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By a verified traveler on Sun 26 Jan 2020

Hotel Description

Hotel near University of Florida in Gainesville

In Gainesville

Within 2 miles (3 km) of this well-placed hotel, you'll find University of Florida and Shands at the University of Florida. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp) and Bivens Arm Nature Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Round-the-clock service

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. The front desk is staffed around-the-clock and free newspapers are on offer.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 53 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include coffee/tea makers, desks, and free toiletries.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$57* Per night/room Jun 6 - Jun 7

Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Econo Lodge University ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.5 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Econo Lodge University

Everyone (2) Family (2)
4 out of 5
Check in went very smooth and the front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. Even though it is a older facility it is well maintained and very clean.

Posted by on Jan 26, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 10, 2020 by Billy

With a mission to provide superior customer service, we take great pride in serving your needs and are delighted to hear that we have met your expectations. As a VALUED CUSTOMER your feedback will be shared with the team to continue to inspire and motivate them to deliver exceptional customer service.

3 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 23, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 8, 2019 by Billy

With a mission to provide superior customer service, we take great pride in serving your needs and are delighted to hear that we have met your expectations. As a VALUED CUSTOMER your feedback will be shared with the team to continue to inspire and motivate them to deliver exceptional customer service.

2 out of 5
On the negative side: The property is old and not very well kept, the room was not very clean yet smelled strongly of cleaner, the a/c dripped onto the wooden floor of the room (the ONLY sign of any upgrade over the past few decades), the sheets were worn, the towels were thin, minuscule, and also worn, the mattresses are too springy and uncomfortable, and the "full breakfast" consists of watery coffee, powdered creamer, and a couple of stale packaged muffins snagged from the vending machine. On the positive side: The staff smiles at you while apologizing for everything, the location is 10 minutes from the UF campus, and it's cheap. However, I would not recommend it even at the discount price. We'll be spending a little more to stay at a little better place next time we're in Gainesville.

Posted by , from Tampa on Aug 18, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 19, 2019 by Billy

Please accept our apology for not meeting your expectations during your stay. As we strive to deliver a flawless guest experience

1 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 13, 2019

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Aug 13, 2019 by Billy

Please accept our apology for not meeting your expectations during your stay. As we strive to deliver a flawless guest experience

4 out of 5

Just right on a busy weekend in Gainesville

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet, friendly staff
Cons: all the basics but lacking amenities
I stayed here with two family members for three nights last spring to attend a graduation from the University of Florida. We made our travel plans in late February, and I was concerned about finding a place to stay since most hotel rooms in Gainesville are reserved far in advance on Commencement weekend, UF being a very large school. Although the Econo Lodge did not look very inviting from the photo on its Web site, I felt fortunate to be able to reserve a room with two queen beds at a reasonable rate. Although it is an older hotel lacking some of the amenities, we found it to be exactly right for our visit, located close to the University, shopping and restaurants. Our room was quiet even on a very busy weekend, the staff was very friendly and we appreciated the continental breakfast. I would definitely stay there again.

Posted by , from Northeast US on Apr 28, 2011

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1 out of 5

Needs Improvement

The only room available was smoking and we felt like we walked into an ashtray. It was so bad we had to buy fabreeze to spray room. They made mistake on bill and charged us twice. No towels, soap. Not worth the money

Posted by on Nov 11, 2006

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About the Econo Lodge University

Location 2649 Sw 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608

Renovations + Closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

Econo Lodge University offers its guests coffee/tea in a common area, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and RV/bus/truck parking. Public spaces have free WiFi. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Gainesville hotel.

  • 53 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Gainesville, FL (GNV-Gainesville Regional) (11.5 km / 7.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Econo Lodge University offers 53 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary toiletries. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Accessibility

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

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10 per night.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Econo Lodge University

Policies

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. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • No elevators
  • No pets or service animals allowed

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night

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

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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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.