Rewards site, with each occurance removed almost immediately. I am now banned from that site.

Posted by on Jun 22, 2010

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About the Courtyard by Marriott Gainesville

Location 3700 Sw 42nd St, Gainesville, FL 32608

Property Features

Courtyard by Marriott Gainesville offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Along with a restaurant and a coffee shop/café, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. There's an onsite business center. Event space at this hotel measures 546 square feet (51 square meters). The business-friendly Courtyard by Marriott Gainesville also features coffee/tea in a common area, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Gainesville hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 81 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 546 sq ft of conference space
  • 51 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1996
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Front-desk safe
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Gainesville, FL (GNV-Gainesville Regional) (17.8 km / 11.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Courtyard by Marriott Gainesville offers 81 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Smart televisions come with premium cable channels and Netflix. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Smart television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Netflix
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

The Bistro - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • UnionPay
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 20 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Courtyard Gainesville
  • Courtyard Marriott Gainesville
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  • Marriott Courtyard Gainesville
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  • Gainesville Courtyard
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.