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"The facility was easy to find, very close to the stadium, and check-in was a breeze. My only complaint is that the room was not ready at the check-in ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 09 Sep 2019

Hotel Description

Hotel near University of Florida in Gainesville

City center stay

You'll find University of Florida and Shands at the University of Florida within 2 miles (3 km) of this Gainesville hotel. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp) and UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. Business travelers can take advantage of the 24-hour business center. Enjoy the outdoor pool and conveniences like a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 60 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Room service, coffee/tea makers, and free weekday newspapers are also available.

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$67* Per night/room Aug 3 - Aug 4

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Quality Inn University ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Quality Inn University

Everyone (4) Couples (1) Family (4)
4 out of 5
The facility was easy to find, very close to the stadium, and check-in was a breeze. My only complaint is that the room was not ready at the check-in time. But the manager and housekeeping staff were very apologetic and extremely friendly, and the room was cleaned very quickly

Posted by on Sep 9, 2019

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1 out of 5
I actually only stayed about 4 hours past check-in and left late in the night. This motel is out in the middle of nowhere first of all. Not as pictured at all. Isolated, surrounded by woods and in very poor condition. The lobby (if you could call it that) smelled of stale cigarette smoke . Altho the girl at the desk was friendly I wouldn't say she was professional. I could've looked past that but for my other concerns. The outlets in the room did not work so I couldn't charge my phone or computer. The beds were nicely made, but the bathroom light was out and the bath area looked dirty. I should have had an idea before I opened the door just because of the fact that I was the only car in the parking lot so late in the evening. It's not like there was anywhere for guest to go anyway as there are no facilities on site or nearby. After finding out the lobby closed at 10 and I would then be the only person at the place I bailed and drove another 20 miles to stay somewhere else. The second property was only $10 more than the Quality Inn, but 500 % better if not more.

Posted by on Sep 1, 2019

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3 out of 5
There's nothing fancy about this place, at all - smal rooms, not very good breakfast, and not the best upkeep. On the other hand, it's pretty cheap, it's close to campus, and it's a decent place to get some sleep.

Posted by on Jun 21, 2019

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4 out of 5

Clean Room, friendly staff, close to UF campus

Pros: Clean room
Cons: Bed Pillows too soft
Location: Location was good for the UF activities, close enough to get to various school activities.
While we were only at the hotel for two days, it was a pleasant experience. The room was clean and the staff was friendly. The breakfast fare was fine, not much choices thought. The beds were comfortable, but the pillows too soft.

Posted by , from Boston, MA on Apr 26, 2017

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1 out of 5

Never Again

Pros: Walk in shower
Cons: Just about everything
Room smells VERY musty. Every piece of clothing needed to be washed to get the odor out. Uncomfortable bed & chairs. Breakfast disappointing. Left after 1 night. Hotel needs major updating. Had we not arrived after a 9 hour drive we would not have stayed.

Posted by , from Pawleys Island, SC on Apr 19, 2017

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4 out of 5

Decent room for the price.

Pros: Very clean.
Cons: Updating. The free breakfast needs some work.
Location: Close to the University. Close to stores and some good restaurants.
This was a decent hotel room for the price. It was a bit dated, but it was very clean. The bed was comfortable and the shower head was nice. Breakfast was pretty awful, but I wasn't expecting much from a free breakfast. The location was good...pretty close to the University and some decent shops and restaurants.

Posted by , from Virginia on Aug 9, 2016

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel while visiting UF

This is a good hotel to stay at when visiting the University of Florida. It is not fancy but clean and close drive to the campus . The free breakfast was good too. I will definitely stay here again when visiting my "Gator".

Posted by , from South Jersey on May 14, 2016

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5 out of 5

Perfect place to stay for game day!

My husband and I got a room for after a UF football game. The room was close to UF, very clean, quiet, and comfortable (big fluffy pillows, good mattress, even a heat lamp in bathroom). We didn't hang out in the room enough to use the mini fridge or microwave (but they were right there in the room). Great place for a great price. We will be back.

Posted by , from Lakeland, FL on Nov 23, 2015

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5 out of 5

Clean hotel with nice rooms

Pros: Rooms and staff
Cons: More parking
I was pleasantly surprised with this facility. I was visiting my daughter and decided to book a room at this hotel after staying at numerous hotels during past stays. This hotel was, by far, the cleanest of all of the places I have stayed at with a nice price to match. I highly recommend this hotel.

Posted by , from Port Saint Lucie, FL on Oct 13, 2015

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4 out of 5

The room was clean and did not smell, the bathroom is a bit old but ok. The pool was good but the hot tub's jets did not work

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet
Cons: hot tub jets did not work so just a bath
The room was clean and did not smell, the bathroom was a bit old but ok. The pool was good but the hot tub's jets did not work, just a big bathtub.

Posted by on Aug 28, 2012

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Renovations + Closures

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

Property Features

Public spaces have free WiFi. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Free breakfast is available daily. An outdoor pool, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly Quality Inn University. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Gainesville hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 60 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) (133.2 km / 82.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Quality Inn University offers 60 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary weekday newspapers. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. This Gainesville hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 6 AM to 9 AM.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Handrails in stairways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Pool access ramp on site
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

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.

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! Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 10 per pet, per night
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 50 lbs)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

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.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Choice). This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).

  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Staffed front desk
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Commitment to Clean (Choice)
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Number of children who can stay free - 3
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Pet fee: USD 10 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Quality Inn University
  • Quality Inn University Gainesville
  • Quality University Gainesville
  • University Quality Inn
  • Quality Inn University Hotel Gainesville
  • Quality Inn University Hotel
  • Quality Inn University Gainesville
  • Quality Inn University Hotel Gainesville

You should know

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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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.